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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Matupula Hunters (pvt.) 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: 7374 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 20, 2009 to August 4, 2009
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Northern Zambezi Valley and Western Lowveld


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Donovan Collen
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: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Giraffe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: Not many in the area.
Steenbok - Availability: Grass too tall.
Game Condition Comments: Looked to be in great shape.


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: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and Airlink Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $12000
Trophy Fees: Buffalo $3,000, giraffe $1,500, impala $250, wildebeest $800, zebra $900. Amount: $6450
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Insurance. Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a Cape buffalo.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Worth the money.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ronald F. Hancock
Contact Information: Tel. 318-574-1299 - 110 Woodyear Dr., Tallulah, LA 71282 E-mail: rfh1@bellsouth.net
Hunting Experience: 63 - all my life.
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 Matupula Hunters (pvt.) 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: 7317 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 29, 2008 to September 12, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Tsholotsho


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Element
Booking Agent (if any): Bruce Grant; Grant Adventures International. 9815 25th Street East; Parrish; FL; 34219; Tel. 941-776-3029; Fax: 941-776-1092;Email: grantadven@aol.com; Web www.grantadventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 65 pounds.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Got onto elephant almost daily, got a 65 pound bull, hunting mate took 55 pounder. Excellent hunt. Bird hunting worth it too.


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: Excellent
Airline Comments: As usual.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $12000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $14000
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: Everything. Element taught me so much, he is a master at his profession.
Equipment Recommendations: Shot 500 AHR, 570gr, 2150 fps.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Heading back in 2012 for leopard and elephant with Elos.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Matthew Bice
Contact Information: Tel. 225-819-4087 - 14506 Memorial Tower Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 E-mail: mbice63@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Several hunts to Africa, hunt in North America.
Physical Condition: Good, 45 years old, exercise regularly to keep in shape for the hunts.


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 Matupula Hunters (pvt.) 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: 7040 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 29, 2008 to September 12, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Tsholotsho


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Bruce Grant; Grant Adventures International. 9815 25th Street East; Parrish; FL; 34219; Tel. 941-776-3029; Fax: 941-776-1092;Email: grantadven@aol.com; Web www.grantadventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 55 pounds.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: 2-4 stalks per day. Looking for 55 pound, took one. Hunting mate took 65 pound bull. Plenty of bulls coming out of Hwange.


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: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 15 days. Amount: $12000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $14000
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: Hunting with Mark Butcher again, seeing my tracker with whom I hunted in 83 and 84.
Equipment Recommendations: 500 cal. 570 gr at 2150 fps.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Top elephant hunters in Africa. I've rebooked my "next to last elephant hunt" again in 2012.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Carl Bell
Contact Information: Tel. 870-550-2822 - Lado Enclave, 4436 Divoky Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 E-mail: selous33@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Annual safaris - shikar since 1974.
Physical Condition: 65 years old with one lung. Can do whatever necessary.


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
Plains game numbers are down, but tusk size continues to improve in this area. The thrills still there.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Matupula Hunters (pvt.) 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: 6842 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 2, 2008 to August 16, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Omay


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Butcher, Scott Bailey
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: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Nyala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Waterbuck - Availability: Didn't see one big enough in the concession I was hunting.
Game Condition Comments: Evidence of some poaching pressure but game was abundant and hunting conditions excellent.


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: Fair
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: Due to the economic conditions in Zimbabwe, there is increased poaching pressure but never enough to result in any deterioration in the hunting in the areas we visited (both north and south Zim.). We noted problems only in the cities where the population was clearly in financial trouble. In no situations did we have any concerns for our safety or well being. The people were unfailingly friendly, courteous and hospitable. There was no sign of any political problem in our day to day contacts.
Highlights of Hunt: Other than the trophies taken we saw incredible amounts of game and birds. We estimated that we saw between 500 and 1000 elephant in a 2 week period. Note: we did spend some time in the Matupula camp sight seeing near Hwange park.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: M.B. Hamill
Contact Information: Tel. 713-798-4299 - 3833 Southwestern, Houston, TX 77005 E-mail: mhamill@bcm.tmc.edu
Hunting Experience: This was our second safari to Zimbabwe.
Physical Condition: Good for a 56 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
Zimbabwe is having obvious economic problems which cause untold hardships for the people of the country as well as the PH and the companies providing services. Mark Butcher and Matupula hunters, with great skill and expertise managed, in spite of the current problems in country, to provide an outstanding hunting experience, wonderful accommodations, good food, and superlative service. We essentially ran 2 safaris simultaneously with 2 PHs and 2 cars. My wife, son, and guest (non hunters) were royally entertained with game drives, visits to cultural sites, parks etc. while I had the hunt of a lifetime. I hunted buffalo with Scott Bailey and the rest of the time with Mark Butcher. Mark and I had hunted before and it remains a great pleasure to hunt in his company and under his care. Scott is an outstanding PH with terrific enthusiasm, great hunting skills, and a world class hunting ethic. He is going to go places and I suggest to all interested hunters, get on his list now as he will soon be fully booked. I look forward to with hunting with both of these men in the future and cannot recommend them highly enough. For those going on safari with non-hunters, this is the way to do it. Take Mark's recommendations - our guests and you will have a wonderful time.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Matupula Hunters (pvt.) 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: 6860 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 2, 2008 to August 16, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Omay


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Butcher and Scott Bailey
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: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Nyala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Waterbuck - Availability: Didn't see one big enough in the concession I was hunting.
Game Condition Comments: Evidence of some poaching pressure, but game was abundant and hunting conditions excellent.


