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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Inafrica 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: 7854 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 16, 2009 to July 26, 2009
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Limpopo
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. PO Box 8249; Missoula; MT; 59807-8249; Tel. 800-225-5355; Email: rmef@rmef.org; Web www.rmef.org
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 46 to 54 inches.
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 34 to 36 inches.
Blesbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 12 to 15 inches.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 22 to 24 inches.
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 50 to 56 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 13 to 15 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 4 to 8 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Nyala - Availability: None seen.
Baboon - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Boer Coetzee's main ranch had little game and he did not seem interested in restocking his property. His contracted concessions were fair. His 15,000 ac main ranch had three gemsbok, we took them all. He had some white blesbok, some eland and a couple of ostriches. In order to hunt you had to go to other ranches. It seemed foolish to travel when he had the property.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Fair Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Poor Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Poor
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No problems at all.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Listed hunt. Amount: $12000
Trophy Fees: Over. Amount: $26000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $9000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Weapons and eqiupment. Amount: $8000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Game was not taken care of by skinners, capes were ruined, dip and pack was not done properly. Hides were shipped semi-dry and arrived with red mold. Hides had to be cleaned of meat and flesh. Wrong warthog was sent and two kudu, one gemsbok, one blesbok and three warthog capes were all unusable due to skinning and handing by InAfrica Safaris.
Highlights of Hunt: Our guides were excellent, the company they were working for should be banned.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? no
Why? Under no circumstances should a person book a thing with Boer and Kan Coetzee, owners of InAfrica Safaris, they are a rip off.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Gary W. Johns
Contact Information: Tel. 509-294-6162 - PO Box 11061, Spokane Valley, WA 99211 E-mail: gwj2310@roadrunner.com
Hunting Experience: Fifty years of hunting.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? yes Notified Personal Guide? yes Notified Booking Agent? yes
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? yes
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought? Coetzee has paid for the hide preperation required at the taxidermy, but has refused to address the $12,000 worth of ruined capes.


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Three other local hunters waited for three years to receive their trophies from Coetzee. When they arrived they were terrible. A professional taxidermist assessed the mounts and said they were the worst he has ever seen from a purported professional Outfitter's Taxidermist. People who dream of going to Africa on a hunting safari need to know about the Coetzee's, people need to know Boer will shake you hand and wave goodbye to you, and then forget you ever hunted with him. He has your money and there is nothing you can do from the states. Hunting in Africa is an experinece every hunter should have, but companies like InAfrica Safaris will drive people away from South Africa, or Mozambique, their other hunting property.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Inafrica 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: 6508 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 16, 2006 to June 28, 2006
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Limpopo
Hunt Area: Farm Nooitgedacht


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Liesl
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sable - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Good.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Fair.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Fair.
Warthog - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Poor.
Bushpig - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Good.
Tsessebe - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Poor.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bushbuck - Availability: Scarce, over hunted.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Scarce, over hunted.
Game Condition Comments: Overhunted concessions, scarce game numbers.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Poor Guide/PH Ability: Fair
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Poor
Quality of Food: Poor Trophy Care: Fair
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Poor service during flight, mediocre food.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $2500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $21000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $65
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Packing, dipping, etc. Amount: $3000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Scarce game, mediocre trophy size, lost trophies.
Highlights of Hunt: Harvesting sable.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? Lost trophies paid for including packing, dipping and shipping.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Thomas D Brennan
Contact Information: Tel. 209-577-4303 - 2909 Coffee Road #14 E-mail: tbrennan@ainet.com
Hunting Experience: Hunter for over 45 years throughout USA, Canada, Mexico and 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 Inafrica 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: 6404 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 6, 2006 to September 27, 2007
Place of Hunt: Mozambique -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Kam Coetzee
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: Lioness. In Africa, and Kan Coetzee in particular, cancelled our hunt.
Game Condition Comments: After numerous promises to refund our deposits, they have failed to do so and no longer reply to e-mail inquiries.


