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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd. 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: 5691 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 9, 2006 to September 17, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Nsobe, Chifunga, Bangweulu Swamp


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd.. P.O. Box 50006; Lusaka; Zambia; Africa; Tel. 260 1261764; Fax: 260 1236764; Email: leoridge@zamtel.zm;
Personal Guide (if any): Ross Michelson and Ian Robinson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Cookson wildebeest. 27 1/2 inches.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 16 1/2 inches X 6 inches.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nile crocodile. 12 foot 3 inches.
Sitatunga - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Zambezi sitatunga. 27 X 7 inches.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17 inches.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Black lechwe. 24 5/8 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: This is a highly professional firm, equipment, food, staff and PH are all excellent. Game was abundant or average.


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: British Air and South African Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: BA has own "gun procedures" but otherwise excellent.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8950
Trophy Fees: Sitatunga $8,000, wildebeest $1,600, puku $800, lechwe $3,000, crocodile $1,500, bushbuck $650, Cape buffalo $2,000. Amount: $17550
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $6,880 roundtrip for two and Zambian charter fees $4,450. Amount: $11330
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Staff tips and licenses $400, dip and pack $750, anti-poach $250. Amount: $1400
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Being back in Zambia with Leopard Ridge to secure 100 percent of Zambian game animals not secured in the past.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John M Searles
Contact Information: Tel. 810-732-5800 - PO Box 7713, Flint, MI 48507 E-mail: jsearles@securityfirstins.com
Hunting Experience: North American 29, African 29 (20 safaris).
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 Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd. 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: 5560 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 7, 2006 to August 13, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Luangwa Valley


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd.. P.O. Box 50006; Lusaka; Zambia; Africa; Tel. 260 1261764; Fax: 260 1236764; Email: leoridge@zamtel.zm;
Personal Guide (if any): Ross Michelson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40 inch, heavy boss.
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Cooksons wildebeest. 30 1/2 inch.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 50 inch.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Crocodile - Availability: Ran out of time.
Bushbuck - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Game in good condition and hunting area with an abundance of feed and water.


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: British Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Some minor paper problems with guns but easily resolved. Luggage and guns arrived as scheduled and flights went well.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $7550
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $250
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $3800
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: A great hunt with a top safari company. Poaching continues to be a problem however as evidenced below.
Highlights of Hunt: Having a poacher wounded buffalo charge me at 20 yards and when my PH, tracker and myself stopped shooting seeing him laying there seven paces with me.
Equipment Recommendations: Shoot the largest caliber you are comfortable with and accurate with on buffalo just in case.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Ross and Greg Michelson and their staff are committed to providing a quality safari experience.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Sam Tilden
Contact Information: Tel. 307-899-2525 - 22 Castle Rock Rd., Cody, WY 82414 E-mail: samtilden@qwest.net
Hunting Experience: Hunted all my life in Florida and Wyoming and numerous hunts in Alaska and British Columbia.
Physical Condition: Good for 58 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
There is considerable turmoil within the hunting industry in Zambia presently in advance of the upcoming general election and widespread belief of retribution by those who were unsuccessful in previous game management allocations. Ross and Greg Michelson continue to receive high marks from local Zambians for their efforts in supporting the villages within their GMA. They have recently completed the construction of a substantial medical clinic and have formed a US company to solicit donations of equipment for the clinic and clothing for children. They urge their clients to bring school supplies and support a wide range of community activities. The high esteem with which they are held by tribal leaders, school teachers and administrators and local Zambian Game Scouts was evident everywhere we went. On top of all they do for their communities they operate a top hunting operation with knowledgeable and courteous staff and comfortable camps in a game rich area.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd. 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: 5503 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 5, 2006 to July 14, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Nyampala


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd.. P.O. Box 50006; Lusaka; Zambia; Africa; Tel. 260 1261764; Fax: 260 1236764; Email: leoridge@zamtel.zm;
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Street
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff Blair; Blair Worldwide Hunting. P. O. Box 3088; Flagstaff; AZ; 86003; Tel. 800-338-5252; Fax: 928-779-2429;Web www.blairworldwide.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent - 42 inches.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 foot.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very large.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 56 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 22 inches.
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 9 inches.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent male.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent numbers in excellent shape with little stress as poaching seems under control. Many elephant in the area.


