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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Muchinga Adventures 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: 8813 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 19, 2012 to July 29, 2012
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Luangwa Valley
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Bartosz, Tom Hunt
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38"
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12' 3"
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hyena - Availability: Saw plenty but never got a shot - that's hunting
Bushbuck - Availability:
Kudu - Availability:
Game Condition Comments:


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: SAA Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Reasonable Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Johnny Duplooy and his organization are an outstanding organization Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Booking agent - I would not use or recommend this man. Lack of attention to detail coupled with him. Seeing to it we were charged an extra $500 per airplane ticket, left our party unhappy.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Skip Huston
Contact Information: E-mail: hunterdoc08332@aol.com
Hunting Experience: 13th trip to subsaharan Africa
Physical Condition: good


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? yes Notified Personal Guide? yes Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought? I am not going to waste my time and energy on Tom Hunt ever again.


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Muchinga Adventures 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: 7910 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 4, 2010 to October 18, 2010
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Tondwa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Nicky
Booking Agent (if any): The Bundu Safari Company. PO Box 697; Wilgeheuwel; Roodepoort; 1736; South Africa; Tel. 27 011 471 7400/6; Fax: 27 86 219 4349;Email: bookings@bundusafaris.com; Web www.bundusafaris.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inches.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 18 inches.
Roan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 23 inches.
Eland - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 32 inches.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38 inches.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 13 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sable - Availability: Scarce - Very average trophies.
Kudu - Availability: Not seen any above 50 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Not seen above 12 inches.
Game Condition Comments: Overall good, but trophies in general average size. Sitatungas are excellent.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Fair Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Fair Condition of Equipment: Fair
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: British Airlines Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Old 767 - antique Business Class


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $45000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $25000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $5000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $10000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Vehicle condition. Tires worn out. Communication.
Highlights of Hunt: Sitatunga taken on day 1 and day 2 both over 27 inches.
Equipment Recommendations: Must have a satellite phone.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? If in good physical shape.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Cridiere
Contact Information: 2 Route del la Loye, Begninsch E-mail: thierry.clidiere@alconlabs.com
Hunting Experience: This was my 18th safari.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Muchinga Adventures 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: 7786 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 4, 2010 to July 11, 2010
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Eastern Province
Hunt Area: Chanjuzi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Bartosz
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff Blair; Blair Worldwide Hunting. P. O. Box 3088; Flagstaff; AZ; 86003; Tel. 800-338-5252; Fax: 928-779-2429;Web www.blairworldwide.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bushbuck - Availability: Saw lots - couldn't get a shot.
Game Condition Comments: Lots of animals including cats and elephants.


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 Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Actually pretty good, especially considering the World Cup.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $5000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $2000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $2000
Other Costs: Dip and pack. Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: The presence of 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino) and lots of hippo and crocs in the river made for a classical safari.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Henry Revelle
Contact Information: Tel. Four trips to Africa, 21 to Mexico, 12 to Canada, multiple western US. - Murfreesboro, NC E-mail: henry@revellebuilders.com
Hunting Experience:
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 Muchinga Adventures 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: 7764 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 16, 2010 to May 30, 2010
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Eastern Province
Hunt Area: Chanjuzi Concession, On Luangwa River - approx. 375 miles NE of Lusaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Ian Wilmot and John du Plooy
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 10/16 SCI.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two. 59 11/16 and 65 8/16 SCI.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 foot, 10 inches SCI.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two. 43 5/8 and 46 1/8 SCI.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 48 1/8 SCI.
Wildebeest - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 86 5/8 SCI.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 34 0/8 SCI.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: We had two big males and a couple of lesser males working the area, but just ran out of time, getting them on baits. Needed 21 days instead of 14 days for lion.
Game Condition Comments: The grass was very high this early in the season, making the hunting for Cape buffalo in the area quite difficult. There are also a good number of Cape buffalo in the area and also quite a few elephants with a couple of pretty good bulls. (elephant hunting will re-open in Zambia in 2011). Also saw a fair number of kudu and a few duiker and grysbok. Lots of guinea fowl, franklins and a few ducks and geese. May is a good time to hunt the cats.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and South African Airlines Airline Service: N/A
Airline Comments: Delta Airlines from Denver to Atlanta to Johannesburg was excellent. South Africa Air used internally and to Lusaka. They lost PH's guns between E. London and South Africa and Johannesburg. Guns went to Nairobi, Kenya, somehow. A lot of hassle, stress and lost time to get them returned and transported to Zambia. Then our charter cost of $1,000 to get them to camp, on the Luangwa River.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Including concession fee of $6,000. Amount: $22950
Trophy Fees: 9 animals. Amount: $15900
Permits/Licenses: 9 animals. Amount: $1295
Commercial Airfares: Delta Business Class and SAA First Class. Amount: $11078
Charter Airfares: Amount: $4800
Other Costs: Dip and pack $1,500, observer 14 days $1,750, ammo $200, plus tips. Amount: $3450
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting a game-rich, wild area with top notch professional hunters, camp, staff and food. Getting my priority animals (leopard, hippo and croc) early in the hunt, plus bonus animals, thus, being able to spend some time hunting lion, even though that time was too short.
Equipment Recommendations: Malaria preventative (Malarone), light gloves, good binocs.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The hunting companies produced what they promised and then some. A relaxed camp and good companions.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Sandi Fruchey (Observer Husband, Dick Fr
Contact Information: PO Box 311, Riverton, WY 82501
Hunting Experience: Rather extensive - Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, Argentina, Scotland, England and US (many).
Physical Condition: Fair.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Muchinga Adventures 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: 7502 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 8, 2009 to October 18, 2009
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Nyaminga


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Johnny DuPlooy
Booking Agent (if any): Adam Clements; Safari Trackers. 24165 IH 10 West; Suite 205; San Antonio; TX; 78257; Tel. 210-698-0077; Fax: 210-698-0108;Email: Adam@safaritrackers.com; Web www.safaritrackers.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Big male.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nice.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nice.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Big bull.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was in good shape.


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing lions on bait.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Austin Armacost
Contact Information: Tel. 410-274-9653 - 17634 Bruehl Rd., Upperco, MD 21155 E-mail: aarmacost@wildblue.net
Hunting Experience: Western US, Alaska, Africa, Argentina.
Physical Condition: Not bad for 71.


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 bought this hunt for the lion only, it was offered as a discount hunt. The lion that I took fed on the first evening. He is a nice big male with a decent mane. Another nice male was seen by one of the PHs in camp. October is a hot time in the Luangwa Valley, just over 100F each day. The hunt was excellent, very remote and wild. Everything as advertised.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Muchinga Adventures 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: 7373 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 21, 2009 to August 3, 2009
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Luangwa Valley


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): John DuPlooy
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Very good. Many leopard on bait. Looking for a big one and got it.


