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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Safaris Africa 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: 8847 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 19, 2012 to August 24, 2012
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Rifu


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Norman Crooks
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: (Tuskless)
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo - Availability: accident ended hunt
Game Condition Comments: Rifa has generally good numbers of animals with a lot of elephants. Predators keep some animals to lower numbers.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: United, SAA Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: After my accident, United charged us another $4500 to change flights


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 first elephant
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dave Athey
Contact Information: Tel. 307-760-4510 - 5165 Soldier Springs Rd | Laramie | WY | 82070 E-mail: expresspharmacy@ucn.com
Hunting Experience: 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



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Safaris Africa 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: 8829 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 17, 2012 to August 25, 2012
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Zambezi Escarpment & Rifa (Zambezi river valley)


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Frik Muller
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40" +
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 21"
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Very large wild area. Plentiful game of all sorts, Elephants, Cape buffalo, Impala, Eland, Kudu, Warthog, Baboon, Hyena, Lion, Sable, Zebra, Leopard, Grysbuck, Waterbuck, and we even saw a Roan


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


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: The Cape Buffalo
Equipment Recommendations: A good camera, and a light rifle
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Real African hunt in a wild/non-ranch area, run by a highly experienced and respected hunting family (Muller Brothers, 10th generation Zimbabwean family).


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Greg Gonzales
Contact Information: Tel. 805-807-7296 - 3242 Meadow Oak Dr | Westlake Village | California | USA | 91361 E-mail: hksurfer@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: U.S. / Alaska
Physical Condition: Above 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
Very hardworking and experienced PH/Company Director, Frik Muller. Had us up at 0400 hours and sent us to bed at 2100. Very energetic and highly educational. Extremely knowledgeable on not only everything flora and fauna related but also anything else related to the country. Extremely confident in the abundance and quality of the game in the area. Frik recommended we pass on a 37 buffalo, knowing that wed see better, which we did soon thereafter. I highly recommend booking with this company, that is if youre lucky enough to find they have an opening.



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Safaris Africa 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: 8335 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 2, 2011 to September 8, 2011
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Mashonaland West, Rifa, Hurungwe, Nyakasanga


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Frik Muller Jnr
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 47"
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Buffalo bulls were generally available in the Nyakasanga area, with a large number of bulls in the 36" - 38" range. The herds in the area averaged around 120 animals. We saw plains game but not in huge numbers. In the Rifa area the effect of active management & anti-poaching was evident as here the plains game are truly abundant. Lots of predator activity in the area judging by the tracks, as well as daylight sightings of hyena, leopard and lion. Hippo and croc are plentiful along the 40 km riverfront of the concession.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: British Airways, Altair Charters 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: None, every expectation met and exeeded.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting buffalo with Frik Jnr is an eye-opening experience. This was my 3rd buffalo hunt and although I have been fortunate enough never to fail, I have never seen the number of buffalo at such close range or been presented with such a number of shot opportunities as in the first 4 days of this hunt. To hunt with a PH that has the confidence to recommend not taking the shot at a 38" hard boss bull standing broadside in the open at 8 yards, "because we'll find something better and we have 4 days left" is a humbling experience. To then be shown a 47" bull the next day at 25-30 yards, is just too good to be true.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? At Pro Safaris Africa you will find a PH that loves hunting the species that you are after more than you. Bring along a healthy dose of enthusiasm and a moderate amount of determination and it will be the experience of a lifetime.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Machiel Jacobsz
Contact Information: Tel. +27117873666 - 264 Oak Ave | Randburg | Gauteng | South Africa | 2125 E-mail: machiel@farmwise.co.za
Hunting Experience: 15 Years of hunting African plainsgame on both fenced and unfenced properties in South Africa. 3 buffalo hunts, first in RSA on a private game reserve bordering the Kruger Park, 2nd in the Omay South, 3rd this one with Pro Safaris Africa.
Physical Condition: Moderate but not fit. Fortunately I am accustomed to hunting on foot and the temperatures are only 8-10 degrees warmer than at home.


