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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Hunt Zambia 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: 8050 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 20, 2010 to August 5, 2010
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Kasempa Lunga Luswishi GMA


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Richard Bell-Cross; Pro Hunt Zambia. PO Box 30721; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-123-9420; Email: gbcross@zamnet.com; Web www.prohuntzambia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Richard Bell-Cross
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7 feet 8 inches
Sitatunga - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inches
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38 inches
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 58 inches
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 inches
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Large male
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 inches
Oribi - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 5 inches
Game Sought But Not Taken: Duiker, Blue - Availability: Missed.
Game Condition Comments: Game was extremely abundant and in excellent condition.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: British Airways Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: I would not hesitate to use BA again for travel to Africa.


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: Stalking and shooting a sitatunga at sunset next to the Kafue River; seeing new, beautiful things each day; hunting blue duikers in thickets.
Equipment Recommendations: Bring top quality binoculars and a camera with a zoom lens. Be sure to have a fleece or other warm jacket if hunting in June or July.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Top notch hunting in a vast (2.5 million acres), beautiful GMA, with an excellent PH and great camp staff.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: David Morris
Contact Information: Austin, TX
Hunting Experience: Extensive North American hunting plus two jungle hunts in Paraguay and an ibex hunt in Kyrgyzstan. This was my first African safari.
Physical Condition: Average for 34 years old


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
This was my first African safari, and I'm thankful that I chose Prohunt Zambia. PH/Owner, Richard Bell-Cross, and his parents, Barry and Guida, run a first rate safari operation on a huge concession in wild, unfenced Africa. The volume of wildlife is incredible. Trophy lions and large leopards are common, and hundreds of plains game animals are seen each day. Richard Bell-Cross works hard to make the safari successful and enjoyable for everyone. The camp staff are cheerful, helpful, and good at what they do. Each lunch and dinner is a special treat. For nonhunters or hunters who need a break from hunting, the river in front of camp offers great fishing and bird watching. My older parents and my girlfriend accompanied me on this hunt, and everyone had a wonderful time.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Hunt Zambia 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: 6758 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 10, 2008 to June 23, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Kafue Region


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Richard Bell-Cross; Pro Hunt Zambia. PO Box 30721; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-123-9420; Email: gbcross@zamnet.com; Web www.prohuntzambia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Richard Bell - Cross
Booking Agent (if any): Keith Atcheson; Jack Atcheson & Sons, Inc.. 3210 Ottawa St; Butte; MT; 59701; Tel. 406-782-2382; Fax: 406-723-3318;Email: office@atcheson.com; Web www.atcheson.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kafue lechwe. 32 inches.
Sable - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 41 1/2 inches.
Hartebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Lichtensteins hartebeest. 18 1/2 inches.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 1/2 inches.
Oribi - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 5 inches.
Reedbuck - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 12 3/4 inches.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17 7/8 inches.
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 2 1/8 inches.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very large bull.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Puku, impala, warthogs numerous in all areas. Kafue lechwe seen in large numbers on the Kafue Flats.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $21000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $13550
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3250
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Visa to enter Zambia. Amount: $135
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Caught cold from apprentice PH. First week of hunt.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking many record book animals and bonus hippo shot on land.
Equipment Recommendations: Can not think of any.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Lots of game, easy hunting, only a few tsetse flies in forest regions.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James Bloomer
Contact Information: Tel. 406-652-2562 - 4341 Pine Cove Road, Billings, MT 59106
Hunting Experience: South African safari, three hunts to Alaska, plus Canada and many species in Montana.
Physical Condition: Excellent, I walk 10 miles a day as a letter carrier in Post Office.


