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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Kei River Hunting 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: 9208 Weapon Used: Handgun How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 3, 2013 to May 16, 2013
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Limpopo
Hunt Area: Kanya, Nelspruit in Eastern Cape, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Andrew Renton
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kalahari
Steenbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Baboon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bushpig - Availability: Too spooky
Hyena - Availability: Too spooky
Game Condition Comments:


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: SAA Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Traveled business class (SAA), much better than coach


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Daily Amount: $5600
Trophy Fees: Amount: $7650
Permits/Licenses: Croc $5,000, Hyena $4,000 (didn't get) Amount: $5000
Commercial Airfares: SAA Amount: $6000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Hyena permit not issued on time. Required extra flight ($900).
Highlights of Hunt: Croc at 30 yds. Possible new world record handgun steenbok. Handgun baboon at 470 yds. Hunting in rain/snow at 9000 ft.!
Equipment Recommendations: Wear warm clothes. Coldest weather in 7 trips to South Africa.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Excellent PH, excellent trophy quality, excellent lodging. Been here twice. Best PH in 7 trips to Africa.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Larry C. Rogers, M.D.
Contact Information: Tel. 304-257-4092 - PO Box 829, Petersburg, WV 26847 E-mail: wvhitman@frontiernet.net
Hunting Experience: Handgun only -- 7 trips to Africa, many top 15 animals. Croc completed my Dangerous Game of Africa with handgun!
Physical Condition: 65 y.o, arthritis in knee. Fair to 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 Kei River Hunting 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: 8757 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 16, 2012 to May 28, 2012
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: North west, Free State and Natal


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Andrew Renton, Helgard
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Huge dark maned male
Cat, Serval - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: huge
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: silver metal, copper
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: female
Caracal - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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: Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: delta was great. Typcal issues with SAA, over weight baggage, needed seperate locked bag for AMMO, typical


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: MY new CZ 22 Hornet kept jamming!! Arggh!
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting a big lion and just being back in Africa.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Andrew runs a great operation and checks every detail to make sure his clients are happy


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Greg Schubert
Contact Information: Tel. 678-463-3614 - 311 Anders Path | Marietta | Georgia | US | 30064 E-mail: Greg@focusrm.com
Hunting Experience: lots
Physical Condition: Good


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
This hunt found us hunting lion in the Kalahari, plains game out of Bloemfontein, Small cats in the eastern free state and Red Duiker, Nyala and others in Natal. I went with my business partner, and was probably too aggressive with the species planned. I actually cancelled the Civet and Sharpes part of the hunt becasue it was just too much driving. Next time, i will settle down a bit. The outfitter arranged everything for us and was patient with our requests. My buddy shot unbelievable quality, nyala, hartebeest, gemsbok and others. Andrew and Kei Rriver will take care of you. Another solid booking by Wade Derby at Crosshair. On a side note, for the first time, I stayed at the Africa Sky guesthouse in Jo berg, before and after flights. This place was spectacular and blows away all the other guest houses. they also handle your gun permits and do a meet and greet. The dining was exceptional and there were rose petals in the washing rooms, and towels. Fist class all the way!!



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Kei River Hunting 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: 8649 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 21, 2012 to March 30, 2012
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Eastern Cape


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Bevin Pinke
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Nyala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large/Old
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large/Old
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large/Old
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Medium
Game Sought But Not Taken: Deer, Fallow - Availability: Missed
Warthog - Availability:
Game Condition Comments:


