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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Inyathi Hunters 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: 5688 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 21, 2006 to September 30, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetsi Unit 2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Darren Ellerman
Booking Agent (if any): Cabelas. 610 Glover Road; Suite A; Sidney; NE; 69162; Tel. 800-346-8747; Email: outdooradventures@cabelas.com; Web www.cabelasoutdooradventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 38 inches with 14 inch bosses.
Eland - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 40 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 52 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 29 1/2 inches.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 21 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 10 1/2 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Grysbok - Availability: Not quick enough with rifle.
Game Condition Comments: In general, game was abundant. Trophy bulls of kudu, waterbuck, eland not abundant but Darren Ellerman found them. Most common trophy bulls were sable, saw several each day.


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 and Delta Airline Service:
Airline Comments: SAA was excellent. Delta lost all four pieces of checked bags and rifles.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $7850
Trophy Fees: Amount: $7700
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Used frequent flyer miles. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: My wife as observer. Amount: $1850
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None with outfitter, area or PH. Equipment problem with Remington.
Highlights of Hunt: Watching trackers follow wounded buffalo for two miles, observing elephant hunt, stalking eland, waterbuck and kudu. Being 20 yards from five buffalo for 20 minutes.
Equipment Recommendations: Don't take a Remington, extractor broke on day five.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I don't think a person could ask for a better PH than Darren Ellerman. Absolutely first rate. Inyathi Hunters runs a professional operation.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Paul Smith
Contact Information: Tel. 850-524-9028 - 59 Saddeltree Trail, Crawfordville, FL 32327 E-mail: paul.smith@gt.com
Hunting Experience: Limited, deer and turkey.
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 Inyathi Hunters 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: 5936 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 21, 2006 to September 30, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetsi Unit 2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Darren Ellerman
Booking Agent (if any): Cabelas. 610 Glover Road; Suite A; Sidney; NE; 69162; Tel. 800-346-8747; Email: outdooradventures@cabelas.com; Web www.cabelasoutdooradventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 38 inches with 14 inch bosses.
Eland - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 40 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 52 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 29 1/2 inches.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 21 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 10 1/2 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Grysbok - Availability: Not quick enough with rifle.
Game Condition Comments: In general, game was abundant. Trophy bulls of kudu, waterbuck, eland, not abundant but Darren Ellerman found them. Most common trophy bulls were sable, saw several each day.


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 and Delta Airline Service:
Airline Comments: SAA was excellent. Delta lost all four pieces of checked bags and rifles.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $7850
Trophy Fees: Amount: $7700
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: My wife as observer. Amount: $1850
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None with outfitter, area or PH. Equipment problem with Remington.
Highlights of Hunt: Watching trackers follow wounded buffalo for two miles, observing elephant hunt, stalking eland, waterbuck and kudu. Being 20 yards from five buffalo for 20 minutes.
Equipment Recommendations: Don't take a Remington, extractor broke on day five.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I don't think a person could ask for a better PH than Darren Ellerman. Absolutely first rate. Inyathi Hunters runs a professional operation.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Paul Smith
Contact Information: Tel. 850-524-9028 - 59 Saddletree Trail, Crawfordville, FL 32327 E-mail: paul.smith@gt.com
Hunting Experience: Limited, deer and turkey.
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 Inyathi Hunters 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: 5969 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 26, 2006 to September 2, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Sikumi Estates


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Dumisani Murandu
Booking Agent (if any): Cabelas. 610 Glover Road; Suite A; Sidney; NE; 69162; Tel. 800-346-8747; Email: outdooradventures@cabelas.com; Web www.cabelasoutdooradventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Camp meat.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: No mature bulls.
Warthog - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: To me, concession appeared to be overhunted. Game that was there was very spooky.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Fair Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: All luggage made it, including guns. Miserable cramped trip.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5035
Trophy Fees: Amount: $160
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No trophy animals (see comments).
Highlights of Hunt: Conversations with PH.
Equipment Recommendations: Layered clothing. Cold early mornings, but did get hot in early afternoon.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? See comments. I feel that both Cabela's and Inyathi hunters did not accurately portray this hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tim Bottomley
Contact Information: Tel. 303-215-1146 - 11191 W 54th Ave., Arvada, CO 80002 E-mail: beverlytimothy@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: 25 years of western big game hunting, one previous 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
Below is a letter I wrote to Ed Beattie of Cabela's Outdoor Adventures immediately after my return from the hunt. While a little long, it provides a good summary of the hunt. I also provide some additional comments after the letter.