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 Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Stinks.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: In line. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: In line. 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: It could not have been better.
Highlights of Hunt: Getting a big leopard. I have hunted with John DuPlooy 7 times. All hunts were great.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The very best. They care that you are happy.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim H. Keeline
Contact Information: Tel. 712-336-5124 - PO Box 402, Spirit Lake, IA E-mail: jhkeeline@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: 32 years as a Alaska Guide and Master Guide license 76.
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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Muchinga Adventures 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: 7400 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 12, 2009 to July 21, 2009
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Nyaminga


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Terry Van Rooyen
Booking Agent (if any): Wendell Reich; Hunter's Quest International. 10828 Old Saybrook Ln; Frisco; TX; 75033; Tel. 214-692-8769; Email: wendell@huntersquest.com; Web www.huntersquest.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Wildebeest - Availability: Cookson's wildebeest. Rare and very wary.
Hyena - Availability:
Waterbuck - Availability:
Grysbok - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: The hippos, crocodiles, impala and puku were very abundant. The hippos and crocodiles have to be looked over very carefully, but there are some very good ones available if one spends the time. The impala and puku are average in horn length. We saw two herds of Cookson's wildebeest that numbered between 15 and 20 animals each. We tried tracking and several stalks, but the wind kept changing and the wildebeest kept running through the mopane scrub. We did see fleeting glimpses of two good bulls. We baited for hyena, but drew lions instead. There are lots of lions and leopards in this concession. The common waterbuck here is prevalent, but we never saw a bull over 23-24 inches. We only saw two grysbok, but I suspect the tall grass had more to do with it than availability of game. We saw a few warthogs, 4-5 50 plus inch kudu, a few duiker and loads of baboons. Not available to hunt but always nice to see were plenty of elephants.


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, Delta and South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: We flew to Johannesburg through Paris to use some airline miles. We did encounter a problem in Paris on our flight to Johannesburg. In Los Angeles we checked our luggage through to Johannesburg. We declared our ammunition in Los Angeles and the Air France representatives inspected it. It was packed in plastic boxes used for reloaded ammunition and these were placed in a locked ammunition can. We packed ammunition in two bags. The ammunition weighed less than 5 kilos in each bag. As we were getting ready to board the plane in Paris for the second leg of our journey, Air France told us we could not board because our ammunition was not packed correctly. They also pulled two other American hunters aside and told them the same thing. They held the plane for 45 minutes while we explained how it was packed. Finally, with eight different representatives on phones and radios, we received the okay to board. They assured us that all of our bags were on the plane. When we arrived in Johannesburg, one of our bags with the ammunition was missing. It was forwarded on to our final destination,Lusaka, the following day. We were never told what the problem was, but it all worked out in the end.


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: My family and I had the time of our life. My two children, ages 12 and 14, experienced more than just the hunting. They had the chance to see children in a small village in our hunting concession and learn about their lifestyle, school and culture. We took four duffel bags full of school supplies, mosquito nets, first aid supplies, school uniforms and various other sundries to donate to the village. It was an experience none of us will soon forget. My wife and I have been to Africa 4 times, and while each was special, this trip was the best in many ways. This is definitely the "real" Africa. Sleeping in a grass thatch chalet on the edge of the Luangwa River. No fence around the hunting camp, and the feeling a lion or elephant could walk right through at any moment. The hunting was mostly spot and stalk with the exception of tracking buffalo and wildebeest. I did not measure anything, but I took a very good buffalo after tracking a group of four bulls. The hippo and crocodile were above average. The puku, bushbuck and impala were old, thick horned rams, all past their prime and the type of animals I prefer to take.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is a great place for true African adventure. The quality of the plains game is generally better on game ranches in SA, ZIM and NAM, but there is no comparison to the remoteness and wilderness (wildness) you experience here. It is also one of the few places to hunt Cookson's wildebeest and puku, which you will not find further south. Cat hunters should have excellent results based on what we saw, and we were not hunting cats. The camp is well run, with a great staff. The meals, mostly based on wild game, were excellent and plentiful. Finally, the PH, Terry Van Rooyen, was excellent with my kids and varied the schedule to show them new experiences. No two days were alike.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Daniel Kenney
Contact Information: Tel. 818-352-1082 - 8225 Chapin Lane, Sunland, CA 91040 E-mail: dkenney@hfdclaw.com
Hunting Experience: Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico, Alaska (unguided) and Western US.
Physical Condition: I am in fair shape and able to hunt the Rockies and Sierras on foot/backpack. For a hunt like this, just being able to walk for 4 or 5 hours at a slow pace on flat country is all that is really needed. Some crawling is required for the way we hunted crocodile and wildebeest. Most people can do this hunt.


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
If you like to camp when you hunt, this is five star camping, complete with a staff of eighteen to take care of every detail. The accommodations are grass thatch, complete with geckos and tree frogs. The camp is right on the river so you hear hippos, elephants, lions and hyenas most nights. The service, from setting up the gravity powered hot showers to preparation of meals, is excellent. The staff makes you feel welcome. Evenings are spent at the outdoor dining room and then around the campfire, just feet from the river. At breakfast and lunch, you can watch bushbuck, puku, elephant and scores of different birds work their way along the opposite bank of the river. The talents of PH Terry Van Rooyen went beyond hunting. He had a great sense of humor and interacted very well with the kids. My son is still trying to make the mouse trap Terry showed him how to make. We will definitely be back.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Muchinga Adventures 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: 7395 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 12, 2009 to July 31, 2009
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Chanjuzi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Abie Duplooy
Booking Agent (if any): John Barth; Adventure Unlimited. 710 Buffalo Street; Suite 807; Corpus Christi; TX; 78401; Fax: 361-852-1766;Email: safaris@trip.net; Web www.ausafari.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Tsessebe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kafue lechwe.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Black lechwe.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: Did not see anything very big, only young bulls of about 46 inches tops.
Game Condition Comments: Lots of game everywhere.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Lufthansa and SAA Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Lufthansa perfect. South African Airways lost bags but rifles and ammo came in perfectly.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $44700
Trophy Fees: Amount: $34350
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1000
Commercial Airfares: Miles. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $5000
Other Costs: Amount: $5250
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: As in all of Africa, problems with poaching situation.
Highlights of Hunt: Really big lion.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Adventure Unlimited great service as a booking agent and Muchinga Adventures great outfitters, everything perfect.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Miguel Madero
Contact Information: Tel. 011-521-555438-0567 - Manuel Acuna 3362, Fracc. Monraz, Gaudalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 44690 E-mail: madero.miguel@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Africa, US, Canada, Arctic and Mexico.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6947 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 4, 2008 to September 26, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Upper Lumimba


