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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Greg Butler 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: 8825 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 15, 2012 to August 31, 2012
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: CH1 and CH2 - Chobe area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Holbrow
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 58x50
Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 61x60
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Tons of elephant and other game as well.


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: Good
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: None
Highlights of Hunt: Stalking elephant
Equipment Recommendations: Be prepared to walk many miles
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This was an excellent hunt. I can highly recommend Bulter and Holbrow. Peter Holbrow was my PH and he is top shelf. Also - Greg Brownlee at Jeff C. Neal did an excellent job with the booking details of the hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Doug Shelly
Contact Information: Tel. 717-653-6416 - 1243 Milton Grove Rd | Mount Joy | PA | USA | 17552 E-mail: dougs@pgfinish.com
Hunting Experience: Average
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
This was an outstanding experience and exceeded my expectations. The PH, trackers and staff all worked extremely hard.



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Greg Butler 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: 8065 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 4, 2010 to September 7, 2010
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: CH-8


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Butler
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 58 X 51
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: There were plenty of good bulls seen even with wildfires in the area.


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: Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Delta was great but air Botswana & SAA are in the middle of a pissing contest & we had flight cancelled & then rearranged-other hunter in camp had gun delivered 3 days late.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $25000
Trophy Fees: Included Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Used points- business class X 2 Amount: $8000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Grass fires in the area but were assured that they would have have no impact and I would agree that it was just a smoke/ smell issue for us.
Highlights of Hunt: Sharing camp with another couple from Philly- trackers doing their thing- being part of a stealth move on Elephant with Greg Butler.
Equipment Recommendations: A face net for the Mopane flies would be REAL handy.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This hunt was a 3 week notice, get ready & go. not much time for research but what i did find out at Greg Butler was all positive. Judy & i went to Tanzania last year on our 1st Safari so we had a clue of what was coming. Greg is the real deal, Owner, PH, story teller- very professional.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brad Miller
Contact Information: Tel. 918-688-0761 - P.O. 2186 Owasso, Oklahoma 74055 E-mail: brad.miller@lhe-tulsa.com
Hunting Experience: North American game Tanzania safari- 2009
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
His wife Kelly deserves much credit also- we intended to meet her but Greg's mother was in JoBurg hospital in ICU and Greg left after seeing us to Kasane a couple of days after the hunt. he could have very easily had me shoot a bull on the 1st day & been on his way. Jeff Neal also gets an atta boy for finding this hunt, along with Greg Brownlee in his office who hunted Botswana in April & provided valuable insight. day 1: 4 stalks/ saw 20+ bulls day 2: 2 stalks/ saw 17+ bulls day 3: 1 stalk/ tracking 3 bulls, had another 3 come in on our left and then peel off & go their own way, then had another 7 bulls come in from the right. this is where Greg showed his skills-keeping on the original 3 bulls, evaluating the other bulls, not getting busted by either group & finally getting us in position to take the bull we had agreed on & not get in the middle of a stampede once i took the shot. everything from the shot for the next 15 seconds was in slow motion, seeming like a minute- really bizzare feeling. i guess that is what happens when you pull both triggers at the same time on a .470 NE double. 2 holes 4 inches apart from 50 yards thru the shoulder. Jeff assured me i wasn't the originator of this move! final note- the bulls on the last day were all feeding in the burned area from a few days before.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Greg Butler 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: 7988 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 20, 2010 to August 2, 2010
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: Chobe 1/2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Butler
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 60 pounds
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Chobe 1/2 is a quality area for elephant bulls.


