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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Alain Lefol Safaris 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: 4813 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 27, 2005 to June 11, 2005
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic -
Hunt Area: Motao


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Personal Guide (if any): Alain Lefol, Hervais Miremont
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Western. 34 1/4", 30 3/8"
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Little time left after taking Bongo.
Buffalo - Availability: Dwarf. Little time left after taking Bongo.
Game Condition Comments: Good Bongo population. Duikers appear to be affected by poaching.


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: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air France. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: See Attachment concerning travel with Air France.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 2005 list price: 21 days, 2x2= 32,000 Euros per hunter. Amount: $38622
Trophy Fees: In Euros: Bongo $3,500, Sitatunga $2,800, Dwarf Buffalo $1,500, Duikers $450 Amount: $4228
Permits/Licenses: Included Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Air France (Business class from US) $7,000 each. Amount: $8457
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips, tax of 2 Euros per round of ammo shot, trophy shipment to US. Visas $150 each, hotels. Amount: $181
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Flight delays, cost US 5 days of hunting.
Highlights of Hunt: Pursuing Bongo, Buffalo, etc. with pigmy trackers.
Equipment Recommendations: Rain gear, bus jackets, insect repellant.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Alain Lefol is premier Bongo PH in C.A.R. (By 2006 he will have guided on 500 safaris).


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert & Arlene Hanson
Contact Information: Tel. 307-527-6048 - Box 144, Wapiti, WY 82450 E-mail: Rhanson4B@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive Africa and North America.
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
Hunters traveling to the Central African countries, including the Central African Republic and Cameroon, must travel on Air France, which has implemented special procedures for the transport of firearms and ammunition. Failure to follow these procedures could result in a refusal, on the part of Air France, to transport hunters' rifles and ammunition to their final destination. I heard that several hunters, on their way to hunt with Club Faune, experienced significant problems in Paris. First and foremost, hunters, at the time of making their reservations with Air France, or well before their departure date, should have their travel agent send the following information to Air France; 1. The length, width and height (in centimeters), and the weight (in kilograms) of the hard case containing the rifle(s). 2. The make, caliber and serial number(s) of the rifle(s) inside the case. 3. The length, width and height (in centimeters), and the weight (in kilograms) of the hard case containing the ammunition. This case cannot exceed 5 kilograms (approximately 11 pounds. The ammunition itself must be in the unopened, original boxes of the manufacturer. The travel agent must be told to send the relevant information to Air France, for inclusion on the official record of the traveler, and that an official confirmation from Air France (in Paris) should be transmitted to the travel agent. Make sure that you have the record locator number in your possession, in case problems arise while traveling. There is a minor quirk associated with the case containing the ammunition. Since my wife and I were both hunting, we assumed that each of us could travel with a five kilogram ammunition case. Air France informed us that since each of us was on the same flight record, we were limited to one ammunition case (and one rifle case - which was not a problem since both of our rifles were in one case). Luckily, we were able to find a suitable case that carried 50 rounds for each of the two rifles, and met the weight requirement. Bear in mind that Air France's approval of carriage of these items is strictly for the flights on the traveler's flight record. A change in the itinerary could result in the non- delivery of the rifles and ammunition. In our case, we missed our outbound flight to Paris (from Atlanta) and were sent the next day to Miami, where we took another flight to Paris. A sympathetic Air France agent in Miami agreed to let the rifles and ammunition accompany us on that flight. Once in Paris, we had missed the once-weekly flight from Paris to Bangui, and had to scramble to find a way down there without waiting a week in Paris. In short, we took a flight from Paris to N'Djamena, Chad (and, luckily, had no problem with the rifles and ammunition). Once in N'Djamena, we had to obtain a special 48-hour transit visa and spend two nights in a hotel, after which we took a day-long flight on Tumai Air Tchad to Bangui, by way of Douala, Cameroon and

