Hunting Report 10627

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:W. Bruce Conoles
Contact Information:PO Box 810, Pell City, AL USA, 35125 , ; Phone: 205.405.7125 Email: canoles@netzero.net
Hunting Experience:50 plus years. Serapa was the 6th lodge I have hunted in RSA.
Physical Condition:Excellent at age 63.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:07/19/2016 to 07/26/2016
Place of Hunt: - South Africa - 1
Hunting Area:Northwest Province / Tosco
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):AAA Serapa Safaris ; PO Box 19 Tosca, 8618 South Africa ; Phone: 011 +27.82.440.3937 Email: info@lionhuntingsafaris.com Website: www.lionhuntingsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):Ockert Oliver and Jhonty Fitzgerald
Booking Agent (if any):Discount African Hunts ; 35246 US Hwy. 19 N #245 Palm Harbor,FL 34684 ; Phone: 727-223-2093 Email: johnm@discountafricanhunts.com Website: www.discountafricanhunts.com
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Lion; Caracal; Jackal; Springbok; Steenbok; Blesbok
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:All animals were healthy and all were much more challenging to hunt than in many other areas of South Africa. Although the plains game was very abundant all species were always extremely wary. I assumed this to be because of the constant presence of lions. Rarely in RSA do you have this feeling of a truly wild African experience. The lions add this element.
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:DeltaAirline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:Both flights on time with friendly in flight service.
Costs
Hunting Fees:John Martins of Discount African Hunts in Palm Harbor FL offers some amazing discounts on top quality hunts. He is also a hard working agent who promptly returns calls and pays attention to all details. I would suggest subscribers contact John directly for price details. There are great prices available from now for non exportable South African Lions. 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:None
Highlights of Hunt:Too many to name! Excitement of tracking a lion in Kalahari Desert. Bagging the scarce and elusive caracal the last hour of the last day. The energy and enthusiasm of young PHs Ockert Oliver and Johnty Fitzgerald. The bounty of Kalahari region. The roaring of lions at dusk and dawn.
Equipment Recommendations:Good quality hiking boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Serapa lodge is 5 Star. There is not a nicer hunting lodge in RSA. The two PHs assigned to me were the best I have hunted with. They both worked tirelessly day and night for a week to find top trophy animals.
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