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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mayo Oldiri Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9149 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 1, 2013 to May 16, 2013
Place of Hunt: Cameroon - Lokomo
Hunt Area: Boumba North


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Guy le Bohec
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 11 kilos x side
Hog, Giant Forest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 5 1/2" tusks
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Peter's Duiker; 15 7/8 total score
Antelope - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Bates Pygmy Antelope; 4 5/16 total score
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bongo - Availability: Not the size I was looking for. I have 3 bongos already and wanted to improve.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent area for elephant, fresh tracks every day. Huge area with plenty of game, big diversity of species, and no poaching at all.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: N/A
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: N/A
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: N/A
Name of Airline: Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Very friendly, travel with no guns


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $30000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $6500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $2000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $2500
Other Costs: Le Meridien hotal in Douala Amount: $500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: First 8 days lack of rain, afterwards too much rain.
Highlights of Hunt: Very tough hunt in the jungle as expected, wonderful challenge to get the species desired.
Equipment Recommendations: Gaiters, glasses, 2 pair of boots, bandanas, gloves.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great organization, area, and the best PH in the industry.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jorge Garcia-Segovia
Contact Information: Tel. 011 +52 81 83483872 - Priv Esmeralda 105, Col Pedregal Del Valle, Garza, Nuevo Leon 66280, Mexico E-mail: jorge@garciasegovia.com.mx
Hunting Experience: Africa, Asia, America, New Zealand. Very active the last 25 years.
Physical Condition: Excellent


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mayo Oldiri Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7839 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 15, 2010 to June 30, 2010
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Locomo Forest Hunt


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Herve
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28 inch both horn old bull.
Sitatunga - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 24 left 26 right. SCI #18.
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Scored SCI #24.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hog, Giant Forest - Availability: Not seen.
Bushpig - Availability:
Duiker - Availability: Bay, red and Peter's duiker.
Game Condition Comments: This was a great hunting area loaded with bongo and sitatunga. The sitatunga is just a ghost and hard to locate in daytime.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air France, Africa Connection Charter Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Both flights went fine with no problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Including bongo - SCI Auction hunt. Amount: $30000
Trophy Fees: Sitatunga $1,970, duiker $197. Amount: $2167
Permits/Licenses: Big license Amount: $788
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3600
Charter Airfares: Because two hunters cancelled last minute. Amount: $2561
Other Costs: Dip, pack and ship trophies. Amount: $1339
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Did not get rain for first 6 days of the hunt. It made tracking the bongo almost impossible. I killed the bongo on day 11. The sitatunga on day 6. The duiker on day 12.
Highlights of Hunt: The excitement and adventure to hunt in the forest. Making a stalk on an old bongo bull and shooting him at eight yards. Taking a huge sitatunga that most hunters never see.
Equipment Recommendations: Pruning shears, leather gloves, battery powered fan, laser light pointer for PH to point at duikers.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? I was able to take two of the toughest spiral horned animals in Africa.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Farley Daniels
Contact Information: Tel. 915-549-5865 - 5608 Cory, El Paso, TX 79932 E-mail: fdaniels@dantexconstruction.com
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mayo Oldiri Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8550 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 9, 2010 to February 28, 2010
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Mayo Nduell


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Hartley Combrinck (primary PH); Mike Currie (resident)
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland, Giant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 47"
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Bushbuck, Harnessed - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Antelope - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air France Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Air France experienced a navigator strike the day I was supposed to leave, told the locals in Cameroon that flights would be incoming in less than 12 hours, while a 3 day strike was underway. I had to call my US travel agent, Barb Wolbrinck, via sat phone and get a booking on Swiss Air in order to leave the country.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $30000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $8000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $2000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $500
Other Costs: Apprx 50 k total for trip Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The only significant adverse issue I had related to an Air France strike when I was due to depart. The hunting itself was great, the camp nice, people great.
Highlights of Hunt: Mayo Oldiri has a paid, full-time anti-poaching staff who is a Cuban biologist. He has done a superb job working with the local authorities, villagers, and all others and created a ROBUST anti-poaching program. As a result, tons of game.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great place to go on in a different part of Africa and hunt for unique species of animals.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Geoffry Smith
Contact Information: Tel. (307)234-6963 - PO Box 670 | Casper | WY | 82602 E-mail: Geoffrey@yellowhutch.Net
Hunting Experience: Extensive in the US 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?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mayo Oldiri Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7593 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: December 22, 2008 to January 4, 2009
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: ZIC Block 20 Mayo Duele


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Mike Currie
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland, Giant - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Very nice, 125 SCI.
Bushbuck, Harnessed - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Very, very nice. 39 6/8 SCI.
Roan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Western roan. Representative.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Sing-sing waterbuck. Representative.
Reedbuck - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Nigerian Bohor reedbuck. Very nice. 18 2/8.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Western hartebeest. Representative.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Good, but heavy poaching. We saw poachers in person twice. There are lots of oribi, Grimm's duiker, red flanked duiker and kob de buffon. I went too early before the grass was burned off. Maybe lots more game, except eland. Once it was burned and greened up, the eland flow into the concession and hunting is easier. We saw buffalo just while driving around. I also saw two korrigum.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Fair Condition of Equipment: Fair
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air France and Air Cameroon Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Air France was great except they lost one bag. We got it back on Christmas Eve. Air Cameroon was on time from Douala to Garoua for the first time in living memory (I was told).


