Hunting Report 10265

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Bruce H. McArthur
Contact Information:4704 Mirabella Place, Lutz, FL USA, 33558 , ; Phone: 813.451.0758 Email: bhmcarthur@verizon.net
Hunting Experience:While this was my first trip to South Africa, I have hunted all over the world.
Physical Condition:Good
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:06/12/2015 to 06/19/2015
Place of Hunt: - South Africa - 1
Hunting Area:Eastern Cape / KIKUYU Lodge Game Reserve
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Kikuyu Lodge Hunting Safaris ; 609 E Chicago Rd Sturgis,MI 49091 ; Phone: 269 358 2950 Website: www.kikuyulodge.com
Personal Guide (if any):Harry Fourie
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Oryx, Kalahari; Impala; Nyala; Wildebeest, Black; Caracal; Lechwe, Red
Game Sought But Not Taken:Zebra; Kudu; Warthog; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:All had excellent hides
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:ExcellentGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:ExcellentCondition of Equipment:Good
Quality of Food:ExcellentTrophy Care:Excellent
Name of Airline:Airline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:International flight Delta, local South African flights were good and timely.
Costs
Hunting Fees:Bought the hunt at the Tampa SCI banquet for $3200. Hunt included Impala, Blesbuck, warthog, wildebeestAmount:$3200.00
Trophy Fees:Gemsbuck $1150, Caracal $910, Nyala and Red Lechwe each $2650Amount:$7360.00
Permits/Licenses:includedAmount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Delta flights from Tampa, FL was purchased with points and upgrade cost was $750Amount:$750.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Rent outfitters gun $200Amount:$200.00
Total:$10760.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Rain and wind but this could not be blamed on the outfitter.
Highlights of Hunt:My first trip to SOuth Africa, my wife and I made a vacation out of the trip and visited many great places. Even though my wife is not a hunter we both had a wonderful time and are looking forward to returning.
Equipment Recommendations:Bring your own range finder. Outfitter's rifle 7mm mag was excellent.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Great trip the lodge was wonderful and the staff could not be more friendly. We felt like family. Could not be more impressed with the service and Harry Fourie.
Important Notes
Notified Outfitter?noNotified Personal Guide?noNotified Booking Agent?no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, booking_agent or guide?no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?
Additional Hunter Comments and/or Outfitter/Booking Agent Rebuttals