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: Fair
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: Due to the economic conditions in Zimbabwe, there is increased poaching pressure but never enough to result in any deterioration in the hunting in the areas we visited (both north and south Zim.). We noted problems only in the cities where the population was clearly in financial trouble. In no situations did we have any concerns for our safety or well being. The people were unfailingly friendly, courteous and hospitable. There was no sign of any political problem in our day to day contacts.
Highlights of Hunt: Other than the trophies taken we saw incredible amounts of game and birds. We estimated that we saw between 500 and 1000 elephant in a 2 week period. Note: we did spend some time in the Matupula camp sight seeing near Hwange park.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: M.B. Hamill
Contact Information: Tel. 713-798-4299 - 3833 Southwestern, Houston, TX 77005 E-mail: mhamill@bcm.tmc.edu
Hunting Experience: This was our second safari to Zimbabwe.
Physical Condition: Good for a 56 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
Zimbabwe is having obvious economic problems which cause untold hardships for the people of the country as well as the PH and the companies providing services. Mark Butcher and Matupula hunters, with great skill and expertise managed, in spite of the current problems in country, to provide an outstanding hunting experience, wonderful accommodations, good food, and superlative service. We essentially ran 2 safaris simultaneously with 2 PHs and 2 cars. My wife, son, and guest (non hunters) were royally entertained with game drives, visits to cultural sites, parks etc. while I had the hunt of a lifetime. I hunted buffalo with Scott Bailey and the rest of the time with Mark Butcher. Mark and I had hunted before and it remains a great pleasure to hunt in his company and under his care. Scott is an outstanding PH with terrific enthusiasm, great hunting skills, and a world class hunting ethic. He is going to go places and I suggest to all interested hunters, get on his list now as he will soon be fully booked. I look forward to with hunting with both of these men in the future and cannot recommend them highly enough. For those going on safari with non-hunters, this is the way to do it. Take Mark's recommendations. Your guests and you will have a wonderful time.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Matupula Hunters (pvt.) 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: 6979 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 16, 2008 to May 31, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matopa Hills


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Scott Bailey
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: Good.
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Baboon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: Saw very few.
Game Condition Comments: Game was fat - Plains game hard to find because of adundant cover.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $14700
Trophy Fees: Amount: $3600
Permits/Licenses: Dip and pack. Amount: $1200
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2300
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Bait. Amount: $1700
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: We worked hard 10 days, ran the dogs four times unsuccesfully. Walked many miles. It was great.
Equipment Recommendations: Quiet clothes, dark green-grays, no khaki.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim Brinkman
Contact Information: Tel. 308-653-2134 - 48824 Cedar River, Erickson, NE
Hunting Experience: US mountains, Canada and Africa.
Physical Condition: Ok.


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 Matupula Hunters (pvt.) 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: 6299 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 6, 2007 to September 21, 2007
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Tsholotsho


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Scott Bailey
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: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 60 pounds.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Klipspringer - Availability: Missed it.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent guide, hard working and very helpful. A great PH.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air France and South African Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: In returning they always charge for the one extra luggage even so that there were lighter than in the way in and the same number of bags.


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: A very hard but wonderful hunt in all the possible ways.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The booking agent and the outfitter are excellent.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Miguel Zaldivar De Velasco
Contact Information: Tel. 011-52-55-5812-3212 - Apexoco #3, Mexico DF, Mexico 05500
Hunting Experience: Start hunting in 1975.
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
We work very hard but I had a wanderfull time and great experience I can only say Thank you to all the guys from Matupula specialy to Scott and To Tommy Morrison from Sporting Internatinal THANK YOU VERY MUCH

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Matupula Hunters (pvt.) 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: 6236 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 20, 2007 to August 3, 2007
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Chirisa, Imbezi and Marshland


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Scott Bailey
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: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 37 inch hard boss.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 41 inch hard boss.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 30 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two. One with 13 inch tusk and one 220 pounds.
Hyena - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 145 pounds.
Civet - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Varmint - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Side-striped jackal.
Klipspringer - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 4 1/2.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sable - Availability: The areas hunted west of Bulawayo bordered the research areas and National Park. You had to catch the sable out of these areas into the hunting area.
Eland - Availability:
Kudu - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: All game was in excellent condition despite the drought conditions.


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: Flew coach roundtrip on 340-600. Much better than in 2004. We flew DC to Joburg, Joburg to Victoria Falls, Bulawayo to Joburg, Joburg to Durban, Durban to Joburg then Joburg back to DC. No lost or delayed luggage issues at all.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $14250
Trophy Fees: Amount: $9500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $5600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $400
Other Costs: Tips - ph, trackers and staff in three camps. Amount: $2200
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Buffalo bull on the first morning. Buffalo cow that could almost pass for a bull, going with my best friend after buffalo on day four, covering 25 miles, chasing four poachers and capturing one, hunting with Scott Baily... Too many highlights to list them all.
Equipment Recommendations: Bullfrog sunscreen with mosquito repellant. The only thing that worked on Mopani flies. Better than Avon skin-so-soft.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? First-class outfit. Great concessions.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Wes Reagan
Contact Information: Tel. 281-744-4868 - 11223 Rousseau Dr., Houston, TX 77065 E-mail: wreagan@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience: 52 years old. US, Canada, Mexico and second trip to Africa.
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
Like most, hunting in Zimbabwe this year we were a little apprehensive about this trip. Tommy Morrison and Mark Butcher had this trip so well organized that we had no problems whatsoever. In traveling by tar road from Chirisa to Imbezi (7 hours) we encountered four separate police roadblocks. All four times we were waved over to stop. They all wanted one thing, meat on the return trip. Things could and probably will, change. I would still go back this season if I could. The people of Zimbabwe need all of us to continue hunting this beautiful country... Scott Bailey is the most professional and knowledgeable PH I have ever been around. I look forward to hunting with him again.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Matupula Hunters (pvt.) 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: 5721 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 29, 2006 to October 13, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: North of Limpopo River


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Ellement
Booking Agent (if any): Bruce Grant; Grant Adventures International. 9815 25th Street East; Parrish; FL; 34219; Tel. 941-776-3029; Fax: 941-776-1092;Email: grantadven@aol.com; Web www.grantadventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 65/65 pounds.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 50 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Warthog - Availability: We saw lots of hogs. Just nothing shootable. Mark was a stickler on trophy quality which is ok with me.
Game Condition Comments: Shot elephant within the first two hours of the hunt. Thousands of impala, lots of kudu, waterbuck, eland, bushbuck and some nyala.


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: Medieval Torture chamber.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $750 daily rate for 15 days. Amount: $11250
Trophy Fees: $12,000 elephant, $950 kudu, $650 bushbuck. Amount: $13600
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $2500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Shot big tusker very early. Mark Ellement conducted rest of hunt catering to my 60 year old ability.
Equipment Recommendations: They provided a 375 rifle.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is my third trip to Zimbabwe - always on dangerous game and this company knows where to find it.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dr. Joe Weiss
Contact Information: Tel. 716-759-0986 - 4575 Timber Lakes Dr.
Hunting Experience: Shot all NA big stuff and three Cape buffalo, two lions and one leopard and all the major antelope.
Physical Condition: Average - I go to the gym three times a week.