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 Airlines and Botswana Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Good service, flights were on 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: We turned down 5 bulls over 60 pounds in the first five days and over the course of 14 days saw an estimated over 250 bulls. I took a huge bodied bull well over 60 pounds on the last hour of the last day of the hunt.
Equipment Recommendations: A good, heavy caliber double or comparable rifle and wear good walking shoes or boots which have been broken in.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Greg Butler is a gentleman and true professional elephant hunter from the old school who believes the experience is essential to a successful hunt. Therefore, it is likely each day you will get very close to elephants and when you decide to take one, closer than that (i.e. 10-20 yards). Greg truly enjoys hunting and of course, you will have an excellent opportunity to take a great bull. He pays great attention to details, has great trackers and camp staff and is first rate in every manner. There are no surprises in terms of costs, camps, etc., except that everything might well exceed your expectations.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rusty Rokita
Contact Information: Tel. 406-665-3355 - PO Box 272, Hardin, MT 59034 E-mail: centerfire@bhwi.net
Hunting Experience: I have hunted since I was 5 years old in Montana and my wife and I (she is also a hunter) have made a half dozen 16-21 day safaris to hunt four African countries, where I have taken most of the big five and numerous plains game. I have also hunted in South America, Europe, Canada (Baffin Island), Greenland and several US states, including numerous trips to Alaska.
Physical Condition: Generally good, but not as tough as I used to be.


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
By any standard, Greg and Kelly Butler operate a first class safari operation. Greg is a true hunter, with elephants being his passion and it shows. With many years of experience he knows what he is doing, how to get close and when to back out. After taking our shoes off, so we could get in close, I took my bull with a brain shot at 17 yards with a 470 N.E. One couldn't ask for a better PH. The logistics and their recommendations regarding travel was perfect in every respect. My wife and I also used Air2000, who provided outstanding service to transit Jo-burg and due to all paper-work being in order, clearing Botswana customs was a breeze...10-15 minutes. The hunting concession which is nearly surrounded on three sides by the Chobe National Park was outstanding with a good deal of variety in terrain (forest areas & river valley) and plenty of elephants. We probably saw some 250 bulls in 14 days and turned down five that were over 60 pounds within the first week. In addition to hundreds of elephant cows and calves, we also saw no less than 16 other species of game. Also to the credit of the government and region, we never saw anyone, other than our hunting party, and no evidence of poaching in the hunting area. The land cruiser and all other equipment was new, and the Hemmingway-style tented camp falls into the luxury category. They featured comfortable full sized beds, an ensuite shower and toilet with continuous hot water, night stands/dressers, a closet and carpeted floor. The camp food was good with no shortages of anything. Furthermore, the staff was polite, efficient and well trained. It was a cheerful camp where as the hunter you felt welcomed by everyone. And Greg's trackers (generally River Bushman)were outstanding. In addition to many photo opportunities, there was a pride of lions that roared each night very close to, if not in, the camp. It was Africa at its best. The winter weather at this time of year was cool in the morning, but very pleasant during the day. Without any reservations whatsoever, I would recommend Greg and Kelly Butler. And given his many repeat clients, I am sure many other elephant hunters concur.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Greg Butler 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: 7977 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 1, 2010 to July 14, 2010
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: CH8


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Holbrow
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All game animals seen, appeared to be in great 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: Delta and Air Botswana Airline Service: N/A
Airline Comments: No problems.


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: Killing a elephant, which has been a lifelong dream.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Not only would I recommend this hunt to a friend, it if is in the cards I will return.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ron Scitildt
Contact Information: E-mail: Outdoor@adams.net
Hunting Experience: 61 years.
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
I read with interest The Hunting Report's monthly issues for October and November, both having articles on concession CH8 in Botswana. I decided to write to you about my elephant hunting experience in CH8 from July 1-14, 2010.

My hunt was booked by Jeff Neal, booking agent with Greg Butler and Peter Holbrow Safaris in Maun, Botswana. My PH for the 14-day safari was Peter Holbrow whose humor, knowledge, experience and passion made him, in my opinion, second to no other PH I have hunted with. And I have hunted in four African countries.

Another PH, Gareth Flemix, was in camp and I spent some days with Gareth and Peter tracking elephants. This gave me some time to believe my appraisal of Gareth was such that I would feel very comfortable hunting with him. My good friend Rodney Cook videotaped the entire hunt which ended up with over seven hours of video that is in the process of being edited.

The bull elephant we killed on the 12th day was an outstanding trophy with tusks that were roughly 17 inches circumference at the lip and weighed 55 plus pounds n one side and 50 plus pounds on the other. I am still awaiting word on the exact weight as we did not reomve them from the skull when I left camp.