Dear Ed, I am writing this letter to I hope better express my disappointment and dissatisfaction with a hunt I booked through Cabela's Outdoor Adventures with African Silwane Hunters (which I understand is closely affiliated with Inyathi Hunters) in Zimbabwe from Aug. 22 thru Sept 4th, 2006. I am including it with the hunting report form you sent to me as the form didn't provide me with the opportunity to fully address the issues I encountered.

I hunted with a companion, Vernon Lovejoy, who also booked the same 7-day Cape Buffalo package Cabela's offered. We originally booked the hunt in June of 2005 for an August 2006 trip, and following a visit with you and Frank Cole in early December 2005, made our air transportation arrangements through Cabela's. During that December visit, after Vernon and I expressed high interest in a large (40'+ range) bull, you suggested that we might want to lengthen our hunting trip to provide a better chance. We did extend for one additional day for the new daily rate of $720, bringing our total package hunt price, including trophy fee, to about $7,220. While you understandably couldn't make any guarantees about trophy size, you left us with the impression that success rates were very high for these types of hunts as long as we didn't have our sights on only a 40"+. We accepted that, hoping that some luck and hard hunting could bring us a bigger trophy.

During our Dec. visit to your office, I provided a map showing many of the safari concessions; include State Forest Lands surrounding Hwange National Park. When we asked which concession we would be hunting in, we were told that it would depend on the buffalo's movements and where they were at that particular time and that the safari company had numerous concessions in the vicinity of Victoria Falls. As I said in the hunting report, the accommodations, equipment, PHs, and food were fine. Our problem was that there simply was no trophy game in the area we hunted, Sikumi Estates, just west of the town of Gwayi River, Zimbabwe. When I use the term "trophy" game in this letter, I just mean representative mature animals, not record book quality. During our hunt, 7½ days of hard hunting each, totally 15 days, we never saw a mature, representative Cape buffalo, let alone anything approaching 40". While we each stalked buffalo herds on at least 3 days, these were the same resident herds, with no mature bulls.

While we were impressed with the quality of the accommodations at Sikumi (I believe it was called Camp Selous) we were also quite surprised at the number of staff at the camp. To elaborate on that a little more, towards the end of our stay I asked Dennis, the camp manager, how many people do work there so we could provide adequate tip (it wasn't their fault there was no game). The list he gave me totaled 21 people. If you included my PH and two trackers and Vernon's PH and two trackers, that is a total of 30 people. I went into this detail here as I think it has considerable bearing on my conclusions from the hunt.

Vernon and I had said from the very beginning that our interest was Cape Buffalo, as we both have many plains game trophies from previous trips to Africa. I told Steve Williams, via email that the only plains game I was interested in were warthog, grysbok, and bushbuck. At the beginning of the hunt the PHs asked Vernon and I what other animals we were interested in. I re-iterated the warthog, grysbok, and bushbuck, but also said if we see a something really big (record book quality), like an impala, kudu or an eland, we would be interested. As events turned out, we didn't need to even bother with thinking about a list of other animals. For the first several days, my PH looked pretty hard for a trophy warthog, particularly since hunting warthogs doesn't have to conflict with hunting buffalo. Warthogs were most active in the middle of the day, when the buffalo are bedded down and wind currents are erratic, making stalking difficult. We never saw a trophy warthog. By the end of the 5th day, I told the PH to not worry about warthogs any more as it looked bad for buffalo and I didn't want to go through the efforts of importing just some warthog tusks. We did spend all afternoon on the 6th day trying to shoot a camp meat small impala ram, with no luck. All impala we saw were very skittish, never giving us an opportunity for a shot. Early in the morning of the 7th day I did shoot a small impala ram for camp meat. We realized that this type of hunt differs from a plains game ranch hunt, but I had no idea that any kind of plains game would be tough to see, let alone harvest. On the sixth day of hunting, three kudu bulls offered a shot, though none were very large. My PH did remark, "Finally, a trophy", which pretty much sums up the plains game hunting on this property.