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Johonne Duplooy
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Great mane.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 foot 6 inches.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 39 inches.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Cookson wildebeest. Gold Medal.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Black lechwe.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kafue lechwe.
Grysbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The game was abundant and in very good condition.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: British Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: The best airline for hunters in my opinion.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $30000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $33025
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $7000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $10000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $3600
Other Costs: Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Made new friends, viewed many game animals.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Excellent PH with good camp and equipment. Hunting area is superb.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ken Harrison
Contact Information: Tel. 503-362-4588 - 10355 Liberty Rd., Salem, OR 97306
Hunting Experience: Very experienced.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6894 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 28, 2008 to September 14, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Bangweulu, Chanjuzi, Tondwa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Able DuPlooy and Terry Van Rooyen
Booking Agent (if any): Adam Clements & Bundu Safaris. 24165 IH 10 West; Suite 205; San Antonio; TX; Tel. 210-698-0077; Email: adam@safaritrackers.com; Web www.safaritrackers.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 24 and 22 inches.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 42 and 36 inches.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 24 and 23 inches.
Tsessebe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17 5/8 and 16 3/8 inches.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 foot 4 inches and 11 foot 4 1/2 inches.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Humongous.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 4/8 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 10 5/8 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Condition of game is excellent, except for evidence of wide spread poaching.


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: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Good business class service - Dulles to Johannesburg to Lusaka.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Two hunters - each hunting 1X1. Amount: $60800
Trophy Fees: Amount: $24590
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $15000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips to camp staff and two PH's. Amount: $6400
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting for sitatunga.
Equipment Recommendations: Waterproof boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert and Arlene Hanson
Contact Information: Tel. 307-527-6048 - PO Box 144, Wapiti, WY 82450 E-mail: Rhanson48@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive North America and Africa.
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
We traveled to three different game management areas in order to secure the trophies that we were after. Our two Professional Hunters accompanied us to each of these three areas, thereby requiring a twin-engine Beach Baron to haul us and our equipment. As a result, our charter costs alone came to $8,200.

For many years hunters have been able to fly to Bangweulu and take both the tsessebe and black lechwe without spending a night there. In our case we got there mid-morning and had enough time to fly to Chanjuzi (North Luangwa Valley) in time for dinner. On our first Zambia safari, we flew down and back in one day, and each of us took nice Kafue Flats red lechwe.

While our attached hunt report indicates that the hunting fees amounted to $60,800 each, that figure includes the one day at Bangweulu, which was priced at $18,000 and included trophy fees for two tsessebe ($3,250 each) and two black lechwe ($5,000 each), so the hunting fee was essentially $1,500.

Evidence of poaching is rampant throughout the country.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6739 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 3, 2008 to June 9, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Chanjuzi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Terry Van Rooyen
Booking Agent (if any): John Barth; Adventure Unlimited. 710 Buffalo Street; Suite 807; Corpus Christi; TX; 78401; Fax: 361-852-1766;Email: safaris@trip.net; Web www.ausafari.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Good.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: This was an excellent outfit and an excellent hunt. An early season buffalo hunt in the long grass. Lots of buffalo and lots of fun.


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: South African Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: We flew SA from Joberg as I was there on another hunt, Delta Joburg to Atlanta Houston all good.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $13500
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: We had no problems, other than a few flat tires.
Highlights of Hunt: Buffalo at 10 yard in heavy cover. Getting in the middle of the herd, when they wind you and really take off. Taking both of my buff at under 25 yards, and of course the second subspecies of bushbuck taken, rare in this area.
Equipment Recommendations: Knee pad and gloves, a lot of crawling. Very few bugs this time of year.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I had a great time on my 5th African safari. It lacked nothing and provided experiences beyond my expectations. The PH's were very professional and great to share camp with. Boy did we laugh a lot. Thanks AB


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Michael Ambrose
Contact Information: Tel. 713-805-4937 - 52 Crestwood Circle, Sugarland, TX 77478 E-mail: mvambrose@caldive.com
Hunting Experience: South Africa (2),Zambia, Tanzania (2), New Zealand (2), Australia, Mexico( annually), Argentina (2), South Texas, Canada, Colorado
Physical Condition: Good 61 years old and a light smoker.


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 was a great time with a great outfit, who had great amount of buffalo and leopard and lion and a lot of plains game, I don't hunt cats but if I did I'd be coming here. As hunter left and another nearby camp filled there were 6 big tom leopards on bait, I hear every filled out. Saw several lion and many elephant as well. Big hippo and crocs if that's your thing. You won't be disappointed with this outfitter and his staff.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6325 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 20, 2007 to September 29, 2007
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Tondwa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Terry Van Rooyen
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28 3/4 inches.
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 1 1/4 inches.
Duiker, Bush - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 4 inches.
Duiker, Bush - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 3 1/2 inches.
Baboon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Big.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo - Availability: ZAWA quota: None for 2007.
Bushbuck - Availability: ZAWA quota: None for 2007.
Waterbuck - Availability: None seen.
Hartebeest - Availability: None seen.
Bushpig - Availability: Missed.
Game Condition Comments: Best sitatunga hunting in Africa: 20 hunters, two years, 100 percent took sitatunga home. Saw roan every day. Two herds sable, 30 plus each herd. Thousands of puku. Saw eland every other day. Saw bushpig in daylight, three times. Hundreds of warthog. A few good reedbuck. Bush duiker are medium brown, white markings.


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 Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Delta was excellent to JNB. SAA Airbus to Lusaka was cramped, service 50-50. Skip the JNB agent. Pay Delta for excess value insurance, get CAGPT sticker.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $9000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $5200
Permits/Licenses: Concession $1,500, birds $120, firearm $100, hunting $450. Amount: $2170
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $500
Charter Airfares: Ground transfer Lusaka - Tondwa (two days out, one day back). Amount: $500
Other Costs: Dip and pack $750, shipping agent $200, visa $100, airport $30, ammo $80, hotel $600, tips $1,500, d Amount: $3330
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Poachers, chased by ZAWA game scouts.
Highlights of Hunt: Sitatunga on second day. Calling duikers. Spear fishing for catfish. Lots of spur wing goose, guinea fowl, frankolin.
Equipment Recommendations: Chest waders. Bug tamer jacket and high boots for tsetseflies and mud.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? In two years, Terry Van Rooyen is 100 percent on sitatunga, blue duiker and sable and 95 percent on roan. Plus he is amiable and an excellent PH.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Glen Bishop
Contact Information: Tel. 860-654-4104 - 2473 Maple St., Waltham, VT 05491 E-mail: buckmountainvt@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Ten African Safaris, total 156 days, 95 trophies.
Physical Condition: Bad knees.


