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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Holstein Hunting Ranch 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: 8206 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 6, 2011 to May 13, 2011
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Near Etosha Wildlife Preserve


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Holstein Hunting Ranch. PO Box 422; Outjo; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-312-103; Email: holstein@mweb.com.na; Web www.holstein-namibia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Gunther Heimstadt/Carel Alberts
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Hartebeest, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: Hunted hard, all bulls not mature yet. Chose not to shoot one. PH gave good advice.
Game Condition Comments: Very good numbers and 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: Lufthansa, Air Namibia Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No complaints on either. Lufthansa excellent, Air Namibia average.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Very reasonable. 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. The guide gave 110%. We just couldn't get on a mature kudu bull. All other trophies excellent.
Highlights of Hunt: Stalking rhino and sable antelope for fun. Camaraderie with guides, accommodations and personal service.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This is our second trip to Holstein and we are planning a third. Birds abundant for hunting and fishing excursions possible too.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brett Maisel
Contact Information: Tel. 936-559-2605 - PO Box 632342, Nacogdoches, TX 75963 E-mail: maiselb@ci.nacogdoches.tx.us
Hunting Experience: 35 years -- US, mostly Texas, Namibia
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
Been twice. Going back with same outfit. Recommend Gracy Travel, San Antonio, Texas.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Holstein Hunting Ranch 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: 8201 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 31, 2011 to April 10, 2011
Place of Hunt: Namibia - Outjo
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Holstein Hunting Ranch. PO Box 422; Outjo; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-312-103; Email: holstein@mweb.com.na; Web www.holstein-namibia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Gunther Heimstadt and Carel Alberts
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Cheetah - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Dik-Dik - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Waterbuck, Ringed - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala, Black Faced - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Lechwe, Red - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very abundant
Giraffe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hyena - Availability: Wouldn't come to bait
Game Condition Comments: Had to travel to different ranches for the red lechwe and black faced impala.


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: N/A
Name of Airline: South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $24000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Frequent Flyer Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Brown hyena wouldn't come to bait.
Highlights of Hunt: Took a very good waterbuck.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Lots of game, good PHs, reasonable cost.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Edward D. Yates
Contact Information: Tel. 717-252-2571 - 690 Grand Manor Drive, Wrightsville, PA 17368 E-mail: yates690@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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Holstein Hunting Ranch 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: 7419 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 2, 2009 to August 12, 2009
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Holstein Hunting Ranch. PO Box 422; Outjo; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-312-103; Email: holstein@mweb.com.na; Web www.holstein-namibia.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two.
Cheetah - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Caracal - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Dik-Dik - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Major disease in the area.
Springbok - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All game I looked for I took. The area is very nice with very passionate guides. The cats hunted with dogs. I have been at many hunts. This person is a true professional. This place has a real eye opened as far as success was concerned. I would strongly recommend this place to anybody.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Guide/PH Ability:
Condition of Camp: Condition of Equipment:
Quality of Food: Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: Airline Service:
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:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? N/A
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Manfred Kets De Vries
Contact Information: Tel. 011-33-6072-415 - Insead Blvd De Caishanee, Fontainebleau, France 77305 E-mail: manfred.ketsdevries@insead.edu
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition: Recent back operation. Fit but fragile.


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 Holstein Hunting Ranch 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: 6729 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 15, 2008 to May 26, 2008
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Outjo - Holstein and numerous others


