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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Vidale 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: 8773 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 22, 2012 to July 28, 2012
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Bangweulu


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Jody Higgins
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Score 52
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Score 74 4/8
Sitatunga - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: SCI Score 64
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The animals seen were all 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: South African Airlines Airline Service: N/A
Airline Comments: No problems


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Black Lechwe - $4500, Kafue Lechwe - $4500, Sitatunga - $5000 Amount: $14000
Permits/Licenses: Gun permit - $200, Ammo Duty $150 Amount: $350
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: One way Amount: $2950
Other Costs: Government fees $1000, dip & pack $800 Amount: $1800
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Sitting in the machan overlooking the paparu and following the sitatungas movement.
Equipment Recommendations: Inexpensive hip boots for both kafue lechwe & sitatunga
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? From the Kafue flats to the marsh area of Bangweulu, beautiful and unbelievable number of animals.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert Duhadaway
Contact Information: Tel. 302-275-4622 - 1403 Ridge Rd | Wilmington | DE | 19809 E-mail: bobcatdu17@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: All over the world
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 Vidale 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: 7897 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 9, 2010 to September 17, 2010
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Stephen Henderson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 39 1/4 with 16 1/2 bosses.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 30 inch tusk, very nice.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 18 inches.
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Cannot recall but very nice.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28 inches, very nice.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Our second time with Vidale and Stephen Henderson as our PH. Again a seriously wonderful shoot, the only difficult part of the hunt was having to leave. We shall return for another buffalo and leopard.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: As with all airlines the food was awful. We used frequent flier miles so the cost was not so bad.


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: Spending time with Mrs. Vidale in camp and the seriously great job done by our PH Stephen Henderson. The tracking skills of our tracker, Game Scout & Stephen to track the four dugga boys for nearly 5 hours, getting the sticks set up in time for a one shot 200 yard kill.
Equipment Recommendations: A large enough rifle for the job. I shot a custom .416 Ruger, did a lot of practice. Get a rifle that fits you and learn to use it. Found a GPS great to mark the spots of our kill for Google Earth.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The complete professional manner of the entire operation. From organizing your safari until your animals are in the USA.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Glenn O Baker
Contact Information: Tel. 570-864-3242 - 192 Spencers Road, Benton, PA 17814 E-mail: bland@epix.net
Hunting Experience: Pushing 50 years. Over the world and the USA.
Physical Condition: Still above ground and looking to our next safari.


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
Have always found Zambia a safe destination, easy to get to, the people friendly and English is the official language. The biggest problem was the elephants, they were like a rash everywhere. We looked for elephants nearly as much as we did game was also seriously in abundance. Used a Custom .416 Ruger rifle with a 3.5 X 15 - 50mm Nightforce Scope which worked seriously well. Used custom loads and Barnes 400 Grain TSX bullets. Everything was a one shot kill.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Vidale 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: 7480 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 3, 2009 to September 10, 2009
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Mwanya


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): John Barth; Adventure Unlimited. 710 Buffalo Street; Suite 807; Corpus Christi; TX; 78401; Fax: 361-852-1766;Email: safaris@trip.net; Web www.ausafari.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Outstanding.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Outstanding.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Outstanding.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All game was healthy. Plenty of old buffalo bulls. Note that the zebra in this area do not have the typical shadow stripe and are a striking pure black and white.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Airline Service: 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: Fico and his PHs were fantastic, serious about their profession, fluent in the history of the area and the hunting profession, it was inspirational to be around such passionate hunters. Stalking small groups of old buffalo bulls in the heavy bush was our goal and we did it every day. Close contact with elephants every day. Lion and leopard sign was plentiful. All plains game was plentiful. While I chose a limited bag others in group shot full bag of quality trophies, with large (15foot) croc and large hippo. Beautiful photos of abundant wildlife was a treat.
Equipment Recommendations: Camp is remote, but quality accomodations. Wives were comfortable with the accommodations. In the mopane forests the flies can be bad...we successfully pre-treated our clothing and used Cactus Juice and Deet. Some took bug nets too.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Absolutely. Best hunting experience of my lifetime. We will go back and take family/friends with us. Please call if you are considering this hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Marty Erdossy
Contact Information: Tel. 757-353-8732 - 1509 Catesby Circle, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 E-mail: merdossy@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Scotland, Greece, South Africa, Zambia, New Mexico, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey (birds and big game).
Physical Condition: Excellent. Even better after the hunt. Lots of walking.