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: 5654 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 10, 2006 to September 24, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Mbizi Concession on the Mwenesi River and Castle Block Concession


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Ellement
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: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 55 / 56 heavy horn.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 32 inches with 10 inch bases.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 21 /21 with 14 inch bases.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two large stallion for rugs and baits.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 23 inch largest but mostly (15) bait animals.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large tusks broken tips.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: Tracked animals each day, not taken either because of heavy brush cover or we got busted or the bulls were on the young side. Enjoyed the tracking as much as the shooting.
Bushbuck - Availability:
Nyala - Availability:
Leopard - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: We started on the Mwenesi River and hunted plains game animals and bait for the leopards in that area. We saw plenty of animals that I wanted to shoot and a lot of those that I didn't wish to shoot. The leopards in this area were not traveling as the moon was full and they had plenty of rock rabbits to eat. The PH and 15 to 20 baits out in three different concessions and we had a large number of females feeding with small males. We moved camp the minute we had a large male hit the baits. We worked the baits hard in the area of the large male and he gave us the slip three times. The cat used the terrain to his advantage. This was an extremely large track and when the PH and Houndsman were on his track the three times we put the dogs down they were extremely intense about trying to get this cat. The cat was extremely good at getting away, doubling back on trails, briars, caves, gomos (rock hills) you name it he did it. It was a real chess match and he won. I'll be back for a rematch.


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Lost bags on Joburg to Bulawayo transfer and cost me a day of hunting and lost my bags on the home leg also. The PH and his staff round up the neccessities and they were all over the baggage group to get the bags to us the next day. They made arrangements for us to hunt near town while they track our bags down.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: SCI Donation hunt upgraded to leopard with hounds after another party cancelled. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: SAA economy $2,100 for two (husband and wife). Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Moon and wind. When I book this hunt again I will be earlier in the summer when the moisture holds the track better for the dogs or I'll blind hunt the cats and the baits will last longer in the cool temps.
Highlights of Hunt: Having a PH that loved to walk and track his quarry rather than hunt from the truck. Watching the PH and Trackers play chess with the animals we were after, lose the track, double back and find it. Watching the dogs work the track of the leopard and to see the Jack Russell Terrier ready to miss it up with the big dogs. Shooting the kudu out from under the Acaccia tree at 350 yards.
Equipment Recommendations: Take one slow heavy caliber rifle for punching through some of the brush that often is the only shot your going to have. I used a 300 RUM and I am convinced that it would kill anything that I was hunting, because it did. But I would have loved to have 400 anything when that large eland bull was looking at me through the Mopame brush at 70 yards. One other thing if you hunt with Mr. Ellement Sir, get in shape because he loves to walk. If you need sweet n low sugar substitute you need to bring it with you because it doesn't exist in Zim because the girls at Matupula couldn't get it. That is ok because Mr. Ellement will walk that sugar out of your system.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? With all you hear about the current status of Zimbabwe you would be hard pressed to know it while hunting with Matupula Hunters. They have plenty of fuel, their food was excellent and the presentation is creative. If you want something special they will do their best to make it happen. The girls in the office and the support staff have the required Zimbabwe logistics down pat. Mr. Butcher and Mr. Ellement and staff of PHs and trackers are very professional.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Alan Cooke
Contact Information: Tel. 281-391-2385 - 2615 Patna, Katy, TX 77493 E-mail: acooke@comanchecontractors.com
Hunting Experience: Alaska, Canada, Mexico, South America, New Zealand, South Africa and the US.
Physical Condition: 50 years old. Health good, broken bones that slow me down a little.


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
Mr. Ellement, Mr. Butcher of Matupula Hunters and Tommy at Sporting International felt very badly that I didn't get a leopard and they asked that I visit them at the Houston SCI Show to discuss how they could get me back with them again to hunt a leopard. I felt that they did everything possible to make the leopard hunt a success. I told them I would visit with them again and assured them that I understook that I was hunting and not going to the leopard store to pick out the model that I like.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6493 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 23, 2006 to August 1, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Omay, Manyulim Mbezi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Chap and Andre Esterhuizen
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: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 39 inches, good boss.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 54 inches, very wide.
Giraffe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Big bull, excellent.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Warthog - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two good rams.
Baboon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very large males.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: Took big bull giraffe instead, my buddy shot the huge eland bull.
Bushbuck - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Good buffalo in the north, passed on a second big bull. Kudu bulls had died off from prior drought years but were on the comeback. Hunting a little harder due to wet conditions this time.


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 and private charters Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: The SAA plane I was on was very comfortable. Bags showed up a day late to Bulawayo, guide stayed the night to retrieve bags the next day, so no real hardship.


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: As an Alaskan I was not ready for the high heat we got in the Omay on day one and two of the buffalo hunt, fortunately it cooled off and I acclimated.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting with my wife and having great friends hunting from same camp. The Manyuli camp, the Omay and hunting Cape buffalo were awesome and truly African.
Equipment Recommendations: Drink huges amounts of water and shoot straight.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very experienced guides and outfit. Hard working and personable guides.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dr. Jody Sessom
Contact Information: Tel. 907-745-8135 - 561 S Denali, Suite B, Palmer, AK 99645 E-mail: sessom@mtaonline.net
Hunting Experience: 30 years hunting. Mexico, Alaska, Texas, New Mexico, Idaho, Zimbabwe.
Physical Condition: Ok for age, 46 years old and a little overweight.


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
My first African Safari was fantastic. I would highly recommend Matupula Hunters. Chap and Andre were both hard working guides. Air charters and road travel went smoothly. My wife and I never once felt threatened or endangered in Zimbabwe. I will be returning with my boys to hunt and would recommend it highly. Hunting the Omay felt very wild and exotic, exactly what I wanted Africa to feel like.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5719 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 16, 2006 to May 27, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - Matabeleland South
Hunt Area: Marshlands


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): William Mills
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:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: Vowed not to hunt any other species until I took my leopard, which I took on day 12 of a 12 day safari. But they were available.
Game Condition Comments: Game condition was very 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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Typical South African Airbus seats.


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: Taking the leopard we originally baited on the first day on day 12 at 9 yards over the hounds.
Equipment Recommendations: Use a 375 as things can get up close in thick cover.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Hunting leopard with hounds may be the most exciting hunt in your life.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rick Huntington
Contact Information: Tel. 281-251-5407 - 13626 Cardinal Cove, Cypress, TX 77429 E-mail: rick.huntington@msn.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive, second trip to Zimbabwe.
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: 5076 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 18, 2005 to September 5, 2005
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - Tsholtsho
Hunt Area: Ngamo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Butcher
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: Elephant - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 52 and 51 pounds
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Very good contdition, hunted fence-line of Hwange National Park and tracked from there every day. Elephant taken on 15th day of my hunt at 5:50 am at 20 yards.