,; ~11~;":.'" TRA VELIN G WITH Am FRAN CE )~' Hunters traveling to the Central African countries, including the Central African Republic and Cameroon, must travel on Air France, which has implemented special procedures for the transport of firearms and ammunition. Failure to follow these procedures could result in a refusal, on the part of Air France, to transport hunters' rifles 'I and ammunition to their final destination. I heard that several hunters, on their way to hunt with Club Faune, experienced significant problems in Paris. First and foremost, hunters, at the time of making their reservations with Air France, or well before their departure date, should have their travel agent send the following information to Air France; 1. The length, width and height (in centimeters), and the weight (in kilograms) of the hard case containing the rifle(s). 2. The make, caliber and serial number(s) of the rifle(s) inside the case. 3. The length, width and height (in centimeters), and the weight (in kilograms) of the hard case containing the ammunition. This case cannot exceed 5 kilograms (approximately 11 pounds. The ammunition itself must be in the unopened, original boxes of the manufacturer. The travel agent must be told to send the relevant information to Air France, for inclusion on the official record of the traveler, and that an official confirmation from Air France (in Paris) should be transmitted to the travel agent. Make sure that you have the record locator number in your possession, in case problems arise while traveling. There is a minor quirk associated with the case containing the ammunition. Since my wife and I were both hunting, we assumed that ~ of us could travel with a five kilogram ammunition case. Air France informed us that since each of us was on the same flight record, we were limited to one ammunition case (and one rifle case - which was not a problem since both of our rifles were in one case). Luckily, we were able to find a suitable case that carried 50 rounds for each of the two rifles, and met the weight requirement. Bear in mind that Air France's approval of carriage of these items is strictly for the . 1\.- flights on the traveler's flight record. A change in the itinerary could result in the non- , )J~ delivery of the rifles and ammunition. In our case, we missed our outbound flight to Paris (from Atlanta) and were sent the next day to Miami, where we took another flight to Paris. A sympathetic Air France agent in Miami agreed to let the rifles and ;J ammunition accompany us on that flight. Once in Paris, we had missed the once-weekly . flight from Paris to Bangui, and had to scramble to find a way down there without waiting a week in Paris. In short, we took a flight from Paris to N'Djamena, Chad (and, luckily, had no problem with the rifles and ammunition). Once in N'Djamena, we had to obtain a special 48-hour transit visa and spend two nights in a hotel, after which we took a day-long flight on Tumai Air Tchad to Bangui, by way of Douala, Cameroon Brazzaville, Congo. Another hotel stay was required in Bangui before taking our charter flight the next morning.

Based upon our experience, I would recommend that hunters planning to connect to the once-weekly flight to Bangui, plan their itinerary to include an extra day in Paris. There are several excellent hotels at Charles de Gaulle, and Paris is certainly a nice place to spend an extra day. (There are more frequent flights to Doula, but I would still suggest an extra day in Paris, so that the original flights may be taken and no problems arise with respect to the carriage of the rifles and ammunition).

Finally, hunters planning to travel outbound from Bangui to Paris should be aware that the ground staff in Bangui does NOT have the ability to produce the computer- generated, bar-coded baggage claim checks with which we are familiar in the United States. Similarly, they do not have the ability to enter into the flight record the numbers of the claim checks. Since our itinerary called for a flight to Paris, and subsequently to Boston, Cincinnati and Des Moines, the claim checks had to be filled out manually, and I could sense, as we checked in, that the agent was having trouble filling in the various connecting flights. In short, our four pieces of baggage (miraculously) appeared on the carousel in Boston, and after we cleared U.S. Customs, they were re-delivered to Delta, for carriage to Des Moines, by way of Cincinnati. Unfortunately, our baggage did not appear in Des Moines, and we waited close to a week before they were finally sent to our final destination.

Accordingly, I would recommend that hunters check their bags only as far as Paris, and then re-check them with the airline which will carry them back to the U.S. Even if one has to carry the bags to the airport hotel, the French are remarkably easy with respect to leaving the terminal with firearms. When we arrived in Paris, on our flight from Miami, I had only to show them my copy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Form 4457 (Certificate of Registration for Personal Effects, Taken Abroad), in order to leave the terminal and proceed to the Airport Hilton. (This form, by the way, is essential for clearing Customs back in the U.S. While we had registered only our firearms, it might also be prudent to register other costly items, such as cameras, camcorders, etc.)

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Alain Lefol Safaris 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: 4261 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 21, 2004 to April 3, 2004
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic - Vakaga
Hunt Area: Ouanda Djalle'


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Personal Guide (if any): Alain Lefol
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lord Derby. 50 inches.
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nigerian Bohor 12 1/2 inches.
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 2 1/2 inches.
Hog, Red River - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Nice.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: Not on quota.
Kudu, Greater - Availability: Western. Not on quota.
Hartebeest, Lelwel - Availability: Missed.
Warthog - Availability: No desire to shoot.
Eland, Giant - Availability: No desire to shoot.
Game Condition Comments: Abundant and very good trophy size lion, abundant and very good mane unfortunately not on quota. Western greater kudu unfortuantely not on quota for this season.


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: Air France Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Air France on the trip back gave our seats away in Paris.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $30,000 plus $6,000 non hunting guest. Amount: $36000
Trophy Fees: $5,800 euros. Amount: $7153
Permits/Licenses: $1,000. Amount: $1000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a good giant eland.
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Hunt with Alain Lefol before and we will hunt with him again.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Peter Stein
Contact Information: Tel. 909-792-2434 - 30261 San Timoteo Canyon Road, Redlands, CA 92373
Hunting Experience: 12 African safaris - three trips Mongolia, four China, Bulgaria, etc.
Physical Condition: Old man in very good shape.


