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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mount Etjo Safari Lodge 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: 6777 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 1, 2008 to June 10, 2008
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: three hours North of Windhoek


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Naftali Amvolongo
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sable - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 42 inches.
Roan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Large. Two.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 34 inches. Two.
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Very large.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Abundance of game, not too many very large due to a drought a year ago. All our trophies except gemsbok were very nice.


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 Namibia Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Delta left Frankfort 1/2 hour late and then late into Atlanta. We were rebooked and confirmed next flight, but missed boarding plane - plane was full and we stayed overnight - Delta personnel very unfriendly in Atlanta.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $25475
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $200
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $5045
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $1600
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Wife's first trip to Africa. She shot 10 animals with 10 shots. All were great trophies.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Easy hunt. Excellent for older hunters. Accommodations outstanding. Camp workers all excellent.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert H Van Horn
Contact Information: Tel. 712-659-3437 -
Hunting Experience: 75 years. 12th trip to Africa.
Physical Condition: Excellent for age 82 - walk two miles every day and work on farm every day.


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 Mount Etjo Safari Lodge 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: 6272 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 27, 2007 to September 3, 2007
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Rudie De Klerk
Booking Agent (if any): David Kidder; Kidder Safari Co Ltd. 4197 Hall Street South West; Grand Rapids; MI; 49544-6683; Tel. 616-791-1400; Fax: 616-791-7262;Email: kidsaf@comcast.net;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was in excellent condition.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Delta cancelled our intial flight which delayed us traveling one day.


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: Not only harvesting some really good animals but having the chance to photograph several other animals such as sable, roan, lechwe, etc.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Perfect hunt, especially for the first timer to Africa.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ben Ray
Contact Information: Tel. 828-675-0896 - PO Box 553, Micaville, NC 28755 E-mail: blray@hickorysprings.com
Hunting Experience: Elk, mule deer, antelope, whitetail deer, black bear, turkey and upland bird hunting.
Physical Condition: Average.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I realize I am a little biased in saying Rudie is the best PH but all the PH's were great. Rudie was very patient and persistent at finding the "right" animal (usually one that could be entered in the SCI Record Book).

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mount Etjo Safari Lodge 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: 5973 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 24, 2007 to March 10, 2007
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Otjozondiup


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Steve Tors
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: All record book.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two.
Hartebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Blesbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Great condition. We were able to cull springbuck and gemsbuck to reduce the herd. Lots of shooting after leopard taken. Jan and Annete Oelofse are marvelous hosts/hostess. Worked hard to help us get our trophies. Hands on with PH's and trackers.


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: United Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $500 a day and $150 a day for observer. Amount: $9100
Trophy Fees: Amount: $6800
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $100
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $2000
Other Costs: Field prep $250, Windhoek to camp by cab $250 Amount: $500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Getting the leopard after 55 days of hunting three safaris in Zimbabwe for 48 days without success.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Three dogs for leopard is a great way to hunt (used the same dog owner).


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Kurt King
Contact Information: Tel. 952-941-6307 - 6800 Brook Dr., Edina, MN 55439 E-mail: kurtking@mac.com
Hunting Experience: Fourth safari in Africa, North America hunting.
Physical Condition: Average for 67 years old.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mount Etjo Safari Lodge 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: 5585 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 25, 2006 to September 5, 2006
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Namibia
Hunt Area: Mt. Etjo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu, Greater - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 51 inches.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 20 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 11 inch tusks.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 35 inches.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 3/4 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sable - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Animals were all in very good condition. Unusual amount of precipitation. This year 40 inches - tall grass.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: South African Air. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $350.00 per day (2X1). Amount: $4200
Trophy Fees: $1,200.00 - 3,000.00. Amount: $3000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $50
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Transportation $500.00 per van Amount: $500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Must reserve tag for sable prior to hunt/not stated.
Highlights of Hunt: Wonderful people, lots of game. In any literature it looks like West Texas.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Good "Old man hunt". No stress or real hiking. Numerous shot opportunities.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Kyle Long
Contact Information: Tel. 303-932-0975 - 10551 West Indore, Littleton, CO
Hunting Experience: Alaska, Canada, all over USA, Mexico, Africa, Russia.
Physical Condition: Not bad.


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 Mount Etjo Safari Lodge 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: 4860 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 4, 2005 to June 14, 2005
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Mount Etjo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Rudie de Klerk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 56 inch - SCI 134.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40 1/2 inches - SCI 97.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI 87.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 inches.
Hartebeest, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Not measured.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game appeared to be in really good physical condition and extremely abundant. We looked at a lot of animals before we took the ones above.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Delta and South African Airlines. Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: All the horror stories about lack of leg room on South African are true. Atlanta to Johannesburg is 18 plus hours.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: All three of us including dipping, taxes, etc. Amount: $7500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $4000
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $7000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Bar bill. Amount: $495
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: What we saw and didn't/couldn't shoot. Lechwe (just beautiful), over sixty sable in one place, son and nephew's. First African trophies.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Perfect first hunt for a beginner.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard SH Wong
Contact Information: Tel. 808-988-3377 - 3071 Kalawao St., Honolulu, HI 96822 E-mail: rshwong@lava.net
Hunting Experience: USA (mostly public land), Alaska once, Zimbabwe once.
Physical Condition: Average minus arthritic knee.


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 recently returned from a truly satisfying trip to Namibia. I have enclosed a Hunting Trip Report Form covering it but wanted to embellish some points that, understandably, don't really show in "canned" forms.

