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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On African Field Sports Hunts

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

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9291 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 1, 2013 to August 11, 2013
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Murray; African Field Sports. Rygerspoort; PO Box 389; Cradock; Cape Province; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 48 881 3816; Fax: 011 27 86 532 4493; Email: afs@murrayranches.co.za; Web www.africanfieldsports.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Sakie Retief
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average
Nyala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: x2; Average
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent one-on-one guiding, accommodations were also excellent. Plenty of game. Very good for a first hunt in South Africa.


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 Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Direct from Atlanta to Joburg


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $37000
Trophy Fees: None Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: All to Joburg, Joburg to Port Eliz Amount: $8500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Taxidermy $12,000, shipping $4,000 Amount: $16000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Cape buffalo
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? PH was excellent. My wife accompanied me. She had a great time.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bruce Mabrey
Contact Information: Tel. 918-759-8222 - PO Box 1117, Okmulgee, OK 74447 E-mail: bmabrey@citizenssecurity.com
Hunting Experience: 50 years. Big on USA and Canada, first trip to Africa
Physical Condition: Good


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On African Field Sports Hunts

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

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8912 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 7, 2012 to September 22, 2012
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area: Mike Murray Ranch


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Murray; African Field Sports. Rygerspoort; PO Box 389; Cradock; Cape Province; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 48 881 3816; Fax: 011 27 86 532 4493; Email: afs@murrayranches.co.za; Web www.africanfieldsports.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Mike Murray & Sakkie
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Roan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Rhinoceros, White - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Caracal - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Nyala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: He has 50 rhino on his ranch. Tremendous amount of game and superior trophy quality. Ranch and hunting area is all contiguous and huge. Took lion in north SA on different ranch.


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: Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Very Reasonable Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Very Reasonable 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: None
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing my brother shoot his rhino. Wife and I vita darted ours.
Equipment Recommendations: None
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: William E. Corrigan
Contact Information: Tel. 214-739-2025 - 8117 Preston Road | Suite 610 | Dallas | TX | 75225 E-mail: bill@corrigan3b.com
Hunting Experience: Vast - all over the world. Many African safaris
Physical Condition: Good


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On African Field Sports Hunts

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

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7836 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 2, 2010 to July 17, 2010
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: CH 12 - Bottlepan


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Murray; African Field Sports. Rygerspoort; PO Box 389; Cradock; Cape Province; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 48 881 3816; Fax: 011 27 86 532 4493; Email: afs@murrayranches.co.za; Web www.africanfieldsports.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Mike Murray and Chris Dandridge
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Livingston eland. Massive 116 3/8.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Elephant - Availability: My standard may be a little too high for consistency.
Game Condition Comments: Abundant game and good conditions.


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 Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Paid for first class and changed our seating assignments three times. My daughters ticket was cancelled on the way back and had to deal with that.


COSTS
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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Lots of water this year and elephants spread out.
Highlights of Hunt: At this time, probable #3 world record eland. Massive eland in body and horns. Tracked for 8 miles and was 4th attempt in tracking eland.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Highly organized and well taken care of.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Gary Madden
Contact Information: Tel. 318-747-7415 - 34 Dover Circle, Bossier City, LA 71111 E-mail: safarigary@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Sixth African safari for big game.
Physical Condition: Very good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On African Field Sports Hunts

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

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6691 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 11, 2008 to March 20, 2008
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Eastern Cape


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Murray; African Field Sports. Rygerspoort; PO Box 389; Cradock; Cape Province; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 48 881 3816; Fax: 011 27 86 532 4493; Email: afs@murrayranches.co.za; Web www.africanfieldsports.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Harry Fourie
Booking Agent (if any): Bruce Grant; Grant Adventures International. 9815 25th Street East; Parrish; FL; 34219; Tel. 941-776-3029; Fax: 941-776-1092;Email: grantadven@aol.com; Web www.grantadventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Cape springbok. SCI Trophy size.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Black springbok. SCI Trophy size.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: White springbok. SCI Trophy size.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Trophy size.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: SCI Trophy size.
Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Trophy size.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Trophy size.
Reedbuck, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Trophy size.
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: SCI Trophy size.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Very well managed game ranches. Can hunt several ranches of around 900,000 acres.


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 Airlines. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Lost one day on first domestic flight. Changed bag handling contractor while I was hunting. On return flights had to place ammo in a plastic bag.