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 Alain Lefol Safaris 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: 4275 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 18, 2004 to March 20, 2004
Place of Hunt: Chad -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Personal Guide (if any): Alain Lefol
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Barbary - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 25 inch.
Sheep, Barbary - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 29 inch.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Western. 44 inch.
Eland, Giant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 49 5/8.
Eland, Giant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 51 6/8.
Bushbuck, Harnessed - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 inch.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Sign - but not seen.
Waterbuck - Availability: Scarce.
Roan - Availability: Plentiful/Sign.
Game Condition Comments: Game excellent condition - rain prior to hunt (unexpected) caused dispersal of animals - although lots of sign hard to find. Saw lots of lion tracks (also leopard) - no lion quota.


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: Air France Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problem with Air France - large sign on luggage and final destination.


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: Western greater kudu starting to colonize Zuanda Telle, CAR Ennedi Mountain, Fada, Chad - spectacular country.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? A real adventure - good quality unusual game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Douglas & Carol Norman
Contact Information: Tel. 208-775-3714 - P.O. Box 117 E-mail: dcnorman@mindspring.com
Hunting Experience: Our seventh African safari (fifth with Alain Lefol).
Physical Condition: Good. Ages 63 and 62.


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
No harrassment in either country, during travel or firearms, or crossing border. Alain had everything arranged in advance.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Alain Lefol Safaris 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: 4226 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 29, 2004 to February 21, 2004
Place of Hunt: Chad - Ennedi Mountains and Gozbeida
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Personal Guide (if any): Alain Lefol
Booking Agent (if any): J/B Adventures and Safaris. 7373 S. Alton Way; Suite B-100; Englewood; CO; 80122; Tel. 303-794-4485; Email: beverly@jbsafari.com; Web www.jbsafari.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Barbary - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26 inches.
Gazelle - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Dorcas. 12.5 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Western G. 48 inches.
Gazelle - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Red Fronted. 12.5 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The game was in great condition and good numbers of each specie available.


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: Air France Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: It is best to spend the night in Paris before leaving for Africa. Leaving the US, baggage weight is two bags at 55 pounds each. From Paris to Africa you are only allowed 23 kilograms including the rifle and case. Problem to be aware. Ammo packed in duffel bags in the US to Paris is OK. Not ok from Paris to Africa. Ammo must be packed seperately in a hard sided case. Maximum five kilogram or 11.2 pounds.


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: None.
Highlights of Hunt: It was a great safari for the species I wanted. I finished in only two weeks. There were no problems at all during my entire stay in Chad.
Equipment Recommendations: Standard light weight safari gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The game was fantastic, the area was very different and beautiful and the local people were very friendly.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Daniel Y. Butler
Contact Information: Tel. 956-689-5404 - P.O. Box 705, Raymondville, TX 78580
Hunting Experience: Over 25 safaris to Africa. Numerous North American hunts.
Physical Condition: Medium due to chronic asthma.


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
Though Alain had problems in 2003 where he was falsely accused all problems have been corrected and he won the court case on all charges. He now has confirmation of the Validite de la Convention de chasse dated July 23, 2004 by the minister de l'evnironment et de l'eau. This is a 25 year lease of the area starting April 1997. Copy of this decree is available.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Alain Lefol Safaris 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: 3307 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 3, 2003 to January 21, 2003
Place of Hunt: Chad -
Hunt Area: Ennedi Mtns (sheep), Aoz-Beida (kudu).


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Personal Guide (if any): John Paul
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Barbary - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Low book (mistake).
Kudu, Greater - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Western greater kudu, 46 inches - best seen.
Gazelle - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Red-fronted gazelle. Over 10 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Gazelle - Availability: Sahara Dorcas gazelle, unfamiliar rifle.
Hyena - Availability: Striped hyena, didn't see.
Game Condition Comments: The desert environment naturally makes game population scarce. The only opportunities we had for the Barbary sheep were running shots 100-200 yards. All sheep spotted before they spooked were not trophy quality.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Fair
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air France. Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Terrible, uncaring, unresponsive, unforgivable. Don - you have never seen me give an airline bad marks before.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $35000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $8000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2500
Charter Airfares: Included. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Air France, borrowed gun, lack of Barbary sheep trophies.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting Western Sahara Desert, Chad is safe.
Equipment Recommendations: Stiff soles for kudu hunt, soft soles for sheep hunt.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Alain runs an excellent hunt outfit. This is the best place to collect these rare animals.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rex Baker
Contact Information: Tel. 770-953-2078 - 136 Atlanta Country Club Dr. E-mail: Sheephuntr@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
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 Alain Lefol Safaris 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: 2138 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 9, 2001 to March 1, 2001
Place of Hunt: Chad -
Hunt Area: Ennidi Mountains


