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On Lechwe, Red Hunting in Namibia

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10179 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 8, 2015 to June 18, 2015
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Caprivi strip


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jamy Traut Hunting Safaris. Web www.jamyhunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Karel Grunschloss
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: yes
Lechwe, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: yes
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: yes
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: yes
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: Had opportunity for risky shot at giant Kudu, but passed on it because I don't like to shoot through brush.
Game Condition Comments: Quantity and quality of game was great. The buffalo I took on the Zambezi river was part of a herd of at least 200. Large quantities of all other animals.


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, South African Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Airlines from Atlanta - Johannesburg - Windhoek were very good. Something else that I should mention. I used a service called Air2000 (www/hunterssupport.com)that specializes in firearm clearance and storage in S. Africa. They take care of all the paperwork, meet you at your plane and take you through the process in just a few minutes. I combined the hunt with a work trip to Tanzania, and they stored my rifles for 2 weeks. Very efficient operation with reasonable prices, and I highly recommend them.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $1150/day Amount: $11500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $14000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Real wild hunting along the Kwando and Zambezi rivers. Crawling through the high grass to get close to a big herd of buffalos. Swimming across a river to get to a Red Lechwe I shot on the other side, then floating him back. The crocs must have been sleeping.
Equipment Recommendations: Ventilated, non-water proof shoes.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great hunt with a terrific guide (Karel). Jamy Traut delivered exactly what he promised.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Andrew Feltenstein
Contact Information: Tel. 202-2138436 - 8960 Huntcliff Trace, Atlanta, GA USA, 30350 E-mail: afelten76@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Lots of hunts in US, Canada, Australia, Africa
Physical Condition: Pretty good for 68. At least the guides have never had to slow down for me.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
This is a really well run operation. I was met at the Windhoek airport, then spent a night in the nice guesthouse run by Jamy's wife Rentia. Flew next day to Katima Mullilo in the Caprivi strip. Was met by the PH Karel Grunschloss for the 1 hour drive to camp, sighted the rifles, and within an hour had taken a trophy size Reedbuck. A Red Lechwe and Impala came the next day. We took a 4 hour drive in the Land Cruiser, with some amazing deep water crossings (up to the windshield), to the Zambezi River just across from Botswana and I got my Cape Buffalo the afternoon of our arrival The camp on the Kwando River is great, with nice tents and real beds. They have solar power, so you don't have to listen to a generator, plus each tent has its own toilet. You can hear the hippos in the river from your tent at night. The camp cook is great. The PH Karel really works to get you your animal, plus is a wealth of knowledge about native birds, animal behavior, aim points, and all sorts of other stuff. Great hunt!!



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