When reviewing the video, we comment that this bull was the "101st bull" we tracked up. This count did not include cows and calves, nor did it included any bulls we saw from the vehicle. All 101 bulls tracked up can be seen and counted on the video. Some of the bulls we tracked up were heavy, one-tuskers, some had broken tusks, and some had tusks that were just too small.

The video shows just how close we had to get to evaluate the ivory and, in some cases, it was a matter of feet as the bush was very thick.

We killed my trophy at 25 yards with one heart/lung shot from .416 Remingotn magnum. The bull ran another 50 yards and collapsed. All of the final stalk and shooting of the bull is on a tremendous video. It shows how Peter was very calm and under control as he orchestrated the final minutes, even though the wind was constantly swirling.

This hunt was an adventure of a lifetime and I would recommend this safari company to anyone.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Greg Butler 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: 7765 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 3, 2010 to May 14, 2010
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: CH 1-2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Gareth Flemix
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 57-54.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: First time elephant hunting but from what I could see conditions looked good.


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: South African Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Departure 2 hours late.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $25000
Trophy Fees: Inclusive. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Inclusive. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Gratuities. Amount: $1500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Hearing lions at night, making a dream come true.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? A reasonable priced hunt for elephant.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Shaun Morgan
Contact Information: Tel. 517-851-7746 - 3370 Brogan Rd., Stockbridge, MI 49285
Hunting Experience: 35 years in multiple countries and states.
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 Greg Butler 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: 7744 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 17, 2010 to May 2, 2010
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: Chobe Enclave CH 2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Gareth
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 80 & 76.
Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 50 & 46.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent 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: Delta and Botswana Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Delta Business Class is excellent.


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: Some full moon phase, but lots of animals.
Highlights of Hunt: Close encounters with trophies taken, lots of pictures taken of free range animals including monster buffalo, etc.
Equipment Recommendations: Quick dry clothing, big rifle, good shoes (Echo).
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Excellent area with forest, savannah, thick bush. Lots of animals, saw lots of big bulls.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dick Caruthers
Contact Information: Tel. 580-541-8968 - Cherokee, OK 73728 E-mail: dickcaruthers@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience: 40 years in Africa, Russia, Alaska, USA, Canada and Europe.
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 Greg Butler 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: 8182 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 6, 2010 to April 20, 2010
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: Chobe


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Luke Blackbeard & Piet Fourie
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: High 50s
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw many elephants each day. Took our bull on day 12 after many great stalks.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta to JoBerg and Botswana Air to Kasane Airline Service: Good
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: Seeing and getting up close and personal with many bulls before taking mine. Many long stalks to catch up to the bulls in the thick stuff.
Equipment Recommendations: Good walking shoes.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Everything was as advertised.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jeff Stohr
Contact Information: Tel. 605-262-1331 - 39074 Edgewood Lane, Aberdeen, SD 57401 E-mail: stohrjeff@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive: 4 African Safaris, over 12 sheep, most N. American, Spain, New Zealand, Russia, Tajikistan, Kyrgystan
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 Greg Butler 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: 7516 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 17, 2009 to May 30, 2009
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: NG18


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Butler
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 60 plus pounds on both tusks - beautiful ivory.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Lots of good bulls if you are willing to walk.


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: British Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Had no rifles.


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: Taking of elephant, missed brain shot. All excitement after that.
Equipment Recommendations: Good shoes.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? One of the best persons I have ever met.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Peter Stein
Contact Information: Tel. 909-792-2434 - 30261 San Timoted Cyn Rd., Redlands, CA E-mail: peterstein35@verizon.net
Hunting Experience: 50 years. 19 African safaris, Mongolia 3 times, China 4 times, New Zealand, Europe and US.
Physical Condition: Good, except knee problems and hearing - after 75 years things get a little harder.