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: Air France Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Excellent service. Guns and luggage arrived with us. Many stops. NY to Paris to Joburg - no problem.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $750 per day Amount: $11250
Trophy Fees: $10,000 Amount: $10000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Free tickets - mileage Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting in 15 days, 27 bulls 15to 27 yards on each bull to glass size of ivory. Walked 12-15 K's per day.
Equipment Recommendations: Whatever outfitter recommends
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Second year with this outfitter. Very professional. Knows his elephants.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jeffrey P Chernick
Contact Information: Tel. 845-868-7168 - PO Box 608 Bangall NY 12506
Hunting Experience: Since 1986
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: 4558 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 23, 2004 to November 7, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Maitengwe and Tjolotjo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Wayne Williamson
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: Elephant - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 64 pounds.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: Female only.
Game Condition Comments: All animals appeared to be healthy and fit.


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: Service and schedule was good and on time.


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: Had to move camp from Maitengwe to Tjolotjo to find elephant.
Highlights of Hunt: Elephant were traveling at night so had to hunt at night. Stalking and shooting an 64 inch bull at midnight with a may light was quite an experience.
Equipment Recommendations: 416 Rem. Mag and quiet shoes.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John B. Lynch, Jr.
Contact Information: Tel. 410-641-1023 - 6321 South Point Road, Berlin, MD 21811
Hunting Experience: Eighth time to Africa, over US, Alaska, NWT, Spain.
Physical Condition: Great for a 63 year old man.


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: 4383 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 28, 2004 to October 15, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Bulimalingwe, Tjolojo, Omay South


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Ellement, Willy Mills
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: Elephant - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 45-50 pounds.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 41 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: Wounded and lost.
Game Condition Comments: The concession relies heavily on food conditions within the park (Hwange). If there is plentiful food within the park the hunting area can be completely devoid of any elephant during the day, as was the case during my hunt, but that's why its hunting right.


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: Fair
Airline Comments: The new airbus is a terrible replacement for the 747. The multimedia video system is great, when it works. The legroom and seats are extremely uncomfortable, I will find a different carrier next time. I felt like I was in Mexico on a commuter bus.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $15000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Conditions were good for the elephant but bad for hunting them (not the outfitters fault). An abundance of food, from late rains, within the park (Hwange) kept the elephant in the park and out of the hunting area, except during the night and I was not keen to hunt them this way.
Highlights of Hunt: Took the only bull I saw within the hunting area from a group of five bulls on the 11th day of the hunt.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Most certainly, but with the knowledge that you are at the mercy of food and water conditions more so than with other hunts. Dry conditions last year made for hundreds of elephant within a few miles of camp, which was not the case this year.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jason Jeter
Contact Information: Tel. 817-946-2819 - 7401 Red Leaf Court E-mail: mngane2@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Three trips to Africa, have hunted most of North America.
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
Mark Ellement and Willy Mills are undoubtedly two of the best hunters I have had the pleasure to hunt with and that is no "BS". First class. I had the opportunity to hunt with them both as a last minute problem arose with the hunter I was booked to hunt with. I was contacted by the booking agent two days before I left for the safari with this information. It was not sprung on me upon my arrival, which is a credit to this company for being forthright. I agreed to hunt with one PH for the first part and another PH for the second, as neither was available for the entire 17 days. Although this had no bearing on the success of my hunt, I would not recommend the arrangement nor would I agree to do it again. It takes a few days to get to know your PH and for him to know you and get in sync with each others hunting style and methods, then to change this and start all over again with a new PH just puts a dent in the flow and overall enjoyment of the hunt, this is my opinion. Plus you have to go over the "trophy fees owed" part (that is normally reserved for the last day) half-way through the hunt and again at the end, this is never a highlight.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4295 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 18, 2004 to August 31, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - Matabele Land
Hunt Area: Tegwane Tsholotsho Tribal Areas


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Sean Nicolle
Booking Agent (if any): Bruce Grant; Grant Adventures International. 9815 25th Street East; Parrish; FL; 34219; Tel. 941-776-3029; Fax: 941-776-1092;Email: grantadven@aol.com; Web www.grantadventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 51# X 51#
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Matupula has several elephant hunting concessions and if the elephants moved on, as they did with me, the Managing Director, Mark Butcher, moved me to another concession with plenty of Elephant Bulls.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Coach seats in the new airbus from Atlanta to Johanessburg are quite uncomfortable.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $9,000.00 Amount: $9000
Trophy Fees: $10,000.00 Amount: $10000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $2,247.00 Amount: $2247
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $2,000 Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Took the old Bull in the afternoon out of a Herd of Bulls after a very exciting stalk conducted by a PH that is definitely a good elephant hunter.
Equipment Recommendations: Good Walking shoes.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Matapula is a firm that meets all of their promises for a good hunting experience. No problems with travel in Zimbabwe in this hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Frank J. Zonarich
Contact Information: Tel. 724-586-2662 - 104 Blackthorn Dr., Butler, PA. 16002
Hunting Experience: North America, Europe, and 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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4443 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 1, 2004 to July 11, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetsi, Marula, Shangani


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): William Mills
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: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Tsessebe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Very good.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Very good.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: Did not run across the right one.
Game Condition Comments: Game condition was very good to excellent. We were very happy with quality and quantity.


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: On time. Lost rifles for one day on Joberg (arrived on first day of new firearms importation laws). Thanks to Matupula for tracking them down.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $8,300. Amount: $8300
Trophy Fees: $8,300. Amount: $8300
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $1,800. Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $1,500. Amount: $1500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Only the delay in the guns arriving. Matupula's relationships and connections located the guns in plenty of time.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting the Metetsi. Tracking 3 dagga boys for half a day and taking one when he stood above the brush to greet us.
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Matupula is a first class organization and William Mills is an excellent and entertaining PH. Also, Sporting International did an exceptional job with details.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rick Huntington
Contact Information: Tel. 713-907-7914 - 13626 Cardinal Cove Ct. E-mail: rickhuntington@msn.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive North and Central America
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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4526 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 20, 2004 to June 2, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Tsholotsho


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Butcher
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: Elephant - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Trophy size 58 and 60 lbs.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Conditions difficult for hunting, must be in good physical condition, but it is worth it. The most exciting hunt I have ever experienced. Mark Butcher is a top professional.