Something else that particularly bothered both Vernon and I was that in spite of the fact that we weren't seeing any buffalo, two other hunters (actually a couple from Denmark, but only the wife was interested in buffalo) was brought to the camp. They were due to arrive at camp on our 5th day of hunting, but were delayed in Vic Falls for an additional day because of lost luggage. While the camp certainly had the ability to accommodate these two additional hunters and they had their own PH and trackers, they hunted on the same property as us. To Vernon and I it appears that the quality of this hunt was extremely oversold by both Cabela's and African Silwane Hunters. The reason we have been given so far for our lack of success was the large amount of rain earlier in the year. Weather is always an issue on a hunt, but it's usually the weather during the hunt, not weather months earlier. When it was apparent that there was a lot of water everywhere from these rains, Cabela's should have informed us then (May or early June) and given us some options. As an example, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is already informing hunters to expect fewer pronghorn next year because of low fawn crops this year, resulting from a very dry spring. I belong to SCI and the Hunting Report, both of which are very good at announcing issues that may concern hunters, world-wide. I have heard nothing from either source about problems with hunters getting buffalo in the Hwange area because of plentiful water. The lack/absence of trophy game (particularly our species of interest, Cape buffalo), the skittish nature of all the plains game, and the bringing in of another hunter appeared to Vernon and I that the only reason we were there was to support the camp staff by giving them a job. To us, African Silwane Hunters only appeared interested in generating some income and not providing any kind of quality hunting experience.

I would like to close on this issue of a quality hunting experience. Long ago my father told me that if I couldn't handle disappointment then I shouldn't be a hunter, as there will certainly be some disappointing times. To say that this hunt was a disappointment however is an understatement. After my first trip to Africa, I couldn't wait to go back. My friends have remarked that after my first trip, I couldn't stop talking about it. After this trip, they have to pry words out of me as I now have a very sour impression about hunting in Africa. I relied on Cabela's expertise to provide me with accurate information, and that did not occur. I should have been made aware in June 2006 before I made the last 50% payment that the high water availability (from their heavy seasonal rains) will dramatically affect success rates and given me the opportunity to cancel the hunt and pay cancellation penalties (including airfare) or look at some other option. In your terms and conditions you waive any liability of hunter success to cover yourself legally, but I believe you and African Silwane Hunters/Inyathi Hunters still have an ethical responsibility to accurately describe hunting conditions to clients. You relied on previous years' success and not what is happening now. I am willing to come to your Sidney office to further discuss this issue and look forward to hearing back from you.

Sincerely, Timothy A. Bottomley

During a follow-up phone call with Ed Beattie, I requested a refund for the hunt. I did receive my prepaid Buffalo trophy fee ($2,295) and 25% of the daily fee ($1,258.75).

Rebuttal:

Gregg Severinson of our office forwarded your e-mail to me, as I was the Hunting Consultant for the Zimbabwe cape buffalo hunt that Tim Bottomly is referring to. I was quite surprised to see Tim's report, as I thought that all of this had been resolved a long time ago. Basically, here's what happened: Tim Bottomly and his hunting partner, Vernon Lovejoy, booked a buffalo hunt with Inyathi Hunters in Zimbabwe. Vernon Lovejoy (who I have known for many years) was most interested in hunting with Inyathi Hunters, as his father-in-law had previously hunted with them and had many great things to say about this safari company. I have a very long track record of doing business with Inyathi Hunters, as I have been their Agent for the past 14 years and have personally hunted with them on several occassions. In addition to my personal hunts with Inyathi Hunters, most of the senior management of Cabela's have also hunted with them - many of them on multiple occassions. Most importantly, I have booked many, many clients with Inyathi in the past 14 years and the vast majority of these clients have submitted very positive reports about their hunts with Inyathi. Like any reputable Agent, we are required to completely research any outfitter that we represent. Given the fact that we have 14 years of positive client reports and have had many Cabela's employees personally hunt with this outfitter, it would be completely impossible for us (or any Agent) to have conducted any more due dilligence. Over the years, our clients have enjoyed very high success on their buffalo hunts with Inyathi Hunters. In fact, the English translation for the word "Inyathi" from the Indabele and Shona languages of Zimbabwe, means Cape buffalo. Yes, these guys hunt elephant, lion, leopard and plains game, but they have always specialized in Cape buffalo. It is very rare to have a client booked for buffalo with Inyathi and not be successful - but it does happen. While I haven't officially analyzed the data, I would think that our long-term success rate on buffalo with this outfitter is somewhere in the 95% range. That's pretty darn good for the 95 out of 100 buffalo clients that you book with them, but there will still be 5 out of 100 clients that are going to be unhappy! Do we need to start guaranteeing fair-chase hunts for free-ranging, wild animals?

