Hunting Report 10619

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Richard Petree
Contact Information:1684 White Mines Rd, Abilene, Texas USA, 79603 , ; Phone: 3258290614 Email: rpetree@westernvc.com
Hunting Experience:I have been hunting all my life but the extent of my hunting of larger animals is whitetail deer in West Texas. This hunt gave me the opportunity to see what real hunting is about.
Physical Condition:I am an older adult but in good physical condition. We probably walked 50 miles during the week following animals.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:08/05/2016 to 08/13/2016
Place of Hunt: - South Africa - 1
Hunting Area:
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Big Game Hunting Adventures ; 1313 Thompson Circle #286 Dupont,WA 98327 ; Phone: 1 (903) 702-1111 Email: john@biggamehuntingadventures.com Website: www.biggamehuntingadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Kudu, Greater; Blesbok; Oryx, Kalahari; Zebra; Wildebeest, Black; Waterbuck, Ringed (Common Waterbuck); Warthog; Eland, Giant (Lord Derby)
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:The number of animals on this hunt were amazing. Hundreds of animals including giraffes roaming over the thousands of acres in this preserve. We were able to pick some very nice trophies out of the herds with help from our guide.
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:ExcellentGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:ExcellentCondition of Equipment:Excellent
Quality of Food:ExcellentTrophy Care:Excellent
Name of Airline:EmritesAirline ServiceGood
Airline Comments:A very long trip made bareable by pretty good food and nice stewardesses.
Costs
Hunting Fees:10 animalsAmount:$12000.00
Trophy Fees:6 shoulder mounts, pelts, etcAmount:$4900.00
Permits/Licenses:IncludedAmount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:EmritesAmount:$1900.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Hotel for two additional nightsAmount:$600.00
Total:$17500.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Nothing. It was perfect.
Highlights of Hunt:This company is absolutely great. The booking agent had everything totally prepared. The outfitter was perfect. They went out of their way to pick us up and dropped us back at the airport without additional cost. They helped pick best animals to shoot and got us into position to hit the target. Most shots were from 100 yards up to 320 yards. This outfitter walks and stalks the animals making the hunt a challenge instead of the drive-up-and-shoot hunt. The facilities were great and our outfitter was a very interesting fellow with lots of stories of history of the area and hunting stories to fill the evenings. Our cook was very good even preparing a birthday cake as I celebrated my birthday there. I can't say enough good things about the experience.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?It was the hunt of a lifetime. I took my 14 year old son who shot most of the animals and what memories we have of this wonderful experience. Every aspect of the hunting experience was absolutely perfect. Every detail was taken care of in an exceptional manner. Our booking agent kept us informed of everything we needed to consider and our outfitter had everything planned perfectly. We shot everything in our package plus three other animals we were able to add while on site. Six of the animals were good enough trophies to have mounted. Amazing experience.
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