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 were 4 friends in our group that have hunted together before, but only 2 of us have hunted dangerous game before. The other "experienced hunter" in the group was my brother and had failed on the previous safari. They had no specific trophy minimum in mind and would have settled for a representative trophy and a good hunt. Each one of the group members shot at least SCI 100 on their buffalo and all the others in the 1st three hunting days. Whilst being dangerous game novices all of us have hunted with African trackers of varying levels of skill since childhood and can differentiate between good and bad. This was awe-inspiring stuff. This hunting experience has changed their minds from "a once in a life-time hunt" to "when are we booking for next year?" When I asked Frik why I never saw him active on the various hunting forums I frequent, he responded "We like to let our results do our talking" - enough said.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Safaris Africa 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: 8271 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 7, 2011 to June 27, 2011
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Rifa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Spike Claaseen
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 45 pounds
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40"
Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 15 1/2"
Crocodile - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 16' 1"
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 54 1/2"
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: No mature bulls.
Waterbuck - Availability:
Lion - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Very nice area. Lots of impala and predators.


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 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: Good area for a general bag of dangerous game. Very pristine. The Zambezi River is spectacular.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Very professional team, pristine area, very good PH.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rafael Arechiga
Contact Information: Tel. 52 333 1056899 - Juan Palomar y Arias 930 | Zapopan | Mexico E-mail: rafael.arechiga@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Hunt Canada,USA, Mexico, Zimbabwe
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 Pro Safaris Africa 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: 8362 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 12, 2011 to April 26, 2011
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Rifa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Louis Muller
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: - Trophy Size: 15 1/2 inches
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 37 inch
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hyena - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Baboon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: There was an elephant tag that was available, but had not been included on our hunt. We did hunt for a few days, and I am confident I would have been successful had it been planned. Overall, the hunt was outstanding! A wild bush hunt. An extremely large concession. Very top notch, educated, professional hunt that we feel was like an African hunt would have been 50 years ago!!


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta, SAA Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Once again our rifles were delaye on SAA. Arrive a day after we did.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $1,500/day Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: $4,500 leopard, $3,500 cape buffalo Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: None. PH personally drove us to and from camp. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Unseasonably hot. Plenty of liquids available.
Highlights of Hunt: Bagging the "Nyakasanga Legend" Leopard! All PHs had been hunting this leopard for four years!! An extremely memorable experience with tremendous amounts of game observed.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This is a true African bush hunt. Don't think it gets more "wild" than this! And we had one of the best PHs in Zimbabwe for sure!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Roxanne Cadotte-Speckman and Cal Speckma
Contact Information: Tel. 541-741-2585 - 402 Shelley St, Springfield, OR 97477 E-mail: roxy3314@mac.com
Hunting Experience: Experienced.
Physical Condition: Good (would like to say great, but the thrill of the hunt takes away the chronic pain!)


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 Safaris Africa 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: 8104 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 10, 2010 to September 24, 2010
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Rifa Safari Area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Luis Miller
Booking Agent (if any): Global Adventure Outfitters. 77 Sugar Creek Blvd Center; Suite 400; Sugarland; TX; 77478; Tel. 281-494-4151; Email: goainc@gmail.com; Web www.mbogo.net
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38 inches.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 feet.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 1/4 inches.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Didn't measure but big.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Rifa is a beautiful camp and my PH was very good. The hunting was excellent. We were on buff every day and plains game was more plentiful than I've ever seen in a DG area in Zimbabwe. This was the 6th different dangerous game area I've hunted in Zim and my 44th safari.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: SAA Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: The food and service weren't as good as they used to be when I first started traveling to Africa, but it was okay. I was in business class on the Dulles - Johannesburg route.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Per day Amount: $1200
Trophy Fees: Amount: $10750
Permits/Licenses: Cites Amount: $100
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $8800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $3000
Other Costs: Dip and pack and 2% levy Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Stopping a buffalo charge at 7 steps.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Rifa is a fantastic area. Dangerous game and plains game are plentiful, and the camp is magnificent.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Greg Rodriguez
Contact Information: Tel. 281-494-4151 - 2915 Pecan Ridge Dr. Sugarland, TX 77479 E-mail: ggrod@msn.com
Hunting Experience: I've been on 44 safaris and taken the big 5, including 13 buff. I've also hunted extensively in Europe, Asia, N. and South America, and the South Pacific.
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 Pro Safaris Africa 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: 6861 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 17, 2008 to August 21, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Rifa Valley


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Frik Muller
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 25 inch tusks.
Civet - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Baboon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hyena - Availability: Not enough days to hunt, plenty of sign.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent, lots of plains game everywhere and lots of elephant, buffalo, hippo, croc, lion and leopard.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $750 daily rate. Amount: $3500
Trophy Fees: $2,500 on hippo. Amount: $2500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None whatsoever.
Highlights of Hunt: This was truly one of the most beautiful camps and areas. I have ever been in.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? It was so beautiful in the Zambezi Valley and lots of game to see all the time. Lion tracks near camp every day and a leopard in camp. Elephants galore and hippos everywhere you turn. It is a brand new camp and has great amenities, hot showers and toilets in all tented camps. Food was great and the view was to die for. Frik went over and above to make this hunt great.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike Daley
Contact Information: Tel. 209-527-0607 - 705 W Union Ave., Modesto, CA 95356 E-mail: mrdaley57@aol.com
Hunting Experience: 10 trips to Africa and many other parts of the world.
Physical Condition: Not bad but could do better.


