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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Leopard Ridge Hunting Co 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: 5278 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 1, 2005 to May 20, 2005
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - Matabelelano South
Hunt Area: Matobo District


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Hunting Co. P.O. Box 9319; Hillside; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-224-1234; Fax: 011-263-9-228-5627; Email: leoridge@gatorzw.com; Web www.leopardridge.com
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Michelson
Booking Agent (if any): Ron Young; Expeditions By Ron. P O Box 260180; Corpus Christi; TX; 78426-0180; Tel. 800-874-1989; Fax: 361-767-1246;Email: expeditions@interconnect.net; Web www. expeditionsbyron.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 44 inches.
Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Tsessebe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 17 inches.
Klipspringer - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Duiker, Common - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Warthog - Availability: Not enough time and spent most time baiting leopard per client's choice.
Waterbuck - Availability: Not enough time and spent most time baiting leopard per client's choice.
Game Condition Comments: Game plentiful on ranches that were not resettled. On resettled land - no game. Game were beautiful and healthy.


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: Good
Name of Airline: South African Airlines. Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Airbus jet is really uncomfortable. Service and stewards were great.


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: Zimbabwe bureacracy. Government policies and corruption.
Highlights of Hunt: Beautiful animals. PH single minded pursuit of leopard. Venison was great.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Need to research latest on Zimbabwe politics. I would recommend PH wherever he's hunting.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Steve Van Dorn
Contact Information: Tel. 503-357-2335 - 3333 Lavina Dr., Forest Grove, OR 97116 E-mail: vandost@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Limited.
Physical Condition: Fair.


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 Leopard Ridge Hunting Co 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: 3819 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 21, 2003 to November 6, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Luanga Valley/Nyampala Concession


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Hunting Co. P.O. Box 9319; Hillside; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-224-1234; Fax: 011-263-9-228-5627; Email: leoridge@gatorzw.com; Web www.leopardridge.com
Personal Guide (if any): Lance Higgins
Booking Agent (if any): Tommy Morrison; Sporting International, Inc.. 15608 South Brentwood; Channelview; TX; 77530; Fax: 281-457-5412;Email: sport@sportinginternational.com; Web www.sportinginternational.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Length 14 7/8, width 10 1/8. 25 inch skull. Dark full maned lion.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 42 inches, 79 inches, 11 6/8.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26-26-7 1/8.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 2/8, 15, 5 7/8, 5 6/8.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 11 4/8, 11 4/8, 4 3/8, 4 3/8.
Hyena - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Length 11 4/8, width 6 7/8.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 21 1/8, 5 2/8.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 55 1/8, 55 6/8, 9 6/8, 9 6/8.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: Set out baits - had leopard on bait but was kind of small. Took two leopard last year and it was not a priority. Leopard sign and tracks everywhere.
Crocodile - Availability: Saw lots of crocodile in 13 to 14 foot range but nothing to compare with the crocodile I took last year in Zimbabwe.
Game Condition Comments: Nyampala Concession is a fantastic game area. Saw literally thousands of Cape buffalo herds approaching 600-700 . Lions were plentiful, 4 to 5 big males were spotted and videoed and lots of lioness and cubs. Game animals were abundant everywhere.


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: Excellent
Airline Comments: SAA is the only way to go.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $28975
Trophy Fees: Amount: $12150
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $25
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1700
Charter Airfares: Included. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Leopard Ridge is just getting started with the concession due to litigatin in courts in Zambia. They presently have a fabulous new camp under construction on the Luanga River, but the existing lodge is very African and comfortable. The chef and the food and wine was wonderful.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking full dark maned lion, taking great old Cape buffalo with great bosses and getting to know and hunt with Lance Higgins. He is a great PH.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I've never seen more plains game in a area, the abundance of cats was amazing. We saw lion walking around and stalking game on most hunting days.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Pat Harkins
Contact Information: Tel. 806-379-6840 - 3000 S Ong, Amarillo, TX 79105
Hunting Experience: North America, Alaska, Africa - I have 6 of the Dangerous 7, only rhino remains.
Physical Condition: Good for age 57.