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 America/South African Air/United Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: United put my rifle on another flight, but had it at my house in the Sierra mountains in two days.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $2550
Trophy Fees: Amount: $4400
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1965
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: NO PROBLEMS, HUNT WAS PERFECT
Highlights of Hunt: HUNTED SEVERAL AREAS IN THE EASTERN CAPE. GOT TO SEE A LOT OF DIFFERENT SPECIES. THE FOOD AND LODGING WAS GREAT. ANDREW RENTON (OWNER/OUTFITTER) WAS ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE HUNTING, HELPING THE PH'S FINDING LARGE GAME TO HUNT. I HAD MY SON AND GRANDSON WITH ME AND WE WERE ALL TREATED LIKE PART OF ANDREW'S AND BEVIN'S FAMILIES. THE FOOD AND LODGING WERE GREAT!
Equipment Recommendations: SOME KIND OF BUG REPELLANT
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? THIS IS MY THIRD TRIP WITH ANDREW RENTON AND MY PH, BEVIN PIENKE. BOTH ARE VERY PROFESSIONAL AND MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ACCOMMODATE THEIR CLIENTS. I HAVE BEEN WITH OVER A DOZEN PEOPLE HUNTING WITH ANDREW AND EVERYONE THOUGHT KEI RIVER HUNTING SAFARIS WAS AT THE TOP OF THE OUTFITTER LIST. MY FRIEND FRED, WOUNDED VIETNAM VETERAN, WAS OVERWHELMED WITH THE AMENITIES AT THE LODGE WHERE WE STAYED AND WITH THE SAFARI ITSELF. HE WILL BE COMING BACK WITH ME AGAIN. HE ALSO HAS A LEG INJURY AND WAS ASSISTED BY HIS PH, MARTIN.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: EDWIN NUNN
Contact Information: Tel. 209 754 5447 - 6821 QUARTZ MINE RD | MOUNTAIN RANCH | CA | USA | 95246 E-mail: EDNUNN@DISHMAIL.NET
Hunting Experience: OVER 50 YEARS. MOSTLY WESTERN STATES AND MIDWESTERN STATES. THIRD TRIP TO AFRICA
Physical Condition: GOOD CONDITION. ONE INJURED LEG WITH PLATES AND SCREWS.


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 Kei River Hunting 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: 8265 Weapon Used: Handgun How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 13, 2011 to June 23, 2011
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Eastern Cape


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Andrew Renton
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Pending #3 handgun
Kudu, Greater - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Pending #3 handgun, cape kudu
Reedbuck, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Pending World Record handgun and rifle
Caracal - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Large
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Above Average cape bushbuck
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Above average
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Above average black springbok
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Above average white springbok
Game Sought But Not Taken: Duiker - Availability: Did not see
Steenbok - Availability:
Bushpig - Availability:
Baboon - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Lots of game. All 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: South African Air Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Seats too cramped for large people (6' 2


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $3000
Permits/Licenses: Hippo Amount: $8000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Zero problems.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking hippo with handgun-one shot (pending #3 handgun). Getting pending world record mtn. reedbuck (rifle and handgun) with handgun at 268 yards. Taking 8 quality animals, all with one shot with handgun.
Equipment Recommendations: Long range handgun for plains game. Powerful handgun for hippo. Backpack and shooting sticks (with extra arm for handgunners for long range shooting).
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Excellent PH. Excellent trophy area. 100% spot and stalk, no fence, free range hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Larry C. Rogers
Contact Information: Tel. 304-257-1092 - P.O. Box 829 | Petersburg | WV | USA | 26847 E-mail: wvhitman@frontiernet.net
Hunting Experience: 6 safaris to Africa, 6 top 11 animals, AK, NM, UT
Physical Condition: Fair. Had sprained ankle. Walked a lot with a limp. Was slow but ability with handgun made up for decreased physical ability.


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
Unbelievable hunt, great PH. He takes care of his clients. Great atmosphere in camp. His family and children were present each night giving a pleasant family feel to the hunt. Camp staff was excellent. Tracker was unreal. This was the best of my 6 safaris. I completed the Big 6 of Africa with a HANDGUN on this hunt. Not a lot of people have done this.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Kei River Hunting 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: 8227 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 28, 2011 to June 12, 2011
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Andy Renton
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large old bull -- not measured
Kudu, Greater - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 50"
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 22"
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 14.5"
Nyala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Mature -- not measured
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13.5"
Zebra, Burchell's - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Large stallion
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Large old bull -- not measured
Game Sought But Not Taken: Duiker - Availability: Did not find suitable trophy
Reedbuck, Mountain - Availability:
Blesbok - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent trophy quality, PH limited harvest to old high quality trophy animals.