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: British Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 10 day safari. Amount: $11700
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $250
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $3800
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None - This is one of the best quality hunting experiences of my hunting in Africa.
Highlights of Hunt: The Luangwa River with its incredible populations of game present, superb camps and food.
Equipment Recommendations: Highest quality equipment. Good hunting vehicles in good repair. Experienced staff with total focus on client safety and satisfaction - Bring very good walking boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This company has extemely high standards, ethics and conduct.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dr. Richard Wright
Contact Information: Tel. 623-879-5216 - 7541 N 22nd Pl., Phoenix, AZ 85020 E-mail: rwright@jcl.com
Hunting Experience: Canada, Alaska, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.
Physical Condition: Good health for 62 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
Leopard Ridge Safaris is a premier operator. They maintain the infrastructure of the hunting area to a high level. They work well with local communities demonstrating the ideal relationship within a GMA. They are involved in a very successful anti-poaching program to which they contribute heavily to support the local game department in a very difficult and remote area. Leopard Ridge are standard setters in respect of camps, staff training, good eqiupment and top PH's. A total focus of experience and cooperation to provide the best possible hunting experience.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd. 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: 5650 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 14, 2006 to July 4, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Nympala GMA - Zambia


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd.. P.O. Box 50006; Lusaka; Zambia; Africa; Tel. 260 1261764; Fax: 260 1236764; Email: leoridge@zamtel.zm;
Personal Guide (if any): Ian Robingon
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: Lion - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Buffalo - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Hippopotamus - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Puku - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Hyena - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest - Availability: - Trophy Size: Cookson.
Zebra - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Baboon - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The herds of Buffalo and Wildebeest are amazing with numerous herds seen each day. Hippopotamus are everywhere in the Luangwa River as are the most incredible populations of Crocodiles of all sizes. We had six Lion strike baits and Leopards were also seen. The area is well preserved and the operator has a very good working relationship with the Wildlife Authority and supports their anit-poaching efforts which show in the numbers of animals one sees. No animals requested were unavailable and quality of animals taken was excellent. Poaching is evident but seems to be under control.


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:
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Plus trophy fees which were competitive with other operators in Zambia. Amount: $46000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $3800
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The only problem we did encounter from this most professional unit was the fact that we requested to hunt Kafue Lechwe on the Kafue Flats and Black Lechwe at Bangweulu and due to the Government Game Department allocating these previously pool areas to one operator the cost of the Lechwe trophy fees was increased from previously $2,000.00 to $3,500.00 beacause of the charges that Leopard Ridge Safaris has to pay the concession holder. These fees were not in place when our hunt was booked in 2004 and are merely being passed on to the hunter. I was present when the outfitter was arranging the hunts and all fees were confirmed, that were to be charged, had we taken the hunt. Due to the exorbitant price now due we declined to take a Kafue Lechwe and also a Black Lechwe. We feel that the new concession holder is holding these operators who do not have the swamp species on their concession to ransom and these outrageous charges now make hunting these sought after species more unacceptable. Perhaps SCI should intervene here and bring some sense to this matter or alternatively remove the species from the various awards that members aspire to as the operators are clearly exploiting us as visiting hunters because they control the areas.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? N/A
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Kelly LaFay
Contact Information: Tel. 239-430-6886 - 4012 Gulf Shore Boulevard, Naples, FL 34103 E-mail: lafays@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: Hunted Africa on numerous occasions.
Physical Condition: Good. 53 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
Accompanied by wife Connie as observer. Our PH, Ian Robinson, was one of the best I have hunted with. He is young, energetic and very knowledgeable on both the animals of the area and the environment as a whole. The outfitter Leopard Ridge Safaris has exceptional camps and my wife was most comfortable at all times -- chalets were some of the best we have visited and the food was of very good quality -- sometimes too much of it. Laundry done everyday. Vehicles and equipment in the camp was top notch with the camp being fully electrified which was a surpise. The roads in the area were really well maintained and the operator makes huge efforts to upgrade them. The skinning shed is well controlled and all trophies were well prepared for shipment which is handled by Lepard Ridge from Lusaka. The camps and general service was outstanding and highly recommended to any hunter visiting Africa. The hospitality of this outfitter from meeting at the Airport In Lusaka to putting us back on the plane to come home was highly professional and friendly at every turn. The air charter company used -- Staravia -- was top notch with well maintained planes and highly qualified pilots with a wealth of flying hours behind them.

The area and outfitter are of the best hunted in Africa and we intend returning for another hunt in 2009 - same operator, same PH and same camps. We have booked already.

