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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Caza y 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: 9217 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 15, 2013 to July 23, 2013
Place of Hunt: Argentina - Santiago del Estero
Hunt Area: Buenos Aires and Doloras


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Caza y Safaris. Alberdi St. 651, 10 floor of A Olivos; Buenos Aires; 1636; Argentina; Tel. 011 54-11-4797-1669; Email: info@cazaysafarisargentina.com; Web www.cazaysafarisargentina.com
Personal Guide (if any): Leo Destefani and Martin Pouysségur
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Peccary, Collared - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: SCI Silver
Peccary, White-Lipped - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Bronze
Deer, Brocket - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: SCI Bronze
Buffalo, Water - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Old mature 73" SCI
Lion, Mountain - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Not book 10 10/16"
Hog, Wild - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: SCI Silver
Deer, Axis - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Silver
Capybara - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: In both locations game conditions were very good. Santiago del Estero is suffering from a drought, but there was still game. Capybara in Buenos Aires province were scarce due to cold weather.


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: United and Aerolineas Argentinas Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: United from SFO-IAH-EZE was no problem. I elected not to take my rifles, and that was probably a good idea due to short transfers. Aerolineas Argentinas flight from BA to SDE was no problem either -- again thanks to not having a gun with me!


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $2450
Trophy Fees: Amount: $13900
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $400
Commercial Airfares: Domestic, used miles international Amount: $400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: (transit, ammo, vet) Amount: $500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems -- weather was a challenge at times, but did not adversely impact the hunt.
Highlights of Hunt: Completing the South American Slams
Equipment Recommendations: Clothing layers for winter in Argentina!
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? If you want the indigenous species, this is the opportunity.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Scott Swasey
Contact Information: Tel. 925-964-9040 - 1005 Horizon Ct | Danville | CA | USA | 94506 E-mail: Scott.Swasey@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience: Extensive
Physical Condition: Average to good for my age


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
Jorge has a very competent outfit, from his lodges and staff to his PHs and Marisa, who handles all the logistics. I made a last minute decision to hunt in Buenos Aires for Axis Deer and Capybara, having finished my Santiago del Estero hunt early. They all jumped through hoops to make it work for me -- and it did! Accommodations are modest, but clean and comfortable with competent service. PHs are very professional and experienced. If you want a fancy lodge hunt for a stag and fallow, this may not be for you. If you are looking for a real hunt for unique species, this is the real deal. This 5-day hunt for Asian Water Buffalo was donated to the Golden Gate SCI Chapter and sold at the 2012 Fundraiser. I purchased it and upgraded for all the above. (Costs noted include the published daily rates and buffalo trophy fee.)

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Caza y 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: 9245 Weapon Used: Primitive How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 21, 2013 to July 3, 2013
Place of Hunt: Argentina - Santiago del Estero
Hunt Area: Buenos Aires provinces


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Caza y Safaris. Alberdi St. 651, 10 floor of A Olivos; Buenos Aires; 1636; Argentina; Tel. 011 54-11-4797-1669; Email: info@cazaysafarisargentina.com; Web www.cazaysafarisargentina.com
Personal Guide (if any): Jorge Noya, Leonardo di Stefani
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 285"
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 274" Silver
Boar, Wild - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Gold
Capybara - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17 1/4"
Lion, Mountain - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 13 6/8"
Peccary, White-Lipped - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold
Dove - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: N/A
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Dry conditions made patience necessary. Game in excellent condition.