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: 6525 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 10, 2007 to August 26, 2007
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Chanjuzi, Tondwa, Bangweulu


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Johnny Du Plooy
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 24 inches.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 1/2 inches.
Roan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 24 inches.
Sitatunga - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 25 inches.
Wildebeest - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Cookson wildebeest. 75 inches SCI.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26 inches.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Black lechwe. 24 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: Livingston eland. Quota limited, not available.
Waterbuck - Availability: Crawshay waterbuck. None seen, limited quota.
Game Condition Comments: Lots of lion. My second lion hunt there. Expect 80 percent success rate. Leopard everywhere. Expect 100 percent. Sitatunga in Tondwa 100 percent, but poaching and native habitation on the rise.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 18 day lion hunt $40,500, 10 day sitatunga hunt $9,000 Amount: $49500
Trophy Fees: Lion $5,000, leopard $3,000, roan $4,000, sitatunga $4,000. Amount: $16000
Permits/Licenses: Concession fees $4,000 Chanjuzi, $1,500 Tondwa. Amount: $5500
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2500
Charter Airfares: Lusaka - Chanjuzi $2,100, Chanjuzi - Tondwa $2,750 Amount: $4850
Other Costs: Dip and Pack $1,250, Bid license, firearm permit, local shipping $900 Amount: $2250
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Natives/locals seen on all blocks. Some poaching.
Highlights of Hunt: High quality and quantity of cats and sitatunga. Nice buffalo on the valley blocks, though I did not hunt them.
Equipment Recommendations: The swamps for dsitatunga - chest waders and Bug Tamer.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Best chance anywhere for sitatunga, lion and leopard.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Hampton Pitts
Contact Information: Tel. 919-422-3606 - 423 Marlow Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609 E-mail: hpitts@centexhomes.com
Hunting Experience: Seven African safaris.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6316 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 15, 2007 to June 24, 2007
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Terry
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: Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: See comments.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hyena - Availability: Lots of them. Very smart, a real challenge to hunt over baits - great fun. Lots of stories.
Game Condition Comments: It would not be too hard to shoot a large hippo and a 12 foot croc in one day. Lots of both.


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:
Name of Airline: Airline Service:
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: High daily rate. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: $1,500 croc, $1,500 hippo, other relatively inexpensive. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Potentially high from Lusaka to camp. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Charter flight got very expensive when two other clients changed planes. I drove instead.
Highlights of Hunt: Heard lots of hippo, lion, hyena around camp every night. 20-30 crocs around bait in a couple of hours. 12 good crocs common but I don't think they have 14 foot crocs.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Felt very safe and supported from the time I landed to the time I left.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Craig Bade MD
Contact Information: Tel. 616-399-2194 - 371 Waukazoo Drive, Holland, MI 49424
Hunting Experience: 10 times to Africa, South Alaska, 7 times to Canada, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6206 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 25, 2007 to June 15, 2007
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Nyaminga


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Allistar Norton
Booking Agent (if any): Adam Clements; Safari Trackers. 24165 IH 10 West; Suite 205; San Antonio; TX; 78257; Tel. 210-698-0077; Fax: 210-698-0108;Email: Adam@safaritrackers.com; Web www.safaritrackers.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 25 3/8 skull very nice.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large male.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 - 12 1/2 feet.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 41 inch large boss.
Genet - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Civet - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hyena - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Wildebeest - Availability: Cooksons wildebeest. I missed.
Game Condition Comments: The amount of game was plentyful and the skins were taken care of very well. Adam Clements and his employees were very helpful in helping me to prepare for the 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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $45000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $16900
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $900
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $10000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $4500
Other Costs: Concession fee in three areas. Amount: $11000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Lioness charge after downing Cape buffalo.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Terry Mick
Contact Information: Tel. 320-253-2183 - 2357 Granite View Rd., Waite Park, MN 56387 E-mail: terryjmick@aol.com
Hunting Experience: This was my sixth safari.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5749 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 15, 2006 to October 15, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): John and Terry
Booking Agent (if any): Thomas A. Hunt; Hunt, Thomas A.. 206 East Street; Foxboro; MA; 02035; Tel. 508-543-0294; Fax: 508-543-4410;Email: hunttheworld@juno.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kafue lechwe. Excellent.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Black lechwe. Excellent.
Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Sitatunga - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 26 inches.
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Cookson wildebeest. Excellent.
Hartebeest - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Lichtenstein hartebeest. Fair.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Hippopotamus - 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 Airlines. Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Too much, but worth it. 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: Lion, sitatunga and buffalo.
Equipment Recommendations: Hot weather clothes for September and October. Rather hunt in July.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Everything excellent.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: George Hubbard
Contact Information: Tel. 766-322-4291 -
Hunting Experience: Extensive - Africa 6 times, Europe, all of North and South America.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5553 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 21, 2006 to August 10, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Chanjuzi GMA


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Simon Burgess
Booking Agent (if any): Thomas A. Hunt; Hunt, Thomas A.. 206 East Street; Foxboro; MA; 02035; Tel. 508-543-0294; Fax: 508-543-4410;Email: hunttheworld@juno.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 500 pounds, good mane.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 foot.
Buffalo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 36 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 52 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 24 inches.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hyena - Availability: None seen.
Zebra - Availability: Very scarce.
Game Condition Comments: Numbers of plains game improved due to intensive anti-poaching efforts by outfitter. Good lion population. Excellent leopard population.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Cramped seating always late into Joberg, missed connection. Security delays, not SAA fault on way home.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $28000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $12000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1700
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1200
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $3100
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Having to come home and go back to work.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a big old male lion. Thanks to PH Simon for passing up a couple of younger males.
Equipment Recommendations: A good light gathering scope and patience.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Larry Lee
Contact Information: Tel. 570-278-1362 - E-mail: hilltop@epix.net
Hunting Experience: 21 years in North America and my fourth African safari.
Physical Condition: 52 years, 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

