The Hunting Report
HomeF.A.QContact Us\View Your Shopping Cart

Questions or Need Help Related to The Hunting Report Newsletter.
Call us at 800-272-5656 or 305-253-5301
Search:

HuntingReport.com

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On John X Safaris in Sidbury 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: 5116 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 28, 2005 to October 8, 2005
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Port Elizabeth area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John X Safaris in Sidbury. Hillside Form; Sidbury; Eastern Cape; 6131; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-42-235-1324; Fax: 011-27-42-235-1276; Email: johnxsaf@intekom.co.za; Web www.johnxsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Gary Phillips
Booking Agent (if any): Dave Harwood; John X Safari. 8880 W Geldale Cove; Cordova; TN; 38018; Tel. 901-624-5281; Fax: 901-409-1218 cell;Email: daveatjohnx@aol.com; Web www.johnxsafaris.co.za
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bontebok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Caracal - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Lechwe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Klipspringer - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Reedbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Grysbok, Cape - Availability: Males very scarce - none seen.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent condition with many opportunities and diversity.


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: Virgin Atlantic Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Above average accomodations via London-Heathrow.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4750
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $14500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Darted rhino (green) - awesome. Finally shooting a blue duiker (easier said than done). Shooting a world-class caracal (over 10 inches). Shooting a world-class white springbok.
Equipment Recommendations: None needed. Outfitter very accomodating for all classes of hunters.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Excellent outfitter. Well equipped for all types of hunters. Gary Phillips is probably the best PH I have had the pleasure to hunt with anywhere in the world. These people can assist you in any of the African animals.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Randy Pretzer
Contact Information: Tel. 903-389-5100 - PO Box 149, Teague, TX 75860 E-mail: randy@bossiercountry.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
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
Also succeeded in taking the following animals on this particular hunt. Kalahari springbok, black springbok, mountain reedbuck, bushpig - very lucky cape bushbuck, ostrich, duiker and and rhino (green). They have virtually all African game available across several ranches.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On John X Safaris in Sidbury 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: 3641 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 5, 2003 to September 18, 2003
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Transvall, Natal, East Cape


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John X Safaris in Sidbury. Hillside Form; Sidbury; Eastern Cape; 6131; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-42-235-1324; Fax: 011-27-42-235-1276; Email: johnxsaf@intekom.co.za; Web www.johnxsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Gary Phillips
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Grysbok - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Sharpes grysbok, excellent.
Springbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Golden springbok, very good.
Blesbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Yellow blesbok, 14 1/2 inches.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28 inches.
Klipspringer - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 4 3/4 inches.
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 1 1/2 inches.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 42 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Suni - Availability: Scarce, not from lack of trying.
Game Condition Comments: All excellent, average number of ticks.


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: No leg room and I'm not that tall.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $300 a day and did not charge for my wife and child. Amount: $4200
Trophy Fees: Per list. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $1.400 each. Amount: $1400
Charter Airfares: Great pilot - stayed with us during hunt and even babysat my five year old. Amount: $3900
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Klipspringer, blue duiker and Sharpes grysbok. Taking my five year daughter.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is my fourth hunt with this PH. Owner Rick Van Zyl is beyond reproach.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard Adams
Contact Information: Tel. 775-345-2030 - PO Box 326, Verdi, NV 89439 E-mail: kingmismo@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: Average for mid forties - fun, easy hunt.


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 John X Safaris in Sidbury 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: 2895 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 7, 2002 to June 16, 2002
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape and Karoo
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John X Safaris in Sidbury. Hillside Form; Sidbury; Eastern Cape; 6131; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-42-235-1324; Fax: 011-27-42-235-1276; Email: johnxsaf@intekom.co.za; Web www.johnxsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Hudson
Booking Agent (if any): Dave Harwood; American Adventure Travel. 8880 W Glendale Co.; Cordova; TN; 38018; Tel. 901-753-4868; Email: daveatjohnx@aol.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 22 inches.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Lynx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Cape kudu. 48 inches.
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 37 1/2 inches.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 37 inches.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 inches.
Steenbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 4 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Warthog - Availability: We saw plenty, but nothing over 6 inches.
Game Condition Comments: Simply amazing! Lots of game, large concessions, very respectable trophies. All made SCI record book.