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: Good
Name of Airline: American Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: American Eagle is incompetent


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $5250 Per hunter -- packages Amount: $10500
Trophy Fees: With discounts Amount: $8100
Permits/Licenses: $400 Per hunter Amount: $800
Commercial Airfares: In Argentina, $400 per hunter Amount: $800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Minor miscommunications due to language.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking two big stags at 300 yds.; bumping puma unexpectedly on peccary hunt with dogs; taking boar with lance.
Equipment Recommendations: Great guides, different hunting skills required, time in exotic Buenos Aires.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Adventure and experience the variety of wildlife.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Grier Brunson
Contact Information: Tel. 432-687-2648 - 1900 Holloway, Midland, TX 79701 E-mail: thegrier@earthlink.net
Hunting Experience: 40 years
Physical Condition: Fair


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
Major disappointment in Argentina's new law forbidding export of indigenous species: puma, peccary, capybara.  No trophies, but great hunting experiences.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Caza y 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: 7283 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 6, 2009 to May 11, 2009
Place of Hunt: Argentina - Santiago del Estero
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Caza y Safaris. Alberdi St. 651, 10 floor of A Olivos; Buenos Aires; 1636; Argentina; Tel. 011 54-11-4797-1669; Email: info@cazaysafarisargentina.com; Web www.cazaysafarisargentina.com
Personal Guide (if any): Leo
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Water - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Goat, Feral - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Ranch was 12,500 acres and was in excellent shape. It was managed strictly for the game population.


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Continental 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: Stalking a great buffalo.
Equipment Recommendations: Use enough gun. These buffalo are every bit as tough as the Cape.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Wes Reagan
Contact Information: Tel. 281-744-4868 - 11223 Rousseau Dr., Houston, TX 77065 E-mail: wreagan@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience: All over US, Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe - 40 years worth.
Physical Condition: Fair.


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
This hunt was purchased at the 2008 Houston Gulf Coast Chapter of SCI Fundraiser. Caza Y Safaris handled everything flawlessly. My wife and I took two "non-hunting" observers so we added a lot of side trips and tours in and around Buenos Aires, before and after the hunt. Marisa, with Caza Y arranged all tours, transportation, tour guides, etc. It all went off without a hitch.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Caza y 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: 7252 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 11, 2009 to March 21, 2009
Place of Hunt: Argentina -
Hunt Area: Santiago del Estero


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Caza y Safaris. Alberdi St. 651, 10 floor of A Olivos; Buenos Aires; 1636; Argentina; Tel. 011 54-11-4797-1669; Email: info@cazaysafarisargentina.com; Web www.cazaysafarisargentina.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Water - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Medal class.
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Medal class.
Antelope, Blackbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Medal class.
Sheep, Four-Horned - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Goat, Feral - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Medal class.
Sheep, Feral - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Medal class.
Hog, Wild - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Okay.
Peccary - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: White-lipped peccary. Average.
Deer, Brocket - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Medal class.
Deer, Axis - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Medal class.
Peccary - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Collared peccary. Average.
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion, Mountain - Availability: Could have taken both of these trophies but chose not to since they could not be exported from Argentina.
Capybara - Availability:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Package hunt for 18 days including trophy fees for 15 animals. Amount: $24800
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $250
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1166
Charter Airfares: Amount: $395
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $950
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Excellent PH, all details were throughly organized. Everything promised was delivered, no surprises. Took all the trophies I had hoped to take.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great hunt, super bargain for Argentina.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James R. Grimm
Contact Information: Tel. 256-543-0090 - 527 Mistletoe Hollow, Gadsden, AL 35901 E-mail: gjim4al@aol.com
Hunting Experience: More than 50 international safaris, numerous hunts in US.
Physical Condition: Good for a 73 year old.


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
For those who might have an interest in completing the SCI Diamond level for The Trophy Animals of South America as well as the Grand Slam of Indigenous Animals of South America and do so on one trip and at a very reasonable price, take a look at what Caza Y Safaris has to offer. Their web page is www.cazaysafaris.com.ar.

I just returned having completed a hunt originally scheduled for 18 days in only 10 days. I took 12 different species and while readily available, I did not hunt the puma or the capybara because recent prohibitions by the Argentine government will not allow their export.