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 Greg Butler 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: 7666 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 23, 2008 to August 3, 2008
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: Xai Xai


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Wilton
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Bait.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: None seen.
Impala - Availability: None seen.
Warthog - Availability: None seen.
Game Condition Comments: The area has no permanent water so game is scarce.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Fair Guide/PH Ability: Fair
Condition of Camp: Fair Condition of Equipment: Fair
Quality of Food: Fair Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: Delta and Botswana Airlines. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Botswana Airlines charged a 250 ZAR fee for rifle handling.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $15000
Trophy Fees: For bait gemsbok. Amount: $1500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $50 airline fees for rifle, tips. Amount: $50
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Scarce game. We saw gemsbok and steenbok daily but few other animals. Prebaiting not allowed and no scouting done, baits weren't up until the third night. It took 4 nights to get a cat feeding, leaving two evenings of hunting. PH unfamiliar with area.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations: Warm clothes for cold desert nights.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? Scarce game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: J.A. Tyburczy
Contact Information: 427 Glen Haven Drive, Spring Creek, NV E-mail: battydiver@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Moderate.
Physical Condition: Average.


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
Email from Kelly at Greg Butler Safaris to John Tyburczy:

Dear John and Elizabeth,

All a pleasure and thank you so much for the observations in camp will certainly take note.

Your notes regarding leopard hunting unfortunately have to fall on deaf ears as all those items mentioned are the rules and regulations of leopard hunting in Botswana. It is against the law to have more than two baits hanging at any one time. No pre-scouting or pre-baiting allowed. Your bait permit attached to your actual leopard license is time and area specific, you also had in your possession (with Wilton and the leopard license) what is called a "cha" permit, which is the third permit required, and a permit allowing you, scouts and PH's to get in your vehicle and look for spoor/leopard. This permit is valid for the days of your exact safari only. We carry out game counts and estimates, we use an international monitoring system called "MOMS" but to complete this date, we have to record what we see whilst on safari, otherwise get special permission from govt to carry out game counts.

Each country has its own ideas and rules and regulations of "fair chase", ours is the very strictest I know of in Africa, we are actually very proud of our ethics. The most lenient country in this respect is probably South Africa, especially on the private game ranches of which there are 100's, lion hunting in a fenced area of some several hectares is even allowed there. Even lions that are bred specifically for hunting are photographed and sold, prior to the hunter's arrival. The PH's accustomed to game ranch hunts in South Africa would have a very hard time here, with our extremely strict hunting code of conduct regulations.

I believe from Wilton, leopard fed on your bait, and quite a number of fresh spoor were found during the course of the days hunting, this means there are leopard resident in the area, they have taken your bait and fair chase begins. The two most difficult aspects of a free range truly wild leopard hunt are 1) to be located in an area of good leopard position population and 2) be sufficiently talented to get a leopard to take your bait. Once those two aspects are achieved the rest is chance and good luck.

Hounds can be used to track leopard from bait, and we have done this most successfully but obviously those hunts have to be specifically booked as a hound assisted hunt, they are few available in Botswana and very expensive.

The caves are beautiful, and a national heritage site, thank you for the DVD and note I have given it to the museum. And, all those medical supplies have gone to the village, much appreciated.

I hope you enjoyed your mobile safari? And saw lots of game!

Email from John Tyburczy to Kelly at Greg Butler Safaris:

Dear Kelly,

Thanks for all your help with our hunt. We did have a good time.

We were disappointed not to get a chance at a leopard but know how this can happen. We do have some suggestions that might help in the future.

Without the ability to pre bait pre-hunt scouting becomes more important. The lack of scouting and Wilton's unfamiliarity with the area meant that several days were used looking for spoor and preparing baits. We did not have baits up until the third day, and then only two.

I understand that it is a long drive from Maun to the camp to do pre-scouting, but it is an even longer trip for the clients. With bait sites identified one might expect to have baits up and working by the second, or possibly even the first night. This could make all the difference.

Including the impala and warthog in the offer was nice, however as we did not see even one of either animal they were not usable for meat or bait.

The camp overall was quite nice. There were a few minor things we forgot to mention at our departure. The zipper of our tent was broken and the switch to the better lighting did not work properly. The hot water bottles were very nice, except for the leaky one that seemed to get moved to a different person's bed each night.

We particularly enjoyed visiting the cave and wished we had time to explore it more thoroughly.