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 spent my first night in Harare at a friend of the outfitter. Mugabe flew in right behind me that evening. We went down to the center of town to get fuel and had pizza at a nearby shop. We even drove by the President's mansion without any problems. I have to say I felt safer in Harare at night than I did in the hotel by the airport in Johannesburg. There was food stands along the roads with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Yes there is a lot of poverty and the financial situation is a mess but as for as safety, I felt totally comfortable every where we went. We drove to the hunting area and only had one roadside police stop which was nothing for a 4 1/2 hour drive. Would I go back? No question!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Safaris Africa 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: 6839 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 17, 2008 to August 21, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Rifa Valley


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Frik Muller
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 25 inch tusks.
Civet - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Baboon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hyena - Availability: Not enough days to hunt, plenty of sign.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent, lots of plains game everywhere and lots of elephant, buffalo, hippo, croc, lion and leopard.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $750 daily rate. Amount: $3500
Trophy Fees: $2,500 on hippo. Amount: $2500
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: This was truly one of the most beautiful camps and areas I have ever been in.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? It was so beautiful in the Zambezi Valley and lots of game to see all the time. Lion tracks near camp everyday and a leopard in camp. Elephants galore and hippos eveyrwhere you turn. It is a brand new camp and has great amenities, hot showers and toilets in all tented camps. Food was great and the view was to die for. Frik went over and above to make this hunt great.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike Daley
Contact Information: Tel. 209-527-0607 - 705 W Union Ave., Modesto, CA 95356 E-mail: mrdaley57@aol.com
Hunting Experience: 10 trips to Africa and many other parts of the world.
Physical Condition: Not bad, but could do better.


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 spent my first night in Harare at a friend of the outfitter. Mugabe flew in right behind me that evening. We went down to the center of town to get fuel and had pizza at a nearby shop. We even drove by the President's mansion without any problems. I have to say I felt safer in Harare at night than I did in the hotel by the airport in Johannesburg. There were food stands along the roads with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Yes there is a lot of poverty and the financial situation is a mess but as for as safety, I felt totally comfortable every where we went. We drove to the hunting area and only had one roadside police stop which was nothing for a 4 1/2 hour drive. Would I go back? No question!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Safaris Africa 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: 6903 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 10, 2008 to August 23, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Mazarabane and Save Consession


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Johan and Tinie
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sable - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 41 inches.
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 34 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17.5 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 53 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 22 inches.
Wildebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 28.5 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 11 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All game in excellent condition. Saw a large number of immature kudu bulls with a couple bulls in the 55 inch range with two years yet to mature.


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: Singapore Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Delay with customs and police for 4 hours with stopover in Singapore on the way home to NZ. Difference of opinion as to where ammo should have been. Airline informed me to put in checked bag with clothes but Singapore police and customs felt it should have been in the rifle case. Luck I had the e-mail with instructions from airline on me!


