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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9807 Weapon Used: Dart Gun How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 27, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Caprivi - mashi, Omujeve, Schonbrunn


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Corne Kruger; Omujeve Safaris. P.O.Box 9453; Windhoek; Namibia; Tel. 011 264 811 293 986; Email: omujeve@mweb.com.na; Web www.omujevesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Uys Schickerling
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: nontrophy
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 53 inch
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: excellent
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: the hunt is conducted between two national parks and Botswana. The buffalo had moved off the concession. They returned the week after we had gone.
Game Condition Comments: We were not trophy hunting. The hartebeest was very large but not measured. The Kudu was very nice. All of the animals we took were old and mature.


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 Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Economy Plus


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: We worked really hard to find buffalo. They were just not in the concession. The last day we saw them on the Botswana side of the river. the week after we left they had moved back into the concession. This was no fault of the hunting outfit. It just happens to be the result of changes in the wind, concession position among parks, and late rains making it wetter than usual with a lot of vegetation still present. It is hunting afterall.
Highlights of Hunt: The elephant was the best. We had been in elephants for several days. On that morning we got on tracks early. It was an old bull that once we had caught up to, came surging up to us. My first frontal brain shot was a little high but the second was a perfect side brain shot. Nice to have a Krieghoff 470 double. This was my first African animal and I won't ever forget it. I shot a very large red hartebeest after a stalk through the hills. I used the double 30-06 barrels for the Krieghoff. My son shot an excellent Kudu with his Sako 270. It was an excellent shot.
Equipment Recommendations: I would highly recommend the SAAM shooting course at the FTW ranch in Barksdale, TX (www.ftwoutfitters.com). We definitely got comfortable shooting at a little further distance which enabled us to take some game in some open areas we would not otherwise had been able to do.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? There was a lot of game with a very professionally run outfit.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jeff Martinez
Contact Information: Tel. 210-380-3715 - 125 Stanford Dr. | San Antonio | Texas | USA | 78212 E-mail: jmmartinez@aol.com
Hunting Experience: First time in Africa. Mostly local hunting in Texas.
Physical Condition: excellent


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 took my father, wife , and two sons. They all had a great time, and we were accommodated very well. It is really a great safe place to take your whole family. Only one of my sons is a hunter, but the other wanted to hunt. They had a great range, and one of the PH apprentices took him for a day to shoot. The next day he shot a Blesbok. They really went out of their way to make sure we had a great experience. We wanted to see rhino. So, they took us to a private ranch where we were able to see a lot of them. The Caprivi is a real hunting experience. The camp is tented on concrete slabs right on the water. You drive parts of the concession and you take a boat to hunt the other parts including some of the river islands. It was very exciting. We took the elephant. Burchell's zebra, impala, and a wildebeest in this area. The main lodge close to Windhoek is on a very large ranch with several other adjoining ranches also used for hunting. The lodge sits on a hill overlooking the west side of the ranch for gorgeous sunsets. The accommodations are extremely nice. This area is mostly hilly terrain and fairly open with an elevation of around 6000feet. The game is very abundant. We took a Hartmann's zebra, red hartebeest, warthog, impala, two wildebeest, blesbok, and a kudu. we saw some very nice waterbuck. At Schonbrunn which is a couple of hours south, we got to see red sand dunes. The lodge was a an old farmhouse of the outfit's father. It was a very comfortable place. The hunt here is very flat with a few rolling hills. The ground is very rocky. The shots were long here. We took two gemsbok, both of which were very old bulls. We also took six springbok, and a warthog. We missed on a hartebeest. This was our first safari. I had some anxiety over bringing the family, but it was a very family friendly environment. Our PH, Uys, was great. He took exceptional care of us. All in all, the safari exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend it to anyone.



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