Outfitter Rebuttal:

I will answer as best as I can, in addition to the information you already have, from my email to John a couple of months after his Leopard hunt in 2008.

John purchased a Kalahari Desert leopard hunt donation. John and Elizabeth visited me at our booth shortly after their purchase. I explained to them the territory in which they had purchased their hunt is the Xai Xai community based concession of 1.5 million hectare of unfenced Kalahari Desert terrain. Greg and I have had the lease in this concession for eight years, each year we are allocated 2 leopards on quota. Each year both leopards are successfully taken. John's is the only leopard not taken, to this date.

Leopard hunting in Botswana is not impossible, only operated under strict rules and regulations, as explained previously. I am not permitted to pre scout or pre bait. Being in a position to hang baits after two days looking for fresh spoor has been sighted, as in John's hunt, is fairly good going.

The PH report records tracks and signs of 2 big toms found, one of these male leopards fed on our bait, but only at night. Shooting of leopard over bait is permitted in daylight only. Waiting for the leopard to come to bait either early in the evening or early in the morning.

Our PH, Wilton Raats is familiar with the concession, finding good leopard movement and hanging baits on the 3rd day of the safari in a concession of 1.5 million hectares is testament to this.

John did not have an impala license; this species does not occur in that region, he had leopard, steenbuck, gemsbok, and warthog. The PH report records good numbers of gemsbok and good leopard feeding and numerous fresh spoor.

Our company is privately owned by Greg and I. We are relatively small operators, one or both of us either meets or guides every client. We are always open to discussion and happy to assist wherever we can. We love our clients, our reputation demands this. Being small and in a position to meet and greet and or guide every client, I usually have a good feel for every safari. Of course I appreciate John's disappointment of not shooting his leopard. We were disappointed too. If a client chats to me about anything he or she is disgruntled about I can almost always offer an alternative or make a suggestion.

As far as my file on this safari shows, John and Elizabeth left good tips for the camp, and the PH, Wilton Raats. I have it noted here high interest requests prior to their arrival were access to the local village where they could distribute donations, exploring caves and for me to assist them with an excursion after the safari, all of which was achieved.

I believe I thanked John for his hunting suggestions, but showed why and how these methods could not be implemented. And I did not hear further. I believe they had opportunity at a good male leopard. We all carried out the special requests, visits to caves and excursions after their safari with pleasure, it is now more than 17 months after their departure, and well into our 2010 booking season. I am not sure what it is further I can do for them at this point? Every year the Botswana government reduces the annual leopard quota, in fact every year there are changes to hunting policy in Botswana. As operators we simply work within these boundaries and offer each and every client the very best experience we can.

Greg will be at our usual booth at SCI in Reno this year, I shall write to them and suggest they visit with him, I am certain he'd be more than happy to meet them and discuss face to face any issues they may have.

Again, I appreciate your email and the opportunity to explain the safari donated to SCI in 2008. You may recall the hunt report of Jerry Dollar who purchased the same safari in 2005.

Rerebuttal from John Tyburczy:

How much of the difficulties I experienced were intrinsic or extrinsic I cannot say, but I believe that my experience may be of value to other subscribers, therefore I would suggest putting it in your Botswana file for those that are interested. I am certain that others have had good experiences. I can only report on my hunt. To address the points in Kelly's letter in order; I cannot speak to their previous success, only to my experience. Prebaiting or scouting may not be allowed, but we spent time visiting local residents attempting to find out if they had seen leopard tracks. This could have been done in advance. PH Wilton seemed capable enough, but did not seem familiar with the area, such as needing directions to the camp on our way in and relying on the local guide for directions around the area. I wouldn't consider getting bait up on the third day a "testament" to his familiarity with the area. The original invoice (attached) lists impala, steenbok, and warthog. No impala or warthog were ever seen in the area.