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Holstein Hunting Ranch. PO Box 422; Outjo; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-312-103; Email: holstein@mweb.com.na; Web www.holstein-namibia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Cunther Heimnstadt Sr and Jr.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Dik-Dik - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: #2 SCI overall.
Impala - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Black faced impala. #2SCI overall.
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top 20 SCI overall.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: #7 SCI overall.
Antelope, Klipspringer - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Small.
Giraffe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Huge - 18 feet tall.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Hartmann's mountain zebra. Beautiful.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Did not have one for sale in the entire country.
Game Condition Comments: Had a very wet year, game was very healthy.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and Namibia Air Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Had no problems whatever. Was a great change from previous Africa flights.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $9000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $12500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $600
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Frame on T/C (.300 Win Mag) I was stretched and kept blowing open on me - wounded two animals before I changed out the frame with the .22-250. One disadvantage of handloading to maximum PSI.
Highlights of Hunt: Travelled all over Namibia and hunted various terrain. Took three new SCI Top 10 species. Dropped a 4,000 pound giraffe with a .300 Win Mag. Dropped the springbok at 251 yards with a .22-250.
Equipment Recommendations: Small caliber or a solid for the pygmy antelope. Practice faithfully to 300 yards.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would recommend Holstein to two types of hunters: 1. The experienced hunter that wants BIG trophies and is willing to pay extra for them. Gunther Sr. really knows every outfitter in Namibia and he knows which areas hold the largest of various species. I doubt there is anyone better at obtaining the big ones! 2. The hunter that is just looking at collecting some mature representatives of species that are at the Holstein ranch. If you are on a budget, I do NOT recommend leaving Holstein - it gets very pricey very fast. Be sure to get exact cost estimates up front, before leaving the ranch.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Leon J Munyan
Contact Information: Tel. 480-496-0701 - PO Box 51138, Phoenix, AZ 85076 E-mail: leonmunyan@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: 50 years, every continent.
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 think every Southern African Hunter should try Namibia. It is similar to South Africa, but definitely different. The country is sparsely settled, with a great variety of terrain and species. The actual hunting ranches tend to be larger than most in RSA - you seldom see a high fence! Some of their species are, on average, larger than you will get in RSA. Two disadvantages are: They do not have trackers. If you wound an animal, do not plan to find it. Their culture feels it is perfectly acceptable to talk in their native language, even with english speaking people around. It is somewhat disconcerting to not know what is going on while hunting, and to have limited opportunities to converse at dinner, etc. Be sure to bring a friend with you to help fill in the gaps.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Holstein Hunting Ranch 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: 6008 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 1, 2007 to March 14, 2007
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Outjo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Holstein Hunting Ranch. PO Box 422; Outjo; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-312-103; Email: holstein@mweb.com.na; Web www.holstein-namibia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Basie Marais
Booking Agent (if any): Steve Gillhouse; World Adventures. W 1987 County Hwy. B; HCR 69, Box 217; Sarona; WI; 54870-9421; Tel. 715-865-5000;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 84 pound male.
Kudu, Greater - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 50 tall. Bronze.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 82 1/8 inches. Silver.
Eland, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 99 3/8 Gold.
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 57 1/8. Silver.
Blesbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 46 1/8. Gold.
Hartebeest, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 69 6/8. Gold.
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 89 4/8. Silver.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 71 7/8. Bronze.
Steenbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 11 8/16. Bronze.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 41 2/8. Silver.
Cheetah - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Zebra, Burchell's - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Zebra - Availability: Wanted only a stallion. Mountain/Hartmann's.
Dik-Dik - Availability: Wounded, not found. Damara Dik-Dik.
Giraffe - Availability: Abundant - no challenge.
Game Condition Comments: Quality of game is exceptional. Good trophy size with lots of opportunities. Better the field scorer, the better your results.


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: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Not the most favorable part of the trip.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 14 day for two. Amount: $8500
Trophy Fees: Seventeen animals. Amount: $12500
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Finding, stalking and harvesting top record book animals almost daily.
Equipment Recommendations: Needed only average hunting gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? It is a first class operation and you receive lots for your money.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Russell Smith and Jennifer Ehrlichman
Contact Information: Tel. 715-462-4170 - 9032 W County Road B., Hayward, WI 54843 E-mail: russ@russmithconstruction.com
Hunting Experience: Excellent
Physical Condition: Average (49 - Russ) and (42 - Jen).


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 Holstein Hunting Ranch 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: 5580 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 1, 2006 to July 15, 2006
Place of Hunt: Namibia - Kunene
Hunt Area: Outjo Province.


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Holstein Hunting Ranch. PO Box 422; Outjo; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-312-103; Email: holstein@mweb.com.na; Web www.holstein-namibia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Gunther Heimstadt.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Silver.
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Super Gold Medal.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Silver.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold.
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Warthog - Availability: Only saw small ones.
Game Condition Comments: Not uncommon to make a trip around the ranch and see 450 animals in one and a half hours.