I invited my son, Ricky, and my nephew, Oliver, to join me for eleven days hunting at Jan Oelofse's ranch at Mt. Etjo, Namibia, June 4 through 14. We were very fortunate to have someone hunting during the same period of time who was a great sport. Ted Barclay from San Antonio had the misfortune of coming up a half inch short each time he and we shot the same species. This could have resulted in a tense camp but he was able to convert this into damn near a comical situation. Since this was Ricky and Oliver's first trip to Africa, I am grateful to Ted for his understanding that fate sometimes has a weird sense of humor. We were not only lucky in hunting but very lucky on who we ended up with in camp.

More importantly, there was a ton of game. I think you'd have to go to a zoo to see more animals. Duiker, steenbok, blesbok, white blesbok, blue wildebeest, black wildebeest, giraffes, white rhinos, one black rhino, sable, roan, impala, black faced impala, gemsbok, kudu, dik-dik, springbok, nyala, jackal, leopard, klipspringer, baboon, hippo, eland, and my favorite, the lechwe, were all seen at reasonable close range during the week and a half. This is not to mention the great number of birds we saw.

We had the perfect PH, Rudie de Klerk, who made sure the boys got real close to a good trophy and had the opportunity to make easy shots. I think I got just as much, if not more, pleasure out of watching them hunt as shooting anything myself. For a new hunter's first trip to Africa you can't beat the facilities or people we encountered.

The food was excellent, both boys gaining weight from the trip. The facilities were also top drawer.

I also wanted to thank you for recommending Mr. Cotzner at Optima. His people at Johannesburg International Airport were terrific and well worth the money even though it appears the South Africans have begun to get their act together. All the stories about bad things in the South African Airways Airbus economy seating are true. I would love to have their President and/or Director of Marketing do what we did: Delta (Honolulu-Atlanta 9 hours); South African (Atlanta-Johannesburg), 18 hours); South African (Johannesburg-Windhoek, 2 hours). The back of that seat in front of you jammed into your knees for the 18-hour flight is cruel and unusual punishment.

Lastly, I would like to thank you for a wonderful newsletter. For people like me who can't afford to go to hunting in exotic places as often as we wish, it gives us a chance to fantasize.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mount Etjo Safari Lodge 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: 5074 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 21, 2005 to May 31, 2005
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
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: William Heubaum
Contact Information: Tel. 605-668-1885 - 204 Calumet Drive RFD Rte 1, Yankton, SD 57078 E-mail: wheubaum@mchsi.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
On 31 May I concluded a ten-day plains game hunt at Mt. Etjo Safaris, Kalkfeld, Namibia. Owned and operated by Jan and Annette Oelofse, the ranch consists of 60,000 acres surrounded by almost 70 miles of high game fence and is located about 300 kilometers north of the capital city, Windhoek. Jan has access to another 250,000 acres of neighboring ranches, some with free ranging game and others with high game fences. The entire area is essentially a huge valley, elevation 6,000 feet, surrounded by mountains. To say that it is scenic is an understatement. The "big" lodge is for photo tourists and is extremely luxurious. The hunting lodge is located six miles inland from it and is almost as luxurious. Over the past seventeen years I have visited perhaps twenty safari camps in Africa, but this is the first one I have experience that, in addition to having large guest rooms with king sized beds and tile bath en suite also has a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. It is definitely family friendly, and while I was in attendance one hunter brought his wife and five-year old daughter to the camp, where all were comfortable. The hunting lodge overlooks a large water hole that is home to some hippos and visited day and night by a variety of game. Camp food was superb, supervised by Camp Manager Elsa Vermaak, herself a gourmet cook who personally prepared dinner appetizers and desserts.

Mt. Etjo offers the usual variety of plains game native to Namibia (including leopards and cheetahs) plus numerous "imports" such as sable, waterbuck, roan, white-tailed gnu, nyala and red lechwe. A small herd of five elephants roam the premises, and a pride of eleven lions are contained in a separately fenced in area. Four professional hunters are in residence. I met three of them. All appeared competent, and I can attest that my PH, Steve Tors, is one of the top PH's with whom I have hunted over the years. Steve is an American who came to Namibia as a teenager almost thirty years ago determined to make a life for himself as a professional hunter. Steve, his wife Ushi, and teenaged boys Christain and Oliver treated me like family. On two different days each of the boys helped with my hunt and either could follow in their father's footsteps if they chose to do so. Also accompanying us was Steve's German hunting terrier, Sammy. Friendly to humans but very aggressive to game, should the hunter be so unfortunate as to wound game Sammy will find it.

I took a 53 inch kudu with heavy bases and classic deep V-shaped horns and a 37 inch gemsbok bull, both of which were by best specimens since my first hunt in then South West Africa some seventeen years ago. I also took a 25 inch roan. I spent several afternoons hunting the Damaraland dik-dik, seeing several but not a trophy buck. These tiny antelope inhabit the extremely rugged foothills of the mountains where they are elusive and difficult to spot between the tall grass and innumerable thorn bushes.

Mt. Etjo charges $350 a day, 1 X 1, and $100 a day for observers. My son-in-law was able to join me for a few days as an observer, one of which we spent touring the Namib desert red sands dunes, reached by charter airplane. Trophy fees were reasonable and typical for the area.

I certainly give Mt. Etjo and its owners high marks and a most favorable recommendation. Jan is a true conservationist and the man who has developed the sophisticated game capture techniques used by most others to trap and translocate game with minimal harm or stress to the animal. Moreover, he has been doing so for many years. He was the man who did the actual game capture work for the movie Hatari and who doubled John Wayne for the capture scenes.