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:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Package hunt Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $6900
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Extra animals $1600, use of dog pack $125, duck/geese $125 Amount: $1900
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Monster eland taken! Lynx with dogs was a blast. Night hunting for steenbok. Took an old kudu.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great food, my PH was very accurate with judging trophy size. Everyone worked hard to exceed all of my expectations. Truly a dream hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Thomas Farrell MD
Contact Information: Tel. 314-846-6492 - St. Louis, MO 63129 E-mail: tom2000@dnamail.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive. Canada, Mexico, Western US and Maine.
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 John X Safaris in Sidbury 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: 2840 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 4, 2002 to June 14, 2002
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John X Safaris in Sidbury. Hillside Form; Sidbury; Eastern Cape; 6131; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-42-235-1324; Fax: 011-27-42-235-1276; Email: johnxsaf@intekom.co.za; Web www.johnxsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Peirre Moolman
Booking Agent (if any): Ross Wolley; Wolley, Ross. PO Box 397; Huntley; MT; 59037-0397; Tel. 406-348-2496;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 1/2 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 46 inches.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 36 inches.
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Springbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Black. 13 1/4 inches.
Reedbuck, Mountain - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 7 1/4 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 24 inches.
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All species readily available in good to excellent numbers with good trophy quality available in all species.


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 Airlines and Delta. Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: including trophy fees. Both of my sons also shot springbok Amount: $6500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $1,500 each (myself, wife, and two children.) Amount: $6000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $1,000 (three day tour for wife and children) $1,500 observer fee for wife. Amount: $2500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing my two sons age 8-10 shoot their first big game. Warthog charge, shot at 15 yards.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? First class outfit, excellent for family.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Scott DeMars
Contact Information: Tel. 406-652-9356 - 865 Bluegrass Dr. West Billings, MT 59106
Hunting Experience: First Africa trip, several hunts in Alaska and Canada.
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 John X Safaris in Sidbury 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: 2571 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 1, 2001 to October 10, 2001
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape and Orange Free State
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John X Safaris in Sidbury. Hillside Form; Sidbury; Eastern Cape; 6131; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-42-235-1324; Fax: 011-27-42-235-1276; Email: johnxsaf@intekom.co.za; Web www.johnxsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Dave Harwood; American Adventure Travel. 8880 W Glendale Co.; Cordova; TN; 38018; Tel. 901-753-4868; Email: daveatjohnx@aol.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Unmeasured.
Zebra, Burchell - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Unmeasured.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Unmeasured.
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Unmeasured.
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Unmeasured.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Unmeasured.
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Unmeasured.
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Unmeasured.
Duiker, Common - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Unmeasured.
Grysbok, Cape - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Unmeasured.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bushpig - Availability: Tried baiting but no luck on day we were hunting.
Lechwe, Red - Availability: Spooked by natives.
Warthog - Availability: Did not see trophy class animals.
Game Condition Comments: All game 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 Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: This was just after the airline crisis. Sometimes slow but still good. Lots of room on the plane.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Plus 14 percent VAT. Amount: $1000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $7950
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1556
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Gratuities for PH and camp staff. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a 57-inch kudu (approx.). Visit to Orange Free State to hunt kudu, impala and waterbuck.
Equipment Recommendations: Good glasses.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Donald Gasaway
Contact Information: Tel. 618-993-1359 - Box 1074, Marion, IL 62959 E-mail: dongasaway@aol.com
Hunting Experience: 50 years.
Physical Condition: Out of shape, old desk jockey.


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 John X Safaris in Sidbury 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: 2968 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 7, 2001 to August 16, 2001
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John X Safaris in Sidbury. Hillside Form; Sidbury; Eastern Cape; 6131; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-42-235-1324; Fax: 011-27-42-235-1276; Email: johnxsaf@intekom.co.za; Web www.johnxsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Harry Sparks - fantastic PH.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Cape. Gold Medal 48 1/2 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Cape. Silver Medal 13 1/2 inches.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Bronze Medal 38 1/2 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold Medal 24 1/2 inches.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Gold Medal.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Silver Medal.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold Medal 13 1/2 inches.
Blesbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Gold Medal 17 1/2 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Nyala - Availability: Wanted Gold Medal size but did not find one of this class. I substituted blue and black wildebeest and took outstanding trophies.
Game Condition Comments: I found game quantity and quality to be outstanding overall and was very impressed with the areas that I hunted. I also collected warthog, bushpig, steenbok, duiker, and mountain reedbuck.