COSTS
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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: The entire Murray family are gracious host at African Field Sports. Everything is done to the highest most professional way but still provide a very personal touch.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tom Harrah
Contact Information: Phoenix, AZ E-mail: tom92mach@att.net
Hunting Experience: First African hunt.
Physical Condition:


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Airline comments: Not allowed to place ammo in gun case or hard side suitcase anymore. Employees at Washington Dulles were somewhat surprised by the South African "bag handling contractors" new policy. The service on South African exceeds the service received on any US air carrier. The seats on the Airbus 340-600 were not comfortable due to the audio visual system at each seat.

Hunting Experience: Bruce Grant provided excellent services and did not overlook even the smallest of details. This attention to detail was greatly appreciated for a first time African hunt. Harry "Hunter" Fourie is a 20 year PH who put me in position to take trophy quality animals. His skill allowed me to tak a Vaal rhebok.

Special equipment: A Harris bipod was a necessity as some of shots wil lbe around 400 yards.

Highly recommend Hunters Support Air 2000 to assist with gun permits.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On African Field Sports Hunts

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

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4682 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 28, 2005 to March 11, 2005
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Murray; African Field Sports. Rygerspoort; PO Box 389; Cradock; Cape Province; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 48 881 3816; Fax: 011 27 86 532 4493; Email: afs@murrayranches.co.za; Web www.africanfieldsports.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Murry
Booking Agent (if any): Bruce Grant; Grant Adventures International. 9815 25th Street East; Parrish; FL; 34219; Tel. 941-776-3029; Fax: 941-776-1092;Email: grantadven@aol.com; Web www.grantadventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Cape bushbuck. Good.
Springbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: White, Black, common springbok. Good.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Zebra - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Fair.
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Grey duiker. Good.
Impala - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Blesbok - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: Hit but didn't find after six hours of tracking.
Baboon - Availability: Hard to find.
Genet - Availability: Didn't get time to hunt.
Game Condition Comments: Seen game most of the time, my guide was very good at spotting trophys, game seemed in very good shape.


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: South African Air Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Too small of seats.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: With daily fees for 10 days. Amount: $9602
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $2,150 included in hunt. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Killed female zebra not stallion.
Highlights of Hunt: Finally killing a bushbuck - very hard hunt.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Barry Johnson
Contact Information: Tel. 308-534-4555 - 1993 E Renee Rd., N Platee, NE
Hunting Experience: Very good.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On African Field Sports Hunts

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

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4104 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 10, 2004 to May 28, 2004
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Cradock


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Murray; African Field Sports. Rygerspoort; PO Box 389; Cradock; Cape Province; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 48 881 3816; Fax: 011 27 86 532 4493; Email: afs@murrayranches.co.za; Web www.africanfieldsports.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Barry Long
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 21 3/8 SCI.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 76 4/8 SCI.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Cape springbok. 36 7/8 SCI.
Steenbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 13 2/8 SCI.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 46 7/8 SCI.
Reedbuck, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 1/8 SCI.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Cape bushbuck. 15 1/2 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: Cape kudu. Poor shot on my part.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent


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 Airlines and Delta. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $2625
Trophy Fees: Amount: $4775
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1875
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Observer $850, dip and pack $300, tips $750. Amount: $1900
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Delays for gun permits at Johannesburg. Terrible, hours to wait.
Highlights of Hunt: Vaal rhebok, interesting to hunt. Lots of walking and climbing. Like chuker hunting. Three days before kill, lots of fun.
Equipment Recommendations: Sturdy hiking boots for Vaal rhebok.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? 100 percent. First class outfit. PH Barry Long was an excellent judge of game and Helen and Mike were excellent hosts.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Erik Meis
Contact Information: Tel. 406-265-8235 - PO Box 1241, Havre, MT 59501 E-mail: westwind@hi-line.net
Hunting Experience: 40 years. Asia minor, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Namibia, British Columbia, Alaska, NWT, Yukon and several Western States
Physical Condition: Above average - 50 years old. Regular workouts.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On African Field Sports Hunts

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

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4159 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 6, 2004 to April 20, 2004
Place of Hunt: Botswana - Pandamatemega
Hunt Area: Bottle pan


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Murray; African Field Sports. Rygerspoort; PO Box 389; Cradock; Cape Province; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 48 881 3816; Fax: 011 27 86 532 4493; Email: afs@murrayranches.co.za; Web www.africanfieldsports.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Mike Murray
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 55 pounds x 43 (a major loss of ivory on biggest tus due to old poachen's bullet right at gum-line).
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: I was only looking for 60 inches or plus.
Game Condition Comments: Lots of elephants. We really thought we had 120 pound elephant, until we discovered an old poacher's bullet has destroyed 20 inches of ivory. Bad luck!