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: $2,000 deposit not refunded to Tim Brammer and also to Dale Robinson. 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? No
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tim Brammer
Contact Information: Tel. 317-418-2202 - 10606 Brooks School Rd., Fishers, IN 46037 E-mail: tbrammer@gpiproperties.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition:


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Yes Notified Personal Guide? Yes Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? Yes
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought? We would each like our deposits to be refunded as promised numerous times.


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Due to unforeseen circumstances and with sincere regrets, we are obliged to cancel your hunting safari to Mozambique.

For the passed month and especially the last week, Mozambique had excessive rains. We are unable to access the hunting terrains in the South due to very muddy conditions. Some rivers are in full flood as well. The animals have not migrated into the Northern hunting areas either and are very difficult to spot. Excessive surface water causes that the animals are too widely spread and have not formed patterns yet.

The last two hunters we took to Mozambique experienced the extreme bad weather conditions. Please talk to either Mr. Chris Nattinger from phone #4178680108 or Mr. Larry Gurian phone #4178818656 both from Springfield, Missouri.

There are two options:

1. Postpone the hunt until next year or 2. We will meet you at Johannesburg International Airport and take you to Vaalwater in South Africa. We will then monitor the conditions and perhaps still take you to Mozambique by road. InAfrica Safaris will meet you at Johannesburg International Airport as scheduled. (June 30, 2006 8:25am).

Once again our sincere apologies canceling the safari at such short notice.

Yours truly,

Boer and Kan Coetzee

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Inafrica 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: 4366 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 25, 2004 to July 30, 2004
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Eon Kos and Kon Coetzee
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Rhinoceros - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Green dart, two.
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inches.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent, exciting rhino 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: South African Airlines. Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Airbus 340-600 very cramped, very long flight. Service fair, in flight entertainment a lifesaver.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Package. 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: Rhino, evening fire.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Everything professionaly done, very comfortable accomodations, everything as advertised.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Charles Bryars
Contact Information: Tel. 251-666-2213 - 2270 Hillcrest Rd.
Hunting Experience: Fairly 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 Inafrica 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: 4255 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 18, 2004 to July 31, 2004
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Northern Province
Hunt Area: Vaalwater


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Andries Van Wijk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Hartebeest, Red - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Bushpig - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Giraffe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Springbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: In Africa has good camp, plenty of game, good staff. I took wife and two teenage grand children. They all took good trophies.


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: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: South African Airways Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Service fair - took four and a half hours to clear guns thru customs.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $8,000. Amount: $8000
Trophy Fees: $8,600. Amount: $8600
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $10,000. Amount: $10000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None - four to five hours to clear guns at airport.
Highlights of Hunt: Plenty of game.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Gib Lewis
Contact Information: Tel. 817-834-1911 - 2300 Race Street
Hunting Experience: 30 years over the world
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 Inafrica 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: 4577 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 5, 2002 to June 15, 2002
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Vaalwater


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Zebra, Burchell's - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Acceptable.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Acceptable.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Acceptable.
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Acceptable.
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Acceptable.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Acceptable.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All except the black wildebeest were in good shape. It was not so healthy.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Fair
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Fair
Name of Airline: South African Airlines. Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: I'll never ride with them again.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Slightly overpriced - but knew this going in. Amount: $11000
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: Vehicles not the best in the world.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? I am unconvinced that they tell the truth. We were promised our trophies prior to Christmas 2002. As of May 2004, we still do not have the trophies.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James E. Raney
Contact Information: Tel. 936-569-4752 - Nacogdoches, TX 75961 E-mail: jimraney@cox-internet.com
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition: Excellent for my age.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
This hunt was booked at the Dallas Safari Club in 2001. My son-in-law, daughter, three grandchildren, my wife and I went. My daughter, son-in-law and I were hunters. We took the hunt in June 2002. We paid for taxidermy to be completed at InAfrica's shop. The shipment arrived in Dallas in early Mary 2004. Two rugs and two skulls were missing. A sable, which we did not take, was included. Up to the time we reported that the Sable had been missent we had received no answer from Boer Coetzee, owner of InAfrica Safaris, regarding our shipment after numerous requests. However, the apparent loss of a sable did at least prick his interest enough to reply one time. I can think of no reason to recommend these people. It appears that once your money becomes their money all service is ended.