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Package with bongo hunt in June of 2008. 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: All problems except the lost bag were caused by my risking an early season hunt. February is best. They did not burn the concession when they said, weather maybe. Outfitter failed to get my trophies to me in a reasonable time (11 months). They also got the paperwork wrong which was fixed easily. This took more time but with USFW's new anti-trophy stance, it could have cost me my trophies.
Highlights of Hunt: Eight days in 90-100+ heat endlessly walking cross country after the eland. It is heaven itself. Hunting the harnessed bushbuck was as memorable. Spending Christmas and New Year's in the bush with my wife and our fantastic PH Mike Currie, that is a memory.
Equipment Recommendations: Toughen your feet. This is no place for the out of shape.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? It is very rewarding because it is so very difficult. This is just one of so many areas in Africa soon to be consumed in the ever growing wave of humanity.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Scott Olds
Contact Information: Tel. 208-983-7572 - 118 E South 1st Street, Grangeville, ID 83530 E-mail: scott_olds@qwestoffice.net
Hunting Experience: Not nearly enough.
Physical Condition: Very good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Mike Currie made this hunt. I cannot say enough about his no-quit attitude. Hunted hard all day every day; then a great guy to relax and have a drink with back at camp. He was great with the hunting and camp staff--joking and having fun with them made it a fun, lighthearted 8-day death march. After capturing some poacher's gear, Mike held an impromptu spear-throwing contest in the bush with the driver, the trackers, my wife and I all having a blast. Except for polar bear this was my most physically demanding hunt. You are walking for 3-8 hours at a clip in high heat often 100+ in the shade. You test yourself on a hunt like this. It is very rewarding.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mayo Oldiri Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7176 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 28, 2008 to June 17, 2008
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Lognia


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Mike Currie
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Bay duiker.
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Dward buffalo. I held out for an old bull.
Hog, Giant Forest - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: There are more bongo and elephant than you would believe so I will not even bother to tell you. The duikers and small animals are being slaughtered by commercial poaching. If Mayo was not fighting this evil enterprise there would be nothing edible left. They save more animals in a month than the anti hunters do in a lifetime.


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air France and charter Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: The only air travel problem was with dealing with US Customs. Compared to South African or Delta, Air France was fantastic.


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: Hunting buffalo in the forest for days but refusing to shoot because I didn't see one I liked. Turning down a bongo bull. Hunting on foot and not shooting a bongo from the road. The tracking and walking through the forest is worth the price of admission. Watching the pygmies hunt poachers successfully. Hunting with Mike Currie and listening to his stories. Actually getting stung by an ant on the lower eyelid and not crying out like a little girl was quite memorable. Videoing bongo, monkeys and gorillas.
Equipment Recommendations: Duct tape for connecting pants to boots/gaiters.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? All my friends are devoted hunters. This is a totally unique hunt unlike any other in Africa.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Scott Olds
Contact Information: Tel. 208-983-7572 - 118 E South 1st Street, Grangeville, ID 83530 E-mail: scott_olds@qwestoffice.net
Hunting Experience: Not nearly enough even if my wife says different.
Physical Condition: Good enough.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
This is the camp that Peter Flack did his Cameroon video at. I found it very instructive and watched it many times before we went. Tracks Across Africa also did a show there. My wife loved it and wants to go back. Do not worry about travel in Cameroon. It is hot and humid but nothing worse than we have in the southern US. Mayo Oldiri takes very good care of you and frankly it is harder dealing with our government requirements than theirs. We do not speak French, but we tried to learn some and it was no problem. The forest is real Africa in the Tarzan sense. You are hunting in stuff so thick that you will smile quietly to yourself when you hear your buddy describe how "thick" Zimbabwe jess is. When you bump into elephants or gorillas or buffalo at 10 yards and you can't see 5, I promise you will remember it. Hunting with the Baka people was an amazing experience. They are hunters by nature and upbringing. They learn to track so they can eat, they do not learn tracking by following their cattle and goats. Mayo pays them to hunt poachers, and it works. The biggest find I saw was when they chased a couple poachers into a logging truck, where they can't arrest them. They recovered all their gear including the smoked animals which included: 1 Chimp 1 Giant Pangolin 8 Blue Duiker 26 Peters Duiker 4 Water Chevrotain 8 Porcupines 1 Mongoose and 1 Red River Hog

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mayo Oldiri Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7114 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 31, 2008 to April 16, 2008
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Lognia (Kika) and Boumba North


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Mike Currie
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: L. 81 cm and R. 81 cm.
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Bay duiker. L 2 cm. R 2 cm.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Dwarf buffalo. L 25 cm. R 31 cm.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Difficult animal to find. We tried.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent. Please note: yellow-backed duiker was changed to a class A animal by the Corme Department of Cameroon.