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 -- South African Airways Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Flight from JFK on Airbus 340-400 was the worst flight I have ever had. Economy class seats very cramped and without padding. Some of the cabn crew were unpleasant. On the flight over cabin temp. was variable but generally around 85 F. The only favorable thing was fairly good meals and good SA wine. Lousy movies and music. Upgrade to business class despite the high price is worth considering even if you have to shorten your trophy list a bit.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Including non-hunter Amount: $4300
Trophy Fees: Amount: $9000
Permits/Licenses: Included in trophy fees Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: 2 at $1,800 Amount: $3600
Charter Airfares: Miscelaneous meals, tips, and other travel expenses Amount: $2500
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Wife tripped and sprained her wrist but was well cared for by Sharyn and staff. Lousy flight on SAA.
Highlights of Hunt: Wonderful PH/Outfitter/Staff. Excellent trophy quality, fair chase spot and stalk on low fence concessions. In summary the whole trip was one long highlight.
Equipment Recommendations: Treat clothing with tick repellent. Use heavy for caliber Barnes TTSX bullets. Bring 2 different height bipods.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The trip of a lifetime. Beautiful country, wonderful people, high quality trophies.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert Jordan
Contact Information: Tel. 207-353-0677 - 1 Admor Lane | Lisbon Falls | Maine | USA | 04252 E-mail: rjordan78881@hughes.net
Hunting Experience: 45 yrs. -Germany, Namibia, Eastern US and Canada
Physical Condition: Good for age


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Andy, Sharyn, Cameron, and TJ are wonderful folks who made us part of their family while we visited with them. Tracker Sutu and lodge staff were great. Andy is a terrific PH: patient, knowledgeable, excellent shooting coach, great to spend time with. Sharyn is a wonderful hostess who took good care of my non-hunting wife. We are already thinking about visiting our new friends in South Africa again. I have hunted my whole life and this was without question the best trip of my life.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Kei River Hunting 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: 8184 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 30, 2011 to April 13, 2011
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Eastern Cape, East London


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Andrew Renton
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 23 inch
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17 inch
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inch
Nyala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 27 inch
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 48 inch, Eastern cape Kudu
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 14 inch
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 34 inch
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 26 inch
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All game animals were in excellent health.


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 Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: They have a single carry on bag restriction of 8 kg with no backpack allowed under seat.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5300
Trophy Fees: Amount: $9500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $6000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems with hunt.
Highlights of Hunt: Extremely impressed by the Ph's ability to spot and stock providing me the opportunity to harvest 6 out of the 9 animals with a bow. I would put the young ph up against anyone for getting close for a bow shot at less than 40yrds.
Equipment Recommendations: Bug repellant for ticks.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The outfitter is very accommodating and goes out of his way to meet all your needs. We were treated like family with excellent accommodations and meals. This was the first time I have ever had a Hunting Experience that far exceeded my expectations. The PH's were all very repectful and my PH was mature beyond his years and always went beyond the call when ever the time presented itself. They also were extremely nice to my wife. She enjoyed the adventure as much as I did. I cannot say enough about Andrew Renton and his Staff. They are the real deal. No BS!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Steven Miller
Contact Information: Tel. 707-433-4774 - 1680 Chiquita, Healdsburg, CA 95448 E-mail: stevenl.miller@earthlink.net
Hunting Experience: Have hunted elk, caribou, blacktail deer, mule deer, turkey, water fowl, doves
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 Kei River Hunting 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: 7732 Weapon Used: Handgun How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 27, 2010 to May 6, 2010
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Eastern Cape


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Andrew Renton
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 52 inches.
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 41 inches.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17 1/2 inches.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent, top shelf, A plus. The attention to detail in incredible. Kei River and Andrew Renton are the best. We hunted hard and never gave up. I killed enough trophies in a week to last me a lifetime.