Should there be a medical emergency, Jan, a licensed pilot, keeps two small planes on the premises, either of which could be used to transport a patient to the hospital in Windhoek.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mount Etjo Safari Lodge 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: 5170 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 11, 2004 to September 30, 2004
Place of Hunt: Namibia - Kalkfeld
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Naftali Amvolongo
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Kudu, Greater - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Cheetah - Availability: Saw three small ones. They don't come to bait. Rather scarce.
Game Condition Comments: This was my third safari and everything went perfect. Lots of game and I cannot say enough for Naftali Amoolongo as a Professional Hunter, Tracker and judge of trophy animals. Always on time and extremely hard working. A bit of a language problem.


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: Iberia Airlines. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Seats too close together for the long journey. Lost one bag on return trip but indemnified me fairly.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Twenty day safari for $6,300 plus $945 government tax. Amount: $7245
Trophy Fees: Amount: $10000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Hotel, meals and taxis after safari. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems, everything went perfect.
Highlights of Hunt: Collecting a 145 pound leopard, a 55 inch greater kudu, a 36 inch gemsbok and record class black wildebeest, steenbuck, red hartebeest, etc.
Equipment Recommendations: Warm jacket and face mask, as it gets below freezing.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The animals are extremely abundant and of excellent quality, the lodge is absolutely first class, the food was great (white wine, etc), the professional hunter was very good.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ricardo Guardia Vazquez
Contact Information: Tel. 506-221-5303 - PO Box 3495, 1000 San Jose, Costa Rica E-mail: bufeterguardia@racsa.co.cr
Hunting Experience: Very ample, Three safaris, Canada, US, Mexico, South America, etc.
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
I have been postponing the sending of the enclosed Hunting Trip Report Form on the 20-day safari I undertook in Namibia last year with Jan Oelofse Hunting Safaris, between the 11th of Sept and the 30th of the same month, 2004. I had heard only good things about Mr. Oelofse and I must say he lived up to my expectations in every way. To start, there was a driver to meet me at the airport upon my arrival and he took me directly to the main lodge Only problem was that he drove on the wrong side of the road all the way and I thought he was going to kill me. I only survived because everyone else was driving on the wrong side. The main lodge is very luxurious with a beautiful swimming pool and the animals came every day to a lagoon next to it. The hunting lodge couldn't have been nicer, with very ample and comfortable rooms and a nice swimming pool. The food was also excellent with an ample selection of white and red wines and even champagne when I got my leopard. There was also a South African lady in charge of the lodge who catered to our every need, including things like extra toothpaste and a face mask when one was riding the safari car in the cold evenings.

I was assigned a professional hunter by the name of Naftali Amoolongo and to be frank, I had my doubts about him. However, Jan was quick to point out that this was the man to have if I wanted record-class animals. He turned out not only to be an excellent tracker and all-a-round hunter, but an excellent judge of game, not letting me shoot inferior animals. I shot a particularly nice 55-inch kudu and let an even bigger one get away (it's hard running uphill with your PH), a 36-inch gemsbok, a really big black wildebeest (I forgot the score but he was at the top of the record book), A 145 pound tom leopard as well as record class red hartebeest, springbok, brown and white blesbok (stupid but interesting), two steenbok, one klipspringer (tough to get), Hartmann's mountain zebra and two over nine inch warthog. I averaged about one picked animal a day. On the very last evening and having a full bag except for the cheetah, Jan was nice enough to give me a gemsbok (very abundant but extremely wary) for half price ($300). I shot it wounding it and although we tracked for miles until dark, we never caught up to him, my professional saying that the wound didn't seem severe. Jan was nice enough not only not to charge me, but he gave me a discount on the daily rate on account of having taken such a long safari.

Again and like I said before, I cannot say enough for Jan and his staff and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to go to Africa, either for the first time or to better the trophies he has, like I did. The weather was perfect, although it gets extremely cold at night (below freezing) and a good warm jacket, gloves and a face mask are mandatory for riding in the open safari car. And although I am used to the tropical sun in my native Costa Rica, sun block is extremely important as the southern African sun is extremely hot, although as soon as one stands in the shade, it's very pleasant if not cool.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4384 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 1, 2004 to June 14, 2004
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Mount Etjo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Naftali Amvolongo
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 43 2/8.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 76 5/8/
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 52 inches.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: Did not stop at bait.
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 Airlines. Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Lousy A340-600 worst flight ever. Worst plane configuration I ever seen, in addition flight attendants were not familiar with the equipment. I'm a frequent flyer on TAP which flies A340-300 with a different configuration that is not as cramped as the A340-600 that SAA flies. This aircraft should never be used on long flights.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $14000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: I was born and lived in Angloa until the age of 20, so it was a thrill to go back to Africa 28 years later and take along my US born 19 year old daughter.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great outfit, excellent service and a tremendous amount of quality game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jorge Serra
Contact Information: Tel. 973-445-2244 - 60 Geiger Lane, Warren, NJ 07059 E-mail: jorgeserra@optonline.net
Hunting Experience:
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

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3533 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 25, 2003 to June 7, 2003
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Naftali Amoolongo
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Six foot.
Dik-Dik - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top ten.
Roan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 26 inches.
Sable - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 40 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 53 inches.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 3/8 inches.
Klipspringer - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 4 3/16 inches.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 80 SCI.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Zebra, Burchell - Availability: Did not see mature stallion until day 13, took wildebeest instead.
Game Condition Comments: Less rain than normal, grass is short for early season. Mount Etjo has abundant water holes. Passed other areas with little water or grass.


