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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Safaria 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: 5970 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 1, 2007 to February 18, 2007
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic -
Hunt Area: Yomba Camp


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Safaria. B. P. 691; Bangui; CAR; Tel. 011-236-61-61-60; Email: info@safaria.net; Web www.safariarca.com
Personal Guide (if any): Stephan
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 53 inches - very high gold.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Gold SCI.
Roan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 26.5 inches - Gold SCI.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold SCI.
Hartebeest, Lelwel - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold SCI.
Bushbuck, Harnessed - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Silver SCI.
Hog, Red River - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Bronze SCI.
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold SCI.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold SCI.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: Unsafe to travel to this hunt area due to rebels and heavy activity of Sudanese elephant poachers.
Kob - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Overall (except elephant) plenty of animals. The anti-poaching, the socity has done is paying dividends. There was a tremendous amount of Sudanese elephant poachers. It was potentially very dangerous. We had to hunt hard for our animals. But they are there in acceptable populations.


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: Northwest and Air France (sucks) Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: The worst service by any airline (Air France) that I have ever had. They took all of my ammunition from my luggage when I arrived in Paris.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $21000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $8535
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $500
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $5000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $6000
Other Costs: Amount: $4000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Air France, Air France, Air France. Sudan poachers and rebels to the North.
Highlights of Hunt: A tremendous hunt, very remote. Tracking the 53 inch Lord Derby for 9.5 hours and running in along side of the herd of eland. Great hunting but a dangerous difficult place to visit.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? N/A
Why? At present time one must be aware of the potential dangers. Chances are probably no issues, but it is like a time bomb waiting to go off.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jay E Link
Contact Information: Tel. 715-466-5333 - PO Box 210, Minong, WI 54859 E-mail: jay.link@jerkysnackbrands.com
Hunting Experience: Global.
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 Safaria 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: 4584 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 22, 2005 to February 6, 2005
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic - Youhamba
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Safaria. B. P. 691; Bangui; CAR; Tel. 011-236-61-61-60; Email: info@safaria.net; Web www.safariarca.com
Personal Guide (if any): Stephane Cordesse
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lord Derby. Fair (90 cm).
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Big (77 cm and 72 cm).
Roan - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Big.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Huge (64 cm).
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kob, de Buffon - Availability: Not available in this area.
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Abundant.
Game Condition Comments: Fantastic team managed by a very experienced PH. Beautiful area with lots of game. Got 11 trophies in 12 days. Great food prepared by the ex-president's chef, Would love to go back sometime.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air France Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No comments everything went as planned.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $32625
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $998
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1305
Charter Airfares: Amount: $2284
Other Costs: Amount: $2610
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Lord Derby eland. Following a small antelope for 2.5h and reaching a male roan. Leopard.
Equipment Recommendations: Head net. Dark colors. Knee pad.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The quality of service is perfect. The team is highly qualified and very friendly. The game is widely available in a beautiful and diverse area.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name:
Contact Information: Tel. +6618249890 - 168 soi Kaengchuan Bangkok E-mail: marcnus@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Just starting. 5 days in France. 2 weeks in Africa.
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
For this first hunt I took a lot of time to select the company I would hunt with. I talk to the owner, talk to the PH and discuss with many hunters. Safaria cost is probably higher than competitor but comparing with the success other hunters had in various camps I made the right choice. Not only success in hunting but also other issues that can make an experience fantastic or awful. I went to seek emotions, at some point I feel that there are too many hunters who are seeking mainly trophies and this conditions the team over time. In my future safari I will make clear right from the start that emotions is the key and loosing game will not be an issue even a world class trophy.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Safaria 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: 4653 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 1, 2004 to February 15, 2004
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic - Near Gouako
Hunt Area: A'Youhamba