The gemsbok that I shot for bait was not included and I had to pay additional for that. We try to enjoy our safaris, whatever the circumstances, and prefer not to complain about things that are not correctable at the time. We always try to leave good tips because we never know how the staff are paid. We have been in circumstances where most of the staff's living wage was from tips and so are reluctant to "short" them, particularly if they have appeared to give a reasonable effort. I would disagree that we had an opportunity at a good male leopard. We never saw a leopard of any kind so never had what could be considered a shooting opportunity. We did not see the local village, the medical supplies we brought to camp were taken back to Maun and left with them to be distributed. We did take a day off from hunting, after the baits were up, to visit the Drotskys Caves, which we enjoyed. And Kelly did put us in contact with a travel agent through whom we arranged for additional traveling in Botswana. I am not, and have not, asked them to do anything for us at any point.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Greg Butler 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: 6793 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 24, 2008 to July 4, 2008
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: NG18, Khwai area, Butler's Tau Camp


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Gareth Flemix
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 44 inch spread, 16 inch bosses, green SCI score of 119.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12.5 feet.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 21 inches.
Lechwe, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 23 1/2 inches.
Tsessebe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 1/2 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Huge herds of buffalo and impala with many trophy size animals available. Red lechwe were abundant and challenging stalks. Crocodiles were isolated to lagoons and very challenging to hunt.


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: US Air, South African Airlines, Air Botswana Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: USAir agent in PHL seemed unfamiliar with firearms processing procedures but was not a problem. Connected in Munich and had to complete German paperwork per advice from SAA. Tedious but no show stoppers. SAA flight from Munich to JNB was nice, service generally good but seats were small. Return flights from Vic Falls and JNB were delayed and lower quality of service than arrival flights. Flying into JNB from Munich was easy in terms of RSA firearms process, no other hunters on flight.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Daily Rate $10,000 (hunter) and $2,200 (spouse). Amount: $12200
Trophy Fees: Amount: $9325
Permits/Licenses: Including concession fees. Amount: $1215
Commercial Airfares: Used frequent flyer miles for most flights. Amount: $305
Charter Airfares: Amount: $450
Other Costs: Amount: $2300
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Absolutely none, first rate all the way.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing herds of 2-3000 buffalo, stalking crocodile in the Okavango Delta
Equipment Recommendations: Used a Ruger 416 Rigby with 400 grain Swift A Frames for all trophies. Swarovski 10x42 EL binoculars excelled in seeing game. Always packed too much equipment and clothing, next time cut by 50%. Recommend long sleeve shirts to prevent sun problems. Tuffpak rifle case worked perfectly. Canon 30D SLR and Canon SD870 IS Sure Shot cameras were perfectly paired for quality and portability. Recommend web or mesh hiking or running shoes when hunting in the delta as you will get wet. Avoid leather. Drink plenty of water even when in the delta, it's still a desert.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Yes, absolutely and without reservation. Hunting in the Delta is one of the last few truly isolated and wild places in Africa. Butler Safaris is one of the premier safari companies in Botswana and the camps, vehicle, food and staff were impeccable. Gareth Flemix is one of the new generations of PH and was spectacular. Strong, fit, extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of safari including game, geography, hunting techniques and managing staff and a great conversationalist. He had an excellent game eye and extremely high ethical standards for both hunting techniques and trophy sizes. He worked tirelessly to ensure a good hunt for us (non-hunting wife accompanied me and she felt completely at home). He has approximately 15 years experience and is licensed in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Mozambique to hunt all plains and dangerous game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: A Paul Reed
Contact Information: Tel. 610-270-4330 - 215 Kathleen Way, Glenmoore, PA 19343 E-mail: a.paul.reed@gsk.com
Hunting Experience: This was my third safari and first buffalo. The first two were RSA and Namibia plains game hunts. Extensive deer hunting experience for 40 years, hunted elk in Wyoming.
Physical Condition: Age 54 and in very good health. Fit with only a small "spare tire". Able to walk long distances and stalks.


