Hunting Report 10984

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Grant Wilson
Contact Information:6 Emsworth Court, Pukekohe, Not Applicable New Zealand, 2120 , ; Phone: +64 92388856 Res +64 21934201 Cell Email: gwilson@xnet.co.nz
Hunting Experience:42 years. New Zealand, British Columbia, Idaho, Zimbabwe, Namibia
Physical Condition:Above average. A recent medical assessment shows my fitness is very good.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:07/16/2017 to 07/27/2017
Place of Hunt: - Namibia - 1
Hunting Area:North West Namibia, near Kamanjab
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company): ; , ;
Personal Guide (if any):Jan DuPlessis
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Oryx; Zebra, Hartmann; Kudu, Greater; Springbok; Giraffe; Baboon
Game Sought But Not Taken:Eland; Hyena; Warthog; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:Oryx obviously thrived during the recent drought. Herds are very abundant. Same for Giraffe encountered in good numbers. Other animal numbers seemed sufficient. Only Kudu at hitorically low levels due to Rabies epidemic. Outfitter says Kudu populations are steadily rebounding and could be at normal levels in 5 or 6 years. Here and there were remains of animals that perished during the drought.
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:ExcellentGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:ExcellentCondition of Equipment:Excellent
Quality of Food:GoodTrophy Care:Excellent
Name of Airline:Air New Zealand, South African AirwaysAirline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:No major problems. Understaffed check in counters at Windhoek on outward leg Windhoek to Jo'burg led to long, slow queues. Traveled Economy all round. All flights very smooth.
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:First time hunting Namibia. I enjoyed being in this big, empty landscape. Hunting a Giraffe was special. Hunting Giraffe on foot I found them to be very switched on and an enjoyable challenge. Jan DuPlessis is a capable, experienced PH, and driven to see you enjoy success.It was a great pleasure to hunt with this experienced and capable PH who is also a keen fellow hunter.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?No real hunter could fail to enjoy a hunt here. Sebra Hunts are very organised and well conducted.
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