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Safaria. B. P. 691; Bangui; CAR; Tel. 011-236-61-61-60; Email: info@safaria.net; Web www.safariarca.com
Personal Guide (if any): Samedi - PH, Benoit - Assistant for PH. Neither spoke English.
Booking Agent (if any): Fred Duckworth; Duckworth Safaris International. PO Box 60; 5370 Ab; Ravenstein; Netherlands; Tel. 011-31-486-414050; Fax: 011-31-486-412135;Email: international33@kpnplanet.nl;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Hartebeest, Lelwel - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Small.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Northwestern buffalo. One small and one large.
Warthog - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Small.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland, Giant - Availability: Lord Derby's Giant Eland. None seen.
Antelope - Availability: Western roan antelope. No trophies seen.
Duiker - Availability: Yellow backed duiker. Wounded and lost.
Waterbuck - Availability: Sing-sing waterbuck. None seen.
Bushbuck, Harnessed - Availability: Several females and one male seen.
Hog, Red River - Availability: None seen. And more species listed below.
Game Condition Comments: Western bush duiker - over 100 seen but no trophies, oribi - over 200 seen but no trophies, civet cat - I saw four but the PH did not know how to hunt them, western kob - none seen, red-flanked duiker - none seen.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Fair Guide/PH Ability: Fair
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Fair Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: Air France. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Service was good, approximately $1,600.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Total approximately. Amount: $28500
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: PH and assistant, who were borderline incompetent.
Highlights of Hunt: Absolutely none.
Equipment Recommendations: Insect repellent.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? The whole area has been over hunted.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James A. Boulton
Contact Information: Tel. 847-566-2700 - 55 S Shaddle Ave., #100, Mundelein, IL 60060 E-mail: attilla22@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive - 2004 Recipent SCI World Hunting Award.
Physical Condition: Fair for age 68.


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
Additional Comments from James Boulton:

Problems of the hunt:

When we arrived in Bangui on February 1st, we were led to believe that we were flying out to the hunting area on a charter plane within two hours. It turned out that we did not fly to the hunting area until the next morning and we had to stay overnight in Bangui at our own expense. Not a word of an apology was given and Fred Duckworth said, "well that's the way things happen and that's tough." We lose one day of hunting because of this.

This hunt was booked by my son Andrew and my daughter Megan, because Andrew changed his mind, I went in his place. Originally the hunt was supposed to be two one on one hunts in different areas, but my daughter and I ended up hunting in the same area and the man that was assigned to me, as a PH had been the head tracker for the PH that my daughter Megan hunted with. He spoke absolutely no English. His tracking skills were excellent, but his stalking skills left much to be desired. There was also an assistant PH who knew absolutely nothing and spoke no English as well. He must have been there for training.

In 12 days of hunting I only saw 2 eland, both were juveniles. The area has been badly over hunted. The animals that I did see with the exception of female bush duikers and female oribis were very wild and ran at 200 to 300 yards. I owned a game ranch in South Africa for nine years and my ranch manager let his friends hunt on my ranch in my absence, resulting in the animals becoming very wild. My son and daughter could not collect the two old bull eland in six hard days of hunting on my 1280-acre ranch. Because of this and many other experiences I am very familiar with over hunting and depleted hunting areas.

The trackers put 10 kg bags of salt in at least six different salt licks that had been set up in the past, but none of their efforts were successful. The only animals that were on this concession that I had not collected 20 years earlier were the yellow backed duiker and civet. I wounded and lost a yellow back duiker (my fault) and the PH had no idea on how to hunt a civet. I shot a baboon for bait and a warthog for the same reason, but the only thing that was used for bait was the stomach of the baboon. When I complained, I was told everything else had been eaten. With women and children there were over 100 people in camp. No wonder there were no animals. Everything has been eaten.

The trackers took great care in putting the loins and back straps of the buffalos into coolers. However, we were never served any of this in camp. When I complained, I was told by my daughter's PH (who spoke good English) that this meat had been made into Biltong. When I demanded some of the Biltong I was told it was packaged and going back to France.

My daughter Megan collected one buffalo, one hartebeest, one red-flanked duiker and one small oribi. She was told the oribi was a very good bush duiker. When I saw the animals, I confronted her PH and he admitted it was his mistake.

The accommodations at the hunting camp were very good and the service was very good as well. Had the animals not been over hunted I would have called this a good safari, even with fair to poor food and the loss of one hunting day. The whole problem lies with the fact that the Safari Operators money has been spent on the infrastructure for the camp and the hunts are booked until the hunting community learns that there is nothing left to hunt in a particular area. This probably takes at least two seasons if not three.

