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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Johan Spies 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: 7726 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 16, 2009 to May 30, 2009
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Limpopo
Hunt Area: Lone Tree


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Johan Spies Safaris. PO Box 96; Gravelotte; 0895; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-84-761-1635; Email: spiessafaris@mweb.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 54 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Nyala - Availability: None seen worth shooting.
Bushbuck - Availability:
Caracal - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Ample opportunities to shoot great animals. Many shots passed on as waiting for the perfect moment. Very happy with the animals I shot.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Book first class if at all able, I'm 6'2" and 20 hours in coach was all I could stand. Stewardesses were at times abrupt with passengers who were waiting to use the restrooms.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $400 per day. Amount: $6000
Trophy Fees: $100-$1,200 per trophy depending on species. Amount: $2550
Permits/Licenses: $100 for baboons and cats, $150 for firearms. Amount: $250
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $1500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Kudu. Hunting with Johan was a lesson in animal tracking, every day was just as amazing as the next. On day 6 we shot a zebra, red hartebeest and gemsbok working hard for each.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Johan's knowledge of hunting and animal behavior is beyond impressive. He works very hard to get great trophies and has the abilities and concessions to ensure it happens.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brad Smith
Contact Information: Tel. 801-546-4693 - 1462 W Whispering Meadow Lane, Kaysville, UT 84037 E-mail: terdcel@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Mule and whitetail deer, elk, Canadian geese, Merriam turkeys, African plains game.
Physical Condition: Triathlete.


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
If you have any thought that you may want to try an African hunt, do it, and do it with Johan Spies. I can only count the days until I return for my second trip. He's honest, fair and works very hard to provide you with the best possible experience you can imagine.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Johan Spies 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: 6829 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 19, 2008 to August 5, 2008
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Limpopo, Kwazulu-Natal, Free State


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Johan Spies Safaris. PO Box 96; Gravelotte; 0895; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-84-761-1635; Email: spiessafaris@mweb.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Johan Spies
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Reedbuck - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 15.5 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 14 inches.
Nyala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inches.
Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 8 inches.
Reedbuck, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7 inches.
Duiker, Bush - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 5 inches.
Baboon - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Huge males.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Oribi - Availability: Two recent caracal kills of big rams on property. No big mature males seen.
Steenbok - Availability: No large mature rams seen.
Game Condition Comments: Wife Natalie also took female nyala, 19 inch impala, 26 inch blue wildebeest, black wildebeest, springbok. Daughter Breck shot zebra and 17 inch white blesbok. Daughter McKelle shot 22 inch red hartebeest and common springbok.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: For two weeks for one hunter and three observers. Amount: $14280
Trophy Fees: 18 animals. Amount: $12825
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $9200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing daughters and wife enjoy their first African hunting experience.
Equipment Recommendations: Bring flat shooting .30 cal magnum for Free State.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Top quality outfitter. Will move you to where you need to get best animals. 100 percent honest and hardworking.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Roy H. Trawick MD
Contact Information: Tel. 801-561-4939 - E-mail: trawicks@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: US, Canada, Africa (twice).
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 Johan Spies 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: 6146 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 2, 2007 to June 12, 2007
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Limpopo
Hunt Area: Between Munnik and Tzaneen


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Johan Spies Safaris. PO Box 96; Gravelotte; 0895; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-84-761-1635; Email: spiessafaris@mweb.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Johan Spies
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 47 inches.
Eland, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 32 1/2 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 and 15 1/2 inches. Two.
Zebra, Burchell's - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two.
Hartebeest, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 21 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 19 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 28 inches.
Antelope, Klipspringer - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 4 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Nyala - Availability: Not enough time.
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Not enough time.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Not big enough.
Game Condition Comments: Saw many bigger curl kudu, but not yet mature. Many blue wildebeest, but not over 27 inches, was looking for bigger. Excellent properties 11,000 acres to 14,000 acres.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Direct flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg. Excellent service.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $400 a day for hunter and $200 a day for observer. Amount: $6600
Trophy Fees: Amount: $9200
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips to PH $1,000, tracker $200 and staff $200. Amount: $1400
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Klipspringer on tenth day (140 yard, uphill shot), eland last day (old) 244 yard shot, 28 inch waterbuck (312 yard shot), big bushbuck running shot (on film).
Equipment Recommendations: .375 H&H mag for heavy brush shooting.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Johan's team took excellent care of both hunters and non hunters. We hunted hard. All personnel and properties first rate.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Roy H. Trawick
Contact Information: Tel. 801-561-4939 - 47 Lone Hollow, Sandy, UT 84092 E-mail: trawicks@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Multiple species in US, Canada and Africa.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Johan Spies 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: 4381 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 13, 2004 to August 29, 2004
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Limpopo - Free State
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Johan Spies Safaris. PO Box 96; Gravelotte; 0895; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-84-761-1635; Email: spiessafaris@mweb.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Johan Spies
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Caracal - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: They were alive until we got there.


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: The food was good, but cattle car conditions, very cramped.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Absolutely none.
Highlights of Hunt: The tracking skills of our PH. His ability to spot the best of the best.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Sam and Tina Knoy
Contact Information: Tel. 928-445-0647 - 1046 Spire Dr., Prescott, AZ 86305 E-mail: t.conboy@att.net
Hunting Experience: As the wife of the hunter, I had never hunted big game before. I felt very safe and secure in Mr. Spies expertise. I took a wart hog. What a thrill.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
This was a trip of a lifetime, made even more special by the tracking skills and knowledge of our PH. We were able to take advantage of the wing shooting and deep sea fishing on the Indian ocean. We had a well-rounded trip and plan on returning to South Africa with Johan Spies Safaris.



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