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 Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Ok


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $34,800 Amount: $34800
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Frequent flyer, except Air Botswana $800. Amount: $800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Before and after hunt at Chobe Safari Lodge Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Very heavy rains has produced heavy foliage.
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting elephant at 50 feet without 470 krieghoff.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Superb area, abundant elephant, very comfortable permanent camp.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bob Keagy
Contact Information: Tel. 925-283-0839 - 3888 Quail Ridge Road E-mail: rskeagy@aol.com
Hunting Experience: 45-50 hunts.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On African Field Sports Hunts

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

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3507 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 15, 2003 to June 26, 2003
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area: Rygerspuurt


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Murray; African Field Sports. Rygerspoort; PO Box 389; Cradock; Cape Province; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 48 881 3816; Fax: 011 27 86 532 4493; Email: afs@murrayranches.co.za; Web www.africanfieldsports.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Kevin Vye
Booking Agent (if any): Bruce Grant; Grant Adventures International. 9815 25th Street East; Parrish; FL; 34219; Tel. 941-776-3029; Fax: 941-776-1092;Email: grantadven@aol.com; Web www.grantadventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: L 31 1/2 X 10 1/4, R 33 X 10.
Nyala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: L 26 1/4 X 7 1/4, R 25 1/4 X 7 1/2.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Black springbok. L 10 1/4 X 4 1/2, R 10 1/4 X 4 1/2.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Cape springbok. L 16 5/8 X 4 1/2, R 1 1/2 X 4 5/8.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: White springbok. L 10 3/4 X 5, R 11 X 15.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: L 15 1/8 X 5 1/2, R 15 1/8 X 5 5/8.
Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Mountain rhebok. L 6 3/4, R 26 5/8.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 58 1/2 L 9 R 9.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Wounded and lost, hunted three days.
Bushbuck - Availability: Cape bushbuck, abundant but missed opportunity to shoot on one day.
Bontebok - Availability: Decided not to travel.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent and abundant game. Saw over 160 eland first day of hunting.


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 Airlines. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $375 a day. Amount: $4500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $8100
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tax $420, dip and pack $40 a trophy. Amount: $740
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting Vaal rhebok and cape bushbuck. Both of which I was unable to take. Tough and warm animals, I am going back after them.
Equipment Recommendations: Harris bipods, stiff boots for Vaal rhebok.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Excellent experience, high quality operation.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Andrew Stahl
Contact Information: Tel. 214-824-8836 - 5735 Richmond Ave., Dallas, TX 75206 E-mail: andrewkstahl@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Third African safari - Both dangerous and plains game.
Physical Condition: Excellent - marathon runner.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On African Field Sports Hunts

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

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3332 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 5, 2003 to May 11, 2003
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Kwazulu/Natal
Hunt Area: Mkuze area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Murray; African Field Sports. Rygerspoort; PO Box 389; Cradock; Cape Province; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 48 881 3816; Fax: 011 27 86 532 4493; Email: afs@murrayranches.co.za; Web www.africanfieldsports.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Mike Murray
Booking Agent (if any): Mike Murray; African Field Sports. Rygerspoort; PO Box 389; Cradock; Cape Province; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 48 881 3816; Fax: 011 27 86 532 4493;Email: afs@murrayranches.co.za; Web www.africanfieldsports.co.za
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Rhinoceros - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 99 6/8.
Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 26 inch skull, 11 foot 10 inches long.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 53 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Area was full of game, huge area. Not internal fences. Very real feel.


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: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Private. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Tracking the rhino properly for hours each day until we had the right set up. 1 1/2 stalk on huge, old lion taken at 20 yards, no bait. Very sporting.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Everything was first class.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James Reinert
Contact Information: 1930 North Fremont Street, Chicago, IL
Hunting Experience: Extensive. Six trips to Africa and all over North America.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



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