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5508 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 9, 2006 to June 17, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Luangwa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): John du Plooy
Booking Agent (if any): Thomas A. Hunt; Hunt, Thomas A.. 206 East Street; Foxboro; MA; 02035; Tel. 508-543-0294; Fax: 508-543-4410;Email: hunttheworld@juno.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 7 foot.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very old, 37 inches.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Huge male.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12.5 - 13 foot.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Wildebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Cook wildebeest. Very good.
Oribi - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: You have to put ammo in your gun before you shoot.
Hyena - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Game was in great shape. Grass was very high due to late rains, hard for buffalo 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 Airlines. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Average for a 14-day hunt. 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: Area has too much game, my hunt was done in 4-5 days.
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting my first Cape buffalo at ten yards and shooting a large male leopard my first hour in the blind in broad daylight. Watching the trackers follow my wildebeest for a total of six hours on dry grass covered ground with no blood trail.
Equipment Recommendations: Don't over pack and bring lots of film.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Could not get any better. This hunt beats all expectations.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dave Polke
Contact Information: Tel. 203-264-3988 - 66 Murphy Lane, Southbury, CT 06488 E-mail: ldpolke@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive - worldwide.
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
This hunt was recomended to me by Tom Hunt of HUNT THE WORLD TRAVEL AND HUNTING. I have booked many hunts with Tom and all have been great and gone off without a hitch. Tom takes care of every detail and his personal touch is what makes the difference between a good trip and a great one.You can call him any time day or night if any problem should arise and he will sort it out. Belive me, if you try that with any of the big outfits it won't happen-I tried it before. My wife even had his home and cell# should she need it.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5163 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 22, 2005 to October 12, 2005
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Nyaminga - Chanjusi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alistar Morton
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: Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 24 inches.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 15 inches.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17 inches.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26 inches.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two - 39 and 36 inches.
Wildebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Cookson wildebeest - 28 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 26 inches.
Crocodile - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 11 feet.
Grysbok - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 2 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Good, some snares were found but overall in good condition.


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: NW, KLM and SAA Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: My hunting partner lost his guns going through Johannesburg.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $31500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $17240
Permits/Licenses: Including ammo duty of $150. Amount: $820
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $4317
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1240
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $3500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None, but very hot this time of year. 100 degrees everyday.
Highlights of Hunt: Getting lion on day 13. Hearing lions roar almost every night from camp.
Equipment Recommendations: Clothing for hot weather.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great area for both cats. Alister Norton is 100 percent on lion for the past three years.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Keith DeWitt
Contact Information: Tel. 616-218-6434 - 12215 Groswell, West Olive, MI 49460 E-mail: keithdewitt@dewittmarketinginc.com
Hunting Experience: Worldwide.
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

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5090 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 22, 2005 to October 12, 2005
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Nyaminga - Chanjusi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alister Norton
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: Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 24 inches.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 15 inches.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17 inches.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26 inches.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two - 39 and 36 inches.
Wildebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 28 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 26 inches.
Crocodile - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 11 inches.
Grysbok - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 2 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Good. Some snares were found but overall in good condition.


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: NW, KLM and SAA. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: My hunting partner lost his guns going through Johannesberg.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $31500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $17240
Permits/Licenses: Including ammo duty of $150 Amount: $820
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $4317
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1240
Other Costs: tips. Amount: $3500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None, but very hot this time of year. 100 degrees everyday.
Highlights of Hunt: Getting lion on day 13. Hearing lions roar almost every night from camp.
Equipment Recommendations: Clothing for hot weather.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great area for both cats. Alister Norton is 100 percent on lion for the past three years.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Keith DeWitt
Contact Information: Tel. 616-218-6434 - 12215 Croswell, West Olive, MI 49460 E-mail: keithdewitt@dewittmarketinginc.com
Hunting Experience: Worldwide.
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

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5100 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 7, 2005 to August 27, 2005
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Luangwa
Hunt Area: Chanjusi and Banguelu


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): John DuPlooy PH and Terry Van Rooyen apprentice PH
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 9 foot, small mane.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7 foot.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 36 inches.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26 inches.
Crocodile - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 11 foot.
Wildebeest - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 24 inches.
Hyena - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 16 14/16 SCI.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17 inch.
Grysbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 1 1/2 inches.
Grysbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 1 3/4 inches.
Duiker, Bush - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 3 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 20 inches.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 23 inches.
Zebra, Burchell's - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Bait.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Bait.
Warthog - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Bait.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Civet - Availability: Missed.
Game Condition Comments: Saw three lion, two during mid day (no mane, small mane, big mane) Leopard hit 5 out of 7 baits. Saw 60 pound plus elephant, plus five 40 pounders. Average numbers of kudu, waterbuck and bushbuck.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: 747-400 IAD - JNB comfortable, service improved since 2004 all time low, food improved to average.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 2003 price! Amount: $30000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $17000
Permits/Licenses: safari $450, firearm $100, ammo $100, birds $120, visa $25, Airport $20. Amount: $815
Commercial Airfares: Frequent flyer miles. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $3000
Other Costs: Camp tip $700, tracker tips $200 each, other tips $2100, dip and pack $1000 Amount: $4200
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Scope 20 mm objective too small (light, field of view). Need 1 1/2 - 6 X 42 for buffalo and cats.
Highlights of Hunt: Watching two lioness stalk buffalo. Seeing male lion chase two lioness off hippo bait.
Equipment Recommendations: High lace-up boots and lots of chemicals for tsetse flies.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Absolutely fantastic cat hunting. Average buffalo hunting.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Glen Bishop
Contact Information: Tel. 802-877-2766 - 2473 Maple St., Waltham, VT 05491 E-mail: buckmountainvt@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: 8 African hunting safaris.
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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4151 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 30, 2004 to May 9, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Nchila Game Reserve, North of Mwinilunga, Zambia


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alistair Norton
Booking Agent (if any): Louis Van Tonder; Van Tonder, Louis. 1187 Coast Village Road #1-441; Montecito; CA; 93108; Tel. 877-945-3929; Email: info@classicsafaris.com; Web http://www.classicsafaris.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Livingston 39 3/4.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 42.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lichten 19 inches.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Oribi - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Waterbuck, Defassa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
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: Fair
Airline Comments: The new 340 airbus has very, very cramped seats in coach class. I am only 5'9 inches, 175 pounds, and I was very uncomfortable. Anyone larger should consider business or first class. Service was good, as usual.