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Date: June 8, 2004 To: The Hunting Report From: Boer Coetzee of InAfrica Safaris RE: Critical Report from James Raney

We thank you for the opportunity to comment on Mr. Raney's report. He has every reason to up upset with us. His crate should never have left our premises without the necessary inspection procedure we normally carry out. Unfortunately, this crate left for the shippers before everything was packed and checked.

The sable was mistakenly packed in the crate. Two tag numbers were very similar and the wrong one was packed in Mr. Raney's crate. Mr. Raney's missing trophies are still here at our taxidermy. We applied for all the necessary permits and will ship them as soon as we received all the documentation.

We are doing our very best to have all these problems rectified as soon as possible. We once again apologize to Mr. Raney and The Hunting Report that his has happened. We endeavor rectifying the situation as soon as possible.

We are reputable outfitters and strive to give our hunters the best possible service.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Inafrica 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: 2810 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 28, 2002 to May 15, 2002
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Vaalwater


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Eon Kok
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Springbok - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Bought hunt at N. TX chapter RMEF - $6,000 Boer and Kan Coetzee made a full donation to RMEF chapt. They have for 12 of our 15 years. We had a great trip - No problems with security, guns, airlines or Inafrica Safaris. All went push, push, click, click!


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: SAA Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Went like clockwork. Wish you could get off on Sal Island for a leg stretch and fresh air.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1490
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: All expenses for son and I (two hunters) including taxidermy. Amount: $13510
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: They took us to Kruger Park in middle of hunt. Got to visit the elephant museum there. Drove to Orange Free to call springbok.
Equipment Recommendations: Warm coats - cold morning and late. Big hats - watch for ticks.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mims C. Reed
Contact Information: Tel. 817-267-3700 - 1725 Woodhill Lane E-mail: hunters-hq@cowtown.net
Hunting Experience: My third safari - TZ, Namibia, RSA, First for son. Hunted Finland, Paraguay, Western States.
Physical Condition: Age 64, 215 pounds 6 foot 2 inches. 24 broken bones and still going!


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 Inafrica 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: 3041 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 29, 2002 to April 8, 2002
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Northern Province


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Eon Kok and Kan Coetzee.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: - Trophy Size: Very large male.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Over 50.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bushbuck - Availability: Ran out of time.
Hartebeest, Red - Availability: Ran out of time.
Game Condition Comments: All game in great 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: Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Donated hunt. Cost $1,000 per hunter. Amount: $1000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $19000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1300
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Too short.
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting a problem lion at 15 yards.
Equipment Recommendations: Lip balm and tick spray.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I'm going back next year and so are my three hunting partners.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: David Polke MD
Contact Information: E-mail: ldpolke@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Two - three trips per year.
Physical Condition: Very 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 Inafrica 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: 2193 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 7, 2001 to April 14, 2001
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: It was a plains game hunt and animals were plentiful.


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: See comments.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Daniel Hurd
Contact Information: 6871 country Rd. 301, Terrell, TX 75160
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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?
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I would like to share my first African hunting experience with the subscribers of The Hunting Report. The outfitter I chose was Inafrica Safaris. Boer Coetzee is the owner/operator with his business partner/son Kan Coetzee. I had met them at The Dallas Safari Club International Show in January 2000. My very first impression was their sincerity, honesty and professionalism. I booked a 14-day plains game bow hunting trip.

When we arrived at camp, we were met by a very friendly, accommodating staff. They helped us unload our gear and showed us to our classic African chalet - very nice. The food, trucks and equipment were all first class. The camp itself was like a painted picture of what I thought Africa would look like.

The variety of animals was very good and the game was plentiful. I had the choice to stalk or sit at the watering holes. I decided to sit at the watering holes because it was very dry and hard to stalk. Luck was with me on this trip. I shot ten trophy quality animals.

My wife, Dian had fun as well and made new friends on her side tours. She was bird watching and saw 90 different types of birds. She identified 85 of those with the help of her Birds of Southern Africa field guide. We both had such a large time, we booked a three-week safari for this year.