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Personal Guide (if any): Mayros
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Aoudad - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26 inches. Number 6 SCI.
Gazelle - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 11 1/2 inches. Number 12 SCI.
Gazelle - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 10 inches. Number 14 SCI.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 44 1/2 inches. Number 8 SCI.
Korrigum - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 24 1/2 inches. Number 7 SCI.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Plenty of game, but all require raw basics of hunting and sure, carefull shooting.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air France. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Good. All bags delivered with oil company tags on them to insure delivery and good handling.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $38000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $6950
Permits/Licenses: Included in the cost of hunt. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1900
Charter Airfares: Included in the cost of hunt. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: There was lots of sand and dust, lots of travel to areas.
Highlights of Hunt: Collecting Aoudad after 10 days of hunting.
Equipment Recommendations: Good climbing boots and sun protection.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great old fashion safari of moving to game, moving camp, each are so different its like several safaris in one.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike Simpson
Contact Information: Tel. 281-367-2745 - 11845 Clark Ln., Conroe, TX 77385
Hunting Experience: I have hunted 325 big game species and went on 26 hunts in 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 Alain Lefol Safaris 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: 2122 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 17, 2001 to February 10, 2001
Place of Hunt: Chad -
Hunt Area: Fada, Ennidi Mountains, Goz Beida


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Personal Guide (if any): Alain
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Aoudad - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 29 1/2 x 13 1/2. Largest since 1955.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 47 x 10.
Korrigum - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 21 inches.
Gazelle - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top 10, dorcas gazelle.
Gazelle - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top 5, red fronted gazelle.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 inches.
Oribi - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Five inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The aouadad are fine. The client before me shot the new number three SCI. I took what should be the new number two SCI and found an even larger number "pickup." Anyone in reasonable shape can do well. The story in the south is a bit different. Nomads bringing cattle and goats are displacing the savanna game. Alain will need to continue to monitor the situation and move accordingly.


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: Air France. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Air France is having baggage handling difficulties in Paris. They lost half of my luggage as well as my hunting partner's despite an 18 hour layover.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $42000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $11000
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2100
Charter Airfares: Included. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $3000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Air France lost our luggage and guns. Alain quickly straightened it out in three days.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting aoudad in the Ennidi Mountains and being given an audience with the Sultan of Darsilia.
Equipment Recommendations: Wind breaker jacket for north.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This was a fabulous adventure. The Ennedi Mountains are spectacular, wild and rugged. It is like no other safari I have ever been on. Alain is to be congratulated on opening up a very unique part of Africa to hunting once again.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Christopher M. Kinsey
Contact Information: Tel. 318-222-7173 - 401 Edwards Street, Suite 1805, Shreveport, LA 71101 E-mail: ckinsey@kinseyinc.com
Hunting Experience: I have hunted for 15 years in Africa.
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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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2106 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: December 1, 2000 to December 19, 2000
Place of Hunt: Chad -
Hunt Area: Godz-Beda and Enniydi Mountains


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Personal Guide (if any): Alain Lefol
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Aoudad - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent, 30 7/8 x 12 1/2, 30 5/8 x 12 1/2.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Small.
Gazelle - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Gazelle - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good Dorcas gazelle.
Hartebeest - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Civet - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Roan - Availability: Poached out.
Buffalo - Availability: Poached out.
Reedbuck - Availability: No mature ones seen.
Game Condition Comments: The country is being hammered heavily by poachers (Sudan and Libya) and competition from livestock is ruining habitat.


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: Air France Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: In Ndjamana (Chad) I was denied a seat even though I had a business class ticket. I had to find an Air Afrique flith.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $2,000 per day for 18 days. Amount: $36000
Trophy Fees: $2,000 for aoudad and kudu. Amount: $7000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Business class. Amount: $8000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $1500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The distance between the hunt areas and the scarcity of species.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting aoudad in the Ennidyi Mountains.
Equipment Recommendations: Prepare for hot, dry conditions. It is physically easy.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would recommend the hunt only if they are taken separately. Alain Lefol does a fantastic job.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bruce Keller
Contact Information: Tel. 830-995-4449 - PO Box 550, Ingram, TX 78025
Hunting Experience: Extensive hunting experience.
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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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2039 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 10, 2000 to June 25, 2000
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Personal Guide (if any): Alain Lefol
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 32 inches, huge bases.
Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 29 inches, taken by my dad.
Duiker - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Excellent yellowback duiker.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent blue duiker!
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: I saw only one female.
Game Condition Comments: I only saw the two bongos shot but there was spor all over. Several yellowbacks were seen and one was shot at and taken. Blue duiker could be called in at anytime. They are all over!