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 Pro Hunt Zambia 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: 6733 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 15, 2008 to June 5, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Kasempa Lunga Luswishi GMA


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Richard Bell-Cross; Pro Hunt Zambia. PO Box 30721; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-123-9420; Email: gbcross@zamnet.com; Web www.prohuntzambia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Richard Bell Cross
Booking Agent (if any): Global Hunting Resources Inc. PO Box 620459; Littleton; CO; 80162; Tel. 303-932-0550 ; Email: globalhunts@aol.com; Web www.globalhuntingresources.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The purpose of the trip was to hunt the African lion. The lion we harvested was quality beyond my highest expectations. While in the bush I observed many oribi, baboon, warthogs, kudu (some very fine bulls), leopard tracks near our lion baits, some excellent roan and sable and a few elephant. All game appeared to be in great condition. We also spotted several stripe-sided jackal.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: British Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: This airline is quite good overall. The trip from Lusaka to London had a lot to be desired as the cabin crew seemed disinterested and on occasion rude. Otherwise the travel was quite good.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $39900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $11100
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $6800
Commercial Airfares: DFW/London. Air Miles London-Lusaka Amount: $4000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $1930
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems with any aspect of the hunt. Richard and his people are as good as any I have ever hunted with. The only "problem" was the failure of the lion to show up on bait before the last morning of the hunt.
Highlights of Hunt: The tracking of a wounded lion must be the most thrilling, exciting, frightening thing I've ever participated in. We took a mature, dark maned beautiful lion.
Equipment Recommendations: I took a .338 Winchester Magnum with was perfect for the plains game mentioned above. I used a .416 Remington Magnum for the hippo and lion. Wouldn't recommend anything smaller for dangerous game.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? There is simply so much game to be had in this concession. Had I already not have harvested many of the species available I would have had a great time with that available to me. It would be a great place for a first time safari.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Steven Camp
Contact Information: Tel. 903-473-9595 - PO Box 267, Emory, TX 75440 E-mail: stevecamp@verizon.net
Hunting Experience: I have been hunting North America for many years. Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and Alaska to name a few. This is my fourth trip to Africa.
Physical Condition: Overweight. Probably about average for a 66 year old male.


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
Simply put.....this was a great hunting experience. If I get the chance to do it again I'll try to get Richard to be my PH. The food was prepared and presented very nicely, of good quality and volume. This was a great experience and worth every dime it cost.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Hunt Zambia 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: 4802 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 15, 2005 to May 27, 2005
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Lunga Luswiski GMA #7


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Richard Bell-Cross; Pro Hunt Zambia. PO Box 30721; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-123-9420; Email: gbcross@zamnet.com; Web www.prohuntzambia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Richard Bellcross
Booking Agent (if any): Keith Atcheson; Jack Atcheson & Sons, Inc.. 3210 Ottawa St; Butte; MT; 59701; Tel. 406-782-2382; Fax: 406-723-3318;Email: office@atcheson.com; Web www.atcheson.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 27 3/8.
Reedbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Common. 14 3/8.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 11 1/2.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Duiker - Availability: Yellow back. Never saw one.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent condition.


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 Air Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Rude staff, cramped hot cabin, below average food and attempted shakedown in JoBurg regarding luggage weight.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $13,000 (1 hunter, 1 observer) $1,250 area fee Amount: $14250
Trophy Fees: Amount: $3950
Permits/Licenses: $200 gun and ammo, $100 bird license Amount: $300
Commercial Airfares: SAA (for 2) Amount: $3800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $600 transfer fee, $550 dippack. Amount: $1150
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Wonderful sitatunga! Taken after 9 days of hunting.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rod Wooley
Contact Information: Tel. 940-427-4061 - 230 PR 2412, Alvord, TX 76225 E-mail: rwooley@compawise.net
Hunting Experience: Lifelong.
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 Pro Hunt Zambia 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: 4267 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 1, 2004 to August 7, 2001
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Lunga Luswishi GMA