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $26000
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: The sable hunting was all that I had hoped it would be.Seeing 4 of the big five while hunting plains game including being 25m from 70 elephant. Everyone made my wife and I feel so well looked after, we hadn't got out of Zimbabwe and my wife wants to come back (She doesn't even hunt!)
Equipment Recommendations: Plenty of batteries for video and cameras, the power supply is not reliable.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very professional outfit who made sure our trip was amazing. Great camps, amazing game, great food and really friendly guides and camp staff.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jarrod Watt
Contact Information: Tel. 011-64-213-0264 - 80 E Black Rd, Otatara, Invercargill, New Zealand E-mail: ajwatt@xtra.co.nz
Hunting Experience: Namibia and New Zealand.
Physical Condition: Fit 33 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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Pro Safaris Africa Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6815 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 1, 2008 to August 8, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.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:
Highlights of Hunt: See comments.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Randy Hopp
Contact Information: E-mail: randyh@hoppins.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
My daughter (17) and I just got back a day ago from 21 days in Zimbabwe. 3 days in Vic Falls, last 2 days in Harare. The rest hunting. I will do a report later; we hunted with Louis Muller of Pro-Safari Africa. I personally hunted with a muzzleloader and took cape buffalo, eland, zebra, impala, giraffe,baboon, tsessebe, all one shot kills with a Knight .52 cal. Disc Extreme. My daughter hunted also and did well. Anyway, we got done early and spent the last 2 days in Harare and both days went shopping and sight seeing and dining all around different parts of Harare. Not once did we feel threatened, or even a need to look over our shoulder. People were friendly. It was just a great time. Never had any problems at roadblocks, police, guns or anything. Did talk to a few others that hunted there and no problems whatsoever. I would go back without any concern and would tell anyone on their way there that all seems fine. Just wanted to pass this along since I just got back. Any questions, feel free to email me back.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6945 Weapon Used: Muzzleloader How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 1, 2008 to August 17, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Dande South and Rifa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Louis Muller
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 37 inches.
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 36 1/2 and 37 inches.
Giraffe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Tsessebe - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inches.
Baboon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Grysbok - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Was absolutely wonderful hunt - no problems in 21 days with daughter. Plenty of animals, nothing easy - that's great, some poaching going on around Dande.


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: Good
Airline Comments: Delta counter at Johannesburg - 30 minutes per person boarding passes. Total screw up. Two hour delay of flights.


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: Cape buffalo with muzzleloader. One shot at 102 yards - able to see it go 40 yards and drop. Muzzleloader hunt 21 days bonding with my daughter (priceless).
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Wonderful.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Randy Hopp
Contact Information: Tel. 503-538-3421 - PO Box 150, Newberg, OR 97132 E-mail: randyh@hoppins.com
Hunting Experience: Second trip to Africa. Have hunted over 110 animals.
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: 6786 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 19, 2008 to August 1, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - Mashonaland North Province
Hunt Area: Chara Concession


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Firk Muller Sr
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40 inches.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 11 to 12 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 17 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sable - Availability: Did not find large bull.
Game Condition Comments: Buffalo, hippo, crocs, elephant plentiful and some plains game.


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: Qantas and South African Airlines Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Qantas staff need to take more care in handling of your firearms. Not good when you can see your rifles being unloaded off the plane, thrown on to the trolleys, then more hard suitcases dropped on top of your rifle case. More care needs to be taken.


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 buffalo at dusk and had to light three fires around the buffalo so the skinners could see to cape out buffalo in the dark. Then walk out in the dark through the thick jess bush knowing there were lion, elephant and hippo in the area.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Terry James
Contact Information: Tel. 011-61-39305-2236 - 12 Ironbark Ct., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3048 E-mail: tanddjamesfence@optusnet.com.au
Hunting Experience: Twice in Zimbabwe. Once in South Africa. Once Alberta. Once British Columbia. Buffalo hunt and wild boar in Australia.
Physical Condition: Good for a smoker that has had one heart attack.