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Air and Delta. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No problems with airlines at all.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Package for nine animals taken. Amount: $6900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $1550
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $125
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Packaging. Amount: $125
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Hunt was fine, but animals were tanned in South Africa. Very poor tanning.
Highlights of Hunt: The kudu hunt, the bushbuck and mountain reedbuck hunts were very exciting, also the bushpig was hunted with hounds - very fun.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Absolutely outstanding in all respects, a great experience.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Scott McConnell
Contact Information: Tel. 608-241-7990 - 838 Twin Pines Dr., Madison, WI 53704 E-mail: smcconnell@ci.madison.wi.us
Hunting Experience: Mostly deer (whitetail and mule deer) and exotics and black bear.
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 John X Safaris in Sidbury 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: 2325 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 30, 2001 to August 8, 2001
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John X Safaris in Sidbury. Hillside Form; Sidbury; Eastern Cape; 6131; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-42-235-1324; Fax: 011-27-42-235-1276; Email: johnxsaf@intekom.co.za; Web www.johnxsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Willem Van Nierkerk
Booking Agent (if any): Dave Harwood; American Adventure Travel. 8880 W Glendale Co.; Cordova; TN; 38018; Tel. 901-753-4868; Email: daveatjohnx@aol.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Nyala - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 23 inches.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 36 1/2 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 20 inches.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17.5 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 46 inches Cape kudu.
Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Eight inches.
Reedbuck, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Seven inches.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 29.5 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13.5 inches Cape bushbuck.
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Burchells zebra.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Lots of animals; many required travel to different areas in order to find the best quality. We enjoyed seeing different ranches and concessions (different areas). We never felt hamned in by fences while doing this. There are probably better areas for a few of these 11 species I harvested, but we did quite good and had a blast!


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:
Name of Airline: South African Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: A real pleasure to fly compared to US based carriers.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Ten days plus 11 animals plus one observer. Amount: $11320
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: SAA $1,500 x 2; domestic United $430 x 2. Amount: $3860
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Dip/ pack and shipping yet to be charged. It should be $1,000 to $1,500. Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Harvesting most of the animals by the seventh day and having three days to hunt nyala. It was a good thing as it took all three to find him, then it was only average. My wife harvested a 29 1/2-inch blue wildebeest, her first animal.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? We had a great time; food and hunting was great. We had a PH that was only concerned about us having a good hunt. He always found good animals for us.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Travis Hirst
Contact Information: Tel. 620-275-7675 - 2100 Milford Ln., Garden City, KS 67846 E-mail: wthirst@dowagro.com
Hunting Experience: Significant, however mostly in lower 48.
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 John X Safaris in Sidbury 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: 2200 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 18, 2001 to March 30, 2001
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area: Sidburg


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John X Safaris in Sidbury. Hillside Form; Sidbury; Eastern Cape; 6131; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-42-235-1324; Fax: 011-27-42-235-1276; Email: johnxsaf@intekom.co.za; Web www.johnxsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Edward Wilson
Booking Agent (if any): Dave Harwood; American Adventure Travel. 8880 W Glendale Co.; Cordova; TN; 38018; Tel. 901-753-4868; Email: daveatjohnx@aol.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Great.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Great.
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Great.
Reedbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Great. Mountain reedbuck.
Lynx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Great.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Animals healthy and sleek following a summer with ample rainfall. Few ticks on animals.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability:
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment:
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: I had planned muzzleloader but airline refused to transport pyrodex.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3400
Trophy Fees: Amount: $5000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tropy preparation. Amount: $125
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Lynx hunt, which was a last minute additon.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great people, beautiful hunting areas and ample opportunity for trophy animals.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Donald Gasaway
Contact Information: Tel. 618-993-1359 - Box 1024, Marian, IL 62959 E-mail: dongasaway@aol.com
Hunting Experience: I have been hunting for 25 years for big and small game in North America.
Physical Condition: Below average due to arthritic knees.


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



«« Back to the Report ListGet Instant Access to Our Complete Database »»


Site Map
Home | Subscription Related | Articles & Reports | Trophies  | Advertising | E-mail Extra | Online Store

The Hunting Report Copyright © 2014Who We Are/What We Do / Privacy Policy / Contact Us


Hunting Newsletter
Hunting in Africa, Hunting in Canada, Hunting in Russia...it's all here!
Read an issue of The Hunting Report Newsletter online right now!
Get the latest issue of The Hunting Report Newsletter by mail.
Hunting Africa, hunting russia, hunting europe....It's all one click away!