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Richard Bell-Cross; Pro Hunt Zambia. PO Box 30721; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-123-9420; Email: gbcross@zamnet.com; Web www.prohuntzambia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Richard Bellcross
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 29 1/2 inches.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 25 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: None in area at the time I was there. Move in later in the year from Kafue National Park.
Game Condition Comments: I took video of two sable bulls; one was 47 inches, the other was 44 inches. Saw lots of sable, puku, bushbuck, impala, Lichtensteins hartebeest, kudu, waterbuck, warthog. Unbelievable number of big crocodile.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $850 a day Amount: $5100
Trophy Fees: Situtunga - $2,500. Amount: $2500
Permits/Licenses: Concession fee - $1,050. Amount: $1050
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: 29 1/2 Situtunga.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Mills
Contact Information: Tel. 540-351-0230 - 6049 Finchingfield Road, Warrenton, VA 20187
Hunting Experience: Africa, eight different times.
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
I hunted with Richard Bellcross last year and took sable, roan, hippo, hartebeest, oribi, and zebra. Before I left I booked a hunt for situtunga in the Bangweulu Swamp. Richard called in April and asked if I would like to be the first to hunt situtunga in Lunga Luswishi the same area I hunted plains game last year. We would be able to hunt situtunga in the morning and evening and plains game thoughout the day. He knew there was situtunga in certain parts of his concession from tracks and from the scouts who found several sets of horns from lion kills. So he built several machens around one swamp that was approximately 30 acres in size.

First morning in the stand I saw six different bulls and seven females. I shot the biggest bull and he was 29 ½ inches. It was exactly like hunting whitetails back here. His areas are loaded with situtungas that have never been hunted.

He has several different swamps in his concession that he has never hunted. This was going to be a trial hunt because he wasn

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Hunt Zambia 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: 4200 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 30, 2004 to June 19, 2004
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Lunga Luswishi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Richard Bell-Cross; Pro Hunt Zambia. PO Box 30721; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-123-9420; Email: gbcross@zamnet.com; Web www.prohuntzambia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Richard Bell-Cross
Booking Agent (if any): Adventures Wild. 4901 S. Wadsworth Blvd #1; Littleton; CO; 80123; Tel. 303-972-9545; Email: aaron@advwild.com; Web www.advwild.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Leopard - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Sable - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Roan - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Lechwe - Availability: - Trophy Size: Black. See comments.
Lechwe - Availability: - Trophy Size: Kafue. See comments.
Sitatunga - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Buffalo - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Kudu - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: See Comments.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Guide/PH Ability:
Condition of Camp: Condition of Equipment:
Quality of Food: Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: Trans-Atlantic Airline Service:
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: See comments.
Highlights of Hunt: See comments.
Equipment Recommendations: See comments.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Camp Newton
Contact Information: Tel. 870-491-5547 - 301 Misty Lane, Mountain Home, AR 72653 E-mail: jcnewton@mtnhome.com
Hunting Experience: See comments.
Physical Condition: See comments.


