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On Zebra Hunting in Namibia

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10909 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 20, 2017 to May 29, 2017
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Anabeb Conservancy, Kaokoland


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Peter Thormahlen; Thormahlen & Cochran Classic African Safaris. 70 Columbus Street; PO Box 26201; Nelspruit; 1200; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-13-744-3546; Email: info@africatrophyhunting.com; Web www.africatrophyhunting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Chris Joubert
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Zebra, Hartmann - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Oryx - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Kudu, Greater - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I saw thousands of springbok and hundreds of zebra. I didn't see so many oryx or kudu, but I suppose that is typical.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: KLM and AA Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: The KLM flight from Amsterdam to Windhoek stopped in Luanda, Angola. Through passengers do not get off the plane and it went off without a hitch.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 7-day package + 1 extra day Amount: $8000
Trophy Fees: Included in package Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $1200 (Amsterdam-Windhoek) Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: 2-days sightseeing, rifle rental Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: There were no significant problems.
Highlights of Hunt: My first trip to Africa - it was a fantastic experience. I saw lots of game and non-game wildlife, and took lots of photos.
Equipment Recommendations: Weather was unseasonably warm and I wished I had brought some shorts!
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Everything was handled professionally, with a lot of care taken in the details. I saw ample game and my PH worked hard so that I could be successful.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jeff Spitler
Contact Information: Tel. 405 780 1234 - 4015 E 19th, Stillwater, OK USA, 74074 E-mail: jeffreyspitler@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Mainly 40 years of hunting deer and small game in the USA. Plus hunting antelope and elk in the US and moose, various kinds of deer, and wild boar in Europe.
Physical Condition: Not as good as I'd like! I'm a 55 year-old office worker who doesn't get an enormous amount of exercise beyond an 11-mile round-trip bike commute most days.


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
I combined the trip with a work trip to the Netherlands, so I rented a rifle. The rental rifle was plenty accurate, but the bolt stuck enough to make it hard for me to cycle quickly. This didn't cause any further problems.

I wanted a free-range hunt and only hoped for "good representative trophies", not record book animals. I planned an extra day, guessing that I might need more time to find oryx and kudu. We spent a lot of time glassing and made multiple stalks on oryx and kudu, with them taking flight or being smaller than desirable. However, the final outcome was: Day 2 - zebra, Day 3 - springbok, Day 4 - oryx, Day 5 - kudu. As a veteran of a number of "you should have been here last week" hunting and fishing trips, this exceeded my expectations. :-)



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