I would highly recommend Inafrica Safaris to anyone interested in plains game or dangerous game. Boer and Kan have many other concessions available for different game. They are both gentlemen and professionals. The cost of our adventure was comparable with others I had looked into.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1976 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 14, 2000 to May 18, 2000
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Vaalwater
Hunt Area: Ndzacama and Karagowe Reserves


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Boer Coetzee
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 52 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 22 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Although the game was plentiful, we pulled out after four days (purchased a 14-day hunt with four animals included) after taking two of four species paid for. Total of 12 hunters in camp at one time. It was too much like a slaughter yard. Shooting from vehicle, etc.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $6,900 package at SCI auction for two couples with animals included. Amount: $6900
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: Too many hunters, shooting from vehicles and no activity at blinds because of rain.
Highlights of Hunt: Lightening strike 10 feet from our position. Thankfully I was able to show my companions a wonderful time at the Ndzacama and Karagowe Reserves.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? This is not something to look back on with pride. I was bowhunting, so perhaps I should take some blame for being in field with rifle hunters.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dennis Kamstra
Contact Information: Tel. 360-837-2010 - 202 Beverly Road, Washougal, WA 98671 E-mail: safariden@aol.com
Hunting Experience: I have been hunting for 40 years with a bow. This was my 10th African safari.
Physical Condition: Good for 55.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
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ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I brought two couples with me on this trip (new hunters). This operation is not something I would recommend for an "African experience." Typical "wackem and stakem" operation.

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To: The Hunting Report From: Inafrica Safaris Date: October 30, 2000 Re: Dennis Kamstra's Report

Thank you very much for sending me Mr. Kamstra's report. I am very sorry that Mr. Kamstra feels this way although, we tried to satisfy his needs. To start, we need to get background on his report.

Mr. Kamstra bought our hunt donation at SCI National. There are certain conditions to these hunts we had to get SCI to intervene on this matter before the hunt started. I include an e-mail from Mr. Kamstra on the effect that he will only stay for six or seven days. I also include a copy of the hunt he bought.

On arrival in South Africa, we discussed the hunt and we decided that we will give Mr. Kamstra and his company the dollar value of the animals included and then they can hunt any specie they want and it goes off the credit. That I think is extremely fair as when Mr. Kamstra bought this hunt he knew what the animals included were. Still, he went ahead and wanted different animals. Also, a credit for the seven days that they will not be with us on the hunt as they only intended to stay the seven days. I had to get SCI to intervene in Reno this year to resolve this. Our policy and terms of the donated hunt stated clearly on the auction description that no credit would be given for days or animals not taken (it's like burying a ford for half price and then want to trade it for a Mercedes).

Mr. Kamstra bowhunted and his friend rifle hunted. We operate on a 7,000-acre home range and several concessions all over South Africa. But they hunted on the home range as we got the most animals and very good quality on the home range. Also, we got more bow blinds on the home range. As all hunters know when it rains a lot, the animals' movement is slow.

We got one main camp accommodating all our hunters. They do not hunt all on the one property. All our facilities are on the home property that is skinning and raw prep also our taxidermy shop. So there would be a lot of animals and skulls. Inafrica Safaris got seven fulltime professional hunters and during the hunting season there may be 10 to 16 people in the base camp as we operate from there. In the same time Mr. Kamstra was there, we had Mr. Leroy Atwood, President of SCI Idaho, his second hunt trip with us and he hunted Orange Free State and Cape province with my son Kan and also our area and Mr. Max Bauer, Past President of SCI and RMEF Montana. Before you decide on this letter, we insist that you get these gentlemen's opinion on what happened there.

We got a full time cook specializing in game meat. What our hunters shoot, they eat. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people that don't enjoy game so we do alternatives. Obviously, Mr. Kamstras people were new to game and safari styles and didn't enjoy our efforts.

Mr. Kamstras party had opportunities to shoot quite a few good trophy class animals but were not interested. As for shooting a red hartebeest with a bow, you can't do that in five days hunting when it rained and a lot of surface water was present.

To conclude our statement, Mr. Kamstra is misusing your organization if you read through his report. He complained about rain, lightening and too many hunters in camp. His report on animals and trophy quality are good and abundant. Many hunters hunt Africa for three to four safaris before they shoot a 52-inch kudu and I have been in the safari business for more than 19 years now. If Mr. Kamstra had a serious and legal complaint, I would agree with him. This is just to hurt my business because he didn't get his way and to extort money out of us.