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: Air Namibia. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Two hunters. Amount: $22000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Leopard drove up the cost. Otherwise the hunt would have been a great bargain.
Highlights of Hunt: Charging Leopard! Herd of 27 Impala Bucks, 40" super gold medal Eland.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Well run, professional operation. Great facilities and staff. A great place for a first African Safari.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Hopmann
Contact Information: Tel. 281-534-0981 - 1418 Modeste Drive, League City, TX 77573 E-mail: mhopmann@houston.rr.com
Hunting Experience: Mainly North America. This was our first 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
Family run operation. Father - Gunther and his two boys are the PH's plus one additional external PH. PH quality is very good. Three-star lodge with six rooms all with private baths. Great food and service by staff. Area has lots of Cheetah and Black-faced Impala which could be hunted but not brought back to the U.S. We had another group from South Africa hunting Cheetah in the lodge. They were very successful also.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Holstein Hunting Ranch 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: 4519 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 20, 2004 to July 9, 2004
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Outjo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Holstein Hunting Ranch. PO Box 422; Outjo; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-312-103; Email: holstein@mweb.com.na; Web www.holstein-namibia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Gunther Heimstadt
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Did not measure.
Cheetah - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Did not measure.
Caracal - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Did not measure.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 56 inches.
Dik-Dik - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Damarra dik-dik. 3 1/4 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Did not measure.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Did not measure.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Did not measure.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Did not measure.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Plenty of game in addition to what I sought. Eland, ostrich, giraffe, jackal and guineas.


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 Airlines. Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Very uncomfortable on a Airbus excessively long because the flight itinerary has changed so we went to Capetown and back to Johannesburg.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8000
Trophy Fees: Leopard included. Kudu $900, wildebeest $900, dik-dik $1,000, warthog $300, cheetah $1,000, caracal $350, springbok $400. Amount: $4850
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None (however, it would help if you could speak a little German).
Highlights of Hunt: Leopard and lynx.
Equipment Recommendations: Nothing out of the normal.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Had a great time with a very professional outfitter.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Don Morin
Contact Information: Tel. 253-891-1311 - 14211 16th St E., Sumner, WA 98390 E-mail: don@dmidrillin.com
Hunting Experience: 55 years of experience. Second trip to Africa, one to Mongolia and Spain. Many trips to Canada and Alaska.
Physical Condition: Old and worn out. Too much desk pushing. Cannot climb or walk far.


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 Holstein Hunting Ranch 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: 3341 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 21, 2003 to May 3, 2003
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Holstein Hunting Ranch. PO Box 422; Outjo; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-312-103; Email: holstein@mweb.com.na; Web www.holstein-namibia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Christy.
Booking Agent (if any): Pathfinder Hunting. 4110 Bikini; San Antonio; TX; 78210; Tel. 800-835-9262; Email: joyce4110@yahoo.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Mountain zebra, stallion.
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 39 inch bull.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: None on bait.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Air 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: 14 days of hunting and I saw no sign of civilization outside of our camp.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Lots of game, remote camp with the luxury of hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tim Neal
Contact Information: Tel. 428-699-0477 - 3500 W Kiltie Loop, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Hunting Experience: Africa twice, Alaska 12 times, all of Western US and Mexico and Canada 4 times.
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 hunt was booked through Al & Joyce Houston of Pathfinder Hunting. After poor experiences with other, bigger, more well known booking agents, dealing with Al & Joyce was a pleasant surprise. All facets of the trips went without a hitch. Plus Al & Joyce were in camp to make sure everything went well.

Although I only harvested three animals in 14 days, I passed on dozens if not hundreds of animals of numerous species daily. As I have harvested many of the more common species available, I was looking only for a few species or only an extremely large specimen of previously harvested animals.

The only animal that was booked that was not taken was a leopard. But both the outfitter and booking agent advised me before the hunt that May was far from the best time for booking a leopard hunt in Namibia. The outfitters policy to reduce the daily rate back to the price of a plains game hunt, if a leopard wasn

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Holstein Hunting Ranch 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: 1693 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 12, 2000 to June 20, 2000
Place of Hunt: Namibia - Outjo
Hunt Area: Jagd-unds Gastefarm Holstein, South of Etosha Pan


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Holstein Hunting Ranch. PO Box 422; Outjo; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-312-103; Email: holstein@mweb.com.na; Web www.holstein-namibia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Gunther Heimstadt
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Dik-Dik - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: #10 SCI.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI book.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI book.
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI book.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Note: Hunter also took a bat eared fox. Gunther has seven concessionas and plenty of game.


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: South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $150 per day per person. Amount: $1200
Trophy Fees: $300 to $600. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Normal. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting thorn thickets for dik-dik.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Gunther is honest and hard working and has good game. This hunt is a great value for the cost of $150 per day 1 x 1 and reasonable trophy fees.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rex Baker
Contact Information: Tel. 770-394-3135 - 136 Atlant Country Club Drive, Marietta, GA
Hunting Experience: Extensive hunting experience.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



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