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
Incredible experience, everything that I had hoped for in my first Cape Buffalo hunt. Lots of old bulls. Quality hunting experience with variety of landscape and game available. As mentioned above, Fico and his PHs are the real deal, passionate about their profession and experience to back up their position. Dinner conversation challenges the best hunting action books you have ever read. We are going back soon!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Vidale 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: 7477 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 2, 2009 to September 9, 2009
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Mufawi area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Stephen Henderson
Booking Agent (if any): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Great old Dugga Boy with lovely bosses.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very large hippo.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 16 foot crocodile - super.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large puku and they are everywhere.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very nice bushbuck.
Grysbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 4 inch and lots of fun to hunt.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very large male. No brown, all black/white.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw thousands of buffalo. Every animal we sought was in serious abundance and those we did not seek were there as well by the hundreds. Everything was in superb condition we saw.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: We used Frequent Flier miles to upgrade which made the flight tolerable as I am 6 foot 4 inches and do not fit small seats well.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Have yet to total it but who cares it was fantastic. 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, other than the time went by far too quickly and it seems a long time until next year.
Highlights of Hunt: Every day was a highlight. Fico, the staff and each PH made every second memorable without even seeming to try.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? No one in our group wanted for anything. It is impossible to describe the amount of game. How great the camp, PH's, trackers, game ranger. Pick up and delivery. Mr. Vidale organizes you from A to Z and with a smile. If you have a layover in Lusaka go to the Lusaka Flying club for a great lunch and good drinks.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Glenn O Baker
Contact Information: Tel. 570-864-3242 - 192 Spencers Road, Benton, PA 17814 E-mail: bland@epix.net
Hunting Experience: Over 50 years in various contries.
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
Fredrico Vidale operates a ***** operation in the real African bush. There were four of us shooting at his camp. Each had his own PH and each was in every respect a TRUE professional. The food was better than meals we have had in the London Ritz and did not have to wear a tie to eat it. Each and every gun managed with ease to bag everything for which they came. The area is so large that we only heard one distant shot the entire time. I used a .416 Taylor with 400 gr Barnes TSX & Solids. Everything was a one shot kill with the exception of the buffalo. My shooting sticks slipped as I shot and it ended up in a 1 1/2 hour follow up until dark and 3 1/2 hours the next day but the trackers did a magnificent job and a 30 yard shot between the eyes with a solid ended the job. A blind frog could go there and if he could point a gun in safety have a wonderful shoot. Anyone who wants a real Safari please contact us as we seriously could not recommend anyone better than Mr. Vidale.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Vidale 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: 7471 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 5, 2009 to August 16, 2009
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Luangwa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Poor.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Very good.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Hyena - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Good.
Grysbok - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Very good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: South African Airlines and Proflight Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Borrowed a rifle so had no problems. Delayed on SA flight on way home but nothing too serious.


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Taking all of the trophies that I sought - couldn't ask for more. Shot the wrong hippo but it was a genuine mistake by the guide, but other than this, was delighted with all of the trophies. Saw lion and elephant on a regular basis. PH was great fun, with lots of interesting stories.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Daniel Mulholland
Contact Information: Tel. 011-44-2076-305-119 - Flat 2, 88 Tachbrook Street, London, UK E-mail: dmulholland@angloamerican.co.uk
Hunting Experience: Reasonably experienced. Hunted in 21 countries.
Physical Condition: 32 years old. Average fitness 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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Vidale 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: 7013 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 13, 2008 to October 6, 2008
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Selous
Hunt Area: U1 and U2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Dylan Cloete
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 70 inches.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 101 0/8 SCI.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 63 12/16 SCI.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 11 feet 4 1/2 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 112 5/8 SCI.
Reedbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 21 3/8 SCI.
Eland - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 92 5/8 SCI.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lichtenstein hartebeest. 63 5/8 SCI.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I saw at least 250 elephants and many legal bulls. I encountered three different large herds of cape buffalo. There were also small groups of old bulls. We had one male lion come to a bait twice, but not while I was in the blind. There seemed to be several lions and leopards around, but with all the plains game animals calving, there was not much hope of getting them on the bait. Overall, the game populations were good.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and South African Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: The Delta flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg is great. This was the second time I have taken it. It stops in Dakar, Senegal for fuel and then continues to Johannesburg. I did have to overnight in South Africa, but it was not a problem and the South African Airways flight to Dar Es Salaam was just great.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Daily Rate $1,500 Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: About $10,000. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Frequent flyer to Johnnesburg and $612 to Dar Es Salaam Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: $2,000 each way, was lucky to share the first leg with two other hunters, so was less than $700. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Being able to complete my Big 5 with the elephant, and getting up close and personal (within 25 yards) of at least two dozen different elephants. Also my PH, Dylan Cloete, was only 26 years old but had the experience of a much older man. It was so refreshing to see such a young man with such depth. He began hunting as a child in Zimbabwe and guiding safaris at 18 years old.
Equipment Recommendations: Take malaria prophylaxis and prepare to learn to hate tsetse flies.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Especially if a friend is looking for an elephant, Cape buffalo, hippo and crocodile. The other game was plentiful enough as well.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dennis Campbell
Contact Information: Tel. 205-674-0101 - PO Box 310727, Birmingham, AL 35231 E-mail: campholl@aol.com
Hunting Experience: 50 years, Grand Slam®, Ovis World Slam® (and Super 30"), Capra World Slam® (and Super 20"), Triple Slam", Big 5, N.A. 29, and total of over 200 different species of the world
Physical Condition: I am 57 years old at the time of this safari and report. I have been a mountain hunter for sheep and goats since 1982 and have hunted them regularly. I have hunted the Caucasus and Himalayas, not to mention the Rockies and many more mountain ranges of the world. I guess I am in pretty fair 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
Fico and Heather Vidale are very prompt in communicating. I find this to be very important for planning any hunt.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Vidale 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: 6844 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 26, 2008 to August 6, 2008
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Lumimba Mwanya Game Farm