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: Seats too small, attendants too bitchy.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 7 days and 5 animals. Amount: $2750
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: No problems on this hunt, 100 percent all the way.
Highlights of Hunt: I am a handgun hunter and Andrew worked extra hard not just to locate quality trophies, but also to position me for a high percentage shot. Great PH.
Equipment Recommendations: Practice off of the shooting sticks that your PH will be carrying.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Treated like family, eat like a king and kill trophy animals. What is not to love.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Shawn Ball
Contact Information: Tel. 845-399-9056 - Tower St., Red Hook, NY 12571 E-mail: balls172@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Close to 30 years of big game hunting and dozens of guided and self guided hunts across the US, Alaska and now Africa.
Physical Condition: 6 foot 250 flatlander.


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 want to hunt Africa, then you want to hunt with Kei River Hunting Safaris. I was always nervous about hunting/traveling to Africa and now I am sorry that I waited so long. Just do it, you will be so happy you did. Kei River and Andrew Renton is the way to go.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Kei River Hunting Safaris Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7725 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 9, 2010 to April 20, 2010
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Komga


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Andrew Renton
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All animals were in great condition. Made every effort to take the older mature animals.


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 Africa Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Airline failed to get our guns on the last leg of the flight. They arrived the next morning.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $325 a day. Amount: $3900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $5900
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1530
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $900
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Gun arrived one day after we arrived in East London. No problem because we factored in one extra day at the lodge just in case something like this happened.
Highlights of Hunt: Quality of animals. Number of areas utilized for the hunt. Attitude of the PHs.
Equipment Recommendations: Shoot from sticks before you leave home. Work on your long range shots up hill and down hill. 300 plus.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Not only will I recommend this hunt, I will be going back. Great hunting, great people and great food.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Shawn Maples
Contact Information: Tel. 925-706-1617 - 4221 Amargos Dr., Antioch, CA 94531 E-mail: sdmaples1989@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: 34 yaers, big game, waterfowl and upland game.
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
Every aspect of this hunt was clearly explained and there were no hidden costs or problems. We hunted very hard everyday working to locate the best animals. In total my group contained 7 hunters on a 10 day hunt. We took 63 animals.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6724 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 14, 2008 to May 21, 2008
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Komga - Eastern Cape


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): David
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 33 inches with 13 inch boss.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Black springbok. 12 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 27 1/2 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 1/2 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game taken were all healthy and representative for species, except warthog which is trophy for species.


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 and South African Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Luggage delayed each way.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $2275
Trophy Fees: Amount: $13500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $2100
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Stalking Cape buffalo and charge by cow with calf.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Knowledge and professional ethics of PH, outfitter and booking agent. This was my second trip to same concession.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dudley Shankles
Contact Information: Tel. 903-753-1412 - 13552 CR 3111, Gladewater, TX E-mail: dshankles@hitechtesting.com
Hunting Experience: Second trip to Africa, whitetail deer, elk, antelope, black bear.
Physical Condition: Above average for age (59).


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: 6226 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 9, 2007 to July 19, 2007
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Andrew Renton
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Nyala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28 1/2 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 23 inches.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Old and hard.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 48 inch Eastern Cape.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 18 1/2 inches.
Reedbuck, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7 5/8 inches.
Bushpig - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent quality and quantity of all game hunted.


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 Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: SAA from States to East London then South Africa - excellent, on time and excellent service.


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 no problems.
Highlights of Hunt: Every aspect from start to finish with Kei River Safaris and having my wife on safari was a highlight.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Andrew is a true professional PH. His ability to spot and judge trophy quality is excellent. His patience and expertise allowed me to take all my animals. Kei River Safaris will make you feel at home.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Steve Dettler
Contact Information: Tel. 701-256-5006 - 8714 105th Ave NE, Landgon, ND 58249 E-mail: dfarms@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: First safari, hunted Canada, Mexico and USA.
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
Andrew and Sharyn are great people. They are casual people who are truly interested in your success and enjoyment while on safari. Would recommend Kei River to anyone, cannot say enough about this excellent operation.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5641 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 6, 2006 to July 18, 2006
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Andrew Renton
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good to excellent.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good to excellent.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good to excellent.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good to excellent.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good to excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: First class.