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 safari was an outstanding hunt and far surpassed my expectations. Buffalo in the Okavango Delta generally run closer to 38-40 inches in spread and to take a huge bossed old bull with a 44 inch spread was truly memorable. Butler Safaris handled everything extremely well and as mentioned above I can only offer nothing but the highest praise for the PH Gareth Flemix. I'm very happy to offer more details upon request.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Greg Butler Safaris Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6043 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 4, 2007 to April 13, 2007
Place of Hunt: Botswana - Nagaminland
Hunt Area: NG5


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Lee Potter
Booking Agent (if any): Adam Clements; Safari Trackers. 24165 IH 10 West; Suite 205; San Antonio; TX; 78257; Tel. 210-698-0077; Fax: 210-698-0108;Email: Adam@safaritrackers.com; Web www.safaritrackers.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 21 kg.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Old boar - broken tusks on both sides. Added on after elephant was down.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: A lot of elephant movement as this area is a transit area to and from the Koavarga Delta area. Time of year - very hot for the entire hunt.


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: Good
Name of Airline: Northwest, KLM, Air Botswana Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Good. Air Botswana delays as normal.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $21000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Business class. Amount: $5800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips, hotels before and after hunt. Amount: $3000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None, but the heat.
Highlights of Hunt: Getting actual stalk and hunt on video. Great trip - second time with same outfitter and PH.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Cost effective way to get elephant (non-rogue, etc).


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Chuck Jones
Contact Information: Tel. 651-216-7744 - 1289 Paris Ave N., Stillwater, MN 55082 E-mail: cejonestwo@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: Second trip to Africa, several trips out west for deer, elk and antelope.
Physical Condition: Average.


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 Greg Butler 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: 5813 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 1, 2006 to May 12, 2006
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: G4, Xai Xai Concesstion


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Darren Smit
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 70 X 65 pounds.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 36 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: Scarce.
Game Condition Comments: We killed the eleventh bull we saw/stalked on fourth day of hunt. We saw no cows or calves. Plains game was scarce with the exception of gemsbok.


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 Botswana and South African Airlines. Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $10000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $10000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None other than Air Botswana failing to deliver rifles for four days.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a 13,000 pound bull elephant at 45 feet with my wife at my side. Darren Smit the consummate pro at 26 years old.
Equipment Recommendations: Best walking shoes available.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Best hunt ever. Best guide of bushmen trackers unbelievable. Would trade all previous hunts over 45 years to track elephant in the Kalahari again.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Daryll Southwick
Contact Information: Tel. 970-484-1907 - 2400 Terry Lake Road, Ft Collins, CO 80524 E-mail: whicker22@msn.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive, 14 trips to Canada and Alaska, first trip to Africa.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Greg Butler 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: 4859 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 3, 2005 to June 16, 2005
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: Manoga Camp (Central Kalahari)


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Darren Smit
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 7 foot.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Bait.
Zebra, Burchell - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Bait.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All animals taken and seen appeared to be in good shape.


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: NAW, KLM and Botswana Air. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Watch and make sure bags are properly ticketed between Joberg and Maun and return.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $13,200 plus $700 for wildebeest and $750 for zebra. Amount: $14650
Trophy Fees: Amount: $2500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $2200
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None - but would advise air charter.
Highlights of Hunt: Leopard treed and his demise in middle (10 yards) of 350 head of buffalos for video.
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ralph Knode
Contact Information: Tel. 307-674-8933 - 1690 Pond View Ct E-mail: rhk@fiberpipe.net
Hunting Experience: 35 years in North America, Mexico and Africa.
Physical Condition: Very good for 78 years 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
I cannot say enough good things about this entire hunt. Having seen Botswana from the ground - 3-4 hours each way, it would definitely use their charter air service in the future.

Greg and wife Kelly Butler a delight to do business with - very professional and organized.

My PH - Darren Smit, 25 years old and extremely knowledgeable about game and all the flora. The kind of young man you would like to see your daughters bring home.

The action once the leopard is treed is so fast. Maybe 20-30 seconds. I recommend a good video cameraman so you can see and hear what happened.

The last four days were spent at the Lechwe Camp (another leased camp) by the Okavango Delta videoing buffalo, elephants, zebra, giraffes, lions and hippos.

This hunt or any with Greg Butler can be booked directly - no need for any others involved, but would recommend Alex Lipworth if so desired.

At Johannesburg, I recommend the Holiday Inn at the airport - Kempton. Or the Afton Guest House - VIP meet and assist.