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: South African Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Trip went smooth. Nothing got lost. Flying on the airbus in coach is very uncomfortable.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 10,400.00 Amount: $10400
Trophy Fees: $10,000.00 Amount: $10000
Permits/Licenses: N/A Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $1,000.00 Amount: $1000
Charter Airfares: N/A Amount: $0
Other Costs: N/A Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting the elephant.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The best outfitter I have ever used. I have been to Africa many times.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jeffery Chernick
Contact Information: Tel. 845-868-7168 - PO Box 608, Bangall, NY 12506
Hunting Experience: 20 years.
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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4318 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 20, 2004 to June 3, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - Tsholotsho
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Marc Butcher
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: Elephant - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 58lb + 60lb (Almost perfectly matched pair).
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Early season hunt, but excellent. Pyhysically challenging, but worth it. Amount of game was average and were all in very good 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: Good
Airline Comments: AirBus in coach is very uncomfortable.


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: Everything was perfect.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting elephant was my most exciting hunt ever, and I have been to Africa for hunting many times before.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jeff Chernick
Contact Information:
Hunting Experience: Hunting in East Africa since 1986.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4121 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 4, 2004 to May 22, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Marula and West Nicholson areas


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Ellement
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: 17 3/8 inch green skull, 200 pounds.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sable - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Game numbers good but bush very thick due to late rains and time of year.


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:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $10000
Trophy Fees: For leopard plus various plains game. Amount: $3000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Only for plains game, bush very thick.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting leopard with dogs is very exciting. Killing a 200-pound-plus cat is special.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? They run a great operation. I am returning for elephant.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rick Young
Contact Information: Tel. 281-469-6766 - Houston, Texas
Hunting Experience: Vast.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2909 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 2, 2002 to August 16, 2002
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Element
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: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 65 pounder.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 185-190
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 35 1/2 inches. Heavy bases.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 58 3/4
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 18 feet and 1 1/2 inches. Possibly the new #1.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Mark Element is truly one of the best all-around PH in Africa. His specialty is elephant, and he is excellent. Mark and his staff went way overboard to make my hunt an adventure of a lifetime. Mark is very selective, and he had me pass on several bulls in the 50-55 pound range early in the hunt.


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 and Delta. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Hunt bought at Safari Club Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Elephant $10,000, Crocodile $2,800, leopard $2,800 Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Delta, South African 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? While the hunting was fantastic. The food, wind, friendly staff, and accomodations were equally impressive, as well a Mark's personality, one great sportsman.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Pat Harkins
Contact Information: Tel. 806-379-6840 - 3012 S Ong E-mail: barb1254@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Alaska, Lower 48. Elk, deer, moose, wolf, brown bear.
Physical Condition: Very good for an old guy. 56 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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2877 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 17, 2002 to July 24, 2002
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: On Botswana Border


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Ross Johnson
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: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Fair.
Tsessebe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Smallish.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sable - Availability: Best seen 37 inches. I refused.
Grysbok - Availability: Didn't see any.
Game Condition Comments: Ok. But, I was disappointedi in the lack of plains game and left three days early. I'm fussy though!


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 Airline Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: OK.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8600
Trophy Fees: Amount: $11700
Permits/Licenses: Minimal Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: N/A after Bulawayo Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Elephant hunt great. Walked up on 61 bulls only two 50 pounders. If I'd hunted them more than four days, I feel confident 60-70 pounders would be available. 50 was ok for me.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Lt. Col. R Pat McMahon
Contact Information: Tel. 608-981-2277 - N14111 3rd Ave, Endeavor, WI 53930
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2907 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 2, 2002 to July 18, 2002
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Tsholotsho/Sidinda near Deka on Zambezi River


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Ellement
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: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 72 by 72 pounds.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 170 pounds. 17 inch skull.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Huge bull.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 foot.
Sable - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 43 inch bull.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 54 inch bull.
Hyena - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 19 5/8 inch skull.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Despite the drought, game was in excellent 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 Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Excellent as usual.


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: None, other than we had to come home.
Highlights of Hunt: Dian's great leopard taken at 11:30 at night. Rocky's big elephant.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Mark was a true professional. No effort was spared. Entire trip went like clockwork. Staff excellent. Sidinda the most beautiful camp we have seen.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rocky and Dian Cooper
Contact Information: Tel. 713-895-0702 - 14800 Hempstead Rd. E-mail: brushco@flash.net
Hunting Experience: Fifth trip to Africa.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2731 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 1, 2002 to April 14, 2002
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Element (elephant), Shone Nicolle (plains game).
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: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Close to book.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Big.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Record book.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I got everything I went for.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Some SAA employees have to be bribed to transfer firearms between flights. (Twice in two years).


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $25000
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: Very exciting hunting of each specie.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Overall quality.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Benjamin LeForce
Contact Information: Tel. 580-839-2210 - RR1 Box 59A, Pond Creek, OK 73766 E-mail: gopherhole@pldi.net
Hunting Experience: 40 years, three continents, ten countries.
Physical Condition: Poor.


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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2567 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 23, 2001 to November 8, 2001
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Charisa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Ellement
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: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 65-pound bull, also took a cow.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 28 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: Baits rotted due to heat.
Game Condition Comments: Scarce plains game; large game area; excellent.


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: South African Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Excellent.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $12200
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Dip, tips, etc. Amount: $2500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Heat and rain at tail end.
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting a 65-pound bull elephant after a five-hour stalk.
Equipment Recommendations: Use enough gun, 458 and up.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jorge Pinero
Contact Information: Tel. 262-639-9484 - 5532 5 Mile Rd., Racine, WI 53402
Hunting Experience: Worldwide.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2364 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 10, 2001 to September 24, 2001
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Donavon Collen
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: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 41 inches.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: Luck - called hunting.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent everywhere. Zimbabwe was a great experience.


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 and Continental Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Excellent, including gun handling shortly after September 11th.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: For 14-day hunt. Amount: $9822
Trophy Fees: Buffalo $2,200, zebra $800, sable $2,600, warthog $250. Amount: $5850
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Roundtrip from Houston. Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Local Victoria Falls from Victoria Falls to hunt site. Amount: $400
Other Costs: Ship, pack, dip. Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: All.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dennis Cain
Contact Information: Tel. 281-880-6991 - 16706 Worgan Ct., Spring, TX 77379
Hunting Experience: Finest ever.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2321 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 17, 2001 to August 1, 2001
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Western Lowveld (plains game); Hwonge Tibal area, Gidinda Camp


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Donavon Collen
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: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 51 inches.
Buffalo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 36 inches, 13 inches boss.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 29 inches.
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: Numerous! Passed on several females.
Sable - Availability: Lots of old signs, but never located them.
Bushbuck - Availability: Saw mostly females, very heavy brush.
Game Condition Comments: All game in good/excellent condition, game abundant at plains game camp; quality of game was much more sparse, and game much more wary at second camp.