I would certainly recommend this ourfit and hunt to any serious hunter to Africa as it has everything that one is advised that is available and more - good populations of animals of good quality, top camps, friendly staff and professionals running the show. There are no hidden costs and every effort is made to make the hunting party at home. Camp atmosphere is friendly and there was always plenty of food, drinks and ice in camp.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd. 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: 5053 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 3, 2005 to September 12, 2005
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Myampala


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd.. P.O. Box 50006; Lusaka; Zambia; Africa; Tel. 260 1261764; Fax: 260 1236764; Email: leoridge@zamtel.zm;
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: 45.5 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: We were strickly looking for large buffalo. This is my second trip to Nyampala. Great camp, guides and lots of game. They have great lion and leopard, plus plains 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 Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: SAA Airbus is a cattle car.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $10850
Trophy Fees: Amount: $2000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $150
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1850
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1650
Other Costs: Tips $2,000, dipping and packing $750, hotel $380. Amount: $3130
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing hundreds of buffalo every day. Lance Higgins is the hardest working PH I have hunted with in 35 years. This is my second trip with him.
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., Lake Worth, FL 33467 E-mail: gloves0507@aol.com
Hunting Experience: This is my sixth trip to Africa.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd. 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: 4385 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 21, 2004 to October 21, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Nympala
Hunt Area: Nympala Zambia Block


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd.. P.O. Box 50006; Lusaka; Zambia; Africa; Tel. 260 1261764; Fax: 260 1236764; Email: leoridge@zamtel.zm;
Personal Guide (if any): Gregg Michelson
Booking Agent (if any): Charles Goldenberg; Premier Safaris, Inc. 1912 Belmont Place; Metairie; LA; 70001; Tel. 407-889-9778; Fax: 321-978-9204;Email: premiersafaris@att.net;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 25.5". XXL. Black mane.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7.5'. XL.
Hyena - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Old. XL.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Three. 48" X 17 Monster. 41-inches, 42-inches.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Old. Good.
Sable - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 45".Monster. Old.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 56". Many.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27" Many.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13'. Many.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Antelope - Availability: Roan. Too smart, scarce, elusive.
Sitatunga - Availability: Saw many but was looking for 30" plus.
Game Condition Comments: Very extensive area. Wonderful, real Africa experience. Luanga River was amazing in game species. Very old mature animals. Extensive lion population, track sightings daily. 500 to 1500 buffalo observed per day - abundant!


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: British Airways Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: They are not gun advocates. Be very careful on weight prior to departure. They only allow 32kg and will stick you!


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $48,000. Day rate Amount: $48000
Trophy Fees: $50,000. 19 animals taken. Amount: $50000
Permits/Licenses: $500. Amount: $500
Commercial Airfares: British Airways $7,500. "Club World." Amount: $7500
Charter Airfares: $4,500. Used three times to move. Reasonable. Amount: $4500
Other Costs: Tips $5,000. Video company $10,000. Amount: $15000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Very hot in October (102 to 104 degrees). Extensive fires.
Highlights of Hunt: Variety of game. Wonderful lions. Vast country. Seeing 500 to 1500 buffalo per day to stalk or select.
Equipment Recommendations: Be fit and strong, ready for tough hunt.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? For those seeking the best in quality. Serious hunt, not a family outing. Very intense. Bad elephant charges, rouge elephants.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Scott Franklund
Contact Information: Tel. 970-535-9535 - 237 Mulligan Lake Dr. E-mail: scottfranklund@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: 4 prior safaris. All N.A. species taken.
Physical Condition: 8 out of a possible 10.


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
Zambia Nympala chief needs to eradicate horrible "attack" elephants. Serious threat to life. Elephant sincere danger in area to hunters - "Wako."

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd. 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: 4535 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 12, 2004 to October 7, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Lunga - Nyampala GMA
Hunt Area: Bangwudu GMA


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd.. P.O. Box 50006; Lusaka; Zambia; Africa; Tel. 260 1261764; Fax: 260 1236764; Email: leoridge@zamtel.zm;
Personal Guide (if any): Lance Higgins
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: Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 750 pounds - 26 inch plus skull.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 180 pounds.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 45 inches.
Sitatunga - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26 inches.
Roan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very large old bull.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 45 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Very high quality. Some poaching problems - snare's. I took 22 species on the "safari of a lifetime". All very high in the SCI Record Book. Needed the full 24 days to hunt all 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: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: KLM, Northwest and South African Airlines. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: KLM was fantastic, zero problems - business class. SAA misplaced one bag from Johannesburg to Lusaka and four hour delay.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $48000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $35000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $900
Commercial Airfares: Business class - used miles. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $4000
Other Costs: Tips, hotel, dipping and package. Amount: $5000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Zero problems. Every aspect exceeded my expectations.
Highlights of Hunt: Fantastic lion. Lance Higgins (PH) was a great highlight to my 24 day safari. Excellent trophy quality in hunt areas.
Equipment Recommendations: A good supply of Jack Link's brand beef jerky.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Zambia is the place to hunt currently after a three year resting time. Very high trophy quality.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jay E Link
Contact Information: Tel. 715-466-2234 - PO Box 210, Minone, WI 54859 E-mail: jaylink@linksnacks.com
Hunting Experience: Global.
Physical Condition: Excellent shape, 35 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 Safaris Ltd. 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: 4213 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 31, 2004 to August 17, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Lunga Basanga