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: Air France and Air Afrique Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: I could not depart on time due to airline strike.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Special deal with Alain. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Included. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Total for two hunters, 1 x 1. Amount: $40000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The enviroment is very difficult! Heat, humidity and jungle.
Highlights of Hunt: Bongo! This was a father and son hunt (priceless).
Equipment Recommendations: Light camo, great physical condition.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is an outstanding hunt with one of the best PHs in the business. He has a 100 percent success rate. I highly recommend him if you want a bongo or yellowback duiker.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tom and T.D. Clinton
Contact Information: Tel. 815-633-1444 - 6701 Clinton Road, Loves Park, IL 61111
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in Africa several times.
Physical Condition: I am in good shape and my father is in OK shape.


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
I cannot say enough about Alain Lefol and his safari outfit. You have written very favorably of Alain many times in your report, and I am happy to say he is even better in person.

This was a father and son hunt that Alain had talked me and my dad into. We had booked a bongo hunt in the past with him but had to postpone/cancel due to my father

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1272 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 26, 1999 to October 5, 1999
Place of Hunt: Chad - Kapka Mountains, Biltine
Hunt Area: Goz Beida and Aouk River


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Personal Guide (if any): Alain Lefol
Booking Agent (if any): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Gazelle - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Yes, dorcas Sahara gazelle.
Gazelle - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Yes, red fronted gazelle.
Korrigum - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Yes
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Yes, Lelwell hartebeest.
Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Yes
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Yes
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Yes, red flanked duiker.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Yes, harnessed bushbuck.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: Western kudu wounded and escaped. Time ran out. Later found.
Sheep, Aoudad - Availability: I personally saw none. Guide and trackers saw over 15. I was in the wrong place when they were spotted.
Game Condition Comments: Plenty of gazelles and animals in the Aouk River. Aoudad are scarce due to influx of nomadic people with livestock. Ennedi Mountains should be better and easier to hunt.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air France Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Business Class was poor from Paris to Ndjamera.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Expensive Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Reasonable Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Included Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems with game department. The bastard who caused the problems works for the minister of the environment who is over oil and game.
Highlights of Hunt: Boarding the plane for Paris. Really, it was an interesting trip. Ninety-nine perent of the people we met were friendly and helpful. No one understood why these problems occurred.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would recommend the hunt only if certain government problems are fixed. Hunting was good, but politics bad.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: L. Irvin Barnhart
Contact Information: Tel. 713-622-4750 - 2121 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056
Hunting Experience: Vast experience.
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
At 5 a.m. on Friday, February 6, 1998, Pete Papac, Dan Duncan, Laurent Delagrange, and myself arrived on Air France in Ndjamena, the capital city of Chad. We were met there by Alain Lefol and proceed through customs without any problems. We were booked into the Novotel where we were scheduled to rest one day while our luggage and equipment are driven to our first camp. We were informed of four French hostages that were taken yesterday in the southern part of Chad, near the town of Sarh. This is no way should affect our plans, but we had to fill out two more forms and furnish them with four passport photos.

The next six days we spent in Ndjamena; the main reason being that a high government official has refused to sign and stamp our hunting licenses. This administrative assistant works directly under the minister of environment who is in charge of all oil, mining, timber, fishing, wildlife, and any other environmentally related activities. This official was reported to have visited the Exxon headquarters in Houston, Texas in January. The outcome of this I do not know, but it seems to have affected his feelings toward the Americans in Chad and thus we were recipients of this fall-out. Mr. Lefol tried on four different occasions to personally visit with the minister of environment and on each occasion he was referred back to this particular administrative assistant. What we later discovered was that any request or information that Mr. Lefol asked of this assistant was never passed along to the minister. Finally, someone intervened and our papers were signed and stamped on the 11th of February. At one point in time this official tried to board a plane with our hunting license on an official trip to Germany. Either the president of the country or the minister canceled his trip and insisted that he validate our licenses. Even after that incident, it still took several days for us to receive our hunting licenses in hand.

On the 11th of February our trucks headed east to the Kapka Mountains, north and east of the town Biltine, the regional capital of the Province of Biltine. The prefect of Biltine is a good friend and possibly a relative of the man who has caused us such problems in Ndjamena. Word had been sent to him by telephone to not interfere with us, as the prefect was the same man that refused Wayne Pocius and Warren Parker permission to hunt aoudads this past January. We were unable to fly on the 12th of February due to a large sandstorm. On the morning of the 13th, the weather had changed and we were able to fly to Biltine and drive from there four hours to our camp in the Kapka Mountains.

