Hunting Report 10639

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Chad Bugos
Contact Information:4125 Caerleon Circle, Bentonville, Arkansas United States, 72712 , ; Phone: 479-381-3997 Email: chadbugos@cox.net
Hunting Experience:somewhere in the middle...no expert but love to hunt and have been on many different hunts.
Physical Condition:Good cardio condition but I do some insulation to the cold.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:08/02/2016 to 08/09/2016
Place of Hunt: - South Africa - 1
Hunting Area:Vallwater
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Van Wijk Safaris ; PO Box 1096 Vaalwater, South Africa ; Phone: SA Office: 27 82 852 3092 Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com Website: www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):Geoff Niemand
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Blesbok; Oryx, Kalahari; Bushbuck, Limpopo
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:
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:Maybe one of the best flights I have ever had - ATL to Johannesburg and back.
Costs
Hunting Fees:Amount:$7000.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$5000.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$2500.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$2000.00
Total:$14000.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Zero problems..
Highlights of Hunt:Shooting a porcupine at night running across an onion field!
Equipment Recommendations:bring some warmer clothing if you are going to night hunt. It can easily get down to ~40 degrees F
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?High Class outfitter and they are INCREDIBLY HONEST people. I have hunted with many outfitters and have often felt the outfitter was full of shit. Not the case here. Andries and Steffi Van Wijk are people of the highest caliber.
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