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On Nyala Hunting in South Africa

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Report ID: 10277 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 19, 2015 to August 28, 2015
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Kalahari and Eastern Cape

Outfitter (or safari company): Comre Safaris. Email:; Web
Personal Guide (if any): Shaun Abraham
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:

Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Huge Cat
Nyala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 25+
Bushbuck, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13+
Rhinoceros, White - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Darted - 80+ inches
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Could not of had a better hunt. The game abundant and could have taken a lot more but decided to focus on dangerous game. But saw some amazing 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: South African Airways Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Lost my rifle, I got it back at the airport but a lot of good that did me. Had Henry Rifles clear it and get the permits and they refused to deliver it.

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

Problems of Hunt: South African Airways Lost my rifle. Comre made up for it, great service.
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting a Lioness in the long grass at 10 yards. Darting a rhino at 12 yards. Overall it was amazing. It was a dream come true.
Equipment Recommendations: Rhino Dart hunt was done in conjunction with Tam Safaris.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Plenty of animals with great trophy quality. Great Lodges. Amazing Food. Awesome people. Felt like I was hunting with friends, adrenaline pumping hunts but overall very relaxed atmosphere.

Hunter Name: Mike Ewell
Contact Information: Tel. 302-381-2782 - Ashburn VA, , , E-mail:
Hunting Experience: Lots of North American experience, Turkey Grandslam, Bear, and a lot of deer. Now 2 of the Big 5.
Physical Condition: Pretty good, I run 5 miles a day, lift weights but not in sheep shape or anything like that.

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?

All I can say is Wow! I had an amazing trip to South Africa. After 2 years of planning the dream became a reality. To stalk a lioness through the Kalahari for over 3 miles and to get a 10 yard shot! To say it was up close and personal is an understatement. My Nyala and Bushbuck were late additions but were truly trophies. My bushbuck was so old his teeth were worn down to his gums, an old warrior estimated to be close to 10 years old! To sneak within 12 yards of a Rhino to shoot it with a dart was one of the coolest moments of my life and to watch it get up and walk away at the end of the day made it even better. Shaun Abraham is truly a professional and his passion and knowledge for hunting is amazing. Overall the hunt and service exceeded my expectations. It is not a question on if I will be back but when!

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