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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Bishopstone 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: 4070 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 28, 2004 to May 5, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bishopstone Safaris. PO Box 289; Musina; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-86-2187;
Personal Guide (if any): Terry Anders
Booking Agent (if any): Tony da Costa; Tony da Costas Safari Headquarters. PO Box 427; Minden; NV; 89423; Tel. 775-267-1948; Fax: 775-267-4269;Email: safarihq@charter.net; Web www.tonydacosta.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Kudu - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Average.
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Better than average.
Wildebeest - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Civet - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Very large.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Warthog - Availability: Missed only shot I had on good warthog.
Caracal - Availability: Scarce.
Bushbuck - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: There was a drought in the area for two years, that contributed to a loss of game. This past year they had more rain than on the average, thus high grass making find and stalk game very difficult.


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: South African Airlines. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Not much leg room on the new Air Bus they are using.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Included eight days and six animals. Amount: $3995
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1650
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tip and pack $700, tips $650. Amount: $1350
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems whatsoever. Everything was as planned and stated. There were no surprises or charges.
Highlights of Hunt: Staying in the new tented camp on the river. The stalk and kill of the wildebeest was most challenging of the hunts I had.
Equipment Recommendations: Found my own tripod useful.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? No surprises, very knowledgeable PH. Efficient and well-organized staff. Good food and plenty of it.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Hartley Kittle
Contact Information: Tel. 662-624-9776 - 156 Westover Dr. E-mail: hwkiii@gmi.net
Hunting Experience: Have hunted for over 40 years. Mostly deer and waterfowl. Three trips to South America for bird shooting. One trip out West. This was my first trip to Africa, hopefully not my last.
Physical Condition: 55 years old and in pretty 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 Bishopstone 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: 3496 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 2, 2003 to July 10, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Bishopstone Estates and Dollar Block


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bishopstone Safaris. PO Box 289; Musina; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-86-2187;
Personal Guide (if any): Scott Kendall
Booking Agent (if any): Tony da Costa; Tony da Costas Safari Headquarters. PO Box 427; Minden; NV; 89423; Tel. 775-267-1948; Fax: 775-267-4269;Email: safarihq@charter.net; Web www.tonydacosta.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 54 inches.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inches wide.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 23 1/2 inches.
Bushbuck, Limpopo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 inches.
Nyala - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 27 1/2 inches.
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 33 inches.
Sable - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Taken at Dollar Block.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 10 inches, taken at Dollar Block.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Despite a bad drought, the game at Bishopstone and Dollar Block are in pretty good shape. The cover is very thick in some places at Bishopstone and the grass is very thick and tall at Dollar Block. The game is very spooky, so hunting can be (and was) difficult and challenging.


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:
Name of Airline: South African and Delta Airlines. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Delta charged me for my gun case, but has since agreed to refund the excess baggage charge.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Daily fee including kudu, wildebeest, eland, sable, impala and warthog. Amount: $6995
Trophy Fees: Extra nyala $1,800, bushbuck $400. Jackel, baboon and zebra free if trophies not exported. Amount: $2200
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: LA to Bulawayo/Victoria Falls to LA. Amount: $1900
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Dip and pack $1,050, tips $1,000, sightseeing $1,500. Amount: $3550
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No real problems. Fuel is short, so we had to carry extra fuel while traveling across the country.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a great nyala and a good kudu. The eland and sable hunting were very challenging.
Equipment Recommendations: Comfortable walking shoes and telescoping shooting sticks.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? They, (especially our PH) took excellent care of us. Tony de Costa did a fabulous job with the arrangements. They have the best bushbuck hunting.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Daniel E. Kenney
Contact Information: Tel. 818-352-1082 - 8225 Chapin Lane, Sunland, CA 91040 E-mail: shootinandcookin@msn.com
Hunting Experience: One prior trip to Africa. Mule deer, elk, bear, antelope in California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
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 Bishopstone 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: 3358 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 9, 2003 to May 20, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Bishopstone Estates


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bishopstone Safaris. PO Box 289; Musina; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-86-2187;
Personal Guide (if any): Robert Park and Rodon Tourle
Booking Agent (if any): Safari Headquarters. PO Box 416; Hendersonville; NC; 28793-0416; Tel. 011-263-86-2187; Email: safarihq@charter.net;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Sable - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Giraffe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Crocodile - Availability: Missed shot.
Game Condition Comments: Game is abundant, trophy quality is excellent, PH's are excellent hunters and saavy guides.


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: South African Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Reasonable. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Reasonable. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Getting leopard on first day. Having knowledgeable PH's. Good sense of humor.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very professional, excellent staff and abundance of game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Keith Brewer
Contact Information: Tel. 775-588-8035 - Zephyr Cove, Nevada
Hunting Experience: Four time Africa, North America sheep and Canada.
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 Bishopstone 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: 3345 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 9, 2003 to May 20, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Bishopstone Estates


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bishopstone Safaris. PO Box 289; Musina; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-86-2187;
Personal Guide (if any): Robert Park and Rodon Tourle
Booking Agent (if any): Safari Headquarters. PO Box 416; Hendersonville; NC; 28793-0416; Tel. 011-263-86-2187; Email: safarihq@charter.net;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Sable - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Giraffe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Crocodile - Availability: Missed shot.
Game Condition Comments: Game is abundant, trophy quality is excellent. PH's are excellent hunters and saavy guides.


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: South African Air. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Reasonable. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Reasonable. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Getting leopard on first day. Having knowledgeable PH's with good senses of humor.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very professional, excellent staff, abundance of game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Keith Brewer
Contact Information: Tel. 775-588-8035 - Zephyr Cove, Nevada.
Hunting Experience: Fourth time to Africa, North American sheep and Canada.
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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