Except for the axis deer and capybara the hunt is conducted north of Buenos Aires near the village of Santiago del Estero. The accommodations are in an old but modernized hacienda and each bedroom includes a private bath and air conditioner. A recent addition, the hospitality room, included a comfortable sitting area, fireplace and bar and also serves as the dining area. The cuisine was good and plentiful and there were snacks available between meals in addition to hors d'oeuvres and cocktails of choice before the evening meal.

The hunting area surrounds the lodge and except for the areas where one will find the red deer, buffalo and blackbuck the terrain is covered with impenetrable brush, grass, weeds and thorny trees. Most of the hunting is accomplished by driving and walking the roads in an attempt to spot a trophy in an opening in the brush. The white-lipped peccary and the collared peccary can be hunted from a high seat or with dogs. Despite the lack of limited visibility, I was able to take 11 trophies in just 8 days. My hunt was in the middle of March which of course is summer in the southern hemisphere and the reason there was so much thick foliage. My guide told me they will burn some areas once the grass dies which will occur sometime in June or July.

My Professional Hunter, Leonardo Destefani was outstanding. One of the most capable guides I have had the pleasure of hunting with on 50 or more safaris around the world.

The hunt for the axis deer is a one day affair south of Buenos Aires. The owner of Caza Y Safaris, Jorge Noya was my guide for this outing. The one night accommodations was in a beautiful bed and breakfast and our congenial hosts, the owners, prepared a sumptuous dinner and breakfast. Hunting with Jorge was a real pleasure.

Caza Y Safaris has been conducting hunting activities in Argentina for more than 25 years and will go the extra mile to be sure you have a successful safari. They will meet you on arrival at the airport, make your hotel reservations before the start and at the end of your safari, provide all necessary ground transportation and if so desired, arrange for sightseeing excursions in Buenos Aires. This is all included in the hunting package at no additional cost. The only items that are not included is a charge of $395 for a one hour and twenty minute round trip flight required to reach the hunting camp, $250 for a hunting license and tips at the clients discretion to the staff and professional hunter.

Marisa, Jorge's wife, handles the myriad of details required to be certain the client's entire Argentina experience is a success. Once the contract is signed and any special requirements or requests are communicated to her, the client need only arrange his flights to and from Buenos Aires. Everything will be arranged with utmost precision to ensure a successful hunt.

I highly recommend this hunt. It is a terrific value when compared to other Argentina hunting alternative. The all inclusive package is 18 days of hunting and includes the opportunity to take 15 medal class trophies. The price, excluding the round trip to the hunting camp, the hunting license, tips and international airfare is $24,800.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Caza y 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: 6799 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 20, 2008 to June 30, 2008
Place of Hunt: Argentina -
Hunt Area: Santiago Del Estero


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Caza y Safaris. Alberdi St. 651, 10 floor of A Olivos; Buenos Aires; 1636; Argentina; Tel. 011 54-11-4797-1669; Email: info@cazaysafarisargentina.com; Web www.cazaysafarisargentina.com
Personal Guide (if any): Leonardo Di Stefani
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Brocket - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Peccary - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Goat, Feral - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Buffalo, Water - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Hog, Wild - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Capybara - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All game appeared in good 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: United Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Excellent, on time service. No complaints.


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: No problems of any kind. Hunt was well organized. Food was very good. PH Leo Distefani spoke good English and was very competent.
Highlights of Hunt: Securing a good brocket deer. This was my third trip to Argentina and I finally got a good one. I attribute this to the competence of the guide and the fact we were in a good area.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Because of the excellent organization of Caza Y Safaris, their excellent facilities and the competence of the PH.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James M Martin
Contact Information: Tel. 925-930-8886 - 11 Crest Court, Alamo, CA 94507 E-mail: molyneauxmartin@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Fifty years plus. Hunted Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South Pacific.
Physical Condition: Old and worn but not completely worn out. Will be 76 in October.