32 hunters flew from Paris to Bangui CAR on the same flight with my daughter Megan and myself. I was able to talk to about 20 hunters when we had dinner in Bangui after the hunt. Less than half of the hunters who were hunting for eland were successful. However, a South African PH led a SCI Member from Kansas to a giant eland that should be in the top 5 and this gentleman's wife got an eland as well. I met these people and saw a Polaroid of the eland. It was magnificent.

In the last four years, I have had four bad hunts. All of these safaris were run by French Operators. What is the solution? The perfect solution would be for the hunter to have up to date information of the Safari Operator he is booking with. Given the fact that this is almost impossible, I will probably never book a hunt with French Safari Operator again. 4 out of 4 is enough for me.

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Rebuttal from Fred & Elise of Fred Duckworth Safaris

Elise and I have been away in Ethiopia and other points west of Zanzibar these past six weeks, so there has been an understandable delay in replying to your fax of 03 November, 2004, concerning the whining of Jim Boulton. Please note our comments below.

1. On safari, Jim Boulton is his own worst enemy because he knows more about African hunting than any Professional Hunter I know.

2. He is the most foul-mouthed client whom I have ever met, and I should know, since I have had to put up with his atrocious behavior on several safaris, to the point when I refused to take him out ever again. Hence, his daughter Megan was placed with PH Stefan Cordesse, and he with an assistant guide, which he knew about before arriving in CAR. The camp was at A'Youhamba, the furthest possible from my camp.

3. The truth is that he refused to walk more than a mile after the giant eland and did little else than abuse his PH and trackers.

4. By the end of the safari he had his daughter in tears, and fearfully intimidated to the point that her PH was ready to take firm physical measures to end the intimidation and of his daughter and abuse of everyone and everything at that camp. As far as I am concerned, James A. Boulton is "the" classic example of "The Ugliest American" hunter in the continental United States of America, Canada and Mexico.

5. On the other hand, Megan Boulton hunted hard, walking miles after her giant eland, had two shots but missed. Megan was thoroughly satisfied with her hunt, but of course most disappointed.

6. There is a lot more, but I will not take up your valuable time on the nasty details.

You may, and no doubt will, print what you wish in your Hunting Report. I really don't care and do not wish to spend too much time on this unfortunate man.

However, it may be better if you will most kindly check out these facts with Boulton's daughter, Megan, at e-mail: margaria11@aol.com.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Safaria 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: 3971 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 4, 2004 to January 18, 2004
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic -
Hunt Area: Central CAR


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Safaria. B. P. 691; Bangui; CAR; Tel. 011-236-61-61-60; Email: info@safaria.net; Web www.safariarca.com
Personal Guide (if any): Florent Mathieu.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Lord derby - 49, 49 4/8 x 48 4/8
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Northwestern
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Northwestern
Bushbuck, Harnessed - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 3 3/8 - Big!
Duiker, Bush - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: West bush.
Hartebeest, Lelwel - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Duiker - Availability: Yellow backed - These were rare and "extras" anyway tho.
Hog, Red River - Availability: These were rare and "extras" anyway tho.
Game Condition Comments: CAR is a tough place to hunt! But I got eight animals, so I can't complain! Lots of game, not over hunted big old males of every variety.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air France - bleck! Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: although I checked at the gate, my gun case did not get loaded on the plane in Paris - they took me off the plane and drove me to a distant bunker to fetch it, delaying the flight! Ridiculous. But it made it.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Auction hunt - all inclusive Amount: $30000
Trophy Fees: Approx. Amount: $4000
Permits/Licenses: Included Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Approx. Amount: $2800
Charter Airfares: Included Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: I'd recommend going later, when the grass burning is accomplished and rut is heavy.
Highlights of Hunt: Getting an eland! Yahoo! Gorgeous animals, good dinners, nice hot shower every night. Great trackers. But gosh, it was hot. Duh.
Equipment Recommendations: A battery operated fan, knee pads, dark clothing.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Best game variety I've heard of in CAR. Very hard working staff, great PH - just hot and buggy!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Cynthie Fisher
Contact Information: Tel. 406-375-1445 - 651 Bobcat Ln., Hamilton, MT 59840 E-mail: wildart@bitterroot.net
Hunting Experience: Seven trips to Africa
Physical Condition: Normal