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:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6000
Trophy Fees: Roan $4,000, sable $4,000, others $5,000. Amount: $13000
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $1200
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Leopard on day four, climb to top of Mt. Etjo for klipspringer.
Equipment Recommendations: Laser sight on rifle for leopard, plus goggles.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Good prices for exceptional trophies, plus outstanding personnel.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Glen Bishop
Contact Information: Tel. 802-877-2766 - 2473 Maple St., Waltham, VT 05491 E-mail: bishopg@hsd.utc.com
Hunting Experience: Fourth African safari and second time to Namibia.
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
Jan Oelofse has moved his breeding herds of Southern roan and sable to "greener pastures", leaving a small number of mature bulls behind. While they last, roan are $4,000 and/or sable are $4,000, plus 10 days at $350 a day for a 1X1 hunt. This is a good price for sable and an outstanding price for roan, in Namibia or anywhere else. Roan for $7,500. Jan Oelofse may discount bow hunts in Oct/Nov 2003. Jan has too many springbuck and kudu which will gather at waterholes at the end of the season.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mount Etjo Safari Lodge Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3042 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 23, 2002 to October 3, 2002
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Mt. Etjo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Steve Tors
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 56 1/2 inches.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 1/2 inches.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 34 1/2 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 10 inches.
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 4 3/4 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: Only hunted one day.
Game Condition Comments: All very sleek and well fed.


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 British Airway. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $2800
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $100
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1470
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $700
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Rifle arrived one day late. Eight hour roundtrip to pick up.
Highlights of Hunt: Hearing leopard call within 50 yards.
Equipment Recommendations: Sunscreen, skin moisture cream.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very nice and capable staff. Large quantity and diversity of wildlife.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Stan Neff
Contact Information: Tel. 231-625-9330 - 5619 Twin Laret Rd., Capboyean, MI 49721 E-mail: sneff@freeway.net
Hunting Experience: 10 North American guided hunts, Siberia.
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 Mount Etjo Safari Lodge Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2226 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 13, 2001 to May 26, 2001
Place of Hunt: Namibia - Mt. Etjo Nord
Hunt Area: Mt. Etjo Safaris


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Naftali Amvolongo
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two animals taken, 14 1/2 and 15 inches.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 1/2.
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 33.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 3/4.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two animals taken, 36 3/4 male and 39 1/2 female.
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 3 3/4.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 50 (not a record book).
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 20 1/4 (not a record book).
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Hartmann zebra, big stallion.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 51 inches.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Red hartebeest, SCI record book.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Warthog - Availability:
Duiker - Availability: Grass was too long and hunt dates were chosen for May/June - kudu rut.
Game Condition Comments: The game was fat from more grass and water than usual. 34-inch gemsbok are super abundant. Check in two years, strick management for record book only. Plan five days 50-inch kudu, three days for eland, Hartmann zebra and hartebeest.