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
This was a very well organized hunt compared to my two previous experiences in Argentina. I was met at the airport and after a lunch transfered to a domestic flight to Tucuman. I was met there by the PH went directly to the camp. Jorge Noya is doing a lot of developing the area and is clearing large tract of thorn bush. The clearing proved an advantage as game came in to feed on the pushed over brush. At the end of the hunt, when it came time to settle up everything was fair and square with no nickel and dimeing. I plan to go with Jorge Noya again next year for red stag and whatever else .

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Caza y 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: 5984 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 7, 2007 to March 12, 2007
Place of Hunt: Argentina - La Pampas
Hunt Area: Santa Rosa - San Eduardo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Caza y Safaris. Alberdi St. 651, 10 floor of A Olivos; Buenos Aires; 1636; Argentina; Tel. 011 54-11-4797-1669; Email: info@cazaysafarisargentina.com; Web www.cazaysafarisargentina.com
Personal Guide (if any): Julio
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Water - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent for SA.
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was in great shape, lots of fat even in rut.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Delta and Aerolineas Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Delta was fine. Aerolineas flights were extremely late (3-8 hours) both in and out. Some were cancelled together. Allow extra time.


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: Hunting the stags in "the roar".
Equipment Recommendations: Wear high-top (12 inch and up) boots, they have billions of sand spurs. Thorn-proof, quiet pants and shirt.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Good value, great people and a very relaxing hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark D Klapmeier
Contact Information: Tel. 763-434-0882 - 17715 Bluebird St., Andover, MN 55304 E-mail: mklap@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
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
Hunting with Jorge & Co. was a great experience. The Argentinians are extremely friendly, good camaraderie even with the language barrier. (Any Spanish you can learn B4 would add to your enjoyment of the hunt/camp) Huge ranch, great cover, lots of animals, easy terrain. Guillermo is a most capable manager, handling all things very smoothly. An asset to the Co. Jorge is a fine host, I will truly miss him & his tales. Must go back for more!!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Caza y 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: 4669 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 18, 2005 to March 23, 2005
Place of Hunt: Argentina -
Hunt Area: La Pampa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Caza y Safaris. Alberdi St. 651, 10 floor of A Olivos; Buenos Aires; 1636; Argentina; Tel. 011 54-11-4797-1669; Email: info@cazaysafarisargentina.com; Web www.cazaysafarisargentina.com
Personal Guide (if any): Guillermo Simonini
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 points plus.
Antelope, Blackbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hog, Wild - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Lion, Mountain - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All species were 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: Delta Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Third time in as many trips that Delta has lost firearms. Will never fly Delta again.


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: The country, people, game and food. We were treated like family from the beginning to end.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I feel that everything was handled with our interest in mind.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Thomas J. Hill
Contact Information: Tel. 757-787-3014 - Pungo Teague, VA E-mail: thill@visi.net
Hunting Experience: Several trips to Russia and Canada.
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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Caza y 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: 4163 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 7, 2004 to May 12, 2004
Place of Hunt: Argentina - La Pampa
Hunt Area: Santa Rosa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Caza y Safaris. Alberdi St. 651, 10 floor of A Olivos; Buenos Aires; 1636; Argentina; Tel. 011 54-11-4797-1669; Email: info@cazaysafarisargentina.com; Web www.cazaysafarisargentina.com
Personal Guide (if any): Eugenio Lutz
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Water - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Lion, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Puma. Good.
Hog, Wild - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Wild boar were everywhere. They must be hunted from a blind. Several herds of buffalo were on the ranch. It's very difficult to judge cats. Ranchers are having problems with livestock kills.