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 Leopard Ridge Hunting Co 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: 3601 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 4, 2003 to September 13, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Nyampala


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Hunting Co. P.O. Box 9319; Hillside; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-224-1234; Fax: 011-263-9-228-5627; Email: leoridge@gatorzw.com; Web www.leopardridge.com
Personal Guide (if any): Lance Higgins
Booking Agent (if any): Safari Outfitters Inc. 410 W. Yellowstone Ave.; Cody; WY; 82414; Tel. 307-587-5596; Fax: 307-587-2265;Email: hunt@safari1.com; Web www.safari1.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 41 1/2 inches.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 18 7/8 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 1/2 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I have never seen so much game in one concession. Abundant buffalo, bushbuck, eland, hartebeest, hippo, impala, kudu, leopard, saw ten male lion, puku, roan, warthog, waterbuck, wildebeest, zebra. If you want a MGM lion this is the place to go. Saw hundreds of buffalo every day. I am only hunting buffalo now as I have all other animals I want.


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: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems from Atlanta to Joburg to Lusaka. Checked guns through.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 2X1 daily rate of $800 for ten days. Amount: $8000
Trophy Fees: $1,730 and $1,670 government trophy fee. Amount: $3400
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1650
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Lusaka to Nampla to Lusaka. $2,400 shared by two. Amount: $1200
Other Costs: Hotel Lusaka. Amount: $400
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Lance Higgins is the best PH I have hunted with in a long time. Will book again.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert A Murray
Contact Information: Tel. 561-795-1905 - 5526 Reynolds Rd., Lakeworth, FL 33467 E-mail: gloves0507@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Five trips to Africa and 40 years North America sheep to whitetail.
Physical Condition: Good for 63 years 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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Leopard Ridge Hunting Co 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: 3432 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 30, 2003 to July 11, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matopos Hills


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Hunting Co. P.O. Box 9319; Hillside; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-224-1234; Fax: 011-263-9-228-5627; Email: leoridge@gatorzw.com; Web www.leopardridge.com
Personal Guide (if any): Donovan Collen
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 16 10/16 inches. 7 foot 5 inches.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Klipspringer - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game condition good.


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 and South African Airlines. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6600
Trophy Fees: $3,800 plus $900 baits and baiting fee. Amount: $4700
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: South African Airlines. Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Getting a very nice leopard - SCI - Gold Medal.
Equipment Recommendations: Needed a little warmer clothing.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Leopard Ridge does a good job.Second time I've hunted with them.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Walter Baumann
Contact Information: Tel. 918-756-7239 - 1815 East 8th, Okmulgee, OK 74447
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: Bad leg.


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 Leopard Ridge Hunting Co 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: 3486 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 30, 2003 to July 8, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Luangwa Valley & Kafue
Hunt Area: Various Concessions - GMAA.


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Hunting Co. P.O. Box 9319; Hillside; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-224-1234; Fax: 011-263-9-228-5627; Email: leoridge@gatorzw.com; Web www.leopardridge.com
Personal Guide (if any): Lance Higgins
Booking Agent (if any): Safari Outfitters Inc. 410 W. Yellowstone Ave.; Cody; WY; 82414; Tel. 307-587-5596; Fax: 307-587-2265;Email: hunt@safari1.com; Web www.safari1.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Roan - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Southern roan, 27 inches.
Grysbok - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Sharpes grysbok, 1 1/2 inches.
Puku - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 17 inches.
Hartebeest - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Lichtenstein hartebeest, 19 inches.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kafue lechwe, 31 inches.
Oribi - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 5 7/8 inches.
Reedbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 14 1/2 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 14 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Waterbuck, Defassa - Availability: Couldn't locate "trophy" bull but my standards were quite high (25 inch minimum).
Game Condition Comments: Late rains/long grass made viewing very difficult in Luangwa Valley Camp. So couldn't get feel for quantity of game, other camps were well stocked with game.