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: N/A
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $10100
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $50
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1700
Charter Airfares: Free airport transfer. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Dip/pack. Amount: $250
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Should have had polypro/fleece/gortex jacket and pants with 2 x 1 hunt partner, for leopard blind.
Highlights of Hunt: Naftali is an outstanding P.H. and wonderful, good company.
Equipment Recommendations: NYCO three color desert BDU over fleece jacket and hood, cotton T-shirt.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? It was more expensive than competition, but worth the price for a full bag of record book trophies.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Glen Bishop
Contact Information: Tel. 802-877-2766 - 2473 Maple Street, Woltham, VT 05491 E-mail: bishop@hsd.utc.com
Hunting Experience: It was my first African safari. I also hunted in Alaska for grizzly and moose and in Wyoming for elk, deer and pronghorn.
Physical Condition: I walk for eight miles a day, two days 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: 2345 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 1, 2001 to May 14, 2001
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Steve Tors
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: - Trophy Size: 32 inches, 11 2/8-inch base.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: - Trophy Size: 59 4/8 inches, 13 7/8-inch base.
Warthog - Availability: - Trophy Size: 11-inch tusks, 4 10/16-inch base.
Kudu - Availability: - Trophy Size: 56 1/2 inches, 11 6/8-inch base.
Springbok - Availability: - Trophy Size: 16 6/8 inches, 5 6/8-inch base.
Nyala - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Blesbok - Availability: - Trophy Size: 15 1/2-inch, bases of 5 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: 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:
Highlights of Hunt: See comments.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jerry W. Lee
Contact Information:
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?
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ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
This is our second hunt in Namibia, Africa at Jan Oelofse Wild. We made such good friends and had such a good time we had to go back. Last year Jerry took six animals scoring S.C.I. red hartebeest - gold, waterbuck - gold, gemsbok - silver, black wildebeest - silver, kudu - bronze, blue wildebeest - bronze and an impala that was just under book, on a ten-day hunt. This year we booked a 14-day hunt, with Jerry doing the hunting again but I (Jerry's wife) went again to get it all on film, so we both had another exciting hunt. This year we went for eland and nyala, plus we told Steve Tors (our same P.H. and friend from last year) that we would like to get a couple animals we passed on last year and improve on the kudu and blue wildebeest if possible. Last year we went in April, this year a month later in May. The rut is on better, so maybe the big kudu will be down from the hills. They have had two good years of rains so the grass is really tall and thick and water is still plentiful, making it still a hard hunt for some animals. Steve said we would try but the eland and nyala were going to take some time, they are hard to get close to because they are so wild. We went after the eland first, but combined nyala into it when possible. Steve said they would take a lot of walking, and it did, we walked to the top of all the hilltops looking for the eland and walked in the very brushy riversides (dry now) for the nyala. We saw the eland every day but couldn't get close enough for a shot without them taking off, we made a really good stalk on a bull herd only to have the cow herd of about 100 spook and run through them, then they all ran, and they run for miles and are impossible to catch up to. On day four of our hunt after walking miles each day looking, we were lucky, during lunch at camp, our host Frik, came in and said he saw the bulls at a hill that we had climbed every day to look out over the valley trying to find them. Steve said there wasn't a very good chance they would stick around but we would check it out. On our way over there we saw the cow herd, we thought, oh no, not this again. We climbed up to the top with Steve in the lead, Skully our tracker next. When Steve got on top he got really excited, motioned Jerry over. The bulls were just below us, out about 150 yards. There were seven nice bulls, just as Jerry was going to shoot the one Steve said was the best one, they both saw the "Blue Bull" off to the side at about 200 yards. So Jerry swung around to him and shot him straight away, using a .375 Failsafe, followed up with a J37 lost river, breaking his spine. What an animal, he had massive horns 32 inches with bases of 11 2/8 inches, but the body was amazing, he was 74 inches at the shoulder and weighing 2,000 pounds, he was huge. Steve said he had the biggest body ever taken over there, a huge antelope! There were eland with longer horns but Jerry wanted the "Blue Bull". It was a hard hunt but worth every mile we walked! After that we hunted harder for the nyala. We saw 18 bulls, but the other P.H's had told Steve about a bigger one, so we went to try and find him. Day five we were on our way to the range of mountains and rivers that he had been seen in, on our way we saw a big blue wildebeest. Steve said Jerry better whack this one, at 150 yards, with the wind blowing, Jerry got down on the step of the Urie to get steady but the blue moved behind a tree, so with Jerry still on the step, Steve eased up a little, the blue stood facing us, Jerry shot, the dust flew off of him but he didn't even flinch, then took off. We followed in the Urie bouncing across the brush Jerry had another fast shot of him running straight away before he got to the trees, he shot the Texas "bulls eye". We worked our way over to him; he measures 59 4/8 inches with bases 13 7/8 inches, a full 15 inches bigger than our blue from last year! What an animal, his horns were bigger than the Cape buffalo skull back at the hunters lodge. Steve said he thinks this one is the biggest ever taken in Namibia. Boy did we have more stories to tell that night at camp, all the P.H's had seen the skull it the skinners shed and were impressed. On day six, we were back after the nyala walking and driving the riverbeds, saw a nine-foot black momba climb a tree in one river; that kind of makes your hair stand up! We went on driving down the river, Steve said: "There he is", the nyala was in the thick trees, brush and grass along the side. Jerry got out to walk around to the other side for a shot, but the nyala started off, Jerry ran down about 50 yards for a fast shot through a small hole in the trees, and shot. Steve went running by him with a big slap on the back, "good shot," he kept on running up to the nyala. Another really beautiful animal, he will have to be a full body mount, he is fantastic looking! We took our photos, then carried him out to the Urie to take back to the skinners. Steve said everyone takes especially good care of the nyala. We went back to camp for another great lunch before going out again. We went to look for the blesbok we had seen earlier but couldn't get close to because they were so wild, the wind still blowing, a little harder now, so they are really spooky. We stopped to look over some, when a big one came running by and stopped out at 250 yards. Jerry had another fast shot, hit him solid, heart and lungs, but like most of the animals he took off, ran over the hill about 100 yards before going down. Another good animal, 15 ½-inch bases five inches after taking him to the skinners. We went to check the leopard bait we had put out earlier for hunters coming to hunt them, we looked for kudu on the way, saw 50-inch to 54-inch bulls but we wanted one about 55 inches (we got one last year that is 51 inches with a 44-inch spread) so we passed them up. We saw a lot of other animals too. On our way back that evening we stopped at Steve's home to visit with his family and to order some more of Ushi's, Steve's wife, leather paintings she does of the animals. We went on back to our lodge for another night of great stories from the other hunters and another great meal of our game. On our seventh day we went out in the morning to look for big kudu, the morning drives are really getting cold with frost again today. We saw 18 bulls in the 54-inch range, but Steve thinks we can do better, so we waited. On our way back for lunch we stopped at a waterhole where Steve had seen a nice unusual springbok that he thought Jerry might like, there were a lot of animals there, waterbuck, roan, blesbok, ostrich, and a lot of springbok, and the one Steve told us about was there too but was in the brush with the other animals, so we drove around to the other side to try for a shot. He was still behind some downed trees and the other springbok were starting to take off. Jerry waited for another windy 200-yard shot, he stepped out, boom, he went down, we drove over to him. He is really unusual with his horns instead of going up grew back, and he is 16 6/8 inches with 5 6/8-inch bases, another great trophy. We spent the next few days looking for the big kudu, saw a lot more in the 50-inch plus range but still holding out. One day, on our way back to camp, one of the guards on the road was out waving at us to stop, he had a slight problem, a six-foot puff adder was under his house and he wanted Steve to get it out and kill it. Jerry helped them get it out, I tried to get him to stay back, but no, this is fun too. The guard was very happy we stopped by! On the way back we had another funny (now) experience, we were flying down the road, popped over the hill, and a Marabou stork was in the road right in front of us, Steve hit the brakes, we skidded, the stork flew up. Everyone knows what a bird does when it first flies, now this is a five-foot bird, we all thought we would be covered in it, but he missed. There were a lot of nervous giggles over that. At camp we told them we were almost killed by a bird! Day 11 we were hunting kudu, we had told Steve we would like a warthog too; he said that would be pretty hard with all the grass. We had seen a lot of them; we said it didn't have to be a really big one, we just wanted a pig. Well, with Steve, it's trophy size that he wants us to get. We had seen a big boar but it didn't take him long to disappear in the grass. We were driving, looking for kudu when a boar crossed the road and was gone but a sow and little one came back across at 200 yards, we waited hoping that the boar would came back across too, he did. Jerry shot, he went half way down, then took off. We hurried up, there we all got out and Steve turned Toby, his dog, loose. Now, you wouldn't believe this little dog, an English hunting terrier, with an "attitude", a very loving dog until something is shot, then look out. Steve uses him to find wounded animals, and he will bring them down, or more to his liking a fighting standstill. All the workers have a great respect for this dog and give him a wide birth when he has his trophy. Well this time Toby circled the warthog and because he was dead, Toby went off for live game; we could hear him off in the distance. You know, "Skin this one pilgrim, and I'll bring you another". We took the warthog photos; he has 11-inch tusks with bases 4 10/16 inches. Steve said he was the best taken in a couple years because of being so hard to hunt with, all the tall grass and water. Steve told us that it was a beautiful trophy but I don't think beautiful really is the way to describe a warthog; he is kind of cool though. We shot the warthog on another concession, so we took him to the farmhouse where the workers were very happy because they get the meat. We left Skully (tracker) there to cape it out and we went to look for kudu, what we found was another puff adder. Steve got out to kill it with the eight-foot bamboo shooting sticks, but it went under our Urie where Jerry and I were. Now, these are open vehicles, not very tall and we had a mad snake trying to get inside with us on Jerry's side. There was a lot of mad scrambling, going for higher ground, which ended up with Jerry ending up on the cab; I'm in the back, trying to hold Jerry on, Steve got back on his side, drove over the snake, missed him. He got out in the tall grass and we couldn't see him, so we decided to leave. Steve chuckled and said: "He was really pissed off". We went back for Skully and the warthog, headed back to the skinning shed. They hooted about how big it was, even got a chuckle about the snake attack. We spent the next couple days hunting for the big kudu, saw a lot of them, plus lots of other animals, nice waterbuck, but not any bigger than the one we got last year so passed, we were even chased by a black rhino once, another exciting story to tell at camp. So far I think we are winning in the exciting stories; everyone asks what happened to us each day. Our last hunt day, we went back to where we saw the biggest kudu and got the warthog, a concession about 30 miles away, on the days we travel long ways from camp we take a lunch to eat by a water hole. This was another very cold frosty morning drive; we saw some more 52-inch plus kudu, but still holding out for our 55-inch. After lunch we saw some cows so went to look, and saw the "bull" behind a tree at 250 yards. Jerry shot, he was facing away from us, hit him behind the shoulder, took one lung. He took off, we bounced after him, he stopped for just a minute sideways, Jerry hit him again, breaking the off shoulder but he ran again, we got out to go on foot, Steve turned Toby loose, he was hot on the kudu's trail, we could hear him in hot pursuit. We ran after them through the thorn bushes trying to catch up, after 1/4 mile we finally did, the kudu had fallen in a rock pile and was fighting Toby, Jerry couldn't get a shot because Toby was everywhere, he didn't want to hit Toby, or get a ricochet from the rocks. Steve finally caught the snarling little dog and could hold him long enough for the killing shot. Boy that was excitement - the chase, then being up real close to a big bull trying to get us, and the dog. The kudu is big, 56 ½ inches with bases of 11 6/8 inches. This was a perfect ending to another great African safari. The workers at the concession heard the shots and came out - more meat. There was a lot of backslapping and arm waving. Toby even got his licks in, biting anyone who got close to his trophy before Steve got him tied out of reach. Back at camp that afternoon the other P.H's had stopped to look at the kudu at the skinners shed. We had to show the video several times, the biggest taken in over two years.

