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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Tam Safaris 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: 9840 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 8, 2014 to September 15, 2014
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris . Tel. 011 27 48 881 1053 ; Email: info@tamsafaris.com; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Tam
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Springbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent. Several very large properties with plenty of food, cover, and water.


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 Africa 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: My wife Kirstine took a lion. Spot and stalk hunt. Tam's lions are classified as "free range" due to size of properties and length of time lions have been roaming free.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Tam family are awesome hosts and huntng is real hunting. Lots of walking and stalking.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Pat Eearly
Contact Information: Tel. 317-590-7661 - 7118 Lantern Rd | Indianapolis | IN | USA | 46256 E-mail: pearly@somersetcpas.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive
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 Tam Safaris 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: 9312 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 7, 2013 to April 14, 2013
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Stephen Tam
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Rhinoceros, White - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Nyala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 7" horns
Caracal - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Very good
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw many species of game from young to old,all in good condition.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Air Airline Service: Excellent
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: Darting the rhino after staring at one another at 18 yards. The Tam Family assured that every day had its highlights from hunting to food, services, accommodations, etc.
Equipment Recommendations: None
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? An exciting hunt conducted by people who assured quality in every detail.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Terry McVey
Contact Information: Tel. 740-432-7148 - 67882 Chambers Rd. | Cambridge | Ohio | USA | 43725 E-mail: terconmc@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Lifelong hunter. Numerous big game hunts across five continents.
Physical Condition: Good for a guy in his early sixties.


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 expected a top quality hunt. Tam Safaris exceeded expectations in every respect.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Tam Safaris 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: 8717 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 23, 2012 to April 29, 2012
Place of Hunt: South Africa - East Cape, Natal
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Peter and Stephen Tam
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Rhinoceros - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: White
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Black
Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Lots of animals. Third trip to Africa so didn't need a lot of the common plain game. The Vaal rhebok hunt was challenging due to elevations and terrain.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: N/A 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: Luggage didn't arrive until 2 days later. I blame United more than SAA.


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: Darted rhino hunt was awesome and Vaal rhebok was real feeling of accomplishment.
Equipment Recommendations: Gaiters
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Peter And Stephen Tam as well as their staff were excellent. They took care of us and the trip was more than just a hunt. There were a lot of animals to see and hunt and they hunt as hard or relax d as you want. I highly recommend them. The food and drinks were excellent.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ronnie Evans
Contact Information: Tel. 210 710-9636 - 28035 Elm Grove | San Antonio | TX | USA | 78261 E-mail: Snaver@gvtc.com
Hunting Experience: Africa, New Zealand, Canada, North America
Physical Condition: Good


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
The East Cape of South Africa is beautiful and the accommodations at Tam were 5 star. Highly recommend.



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Tam Safaris 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: 8153 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 26, 2011 to March 4, 2011
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Craddock


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Tam
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Excellent
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very Nice
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Very Nice
Lechwe, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very Nice
Reedbuck, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Several delays going, but no lost baggage and no problems on return


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Competitive Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Competitive 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: Absolutely no problems. There was a storm during our stay which knocked out the power for a short time. Instead of being a negative, they arranged a beautiful candle-lit dinner for my wife and I and the food was incredible.
Highlights of Hunt: There were many, including taking a very spirited lion after a great deal of walking and glassing. Peter and Ling are such nice people and our similar sense of humor made for a very enjoyable trip. Candle-lit dinner, butcher the caracal-treeing/tracking dog, celebrating 20 years of marriage with just my wife as a hunting partner (and some perfect shooting on her part I might add!), sushi by candle light, eland steaks over an open fire, native dancers/singers and wonderful, hard-working people all the way around.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Their attention to detail is second to none.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brian Stephens
Contact Information: Tel. 940-627-3809 - 531 Hlavek, Decatur, TX 76234 E-mail: fishbri@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Africa 4 times, Alaska 5 times, Canada and all over Southern and Western US
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
Tam Safaris has very large hunting areas compared to most South African outfitters. Their game is bountiful and very wild. The terrain is very diverse, including mountains, rough rock country, beautiful grasslands and flowing streams. There is a wide variety of species available in that area, including many of the small antelopes. I can recommend them without hesitation and I am confident you will enjoy your experience. I can't think of a single negative aspect of this trip.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Tam Safaris 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: 7986 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 3, 2010 to October 15, 2010
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Natal and Eastern Cape
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Tam
Booking Agent (if any): Keith Atcheson; Jack Atcheson & Sons, Inc.. 3210 Ottawa St; Butte; MT; 59701; Tel. 406-782-2382; Fax: 406-723-3318;Email: office@atcheson.com; Web www.atcheson.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Rhinoceros - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Darted.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu, Greater - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Lechwe, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Caracal - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All species taken were in very good condition.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: One stop DFW-JNB makes trip much shorter.