Do we need to start doing all of our hunts behind high fences? For the sake of our sport, I sincerely hope that the answer to those questions is a resounding "NO"!!! Tim Bottomly and Vernon Lovejoy booked an "economy" Cape buffalo hunt. At the time, it was the shortest and least expensive Cape buffalo hunt that we offered. That being said, the vast majority of these economy hunts were successful and we all feel terrible that Tim and Vernon didn't get "their" buffalo. Being the kind of company that Cabela's is and having a reputation for superior customer service, we tried to do everything possible for these clients. I know Steve Williams (Director of Inyathi Hunters) very well and consider him to be a good, personal friend. Following the conclusion of this hunt, Steve Williams and I shared many e-mails and phone calls regarding what had happened and what could be done to satisfy the clients. We finally came up with an agreement to refund the buffalo trophy fees in full to both clients, as well as offering them the choice of either a 50% credit on daily rates towards a future hunt with Inyathi, or a 25% cash refund of day rates. Vernon chose to accept the refund of trophy fees and a 50% credit towards a future hunt. Tim chose to accept the refund of trophy fees, plus an additional cash refund of 25% of the daily rates. Both clients agreed to this and I thought the issue was resolved. Apparently, at least for Tim Bottomly, it is not. I feel very badly that Tim isn't pleased, but don't know what else could possibly be done. When almost every aspect of a hunt is rated highly by the client and a refund is given just because they didn't happen to harvest a particular animal, I don't know what other solutions exist. In fact, I am very concerned that we may be setting a precedent by refunding money for a good hunt, that just happened to be unsuccessful as a matter of natural circumstances. If someone, ie., the clients or the Hunting Report, has a better solution, I would gladly entertain it. Sincerely, Ed Beattie Asst. Manager Cabela's Outdoor Adventures

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Inyathi Hunters 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: 4988 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 28, 2005 to September 3, 2005
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Phillip Palmer
Booking Agent (if any): Cabelas. 610 Glover Road; Suite A; Sidney; NE; 69162; Tel. 800-346-8747; Email: outdooradventures@cabelas.com; Web www.cabelasoutdooradventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Outfitter did move to new area when we could not find buffalo in our assigned concession.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6630
Trophy Fees: Buffalo included, $850 for zebra. Amount: $850
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2330
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $900
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Scarce buffalo on concession #4.
Highlights of Hunt: Great 2 1/2 hour stalk last hour of last day of hunt to take Cape buffalo on concession #1.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Finding no buffalo on Concession #4, PH made special effort to move to new area.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: David Catari
Contact Information: 151 Maiden Lane, Rochester, NY 14616 E-mail: glp@rochester.rr.com
Hunting Experience: Alaska brown bear - main black bear and New York whitetail.
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 Inyathi Hunters 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: 4979 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 8, 2005 to August 14, 2005
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Metetsi Unit 3


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Guav Johnson
Booking Agent (if any): Cabelas. 610 Glover Road; Suite A; Sidney; NE; 69162; Tel. 800-346-8747; Email: outdooradventures@cabelas.com; Web www.cabelasoutdooradventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Tons of animals.