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd.. P.O. Box 50006; Lusaka; Zambia; Africa; Tel. 260 1261764; Fax: 260 1236764; Email: leoridge@zamtel.zm;
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: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Sable - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Sitatunga - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Great shape.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airways Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: First class on the airbus is like being at home.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $30,000. Amount: $30000
Trophy Fees: $20,000. Amount: $20000
Permits/Licenses: $500. Amount: $500
Commercial Airfares: $7,000. Amount: $7000
Charter Airfares: $2,000. Amount: $2000
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Very organized and managed outfitter.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Good sitatunga and leopard.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ron Mostyn
Contact Information: Tel. 713-667-0123 - 4545 Bissonnet #110, Bellaire, TX 77401 E-mail: ron@constructionsupervisor.com
Hunting Experience: Lifelong US and abroad.
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 Safaris Ltd. 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: 4192 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 17, 2004 to July 12, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Luangwa Valley
Hunt Area: Nympala (Munyamadzi)


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd.. P.O. Box 50006; Lusaka; Zambia; Africa; Tel. 260 1261764; Fax: 260 1236764; Email: leoridge@zamtel.zm;
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Michelson
Booking Agent (if any): Charles Goldenberg; Premier Safaris. PO Box 651; Apopka; FL; 32704; Tel. 407-889-9778; Fax: 321-978-9204;Email: premiersafaris@att.net;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Cookson. 28 3/4 inches.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 39 inches.
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Livingston. 34 plus inches.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 23 1/2 inch tusk.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Many mediocum.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Seven inches 165-170 pounds.
Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Nine inches. Good gingen mane.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 19 inches. Excellent.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good stalion.
Sitatunga - Availability: - Trophy Size: On a short hunt north of this area.
Lechwe - Availability: - Trophy Size: On a short hunt north of this area.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: High grass and dense vegetation and elephant cow/calf was dring! Lots of elephants. It appeared to be among the best game areas that I have enjoyed. I expect it will improve later in the season with migration from adjacent park areas.


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 Airways Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Guns didn't arrive to Lusaka with us but were air chartered next day.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $48,000 (24 days lion/leopard full quota). Amount: $48000
Trophy Fees: 15 animals $25,000 plus. Amount: $25000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $1,800 economy. Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: $4,850 (three charters). Amount: $4850
Other Costs: observer costs plus mini license ship dip etc. Hotel in Lusaka Amount: $350
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Construction and occupation of well designed permanent camp on Margqa River.
Equipment Recommendations: I think given notice most anything can be arranged for the hunter/companion.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Alvin H. Vaughn
Contact Information: Tel. 770-483-1059 - 2146 Miller Chapel Road, Conyers, GA 30094
Hunting Experience: Three months Tanzania, Two months Cameroon, 14 Savannah, 14 Rain forest, 14 days Uraguary, 10 days Argentina, One Zimbabwe 14 days, One South Africa Seven days, One Niamibia 10 days.
Physical Condition: 56 years old, five foot eleven inches, 175 pounds, 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 Safaris Ltd. 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: 4280 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 17, 2004 to July 12, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Luangwa Valley
Hunt Area: Nympala (Munyamadzi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Leopard Ridge Safaris Ltd.. P.O. Box 50006; Lusaka; Zambia; Africa; Tel. 260 1261764; Fax: 260 1236764; Email: leoridge@zamtel.zm;
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Michelson
Booking Agent (if any): Charles Goldenberg; Premier Safaris. PO Box 651; Apopka; FL; 32704; Tel. 407-889-9778; Fax: 321-978-9204;Email: premiersafaris@att.net;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Cookson. 28 3/4 inches.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 39 inches.
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Livingston. 34 plus inches.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 23 1/2 inches tusk.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Many mediocre.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Seven foot 165-170 pounds.
Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Nine inch. Good ginger mane.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 19 inches Excellent.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good Stallion.
Sitatunga - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Lechwe - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: High grass and dense vegetation. Lots of elephants. It appeared to be among the best game areas that I have enjoyed. I expect this will improve later in the season with migration from adjacent park areas.


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 Airways Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Guns didn't arrive to Lusaka with us but were air chartered next day.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $48,000 (24 days lion/leopard full quota). Amount: $48000
Trophy Fees: $25,000 plus (15 animals). Amount: $25000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $1,800 (Economy) Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: $4,850 (three charters) Amount: $4850
Other Costs: Observer cost and mini license ship dip etc. Hotel in Lusaka Amount: $350
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Construction and occupation of well designed permanent camp on Luangwa River.
Equipment Recommendations: I think given notice most anything can be arranged for the hunter/campanion.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Alvin H. Vaughn
Contact Information: Tel. 770-483-1059 - 2146 Miller Chapel Road, Conyers, GA 30094
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: 56 years old. Five foot eleven inches.


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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