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: Getting a lion of a lifetime. Personable, knowledgeable PH Peter Tam.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Good equipment, good lodging and food. Great PH, we took all species on wish list. Excellent trip for spouse.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rodney L. Wooley
Contact Information: Tel. 940-393-9954 - 230 PR 2412, Alyord TX 76225 E-mail: rwtex@embarqmail.com
Hunting Experience: Lifelong hunter, 9th African hunt.
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 Tam Safaris 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: 7476 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 11, 2009 to September 22, 2009
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Steven and Peter Tam
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Oryx, Scimitar-horned - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good - 37 inches.
Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good - 8 inches.
Caracal - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Black springbok. Average.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: White springbok. Average.
Rhinoceros - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Lechwe, Red - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Klipspringer - Availability: Hard to stalk.
Game Condition Comments:


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $20000
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, refused to pay any bribes to baggage handlers this time, but they definitely pressure you. Only negative aspect.
Highlights of Hunt: Darting a rhino after about 15 stalks. Shooting a good vaal rhebok the first time I hunted them. Videoing my partner shoot a lion at close range. Intense.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Stevens
Contact Information: Tel. 780-875-1775 - Box 1846, Lloydminster, SK, Canada T9V 1N4 E-mail: markrstevens@hotmail.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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Tam Safaris 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: 7412 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 30, 2009 to June 7, 2009
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Tam Farms


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Stephen Tam and Rudy Bellingham
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Rhinoceros, White - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 94 2/8 inches. Darted.
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 82 4/8 inches.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 36 5/8 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Pending. Approximately 25 inches per side.
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent. The rhino is a Gold medal and will be #34 in the SCI Record book. Springbok and impala are also Gold medal.


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: Excellent
Airline Comments: Flew First Class. Service, food and comfort in First Class cabin was excellent.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Daily and trophy fees. Amount: $15000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: First Class, roundtrip. $15,000 per person. For two. Amount: $30000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips, trophy shipment, taxidermy fees. Amount: $5000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Darting a white rhino at 50 feet in thick cover. Sharing the hunting experience with my lovely wife, Anne.
Equipment Recommendations: Tam provides the dart gun for rhino. Bring your rifle for plains game.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Darting is a great way to hunt this member of the Big Five. Exciting and challenging. No backup rifle is allowed.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Seiden
Contact Information: Tel. 305-577-4981 - 777 Brickell Ave., #400, Miami, FL 33131 E-mail: mseiden@markseidenlaw.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
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 Tam Safaris 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: 6843 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 5, 2008 to August 12, 2008
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Tam Farms


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Stephan Tam
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lioness. Large.
Rhinoceros - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 48 inches.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Caracal - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Plentiful 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: South African Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems encountered.


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: No problems noted.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing my daughter take a large lioness and my son taking a kudu at 380 yards during their first trip to Africa; also completing my Big Five with a thrilling rhino dart hunt.
Equipment Recommendations: Was easier renting rifles from outfitter than worrying about transporting them. We also hired a videographer to record the trip, which was well worth the expenese.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is a first class operation. The Tam family has a well established business and a wonderful and well-deserved reputation. They went out of their way to insure that my family and I had a terrific time and a great hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brian Fullam
Contact Information: Tel. 602-439-3543 - 18210 N 44th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308 E-mail: bmfullam@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Three times to Africa (South Africa and Zimbabwe), Alaska, Canada, South America, Continental US.
Physical Condition: Average for age.


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 highly recommend this outfitter. We stayed in one camp for three days and four days in another. The facilities, food, and service were first rate. My adult son and daughter, as well as myself, were made to feel part to the family. They cater to families, and even brought in authentic African entertainment to help us celebrate my daughter's taking of a lion and my completion of my Big 5 through the rhino darting hunt. The PH's (father Irvin and sons Stephen and Peter) provided expert guidance and great companionship throughout the week. The trackers, skinners, and camp staff did a great job. The lion hunt was the real deal, with three days of hunting and stalking brought to an exciting climax with my daughter successfully taking an 80 yard shot. I highly recommend the rhino "green" hunt, which was a hair raising all day affair with several unsuccessful stalks before we got into the requisite 30 yard range for the dart rifle. The properties are large, the game is plentiful but challenging, and we loved the African decor that adorned the facilities, as well as the great meals. And most of all, our hosts couldn't have been more gracious and hospitable.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Tam Safaris 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: 6722 Weapon Used: Handgun How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 5, 2008 to May 11, 2008
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Port Elizabeth/West Coast
Hunt Area: Cradock


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Tam
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Rhinoceros - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: This was a green hunt with a C02 pistol to dart the rhino.