It is good to have good and sound criticisms, but to damage a business is something else.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1092 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 13, 1999 to June 26, 1999
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Northern Province
Hunt Area: Five ranches within 100 miles of Vaalwater.


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Lewis (20 years old but knew how to find game)
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 47 inches
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 31 inches
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28 inches
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Stallion
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 11 1/2 inches
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 22 inches
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 inches
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bushbuck - Availability: Too small.
Game Condition Comments: I saw a lot of game on most ranches, but horn size was less than what was expected. Guide knew the sizes well.


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines and American Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $100 per day for 13 days for hunter and guest Amount: $1400
Trophy Fees: A bit high, $300 for hog to $1,450 for kudu Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: round trip each Amount: $3000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: dipping and crating $100 per animal Amount: $700
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Lots of game and beautiful scenery.
Equipment Recommendations: Shooting sticks and more film.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? It was a good first time hunt and a great memory.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard Kaufmann
Contact Information: Tel. 972-442-1657 - 1 Willow Bend, Wylie, TX 75098
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in New York for deer, Montana for deer, elk, antelope, Canada for caribou, black bear, and Texas for deer, and exotics.
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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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1096 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 29, 1999 to February 13, 1999
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Tiansuaal
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Khan Coetzee
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Note: Hunter also took a baboon. The were all abundant 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: SAA and North West Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: SAA was excellent but North West very poor!


COSTS
Hunting Fees: For 15 days hunting and trophy fees Amount: $14000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: none Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: per person MSP to Johannesburg Amount: $1600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: A 57 inch kudu.
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Greg Johnson
Contact Information: 30444 Tabor Lake Drive, Danbury, WI 54830
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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 683 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 10, 1998 to July 20, 1998
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Transvaal
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Ken Coetzee 011-27-82550-2074. Hunt purchased at SCI auction
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI book.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: SCI book.
Steenbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: SCI book.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Representative.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Didn't see one big enough after my hunting buddy shot a monster.
Antelope, Klipspringer - Availability: My fault. Couln't ge on them fast enough.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent. The prior bad report I received from the "Hunting Report" was 180 degrees off the mark. I couldn't imagine a more hardworking PH.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: SCI Auciton Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Average to high (More than made up for by quality). Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: See above, $2,200 but also toured in Botswana and Zimbabwe Amount: $2200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Took a three day trip to Kruger. Superb $200 per day per person. Total cost $10,000 for whole family Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Minor and of no consequence.
Highlights of Hunt: Kan and Boer worked incredably hard for us. They were great with the kids and never stopped trying.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I plan to go back.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tom Nueman
Contact Information: 579 Amphitheater, Delmar, CA 92014
Hunting Experience: Moderate big game experience in United states. This was my first trip to Africa.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 684 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 16, 1998 to May 26, 1998
Place of Hunt: South Africa - North Transvaal
Hunt Area: Vaalwater


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Boer Coetzee and Kan Coetzee
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 35 inches
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 25 5/8 inches
Tsessebe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 13 1/2 inches
Reedbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 5 1/2 inches
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Big.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 22 inches
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bushbuck - Availability: Very thick vegetation. Saw some but no monsters.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $150 per day for ten days Amount: $1500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $7000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: used advantage miles Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking the monster eland with my double rifle.
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would absolutely recommend this hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jeff Cook
Contact Information: Tel. 214-520-7494 - 2911 Turtle Creek #1000, Dallas, TX 75219
Hunting Experience: Vast experience with eight African hunts.
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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1001 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 22, 1995 to August 5, 1995
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Northern Transvaal


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Boer Coetzee; Inafrica Safaris. PO Box 303; Vaalwater; 0530; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-82-388-2697; Fax: 011-27-14-755-3714; Email: inafrica@worldonline.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest - Availability: - Trophy Size: red hartebeest
Blesbok - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Blesbok - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: See comments.


