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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On De Marillac 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: 4989 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 22, 2005 to August 28, 2005
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Various


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Theo De Marillac; De Marillac Safaris. P. O. Box 91; Gravelotte; 0895; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-15-318-4259; Email: demarillac@pixie.co.za; Web www.demarillacsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Theo De Marillac
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Duiker, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 7 6/8 SCI - Top 25.
Springbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Gold SCI.
Grysbok, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Gold SCI.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 X 6 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Unseasonal rain with high winds (45-50 mph) over several days created difficult hunting conditions but all game species were in good condition and prime areas booked by desired species. Theo is very well connected in RSA-Zimbabwe and Tanzania.


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 and South African Airlines. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Continue to "cattle car" their seating to the unbearable stage.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $3750
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: For two roundtrip. Amount: $6200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips and gifts. Amount: $1600
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Rain - high winds (45-50 mph).
Highlights of Hunt: Finishing "Tiny Ten" and all hunted species of RSA Game (37 species total).
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Theo is the "Gold Standard" of young PH's. He hunts several countries of Southern Africa - after nine hunts in him since 1996 his record 15 tops.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John M. Searless
Contact Information: Tel. 810-732-5800 - Box 7713, Flint, MI 48507 E-mail: jsearless@securityfirstins.com
Hunting Experience: Over 100 species of International Game (taken on three continents).
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 De Marillac 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: 4787 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 5, 2005 to June 14, 2005
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetsi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Theo De Marillac; De Marillac Safaris. P. O. Box 91; Gravelotte; 0895; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-15-318-4259; Email: demarillac@pixie.co.za; Web www.demarillacsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 54 pounds.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Male 150 pounds.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Female for bait.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Hunted on Inyati Hunter's concession with Theo DeMarillac. Incredible hunt. Saw 22 bull elephants in the first 4 days. Rushed the hunt. Only 9 days. Not enough time to be picky.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Fair Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No flights same day to Victoria Falls out of Johannesburg. That had me staying in Johannesburg for the night which ate up a hunting day.


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: Only had nine days due to work. Next time, I'll make the time.
Highlights of Hunt: 18 yard shot on elephant bull. Incredible image remains in my mind. Leopard was special (80 yard shot and 500 yards track). Luckily, the animal was dead when we got to it at midnight. Scary in the bush looking for a wounded leopard.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Joe Frank
Contact Information: Tel. 410-893-1112 - 1418 Eagle Ridge Run E-mail: joefrankjr@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: Started with deer. I'm hooked on Africa. Three hunts now under my belt. Lion in 2006 or 2007 and I've completed the big four. Can't wait.
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 De Marillac 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: 2688 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 22, 2001 to December 14, 2001
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Masailand
Hunt Area: Masai Block 2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Theo De Marillac; De Marillac Safaris. P. O. Box 91; Gravelotte; 0895; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-15-318-4259; Email: demarillac@pixie.co.za; Web www.demarillacsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Theo De Marillac
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Nine feet, six inches by 24 5/8.
Kudu, Lesser - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 30 3/8 x 7 2/8.
Dik-Dik - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 2 3/4 x 2; Kirk's did-dik.
Hartebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 18 x 10; Coke's hartebeest.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 25 x 6; East African impala.
Gerenuk - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 14 3/8 x 6 1/4.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 30 x 7; fringe-ear oryx.
Gazelle, Grant - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 25 x 6 5/8.
Gazelle, Thomson - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 13 4/8 x 5 5/8.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Left the concession for water during serious drought.
Game Condition Comments: Severe drought (no "short rains") caused out-migration of several species to adjacent hunting blocks that were better watered. Resident populations otherwise in good shape. Best dik-dik and lesser kudu area in Masailand.


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: KLM Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Our bags were broken into and two cameras stolen in Arusha (with 60 irreplaceable photos in them). Also tried to get into our double gun case.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $31320
Trophy Fees: $9,125; $1,825 for anti-poaching surcharge; $1,800 dip and pack. Amount: $12750
Permits/Licenses: Two guns $300, $2,900 permits. Amount: $3100
Commercial Airfares: Two tickets, round trip (KLM/NW Airlines). Amount: $3400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips, momentos. Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Extreme drought impacted on migratory species.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking record lion and SCI book quality of classic East African plains game.
Equipment Recommendations: Sun block/lip gloss/ eye drops.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Theo De Marillac is a "rising star" on the African hunting scene. Absolutely first rate in all regards.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John M. Searles
Contact Information: Tel. 810-732-5800 - P.O. Box 7713, Flint, MI 48507
Hunting Experience: 75 North American Hunts (29 of 30 species) and eight safaris.
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 De Marillac 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: 1125 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 21, 1999 to September 28, 1999
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Northern Province
Hunt Area: Gravelotte/Pietorsburg


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Theo De Marillac; De Marillac Safaris. P. O. Box 91; Gravelotte; 0895; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-15-318-4259; Email: demarillac@pixie.co.za; Web www.demarillacsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Theo DeMarillac
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 35 1/2 x 11 1/2.
Tsessebe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 15 x 9.
Bushpig - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 6 x 4.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Took two, 10 x 4.
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 x 13.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 21 1/2 x 6.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 29 1/2 x 9 1/2.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Both are abundant in this area. Theo has numerous concessions all over the Republic of South Africa and also hunts in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Air and American Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Flawless flights!


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $450 per day for six days and $120 for observer (wife also hunted) Amount: $3420
Trophy Fees: Amount: $6000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Miscellaneous, tips, momentos Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Theo is 100 percent committed to producing a wonderful safari experience for all clients!
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This was our fourth safari with Theo (three in South Africa and one in Zimbabwe) since 1996.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John M. Searles
Contact Information: Tel. 810-732-5800 - G3526 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507
Hunting Experience: I have been on 68 non-resident hunts in North America and six African safaris.
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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