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Fico Vidale
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14.5 skull.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 45.5 inches.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 19 inches.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inches.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 foot.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 56 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 24 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Grysbok - Availability: Still too much cover.
Game Condition Comments: Plentiful and very tame, good trophy quality.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: British Airways 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: Following up on a wounded leopard and finding it.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very professionally run and very relaxed hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Giuseppe Cioli
Contact Information: Tel. 011-39-348-441-5214 - Italy E-mail: acquisti@nfnt.it
Hunting Experience: Europe and Namibia.
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
Very professional and accommodating to every need of the client. I took 30 animals in 12 days of hunting and all trophy book.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Vidale Safaris Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6274 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 16, 2007 to September 2, 2007
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Fico Vidale
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: Bad luck. Came to the bait a very big lion, but we have no chance at all, because he dragged the meat out of our sight.
Game Condition Comments: Difficult terrain, a little early safari. There was not too much terrain burned because green grass. Excellent operation. Fico worked very hard. Very good team and equipment. Very recommendable.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: KLM Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: They don't allow to travel with ammunition. We had a permit from the airline and from Dutch customs, but the airline decided in the airport to allow the guns but not the ammunition. Fico solved in tanzania, but it was a terrible problem. We will sue the airline. Please tell hunters not to take KLM. It's not a friendly airline for hunters. Coming back, they charged 40 euros per kilo extra weight, and they asked us for 40 kg. We have less than 20, and there was no way to claim. If you want to fly, you must pay was all the explanation.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $45000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $28631
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $8590
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Too much green grass.
Highlights of Hunt: Fico and the team.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ramon Estalella
Contact Information: Tel. 011-34-686-968-762 - Orense 32, Madrid Spain E-mail: restalella@cehat.com
Hunting Experience: 60 hunts overseas, ibex grand slam, Ovis grand slam.
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 Vidale Safaris Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5843 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 1, 2006 to November 14, 2006
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Mwatisi North Open area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Fico Vidale
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good. 43, 40, 39 and 39 inches.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good. 18 and 19 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good. 11 and 11 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Zebra - Availability: Very few.
Game Condition Comments: Good numbers of game and quite tame.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $11900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $8400
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $4000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $5000
Other Costs: Gun permits. Amount: $250
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Being able to track game instead of spotting from the car. This is real hunting.
Equipment Recommendations: Good walking shoes. Camel pack for water when walking.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Guide very capable and also a big advantage when guide is also owner of the company.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Palo Musso
Contact Information: Tel. 011-39-335-5711530 - Strada Fontaneto 77, Cheri, Torino, Italy 10023 E-mail: musso@libero.it
Hunting Experience: 20 African safaris.
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
Guide is very adaptable to clients needs. Excellent Italian food. Speaks local language as well as English, Italian and Spanish.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5850 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 15, 2006 to October 22, 2006
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Selous Reserve