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 Safaria 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: 3310 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 23, 2003 to March 9, 2003
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic -
Hunt Area: Bamingui Fo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Safaria. B. P. 691; Bangui; CAR; Tel. 011-236-61-61-60; Email: info@safaria.net; Web www.safariarca.com
Personal Guide (if any): Fred Duckworth
Booking Agent (if any): Safaria. B. P. 691; Bangui; CAR; Tel. 011-236-61-61-60; Email: info@safaria.net; Web www.safariarca.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland, Giant - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Outstanding.
Hog, Red River - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Outstanding.
Bushbuck, Harnessed - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Good representative.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hog, Giant Forest - Availability: Not in area hunted. Pre-season had to move camp due to local political problems.
Sitatunga - Availability: Forest sitatunga, numerous.
Game Condition Comments: Game condition was excellent but very scattered due to early, unseasonal rains putting more feed and water throughout savannah. Duikers (red-flanked, blue, grey) and hartebeest were most often seen but were not on desired list. I was surprised by the limited game seen in my area. The hunter in a neighboring concession reported fairly good concentrations.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $21000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $765
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $2300
Other Costs: Misc. $750, tips $2,000. Amount: $2750
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Game availability in area seemed to be very scattered and difficult to find possibly due to early rains.
Highlights of Hunt: Tracking and harvesting a Giant eland and getting a Red River hog.
Equipment Recommendations: Bug head nets and repellants. Also very lightweight hunting shirts (camo is ok). Good lightweight canvas hunt boots for extended walking.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? If eland hunting is a thrill like it is to me then this is the ultimate hunt. It is very difficult conditions but the reward is there. Safaria did an outstanding job.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John Bacon
Contact Information: Tel. 541-382-5731 - 60998 Larsen Road, Bend, OR 97702 E-mail: jbacon1@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Tenth trip to Africa. Also hunted in Alaska, Canada, New Zealand. Hunted deer and elk in the US for 30 years.
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
Safaria did an excellent job in the small details. All arrangements were performed as stated. The escort through the Customs/Airport security (Bangui) is especially nice. They had a difficult time getting started this season due to the local political problems. This hunt was delayed by two weeks. It seems a major road bridge was held by an armed faction not allowing normal supplies being transported to the North. The Southern part of Safaria's concession is close to this troubled area. As a result they moved and utilized only their most Northern camps in order to avoid any possible problems. As a hunter none of this trouble was seen or affected my hunt. However, two of my sought after species were more numerous in the South so I was not able to realistically get an opportunity at them (Giant Forest hog, Forest sitatunga). If Giant eland is an important trophy I would not hesitate in recommending Safaria.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Safaria 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: 2727 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 16, 2000 to April 30, 2000
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Safaria. B. P. 691; Bangui; CAR; Tel. 011-236-61-61-60; Email: info@safaria.net; Web www.safariarca.com
Personal Guide (if any): Jacques Lemaux
Booking Agent (if any): Espacaza. Nunez De Balboa, 49; Madrid; 28001; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-5757629; Fax: 011-34-91-5753887;Email: espacaza@espacaza.com; Web www.espacaza.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Fine Peter's duiker.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Didn't find dwarf buffalo.
Sitatunga - Availability: Forest sitatunga.
Hog, Giant Forest - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: I think that the area has too many people around (all of them hunting to eat) and a lot of poachers (local and coming from Cameroon and Congo).


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Daily rate. Amount: $17000
Trophy Fees: Bongo $1,400, duiker $190. Amount: $1590
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $930
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1400
Other Costs: Amount: $800
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The hunt was booked too early. We had lack of rain.
Highlights of Hunt: Tracking the bongo with the Pygmees, the PH was very good.
Equipment Recommendations: Three pair of boots and a lot of sweaters and trousers (all long) because the humidity and the heat make it difficult to hunt.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? If he is looking only for bongo. If he wants bongo and other animals as I, then I wouldn't.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jose Marti
Contact Information: Tel. 011-34-91-5562161 - Orense, 58 (10-B), 28020 Madrid, Spain E-mail: jmarti@unilco.es
Hunting Experience: This was my 11 trip to Africa.
Physical Condition: Fine.