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
Game This was a 21-day (but were only able to hunt 19 days due to our medical practices) full bag safari to concentrate on lion and leopard. It included a host of plains game including sable, roan, black and kafue lechwe, sitatunga, and puke to name a few. I bow hunted for both lion and leopard. My companion on the trip was rifle hunting plains game. Due to the nature of bow hunting in general and the fact I was hunting for cats, this didn't conflict at all. Richard's concession is so vast (13,000 square kilometers) that you can't hunt it from one camp. From our camp situated in beautiful spot on the Kafue River we were able to take all but a couple of animals without needing to move. We saw and could have harvested (my companion only wanted representative animals and not necessarily RW trophies) Rowland - Ward representatives of every species that were available for our camp!! The animals were abundant even though there were four fishing (aka poaching) active in our area. Incidentally then were evicted by the government prior to out departure. The buffalo and kudu (species we hoped to hunt) were not present out of the camp we hunted but were just north of us at another camp that we didn't make it to. I took a magnificent full dark-mane lion with my bow on the 15th day of our 19-day hunt. He green scored 24 ½ inches. I also took a chobe bushbuck (a species that I really wanted) after countless stalks on 14-inch class animals. I passed multiple opportunities to engage stalks on other animals due to my wanting to concentrate only on cats and spiral horned antelope. My companion, however, took a host of animals with a rifle (including a 40 inch class sable), most of which were RW qualifiers. We had a total of four adult male lions on bait and one leopard that was small so we didn't sit for him. The facilities were very comfortable. I was given private quarters with hot/cold running water/showers and a flush toilet. There is electricity from solar powered generators. An attentive staff of approximately 22 served our camp. The camp chef was formally trained and it showed with each meal. There is daily maid and laundry service to keep you neat and tidy. Richard took us fishing daily after lunch and the quality of fishing rivals the hunting. The airline service got us there without hassle or incident. We experience no delays or any of the other problems that have been reported in some of the South Africa airports like Jberg. The Trans-Atlantic flight to Africa is always very long so plan for that. Richard is a consummate professional and gentleman. Working tirelessly from the minute he arose each day until the time he went to bed Richard was resolute in his focus on the hunt, ensuring the hunter gets his animal. Game was abundant and sighted each day and the trophy quality was obviously outstanding. Richard is currently hunting only about 1/8 of his total concession, but he is opening new areas each session. I can only imagine what it is like in the newly opened areas although I will let you know in a truly classic safari in the remote wild Africa this is it. This narrative doesn't do this hunt service so I invite you to call and talk to me. The 21-day lion and leopard classic safari is $1,500/day with packing and dipping an additional $800. there will be additional trophy fees incurred, as is customary, which proved to be very reasonable. Concession fees vary with the type of hunt planned. You can arrange commercial flights to Lusaka, Zambia and either charter a flight to the hunting area or go by car as we did. Richard picked us up in Lusaka and got us through customs with record speed and no difficulties. He proved to be an excellent tour guide during the four-hour drive to his hunting camp. This allowed us to see the local sights and was well worth the effort. This hunt met and exceeded our expectations in every way. I cannot recall my problems encountered during this hunt other than the endemic poaching problems that plagues most of the hunting areas and parks in all of Africa. Even though Richard provides an anti-poaching patrol for his area at his own expense, poaching can't be effectively controlled without the involvement and enforcement of the government. I am also at a loss for a specific highlight for this trip as each day held a new one. Like hearing a male lion roar at ten yards after passing within feet of our blind or being a few feet from a fully spread our hissing cobra that spit at us while attempting to photograph it or watching an eagle attempting and finally succeed at taking a fish that is fighting at the end of a fishing line or taking in wild Africa as it came to life every morning before the rest of the camp awoke while sitting riverside by a campfire writing in my journal or the thrill of taking a Rowland - Ward caliber full mane lion with a bow! Needless to say I would highly recommend this hunt to anyone. Experience: I have hunted throughout North America and I am currently working on completing a North America slam of all species of animals, in addition to trying to complete a big five and the spiral horn antelope with a bow. I am in good physical condition and would recommend this hunt to anyone regardless of his or her physical condition.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Hunt Zambia 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: 3487 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 11, 2003 to July 31, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Lunga Luswishi - Kafue flats


