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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9511 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 17, 2013 to September 1, 2013
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Bubye Valley


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Brent Hein Safaris. Web www.brentheinsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andries Kotze (andries.kotze@yahoo.com)
Booking Agent (if any): Patty Curnutte; The Global Sportsman. 9855 Scenic Hills Dr; Suite 1; San Antonio; TX; 78255; Tel. 830-755-9191; Email: globalsportsman@satx.rr.com; Web www.theglobalsportsman.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Klipspringer - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Giraffe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Mature
Tsessebe - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Good
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Also shot a zebra and wildebeest. Game quality and quantity were excellent for all species we hunted and we saw lots of mature animals each 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: South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: None needed Amount: $0
Other Costs: None Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems at all. Hunted 14 days and all was excellent.
Highlights of Hunt: The Bubye Valley is a special place and very well managed. It's an amazing place that's in great hands and what they have been able to do with it is impressive. It was also good to have three other friends along to share it with. Combine good friends with a great place to hunt and it's all a highlight.
Equipment Recommendations: None
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? I have been on 30+ guided hunts and this was the best all around experience I have had. I cannot say enough good things about Brent Hein and the way this hunt was conducted.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Cary Renner
Contact Information: Tel. 816-589-0946 - 16675 NW 130th Street | Platte City | MO | USA | 64079 E-mail: rennercl@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Have hunted all my life in lots of different locations.
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
The four of us (myself, Kollin Knox, Craig Laderoute and Bob Schermer) booked our hunt with Patty at The Global Sportsman. Patty introduced me to Brent at the SCI meeting in Dallas and that sealed the deal. Patty took good care of us and all the details and delivered what she promised. Brent Hein was the outfitter, one of the PHs and he took care of all the hunt details. Brent is a very honest and straight forward man and a pleasure to be around. He was in camp the entire hunt and guided my friend Craig to a great hunt. We hunted out of the Fimbiri Camp and it was excellent. You can contact Brent directly via his website and he can get you all you the details you need to book, or go to his booth at the SCI meetings in Dallas or Las Vegas in 2014. You may need to book a few years in advance but it's worth it. I hunted with PH, Andries Kotze and he was excellent. Of the 30+ hunts I've been on, he was one of the most enjoyable PHs I have hunted with. He's honest, easy to get along with, does not get overbearing and makes the hunt very enjoyable. He's also an excellent hunter. I cannot say enough good things about him and when I go back I would request to hunt with him again. If you go, you can't go wrong with Andries. If you are a very experienced hunter or a novice, he will be a good fit. There were four of us in camp together and all would say the same thing about Brent and the hunt. First Class all the way around. We took 44 animals total and none of them were young or poor trophies. All were very good to excellent animals. It was a great experience all the way around. 



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