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
Hunting with Firk Muller Sr. is as good as you could ask for. Firk gave 110 percent in trying to find the sable we were looking for but no such luck came our way. Allthough we did see sable everyday when we were hunting for them, but not the one we were after. Seen buffalo, hippo, elephant and crocs every day and some plains game. Camp is clean and comfortable, food is good and staff were friendly. Firk liked to save his client a dollar wherever he can. Charter flight from Harare to Kariba was $2,400 return, so we drove back to Harare on the return leg. A saving of $1,200. I would recommend anyone looking for a fair chase hunt to put Pro Safari Africa on their short list. Thanks to all the staff at Pro Safaris Africa that helped me put this hunt together as I did not use a booking agent. And The Hunting Report as it was valuable tool for finding a reputable outfitter.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6684 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 23, 2008 to May 8, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Rifa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Lance Nesbitt
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hyena - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Waterbuck - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Big number of elephant bulls. Seen at least 60 in 10 hunting days.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Poor service not to be compared to Lufthansa for the same price.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $24000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $26000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $10000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Great camp manager taking care and solving all clients problems. An excelllent PH, couldn't ask for better.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? A real hunting experience handled by real professinals.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mihai Vereanu
Contact Information: E-mail: mihai.vereanu@dinamico.ro
Hunting Experience: Hunter since 1992. Hunted all big game in Romania and most in 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 were ready to cancel the safari due to political trouble but we listened to our PH and arranged with him to be transported from Harare Airport directly into the camp.We had not a single problem and haven't seen any sign of violence.Have seen also other hunters going in and out of the country with their weapons.As long as you follow the advises of the local PH and organizer I think that it is no reason to cancel based just on TV news highlighting just isolated exceptional facts.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6130 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 16, 2007 to June 30, 2007
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Norman Crooks.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Large.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: To busy hunting leopard.
Game Condition Comments: We saw lots of leopard sign, tracks etc. but no hits on bait. Very dry and windy for dogs. Not a lot of other game, because of the widespread snaring of all game. If not controlled there will be little game left.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: All inclusive except baits. Amount: $13700
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Business class. Amount: $6500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips $1,500. Baits $800. Amount: $2300
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None, I thought the PH driving habits were of some concern.
Highlights of Hunt: 10-day hunt, without a leopard, but PH went another day. I killed a nice leopard on the 11th day of a ten day hunt.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The PH and dog handler went beyond what I expected. They busted there butts to get me a great cat.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Wayne Huffaker
Contact Information: Tel. 806-561-4917 - PO Box 1266, Tahoka, TX 79373 E-mail: huffy@poka.com
Hunting Experience: Hunting all of my life, mostly whitetails etc. I didn't think I would ever hunt again after my heart transplant in 1994. But I have found in three hunt In Africa that the PH will take good care of me. I have hunted the last three years in Tanzania, South African and Zimbabwe.
Physical Condition: See above.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I am uneasy recommending this hunt in Zimbabwe because of the political unrest in that country. I didn't have any problems, but I stayed away from the city.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6086 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 11, 2007 to June 1, 2007
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Zambezi Valley


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Brian Van Blerk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 72 X 65 pound.
Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Smallish.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Big.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 43 inches.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 foot 8 inches with part of tail gone.
Kudu - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Eland - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Caracal - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Bushpig - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Charara game in good shape. Moderate poaching evident. Sane-Malangoni camp quite good for plains game.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Inclusive of business class airfare, elephant, trophy fees and tips. Amount: $60000
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: Took 72 X 65 pound elephant and daylight leopard on same day.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim Langley
Contact Information: Tel. 585-387-9912 - 28 Settlers Green
Hunting Experience: Second African trip.
Physical Condition: Excellent at 57 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

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5831 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 26, 2006 to December 4, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Crooks Corner - Sengwe 2 and Umzingwane


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Pro Safaris Africa. PO Box AC 577; Ascot. Bulawayo ; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-9-236894; Fax: 011-263-9-254-638; Email: info@pro-saf.com; Web www.pro-saf.com
Personal Guide (if any): Spike
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 58 pounds left and 55 pound right.
Buffalo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 39 inch soft bosses.
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 37 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 24 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Elephant and buffalo are dependant on catching them entering from Kurger across the limpopo or Ghona Rezhou. The trophy quality is very good, but success is only assured with luck.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5000
Trophy Fees: Elephant $10,000, buffalo $2,500, eland $1,300, impala $250 Amount: $14050
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2360
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: CITES, insurance, 2% Gov levy $280, dip and pack $650. Amount: $930
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The success on the elephant and buffalo at Crooks Corner/Sengwe 2 is dependant on luck.
Highlights of Hunt: Pro Safaris is a totally professional outfit with great staff and guides. Frik Muller does a great job seeing that your hunt is flawless.
Equipment Recommendations: Crooks Corner/Sengwe 2 area is very hot at this time of year.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I was booked for this hunt for March/April 2007, but was called and had the opportunity for a big cost savings. This is my first elephant, the hunt was presented in a totally honest way about trophy quality and the hit or miss nature of trophies crossing into the Sengwe 2 hunt area.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim Collins
Contact Information: Tel. 307-864-3929 - 712 W Sunnyside Lane, Thermopolis, WY 82443 E-mail: sdckjim@rtconnect.net
Hunting Experience: Have outfitted and guided in WY since 1983 for elk, bighorn, deer, antelope. Have hunted Mexico, New Zealand, Africa, Alaska and many of the lower 48.
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
After the elephant and buffalo at Crooks Corner, my wife joined me for two days at Umzingwane area near Beit Bridge. I hoped to kill a really good eland and we got one 37 inches. There were very good numbers of eland, giraffe, impala, zebra and wildebeest. Once again the temperatues are very hot.



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