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: Excellent
Airline Comments: They got me there.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $2,500 roundtrip Newport Beach, CA to SA then to Zimbabwe and home. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems.
Highlights of Hunt: 25 yards with a dart gun - oh boy!
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jerry Beigel
Contact Information: Tel. 949-720-0455 - 70 Hillcrest Lane, Newport Beach, CA 92660 E-mail: beigels@cox.net
Hunting Experience: Hunted and fished four continents for 50 years.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Tam Safaris 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: 6445 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 2, 2007 to November 9, 2007
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Spekboom


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Tommy Morrison; Sporting International, Inc.. 15608 South Brentwood; Channelview; TX; 77530; Fax: 281-457-5412;Email: sport@sportinginternational.com; Web www.sportinginternational.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Rhinoceros - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Darted. Good.
Bontebok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Thousands of plains game in open country, requiring 200-400 yard shots.


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


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Taking my one and only lion at 60-70 yards with one shot.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Benjamin LeForce
Contact Information: Tel. 580-839-2225 - PO Box 44, Nash, OK 73761 E-mail: bullethole@pldi.net
Hunting Experience: 10 times to Africa. Some other places in the world.
Physical Condition: Poor.


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 Tam Safaris 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: 6220 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 15, 2007 to July 25, 2007
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area: Spekboomberg


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Peter and Steve Tam
Booking Agent (if any): San Miguel Outdoors. 6705 Hwy 290 W Suite 502-197; Austin; TX; 78735; Tel. 512-891-7787; Fax: 512-891-6575;Web www.sanmigueloutdoors.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Mature male.
Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7 3/4 inches.
Rhinoceros - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Darted. 28 inches.
Nyala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large male.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: White blesbok. Book quality.
Caracal - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Large.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was in excellent condition.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: We flew SAA from Dulles - no problems.


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: Great time - watching my 15 year old son take a huge male lion and darting a rhino which give him four of the big five. Elephant next.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great hunting, atmosphere and concession.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dennis Danner
Contact Information: Tel. 301-854-3326 - 13105 Isle of Mann
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
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 Tam Safaris 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: 6190 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 25, 2007 to June 18, 2007
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area: Spekboomberg (Cradock area)