About Jan Oelofse Wild, Steve Tors works really hard to get you just the animal you want, all the P.H.'s do. The people are the best, every one of them! The hunting lodge is a great place; the rooms are big with your own bathroom, clean clothes every day. Elsa, your hostess and cook is the best, making your game melt in your mouth, plus all the other gourmet foods and fantastic desserts. Frik, Elsa's husband, and host is also the butcher, and a P.H. from South Africa so he has lots of stories to tell about his hunting buffalo, etc. These people, every one of them, from Jan and Annette Oelofse who stop by from time to time to make sure everything is going well, to the skinners, who are very careful about their work, even going as far as recovering your bullets, all go out of their way to get you anything you want or need, and make your safari a wonderful experience. Our trophies were shipped as soon as they were dry, and came in excellent shape.

The only bad thing is sooner or later you have to come home and it's always too soon.

Jack Atcheson set up our hunts and did a great job getting us the best hunt, and outfitter.

For our travels we used Uniglobe Travel out of Butte, Montana (Marie Walsh) they were great setting up our flights.

We recommend Jan Oelofse for anyone that wants a safari of your dreams.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mount Etjo Safari Lodge Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1691 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 18, 2000 to May 31, 2000
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Otjiwarongo; Mount Etjo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Naftali Amvolongo
Booking Agent (if any): Safari Outfitters Inc. 410 W. Yellowstone Ave.; Cody; WY; 82414; Tel. 307-587-5596; Fax: 307-587-2265;Email: hunt@safari1.com; Web www.safari1.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 51 inches.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 37 inches.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Mature male.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 3/4 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: No activity on baits. We sat in blinds all 14 evenings anyways.
Game Condition Comments: Lots and lots of plains game. Probably could have gotten a bigger kudu if I hadn't spend so much time on the leopard, but that's hunting!