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: See comments. 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: See comments.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dale E. Toweill
Contact Information: Tel. 208-373-0900 - 4728 E. Bownont Street, Meridian, ID 83642-5842
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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 am writing to alert other hunters to problems associated with InAfrica Safaris operated by Boer Coetzee, in the northern Transvaal, P.O. Box 303, Vaalwater, Republic of South Africa 0530; FAX 011-27147553714, cell 011-27-825502074 or 011-27-825502085.

My wife and I hunted with InAfrica Safaris July 22 through August 5, 1995, a ten day hunt for two people purchased at auction at Idaho FNAWS, plus three added days in Kruger National Park. Nearly four years later, InAfrica Safaris still has not fulfilled their obligations to us.

In the course of that hunt, my wife took a single gemsbok (trophy fee $900), while I took a gemsbok ($900), red hartebeest ($900), blesbok ($300), and warthog ($100), plus some smaller animals (genet, jackal, springhare). The hunt was reasonably conducted, with one exception -- while hunting with one of guides, Christo Venter, I was encouraged to shoot a blesbok. I expressed reluctance, saying I didn't really want a blesbok unless it was clearly over 15 inches in horn length, and was assured by Mr. Venter that the animal in question was at least 16 inches in horn length. I shot, killing the animal instantly. Its horns were barely 13 inches long. When I expressed disappointment, I was brusquely informed that I had made the decision to shoot, and I should be happy with what I took. Mr. Venter later said that InAfrica had just acquired that property, and were intent on eliminating the blesbok. However, that animal is not an issue I disputing.

Before my wife and I left Vaalwater, we paid Mr. Coetzee the above-mentioned trophy fees, plus fees for additional days spent in Kruger National Park. We also paid Mr. Coetzee $65 apiece for care of the two gemsbok and hartebeest, and $35 apiece for care of the blesbok and warthog. Mr. Coetzee encouraged me to have the small animals tanned at his operation for small rugs, at a fee of $40 apiece; we paid that amount. And we paid $96.25 for documentation and packing. I left clear instructions that I wanted the warthog skull but not the warthog cape; and I emphasized that the small animal skins were to be made into half-head rugs after being tanned and received by me stateside. I was assured that things would be done as I asked, and that my trophies would be sent to me within about 90 days.

A little more than 6 months later, in February 1996 I contacted Kan Coetzee at the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep Convention to inquire about my trophies and when I might expect them. And I heard excuses-- some of the hides had gotten wet. They had moved. They couldn't get things shipped. They were coming soon.

I received the first of my trophies (skulls and rugs) six months later, on July 1, 1996. The cost was $345.998 COD to the receiving agent, New Method Fur Dressing Company. (The tanned capes cost an additional $200 more, shipped to me in Boise.) When I opened the shipment, I was horrified. My wife's single trophy, the gemsbok, had been shipped with mismatched horns-one 2 inches shorter than the missing original-- and was unmountable. There was no warthog skull-- but I had been shipped the heavy warthog cape that I expressly told Coetzee I did not want. The three small animal skins were tanned, but in tatters-- the entire head and both front legs were missing from the springhare; the jackal was missing its tail and showed large tears in the skin, the genet's head was gone and the skin was in tatters.

I immediately notified InAfrica Safaris of the problems by FAX (July 6, 1996, copy enclosed). I received a return FAX from Boer Coetzee on July 15, 1996, assuring me that he would send me the missing gemsbok horn, warthog skull, and replace the rugs free of charge and as soon as possible (copy attached). And again I waited -- for another six months -- without hearing anything.

In January 1997, after repeated telephone calls, I sent a FAX to Boer, asking if he could bring the missing items with him to the FNAWS or SCI Convention (copy attached). I received no reply to my FAX, but was assured by Kan Coetzee in a conversation at the FNAWS Convention that the items would be sent in March, just as soon as everyone returned from conventions. March and April passed, and I Faxed again, with the same questions, on May 2, 1997 (copy attached).

Again 6 months passed with no word from InAfrica Safaris, and no trophies. InAfrica Safaris did not attend the 1998 FNAWS Convention, so I called, and was again assured that my trophies were coming 'within a month.' When nothing had been received within another 6 months, I sent a FAX on July 20, 1998, threatening to file letters of complaint with The Hunting Report and others. I got an immediate reply, penciled on the bottom of my FAX-stating that trophies had been shipped COD (copy attached). I then called New Method (who had received nothing), and Faxed Coetzee to ask for additional clarification of what had been shipped, and when (copy attached).