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: South African Airlines. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Take the 747 and not the airbus.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Cabelas travel agency booked me a non-changeable ticket. To come home early I had to by a full price ticket.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a great Cape buffalo.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John Garr
Contact Information: Tel. 562-598-1868 - 12801 Christy Lane, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 E-mail: johngarr@verizon.net
Hunting Experience: 30 years.
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 Inyathi Hunters 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: 5188 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 12, 2005 to May 26, 2005
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - Matabeleland North
Hunt Area: Matetsi Safari area Unit 2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Guy Venter, Leo Van Rooyen
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 37 inches.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 51 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inches.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 23 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 inch tusks.
Baboon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: Only females on baits. Too many lion in area.
Game Condition Comments: All wildlife appeared healthy inspite of drier than normal wet season. Unit contains a lot of lion, buffalo and elephant. Unit 2 is closed to lion hunting for two years.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment:
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: Delta, South African and British Airways. Airline Service:
Airline Comments: Delta - First class not up to par, South African - Business class was excellent. British Airways - very good, no problems with firearms or overweight bags.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Hunter $12,000, observer (wife) $2775. Amount: $14775
Trophy Fees: Amount: $11200
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $12762
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Hotels before and after hunt $1,000, tips $2,100. Amount: $3100
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None, but supplies of almost everything are nonexistent in Vic Falls.
Highlights of Hunt: Stalking Cape buffalo for several days before getting shot. Taking a great sable. Hearing lions everyday. Seeing a lot of elephant.
Equipment Recommendations: Take good optics.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Johnnie Odum
Contact Information: Tel. 303-494-8045 - 4705 Osage Dr., Boulder, CO E-mail: johnodum@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: North America, South America, two trips to Africa.
Physical Condition: Fair for 58 year old.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4379 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 1, 2004 to May 15, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetsi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Guy Venter
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Good.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Very good.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: I was daydreaming and too slow.
Warthog - Availability: Good.
Leopard - Availability: Excellent.
Baboon - Availability: Very good.
Game Condition Comments: Game was overall good, but hunting hindered by tall grass. The preceding winter was unusally wet, and I went too early in season.


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: Horrible airline - flew in Airbus cattle car with no leg room, metal box on floor, crummy video, desultary service.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $15000
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 much tall grass and too abundant water holes.
Highlights of Hunt: Buffalo hunting is fantastic. Saw many other animals in wild, including lions and sable.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Steve Duncan
Contact Information: Tel. 412-692-2210 - Pittsburgh, PA E-mail: duncsr19@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Fairly extensive in North America including Alaska. This was my first trip to Africa.
Physical Condition: Good or better.


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: 3823 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 15, 2003 to September 28, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetsi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Guy Venter
Booking Agent (if any): Cabelas. 610 Glover Road; Suite A; Sidney; NE; 69162; Tel. 800-346-8747; Email: outdooradventures@cabelas.com; Web www.cabelasoutdooradventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Giraffe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Hyena - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Varmint - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Baboon, average.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Lots of bull elephants. I looked for 11 days to find one that went over 50 per side.


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: Good
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: Absolutely none.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting elephants, wonderful staff.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Harry Seratt
Contact Information: Tel. 901-683-1240 - 6284 Solway Drive E-mail: heseratt@yahoo.com
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
We flew from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. We spent a day and a night in Victoria Falls on the return. There were no problems.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3611 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 31, 2003 to September 9, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetzi 2 Government Concession


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Guy Venter
Booking Agent (if any): Cabelas. 610 Glover Road; Suite A; Sidney; NE; 69162; Tel. 800-346-8747; Email: outdooradventures@cabelas.com; Web www.cabelasoutdooradventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 37 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 52 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: Very few in hunting area.
Game Condition Comments: Game looked good on large government concession.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $665 a day for 10 days. Amount: $6650
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $2800
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Only real frustration was no eland in the area.
Highlights of Hunt: Stalking and being around buffalo for five days before taking mature animal, touring Victoria Falls after hunt.
Equipment Recommendations: Bring money in small denominations (1,5,10) to make small purchases easier.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Classic dangerous game area. Saw many elephants, lion, etc. Excellent guide, full of energy, optimism and knowledge.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rob Hamilton
Contact Information: Tel. 630-569-1197 - 2390 Woodglen Drive, Aurora, IL 60504 E-mail: rlh120@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Two to Africa, one to Canada, one to Alaska, one to Wyoming for deer and hog hunting in several 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
Cy Angelloz did a great job of making me feel comfortable with the chaotic political situation in Zimbabwe. Always felt safe. Local people I came into contact with were obviously happy I was there. Africa needs hunters to help sustain wildlife. I will go again.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3475 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 12, 2003 to July 26, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetsi Unit 2 & 3


