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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10481 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 4, 2016 to February 7, 2016
Place of Hunt: United States - Texas
Hunt Area: East Ranch


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Simons; Wildlife Systems, Inc. . P.O. Box 5121 ; San Angelo; TX; 76902 ; Tel. (325) 655-0877 ; Fax: (325) 947-7703; Email: wildlife@wildlifesystems.com; Web www.wildlifesystems.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Charlie Buchen
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Nilgai (Also Blue Bull) - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 35", 36.5", 37"
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: United Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No issues


COSTS
Hunting Fees: All inclusive per hunter Amount: $2900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No issues, everything as advertised
Highlights of Hunt: Spending 4 beautiful South Texas days with my father celebrating his 80th birthday. This was a great South Texas free range hunt in Feb. We took 3 Nilgai in 3 three days of hunting. My father took his first Nilgai on the first afternoon making a great shot off the Sticks at 180 yds. He may be a little slower to get on the sticks, but he is still deadly once he gets there. I took my Bull on the 2nd morning with a 150 yd shot from my .338 Win Mag Shelley Sr. took a 3rd Nilgai on the 3rd morning as 5 bulls chased a hot cow. One shot, One kill and the old man does it again. Could not say enough good things about Charlie Buchen our Guide. He took great care of my father and was a hoot to be with. The East Ranch is something to see. Classic South Texas country where Deer and Turkeys abound (but not huntable, as all native game is off limits).
Equipment Recommendations: Bring enough gun. Warm jackets and gloves for the chilly morning rides in open vehicles. Comfortable quiet camo clothing for stalking. Think African style hunting. While I had always heard that Nilgai were tough we had 3 guys in camp shoot and lose their Trophies. These guys can take a punch. My father and I had no trouble recovering ours, 2 went straight down, one made a 70yd dash before crashing. My father was shooting a 7MM STW with 180gr bullets, I was shooting my .338 Win MAG with 225 gr bullets. Place your shots forward through the shoulders as the vitals tend to be much more forward than N.American game. Practice off your sticks or tripod equivalent. This is spot and stalk African style hunting. You'll love it.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? February is a perfect time to get out of the Kansas winter and enjoy some Great Texas hospitality and take in the awesome South Texas weather. The hunts are challenging, but not mountain challenging, perfect for a 80 year old father or a son/daughter. The game is tough and exciting, but not over the top for someone new to the game. Nilgai meat is very tasty. Certainly worth bringing it home!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mac Plymale
Contact Information: Tel. 913 638 6068 - 12001 Bluejacket st, Overland Park , KS USA, 66213 E-mail: splymalejr@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: 6 continents. Love to Hunt!
Physical Condition: Very Good


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
Very enjoyable! My father and I took good solid trophies. The Food was good country fare and plenty of it. Everything was as advertised, no surprises. Very Happy with the way everyone looked after my father. We had a wonderful and memorable father son trip. Happy 80th B-Day Pops!! I want to do it again with my bow!



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