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Richard Bell-Cross; Pro Hunt Zambia. PO Box 30721; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-123-9420; Email: gbcross@zamnet.com; Web www.prohuntzambia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Richard Bellcross
Booking Agent (if any): Adventures Wild. 4901 S. Wadsworth Blvd #1; Littleton; CO; 80123; Tel. 303-972-9545; Email: aaron@advwild.com; Web www.advwild.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 43 inches.
Roan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26 inches.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Bull.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Male.
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 6 1/8 inches.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 20 1/2 inches.
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kafue lechwe. 44 inches.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lichtenstein hartebeest, 21 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: Had four different black-maned lions hit our leopard baits and five different female leopards that came to our baits.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent. Saw herds of 100-200 impala, hundreds of puku, zebra, oribi everyday. Poaching wasn't a problem in this area.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $21000
Trophy Fees: Roan $3,500, sable $3,000, hartebeest $1,800, hippo $1,500, puku $600, oribi $450, lechwe $1,000, zebra $800. Amount: $12650
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 the large numbers of different game.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Mills
Contact Information: Tel. 540-351-0230 - 6049 Finchingfield Rd., Warrenton, VA 20187
Hunting Experience: Africa seven times.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
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If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Hunt Zambia 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: 3492 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 1, 2003 to July 11, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Kafue Region
Hunt Area: Lunga Luswishi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Richard Bell-Cross; Pro Hunt Zambia. PO Box 30721; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-123-9420; Email: gbcross@zamnet.com; Web www.prohuntzambia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Richard Bell-Cross
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Leopard - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Roan - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: See comments.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 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: Aaron Neilson
Contact Information: E-mail: omni@idcomm.com
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I have just returned from a 7 week stint in Zambia with Richard Bell-Cross of Pro Hunt Zambia Ltd. Myself and several clients did 3 Classic Safaris and a couple of minis as well, these to include 3 Lion hunts and 2 Leopard hunts, along with all other plains game available. To say the very least it was absolutely amazing. First and foremost, the Big cat hunting was absolutely incredible. I have personally taken 4 Lions and 3 Leopards to date, and have never seen a place with so many cats. The area was the Lunga Luswishi in the Kafue region, bordering the Kafue National Park. It encompasses nearly 13,000 square kilometers, of virtually untouched game habitat. The first 2 Lions taken were huge black-maned cats, and each hunter sat only 1 evening to take the Lion. The 3rd Lion shot was a big ginger maned Lion, and the 2 Leopards were very good as well, one of them an honest 180lb cat. So far the hunts were 100% successful on big cats, but the number of cats in the area was the real surprise. It was not unusual to have 3-4 different baits being hit at the same time, all by different cats, it was amazing.

As for the other game, absolutely incredible as well. Richard has done extensive anti-poaching in the area for the past couple of years, even during the closure and you can see it definitely paid off. We saw literally hundreds of animals each day, Impala, Puku, Warthog, Hartebeest, Zebra, Hippo, Buffalo, Eland, etc. Along with some incredible Sable, numerous bulls over 40" and good numbers of Roan as well. We took several good Roan during the course of the hunts. Many concerns were also in regards to getting guns in and out of the country, shipping of trophies, etc. Everything was smooth as glass, Mr. Bell-Cross and his staff were very well prepared, and nothing came unexpected to them or us.

I realize many potential hunters have be skeptical about the recent events in Zambia, and it's recent opening, but with the right operator, in the right areas, the hunting is second to none. I would be happy to provide pictures in regards to the hunts, I have compiled quite a few over the past 7 weeks in Zambia. As I would also be happy to write an article for the Hunting Report detailing the extended time I spent in Zambia on Safari.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Hunt Zambia 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: 3425 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 1, 2003 to June 21, 2003
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Lunga Luswishi GMA


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Richard Bell-Cross; Pro Hunt Zambia. PO Box 30721; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-123-9420; Email: gbcross@zamnet.com; Web www.prohuntzambia.com
Personal Guide (if any): Richard Bellcrose
Booking Agent (if any): Adventures Wild. 4901 S. Wadsworth Blvd #1; Littleton; CO; 80123; Tel. 303-972-9545; Email: aaron@advwild.com; Web www.advwild.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: MGM.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 24 1/2 inches.
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7 1/4 inches.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 18 1/2 inches.
Roan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Long grass not burnt because of late rains, too much cover.
Game Condition Comments: Best game county I have ever been in, most lion sign I have ever seen. Lions fed on three of four hippo baits in three days.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: One lion hunt available for 2003 at $900 a day. 2004 normal price of $1,400 per day. Amount: $19800
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.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Richard works from daylight until after dusk in your best interest.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Horvat
Contact Information: Tel. 719-593-0277 - 4835 Brown Valley, Colorado Spring, CO E-mail: mdakh@adelphia.net
Hunting Experience: 45 years and five safaris.
Physical Condition: Excellent, but not a factor.


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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