Hunting Report 10892

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Russell Marshall
Contact Information:6017 Country Club Drive, Victoria, Texas USA, 77904 , ; Phone: 361.649.9976 Email: ruzzmarshall58@gmail.com
Hunting Experience:Africa, South America, Canada, Europe, South Pacific, Mexico and the US.
Physical Condition:Good.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:04/16/2017 to 04/30/2017
Place of Hunt: - Cameroon - 1
Hunting Area:Lognia/Covaref
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Mayo Oldiri Safaris ; Maria de Molina 5, 3rd 28006 Madrid, Spain ; Phone: 011-34-91-564-9431 Email: r.reguera@mayoldiri.com Website: www.mayoldiri.com
Personal Guide (if any):Herve Houdebine
Booking Agent (if any):Adventure Unlimited ; 710 Buffalo Street Corpus Christi,TX 78401 ; Email: ausafari@gmail.com Website: www.adventureunlimited.com
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Bongo
Game Sought But Not Taken:Elephant; ; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:Forest hunting is a mental game and unlike hunting elsewhere in Africa where you see game regularly. There were days where we saw only a few monkeys, but the spoor bore out the game was there. Just a matter of tracking it and a bit of luck catching up to it.
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:GoodGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:GoodCondition of Equipment:Good
Quality of Food:GoodTrophy Care:Good
Name of Airline:Air FranceAirline ServicePoor
Airline Comments:My partner's luggage didn't make the final leg of the flight to Douala resulting in a costly overland transport of his bags four days later. This also happened to me last year when I flew AF into Burkina Faso!
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 that were under control of Mayo or Herve. When it doesn't rain the last ten days of the hunt, it is just the breaks of that particular hunt.
Highlights of Hunt:Taking a beautiful bongo bull on day three. A true bucket list trophy for me.
Equipment Recommendations:Cool, breathable clothing plus rain gear. Early in the hunt we were rained on every day. Absolutely do not forget your head net, sweat bees could be fierce. Pack an extra shirt in your pack for the ride home. After several hours tracking in the jungle your clothes will be soaked with sweat and clothing doesn't dry quickly in the high humidity of the jungle. A dry shirt on the drive back to camp was nice!
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?A totally unique experience in the rain forest and a true adventure. Unlike any African hunt I have experienced in 24 safaris across 11 countries.
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