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Max Nitingale
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Wildebeest - Availability: Nyassa wildebeest. Stalked a few, no opportunity for shots.
Game Condition Comments: Hunted seven days, saw no buffalo the first two days, then saw probably 1,000 over the next five days. Bagged one old "dugga boy" and one younger bull with better drop and spread, weaker boss. Fico and Heather put together a package including 7 days and one buffalo for $8,000. The Selous is wonderful. Wildest, most remote place I've ever been. Will definitely return. You can also take zebra, warthog, hartebeest on the seven day license, but we had taken all in Namibia so decided to keep the trophy fees down.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: KLM Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Personal TV screen mounted too low for someone 6 foot tall. Had to slouch way down to barely see screen. I know fuel prices are high, but expect more service when spending almost $2,000 on a flight.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $1850
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1900
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1600
Other Costs: Amount: $500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: It's a very physical hunt, and hot and humid during the day. Prepare ahead, get in shape for maximum enjoyment and shot opportunities.
Highlights of Hunt: First buffalo charged after receiving three 300 gr. .375's, took two more shots to change his mind on the subject.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Adventure at its highest. Enough said.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: David Baker
Contact Information: Tel. 559-284-0321 - 9 River Park Place East, Fresno, CA 93720 E-mail: dtbaker@sti.net
Hunting Experience: Second African safari, hunted Alaska, Canada and many western states.
Physical Condition: Fit 35 year old.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Vidale Safaris Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5841 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 2, 2006 to September 23, 2006
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Selous
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Bernard
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: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 1.95 metre ivory.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 18 baits hit.
Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Old male taken 9 am.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Three. Hard walking but fantastic.
Zebra - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Beautiful stallion.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Rowland Ward Lichenstein hartebeest.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 6 metres. Out of water.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Hunting was hard but if you were prepared to walk and work hard the trophies were there. The hardest hunt of my life but look at the stats. And the best hunt of my life.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: British Airways Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: As usual British Airways looked after us and the guns. No problems at all.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $35000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $23000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $5000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None, except it had to come to an end.
Highlights of Hunt: Hippo at 6 metres out of water, 1.95 metre elephant, lion at 9am, leopard at 8 am and on the video, zebra at 175 metres off the shoulder and no rest. I could go on and on.....
Equipment Recommendations: Recommend taking a sat phone to call home.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Attention to detail was fantastic. Get fit so you can walk and you will have the time of you life.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Michael Seare
Contact Information: Tel. 011-44-7850-345550 - 70 Grand Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex, England BN11 5AD E-mail: mike@seare.co.uk
Hunting Experience: Been hunting in Africa for the last 12 years.
Physical Condition: 42 years old and I can now run 10K (6 miles) in under an hour.


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 Vidale Safaris Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5842 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 26, 2006 to August 6, 2006
Place of Hunt: Zambia -
Hunt Area: Luangwa River Valley


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Fico Vidale
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: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 170 pound.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 52 inches.
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40 inches.
Roan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Top 10 SCI.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 foot.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38 inch boss. 17 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: Not enough time (I had to shorten the hunt).
Game Condition Comments: Saw lots of game each day. The roan will score top 10 SCI book. Leopard was a 10 year old tom with a very big block head. Several large eland bulls spotted and I doubt I will kill a bigger eland or roan in my lifetime.


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: Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Nice King Air I flew into camp on was very nice as was pilot.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $2,000 per day. Amount: $24000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $15000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $4000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $4000
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: There were no problems.
Highlights of Hunt: Roan is a hard animal to hunt, but since we got the leopard on the third day we were able to go up in the mountains and go after one. Stalking a herd of eland and picking out the big bull (patience was needed but it paid off, thank you Fico).
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Fico is great to hunt with. I took a 70 pound (both sides were 70 pounds each) elephant last year with him in Tanzania. He hunts and that is what I want in a safari.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Clete Brewer
Contact Information: Tel. 479-254-3777 - 96 Champions Blvd., Rogers, AR 72758 E-mail: clete@sportclips.com
Hunting Experience: Second safari in Africa. I have spent the last 10 years hunting primarily deer in Texas and elk out West a couple of time each year.
Physical Condition: 41 years old. 5'10". 190 pounds. I could be in better shape but I would say average.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Fico has a great team and the camp was first class. Best pasta in the bush I would say.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4771 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 19, 2005 to June 4, 2005
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Luangwa Valley
Hunt Area: Sofram camp