Outfitter Reports
Hunting Outfitter Reports
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Hunting Reports & Articles
Hunting Experiences
From Fellow Hunters
Angola Hunting (1)
Argentina Hunting (113)
Armenia Hunting (3)
Australia Hunting (99)
Austria Hunting (7)
Azerbaijan Hunting (19)
Benin Hunting (16)
Botswana Hunting (99)
Bulgaria Hunting (2)
Burkina Faso Hunting (4)
Cameroon Hunting (106)
Central African Republic Hunting (54)
Chad Hunting (8)
Chile Hunting (3)
China Hunting (13)
Croatia Hunting (5)
Czech Republic Hunting (5)
Ecuador Hunting (1)
England Hunting (23)
Estonia Hunting (2)
Ethiopia Hunting (38)
France Hunting (1)
Germany Hunting (1)
Ghana Hunting (2)
Greece Hunting (2)
Greenland Hunting (4)
Hungary Hunting (9)
Iceland Hunting (2)
Italy Hunting (1)
Iran Hunting (2)
Kazakhstan Hunting (11)
Kyrgyzstan Hunting (20)
Liberia Hunting (6)
Macedonia Hunting (5)
Mexico Hunting (137)
Mongolia Hunting (67)
Mozambique Hunting (79)
Namibia Hunting (256)
Nepal Hunting (2)
New Caledonia Hunting (19)
New Zealand Hunting (217)
Pakistan Hunting (17)
Papua New Guinea Hunting (4)
Philippines Hunting (3)
Poland Hunting (5)
Romania Hunting (11)
Russia Hunting (80)
Scotland Hunting (28)
Serbia Hunting (1)
Slovakia Hunting (1)
Slovenia Hunting (3)
South Africa Hunting (718)
Spain Hunting (171)
Sudan Hunting (4)
Switzerland Hunting (4)
Tajikistan Hunting (37)
Tanzania Hunting (256)
Turkey Hunting (24)
Turkmenistan Hunting (10)
Uganda Hunting (10)
Ukraine Hunting (3)
Vietnam Hunting (1)
Yugoslavia Hunting (1)
Zambia Hunting (143)
Zimbabwe Hunting (537)


Hunting Reports & Articles
Hunting Experiences
From Fellow Hunters
Alberta Hunting (115)
Manitoba Hunting (22)
New Brunswick Hunting (4)
Newfoundland Hunting (32)
Nunavut Hunting (65)
Northwest Territories Hunting (195)
Ontario Hunting (11)
Quebec Hunting (47)
Saskatchewan Hunting (51)
Yukon Hunting (80)


Hunting Reports & Articles
Hunting Experiences
From Fellow Hunters
Alabama Hunting (5)
Alaska Hunting (475)
Arizona Hunting (41)
California Hunting (68)
Colorado Hunting (83)
Florida Hunting (25)
Georgia Hunting (3)
Hawaii Hunting (16)
Idaho Hunting (39)
Illinois Hunting (15)
Iowa Hunting (7)
Kansas Hunting (28)
Kentucky Hunting (5)
Louisiana Hunting (4)
Maine Hunting (13)
Maryland Hunting (1)
Michigan Hunting (27)
Minnesota Hunting (1)
Mississippi Hunting (3)
Missouri Hunting (8)
Montana Hunting (65)
Nebraska Hunting (7)
Nevada Hunting (33)
New Hampshire Hunting (2)
New Jersey Hunting (1)
New Mexico Hunting (92)
New York Hunting (8)
North Carolina Hunting (3)
North Dakota Hunting (3)
Ohio Hunting (2)
Oklahoma Hunting (1)
Oregon Hunting (18)
Pennsylvania Hunting (2)
South Carolina Hunting (7)
South Dakota Hunting (9)
Tennessee Hunting (1)
Texas Hunting (257)
Utah Hunting (31)
Vermont Hunting (3)
Washington Hunting (6)
Wisconsin Hunting (3)
Wyoming Hunting (143)
 
