Hunting Report 10376

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Paul Lassman
Contact Information:Deep Filling Farm, Hinders Lane, Huntley, Gloucester, Gloucestershire United Kingdom, GL193EZ , ; Phone: 0044 1452 831607 Email: lasslandsfarms@ xtra.co.nz
Hunting Experience:UK, New Zealand (Forest Service deer culler), Canada, Alaska, Kenya(1975)Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia
Physical Condition:Not bad for an arthritic, overweight, beaten-up old farmer
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:10/01/2015 to 10/16/2015
Place of Hunt: - Zambia - 1
Hunting Area:Royal Kafue
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Royal Kafue ; , ; Phone: 011-260-97-8157643 Email: fairgame@iconnect.zm
Personal Guide (if any):Andrew Baldry
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Sable; Bushpig; Reedbuck; Puku; Oribi; Zebra; Lechwe
Game Sought But Not Taken:Roan; ; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:All game in fine condition. Plenty of feed for increasing game numbers.
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:ExcellentGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:GoodCondition of Equipment:Good
Quality of Food:GoodTrophy Care:Excellent
Name of Airline:BA and SAAAirline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:
Costs
Hunting Fees:Amount:$0.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Total:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Elephant poachers were a minor distraction. Royal Kafue game scouts captured 5 of them with their guns. Mr Baldry is winning a rough battle and the results speak for themselves.
Highlights of Hunt:The quotas are kept deliberately low as game numbers recover so the quality of really old males of all species is outstanding. A health problem caused a postponement of this hunt and all the buffalo quota was used up by the time I arrived. We saw many hundreds of buffalo including a number of huge old dagga boys better than any I have seen before. A herd of bull elephants peacefully hung around the camp and lions came to visit. The Sable had very heavy, thick horn bases and was broomed back to 40inches.rnCollecting a fine old male bushpig was a bonus, having failed to get one on previous hunts. Big bull Sitatunga feeding in front of camp but on the wrong side of the river! Fly-camping on the Kafue Flats for Lechwe was an adventure and much better than the usual rushed side trip from Lusaka. Phenomenal birding.
Equipment Recommendations:An accurate long-range rifle for the Kafue Flats.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?This is a great opportunity to hunt genuine free-range Zambian speciality species and get outstanding trophies. Andrew Baldry needs the support of the hunting community as he personally finances the restoration of a poached-out concession to a hunting paradise. This is real Africa for those ready to move on from the fences of South Africa
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