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 Safaria 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: 1890 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 6, 2000 to April 27, 2000
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Safaria. B. P. 691; Bangui; CAR; Tel. 011-236-61-61-60; Email: info@safaria.net; Web www.safariarca.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Lion - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Reedbuck - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Warthog - Availability: - Trophy Size: See comments.
Antelope - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: See comments.


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


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: 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: Robert R. Spurzem
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
There are nine species of spiral horned antelope, all native to Africa. They are wary and difficult to hunt; with the big five, they are considered the most highly regarded African game animals. In 16 African safaris, I have taken 16 separate species to date. The last was the Western greater kudu.

The Western greater kudu is the rarest of the group. It is found only in northern CAR and in southern Chad. Chad is contiguous to the CAR on the north, separated by the Aouk River. The animals have been protected by the government in the CAR for the past 15 years. Because, a sustainable population was present in the northeast area of the CAR, the government issued four Presidential permits for the 2000 hunting season. The local chief built a hunting camp under the direction of the "Programe du Development du Region Nord - RCA." Safari du Haut Chinko received two licenses.

I had very mixed feelings about another safari to Africa. My wife, Terri, however wanted to go, and so we went to the SCI convention in Reno. There, I stopped by to talk with Fred Duckworth. I have known Fred for many years and hunted with him in Congo (Brazzaville) in 1998. He is affiliated with Safaris du Haut Chinko and convinced us that we should sign up for the CAR hunt, as this was an excellent opportunity to take the kudu at a reasonable price. Other animals would be bushbuck, buffalo, reedbuck, sitatunga etc.

We left April 6, 2000 via Air France to Paris non-stop from LAX. We were furnished a day room at CDG airport and left that night for Bangui. We arrived in the morning, and we were met by the Haut Chinko representative. There were no problems. We waited at the airport for several hours and then were taken by charter flight to the camp, about three hours. Fred met us, and then there was a three-hour drive to the camp, which only represents 40 kilometers.

Terri and I were the first hunters to use this camp, and in fact were the first hunters in the region for many years. The camp was OK, not as luxurious as some others I have been in but passable, considering that it was a start-up operation. For those of you with a map of the CAR, our camp was located at Tiroungoulou, the airstrip at Gorlis.

The first day of the hunt, we went out at 4:30 AM, and saw lots of baboons and wart hogs in the first six hours. Lions had been heard roaring around the camp, and a large one had been seen by the boys. Suddenly, the tracker pointed to a clump of trees several hundred yards away. The truck stopped, and a female lion came out and walked across, away from us. Shortly after, a male came out. He looked old and not well fed. The mane wasn't bad, and after much discussion, I shot him. I had already taken a very nice lion in Zambia, so I wasn't planning on this.

He was hit well and went down. Fred and I waited a while and then walked up. His eyes were bright and seemed focused. We were perhaps 30 yards away when he charged - this with a flail left forequarter. Fred was on my right with a 470 double. I had him in the scope to shoot, and he disappeared, with Fred having hit him in the left shoulder and putting him down. Very exciting. The Ouowawangia River was near our camp; several local fishermen told the camp boys that they had seen some kudu at the river. The area was very dry and hot, reaching 110 - 115 degrees Fahrenheit by mid-day, and the kudu were coming in from the hills to water in the afternoon. We set up under a large tree on the bank where they were coming in. A few days later at about 2 PM, three bulls came down the bank 175 to 200 yards away. Two were large. I shot one of them, an old bull with 50-inch horns, deep curls and out-turning tips. He green scored 118, which is number 2 in the current all time book.

The next 10 days were not too productive. I shot a Nigerian Bohor reedbuck and a large warthog and missed on a harnessed bushbuck. There are not a lot of animals in the area, having been depleted by locals and the Sudanese. We did see two large male lions and cheetahs, wild dogs and some roan.

