Hunting Report 10641

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Paul Snyder
Contact Information:4367 W. 117th Ave, Westminster, Colorado United States, 80031 , ; Phone: 303-434-6933 Email: psnyder@amwestcon.com
Hunting Experience:I'm primarily an archery deer and elk hunter. I spend more time stalking than blind hunting.
Physical Condition:I am in good physical condition.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:07/14/2016 to 07/24/2016
Place of Hunt: - South Africa - 1
Hunting Area:Limpopo
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):Andries Van Wijk
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Blesbok; Kudu; Oryx, Kalahari; Impala
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:I took all of the animals I sought. The properties I hunted had plenty of kudu, impala, blesbok, but there seemed to be a lessor number of gemsbok. I did get a gemsbok, but my father in law didn't. We moved to a different property on the final day to try to get another gemsbok. We saw plenty of Gemsbok there, but ran out of time to get one. Had we hunted another day, I think we would have got one. All in all a great hunt. I saw plenty of animals and the animals we took were great trophies!
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:ExcellentGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:ExcellentCondition of Equipment:Good
Quality of Food:ExcellentTrophy Care:Excellent
Name of Airline:DeltaAirline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:Atlanta to Johannesburg direct. 15 hour flight. 777. Long but easy flight.
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:None
Highlights of Hunt:Andries is an excellent PH. It was a pleasure to have him guide us. I learned plenty about hunting in SA. The last day we went to a larger property that had a great number of animals.
Equipment Recommendations:None. In fact, one of us rented a gun from the outfitter. Great gun.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Absolutely. Andries is a great guide, and he and Steffi are excellent hosts. The lodge is very comfortable. We had an absolutely wonderful hunt and trip
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