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: KLM Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Watch out for punitive excess baggage charges at Johanesburg Airport.


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Andrew Renton is dedicated to providing a first class hunting experience to his clients. I will go back.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: David Watt
Contact Information: Staffordshire, United Kingdom E-mail: einhorrido@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Thirty years.
Physical Condition: Average for a fifty eight 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
I have no hesitation in recommending Kei River Hunting Safaris. The whole Renton experience, hunting and social would be difficult to beat.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5661 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 2, 2006 to July 15, 2006
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area: Multiple


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Stolz
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 45 inches.
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 42 inches.
Duiker, Common - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 5.25 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 22 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14.5 inches.
Bushpig - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Warthog - Availability: Didn't see many due to weather, poor trophy quality.
Game Condition Comments: There is lots of game and good trophies if enough time is allocated/available for the hunts.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: SAA really doesn't give the impression of a customer focus. TSA in Dulles let the pad locks fall off my rifle case and gave them to me afterwards. I didn't notice they fell off. Neither TSA or SAA felt it was a problem - and it wasn't. I put the locks on the case when it arrived at the baggage claim in Johannesburg. On the return trip, SAA agents moved my two teenagers off my wife's and my flight so that we were traveling on separate flights to the USA. When we showed up at the East London airport, we had to wait until the last minute to see if the kids got on our flight to Johannesburg on standby. If this would not have happened, all of us would have spent the night in East London and then my wife and I would have been on standby with the kids the next day. The in-flight service on SAA was pretty good - on par with American carriers.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 14 days (7 days hunting) included, 2 X 1 (wife and daughter stayed a no cost). Amount: $10000
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: I had difficulty with shots up and down hill. I missed a lot of good animals in the first 3 days. Everyone kept telling me to aim low, which was upsetting, because I knew that - what I didn't know was 6, 12, 18 or 24 or more inches? There's a big difference.
Highlights of Hunt: Andrew and Sharyn Renton, Jill Renton, Shane Stoltz. The varied terrain, vegetation and other wildlife. The horse trail along the Wild Coast with Mkulu Kei Horse Trails - and the cool weather!
Equipment Recommendations: I had calculated my rifle's ballistics for up and down hill shooting - and they proved to be very wrong at greater angles. When I returned to the States, I researched calculating the ballistics again and found theorists saying pretty much the same thing. All hogwash! I am now creating my own tables from shooting in the mountains of Colorado - up to a 60 degree slope.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The Rentons went out of their way to ensure my family had a fantastic vacation in South Africa. That is saying a lot considering I have been to Africa extensively. We had a GREAT time! Also, Shane Stolz was very patient with my son and me given all our missed shots. He never complained or showed signs of frustration. He just moved on to find the next opportunity and kept a very positive attitude.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Malcolm Quentin
Contact Information: Tel. 719-282-9593 - 8350 Steadman Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920 E-mail: mcquentin@adelphia.net
Hunting Experience: Moderate over the past 25 years. Big game and upland birds in North America - mostly without outfitters.
Physical Condition: Average. The steep and big mountains in Eastern Cape were manageable at a moderate pace.


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
The 3 days we spent with Mkulu Kei Horse Trails was awesome and a good way to mix up the trip from 100% hunting. We saw plenty of dolphins and humpback whales following the annual sardine run north. The beaches along the Wild Coast are pristine and unpopulated. When we traveled away from the base lodge, accommodations were modest. While hunting the Vaal Rhebuck, we stayed in a very nice estate building, but it lacked central heat - and the night temperatures got to -5 Celcius (we had electric blankets and all was fine though). On the horse trail, the accommodations were also modest. Modest just means what one would expect in a remote town's motel that has been self-maintained over the years and may lack some modern conveniences and upkeep - but they are still perfectly fine and safe to sleep in. We met a lot of very nice and friendly people that were very happy to share their familiy and community history. With us that made getting away from the base lodge a rewarding part of the vacation and an essential part of the African experience.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5498 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 8, 2006 to June 14, 2006
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: East London