Chad is the alternative site for Western greater kudu, and you can also take several gazelles, aoudad and kornigum (giant topi). It is very expensive, a 21-day safari costing about $42,000 with Alain Lefol. Club Faune is also hunting there near the Aouk River. This might be a good deal, as Jean Pierre Bernon runs a good camp. Some of you may recall that I hunted with him in Benin in 1993, and he allowed me to donate a hunt in Benin for an SCI fundraiser in 1994.

The CAR is one of the prime African safari countries. It is specialized, of course, but is the best for Lord Derby eland, roan, buffalo, etc. in the savannah, and bongo in the rain forest. The cost of a safari here for one hunter with an observer for 14 days is $22,000, plus $8,000 for trophy fees and camp tips.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Safaria 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: 1068 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 9, 1999 to May 21, 1999
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic - Southwest Forest
Hunt Area: Area on the Angha River


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Safaria. B. P. 691; Bangui; CAR; Tel. 011-236-61-61-60; Email: info@safaria.net; Web www.safariarca.com
Personal Guide (if any): Florent Mathieu
Booking Agent (if any): Gilbert Tarriere; 3w Safaris. 76220 Dampierre; En Bray; France; Tel. 33235096145; Fax: 33235902691;Email: Gtarriere@minitel.net; Web http://fordinfo.com/3winternational
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: SCI 71 1/8
Duiker - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Peter's duiker, SCI 15 2/16.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI 6 9/16, blue duiker.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Travel was done from boots then on foot. This hunt didn't supply the advantage of being able to cover large amounts of ground by vehicle on logging roads in order to cut tracks.
Sitatunga - Availability:
Hog, Giant Forest - Availability: Red river hog.
Hog, Giant Forest - Availability:
Duiker - Availability: Bay duiker.
Game Condition Comments: Forest hunting is difficult in and of itself. With less chance of cutting tracks the success ration fell.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $19500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $3000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: included Amount: $0
Other Costs: hotels en route before and after hunt Amount: $500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Ran out of food toward the end of hunt. I don't think this should happen on an expensive hunt.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking bongo day number one. Hunting companion took a western sitatunga.
Equipment Recommendations: Shotguns provided of low quality. Recommend bringing own.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is truly a fair chase hunt. Hunting on foot limits access and ability to find tracks. We walked 6-8 hours per day. If hunter understands this, I would recommend only if Florent is the P. H.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Joseph Susi
Contact Information: Tel. 814-739-9206 - 11221 Firethorn Road, Wattsburg, PA 16442
Hunting Experience: Extensive 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 Safaria 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: 326 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 29, 1999 to April 11, 1999
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic -
Hunt Area: Ouaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Safaria. B. P. 691; Bangui; CAR; Tel. 011-236-61-61-60; Email: info@safaria.net; Web www.safariarca.com
Personal Guide (if any): Blanchair Gendarme
Booking Agent (if any): Espacaza. Nunez De Balboa, 49; Madrid; 28001; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-5757629; Fax: 011-34-91-5753887;Email: espacaza@espacaza.com; Web www.espacaza.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland, Giant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lord Derby eland ranked in SCI record book.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Rank in SCI record book.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Rank in SCI record book.
Roan - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Rank in SCI record book.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Rank in SCI record book.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Red flanked duiker, SCI record book.
Kob, de Buffon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Rank in SCI record book.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Rank in SCI record book.
Bushpig - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Rank in SCI record book.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Rank in SCI record book.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Rank in SCI record book.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Duiker - Availability: The yellow backed duiker is very scarce.
Game Condition Comments: Though the thickness of the area you find and see a lot of animals.


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: Air France Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Four hours delayed, lost baggage on return flight.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $15000
Trophy Fees: included 10 percent government taxes Amount: $6350
Permits/Licenses: hunting license $850 and leopard license $850 Amount: $1700
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1200
Other Costs: Amount: $1700
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Mut-Mut flies (harmless except for your nerves).
Highlights of Hunt: Track most of game by foot.
Equipment Recommendations: Light boots but with hard sole and dark clothes, not beige.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would recommend the hunt but caution that it is a tough one.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jose Marti
Contact Information: Tel. 34915562161 - Orense, 58 (10-B), 28020 Madrid, Spain
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa, Asia (Caucasus, Sochi, Azerbayan) and all European countires.
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 Safaria 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: 330 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 3, 1999 to March 15, 1999
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic -
Hunt Area: Bamingui