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: South African and Delta Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No delays, no problems with baggage.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 16 days, 1 x 1 plus one observer. Amount: $15000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $4275
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Sable seemed to have simply vanished from area.
Highlights of Hunt: Traveled with my son who turned 16 while in Africa. He took the impala and warthog. Saw every huntable species.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Saw game everyday; reputable and knowledgeable safari company.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Michael Lambert
Contact Information: Tel. 630-271-2164 - 1267 Berkley Court, Deerfield, IL 60015 E-mail: mlambert@wsh,com
Hunting Experience: Midwest U.S., Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska. This was my first safari.
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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2310 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 17, 2001 to July 5, 2001
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Ellement
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: Seven feet, seven inches, 180 pounds.
Sable - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 40 plus inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 17 3/4 inches.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Very 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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $12000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $10000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Seven feet-seven-inch leopard first night; 17 3/4-inch bushbuck.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Excellent hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dr. Fred A. Garrett
Contact Information: Tel. 281-980-3900 - 11511 Habersham, Houston, TX 77024 E-mail: Texas, colorado, New Mexico, Alaska, Africa twice.
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition: Good.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2234 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 18, 2001 to May 30, 2001
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Gwanda area (Nichols Farm)


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Lance Nesbitt for leopard and Bryn Joliffe for plains game.
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: Scarce - Trophy Size: Small.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Huge.
Klipspringer - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large.
Genet - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Average.
Varmint - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: Heavy foliage cover (three feet).
Cat - Availability: Tall grass made sighting and stalking extremely difficult for small cats and small antelopes.
Antelope - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent. Recent heavy rains were a reason for abundant food, water and cover.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: SAA Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Flight from Atlanta was one hour late. All other was on time.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $375 per day. Amount: $3600
Trophy Fees: Amount: $5900
Permits/Licenses: $25 cites, $30 Visa. Amount: $50
Commercial Airfares: Delta and SAA. Amount: $1450
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Dipping, packing, tips. Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Thick foliage and tall grass. I shot smaller of two leopards. There was a confusion due to more than one appearing at different times.
Highlights of Hunt: Leopards at 5:00 in the afternoon.
Equipment Recommendations: Tick repellant.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Darrell Schauberger
Contact Information: Tel. 419-222-1920 - 445 S. Woodlawn Ave., Lima, OH 45805
Hunting Experience: I have been hunting in British Columbia, Nunavut, Ontario, South Africa twice, several other states and Zimbabwe.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1855 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 13, 2000 to September 23, 2000
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Sidinda region


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Donavan Collen
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: Buffalo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: I decided not to pursue in interest of time in order to move to buffalo camp.
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: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airways Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $650 per day for 10 days. Amount: $6500
Trophy Fees: Nine animals. Amount: $9100
Permits/Licenses: Bird license. Amount: $50
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1750
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Med-Air Rescue Insurance. Amount: $100
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None. Sable became available at last minute due to recancellation. Not typically available on 10 day hunt.
Highlights of Hunt: Tigerfishing on Zambezi River and the numbers of animals seen.
Equipment Recommendations: "Alaska" headnet for Mopane flies in Zambezi Valley.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? These people obviously care that you have a great trip.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: George Mannel
Contact Information: Tel. 830-401-0797 - E-mail: gmannel@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: This was my first African trip.
Physical Condition: Fair to average for 44 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
I could not believe the lack of any indication of a problem after all the hype about the "Zimbabwe Crisis." Grocery stores were well stocked and fuel was available. The people were receptive at least in the southern and western areas. I feel sorry for anyone who cancelled their hunt due to the hype.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1729 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 30, 2000 to July 15, 2000
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Tsholoswa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Element
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: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 60 pounds.
Steenbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Note: Hunter also took a side stripped jackal. Excellent game condition.


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airways Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Great non-stop service from Atlanta to Johannesburg.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $10000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $11000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1000
Commercial Airfares: Round trip Houston to Bulawayo. Amount: $1600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $1400
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Excellent choices and tracks on elephant. Great learning experience from PH (Mark Element).
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I already have.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: David Simpson
Contact Information: 3738 Sunset Boulevard, Houston, TX 77505-2030
Hunting Experience: I have taken five trips to Africa in the last five years.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 986 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 13, 1999 to July 4, 1999
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Hwange


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Butcher
Booking Agent (if any): Bruce Grant; Grant Adventures International. 9815 25th Street East; Parrish; FL; 34219; Tel. 941-776-3029; Fax: 941-776-1092;Email: grantadven@aol.com; Web www.grantadventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Great
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Great
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Great
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Great
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Great
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game condition was excellent.


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 Arican Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Changed seats twice.


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: None.
Highlights of Hunt: The amount of elephants seen.
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Wayne G. Lyster III
Contact Information: Tel. 626-873-9164 - P. O. Box 467, Versailles, KY 40385
Hunting Experience: I completed my African Big Five on this safari.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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I would like to report an absolutely wonderful experience and great safari with Mark Butcher (Butch) of Matupula Hunters. We did not know Butch and booked our safari through Bruce Grant Adventures International. Prior to our arrival in Zimbabwe, we took your advice and all precautions with our guns, serial numbers, and ammunition. We had absolutely no problems entering or leaving Zimbabwe, everything went smoothly.

Mark Butcher met us in Bulawayo and put us on the plane in Victoria Falls for our return. In between that, for twenty-one days Mark Butcher as professional hunter guided my seventeen and eighteen year old sons, Bryan and Gray, along with myself to a very successful safari. We also had my wife, daughter and daughter's friend for the first ten days.