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Tall, tall grass. I was first hunter of the season, too early, but that was all my schedule would allow. This area is located in very northwest Zambia, just west of DR of Congo and east of Angola. It is a two day trip by vehicle. You may want to consider chartering aircraft of the ranch owner.
Highlights of Hunt: Eland is reported to be the fifth largest ever shot in Zambia. The sable have the markings of the Angolan sable. A friend of mine shot one 48 inches in 2001 at this place.
Equipment Recommendations: Usual african hunting kit.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is definitely a fair chase hunt. It appears there seems to be an issue of calling this a "ranch hunt" or a "game preserve hunt" due to connotations that it is a fenced or pen hunt. Definitely not the case. The ranch owner, Peter Fisher, has a good sense of local tribal politics and gets along well with the locals. He also has a vigilant anti-poaching program, employing the locals as game guards. As such, poaching is non-existent. The fencing around the ranch prevents lion from wandering in from Angola, as much as preventing poaching. The grass was very high, and I wouldn't go until July 1st when some of the grass has been burned off. This is an excellent hunt, with plentiful trophy size animals. This should seriously be considered as an alternative to Zimbabwe ranch hunts in view of trophy quality and political stability. The downside is that it is very far from any major airport. Fisher also has a herd of Cape buffalo captured as juveniles near Kafue National Park, four bulls, six cows, with six new calves this spring. It is the first certified disease free herd in Zambia. Bulls are not yet trophy size.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard Meyer
Contact Information: Tel. 712-362-7701 - 104 North 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334 E-mail: rmeyer@myclearwave.net
Hunting Experience: Seven trips to Africa, all of Big four.
Physical Condition: Good for 55.


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 a very wet area of Zambia (60 inches annually). The grass was very high, making spotting game and shooting difficult. Wait until later in the year to hunt after some burning has been done. It is also 5,000 feet plus in elevation, so it can be cool. Also, malaria is very prevalent, so make sure you take your malarone.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4156 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 30, 2004 to May 9, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Nchila Game Reserve, North of Mwinilunga, Zambia


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alistair Norton
Booking Agent (if any): Louis Van Tonder; Van Tonder, Louis. 1187 Coast Village Road #1-441; Montecito; CA; 93108; Tel. 877-945-3929; Email: info@classicsafaris.com; Web http://www.classicsafaris.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Livingston. 39 3/4's.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 42.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lichten. 19 inches.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Oribi - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Common.
Waterbuck, Defassa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
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: Fair
Airline Comments: The new 340 airbus has very, very cramped seats in coach class. I am only five foot nine inches, 175 pounds and I was very uncomfortable. Anyone larger should consider business or first class. Service was good, as usual.


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Tall, tall grass. I was first hunter of the season, too early, but that was all my schedule would allow. This area is located in very northwest Zambia, just west of DR of Congo and east of Angola. It is a two day trip by vehicle. You may want to consider chartering aircraft of the ranch owner.
Highlights of Hunt: Eland is reported to be the fifth largest ever shot in Zambia. The sable have the markings of the Angolan sable. A friend of mine shot one 48 inches in 2001 at this place.
Equipment Recommendations: Usual african hunting kit.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is definitely a fair chase hunt. It appears there seems to be an issue of calling this a "ranch hunt" or a "game perserve hunt" due to connotations that it is a fenced or pen hunt. Definitely not the case. The ranch owner, Peter Fisher, has a good sense of local tribal politics and gets along well with the locals. He also has a vigilant anti-poaching program, employing the locals as game guards. As such, poaching is non-existent. The fencing around the ranch prevents lions from wandering in from Angola, as much as preventing poaching. The grass was very high, and I wouldn't go until after July 1 when some of the grass has been burned off. This is an excellent hunt, with plentiful trophy size animals. This should seriously be considered as an alternative to Zimbabwe ranch hunts in view of trophy quality and political stability. The downside is that it is very far from any major airport. Fisher also has a herd of Cape buffalo captured as juveniles near Kafue National Park. Four bulls, six cows, with six new calves this spring. It is the first certified disease free herd in Zambia. Bulls are not yet trophy size.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard Meyer
Contact Information: Tel. 712-362-7701 - 104 North 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334 E-mail: rmeyer@myclearwave.net
Hunting Experience: Seven trips to Africa, all of Big four.
Physical Condition: Good for 55.


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 a very wet area of Zambia (60 inches annually). The grass was very high, making spotting game and shooting difficult. Wait until later in the year to hunt after some burning has been done. It is also 5,000 feet + in elevation, so it can be cool. Also, malaria is very prevalent, so make sure you take your malarone.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3820 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 24, 2003 to November 9, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Luangwa Valley
Hunt Area: Mwanya


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): John Du Plooy
Booking Agent (if any): Thomas A. Hunt; Hunt, Thomas A.. 206 East Street; Foxboro; MA; 02035; Tel. 508-543-0294; Fax: 508-543-4410;Email: hunttheworld@juno.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inch teeth.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 45 inch horns.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kafue lechwe. 32 inch horns.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 inch horns.
Wildebeest - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Cooksons wildebeest. 28 inch horns.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 inch horns.
Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Male lion. 9 inches plus.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I never saw so much game in one concession as on this trip. It was my sixth trip to Africa and it could not have been better.


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: Delta and South African Air. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $30000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing so much quality game in one concession.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The hunt was very professionally run, plenty, plenty of really high quality game. The PH was what a PH should be like.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Henning Behrens
Contact Information: Tel. 530-266-3337 - PO Box 70, Trinity Center, CA 96091 E-mail: wyntoon@tds.net
Hunting Experience: Hunted successfully in Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Mongolia, Argentina, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Physical Condition: Pretty good for a 60 year old.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
The hunt was booked on a very short notice and Tom Hunt and John Du Plooy did an excellent job organizing this trip/hunt for me. I will go back hunting with John again in 2005. I can't think of anything which was not to my satisfaction.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3788 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 9, 2003 to October 24, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Luangwa Valley
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): John Du Plooy and Alister Norton.
Booking Agent (if any): John Barth; Adventure Unlimited. 710 Buffalo Street; Suite 807; Corpus Christi; TX; 78401; Fax: 361-852-1766;Email: safaris@trip.net; Web www.ausafari.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 600 pounds salt and pepper.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40" and 15" boss.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kafue, 33" possibly in top of SCI.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17".
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15".
Hyena - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: Bad shooting.
Game Condition Comments: Most abundant wildlife I have seen in Africa. 1500+buffalo, 5000+kafue lechwe, shooter male lion on every bait, could have taken a lion on any day, game condition was awsome!!!


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: Good
Airline Comments: Flights good, treatment in Joburg ruff.