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 is a joy for hunters - no problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 2 X 1 @ $1,600 a day combined (see below). Amount: $14400
Trophy Fees: Amount: $9000
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Air Tran/SAA - roundtrip for two. Amount: $4638
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips $1,200, Exit fees/visa fees $130. Amount: $1330
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Buffalo area unavailable due to law suite over the Nyampala concession grant at time of safari. Everything else was absolutely a great experience.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations: Laser Range Finder for Kafue flats.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Leopard Ridge did everything possible to turn a "lemon" into "lemonade" the GMA issue was not, in any reasonable respect, their fault.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John M Searless
Contact Information: Tel. 810-732-5800 - G1366 Springborrow, Flint, MI E-mail: j.searles@securityfstins.com
Hunting Experience: 75 non-resident namer hunts (29 species) and 12 African safaris (63 species and New Zealand.
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
Ross Michelson reduced daily rate on my wife (who hunted) to an "observer" rate because of the Nyampala court issues. Their ethical conduct was absolutely beyond our expectations and totally volunteer.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Leopard Ridge Hunting Co 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: 3284 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 1, 2003 to April 14, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - Matebland
Hunt Area: Matobo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Hunting Co. P.O. Box 9319; Hillside; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-224-1234; Fax: 011-263-9-228-5627; Email: leoridge@gatorzw.com; Web www.leopardridge.com
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Michelson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Sable - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: Bad luck.
Game Condition Comments: Game was there but you had to hunt. Never any feeling of danger anywhere on entire trip.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $500 per day. Amount: $7500
Trophy Fees: $4,500 and about $1,000 for baits and pre-baiting. Amount: $5500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Taking sable and seeing how indigenous people lived.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Austin Armacost
Contact Information: Tel. 410-239-3308 - 17634 Bruch Rd., Upperco, MD 21155 E-mail: aarmacost@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Some of North America West and Alaska.
Physical Condition: 65 years and average.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Leopard Ridge Hunting Co 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: 2307 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 1, 2001 to July 13, 2001
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - South Matabeleland
Hunt Area: Matobo Hills Area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Hunting Co. P.O. Box 9319; Hillside; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-224-1234; Fax: 011-263-9-228-5627; Email: leoridge@gatorzw.com; Web www.leopardridge.com
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Michelson
Booking Agent (if any): Bill Williamson; Fair Chase, Ltd Africa . PO Box 27679; Austin; TX; 78755; Tel. 512-345-4891; Fax: 512-343-8156;Email: billww@fairchaseltd.com; Web www.fairchaseltd.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 160 pounds; seven feet, three inches.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 26 1/2 inches.
Bushpig - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Big old boar.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Still plenty of game in the area. Some squatters present, but not a problem on this safari.


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: Ethiopian Airlines and Air Zimbabwe Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $500 per day for 14 days, plus observer $150 per day. Amount: $9100
Trophy Fees: Leopard $2,500, wildebeest $600, bushpig $250. Amount: $3350
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Flew in from Ethiopia. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Bait (if needed). Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Leopard in broad daylight the first day. Lots of leopard in that Matobo Hills Area.
Equipment Recommendations: Warm clothes in July - it's cool!
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rich Elliott
Contact Information: Tel. 618-966-3563 - P.O. Box 121 A E-mail: ervs@wworld.com
Hunting Experience: Since 1978 - 20 safaris. Worked for Nassos Roussos in Ethiopia.
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 Leopard Ridge Hunting Co 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: 2262 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 15, 2001 to June 30, 2001
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Charisi Safari concession and Matopos region


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Hunting Co. P.O. Box 9319; Hillside; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-224-1234; Fax: 011-263-9-228-5627; Email: leoridge@gatorzw.com; Web www.leopardridge.com
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Michelson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: See comments.
Kudu - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Tsessebe - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: See comments.
Game Condition Comments: See comments.


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


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: See comments.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike Pivacek
Contact Information: E-mail: mike.pivacek@abacus-direct.com
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I hunted with Leopard Ridge Hunting Co., PH Greg Michelson in the Charisi Safari concession for buffalo and in the Matopos region for leopard and plains game. The hunt was mid-June to the end of the month. Brush still quite thick.

Numerous buffalo in Charisi but still very thick bush and I shot a nice one on the 5th day of hunting. Beautiful area and we saw elephants and heard lions almost every morning - lots of big game in this area. We moved to Matopos and had 3 or 4 leopards feeding on baits at one time - obviously a great area for leopards. I missed a shot on a leopard but got a nice kudu, impala, wildebeest, tsessebe and zebra. Saw many waterbuck, bushbuck, duiker and other varieties of game.

I highly recommend this company and PH. Very hard working and knowledgeable; good areas to hunt; excellent camp accommodations and staff. We had no problems whatsoever with "war vet" or squatters and while they were in evidence in the Matopos ranch areas it did not seem to me they had any impact on the hunting.



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