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:
Name of Airline: American Airlines and Aerolineas Argetina Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Everything went very well.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $2,400. Amount: $2400
Trophy Fees: $4,800. Amount: $4800
Permits/Licenses: $200. Amount: $200
Commercial Airfares: $1,200. Amount: $1200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Everything went very smoothly. The guide was excellent. The entire operation was expertly run.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very well coordinated and organized. Pleasing the client was of upmost concern. I would hunt with this outfit again.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert B. Michalek
Contact Information: Tel. 716-592-3532 - P.O. Box 345, Springville, NY 14144 E-mail: bobmichalek@aol.com
Hunting Experience: 50 plus years.
Physical Condition: Good for 72.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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Argentina Hunt

At the 2003 SCI convention in Reno, I was the high bidder on a water buffalo hunt in Argentina. The hunt could be taken either in 2003 or 2004. I chose to wait until 2004 to allow me more time to decide on what other big game I might like to pursue and to give me more time to save up the additional funds that would be required for trophy fees for the other animals. I met with Jorge Noya, the outfitter, at the convention and we set a tentative date in March 2004. Caza Y Safaris was an annual donor to the SCI convention so I was able to get a quick check on his past performances. All were very satisfactory. Jorge Noya is one of the most successful outfitters in La Pampa, the province I would be hunting the buffalo. The other game available were, red stag, wild boar, and puma. Since I already have a stag from Argentina I decided on wild boar and puma. I stayed in touch with the outfitter via email. Since I would not be hunting the red stag I waited until the rut was over in May to hunt. As the hunt date neared, Jorge suggested I bring only one firearm to save on gun permit fees as well as weight. He offered to loan me his Mauser 375 H&H mag to take the buffalo and I would bring along my favorite seven MM Remington mag to hunt boar and puma. I would supply the ammo for the 375, which I packed along with my seven MM. The flight schedule was set and I departed Buffalo on May 6th to JFK in New York, then on to the international flight via American Airlines to Buenos Aires. The flight took approximately ten hours. Clearing customs and police at the airport in Buenos Aires went very smoothly. I had all the necessary paperwork prepared beforehand. The necessary forms had been emailed to me to complete prior to departing. Gulliermo was waiting for me at the security station where the weapon had to be cleared and in a few minutes we were off to Jorge Noya's house in Buenos Aires. We were to have lunch there and then leave for a local airport for the hunt area in Santa Rosa in the province of La Pampa. The flight was about one hour and 15 minutes. The lunch we had at Jorge's house was out of this world. It consisted of fresh caught baked Atlantic salmon, mashed potatoes, vegetables, green salad and truly fresh fruit. It was as good as it gets. When we arrived in Santa Rosa, my guide and PH, Eugenio Lutz was waiting for us, without delay we were off to the ranch where we would be hunting, about a two-hour drive from the airport. Upon arriving at the ranch Eugenio suggested I prepare for an evening hunt for the wild boar. The boar hunting there is done from high stands located near small lakes or large ponds. The boar is mostly inactive during the daylight hours and feeds and waters after dark. There was plenty of evidence of digging and rooting as we approached the stand area. At about 5:00pm we were settled in the high house waiting for sunset. I wondered why the PH brought the blankets along but soon found out why. After sundown the temps drop into the low 40's or high 30's in May; this being the southern hemisphere and the beginning of winter. At about 10:00pm we heard the grunting and squealing of fighting boars. With the keen vision of my PH, he motioned me to prepare putting a round in the chamber. When I was ready he turned on the floodlight and evaluated the boars. Within seconds he pointed to one and concentrated the light on the target. He indicated about 175 yards, so I held dead on and the seven MM, 160 grain Swift A frame found its mark. The boar stood out clearly in my wide angle Redfield scope set at five power. What a beginning to a hunt; arriving at 5:00pm and harvesting a boar that same evening! We loaded the boar, estimated weight about 350 pounds, onto the back of the pickup and headed back to the ranch to dress out the boar before retiring. At 7:30am the next morning at breakfast we discussed the plan for the buffalo hunt, Eugenio had already checked with the cowboys who are out all day checking on the cattle at the ranch. This was an active cattle ranch of 170,000 acres. Buffalo are