We hunted aoudad sheep for five days without any success. Laurent Delagrange saw a 25-inch ram the first day and decided to hold out for a larger ram. Unfortunately, this was the only ram that any of us could have possibly taken. Dan Duncan saw three shootable rams out of eleven sheep the first day, but they were running over the next mountain when they were first spotted. Pete Papac and myself saw no sheep, but a total of approximately 50 sheep were seen by our entire group. Of the hunters, Dan and Laurent were the only ones to see sheep, and that occurred on the first day.

The Kapka Mountains are the easiest mountains to drive to, but they are extremely difficult to hunt due to the fact that the entire group of small mountain ranges is made up almost entirely of large boulders. The main reason we believe for the poor success of hunting these sheep was due to the large herds of nomadic livestock that came into the area. The nomads normally run their livestock to the west of the mountains in the flat desert area, but this area had received no rain last year, where the mountains did. Therefore, the nomads moved their livestock to take advantage of what grass was available. There were thousands of sheep, goats and camels in the area which we believe pushed the aoudad sheep to other areas and made them far more weary. The year before when this area was scouted by Mr. Lefol's team, good quantities of sheep were seen, even at the bottom of the mountains. This was not the case now.

On the 19th of February, we decided to take a break from sheep hunting and drove four hours from camp to Biltine where we picked up the head of the game department and drove another hour to the town of Arada where we picked up their game department representative and the mayor who accompanied us on our hunt. Here we hunted Sahara Dorcas gazelles which were found in good quantity. We each took two gazelles, the quota for our license, and upon request we also took four more gazelles for the game department personnel. Upon our arrival in Biltine, we were informed by the smiling prefect that we were to return immediately to Ndjamena, that he had received word by radio for our immediate recall and that all hunting in Chad had ceased as of that day. No reason was given and upon many attempts to call by satellite phone to the capital, no one there could offer an explanation. We returned to camp that evening and prepared for our departure the following day. We could not run the risk of disregarding this message, whether it was true or false, we felt it necessary not to create an incident. If the prefect was lying to us, we could have recourse later. However, if he wasn't and we disregarded the message, we could be in serious trouble. It took most of the morning to pack our four vehicles and at about two o'clock we began the four and one-half hour drive to Biltine. When we arrived at the game department, we needed to obtain export documents of origin. This would have been no problem, except that the treasurer has gone home for the weekend. Alain decided to send three of the trucks on to the French army Military Base in Abeche and he would stay in Biltine to locate the treasurer and pay the fees for our gazelles, joining us later in Abeche.

When we arrived in Abeche we received a very hospitable welcome by the French army and those of French citizenship were allowed to stay at the army base. But because we were Americans, it was politically impossible for us to sleep at the base. The French commandant arranged for us to sleep at a church mission in town. There was still no known reason at this time why were we ordered to leave Biltine. Alain joined our group later that night and we decided to split the drive to Ndjamena into two days rather than pushing ourselves with a long 18-hour drive. We arrived in Ndjamena the evening of the 22nd and checked in to the Novotel.

While Alain was in Biltine, the prefect and the treasurer conspired to overcharge Alain for the gazelles we had taken. We took eight gazelles for trophies; one gazelle each for the mayor of Arada, for the head of the game department of Arada, for the head of the game department of Biltine, and one for the prefect of Biltine who was trying to charge us extra money for the animals they requested we shoot for them. The following is a rough account of the happenings between Alain and these people:

The treasurer stated that hunting was closed, therefore, we hunted illegally. Alain' s response was that we have signed hunting licenses and a letter from the president giving us permission to hunt and that their own game department from Biltine and Arada accompanied us on this hunt. The treasurer said that Mr. Papac shot an illegal animal, a jackal. Main's response was that the jackal is not listed as royal or protected game on the license, and just because there was no trophy fee does not protect this animal, and that the game department did not object or tell him not to shoot this jackal. Their response was that it is not on the license, therefore you cannot shoot it. Alain asked them if guinea fowl and ducks end geese are legal to take. They said yes, and Alain asked them to show him where ducks and geese were listed on the license. Also, the game department consider jackal as vermin and the local people try to kill jackals because they are threatening to sheep, goats and chickens. They gave up that argument.