The following day (July 21), I received a FAX from Coetzee with the waybill, and on July 22 another FAX from Coetzee assuring me that he would reimburse me for shipping and tanning costs (copies attached).

I finally received the shipment package from InAfrica Safaris in August. Instead of the missing gemsbok horn, allowing my wife to mount her single African trophy, I was sent another gemsbok cape and horns; instead of the warthog skull, I was sent another with shattered lower teeth and another cape. I was sent replacement hides of jackal, genet and springhare. None of the capes or hides were tanned.

Thinking that this episode was nearly over, on August 21, and again on August 25, and again on September 10, and again on October, I Faxed copies of my bills for reimbursement and details for wiring money to my account (copies attached). Although Boer replied to my earlier Faxes, stating that he could not read my Faxes, nothing was heard from him after September 2. On January 19, 1998 1 sent a FAX to Boer care of Al Walker of Irving Texas, summarizing the expenses I had incurred at his direction, and for which he promised reimbursement-- $677.68. Then I called him at me Walker's house on January 29, 1998. Mr. Coetzee told me at that time that he had received my FAX, and promised that he would reimburse me for my expenses before he returned to South Africa in February.

Again, he lied.

It is now nearly four years since my hunt. I paid Mr. Coetzee, in addition to daily hunt fees, $3,100 in trophy fees, $481.25 in documentation and packing fees four years ago. I paid an additional $545.98 in shipping fees on the first shipment and $677.68 on the second shipment. Those payments were paid for services that InAfrica Safaris failed to provide care of my trophies and tanning services. Instead, InAfrica Safaris has cost me nearly $700 in additional COD charges, for dead animal parts that neither my wife or I took and do not want.

At this point, I want just two things from InAfrica Safaris, a return of the $900 trophy fee for my wife's gemsbok, and reimbursement for the $677.68 in COD shipping fees as promised repeatedly by Mr. Coetzee. Please help me in seeing that justice is done in this matter.

---------------------------------------------------------------------- NEW DOCUMENT --------------------------------------------------------------------- To: The Hunting Report From: Boer Coetzee of InAfrica Safaris Date: April 23, 1999 Re: Dave Toweill's Report

I received the complaint from Mr. Toweil. Our side of the story is as follows.

1. As for his hunt with Boer Coetzee InAfrica Safaris there was no complaint or reason to have a bad report on us from Mr. Toweil's. After four years Mr. Toweil complained about a blesbok that he should not have shot. He was hunting with one of the professional hunters that worked for us at the time,

We are extremely sorry what happened to Mr. Toweil's trophies as you can read in his own report that we as outfitters who value every client supplied Mr. Toweil free of charge new skins and replaced his gemsbok and even offered to pay the tanning cost for those tree skins. As you can see from his report that there is no way to satisfy Mr. Toweil. I have spoken to him quite a few times and every conversation that we had are reported completely the opposite in his report.

Mr. Toweil was not satisfied with me paying his tanning cost. He wants $200 for his cost. When I agree to pay that, it jumps to $400. I told him that $400 is way out of line. He then jumps to $660 and now claims $1,576. I feel that after what we did as the outfitter for Mr. Toweil, there is no way that we can satisfy him. He is trying to blackmail us or extorted money from us as outfitters. I feel as outfitter we did what every outfitter would have done. If we agree to pay him his $1576 what is the next amount he will claim?

2. InAfrica Packing and Dipping, who partly belonged to InAfrica Safaris during that period and who now fully belong to Boer Coetzee InAfrica Safaris, did the packing, dipping and shipping of Mr. Toweil trophies. Mr. Toweil uses a word urging to tan the skins through my operation. InAfrica Packing and Dipping have never in the past or now tan any skins of any kind. All our tanning are done by Kwiktan Tanneries who is internationally known for their quality work.