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Total hunt was great. All animals were old and mature. Huge lion was the best followed by big buff and kafue lechwe. See attached.
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Best run business I have seen in Africa. They take care of the client and have great area with great trophy quality. Huge buffalo in area, planning another seven to ten day buffalo hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jason Murphy
Contact Information: Tel. 803-419-5313 - 108 Ashton Hill Dr. Cola, SC 29229 E-mail: jasonwmurph@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Five international hunts and 20 years big game 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
This was my fifth international hunt with John Barth of Adventure Unlimited. My father and brother have used John on three more international hunts. My previous experiences with other booking agents were unpleasant. John makes sure the trip from top to bottom is great. He called my outfitter, Muchinga Adventures to make sure I had arrived ok. What is so special about this? It was 3:00 am in the states. That is special. I have hunted Africa and South America with John and every outfitter he represents is exceptional.

This hunt came together in 10 days. I called John and told him that I would like a lion hunt. I was worried because it was so late but he looked any way and what he found was unbelievable. John and Laura Du Plooy of Muchinga Adventures in Lusaka Zambia. They had already completed five classical safaris in one area plus numerous sitatunga and plains game hunts in another area. They however had another concession in the Luangwa valley that had just been cleared by the courts two weeks earlier. In 10-day time my hunt was booked, flights made, a complete (luxurious) camp assembled, supplied and staffed. I was amazed at the proficiency of the Du Plooys. For a camp that hadn't been hunted in three years to be that good that quick speaks volumes about their business. Alister Norton tops the list of PH's I have had in Africa. He's knowledge of the area, animals and language is fantastic. Animals were everywhere. Buffalo (Big Buffalo) were seen daily (1500x), Zebra, Impala, Puku, warthogs, etc. by the hundreds. Every bait we put out had mature shootable males on them in 1-2 days. Lions were seen in daylight hours numerous times. This was all done in ¼ or less of the hunting area. All of my major animals were taken in the first six days. There was no sign of poaching this area. I, as a businessman, am amazed at how the Du Plooys manage and their business. They have shown me the real Africa. John Barth of Adventure Unlimited and John and Laura Du Plooy are the best that I have delt with. Thank you for all of your help. I will recommend these two to any one, anytime.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3616 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 15, 2003 to October 3, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Lusaka
Hunt Area: Multiple game farms plus Kafue GMA


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): John DuPlooy
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Livingston eland. 34 1/2 inches.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kafue lechwe. 29 3/4 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Crawshay waterbuck. 22 inches.
Oribi - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 4 3/4 inches.
Bushpig - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 5 1/2 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 1/8 inches.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lichtenstein hartebeest. 20 inches.
Tsessebe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 1/4 inches.
Puku - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 17 1/4 inches.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 1/2 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Absolutely no evidence of poaching. Animals are fat and healthy. Six out of 10 animals are expected to make Rowland Ward. All 10 make SCI record book.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $450 a day for 12 days. Amount: $5400
Trophy Fees: Amount: $8000
Permits/Licenses: $100 per firearm, $1 per round of ammo (50). Amount: $150
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1900
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Dip and pack $650, Extra $400 for day at Kafue GMA. Tips $1,200 Amount: $2250
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Collected bushpig at waterhole at last light, after five days hard hunting on this safari, plus time on two prior safaris.
Equipment Recommendations: Illuminated reticle scope with big objective for bushpig.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Friendly people, good food and lodging, fantastic trophies, great hunting. Johnnie and Laura DuPlooy know which landowners have big, abundant trophies.


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: Six African safaris and six Alaskan hunts.
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

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3615 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 24, 2003 to September 3, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zambia - North West Province
Hunt Area: Nchila Wildlife Reserve


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alister Norton
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 42 inches.
Reedbuck - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 14 inches.
Puku - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 17 inches.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lichtenstein hartebeest. 19 inches.
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 5 1/2 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All in great shape and a lot of different species that I was not hunting.


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: Didn't lose anything in Joberg and they have before.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Package. Amount: $7250
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Trophy prep and animals not on package. Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Not any really.
Highlights of Hunt: Went to the scarce of the Zambezi River, drove through the entire Copperbelt. Saw a lot of country.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? If he is looking for sable (good sable that is) and wants to see some different country.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: William M. Mishoe, Jr.
Contact Information: Tel. 512-926-2136 - PO Box 15045, Austin, TX 78761
Hunting Experience: South Africa three times, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Canada many times.
Physical Condition: 62 years old with a few ailments, but I can walk and do a lot.


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: 3489 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 23, 2003 to August 6, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Bangweulu Swamps, Kafue Flats, Game Farm.


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alister Norton
Booking Agent (if any): Thomas A. Hunt; Hunt, Thomas A.. 206 East Street; Foxboro; MA; 02035; Tel. 508-543-0294; Fax: 508-543-4410;Email: hunttheworld@juno.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: - Trophy Size: Good trophies.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Black lechwe. Good trophies.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kafue lechwe. Good trophies.
Puku - Availability: - Trophy Size: Good trophies.
Waterbuck, Defassa - Availability: - Trophy Size: Good trophies.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: - Trophy Size: Good trophies.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Good.


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


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Taking all game with a handgun.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great outfitter and PH.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Hampton
Contact Information:
Hunting Experience: 6 continents.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3426 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 29, 2003 to July 5, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Kitwe and Kafue Flats


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alistar Norton
Booking Agent (if any): Thomas A. Hunt; Hunt, Thomas A.. 206 East Street; Foxboro; MA; 02035; Tel. 508-543-0294; Fax: 508-543-4410;Email: hunttheworld@juno.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Many trophy bulls, 44 inches.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kafue lechwe, 33 inches.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 inches.
Reedbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 13 inches.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 4.5 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Puku - Availability: Did not see a trophy.
Game Condition Comments: The Kafue flats are amazing. Lechwe are everywhere. We looked at over 2,000 males until we selected my trophy. The Kitwe area had not been hunted in three years, and there was an overabundance of plains game.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airways. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Checked my rifle in LAX, picked them up in Lusaka. No problems at all.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $9300
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $150
Commercial Airfares: Used miles. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $650 packing, $1,000 tips. Amount: $1650
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: 44 inch sable and the amazing Kafue Flats. Mr. Mike Fisher, the owner of the farm, needed a few animals culled. The eland, kudu, impala, and bushbuck hunt was an added bonus. Thanks again, Mike!
Equipment Recommendations: Deet. Lots of nasties.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jack Sissoyev
Contact Information: Tel. 626-255-6497 - 16221 High Vista Lane, Chino Hills, CA 91709 E-mail: jack@royalcustomdesigns.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: I can walk down hill all day long.