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Tam
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Did not measure but quite impressive.
Rhinoceros, White - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Eastern Cape kudu. Silver.
Lechwe, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold.
Eland, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold.
Nyala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Silver.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top ten candidate.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top ten candidate.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Duiker, Blue - Availability: Wounded animal, did not recover.
Game Condition Comments: Most species of game were abundant and in all were in very good shape. Hunted many more species not listed above.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Lufthansa Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Connected through Frankfurt to Johannesburg. No problems with luggage or the flights. Long layover on the way in but reasonable on the way back.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $80000
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: Watching my son take a very nice lion. Stalking four rhino before finally darting one. Making a nice shot on a Cape kudu at close to 300 yards off shooting sticks.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? We found Tam Safaris to be a very well run family oriented operation. We could not have been happier with our time with them. Peter Tam who we hunted with for over 20 days is one of the most capable PH's I have ever met.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Hopmann
Contact Information: Tel. 281-534-0981 - 1418 Modeste Dr., League City, TX 77573 E-mail: mhopmann@houston.rr.com
Hunting Experience: North America, Europe and Africa. My sons second trip to Africa.
Physical Condition: Average for a middle aged American.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
This was quite a long Safari, 23 days, as my 16 year old son and I moved up our arrival date to get into South Africa before the June 1st rule change on lion hunting. With all the press and negative reports on canned hunting in South Africa we were of course somewhat concerned before the trip. We talked with Irvin and Peter Tam extensively before we booked the lion hunt with them. They assured us that we would be hunting free-ranging lions and that they were the only ranch to date in South Africa to have been given a clean bill of health by the government with regard to their operation and the new regulations. We found that everything they told us rang true. The lion ranch was 6000 hectares (15000 acres) with sparse bush, rocky hills and numerous species of game. You had to hunt very hard to find the lions by glassing from the high vantage points and then stalking to within shooting range. We saw a couple of young animals the first day but after 8 hours of hunting it was obvious that this was not a canned hunt for a tame predator. We caught two large males out on the plains stalking a herd of black wildebeast at dawn the next morning and were lucky enough to harvest one. I would definately reccomend this hunt to anyone looking for a high quality lion, I think that no matter what your prior hunting experience is you will be pleased with this operation. The lion we harvested had been free ranging in excess of 8 months catching his own food and was very leary of vehicles and people on foot. With the lions out of the way we moved on to the Rhinos and plains game. My son and I both darted what will probably be Gold Medal rhinos after several exciting stalks to within 30 yards. Since we had a little extra time on our hands we had the luxury of being able to travel to specific ranches for exceptional specimans of some animals. We took two nice Cape Bushbuck on a farm close to the coast near the town of Kenton-on-Sea. We also spent a couple days hunting the area for Blue Duiker. The first day we hunted with trackers beating the bush in a game drive and the second day we hunted with dogs. After the dogs arrived we pretty quickly got a shot at one with a shotgun but he was hit well back and after 3 hours of tracking we could not make a recovery. I would reccomend that anyone wanting to hunt one these little guys hire a dog pack as it is reasonable ($120 day) and seems to work a lot better than just beaters. My son wanted to try for a Springbok slam so Peter called his good friend Julian Theron at Jules of the Karoo Safaris. Julian has a very large ranch south of Kimberly and is known in South Africa simply as "The Springbok Man". We were able to haverest all four colors of Springbok (Common, White, Black and Copper) with the Copper and the Common both maesuring wet as top 10 candidates. Anyone looking for exceptional Springbok should definately check this place out. By the end of the trip my son and I had harvested some 36 animals of 25 different species on 7 different ranches making for a very memorable South African experience. My son who is a die hard rifle hunter was introduced to bow and black powder hunting by the Tams and unexpectedly havested animals with both. Tam Safaris is a family run operation owned by Irvin and Therse Tam and their two sons Peter and Stephan. They took my son and I in and treated us like family. They catered to our every need and provided way over the top service. I can't say enough about the quality of the operation, the PH's and the facilities. This would be a perfect place to take a non-hunting spouse, just don't try to covince her you are roughing it in Africa after a hunt here.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Tam Safaris 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: 5748 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 14, 2006 to October 16, 2006
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Tam
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Rhinoceros - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Darted rhino appeared to be in excellent health.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Lost nine pieces of luggage including rifles.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $6000
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: Tracking and darting rhino.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Claude McGinnis
Contact Information: 3590 Grove Gate Lane, Atlanta, GA 32277 E-mail: cmcgi32277@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Eighth trip to Africa.
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 Tam Safaris 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: 5642 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 30, 2006 to September 7, 2006
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Cradock


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Stephan Tam
Booking Agent (if any): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Rhinoceros - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 93 inches.
Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Female.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: They have many excellent trophy animals. Fantastic hunting. Other animals we took were Zebra, Black Wildebeest, Springboks, Impala and Steenbok.


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: We had our camera equipment stolen and they rummaged through our bags.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: For four of us. Amount: $36240
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $1,700.00 for four. Amount: $6800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $2300
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Watching my seven and eight year old boys stalk and hunt in Africa many trophy animals was the best. This outfitter goes beyond catering for you and your family.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Whatever your needs are they will cater to you. From the food to the hunt, they cover every detail.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jeffrey Jonson
Contact Information: Tel. 701-250-1226 - 1825 Harbor Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504 E-mail: j.jonson@rainbowenergy.com
Hunting Experience: I have hunted on five continents and some many times.
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
I have never hunted with a nicer family. They took us in and treated us like family. They threw a special birthday party for my wife's 40th, had my boys go to a day of school with their nephews who were the same age, took them to their nieces birthday party, treated my wife to a day at the spa, lined up hotels in Port Elizabeth and chaperoned us there to dining, playing on the beach and swimming in the Indian Ocean. My boys didn't want to leave and my non-hunting wife said it was our best family vacation ever. Now let's get the main reason of the trip, the hunting. We lost all of our camera equipment but the Tams gave us a good camera to use for the week and videoed all of our hunts. They offer hunting for every experience and physical ability level. The area is awesome with animals everywhere. My Lion and Rhinoceros hunts were the most exciting I have ever done and the vehicles, PH's, staff, tracking ability and accommodation were way over the top. I can't say enough about the Tam family and Tam Safaris. We are already planning another trip in 2009.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Tam Safaris 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: 5558 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 1, 2006 to July 9, 2006
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Tam
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Used long bow - excellent.
Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lioness. Used long bow - excellent.
Elephant - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Estimated 55 pounds - long bow dart.
Rhinoceros - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI 99 points - Long bow dart.
Cheetah - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Used dart gun.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: This was an unusual series of dangerous game long bow hunts. They were prompted by proposed SA Regulations banning darted hunts and long bow hunts for dangerous game. The idea was hopefully to document what properly supervised and run a) long bow darted conservation hunts (bull elephant, cheetah, and rhino) and long bow hunts for dangerous game could be like. Very challenging for outfitter to organize and PH to execute. But both performed beyond expectations. Lion/lioness hunt was not "canned" but done on free roaming lions.