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: Air France Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems in checking in guns and ammo.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: For two of us. Amount: $28000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $9800
Permits/Licenses: Visas. Amount: $2100
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $4530
Other Costs: Additional transport. Amount: $5600
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Driving through the local villages, hunting with the Baku (pygmies), seeing the gorillas.
Equipment Recommendations: I attached a letter giving some suggestions.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? It is a very unique experience. Words can't describe the environment, it's very interesting.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Eugene Bell
Contact Information: Tel. 610-562-4838 - PO Box 238, Shoemakersville, PA E-mail: coast2coastpaca@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: Hunted all my life, around the world. I am now 70 years old.
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
The rain forest of Africa are some of the most ecologically sensitive natural resources of the world. They are home to a unique assembly of animal and plant life, many times hidden by the thick, impenetrable foliage that protects and nourishes them. Native trees, many stories high, form a canopy that shields the sun and allows the moisture to build up on the forest floor. This is the land of the forest dwellers, the Baku (pygmies) and one which hunters regard as a true challenge, physically and mentally. We booked a 16 day hunt in the rain forest of Cameroon with Mayo Oldiri Safaris in 2006. We looked forward to it with eager anticipation; after all, we wanted a real adventure and those who had preceded us into the forest returned with tales of "in your face" hunting. As we were to discover, this was not an exaggeration. The animals can be as close as 5-15 feet in front of you when you see them. We were originally scheduled to take this hunt in 2007 but a conflict in dates forced us to re-schedule to 2008. Gracy Travel handled all the travel arrangements. On February 28, 2008, about a month before our scheduled departure, we were sent a copy of a travel warning from the Department of State that advised Americans of the unstable security situation in Cameroon and suggested that travel to the country be deferred until a later date. Raquel Reguera responded immediately to our concerns and assured us that the unrest had been due to a sharp increase of fuel prices and the government had handled the situation. Raquel was en route to Cameroon and her assurance relieved us of any hesitation. In retrospect, we felt very safe in the country, no reservations.

Gene wanted to hunt five animals: bongo, dwarf buffalo, sitatunga and two species of duiker. He took the Sako 375 H&H Magnum and the Remington 12 gauge shotgun. He also contracted Tony Barnett of Wildside Productions to videograph the hunt. He did an awesome job, entertaining us with his "shooting" (camera) techniques and his great sense of humor. There were several items that our outfitter suggested we take that did make our hunt more comfortable: snake boots or a boot high enough to protect the lower legs, (I also took gaiters), rubber boots (for the wet and swampy areas), tight at the top to keep the insects out, "quiet" clothing of a fabric that wicks away moisture from the body and dries quickly, shirts with long sleeves preferably, as protection from the brush, several pairs of socks, a hat with a flap in the back to cover the back of your neck (you never know what might land there!, gloves to protect from the thorns, face netting for the sweat bees, glasses to protect eyes from the brush, and especially, insect, tick and mosquito repellent. The temperatures were expected to be in the 90's, although the rainstorms gave us an occasional reprieve. You are always wet from the extreme humidity. I waterproofed my camera bag and put the camera in a heavyweight plastic bag to protect it from the moisture. But it took time to acclimate to the humidity when I removed it, even though I had also included silica packs.