Butch and Matupula Hunters put on a show. Their camp facilities, food, transportation and knowledge of Zimbabwe along with Tracy Butcher, escorting the girls, made for an unforgettable experience. We were all trophy hunting and my sons between them collected kudu, sable, impala, bushbuck, cape buffalo, Warthog along with some of the smaller cats and jackal. I myself would like to report while we were hunting near the Hwange area, Butch guided me to an elephant of a lifetime, weighing in at 74 x 72 pounds.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 890 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 3, 1999 to May 17, 1999
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Victoria Falls


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Derek Gomez Adams
Booking Agent (if any): Toby Constantine; Sporting International Ltd. (Europe). 14 Old Bond Street; London; W1X 3DB; England; Tel. 01-629-2044; Fax: 01-491-9177;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
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: See comments. 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: See comments.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: William L. Heubaum
Contact Information: Tel. 605-668-1885 - 301 Spruce Street, Apartment number two, Yankton, SD 57078
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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I've just completed an elephant and plains game safari with Matupula Hunters (Pvt.), Ltd., Box 767, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (booking agent Sporting International, Inc., phone 281.452.6223). My son Karl and I were met in Victoria Falls by Derek "Gomez" Adams, who at only 37 years of age is probably one of the most experienced elephant hunters in Africa. A native Rhodesian, he spent some nine years with the Zimbabwe Game Department with about four of those years spent as a culling officer. By his own count he has taken some 3,500 elephants personally, with about 100 of those being bulls in full charge. (He shoots a Westley Richards 450/400 three inch double, which was Pondoro Taylor's favorite gun for elephant and other dangerous game.) As a PH his first love is elephant hunting, and he knows his quarry only too well.

After the obligatory visit to the falls and the statue of Dr. Livingston we proceeded to the first camp, which is located about sixty miles southeast of Victoria Falls near the Wankie Colliery. Designed as primarily (if not exclusively) an elephant camp, it is adequate but rather spartan, with large wall tents on a concrete slab, with cold water lav, toilet and oil drum shower en suite. Illumination is by kerosene lamp only, so bring a couple of good torches and plenty of batteries. Ordinarily I don't like to safari in southern Africa in the heat of February, March or April (although I've been there in all three), but this hunt was booked to coincide with harvest time when crop raiding bulls emerge at night from Wankie National Park and quickly eat up the maize, melons and pumpkins of nearby farmers on the Ndebele communal lands. Consequently the farmers are only too happy to have you hunt on their land. Indeed, one got very upset with us when, having in due course chased off the elephants on one night we did not return to do likewise the next, when the bulls ate "every last one" of his pumpkins (which is what they call squash).

This night hunting for elephants is quite exciting, but also a bit difficult and more than a little dangerous. Consider this-- in addition to the usual hazards of stumbling around the bush in the dark, such as stepping into a hole or tripping on a stump or rock, you also risk getting caught in a poacher's snare or stepping on, or otherwise encountering, some of the country's less friendly species of wildlife, such as puff adders, cobras, gaboon vipers, black mambas and boomslangs. In the course of two weeks hunting we encountered most of these, having to kill a cobra in camp and running into four puff adders in three nights of hunting. Fortunately, each time it was near a road so we had a torch on either entering or leaving a farm field and managed to see them first.

I would not recommend night hunting for elephant unless you have at least a three-quarters moon to spot them. With only starlight to guide us (Matupula does have a pair of night vision goggles but they were not with our party) we hunted by listening for them. While elephants walk softly, the sounds they make eating, passing gas or stomach rumbling carry fairly far. You walk a bit, listen a bit, and then walk some more (three to five miles a night is common as you go from field to field). When the PH thinks you are near enough he turns on a powerful torch and quickly checks out the ivory. Judging must he done quickly, since even if you flash the light on and off as Gomez did the bright light is likely to panic or confuse the beasts. On one occasion when he switched on the light we found ourselves literally in the middle of the herd. Confused bull elephants began running every which way, including one which came straight at us. My gun bearer slipped my .411 into my hands before I could even ask for it. (Despite his quickness, thereafter I reverted to my previous practice of carrying it myself all the time.) Fortunately, we did not have to fire a shot. In the first three nights hunting we looked over 63 bulls using this methodology.

As matters turned out, I took my bull in the late afternoon of the fourth day near a waterhole adjacent to Vlankie Park. Gomez posts radio equipped scouts at several locations, and one reported the presence of a lone old bull who looked pretty good. We drove to within a half mile of the waterhole and quietly walked in the remaining way. The bull did indeed look pretty good, but we wanted one that would go at least 50 pounds per side. While we were trying to decide whether or not to take him (we were close enough for a side brain shot from nearby cover) he wandered off and proceeded to a mud bath a few hundred yards further away from the park. We followed him, poking our heads around in the bush trying to get a closer look at him. Apparently we got too close. He winded us, then caught sight of us, and finally charged, thereby making the decision for us as to whether to take him. An old bull (estimated at 40 plus years) in full musht, he was not to be trifled with. Although he had not yet put his head down and his ears back, the sure signs of a serious charge, at 15 yards and rapidly closing we couldn't take the chance of it being a bluff. At 10 yards or less I tried a frontal brain shot, extremely difficult when a bull's head is still up. My first shot with a Barnes 400 grain Super Solid missed the brain by about two inches. (Later autopsy showed it had penetrated about four feet of elephant skull, exited the back of his head and entered his back.) However, the shot staggered him and he almost fell to his knees, giving me the chance to put two more slugs into his chest as he turned to run away. Gomez opened up with his double rifle and my son with a .375 Weatherby while I reloaded and resumed firing at the fleeing animal. A 300 grain Super Solid from Karl's rifle nailed the bull in the spine, putting an end to his flight. I ran up the 70 yards or so he had managed to go before falling and administered the coup de grace with a side brain shot from about 10 feet. While not yet registered or weighed, Gomez estimates that the ivory will weigh between 51 and 54 pounds per side. This was a large bodied bull, estimated at between six and seven tons.

The next day we returned just after daybreak to remove the ivory and skin the elephant. We'd been there less than 20 minutes when a handful of people from the nearby village of Dete showed up with knives and plastic or paper sacks. By the time the skinning job was finished some two and a half hours later a crowd of a hundred or more had arrived, edging ever closer to the carcass. We were hunting communal lands, and under the Campfire Program the locals were entitled to the meat (which we would have given them anyway). As we left the mob engulfed the carcass. Knives, and occasionally tempers, flew. Within a couple of hours there was nothing left for the hyenas but bones.

The Campfire Program is working. Approximately 80 percent of my $10,000 trophy fee went to the tribal council, which decides how to spend it. (Matupula charges $600 a day for elephant only, 14 day minimum, or $750 a day for elephant and plains game plus $165 a day for an observer.) Over a million dollars a year comes in to the various tribal councils from elephant hunting alone, not to mention revenue sharing from the trophy fees on other animals. Some of the money goes to farmers to compensate them for crop losses. I've personally seen and photographed the schools, health clinics, stores and playgrounds built with Campfire moneys. Guess what's provided by eco-tourists? Zero. It costs $5 a head to enter Wankie Park and the locals don't get one penny of it. The Campfire Program turns poachers into game guards. (Our best tracker, Tete, was an ex-poacher.) Current estimates are that the elephant population of is about 36,000 and growing at the rate of 7 percent per year despite the 200 or so sport hunting licenses issued each year. Regrettably, at some point culling will have to begin again in earnest.