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: Malaysian Airlines and South African Airlines. Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: SAA charges high rates and makes it difficult 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: Both live hunts for lion/lioness and dart hunts for elephant/rhino were true close quarter hunting experiences. The lioness was much, much harder to hunt that a free roaming lion comfortable on its range. The darted hunt for 55lb bull elephant and rhino allowed the use of light long bow equipment, which was a thrill and a joy. Something special about bringing down such huge and mighty animals which such light gear (actually gives a slight feel of the ancient hunters who used darted arrows for big game). Cheetah hunt was an emergency rescue when a cheetah wandered into a lion reserve - exciting in its own way because of the urgency. The lions had to be kept at bay while the cheetah was hunted and darted.
Equipment Recommendations: If using a long bow, there is a considerable amount of planning and practice needed. More planning is needed for using a long bow dart. For lion/lioness hunt, draw weight of long bow was 65+ lbs. For long bow dart is was only around 45lbs (and thus was a real dream to shoot).
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? A truly unique experience for those who enjoy close quarter hunting.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Wayne Lau
Contact Information: E-mail: waynel@singnet.com.sg
Hunting Experience: Just started hunting a few years ago (nearly all with bow). But hopefully learning fast. Have hunted around 34 species on four continents.
Physical Condition: OK for age but could be better and I could lose some weight.


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 Tam Safaris 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: 5369 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 9, 2006 to April 15, 2006
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Eastern Cape
Hunt Area: Cradock


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Marnus Steyl
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Rhinoceros - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28 1/2 inch - Gold.
Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lioness - mature.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Steenbok - Availability: I have taken two and I saw several the same size. I wanted a really big one.
Game Condition Comments: He has a large herd of rhino that are darted no more than once a year. We saw other game every time we went to the field.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Service on international flight was poor. Service on the SAA domestic flight was excellent.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $10000
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: There were four domestic legs in this price. Amount: $1730
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Stalking to within 20 yards of rhino with only a dart gun was fantastic. Irvin Tam provided many extras without charge. He is the most generous outfitter with whom I have hunted. There were two couples on this trip. After my friend took his lion and we both took a lioness, we had a celebration at his lodge. We were presented with 8 X 10 pictures of our lions and a bottle of wine with our picture on the label. He arranged for local dancers to come to the lodge and perform.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This was a great hunt with great people.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bryan L Fitzgerald
Contact Information: Tel. 501-868-5073 - 5610 Rummel Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 E-mail: b.l.fitzgerald@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: I have been hunting all of my life. I have hunted 15 countries on all six continents.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Tam Safaris 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: 5448 Weapon Used: Handgun How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 9, 2005 to November 20, 2005
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Tam Safaris. 5 High Street; Cradock; 5880; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-48-881-1498; Email: tamfarms@intekom.co.za; Web www.tamsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Tam
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Caracal - Availability: - Trophy Size: Average.
Kudu - Availability: - Trophy Size: East Cape, average.
Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: - Trophy Size: Huge.
Grysbok, Cape - Availability: - Trophy Size: Average.
Steenbok - Availability: - Trophy Size: Large.
Oryx, Scimitar-horned - Availability: - Trophy Size: Large.
Rhinoceros - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Darted, huge, new #1.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Extremely well organized. Own several ranches and numerous species. Operate as a business - not just as a ranch.


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 Africa Air. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Small seats.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $7000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None whatsoever. Best outfitter I have hunted with during past 10 years. Mind bogling personal attention. Highly recommend.
Highlights of Hunt: Darting rhino with a handgun. Had to get within 19 yards to penetrate. Took all day and four stalks and two charges. Final crawl on belly for 45 minutes to get close enough.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Best "Gentleman Hunt" in Africa.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Leon J. Munyan
Contact Information: Tel. 480-496-0701 - P.O. Box 51138, Phoenix, AZ 85076 E-mail: leon@munyan.com
Hunting Experience: 40+ years, six continents.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



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