We departed on the 26th of March, 2008 to Paris via Air France. It was a 7 ½ hour flight from Philadelphia. There were no delays with the firearms. Upon arrival in Paris, we passed through with the guns, no problems. We spent three days in Paris, acclimating ourselves to the change of time and then enjoying the sidewalk cafes, boulangeries (breads) and patisseries (pastries) along the streets. We even saw a show at the Moulin Rouge. We took a tour of the city with a driver who remarked "you have to be brave and crazy to drive here! We agreed. Our next stop was Douala, Cameroon, a 6 ½ hour flight from Paris. Passing through passport control was a bit trying as neither of us speak French but it was manageable. The luggage area was overwhelming, with two carousels handling all the people coming into the country, and with high humidity and no air conditioning. It is a different part of the world and we found it very interesting! We were taken to the Hotel Somatel where we met Tony and our PH, Mike Currie. Mike acted as tour guide the next day, showing us the sights of Douala. We were cautioned about venturing into the center of town alone as there was still tension in the city. Two days later, we took a two hour flight from Douala to Kika. We were accompanied by three other hunters, which reduced the cost of flight. For those who are flatlanders, it is about a 17 hour drive. We were able to leave our cold weather clothes from Paris, along with the suitcases, with the outfitter's rep in Douala. That really lightened our load. At Kika we were met by the Mayo Oldiri camp staff who drove us to Lognia camp, it was about a two hour drive, over some rough road. We then drove from Kika to the Lognia camp (two hours). We arrived to a scene as portrayed in the video they had sent prior to our hunt: all the villagers waving and smiling, most speaking French or Baku, so hospitable. We spent ten days at the Lognia camp. On the first day of hunting, Gene had the great luck to take his bongo, a beautiful animal. We were on the road when it was spotted ahead of us at about yards. Gene took one shot and off it ran. Once in the thick brush, it is almost impossible to find, so the dogs were let loose to chase it into the forest. In the entanglement of the forest, you can very easily lose an animal so the dogs are used for many animals. The dogs bayed the bongo in some thick brush; it was so difficult to see. Gene set up and with one shot, the bongo! Photos were taken and then we traveled back to our camp, amid singing of the "samba song" and smiles everywhere. Leaves were placed on the front of the truck to signify success. Over the next days, we followed tracks of sitatunga but it jumped into the water and we could not see it with all the thick brush. Thorns were always a problem, stealing your hat off your head as we passed through the opening, watching for the biting ants above and whatever might inhabit the forest floor, never knowing what was on the other side of the brush. The trackers could call out their location, but the thick foliage distorts the sense of direction. We had another possible opportunity with the sitatunga; the dogs found it, but it never came into view for us. We then concentrated on luck with the dwarf buffalo. We were looking for a single track of a big male and all we were seeing were herds of animals. Late in the afternoons, we ventured into a different part of the forest to hunt duiker (means to dive). It is amazing how the trackers can mimic the sound of a female duiker in distress. A couple came to the call but the sheer speed of their flight made it too difficult to take a good shot. Finally, Gene did take a nice blue duiker. The villagers wanted to share their traditions with us, so they re-enacted the hunt for us in song and dance. We joined in the revelry and had a wonderful time. Our PH Mike thought our chances might be better at the other camp, Boumba North, so we loaded up the two camp vehicles and departed for our five hour trek, along the red clay dirt roads, watching for the huge holes that slowed our progress. We spent three days in Boumba North where Gene successfully took a bay duiker on day one and a nice dwarf buffalo on the last day. As I was ill and not able to go that day, Mike told me when they returned that the sight of Gene being pulled through the swamp by two of the pygmies was something to see. It was full of biting ants and who know what else, but Gene took a nice shot and it was down. There was quite a celebration that night with all the staff in camp, again putting on a traditional show for us under the moonlight. The most memorable experience of all was yet to come; the drive from Boumba North to Younde (the capital) and then on to Douala for our return home. We had an opportunity to fly on a charter flight but as there were no other hunters arriving or departing, it would have been costly to fly ($9500 for the three of us). So we made an "executive decision" to go back to Douala with Mike by car. We left in the hunting vehicle at 5:30 in the morning from camp and what was to be an 8 hour drive became a 19 hour one! Tony videoed our experience, words cannot express what it was like; 19 hours on a red, clay road, turning and twisting between towns in the middle of nowhere, 10 percent graded, the balance not, really "rough". But we wouldn't have passed on this experience; we asked to se the "real country", the villages where the people live in everyday existence. They would run out as we passed by, waving and smiling. It was absolutely incredible and will always remain in our hearts as the best part of the trip.

Mental preparation is a must. Hunting the forest is like passing through a tunnel, visibility obscured but you learn to adapt to it. I found I used my sense of hearing more because it was difficult to see through the brush. As you look down the road, you think you can see the ocean on the edge of the horizon. Actually, it is just more sky. In the forest, you are surrounded with only intermittent glimpses of the sky above. But the various shades of green are so vivid; it is the primary, secondary and tertiary color of the landscape. It helps if you are 5'2" or shorter; in that way, your are about the height of the pygmies trackers and when they machete the path through the forest, you don't have to bend over too much. Know that you are never alone in the forest; a slight cracking of the brush alerts you to that. There are only two seasons here; wet and dry. We arrived at the end of the dry season. Rains start the end of March and continue through June. The pygmies who led the trackers worked very hard to find the animals we sought. They were always in good spirits, laughing and singing. They taught me some Baka words and I gave them some English words. It is remarkable how language boundaries disappear in the hunting world. "Djoko ndjango" is the expression used by the pygmies when they go out hunting. We are often asked if we saw gorillas in Cameroon. We had several sightings, one crossing the road which I photographed at a distance and another, hearing us in the forest, too close to his territory, let out a yell that made me jump! We had a photo op one day; a gorilla took us totally by surprise. He stood up several yards from us, and as he sidestepped, watching us very intently, banged his head on a tree in his path. And the cameras missed the shot!

Malaria could be an issue for those traveling into the area. We decided to take Malarone, although it made us a bit nauseous. We should have taken it in the evening instead of the morning to possibly alleviate those symptoms. Also, yellow fever vaccination is required.

The worldwide desire for the lumber within its boundaries has affected the forest and led to increased poaching, due to increased accessibility. Especially with the advent of the foreign logging industry which has displaced forest cover with roads to ease transport of the huge trees to port cities for transport to China and other countries outside Cameroon. The ministry regulates the amount of timber that can be removed. There appears to be less regulation on the timber industry than on the hunting industry. There are also many problems with poaching, made easier in part by the dirt roads cut through the forest to accommodate the huge lumber trucks that pass from the Congo, through Cameroon to the ports for export. The dwarf elephants are the animal most favored by poacher, including the local villagers. The hunting community is trying to combat this employing the locals and guaranteeing them an income so they do not poach. In our first camp Lognia, we were fortunate to have roads (red clay dirt) the logging companies put in for travel routes for their trucks. On the other hand, it has facilitated poacher's success in harming these animals because they (poachers) have an avenue of escape via the roads. We saw several poacher campsites on our hunt as well as a dwarf elephant snare which our trackers removed.