All this while, they conversed among themselves in Arabic. Alain has a limited knowledge of Arabic and was able to follow their train of thought. Their next attack was accusing us of shooting eleven gazelles, when in fact we actually took twelve. Alain explained to them that the extra gazelles were taken at the request of the game department as food for the mayor, the two game department heads and the prefect. The treasurer then insisted that Alain pay $1,000 US dollars for each of the gazelles, including those taken for the local officials. Alain refused to pay, saying that he will pay the published fees in the game department regulations, and he shows them a copy of the law as it was published in 1963, and reaffirmed in 1985, with the prices clearly spelled out. The treasurer still insists that Alain pay $1,000 each for the gazelles or they will confiscate the animals. Alain said he did not have that much money and besides the animals had already left with the clients for Abeche. The prefect was upset that we have left and demanded to know why we didn't stay around and wait with Alain. Alain explained that the French army was expecting us to stay with them that evening at the army base. The prefect got very worried and wondered why the army was involved with Americans. Alain said that he is French and they are guests in the country and the French Embassy requested that the army take care of us because we were guests. That ended that conversation.

The prefect and the treasurer discussed in Arabic the fact that Alain was right and they had no legal grounds to charge more than the $330 published trophy fees. Alain finally paid the published price for the gazelles, but they insisted he also pay for the gazelles we shot for the officials. Alain asked why we had to pay for those, when we were not allowed to keep them; their answer was that we had the pleasure of shooting them. Now they tried laying a trap for Alain. The prefect wanted the extra gazelles listed on our hunting licenses. If that were done, our licenses would show that we took extra gazelles as personal trophies, which we were not allowed to do. Alain said he would be happy to put them on a license and proceeded to pull his personal license and the licenses of the other three professional hunters and put a gazelle each on their licenses, thus making every gazelle legal. Again, Alain had caught the jest of their conversation and was able to avoid trouble.

Meanwhile back in town, Dan Duncan and Pete Papac debated whether to fly back to the states now or to stay around and possibly have a two to three day hunt for Western kudu. They had each booked a 21-day hunt and their time was running short. Laurent and myself were on 28-day hunts. We finally were able to have an audience with the minister of environment. Our reception with her started out somewhat lukewarm, but after Alain explained all that had happened to us, she was very apologetic and said she would consult with the president and draft a letter stating that we would be able to continue our hunt without further interference and that this letter would be delivered to us the following day. The next day we were informed that the minister would not be able to draft such letter today because she is out of the country on official business and will return that evening. Therefore, the letter will be drafted a day later. This was the straw that broke the camel's back for Dan and Pete. They decided to return to the states because the remaining time would not allow them a fair chance at kudu. At 1 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25th, Pete and Dan caught the Air France flight to Paris. Laurent and I spent another day in town waiting on the letter from the minister. We were informed that she had drafted the letter, but due to a power failure the computer shut down and the letter cannot be typed. But she assured we should go ahead with our hunt and the letter would follow.

On the 26th, Laurent, Alain and I flew back to the town of Abeche where we caught up with our trucks and drove south five hours to the town of Goz Beida. At each major town we needed to check in with the prefect or the police to present our travel documents. Both at Abeche and Goz Beida, Alain tells our story to the game department and government officials. They are all amazed at the terrible treatment this one particular man in Ndjamena had given us. They all agree that our paperwork is perfect and that none of this should ever have happened.

The sultan of Goz Beida, who is of royal heritage and acts as judge for the local area, was extremely nice and hospitable to us. In fact, everyone that we encountered, except for the official in Ndjamena and the prefect of Biltine, were very friendly and nice. We proceeded to hunt Western kudu and red-fronted gazelle for the next three days. Laurent shot his first kudu the first day at 7:00 a.m. and I shot my kudu on the second day at about noon. He was wounded and we trailed him for a day and a half until we lost the trail. He was found three days later. We saw lots of sign of kudu and there is a good population of red-fronted gazelle to hunt. We both took a good gazelle.

March 2nd we drove south to finish our hunt on the Aouk River. We drove southwest of Goz Beida to a large town called Am Timan. We are to drive 150 kilometers southeast of Am Timan to the town of Haraz-Manqueigne, and then 100 kilometers southwest to the camp owned by a friend of Alain's located on the Aouk River. There are two roads heading south from Am Timan. Somewhere immediately south of the town the main highway forks; the road we were supposed to have taken to the southeast goes to Haraz and the road to the southwest goes to the town of Sarh. We left Am Timan at 5 p.m. and drove on the wrong road for 180 kilometers. The whole while I kept informing Alain that we are headed in the wrong direction and that my GPS continues to show our direction as southwest. When we reached the 180-kilometer mark, we had still not arrived at Haraz. We should have reached Haraz 30 kilometers back. At 11:30 that night we set up the satellite phone and call Alain's friend, Christian, in Ndjamena. We looked up the coordinates from the GPS on the map and it confirmed our fears. Christian informed us we should continue on this road until we had gone 230 kilometers to a village where a new road was constructed the previous year which travels due east for 200 kilometers, to his camp. We took turns driving and finally arrived camp at 8:00 the next morning.