We shipped Mr. Toweil's trophies in a good condition with no damage to the tanned skins or anything missing in his box. After Mr. Toweil called me and told me what happened I asked him to claim from the airline or agent on his side. Mr. Toweil immediately accused us of all these things. Cutting his skins to pieces which we never did, but he never filed a complaint to the shipping carrier (airliner) in the United States who we have found over the last few years that we have tremendous problems of missing and damaged stuff. We are the accused and not the people who replaced the damaged skins. I spoke to SA Airlines and no claim had ever been laid by him or his receiving agent on his side that anything was damaged or missing out of the box. The releasing agent signed a document with the airliner that stated that they received everything and that they are in order and everything was accounted for and in good condition.

Sir, why would any of Boer Coetzee InAfrica Safaris or InAfrica Pacing and Dipping's personnel cut legs or tanned skins and cut them all over and not ship a value client a warthog skull?

We are proud of our business and tried to run a fair and good operation and as you can see we have tried from our side to satisfied Mr. Toweil and supplied these skins free of charge again. You will notice on his own statement that he did not pay in the first place or these animals. Only the tanning cost and again we want to state it very clearly in no way that we damaged those skins.

We have shipped the warthog cape with because a lot of times people decided afterwards to have a mounted trophy. Mr. Toweil mentioned that one of the gemsbok capes in not in very good condition so we shipped him a new cape. Even these facts have been turned against us in his complaint. We include a reference list of people who have hunted with us the last three to four years. You can call any of them and get a first hand report on our operation.

By publishing such a complaint as Mr. Toweil have sent to you, you can damage our business extremely. We hope that you will see it in the light as we have written it to you. Sometimes you can satisfy a client and sometimes there is no way to satisfy him. We have read quite a few of your hunt reports and know that you run a fair operation.

---------------------------------------------------------------------- NEW DOCUMENT ---------------------------------------------------------------------

To: The Hunting Report From: Dave Toweil Date: May 14, 1999 Re: Boer Coetzee's reply

Thank you for faxing me a copy of the reply from Mr. Coetzee. It made for interesting reading in part because at least you got him to reply! You will note that he did not respond at all to the core issue -- the fact that someone shipped an unmatched pair of horns for my wife's trophy gemsbok, for which we had not only paid a trophy fee, but additional fees to insure its safe handling and ultimate delivery.

Just a quick response to Mr. Coetzee's fax, for the record:

1. The incident with the blesbok was not a part of my complaint, despite the fact that I shot in only at the urging of the guide (Mr. Coetzee's son-in-law, Cristo Venter). All of us who hunt sometimes get stuck with a guide who is incompetent.

Mr. Coetzee correctly states that he offered to pay the tanning for the damaged skins (which he did replace). Mr. Coetzee did not, in fact, actually pay anything -- he just offered and stonewalled, while I had to pay out nearly $700 in additional shipping and tanning costs, all itemized for Mr. Coetzee, who also received fax copies of the bills. Sent copies of the bills and an itemized account of all charges, he decided, as he states in his fax, not to pay anything because the costs exceeded his expectations -- and obviously, his willingness to pay. What I requested for the first four years after my hunt was simply a replacement of what I had already paid for and failed to receive. Only after four years of being stonewalled and the realization that I could not have my wife's sole trophy of the trip, the gemsbok, mounted, did I request reimbursement of that trophy fee.

2. Mr. Coetzee, as agent and part owner of InAfrica Packing and Dipping, assumed responsibility for care of my trophies when he was paid to do so. Since I was not present when they were shipped, it is entirely possible that he shipped everything in perfect order, as he stated. I failed to consider the possibility that someone at the airport broke into his shipping container, stole one horn from my wife's gemsbok and replaced it with another, stole a warthog skull, stole a perfect jackal skin and replaced it with one missing a tail, and stole a springhare rug and replaced it with one missing a head in front of the ears. It is a possibility that had not occurred to me -- especially since the Customs clearing agency reported the case in good condition. It is true the shipment was screwed up, but there was no reason to blame the airlines or anyone else other than the shipper.

At no time did I complain about a gemsbok cape, or request one. Kan, Boer's son, suggested that he might send over a pair horns so that I might have a match for the missing horn.



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