Hunting Report 10633

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Douglas Howerton
Contact Information:PO Box 632, Wimberlay, TX USA, 78676 , ; Phone: 512.423.6447 Email: howertmdm@aol.com
Hunting Experience:Lifetime - 4th trip to Africa
Physical Condition:Above average for 68 years
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:07/27/2016 to 08/09/2016
Place of Hunt: - Namibia - 1
Hunting Area:2 hours southwest of Windhoek
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):African Twilight Safaris ; P.O.Box 30470 Windhoek, Namibia ; Phone: 011 264 62 572 001 Email: mare@africantwilightsafaris.com Website: www.africantwilightsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):Mare van der Merwe
Booking Agent (if any):Gordie White Worldwide Hunting ; PO Box 1491 Wimberley,TX 78676 ; Phone: 512-847-2048 Email: gordiewhite@verizon.net Website: www.gwhunts.com
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Kudu; Zebra, Hartmann; Oryx, Kalahari; Klipspringer; Springbok; Steenbok; Warthog; Blesbok
Game Sought But Not Taken:Leopard; ; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:Kudu are gone due to drought and rabies. Will take 2-3 years to come back. Gemsbok are just outstanding. Many klipspringer, steenbok and springbok of trophy quality. Few warthog.
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:GoodGuide/PH Ability:Good
Condition of Camp:ExcellentCondition of Equipment:Good
Quality of Food:ExcellentTrophy Care:Excellent
Name of Airline:Delta and South AfricaAirline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:
Costs
Hunting Fees:Leopard 16,000 includes baits / Daily rate 480Amount:$0.00
Trophy Fees:Kudu 1100 / Gemsbok 780 / klipspringer 1500 / springbok 460 / Hartsmans zebra 950Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:business 8500/coach 2500Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:tipsAmount:$0.00
Total:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Did not feel leopard hunt went well due to equipment and poor decisions. Kudu very poor.
Highlights of Hunt:Gemsbok is just off the chart good - lots of klipspringer.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?But limitations - no for kudu right now, not sure about leopard. Gemsbok and others yes. Very good accommodations and food. Nice people.
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