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta, South African Airways Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $350 per day for 14 days. Amount: $4900
Trophy Fees: Kudu $1,200, gemsbok $600, springbok $400, zebra $900. Amount: $3100
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $100
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1900
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Hotel and meals enroute $200, tips $500, taxes $490. Amount: $1190
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Leopards were not exactly plentiful. Grass was very high due to a wetter than normal winter.
Highlights of Hunt: Nearly being run over by a cow and calf rhino.
Equipment Recommendations: Sunscreen, leather gloves for crawling on ground and a warm jacket for morning jeep rides.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This is an excellent area for plains game. The accommodations are first class. This was a great place for my first African hunt!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Steve Jackson
Contact Information: Tel. 480-813-9271 - 953 North Layman Street, Gilbert, AZ 85233 E-mail: stevejxn@cswebmail.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive hunting experience in the United States, Canada, Alaska and Asia. This was my first African trip.
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 Mount Etjo Safari Lodge Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1760 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 13, 2000 to May 1, 2000
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Fritz Nalte
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Waterbuck - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Warthog - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Very good game condition. Plenty of grass and the most moiture they have had since 1976.


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: Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 2 x 1 at $250. Amount: $2500
Trophy Fees: Springbok $400, black wildebeest $1,000, eland $1,500, waterbuck $1,200, warthog $300. Amount: $4400
Permits/Licenses: Hunting license. Amount: $50
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Field preparation. Amount: $250
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Overall it was an excellent hunting trip in everyway. Good trophies (eland and waterbuck).
Equipment Recommendations: Take rain gear and rifle big enough to do the job.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jerry L. Slagle and Howard T. Willson
Contact Information: Tel. 307-864-9424 - PO Box 727, 202 Roundtop Road, Thermopolis, WY 82443
Hunting Experience: Extensive hunting experience. I have taken one trip to Canada, two trips to Alaska, two to Africa and elk and moose hunting.
Physical Condition: Average for a 65 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: 1091 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 25, 1999 to August 3, 1999
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Mount Etjo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Steve Tors
Booking Agent (if any): Charles Bazzy; Safari Adventures Limited. 1929 Lone Pine Road; Bloomfield Hills; MI; 48302; Tel. 248-557-4140; Fax: 248-851-1707;Email: cbazzy7188@aol.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 52 inches
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 29 3/8 inches
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 60 inches
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 23 inches
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 inches
Game Sought But Not Taken: Springbok - Availability: Springbok were very plentiful, but I was looking for something larger than my 15 1/2 inch springbok I took here on a previous hunt. Also, I was hunting 2 x 1 and my hunting partner wounded several animals which took two days of tracking to recover them. This cost me hunting time.
Game Condition Comments: All animals are in excellent condition. Huge populations of game. I've never seen more large kudu or waterbuck anywhere.


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 Airway Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: The flight, checking and baggage handling were fine. However, on the return from Windhoek to Johannesburg, we waited in line 1 1/2 hours to get boarding passes. Seventeen positions were manned by only three people. Lost of people missed their connecting flights. Two hundred passengers in queve.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $250 each 2 x 1 daily rate for nine days Amount: $2250
Trophy Fees: kudu and waterbuck $1,200 each, black wildebeest $1,000, and impala $400 Amount: $3800
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $50
Commercial Airfares: round trip to John F. Kennedy Airport to Johannesburg to Windhoek Amount: $1850
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: tips, shipping, soveniers, 10 percent on tax on per diem only Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None. The immigrations officer at JFK was a real jerk -- antigun. Shoving gun cases 5 - 10 feet with his foot. He asked if I liked Charlton Heston's idea of having everyone owning "armor piercing" bullets. I told him I felt sorry for the agent for believing all the crap he reads in the New York Press. Suggested he get a life and just do his job.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing numerous black and white rhino, sable, roan and others in the wild. Also two leopards were taken by other hunters including a 180 pound monster.
Equipment Recommendations: Sweater and coat with wind stopper liners, plastic bags for camera, leather gloves, balaclava, sunscreen and lots of skin moisturizers.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is also a great place to take your significant other and mature children. Swimming pool on premise and game drivers available.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Michael Hamocha
Contact Information: Tel. 610-777-1536 - 1130 Gregg Street, Reading, PA 19607-1606
Hunting Experience: I have hunted for 30 years in North America and Africa.
Physical Condition: Good, 52 years young, six foot two inches 220 pounds.


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 Mount Etjo Safari Lodge Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 516 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 16, 1998 to May 31, 1998
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Mount Etjo/ Oelofse Wild


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Steve Tors
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: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good, red cape hartebeest.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good to excellent.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Fair.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Fair.
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Blesbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Hartman zebra.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: Difficult to find and hunt. Spent time on other plains game.
Leopard - Availability: Difficult to bait. Spent time on other plains game.
Cheetah - Availability: Difficult to locate. Actually had a shot at 500 plus yards but missed.
Game Condition Comments: I was very impressed with both the quantity of game and quality. I probably turned down over 100 kudu bulls that would quality for SCI record book. The overall abundance of plains game allowed my wife who accompanied me on the safari to have a great time and obtain great video. We had a blast. I would especially recommend hunt for your first safari.