Our next camp was at Sedenda on the Zambezi River. Spacious thatched roofed chalets sit up on stilts at the riverfront, and the flora is reminiscent of West African rain forest. This is a deluxe camp with commodious bathrooms en suite with walk in tile showers and hot and cold running water. (But still only kerosene lamps at night, although a generator is planned for this camp.) Cuisine at both camps was most excellent, complemented by fine wines and liquors. (A hint: If you book a hunt with Matupula, insist upon having Gibson as your cook.) However, given the time of year (perhaps only October is hotter) it was very hot. Daytime temperatures were 97-98 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade, and it never got below 75 degrees at night. Some breeze off the river helped, especially during the day. Aggravating the night time heat was need to "tent" oneself in mosquito netting. This is a pandemic area for malaria, and prophylaxis is a must. While we were hunting with Matupula one of the camp staff was being treated for malaria and a small child in a nearby village died of it. He was the nephew of Seve, the tribal game guard who accompanied us on all our forays into the bush.

After days of cruising the Zambezi in an inflatable boat powered by a 40 horsepower outboard my son finally took a nice bushbuck. Despite the heat, he foot slogged it along and took a 54 inch kudu as well as an impala and a duiker. He could have taken but passed on a klipspringer. We had a permit for buffalo, but those in the area were in the 36 to 38 inch range, so we passed on those as well. We also did a bit of tiger fishing. Gomez kindly provided his personal rods and reels for our use. Tiger fish put up one hell of a fight, especially on light tackle.

In summation, I'd strongly recommend Matupula Hunters (Mark Butcher and Mark Element, founders of Ngamo Safaris run by the Forestry Commission, are the principals) and Derek "Gomez" Adams for elephant hunting, but I'd avoid the Zambezi except during the cool months of June, July and August.

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Please amend my elephant hunt report of 3 May. My guide, "Gomez" Adams just called me from Victoria Falls to advise that my bull's ivory weighed in at 55 x 57, far better than the field estimate. Needless to say, I'm delighted!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Matupula Hunters (pvt.) 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: 927 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 13, 1998 to June 27, 1998
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Lowveld, West Nicholson and Matetsi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): William Mills
Booking Agent (if any): Bruce Grant; Grant Adventures International. 9815 25th Street East; Parrish; FL; 34219; Tel. 941-776-3029; Fax: 941-776-1092;Email: grantadven@aol.com; Web www.grantadventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: - Trophy Size: 175 pounds skull 16 11/16
Kudu - Availability: - Trophy Size: 55 inches
Impala - Availability: - Trophy Size: Good
Giraffe - Availability: - Trophy Size: Excellent
Zebra - Availability: - Trophy Size: Great
Warthog - Availability: - Trophy Size: Good
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was available if time was put in.


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 and Air Zimbabwe Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Air Zimbabwe was poor. It cancelled our return flight


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: No problems at all.
Highlights of Hunt: My self and wife hunting with our children Tiffany 20, Justin 18 and Ashly 16.
Equipment Recommendations: Africa is an easy place to pack for when you follow outfitterd advice.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tom Peterson
Contact Information: Tel. 813-920-3872 - 18812 Crecsent Road, Odessa, FL 33556
Hunting Experience: I have hunted big five, three sheepand 21 of the North American 28.
Physical Condition: 47 and 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 Matupula Hunters (pvt.) 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: 937 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 1, 1998 to May 9, 1998
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matupula


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mark Butcher; Matupula Hunters (pvt.) Ltd. Box 767; Bulawayo; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-965026; Email: matupula@matupula.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): William Mills
Booking Agent (if any): Bruce Grant; Grant Adventures International. 9815 25th Street East; Parrish; FL; 34219; Tel. 941-776-3029; Fax: 941-776-1092;Email: grantadven@aol.com; Web www.grantadventures.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
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: See comments. 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: See comments.
Highlights of Hunt: See comments.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tom Peterson
Contact Information: Tel. 813-920-3872 - 18812 Crescent Road, Odessa, FL 33556
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 am writing to you to give fellow subscribers some insight into a very exciting way to hunt a leopard - that is, by tracking it, chasing it and baying it with the use of dogs. In June of last year I booked a hunt to do just that in Zimbabwe through Grant Adventures International (941-776-3029). My hunt was with Matupula Hunters. Leopard was my number one priority on this safari, as I had hunted baited leopard on two other occasions with no success. The first morning of my leopard hunt I left camp early in the morning with my PH and my son, Justin, to meet the dog handlers, who had an assortment of black and tans, blueticks and redbones. After a few pleasantries, the handlers proceeded to give us instructions on how the hunt was to be conducted. The hunt was dangerous, we were warned, because a bayed leopard, unlike a mountain lion, will try to jump over the dogs and attack their real aggressors - the hunters. If an attack came, we were warned that the person being attacked should get to the ground in the fetal position covering the back of his neck while the others in the party took care of the cat. As you can well imagine, our eyes grew as large as saucers after hearing that. I even spilled some hot coffee on my hands. At any rate, we soon proceeded in two Landrovers to see if any of the 30 goats that had been staked out for us on the 30,000-acre farm we were hunting had been eaten. By early afternoon we were at our 17th goat, where we found only a head left in the noose. The handlers decided that if we got going immediately there should be enough daylight to attempt the chase. I was carrying a 375 H & H, and my son was backing me up with a 7mm. The two dog handlers had shotguns. As soon as the dogs were given a nose full of scent, the race was on. Within 15 minutes, the cat was jumped from his bed. We had all intended to stay together, but in the process we got separated by 50 to 75 yards, and at one point the dogs ran the leopard right through the middle of us. Forty-five minutes into the hunt, the leopard bayed in a rocky cliff, at which time I was helped into shooting position. I managed to shoot the cat at about 40 yards. In the battle, one dog was killed and five others had cuts from the lightning-fast claws of the 170-pound male. Even though this is a more dangerous way to hunt leopard, to me it is the only way to do it. Not only does it create tremendous excitement, but it keeps the hunter himself actively involved the entire time. I was fortunate to complete my hunt in one day, but that is not always the case by any means. The hunter right after me got his on the fifth day, so you do have to be prepared to stick it out.



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