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Safaria. B. P. 691; Bangui; CAR; Tel. 011-236-61-61-60; Email: info@safaria.net; Web www.safariarca.com
Personal Guide (if any): Fred Duckworth
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland, Giant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top ten, 132 1/4 inch Lord Derby eland.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Roan - Availability: Bad rifle postion, bad stance and bad sight pictures. Never should have taken the shot. I missed.
Game Condition Comments: I have half a dozen outstanding trophies from around the world. This one ranks right up there at the top.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air Afrique Airline Service:
Airline Comments: You never know.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $18250
Trophy Fees: Amount: $1675
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: tips $4,000 and taxidermy Amount: $4000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None really. Fred produced an array of game that was beyond expectations.
Highlights of Hunt: Tracking/stalking wounded eland for ten hours. Walked twelve miles in 100 degree temperature.
Equipment Recommendations: Took doxycycline for malaria. After five days and 50 hours of sun it almost killed me.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Must be a dedicated trophy hunter. This is not for the casual weekend hunter.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Murray Black
Contact Information: Tel. 310-550-1980 - 100 N Delfern Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077
Hunting Experience: I have taken the Big Five, a polar bear (gigantic), tiger, jaguar, East African eland--which I thought not bad for a kid (I'm 69).Was huge until I bagged and took the Lord Derby eland.
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 hunt to the Central African Republic was a result of my long-standing friendship with Tillman Cavert. He suggested the location, time, and professional hunter, Mr. Fred Duckworth. As it turned out, reality was far beyond expectation.

Getting ready was the usual hodgepodge: permits, licenses, visas, shots and pills (more later), constantly changing schedules etc. Anyway, finally arrived in Paris on March 1st and left the next day. Was in the departure lounge before discovering my hearing aids were still on the bedside table at the hotel. No time to recoup. Okay.

Arrived at Bangui M'Poko airport, Central African Republic. and everything in pretty good shape, with one exception: my rifles and case had gone astray; Misplaced? Overlooked? Stolen? To this day (March 24th) they are still missing. I think my chances of recovery are slim and none.

But what the hell! Bad start leads to good ending. Right? RIGHT! Flew, to our base camp, Bamingui. Met professional hunter Fred Duckworth and went hunting the next morning. (Fred had a BRNO .375 with scope that he very kindly let me use).

First Day

Drove to water-hole at Tivou. Picked up a trail and tracked/stalked from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in 105 degree heat. Not really unpleasant but you damn sure know it's hot. Distance walked - 7.3 miles. (Fred has one of the those Global Positioning (GPS) gadgets that is just AWESOME).

After more than six hours on the trail there was a lot of excitement at the front of the group. I was called in. Everybody was frantically pointing into the bush and saying: "There he is!" "Shoot him! "He just lifted his head". "Shoot him, dammit!

I strained my eyeballs and could see nothing. I lay flat on the ground to maybe glimpse a leg or something. Hell, I'd a shot him in the kneecap if I saw one......... Finally, there was motion in the bush, and a BIG Eland ran off.

Got looks from the crew that tightened my pucker string: Squinty eyes Nose Flared Teeth Bared

Shoulders haunched, as though they were getting ready to punch me out. Didn't seem appropriate at the time to explain I'm color deficient!

Fred told me later, that was the moment when the boys (trackers, skinners, and) were going to give me a compass, a pocket-knife, a box of matches and a 15 minute head start.

What the hell! You can't shoot what you can't see.

Second Day

Followed tracks all over the place. Nothing shootable.

Third Day

Tracked an eland for five hours. When we came up on him everyone saw him but me. "Big One " "Head, neck" "Shoulder! "

To me he was invisible. He ran off. Later in the day we tracked another eland. Got real close to him and I stepped on a bunch of big, dry leaves with one foot, and broke two very noisy sticks with the other. He ran off I got "The Look" again. Beginning to feel like Lennie in "Of Mice and Men"- "I don't mean to hurt nobody."