The greatest asset to us was our guide Mike Currie. He conducted himself with professionalism at all times, with us and with the staff in the Lognia camp. His sense of humor and smiling face eased the "stress" of those difficult hunting days. His rapport with the trackers and staff is to be highly commended. The camp, although he was only recently assigned to it, was in great condition. We learned so much about the life within the rain forest from him. The huge tree leaves that are used to alleviate skin rash, the stinging ants that can be used as stitches over wounds, a tree that stores water in its limb that is safe to drink. We saw the mushrooms that are as big as a hat and the huge caterpillars and butterflies. It is a special world of its own. To survive this continuous sensory experience, you must always be aware of your surroundings. Mike gave us some words on the first day of our hunt which I shall always remember. "You have to accept the forest and appreciate it to be successful. If you fight it, it will always win". So true.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6197 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 15, 2007 to August 1, 2007
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Moloundou


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Stephene Ndongue
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Forest sitatunga. Made SCI book.
Hog, Giant Forest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Small.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Peters duiker. New SCI #1.
Antelope - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Bates Pgymy antelope. Made book.
Cat, Genet - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Made book.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Duiker - Availability: Yellow backed duiker. Never saw one.
Game Condition Comments: Very good. This is a remote area, with a big river on each side. Keeps poaching down.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air France Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Beyond horrible. Security (for guns) made me miss my plane - cost me $8,000 charter in Douala.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $15000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $9000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $8000
Other Costs: Amount: $500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Hunted mostly from the river - checking many salt licks each day. Nice and relaxing.
Equipment Recommendations: Gloves and light raincoat.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Good quality and quantity for the price - a good value.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Leon J Munyan
Contact Information: E-mail: leonmunyan@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: 45 years.
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: 5996 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 17, 2007 to July 2, 2007
Place of Hunt: Cameroon - North Province
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Guav Johnson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top 10. Western buffalo.
Roan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top 10. Western roan.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top 10. Western hartebeest.
Kob, de Buffon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top 10.
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top 10.
Bushbuck, Harnessed - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top 10. Sing Sing waterbuck.
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average. Nigerian Bohor reedbuck.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Duiker - Availability: I missed. Western duiker.
Game Condition Comments: Great area, great outfit, excellent equipment and staff and one of the very best PH's I've ever hunted with.


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: Air France Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems on Air France.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Donated hunt. Amount: $24000
Trophy Fees: Three animals were included in donation. Amount: $10000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1700
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Dipping and packing. Amount: $2700
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: The amount of game was wonderful.
Equipment Recommendations: Bring a small battery operated fan.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Excellent all the way around.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim Shockey
Contact Information: E-mail: www.jimshockey.com
Hunting Experience: Lots.
Physical Condition: Good for someone almost 50.


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: 6006 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 2, 2007 to March 9, 2007
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Mayo Niamsa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Guav Johnson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Gold.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Gold.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Gold.
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Bronze.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Bronze. Sing Sing waterbuck.
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Gold.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Plenty of game. PH Guav Johnson - might be the best young PH in all of Africa.


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 Air France Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Flew Cameroon Air in Cameroon - rating is poor.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Always expensive - but worth every penny. 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: Shot all six game animals in five days - all SCI record book quality. Lord Derby eland, NW buffalo, kob, reedbuck, waterbuck and hartebeest.
Equipment Recommendations: Head net for flies, etc.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Plenty of game in this concession and a high quality outfitter - great PH.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Wayne G Lyster III
Contact Information: Tel. 859-873-9164 - PO Box 467, Versailles, KY 40383 E-mail: polohunt@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Extended.
Physical Condition: Good to excellent for my age of 59.


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: 6474 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 1, 2007 to March 1, 2007
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Djibao Camp and Mayo Oldiri Camp


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Bertrand Devos
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Western kob. 17.5 X 17.3 inches.
Oribi - Availability: - Trophy Size: 4.6 X 4.2 inches.
Waterbuck, Defassa - Availability: - Trophy Size: 26.2 X 26 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: - Trophy Size: 10.8 X 10.9 inches.
Hartebeest - Availability: - Trophy Size: Western hartebeest. 21.9 X 22.6 inches.
Reedbuck - Availability: - Trophy Size: Bohor reedbuck. 8.3 X 8.3 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Plentiful numbers in good condition. Habitat was in excellent shape. Elephant grass is burned in sections to provide open areas for spotting game.


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: Air France and Cameroon Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Typical African timing - late, slow, no service.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Plains game hunt at SCI (included three trophies). Amount: $3000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $2300
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $850
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $400
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Slow traveling in Cameroon.
Highlights of Hunt: Lion tracks, tracking wounded oribi, watching the trackers for four hours - distance of 3/4 of a mile, catching nile perch.
Equipment Recommendations: Recommend foam pad to stand on.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Once there, lots of game, friendly trackers, guides, PH, PH family. Good experience made me feel welcome.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dave Lomas
Contact Information: Tel. 248-640-0467 - 1600 Littletrail Road, Commerce Twp, 48390 E-mail: thirdlomi@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience: Five continents - overseas hunting 11 years, overall 20.
Physical Condition: Just below sheep shape.