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Sean Grant.
Booking Agent (if any): Cabelas. 610 Glover Road; Suite A; Sidney; NE; 69162; Tel. 800-346-8747; Email: outdooradventures@cabelas.com; Web www.cabelasoutdooradventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 50 inches.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 23 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 8 inches.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: Government land, can't hunt at night.
Game Condition Comments: Game is plentiful, and everything that you would expect to see in Zimbabwe.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Delta and South African Airways. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: One of the carriers broke my gun stock. Had to rent a buffalo gun for three days.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $11475
Trophy Fees: Amount: $7000
Permits/Licenses: CITES Amount: $25
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2321
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Gun rental. Amount: $60
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: One of the buffalo's horns was broomed off. Arranged with the outfitter to hunt on private land for leopard, so I could hunt them at night, but for some reason didn't arrange this. He said he would leave that decision up to the PH.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing a lot of animals I only dreamed of, or have seen in a zoo. Seeing Victoria Falls. Being treated so well by everyone, including the customs people in Zimbabwe and South Africa. You might say I was pleasantly surprised, especially from what I have heard.
Equipment Recommendations: Quiet clothes. Something like fleece. I had bought some plain olive green and khaki colored long sleeve shirts and pants, and were way too noisy in the bush.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Seeing a lot of very good trophy animals, and being entertained by seeing other animals that were not on my hunting list.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Curt Lentner
Contact Information: Tel. 763-757-2589 - 2823 135th Ave. NW, Andover, MN 55304 E-mail: cu_hunting@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Alaskan moose, Montana mule deer, Colorado pronghorn, Minnesota whitetail deer.
Physical Condition: Poor - I have persistant asthma and allergies.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Yes Notified Personal Guide? Yes Notified Booking Agent? No
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? No
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought? I was hoping that my Outfitter Steve Williams, would offer me a very good deal (next to nothing) on a leopard hunt. Being that my PH made the comment that there is no reason to not take a cat, when you can hunt them at night. Had I been able to hunt at night for leopard, I know for a fact I would have come home with one.


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I don't know if all PH's are this good, but when Sean Grant, my PH, says that the animal you are about to shoot is "X" amount in inches, he is dead on. He truly is as stealthy as a cat, and climbs trees like one too. He really worked hard to try to get me a leopard. We had tom leopards feeding before and during my hunt, but couldn't get them to come out during the day. We built four blinds over the 15-day hunt, and only saw females coming to the baits during the daylight hours. The Matetsi area is a game rich area that holds great numbers of species that you would expect to see on a safari. This truly is an awesome place to hunt. As far as the politics, or problems that have been in the news and being reported about Zimbabwe. I never once saw anything out of the ordinary. In fact everyone from the customs officers to the three policeman that I saw in Zimbabwe, were so laid back and relaxed, I felt at home. The only thing that was evident of anything that I have heard of in this region, was an obvious fuel shortage. My outfitter was importing fuel from Botswana and RSA. Other than that, my experience in Victoria Falls customs at the airport was very pleasant and uneventful to say the least. We drove through one roadblock on the way to the Falls, and the police were very pleasant to deal with. I would go back to Zimbabwe without any reservations at all. In my opinion, your safety would be much worse visiting any large city in the United States, than visiting Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2992 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 6, 2002 to October 12, 2002
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetsi 2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Darren Ellerman
Booking Agent (if any): Cabelas. 610 Glover Road; Suite A; Sidney; NE; 69162; Tel. 800-346-8747; Email: outdooradventures@cabelas.com; Web www.cabelasoutdooradventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38 inches, 15 inch boss.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 44 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 56 3/4 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 20 inches.
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Large Stallion.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 9 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hyena - Availability: One was at the bait, but too early to shoot.
Game Condition Comments: Game appeared to be plentiful and in excellent condition.


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: South African Air. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems with guns or lost luggage.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Including buffalo trophy fee. Amount: $5900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $6000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: From Houston to Victoria Falls (round-trip). Amount: $1700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting my buffalo out of a herd of approximately 500 animals. 44 inch sable was a great bonus on this hunt.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Excellent numbers of animals, great camps and an excellent PH.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brian Austin
Contact Information: 3923 Colquitt, Houston, TX 77027
Hunting Experience: Two times to Zimbabwe; elk pronghorn and mule deer in New Mexico, Two times to Alaska. Over 20 years of whitetail in Texas.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1471 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 22, 1999 to October 6, 1999
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetsi Unit 2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Bill Lemon
Booking Agent (if any): Cabelas. 610 Glover Road; Suite A; Sidney; NE; 69162; Tel. 800-346-8747; Email: outdooradventures@cabelas.com; Web www.cabelasoutdooradventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 40 inches.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 39 inches.
Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Female.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Waterbuck - Availability: Outfitter had no remaining allocations.
Game Condition Comments: Animals in excellent conditions.