Fourth Day

Tracked eland for over four hours. He was headed for Capetown so we cut it short. Drove around for the balance of the day. Saw giraffe, northwestern buffalo, roan antelope, wart hog, guinea fowl. I am shooting nothing until I get what I came after.

Fifth Day

Up at 3:30 a.m. Started tracking at 5:45 a.m. Came up on him at 9:00 a.m., took a shot and wounded him. Tracking and stalking him for 10 hours. The entire performance was most impressive: the trackers were phenomenal - actually unbelievable. I've been on many Shikar/Safari adventures in the past three decades and nothing compares to this event. The Lord Derby eland trophy was magnificent - HUGE - six foot six inches at the shoulder, 100 -200 pounds, horns 51 3/8 inches on the curve, gorgeous hide. Fred says it scores 132 1/4 inches. The record book puts him into the TOP TEN! Big party next day for the whole group. Somehow, Black's Magic prevailed again. My life continues to be a moveable feast. The rest of the safari was anti-climatic.

Spent a lot of time in the skinning shed just looking at the trophy and thinking "I'd rather be lucky than good any day!" THANKS Tillman.

n.b. This safari is for the dedicated trophy hunter only. Plan on walking 5 - 10 miles per day at temperatures over 100 degrees. The weekend hunter and casual, observer would be well advised to give this one a miss.

If you accept the hunting conditions then I would not hesitate to recommend Fred Duckworth at Safaris International. He is rough, tough and gruff. But he has one good habit - he delivers an excellent opportunity to take one of the finest game animals in the world.

Medical Alert - I collected the eland late afternoon on the 5th day of hunting. We had observed, tracked and stalked in direct sunlight, at temperatures over 100 degrees for 8-10 hours per day.

When we finally got back to camp Fred told me "You look like shit hit by lightning" and that's the way I felt: blurred vision, palpitations, and tremors -- you name it. Fred asked to see my malaria pills. I got the bottle for him and under the cap, in small print, is the statement: "Avoid prolonged or excessive exposure to direct sunlight while taking this medicine" Doxycycline. Wonderful! So be aware-- this prescription for malaria can be lethal.

Oh well - Doctors bury their mistakes and Architects plant ivy. Beware hunters and adventurers.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Safaria Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1093 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 29, 1999 to February 13, 1999
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic -
Hunt Area: Kozo-Youhamba


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Safaria. B. P. 691; Bangui; CAR; Tel. 011-236-61-61-60; Email: info@safaria.net; Web www.safariarca.com
Personal Guide (if any): Stephan Curdesse
Booking Agent (if any): Gilbert Tarriere; 3w Safaris. 76220 Dampierre; En Bray; France; Tel. 33235096145; Fax: 33235902691;Email: Gtarriere@minitel.net; Web http://fordinfo.com/3winternational
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland, Giant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 120 4/8 SCI, 46 l x 14 1/2 circumference base
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 70 SCI, 37 inch apertore or spread
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 64 7/8 SCI
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 8/16, maybe number 1 SCI red flanked duiker
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 10 14/16 SCI, western bush duiker
Game Sought But Not Taken: Oribi - Availability: Lack of time.
Kob, de Buffon - Availability: Lack of time.
Bushbuck - Availability: Lack of time.
Game Condition Comments: Very good.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air Afrique Airline Service:
Airline Comments: Returned to Paris one day before scheduled.


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: Finding and following tracks of giant eland through forest. Savannah demands many hours and days of walking. Shot is difficult in forest terrain.
Highlights of Hunt: One of the most difficult and strenous of all my hunts over this world. Wonderful trophy that completes the "Big Three" of African spiral horn antelopes with bongo and mountain nyala.
Equipment Recommendations: Good walking, ankle boots wide brimed and light cotton green clothes for very hot weather. Good water bottle.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would recommend the hunt provinding he really wants this sort of trophy hunting and his physical condition allows him to endure exertion.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jose Martinez De Hoz
Contact Information: Tel. 5411-4311-8029 - Florida 1065, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1005
Hunting Experience: I have taken ten safaris to different countries in Africa and have hunted in Mongolia, Alaska, Montana, Scotland, Spain, Austria, Germany, Argentiana and neighbors.
Physical Condition: Good for 73 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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