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On Eland, Cape Hunting in Okahandja District Namibia

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9045 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 2, 2012 to October 23, 2012
Place of Hunt: Namibia - Okahandja District
Hunt Area: Engadin


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Dirk de Bod Safaris. PO Box 90079; Windhoek; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-61-221038; Email: kudu@africaonline.com.na; Web www.safarisnamibia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Dirk De Bod
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 15 & 5/16"
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 55 & 1/4 "
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28"
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 25 & 2/8"
Eland, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 36"
Zebra, Hartmann - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: not scored
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: not scored
Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 216 cm points
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was abundant and of high quality. Shot the leopard on the second hour of the first day!


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and South African Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: We flew business class on both Delta and South African Air. Both were quite comfortable. The Delta flight was non-stop from Atlanta to Joberg. No problems encountered.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Hunt was $30K inclusive of dailies and trophy fees, but exclusive of airfare and tips. Amount: $30000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Approximately $8,000 (business class) per person. Amount: $8000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Absolutely none.
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting the leopard and completing my Big Five. Going on a week-long tour of Namibia with my wife and Dirk as the guide, upon conclusion of the hunt. Having the opportunity to hunt with Dirk, who is a gentleman and a sportsman, in addition to being a consummate PH.
Equipment Recommendations: I used a custom .338 Winchester for everything and it worked quite well. Good binos are helpful, and you will appreciate a warm jacket at night. Be prepared for 200 yard plus shots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? First class camp in every way, abundant, high quality trophy animals, beautiful countryside, excellent PH.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Seiden
Contact Information: Tel. (305) 577-4981 - Miami | Florida | United States | 33131 E-mail: mseiden@markseidenlaw.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive
Physical Condition: Very good


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I had gone on two (2) previous 21-day leopard hunts in another country and never got a shot at a cat. All I needed was a leopard to complete the Big Five. I decided to book with Dirk, whom I knew, but had never previously hunted with. it was the correct decision. Dirk put me on a leopard two hours into the first day in broad daylight. The cat was standing atop a koppe 191 yards away and I killed it with one shot. The rest of the hunt, after the leopard was down was pure relaxation. My wife was visiting with friends in South Africa whilst I was hunting in Namibia. Once the hunt was concluded, she flew to Windhoek and Dirk took us on a week long tour of Namibia, including Etosha National Park, Windhoek, Walvis Bay, the Skeleton Coast and the Namib Desert. We had a fantastic time. He is not only a superb hunter, but a great host as well. I've booked a trophy bull elephant/hippo/croc/cape buff hunt with him in the Caprivi for 2014.



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