Hunting Reports & Articles
Hunting Experiences
From Fellow Hunters
Alligator Hunting (22)
Antelope Hunting (355)
   Blackbuck Antelope
   Klipspringer Antelope
   Pronghorn Antelope
Argali Hunting (77)
Banteng Hunting (32)
Bear Hunting (704)
   Black Bear
   Brown Bear
   Grizzly Bear
   Polar Bear
Bison Hunting (20)
Blesbok Hunting (315)
Bobcat Hunting (29)
Bongo Hunting (61)
Bontebok Hunting (38)
Buffalo Hunting (1004)
   Cape Buffalo
   Nile Buffalo
   Water Buffalo
Bushbuck Hunting (633)
   Chobe Bushbuck
   Harnessed Bushbuck
   Limpopo Bushbuck
   Masai Bushbuck
   Menelik Bushbuck
Bushpig Hunting (137)
Caracal Hunting (87)
Caribou Hunting (314)
   Central Canada Caribou
   Mountain Caribou
   Quebec-Labrador Caribou
Cat Hunting (86)
Chamois Hunting (203)
   Cantabrian Chamois
Cheetah Hunting (18)
Chevrotain Hunting (2)
Civet Hunting (33)
Coyote Hunting (19)
Crocodile Hunting (181)
Deer Hunting (1302)
   Brocket Deer
   Columbia Blacktail Deer
   Coues Whitetail Deer
   Desert Mule Deer
   Fallow Deer
   Hog Deer
   Mule Deer
   Pere David Deer
   Red Deer
   Roe Deer
   Rusa Deer
   Sambar Deer
   Sika Deer
   Sitka Blacktail Deer
   Water Deer
   Whitetail Deer
Dik-Dik Hunting (65)
Donkey Hunting (4)
Duiker Hunting (453)
   Blue Duiker
   Bush Duiker
   Common Duiker
   Red-Flanked Duiker
Eland Hunting (611)
   Cape Eland
   Giant Eland
Elephant Hunting (374)
Elk Hunting (285)
   Asian Elk
   Rocky Mountain Elk
   Roosevelt Elk
   Tule Elk
Gazelle Hunting (142)
   Goitered Gazelle
   Grant Gazelle
   Soemmerring Gazelle
   Thomson Gazelle
   Tibetan Gazelle
Gemsbok/Oryx Hunting (503)
Gerenuk Hunting (57)
Giraffe Hunting (94)
Goat Hunting (147)
   Feral Goat
   Mountain Goat
Grysbok Hunting (97)
Hartebeest Hunting (207)
   Red Hartebeest
Hippopotamus Hunting (212)
Hyena Hunting (162)
Ibex Hunting (263)
   Beceite Spanish Ibex
   Gredos Ibex
Impala Hunting (750)
Jaguar Hunting (2)
Javelina Hunting (39)
Kob Hunting (68)
Korrigum Hunting (6)
Kudu Hunting (1006)
   Greater Kudu
   Lesser Kudu
Lechwe Hunting (135)
   Red Lechwe
Leopard Hunting (541)
Lion Hunting (472)
   Mountain Lion
Lynx Hunting (34)
Markhor Hunting (9)
Moose Hunting (254)
   Mountain Moose
   Shiras Moose
Mouflon Hunting (104)
Muntjac Hunting (16)
Musk Ox Hunting (54)
Nilgai Hunting (16)
Nyala Hunting (303)
   Mountain Nyala
Oribi Hunting (106)
Ox Hunting (60)
Peccary Hunting (29)
Prarie Dog Hunting (5)
Puku Hunting (95)
Reedbuck Hunting (355)
   Mountain Reedbuck
Reindeer Hunting (6)
Rhebok Hunting (72)
Rhinoceros Hunting (84)
Roan Hunting (187)
Sable Hunting (369)
Sheep Hunting (669)
   Aoudad Sheep
   Barbary Sheep
   Bighorn Sheep
   Blue Sheep
   California Big Horn Sheep
   Corsican Sheep
   Dall Sheep
   Desert Bighorn Sheep
   Feral Sheep
   Four-Horned Sheep
   Kerman Sheep
   Mouflon Sheep
   Red Sheep
   Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
   Soay Sheep
   Stone Sheep
Sitatunga Hunting (112)
Springbok Hunting (406)
Steenbok Hunting (220)
Suni Hunting (39)
Tahr Hunting (149)
   Himalayan Tahr
Takin Hunting (1)
Tiang Hunting (11)
Topi Hunting (38)
Tsessebe Hunting (94)
Tur Hunting (7)
Urial Hunting (18)
Varmint Hunting (71)
Warthog Hunting (696)
Waterbuck Hunting (471)
Wildebeest Hunting (665)
   Black Wildebeest
   Blue Wildebeest
Wolf Hunting (231)
Wolverine Hunting (45)
Yak Hunting (3)
Zebra Hunting (725)
   Burchell's Zebra