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Russell Webber
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 1/2 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 48 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 21 inches.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 28 inch width.
Nyala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 24 inches.
Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 33 1/2 inches.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 3/8 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Everything was above expectations. My first trip to SA. Seven hunters on trip and everyone was harvesting animals which were trophy class.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Long trip - cabin crew very courteous, lenient and generous with water or juice.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $2275
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $130
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1875
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $700
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: PH did not follow through on requests for excursions after completing hunting.
Highlights of Hunt: Wade relating his hunt for Cape buffalo and lion.
Equipment Recommendations: Practice shooting on sticks and take the proper 220 to 110 VAC adapter - Radio Shack nor other stores in US sell the correct ones - but at SA airport. R
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Every person at Kei River goes above and beyound to make you comfortable, ensure your needs are met and the hunting is above my expectations.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dudley Shankles
Contact Information: Tel. 903-988-2146 - 13552 CR 3111, Gladewater, TX 75647 E-mail: dshankle@hitechtesting.com
Hunting Experience: Whitetails since I was 14. Elk in New Mexico and Colorado and moose in BC.
Physical Condition: Above average for 57 year old male with Type II diabetes.


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 truly a great experience. I have used the services of Wade Derby and Crosshair Consulting many times and definitely recommend Wade. He is very selective and hunts at the concessions listed on his site. Planning another trip in 2008 for Cape buffalo and other species with same PH and hunting consultant. Welcome emails for questions or comments.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5506 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 8, 2006 to June 14, 2006
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large stallion.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Huge.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 15 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 22 inches, lots of mass.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 inches.
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 35 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Warthog - Availability: Saw lots of them but was looking for the big one.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Good service, but with a trip of this length the cabin people were somewhat overwhelmed. The flight was totally packed both ways.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $240 a day. Amount: $1680
Trophy Fees: Amount: $4800
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $30
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Leaving such a wonderful place. I have rebooked for 2008.
Highlights of Hunt: From the time I arrived until I left I was treated like royalty. The game was plentiful and the PH the most knowledgeable that I have ever been around. I told him what I wanted and he found it. This is a first class operation.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? See highlights.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dr. Richard Brophy
Contact Information: Tel. 925-754-6780 - 1708 A St., Antioch, CA 94509 E-mail: trophychiro@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4355 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 11, 2004 to June 21, 2004
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Andrew and Sharon Renton; Kei River Hunting Safaris. PO Box 24; Mooifontein; Komgha; Eastern Cape; 4950; South Africa; Tel. 011 27 (0)43 831 2024; Email: rentons@mweb.co.za; Web www.keiriverhuntingsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Russell Webber
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Gemsbok/Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 43 1/2 inches.
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 36 inches.
Hartebeest, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 25 inches.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 5 1/2 inches.
Reedbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Common reedbuck. 17 inches.
Blesbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: White blesbok. 18 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 22 inches.
Nyala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 20 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Rhebok - Availability: Mountain rhebok. Couldn't get clear shot.
Game Condition Comments: Very good. This was trip of a lifetime for myself and my wife. Kei River Safaris is top notch.


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: Airbus is too cramped, crews were indifferent.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3400
Trophy Fees: Amount: $10000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Roundtrip for myself and wife. Amount: $3100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Taxidermy $4,800, tips $1,100. Amount: $9900
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: My PH Russell, 43 1/2 inch gemsbok, shooting 14 animals in 8 days hunting.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Absolutely great service and lots of animals. My PH was a dream come true. I have been spoiled for North American hunting by this trip.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim Mills
Contact Information: Tel. 218-327-2656 - 415 Timberline Circle SW, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Hunting Experience: 48 years and first trip to Africa.
Physical Condition: Average.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
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