This camp is owned by five men who each hunt maybe only one or two weeks out of the year. The government wants them to conduct safari operations from this camp in order to bring income to the local town. Therefore, Alain leases this camp from them for his clients. Game is plentiful and we had no problem in obtaining the majority of the animals we wanted in our remaining three days of hunting. The only animal that we would have liked to have obtained was the Lord Derby eland. There are some in the area, but we did not have enough time to scout for them. The camp had an electrical generator and each bungalow had an air conditioner. They would use the generator during the middle of the day while we were in camp and then again at night until about 10:00 p.m. We chartered on March 6th from the camp back to Ndjamena and caught the Air France flight out late that night back to Paris. Just before I left Chad, the letter that the minister had drafted was finally delivered to Alain and not as favorable as we expected. The letter gave Alain permission to hunt, but it was only for that particular "mission". The term "mission" was interpreted by us to mean just this particular hunt and it was questionable whether or not the following hunters would be allowed to hunt. Alain was also informed before we left, that the Chad government wanted to renegotiate the last years of his hunting contract, for what reason we do not know. The charter plane that came to pick us up did have Alain's next client aboard and he did have the proper paperwork and licenses signed and in hand. This at least was a favorable sign, but the future of Chad as a hunting destination needs to be put on a more concrete arrangement with the powers that be in their government before I would recommend anyone else venturing there.

I can say without hesitation that Alain Lefol tried as hard as humanly possible to assure us of a quality hunt. The circumstances that arose in town were beyond our control and every effort was made by Mr. Lefol to solve these problems. Mr. Lefol's personnel and equipment were excellent. The food was acceptable, but not up to the standards of his other camps throughout Africa. The game was plentiful except for the aoudad sheep, but conversations with the game department explain that other mountain ranges should prove to be more attractive and successful. The country of Chad is a destination not for the first-time hunter, but for someone who needs to collect five or six specialized species. It is more an adventure than most destinations are today in Africa. Had it not been for one or two politically incorrect people in the government, our hunt would have been a much better experience.

I can be reached by letter, phone, or fax at the following address and numbers:

713/622-0000 (Phone) 713/964-3060 (Fax)

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1642 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 2, 1998 to October 25, 1998
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Lukwati


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Personal Guide (if any): Jean-Christopher Lefol
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Took three.
Eland - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Roan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Antelope, Klipspringer - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest - Availability: - Trophy Size: Litchenstein hartebeest.
Warthog - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Waterbuck - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Bushpig - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Cat, Serval - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent game condition.


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: KLM Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: KLM was rude and hunter unfriendly. Amsterdam Airport was worse. We were singled out because of hunting. I was body searched after I answered yes to hunting. (The only one on the plane)


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $40000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $16930
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2100
Charter Airfares: Included Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None. KLM was only negative.
Highlights of Hunt: All fantastic expecially the buffalo.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is a tremendous hunt with good staff, concession and game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Lee Franklin
Contact Information: Tel. 334-244-9656 - 8185 Taylor Raod, East, Montgomery, AL 36116 E-mail: lfranklin@aollc.com
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in the United States. This was my 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

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 335 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 1, 1998 to March 30, 1998
Place of Hunt: Chad -
Hunt Area: Aouk River and Gos Beita


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Alain Lefol; Alain Lefol Safaris. 3 Rue La Fontaine; 95560 Baillet En France; Paris; France; Tel. 011-33-1-3473-9405; Fax: 011-33-1-3469-9315;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Number one
Gazelle - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Red Flank gazelle, top ten
Gazelle - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Dorcas gazelle, top ten
Korrigum - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Number three or tour
Kob - Availability: - Trophy Size: Number 40
Reedbuck - Availability: - Trophy Size: Top ten
Bushbuck - Availability: - Trophy Size: Good harnessed bushbuck.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hartebeest - Availability: Plentiful but did not shoot.
Eland, Giant - Availability: Did not see.
Roan - Availability: Two herds, not a suitable male.
Buffalo - Availability: 40-50 herds, not a suitable male.
Waterbuck - Availability: Saw only one female.
Game Condition Comments: Good numbers of game along Aouk River, hundreds of warthog and baboons but no eland, few roan and rare waterbuck.


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: Air France Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: So far best airline.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $29000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $8000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Arrangements between Alain Lefol and the owner of consignment in Aouk River deteriorated and we left two days early.
Highlights of Hunt: Western kudu are very enjoyable to hunt. Must climb mountain to find and you 0need to be in resonable shape.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Foe Western Kudu and depending on one wants, red flank ducas gazelle


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Douglas Norman
Contact Information: Tel. 1-208-775-3714 - PO Box 117, Inkom, ID 83245
Hunting Experience: This was my second African trip, first trip to CAR for bongo and Alain Lefol shot me 30 inch.
Physical Condition: Above average for 57 years.


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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