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: 6232 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: December 27, 2006 to January 14, 2007
Place of Hunt: Cameroon - Savannah
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Jose
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Roan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Fair.
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Roan - Availability: Knocked down, got up and ran, never found.
Bushbuck - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: The company was very good to me, including bringing me my gun four days later because Air France did not care that I had none of my luggage or gun. There was plenty of game and a chance at all animals that I wanted. The camp was clean, food good and PH was friendly and worked very hard.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air France Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Took four days to get my luggage.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Bought at Austin and upgraded, very good prices. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Very reasonable. 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: Not waiting to see if roan was dead before high fiving and see it get up and run away.
Highlights of Hunt: Lots of animals.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? They take care of you and give a good price for a great hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John J Meldrum
Contact Information: Tel. 248-475-1021 - 5795 Gardner, Metamora, MI 48455 E-mail: john_meldrum@ml.com
Hunting Experience: 35 years. 12 Africa hunts over 100 different animals.
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?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
The company was very kind and fair before during and after the hunt and I had my trophies back in six months.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5210 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 16, 2006 to January 31, 2006
Place of Hunt: Cameroon - North
Hunt Area: Savannah (Mayo Vaimba nad Mayo Nokiel


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Geiar Johnson and Joaquim Morales.
Booking Agent (if any): Keith Atcheson; Jack Atcheson & Sons, Inc.. 3210 Ottawa St; Butte; MT; 59701; Tel. 406-782-2382; Fax: 406-723-3318;Email: office@atcheson.com; Web www.atcheson.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lord Derby eland. 47 inches.
Buffalo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 27 inches.
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 3 1/2 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Sing-Sing waterbuck. 27 1/8 inches.
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 20 5/8 inches.
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nigeran Bohoh reedbuck. 9 2/8 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was in excellent shape - sleek and fat.


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 Air France Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Air France would not accept our ammunition for the flight out of Douala, even though they carried it to Douala and knew we had guns to carry from Douala. Might have been a shake down attempt rather than a concern about our ammo, considering the level of corruption in Cameroon.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $20000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $6500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1200
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Dip and pack $2,000, domestic airfare $600, hotels $1,000. Amount: $3600
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Great Lord Derby eland, exceptional West Savannah buffalo.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rod Wooley
Contact Information: Tel. 940-427-4061 - 230 PR 2412, Alvord, TX 76225 E-mail: routex@earthlink.net
Hunting Experience: Fifth African safari, 45 years of hunting.
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: 4661 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 9, 2005 to February 17, 2005
Place of Hunt: Cameroon - North
Hunt Area: Mayo Oldiri and Mayo Nduel


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Guav Johnson
Booking Agent (if any): Cynthia Salzhauer; Salzhauer, Cynthia. 3120 Kittle Mountain Creek Road; Oxford; TX; Email: salzcyn@groundcontrol.us;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland, Giant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 49 1/2 Total 128 2/8
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Total 65 2/8, Northwestern buffalo.
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 9 inches
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 71 inches, Western hartebeest.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28 3/8 Total 74 inches, Sing-Sing waterbuck.
Bushbuck, Harnessed - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 11 2/8 Total 30 2/8
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 18 inches, Nigerman Bohor reedbuck
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Western Kob. 19 inches
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Fantastic, among the best series of game we have hunted. Challenging but plentiful.


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: Cameroon Airlines Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: If it flies, you are lucky to have it leave any less than four to ten hours later than scheduled. Open seating. On our flight, they detoured about 1 hour South of our origin and then had to add that to our 2 hour northbound flight. We ended up chartering a private aircraft to be sure to reach Douala on time to make our Air France flight to Paris.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: This was an SCI auction hunt. The two parts ( the forest next year) have a value of about $ 50,000. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: This was an SCI auction hunt. The two parts (the forest next year) have a value of about $50,000. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1500
Commercial Airfares: Voucher travel. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $400
Other Costs: Hotel in Douala, in Garoua $200-$300. Amount: $300
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The only problem, as noted before, was the delay caused by Cameroon Airlines. In addition, we faced the possibility of having our guns confiscated by Air France (unfriendly to guns) when we managed to get on an earlier flight on our way home.
Highlights of Hunt: The whole hunt was a highlight. We have hunted all over the world and many times in Africa with top-rate outfitters, and w agreed that this is probably the best hunt we have been on. As well as having had a wonderful PH in Guav Johnson, we were taken care of in Douala by Amadou and Rene and in Garoua by Elisa Garcia Nanda, who manages the whole camp scene. Our camp manager Sadi Tcheek, made sure we were comfortable and well fed and the whole staff was friendly and cheerful. Also, all the animals cooperated and were at the right place at the right time. Charlie's Eland, for instance, was downed in the first hour of the first day of hunting.
Equipment Recommendations: Cool clothing, lightweight with short sleeves and legs. A long-sleeved shirt might be needed early in the morning, but the midday temperatures hover around 100 degrees.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Although an Eland hunt in Cameroon can be pricey, a hunt with this outfitter is good value for the money as the comfort and good will cannot be bought.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Charles Salzhauer
Contact Information: Tel. 919-693-8256 - 3120 Little Mountain Creek Road, Oxford, NC 27565 E-mail: salzcyn@groundcontrol.us
Hunting Experience: Monogolia, Russia, Zambia, Tanzania (2), South Africa (6), Namibia, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Mexico, Texas, China, Kyrgzstan, Siberia, Argentina, Spain, England, Austria, and many places in the U.S.
Physical Condition: Pretty good for a 77 year old.