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Fico Vidale
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: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good mane, big male.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 58 7/16.
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 50 7/8.
Grysbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Sharp's grysbok. 6 12/16.
Warthog - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 32 8/16.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 105 1/4.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 45 1/4.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Roan - Availability: Southern roan. Still a lot of lone grass too green to burn.
Wildebeest - Availability: Cookson wildebeest. Still a lot of lone grass too green to burn.
Game Condition Comments: This is my 16th African safari. Never been to a concession that had as many lion or bushbuck.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $32400
Trophy Fees: Amount: $9000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $4000
Other Costs: Tips, Lusaka hotel, Gov. fees, dip and pack. Amount: $9000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: A lot of elephants in the area. We discovered the remains of a native who had been gored and stomped. Notified authorities.
Highlights of Hunt: Spending two nights in a blind 25 yards from a pride of five lions on bait. Three times an outside male lion came and fought the two males in the pride before being driven away.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is my third safari with Vidale. They have all been great.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Edward Yates
Contact Information: Tel. 717-252-2571 - 690 Grand Manor Dr., Wrightsville, PA 17368
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3768 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 1, 2003 to November 16, 2003
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Selous
Hunt Area: Blocks U1 and U2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Fico Vidale
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: Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 15 2/8 inches.
Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 48 pounds and 45 pounds.
Wildebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Nyasa wildebeest. SCI Gold.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Record Book.
Civet - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI top ten.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 4 1/2 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: East African eland. Only saw a few bulls. Changing winds and alert cows in the herds stopped us several times short of success.
Game Condition Comments: Game was abundant with the exception of eland.


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:
Name of Airline: Northwest and KLM Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $1,000 per day. Amount: $16000
Trophy Fees: Per Government list. Amount: $9800
Permits/Licenses: Government dipping and packing $4,200, firearms $400. Amount: $4600
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $3000
Other Costs: Tips, etc. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Flies, more flies, lots of flies.
Highlights of Hunt: Finding a mature kudu bull just killed by a leopard and using it as natural bait to get the cat.
Equipment Recommendations: Insect repellant.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Vidale and I have hunted together before (in Zambia). This hunt was my 15th in Africa and one of my most enjoyable. Well run camp. Excellent PH & good game populations.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Edward D. Yates
Contact Information: Tel. 717-252-2571 - 690 Grand Manor Dr., Wrightsville, PA 17368
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1181 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 13, 1999 to November 3, 1999
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Kilombero


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Fico Vidale
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: Lion - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 10 - foot medium mane
Hippopotamus - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 26 inch ivory
Crocodile - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 10 - foot long
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: (Took three) 37, 39 and 43.
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 35 inches
Puku - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 18 inches
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: - Trophy Size: Took two.
Hyena - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: Time spent after lion as primary animal sought.
Elephant - Availability: Saw lots of elephant, but no bulls with large enough ivory.
Game Condition Comments: Note: Hunter also took a baboon. Saw lots of lions but had hard time finding the old big maned the Kilombero is known for. Saw thousands of buffalo, zebra and puku everywhere.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 21-day safari Amount: $22050
Trophy Fees: Amount: $11724
Permits/Licenses: Government fees ($4,200); Two gun licenses ($340.00) Amount: $4540
Commercial Airfares: Used frequent flyer miles Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Tanzanair Amount: $2350
Other Costs: (Observer - $200 per day; Tips to camp (not including PH) $1,000 Amount: $5200
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Time went by too fast!
Highlights of Hunt: Great hunt. Everyday was a highlight!
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Fico was the hardest working PH I have ever had.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Cliff Tulpa
Contact Information: Tel. 907-248-0488 - 3105 Delta Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502 E-mail: Cliff@Baycreekmortgage.com
Hunting Experience: I have hunted throughout the United States, Canada, the Northwest Territory, British Columbia, Ontario, Alaska, Mexico Zimbawe and Tanzania.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 949 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 7, 1999 to June 23, 1999
Place of Hunt: Zambia - Three areas: Bangweulu Swamp, Luangwa Valley and Kafue
Hunt Area: Lumbatwa, Chanjuzi and Lochinvar


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vidale Safaris. PO Box 32622; Lusaka; Zambia; Tel. 011-260-211-272-788; Email: vidsaf@zamnet.zm; Web www.vidalesafaris.net
Personal Guide (if any): Fico Vidale
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: Sitatunga - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 25 inches
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26 inches
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI 64 iches
Puku - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 15 1/2 inches
Lechwe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 30 1/2 inches
Game Sought But Not Taken: Grysbok - Availability: Very high grass.
Wildebeest - Availability: Poor shooting.
Game Condition Comments: High grass in the Luangwa Valley made hunting difficult. Rained until mid-May, normally stops mid-April.


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:
Name of Airline: South African Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: High grass. Missed a very easy shot at a cookson wildebeest, about 80 yards. Scope out of alignment.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would recommend this hunt. I had a great time, but go in July or August after the grass is burned.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Edward D. Yates
Contact Information: Tel. 717-252-2571 - 690 Grand Manor Drive, Wrightsville, PA 17368
Hunting Experience: Extensive experience.
Physical Condition: OK.


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


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