If you want a good leopard and can't take all those hours in a blind, this is the way to do. Until the dogs (hounds) are put on a fresh track - you can cruise the sand roods looking for tracks. These trackers are good.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Greg Butler 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: 4815 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 17, 2005 to May 28, 2005
Place of Hunt: Botswana -
Hunt Area: Kalahari- Hainaveld


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Darren Smit
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 150 pounds
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top 5 in SCI book.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 45 inch Bull 53"
Springbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average male.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Duiker - Availability: Never saw one standing still!
Game Condition Comments: All game was 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: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airlines, Air France Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $2300
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $335
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Had a nice kudu in the in the salt 3 hours after hitting camp, taking a top 5 Gemsbok bull, and especially leopard hunt with hounds.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? 7th African hunt and far and away the best.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dr. Jerry Dollar
Contact Information: Tel. 559-787-3009 - E-mail: jdollarsprint@earthlink.net
Hunting Experience: Alaska, Canada, USA, Tanzania, RSA, and Zimbabwe.
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
I have been on guided hunts all over the US and Canada as well as 6 previous safaris in Africa and this hunt topped them all. Greg Butler and his wife Kelly are absolute masters at running a top notch hunting operation and everyone in their company went out of their way to see that I enjoyed myself. My PH Darren Smit was not only a great person to spend time with around a campfire but in the field he was a real pro. It was quickly obvious that he knew how to hunt leopards with hounds and the excitement of a hound hunt just can't be beat. After 2 previous leopard hunts where I sat all night in a blind without success, it is impossible to describe the excitement of having a leopard come out of the thorn brush headed for me and fighting the dogs simultaneously. I dropped him with a shotgun at less than 10 yards. As a bonus I took a 45 Gemsbok bull that should place in the top 5 of the SCI record book. It just doesn't get any better than this (at least not with your clothes on!!). As a bonus, since my hunt was successful so quickly, I was transferred from the Kalahari to the Okavango Delta where I spent 5 days just loafing and taking pictures at no additional charge other than transfer fees.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Greg Butler 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: 2896 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 26, 2002 to August 8, 2002
Place of Hunt: Botswana - Kanawa
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Butler.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 45 inches.
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Hunted Delta for buffalo and birds. Plenty of ele. Hunted desert for eland. Horseback for 25 minutes, exciting chase-the best. Good bird shooting.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability:
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment:
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: 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: Follow up on wounded ele. Horseback chase for eland.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Lud Kroner
Contact Information: Tel. 307-362-6887 - 2143 Carson Rock Springs, WY 82901 E-mail: heli-doc@wyoming.com
Hunting Experience: Seventh African safari
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 Greg Butler 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: 2456 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 13, 2001 to September 23, 2001
Place of Hunt: Botswana - Kalahari and Okavange
Hunt Area: Kanana in Kalahari


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Greg Butler Safaris. P.O. Box 236; Maun; Botswana; Tel. 011-267-660994; Fax: 011-267-660995; Email: kelly@gregbutlersafaris.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Butler
Booking Agent (if any): Espacaza. Nunez De Balboa, 49; Madrid; 28001; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-5757629; Fax: 011-34-91-5753887;Email: espacaza@espacaza.com; Web www.espacaza.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Lechwe, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI 64 6/8.
Tsessebe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI 43 4/8.
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Very good.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Ten days, $450 per day. Amount: $4500
Trophy Fees: Nine animals. Amount: $9200
Permits/Licenses: Rifle license. Amount: $100
Commercial Airfares: Madrid - Zurich - Johannesburg - Maun. Amount: $1670
Charter Airfares: Two trips. Amount: $200
Other Costs: Preparing trophies. Amount: $800
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: I was hunting with two of my sons. PH was a very good hunter and a nice person.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This was my fifth safari, and perhaps the best.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Arturo Cernuda
Contact Information: Pza Marques de Salamanca 10, Madrid 28006, Spain
Hunting Experience: Five safaris in Africa, three hunts in Alaska, Spain and France.
Physical Condition: 73 years old but still 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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