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
Laura DuPloy is a real professional. From the pick up at the airport, to the final clearance in Lusaka, all went extremely smoothly. The highlights of this hunt are too numerous to list, but special mention goes to the Norton family who took me in and made me feel part of the family. Alister, who is wise past his years and tells outrageous (and mostly true) campfire stories. Alister never losing sight of the monster lechwe, tracking him for three hours. Then, watching six trophy lechwe greyhounding through three feet of water, while the largest one didn't keep up. And of course, the 44 inch sable.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3472 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 15, 2003 to July 7, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Upper Luangwa Valley
Hunt Area: Chanjuzi area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.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: Tony Williams
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?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Following our recent telephone conversation, I have attempted to jot down a few of the main highlights of my recent safari to Zambia.

I have hunted Zambia five times before and count this hunt on par with the best of them. We hunted the Chanjuzi area of the Upper Luangwa Valley with Mooching Adventures, owned and operated by John du plooy. There were four hunters on 7-day Cape buffalo safaris and myself on a 21-day lion and leopard hunt. We planned this hunt together for a long time and we are all old friends.

The buffalo hunters each had a designated 7-day hunt period and then they became observers for the other hunters. You can imagine what kind of harassment this was for the person who was hunting. Tongue in cheek criticisms and unhelpful advice was the rule rather than the exception. However, a great time was had by all and most of the harassment was soon repaid in kind. This hunt was as much fun as any hunt I have ever been on. We took five very nice buffalo with deep curls and good bosses, horn width ranged from 37 inches to 40 inches. No one needed more than four days to collect their buffalo as we were seeing large herds and smaller groups every day, and often several times a day. Herds of up to 600 head were encountered with smaller groups of 40 to 150 being a common occurrence. Hunters familiar with these latitudes realize that long grass is a fact of life in June; however, much of it is gone by mid July. In our case it was only a small nuisance.

We had three big leopards feeding by the third day and two lion baits had been hit by the seventh day. There were good tracks and mane hair on both lion baits. I took a good tom leopard on the third day at 5:05 pm and we were able to watch and also video two other tom leopards feeding on baits while we were hunting lions. The lion was taken at 9:00 am after we watched it catch a warthog and then sit arrogantly under a tree looking at us. By the way, we took the warthog, too, as it was a very good one and the lion had no further use for it. We did feel a little odd paying for the trophy fee for something we hadn't canned, but the poor beast was still alive when we arrived and would not have survived due to some nasty bites and claw marks and a nearly complete vasectomy performed by the lion.

We saw several hundred impala everyday as well as puku, warthog, bushbuck, and zebra. I personally saw four or five kudu bulls over 50" and several shootable Cookson's wildebeest and waterbuck. Duiker and grysbok were seen daily and there were many hippo and crocodile in the Luangwa River that flowed by camp. We also saw signs of roan and hartebeest in the hills. Elephants were seen almost everyday.

We took a large, old hyena as well as Cookson's wildebeest and a hippo with 24-inch tusks. The other hunters took several species of antelope and we all enjoyed the well-appointed camp that even boasts hot and cold running water in each chalet along with ensuite flush toilets, showers and electric lights. We had freezers with plenty of ice and elegant meals prepared by a professional chef, who was allegedly poached several years ago from a five-star hotel in Lusaka. The professional hunters, John DuPlooy and Alistair Norton, both born and raised in Zambia were proficient, very knowledgeable and genuinely likable. We tested their patience and their sense of humor in many ways and never found them lacking. The five of us agree that this was a wonderful hunt and highly recommended to any individual, couple or group. The airstrip is close by and there is a satellite phone with e-mail available in camp for client use.

Poaching seems to be under control. The trophy fee and meat sharing program, whereby 50% of everything taken is given to the local people via tribal chiefs, has apparently helped encourage locals to cooperate with hunters and discourage poaching. An SCI Chapter from Pennsylvania has donated a planeload of soccer equipment and other sports equipment to the local children in exchange for a donated hunt by Muchinga Adventures. John DuPlooy has donated school supplies to the local school and medical supplies to the clinic. John also plans to sponsor a maternity wing addition to the local clinic. Our group also donated to the local clothing fund and left Africa with the same old statement "we'll be back."

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Muchinga Adventures 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: 3126 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 24, 2002 to November 8, 2002
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Pete Fisher Nehila Wildlife Reserve (Game Farm)


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): John DuPlooy
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Common reedbuck. 39 1/8. Green.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 3/8. Green.
Lechwe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Kafu lechwe. 76 5/8. Green.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 44 4/8. Green.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 115 5/8. Green.
Duiker, Common - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 6/8. Green.
Sitatunga - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 81 3/8. Green.
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 5 1/8. Green.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Outstanding. Pete Fisher has one of the best game farms in all of Africa. Game population is outstanding. High abundance of all game bait.


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: KLM and NW. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Service was good.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $400 per day. Amount: $10400
Trophy Fees: As listed in hunt info, very reasonable. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: All taken care of by outfitter. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Roundtrip. Amount: $1400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: There were no problems at all. The hunt and all went without a hitch.
Highlights of Hunt: I took a sable 47 3/4 and a sitatunga that is #1 in Zambia and #5 SCI all time.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Outstanding camps, the food and equipment was all 5 star. One of the best hunts I have had in Africa.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim H. Keeline
Contact Information: Tel. 712-336-5124 - PO Box 402, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Hunting Experience: Licensed master guide in Alaska #76. Have hunted in Africa 14 times, and have guided the past 30 years.
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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Muchinga Adventures 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: 2888 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 1, 2002 to May 13, 2002
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Longest horn was 29 7/8
Tsessebe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Livingston.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Crawshay Defasa
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kafue.
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: South African Airways Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: See 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: Shawn Merriman
Contact Information: E-mail: shawnmerriman@starband.net
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I returned two weeks ago from a hunting trip to Zambia. I hunted with Johnny Duploy and had a great experience. Things are happening in Zambia, the economy appears to be humming right along as I saw houses being built, roads being re-done, business expanding

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Muchinga Adventures 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: 2537 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 16, 2001 to October 28, 2001
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Selous


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Du Plooy; Muchinga Adventures. PO Box 390003; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-97-774815; Fax: 011-260-1-27298; Email: johndp@zamnet.zm; Web www.muchingaadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): John Duploy
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Sable - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: None seen.
Game Condition Comments: 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: Northwest, KLM Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Lost luggage for two days.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $22000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $10000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $800
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


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


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert Lee
Contact Information: Tel. 412-835-8600 - 3132 Industrial Blvd., Bethel Park, PA 15102
Hunting Experience: Average.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



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