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: South African Airways and Zimbabwe Express. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: I went through New York. I should have gone through Miami. Much better connections.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $10100
Trophy Fees: Amount: $7900
Permits/Licenses: Entry and exit fees in Zimbabwe. Amount: $50
Commercial Airfares: Business class. Amount: $4700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Stalkong cape buffalo across the river bed, into the woods to within 30 yards. Shooting leopard walking past the bait and short followup to find dead cat.
Equipment Recommendations: Do not use .458 win to shoot buffalo. Fo to .458 lott or bigger caliber.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ivan schell
Contact Information: Tel. 502-589-1000 - 599 Garden Drive, Louisville, KY 40206
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in Alaska, Canada and twice in Zimbabwe.
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: 948 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 28, 1999 to July 12, 1999
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - Matetsi Unit 2
Hunt Area: Unit 2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Bryn Tollife
Booking Agent (if any): Cabelas. 610 Glover Road; Suite A; Sidney; NE; 69162; Tel. 800-346-8747; Email: outdooradventures@cabelas.com; Web www.cabelasoutdooradventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good
Buffalo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good
Hyena - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good
Duiker - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Good
Steenbok - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Note: Hunter also took a baboon. Seemed to be in good condition.


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: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: with observer Amount: $14000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $8070
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: for two Amount: $1940
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: tips Amount: $500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Were told unit three ended in unit two.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking animals, seeing many, many elephants and no fences or people.
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Shaun E. Morgan
Contact Information: Tel. 517-851-7746 - 5695 Hinkley Road, Stockbridge, MI 49285
Hunting Experience: I have hunted for 30 years.
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: 988 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 6, 1999 to June 12, 1999
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetsi number 3


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Gary Rosenfels (Great young PH)
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 70 pounds
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40 1/2 inches
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: I saw lion and had lion on bait but could not stay any longer. Plenty of opportunity if one had time.
Game Condition Comments: Abundant game. Saw over 150 sable!


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: Fair
Airline Comments: Flew first class. Sixth trip to Africa on South African Airways. Food quality very bad, but service was great as usual.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: hunt total cost Amount: $36000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None except time available to hunt. Ammo with customs on leaving Zimbabwe (Hunters need to know what they leave with).
Highlights of Hunt: Being able to stalk eight different groups of bulls in three days. Having Don Causey help with potential problems with weapons in Botswana. His advise more than paid for my subscription to Hunt Report.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Stephen A Oliver
Contact Information: Tel. 913-642-4600 - 2535 South West Sampson Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64080
Hunting Experience: I have hunted for 45 years in North America, Canada, Africa, and Central America.
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: 892 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 5, 1998 to September 24, 1998
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetsi Unit #3


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Inyathi Hunters. 46 George Silundika/3rd Avenue; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-70301; Fax: 011-263-9-78005; Email: inyahunt@mweb.co.zw; Web www.inyathihunters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Russell Tarr -- first class
Booking Agent (if any): Cabelas. 610 Glover Road; Suite A; Sidney; NE; 69162; Tel. 800-346-8747; Email: outdooradventures@cabelas.com; Web www.cabelasoutdooradventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 71 x 73 pounds.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw over 400 bulls many in the 55-60 pound range. This was primarily an elephant hunt. I passed up many 50-54 inch kudu and 40-43 inch sables. All animals appeared to be 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, South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: On time and no hassels with firearms.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Daily rate $950 for 18 days Amount: $17100
Trophy Fees: Elephant $11,600, zebra $700 Amount: $12300
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: tips Amount: $750
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Problem free. Could have used more shotgun shells for bird hunting!
Highlights of Hunt: Multiple, chose stalks on elephant and bulls. Truly enjoyed my interaction with PH Russell Tar. An exceptional PH and person.
Equipment Recommendations: Be in reasonable physical condition.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would absolutely recommend the hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tim Norris MD
Contact Information: P. O. Box 1170, Twin Falls, ID 83303
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in Africa four times, Alaska four times, New Zealand and multiple times in Western United States.
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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