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 Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Best airline for international travel.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 15 day safari $5,250; 10 day observer $1,000; 11% GST (tax) on daily rates. Amount: $6250
Trophy Fees: including hunting licensed and packing for 13 animals Amount: $8200
Permits/Licenses: included above Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Two business class tickets round trip from Odessa, Texas to Windhoek, Namibia Amount: $12000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: alcohol/bar and cokes $100 Amount: $100
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None. Customs in Namibia and South Africa required time and patience, but no complaints. Outfit extremely well managed. Game abundant and good trophy quality.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing black and white rhinos, pride of lions, and cheetah, as well as numerous elephants and plains game. Taking 53 inch kudu was very exciting.
Equipment Recommendations: I would strongly recommend that everyone take the largest caliber they can shoot accurately--but preferrably a .375 H & H magnum because all the game was extremely tough to kill.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? I would go back tomorrow to hunt more gemsbok and kudu. The "hunting" was challenging and very similar to whitetail deer in Texas.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: B. Calvin Hendrick
Contact Information: Tel. 915-332-0893 - 6201 Montana, Odessa, TX 79762
Hunting Experience: I have hunted whitetails, mule deer and birds in four states. Ten years hunting mainly in Texas, New Mexico, British Columbia and Mexico.
Physical Condition: Average for 34 year old with desk job. Moutain Zebra (Hartmann's) was a real test of stamina and endurance.


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 Mount Etjo Safari Lodge Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 514 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 1, 1998 to May 14, 1998
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Steve Tors
Booking Agent (if any): Trophy Connection, The. PO Box 2565; Cody; WY; 82414; Tel. 307-527-5506 / 800-308-1161; Fax: 307-587-3308;Email: info@thetrophyconnection.com; Web www.thetrophyconnection.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 42 2/8 SCI
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 57 1/8 SCI
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 121 SCI
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38 inch, bull
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: No good males on bait!
Game Condition Comments: There was never a bad day nor bad moment with this hunt. It's nice to get what you pay for and what you are told it will be. Thanks to everybody at Trophy Connection and Mt. Etio.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $1850
Permits/Licenses: included Amount: $1800
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: taxes and travel expenses Amount: $400
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None. I got far more than I paid for or even expected.
Highlights of Hunt: Being with guide who loves the animals and is not just hunting for the record book. Tremendous beauty of the area.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would recommend the hunt, especially with my PH.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Gerry Coeuille
Contact Information: 7024 125th Avenue, SE, New Castle, WA 98050
Hunting Experience: This was my first trip to Africa but lots in North 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?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mount Etjo Safari Lodge Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 520 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 1, 1998 to May 15, 1998
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area: Mt. Etjo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Steve Tors
Booking Agent (if any): Trophy Connection, The. PO Box 2565; Cody; WY; 82414; Tel. 307-527-5506 / 800-308-1161; Fax: 307-587-3308;Email: info@thetrophyconnection.com; Web www.thetrophyconnection.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very nice trophy.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Record book
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Record book
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Record book
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: Leopard refused to cooperate! Leopard hunting requires lots of time and patience, cuts into time spent on other game. This was my first Safari and I wanted to collect my plains game.
Game Condition Comments: All game appeared to be in excellent condition and very abundant.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: British Airways Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Perser went out of his way to assure that my rifles were aboard. $2,100 Seattle to London to Johannesburg to Windhoek to Capetown to London to Seattle


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $1900
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $75
Commercial Airfares: Travel arrangements through Gracy-Marrs Travel c/o Stever Turner. 1-800-299-8558 Amount: $2100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: How do you list a highlight when every day was outstanding.
Equipment Recommendations: Morning rides were quite chilly. Warm parka and goggles or glasses for eye protection. All water on hunt from Jan Oelofse's well and very drinkable. You don't need tons of survival gear. Do need sun block and some bug repellant.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Being as I have already booked my return hunt with Jan and my PH Stever Tors, it would be safe to assume I would recommend this hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Gererd R. Coeuille
Contact Information: Tel. 425-226-5925 - 7024 125th Avenue SE, New Castle, WA 98056
Hunting Experience: I hav ehunted for 48 years in California, Colorado, New Mexico, Washington and Wyoming.
Physical Condition: Average.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mount Etjo Safari Lodge Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 515 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 29, 1998 to May 8, 1998
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Cornie Coetzee
Booking Agent (if any): George Gehrman; Gehrman, George. Cody; Wyoming;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Wildebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good quality on all animals.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good
Hartebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good, red hartebeest
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good
Blesbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Note: Hunter also took a blesbok and a waterbuck with average availability. A lot of game. Was an excellent 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 Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $350 per day Amount: $3500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Wished we could have stayed longer.
Highlights of Hunt: Everything was great.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I already have recommended the hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Scott Sessions
Contact Information: Tel. 801-985-0479 - 5019 S. 5600 West, Hooper, UT 84315
Hunting Experience: Many years experience.
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 Mount Etjo Safari Lodge 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: 517 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 15, 1998 to April 29, 1998
Place of Hunt: Namibia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jan Oelofse; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge. PO Box 81; Kalkfeld; 9000; Namibia; Tel. 011-264-67-290-175; Fax: 011-264-67-290-172; Email: jan.oelofse@iafrica.com.na; Web www.janoelofsesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Steve Tors - one of the best PHs I have hunted with.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good
Game Sought But Not Taken:
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: Excellent flight and service.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $350 per day and $100 for my wife Patricia Amount: $5000
Trophy Fees: for leopard Amount: $2000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Dipping, and liquor Amount: $250
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting a leopard after four previous attempts in other countries.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Donald G. McMillan
Contact Information: Tel. 612-452-3748 - 898 Mendakota Court, Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Hunting Experience: I have taken six Africa trips, and trips to North America and Spain. I have hunted for some 45 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



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