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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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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mayo Oldiri Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5075 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 1, 2005 to May 31, 2005
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: - Trophy Size: 128 2/8 inches.
Buffalo - Availability: - Trophy Size: 65 2/8 inches.
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: - Trophy Size: 9 inches.
Hartebeest - Availability: - Trophy Size: 71 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: - Trophy Size: 74 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: - Trophy Size: 30 2/8 inches.
Reedbuck - Availability: - Trophy Size: 18 inches.
Kob - Availability: - Trophy Size: 19 inches.
Duiker - Availability: - Trophy Size: 4 inches.
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: 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? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Charles Salzhauer
Contact Information: Tel. 919-693-8256 - 3120 Little Mountain Creek Road, Oxford, NC 27565 E-mail: salzcyn@gloryroad.net
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


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As I write this it is a great pleasure for me to relive, in my mind, the wonderful safari to the Savannah area of the Cameroon, which I shared with my wife Cynthia (my hunting partner) and our good friend of long standing Sterling Mize. I will do my best to share the highlights of it with you. Last year, at the SCI Convention, I was the successful bidder on what turned out to be a fabulous hunt, offered by Mayo Oldiri Safaris, consisting of two parts, the first of which was for the Lord Derby eland and other interesting game indigenous to the Savannah area. The second hunt will take place in the spring of 2006, in the forest area of the Cameroon, for bongo and the variety of other game found in that area. We are looking forward to this hunt and can only hope for the good luck and success that we encountered during our Savannah hunt.

Back to the SCI convention. Two young women, Raquel Reguera and Elisa Garcia Nandi, working for Mayo Oldiri Safari Company, were very gracious and helpful to us. They patiently answered all of our questions at that time and also by phone and e-mail right up to our leaving for Cameroon.

We traveled to Douala, the capital city, via Air France with no problems. Elisa's people met us at the airport, make the entry process painless, loaded our baggage and drove us to the Meridian Hotel, where we spent the night. The next day, after considerable delay, we finally flew via Cameroon Airlines to Garoua by the way of Libraville in the nation of Gabon, where most of the passengers disembarked. Elisa met us and arranged for an overnight stay as it was too late to drive to camp. The next day we drove through picturesque villages and countryside until we reached the hunting area and finally Camp Nduell. We arrived at about lunchtime and were warmly greeted by our professional hunter Guav Johnson and Sadi Tcheek, the camp manager. Temperatures in Cameroon are extremely hot and after a fine meal we rested until the heat of the day subsided somewhat. Our cottage was comparatively cooler and very comfortable, complete with all facilities, including a shower. Sadi runs an exceptionally clean and comfortable camp, serving excellent food, and is most solicitous, anticipating any wish the client may imagine and he often hunted with us, assisting Guav. Guav is a young man from an old African hunting family, a gentleman, knowledgeable and really professional. He made sure that any trophy we shot was an exceptional one. Both of these men could not do enough to make our hunt a happy and successful experience and they did. The camp personnel were attentive, cheerful and competent in every respect.

We have hunted in Africa in several countries about twelve times and rate Mayo Oldiri a standout, at the top of the list of outfitters with whom we have hunted. Their concession is game rich, camps are top drawer and their people are of the highest level of proficiency.

Back to the hunt. After lunch and a rest after the temperature moderated. Guav suggested that we load into the safari car and ride out into the bush for a sort of shakedown trip late in the day, not expecting to encounter anything in particular. Believe it or not, within one hour of camp, on the first day. I shot an exceptional Lord Derby eland. This in itself constitutes a minor miracle, as this usually happened only after days of hard hunting. The wind was wrong at the point that we saw him. Nevertheless, Guav and I decided to try for him. We made a wide circle through the brush. We came to about 175 yards of him and saw him again in the same spot still feeding. I quickly asked for the shooting sticks and hastened to set my rifle up as he now became aware of us and was ready to do. I shot him as he started to bolt with my .375 H&H mag., using a 300 grain Nosler partition bullet. The rest of the miracle is that the eland's horns are 49 ½ and 49 inches. On the third day within two hours of leaving camp I shot and exceptional Western buffalo after another interesting stalk. Our professional hunter told us that he never experienced or heard of such good fortune. This was only the beginning. We shot the above animals.

While at the hotel in Douala we met, dined, and went sightseeing with three fine gentlemen from Mexico, Ernesto Zaragosa and his friends Augostin Saenz and Fernando Trevino. All of them had shot Lord Derby eland and many other fine trophy animals with Mayo Oldiri.

Ernesto and his father outfit for mule deer and Desert sheep in Mexico and Cynthia and I both shot exceptional mule deer with Ernesto and will continue to hunt with him annually and are happy for his friendship.