frequently seen near the grazing cattle so this gives the ranch hands the location of the several buffalo herds. Eugenio decided to head for the closets herd that had been spotted. At about 9:30am we located the buffalo herd grazing in the middle of a very large open area of rolling plateau. They spotted us as soon as we arrived so we continued driving for another mile until we were out of their sight. We then cautiously walked back to a point where we would be able to glass the herd. Eugenio suggested a long stalk on foot to circle the herd paying close attention to wind direction and hopefully using the rolling terrain to keep out of sight. Once the buffalo start moving they can travel miles before stopping. Therefore, it took us about two hours to reach the opposite side for the wind direction to be in our favor. The PH instructed us to wait there while he carefully went on ahead to a vantage point where he could observe the group. Returning shortly thereafter he laid out the stalk. We would have to do some crawling but it would get us to within 125 yards. Everything was go. When we reached the top of the hill, the PH crawled on ahead and glassed the herd. They had not moved much and were grazing. Upon his return he indicated the best one in the group was on the far right and to chamber a round when I neared the summit. Crawling together we spotted the group and concentrated on the one on the far right. I chambered a 300 grain solid, which I had decided to use as a first shot and would follow up with a 300 grain soft, if necessary. Rising to one knee the PH positioned a shooting stick in front of me and I held just behind the shoulder and fired. The herd bolted as I chambered another round but it wasn't necessary as the buffalo only went about three jumps and was down. After waiting until the group was some distance away we approached the downed buffalo. It was a clean kill. The bullet passed clean through exiting through the far shoulder. The exit hole being about the size of a quarter. It was amazing the bullet passed clean through an animal of this size and muscle. After taking some photos we caped and quartered the buffalo where it laid. It took two of us to carry a hind quarter and lift it into the back of the pickup. We were back at the ranch at 1:00pm just in time for lunch. I hadn't been in camp a full 24 hours and already had two of the three animals I came for. After lunch and a siesta we set out at 3:30pm to look for puma tracks. Returning at dusk after having no luck at picking up any tracks. Every ranch generated it's own electricity and has radio communication. As we were eating supper, the radio picked up a call from the foreman of the adjoining ranch inquiring about a hunter in camp who might be interested in hunting a puma who was responsible for the loss of three head of cattle in the last three weeks. Naturally we agreed to be there the following morning. At about 8:00am we loaded the dogs and were on our way. It was only about an hour away. Upon arriving the foreman was waiting to take us to the area where the cat had last killed. After loading the dogs we were off for a 30 minute drive after which the trucks were parked and leashing two of the dogs we set the third dog free. Walking through dense cover we criss-crossed back and forth looking for fresh tracks. About noon the hound began baying and was off. The other two dogs were unleashed and followed in hot pursuit. After ten minutes the baying ceased. The PH said to wait and he went on ahead to where the dogs were last heard. He said that occasionally the hounds will jump a fox and in short order give up on it, but in five minutes he returned to inform me my cat was treed and to come forward to harvest it. One shot from the seven MM had the cat on the ground with a clean kill. We had to pull the dogs off because as expected they kept biting the cat. Photos were in order, then back to the ranch for lunch. Not two days had passed and the hunt was over, so I thought. The PH asked if I would like to try for a larger trophy in wild boar, so that evening we returned to a high blind, hoping to spot a monster boar. We observed several but none were an improvement over what had already been harvested. What a hunt this turned out to be. In less than two days I was able to accomplish what I had hoped to do in five. Early the next morning we were on the radio to Buenos Aires to have the outfitter attempt to move up my flight schedule which we were able to accomplish without penalty and I was on my way home - one happy hunter indeed. I must also mention that I saw a good number of red stags while moving about the ranch. I did not see any trophy bulls, but this is as expected. The large or herd bulls are resting in remote locations, hardly moving, to recover from the strenuous pursuit of females during the rut. They hardly eat or sleep during this rutting period. Actually, some of them never recover. In their exhausted state they are either taken down by a puma or die of sheer exhaustion or malnutrition takes them down.



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