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Subscriber-Written Trip Report
On Lion Hunting in Zimbabwe

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10119 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 1, 2015 to April 7, 2015
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetsi Unit 3


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Graham Hingeston; HHK Safaris. PO Box Ch 273; Chisipite; Harare; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-4-499-165; Email: reservations@hhksafaris.com; Web www.hhksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Ross Johnson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 24 inch skull/8-9 yrs.
Giraffe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: very black/large
Hyena - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: very old/big
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: For a truly wild area; good game quantities and very good distribution of species


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Emirates Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 21 days,vat,2% govt.levy Amount: $59377
Trophy Fees: lion-$17,600 Amount: $20150
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: A little too much rain
Highlights of Hunt: Giraffe for bait on day 3, many hours of monsoon rain on day 4; hearing lions roar at 5pm at camp on day 4 and hanging a giraffe leg in a tree about a mile from camp.Waking up to hearing the lions roaring again.Seeing the lion around the bait. Out of the truck, on the sticks and a good shot. Lion walked away; stopped in the very tall grass and started to roar and stare at us. Appeared that he was going to charge; however too weak to do this. Finally he moved where I could get a clear shot and immediately dropped. A very old and big lion with a great black mane. One of the best ever taken by my PH Ross Johnson. Without a doubt a trophy of a lifetime.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Matetsi Unit 3 is one of the best area for big/old lions in Africa. We heard lions every day we were there.Abundant Hyena as well I know that I was lucky to find such great success on day 5; however the rain slowed us down and we were able to meet all of my goals


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim Young
Contact Information: Tel. 4253940103 - 2347 23rd Ln NE, Issaquah, Washington United States, 98029 E-mail: jim.young26@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: This completes my Big 5 and was my 13th safari in southern Africa
Physical Condition: Above average for a 66 year old


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
Unit 3 is only an hour from Victoria Falls which means no charter. Ross Johnson is a really professional PH who know what is necessary to successfully hunt a old mature lion.I am looking forward to another safari with him in the future. While not inexpensive, this lion safari in such a great area with a consummate Professional Hunter was a terrific adventure. See the pictures to appreciate my lion!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report
On Lion Hunting in Burkina Faso

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10110 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 1, 2015 to April 15, 2015
Place of Hunt: Burkina Faso -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Dubich, Nicholas. Tel. 011 33622029030; Email: nicolas.dubich@orange.fr; Web https://www.facebook.com/nicolas.dubich
Personal Guide (if any): Nicolas Dubich
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Small manes but incredibly large bodies and heads
Buffalo, West Savannah - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Many old bulls
Roan, Western - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Great population good trophy size
Bushbuck, Harnessed - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Saw a top five sci shot a very good one
Reedbuck, Nagor - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good quality
Waterbuck, Sing Sing - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Shot a giant
Kob de Buffon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Saw multiple shooter kob
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hartebeest, Western - Availability: I missed an easy shot
Game Condition Comments: We saw hundreds of buffalo, roan everyday, 17 lions and plenty of other game including elephant, bushbuck, reedbuck, kob, hartebeest, Oribi, duiker, and waterbuck


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air france Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Air France was nice. Make sure you have your travel agent notify Air France you will be travelling with a firearm well in advance of your flight.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 30000 Amount: $30000
Trophy Fees: 4500 Amount: $4500
Permits/Licenses: 1000 Amount: $1000
Commercial Airfares: 1800 Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: 5500 tips Amount: $5500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Nothing even close to a problem
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing 15 lions in five days and harvesting my one and only wild lion on the fifth day of the hunt. Having the privilege to hunt with a man of Nicholas Dubich's caliber. Tracking and harvesting a very old buffalo. Seeing many roan before finding and taking a great old bull. Harvesting more animals than I could have imagined.
Equipment Recommendations: Sunscreen and a powder mixture (Gatorade) to add to the many gallons of water you'll need to drink. Be prepared for extreme heat.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Of course I'd recommend it, but part of me wants to keep it a secret because so few Americans know about Burkina and it's such a hidden gem.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Adam Biondich
Contact Information: Tel. 4142540262 - 6151 O'Connell st , Hartford, Wisconsin USA, 53027 E-mail: aebiondich@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Numerous trips around the world
Physical Condition: Excellent


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 trip was truly the adventure of ten lifetimes. There is an incredible lion population there and plenty of other game. My ph Nicholas Dubich was fantastic and a real professional hunter. He handled every aspect of the safari with ethics and class. To take a wild lion in Africa has always been my dream and on the top of my bucket list, and It's rare in life that reality is better than your dreams and there could be nothing more true about this trip. Every dream and expectation was exceeded tenfold. Words cannot convey my satisfaction.



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