Elisa visited and dined with us at the Nduell camp and hosted us at another camp, the Mayo Oldiri Camp (Mayo Oldiri is the name of a river on which the camp is located), out of which we also hunted and enjoyed the company of our Mexican friends, in the evening and dined with them and enjoyed some good wine together. Elisa apparently acted in the capacity of a general manager of the overall operation and she did the job with a smile and with the grace of the lady she is. I could only touch on highlights of this safari. However, I hope to write another report on our forthcoming bongo hunt.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mayo Oldiri Safaris Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4699 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: December 29, 2004 to January 11, 2005
Place of Hunt: Cameroon - Savannah
Hunt Area: Mayo N Duell and Mayo Oldiri


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Guan Johnson and Guy Le Bohec
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lord Derby eland. 50 inches 127 6/8 SCI.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: W. Savannah buffalo.
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Bohor reedbuck.
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Western hartebeest.
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Sing-sing waterbuck.
Duiker, Bush - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Western bush duiker.
Bushbuck, Harnessed - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All 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: Air France. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems, just give them the information they need. Cameroon Air: Service and schedules are terrible.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: This hunt purchased as a chapter donation. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $7835
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $6500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Trophy shipments $1,950, anti poaching fee $670. Amount: $2620
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Getting to and from Garolia on Cam Air.
Highlights of Hunt: Much game. Best run company in the world. 50 inch eland.
Equipment Recommendations: Leather gloves and good boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great, hard, real hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Herb Atkinson
Contact Information: Tel. 505-622-0010 - 110 W Country Club Rd #1, Roswell, NM 88201 E-mail: herb@herbatkinson.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: Average to good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mayo Oldiri Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4167 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 15, 2004 to July 2, 2004
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Bonmuba/ Dja


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Stephane Ndongue
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Forest. Mine was excellent. Best SCI over last 14 years.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Elephant - Availability: No rain, both guides got malaria(lost six days hunting).
Duiker, Blue - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: The natives are trying to eat everything that walks but the company is doing a firm job at anti-poaching - only saw two snares, stepped in one.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Fair Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta/Air France/ KLM Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Getting the info to Air France was a nightmare. KLM was easy. Lost both bags on return - got home five days later.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Daily rate $1,000/day. Amount: $17000
Trophy Fees: $2,200 Euros and $200 for anti-poaching. Amount: $2400
Permits/Licenses: $1,000 / $600 Visa. Amount: $1600
Commercial Airfares: $1,850. Amount: $1850
Charter Airfares: $600. Amount: $600
Other Costs: $1,500 cost to change camps - 19 1/2 hours one day Molundu to Yokunde - 8 1/2 hours next day Younde Amount: $1500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No rain - unable to track animals/ both PH's- malaria.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking the best forest sitatunga in 14 years (SCI) from a dugout canoe.
Equipment Recommendations: Patience.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Only if he is a masochist.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Douglas Yajko MD
Contact Information: Tel. 970-945-6533 - 1830 Blake Avenue #202, 81601 E-mail: rdyajko@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: Extensive
Physical Condition: Good to Excellent.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mayo Oldiri Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4021 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 19, 2004 to March 27, 2004
Place of Hunt: Cameroon - Province Du Nord
Hunt Area: Mayo Vaimba and Maya Oldiri


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Stephane Ndongue
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Roan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Western roan. Excellent.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Sing-sing waterbuck. Good.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Western hartebeest. Excellent.
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nigerian Bohor reedbuck. Good.
Buffalo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Western Savannah buffalo. Average.
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Western kob. Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was plentiful. Saw several giant eland tracks (I wasn't hunting them) almost on a daily basis.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $27000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $2200
Other Costs: Tips and intown hotels. Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: When entering Cameroun, local customs official extorted additional payments (bribes). Although I had legal firearm permits.
Highlights of Hunt: Collecting a very outstanding western roan.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Relatively easy Savannah hunt with a good quantity of game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Edward D. Yates
Contact Information: Tel. 717-252-2571 - 690 Grand Manor, Wrightsville, PA 17368
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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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mayo Oldiri Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3363 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 17, 2003 to June 2, 2003
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Lognia


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mayo Oldiri Safaris. Maria de Molina 5 3rd 28006; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-564-9431; Email: r.reguera@mar-hunt.com; Web www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any): Geoffrey De Gentile
Booking Agent (if any): Ron Young; Expeditions By Ron. P O Box 260180; Corpus Christi; TX; 78426-0180; Tel. 800-874-1989; Fax: 361-767-1246;Email: expeditions@interconnect.net; Web www. expeditionsbyron.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Forest buffalo, bad luck.
Game Condition Comments: Game seemed to be abundant. We saw fresh bull bongo tracks almost every day, and buffalo tracks almost every day. Forest elephant very abundant.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air France Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No problems with Air France on business class.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $25000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $3000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1000
Commercial Airfares: Business class. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Roundtrip split with other hunters $4,000. Amount: $500
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Tracking the bongo, then racing to it as it fought the dogs. Very exciting. Seeing gorillas about every other day.
Equipment Recommendations: Big rifle with open sight, snake boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great area for bongo. The PH lives there year round and is always on anti-poaching patrol. PH has to be the best in the business for bongo.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Douglas Hart
Contact Information: Tel. 213-617-5497 - 755 Forest Green Dr., La Canada, CA 91011 E-mail: dhart@sheppardmullin.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive - worldwide.
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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