Hunting Report 11013

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:David B. Hartman
Contact Information:3946 Dorado Beach Drive, Canfield, Ohio USA, 44406 , ; Phone: 412-715-2415 Email: dbhartman4936@gmail.com
Hunting Experience:I have been on 51 guided big game hunts around the world including 11 trips to Africa. I have taken the Big 5, the Dangerous 7, and many plains game species. I have taken many trophies from North America (including sheep, grizzly and polar bears, and moose and elk).
Physical Condition:I am in excellent physical condition
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:05/14/2017 to 05/22/2017
Place of Hunt: - Mozambique - 1
Hunting Area:near Lake Cahora Bassa
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Safaris De Mocambique/Safaris Mozambique ; PO Box 134 Kwazulu Natal, 4422 Zimbabwe ; Phone: 011-27-32-5381138 Email: simon@rodger.biz Website: www.safarisdemozambique.com
Personal Guide (if any):Rob Oostindien
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Buffalo, Cape; Hippopotamus
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:Huge numbers of cape buffalo, hippo, and croc. Also saw a large amount of plains game and elephants.
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:EmiratesAirline ServiceFair
Airline Comments:One of my bags (the one with my hunting clothes and ammo) failed to arrive with the rest of my gear.
Costs
Hunting Fees:10 days @ $1,300/dayAmount:$13000.00
Trophy Fees:fee for the cape buffaloAmount:$4000.00
Permits/Licenses:hunting licenseAmount:$750.00
Commercial Airfares:EmiratesAmount:$1400.00
Charter Airfares:NAAmount:$0.00
Other Costs:gun permit and field prepAmount:$1000.00
Total:$18750.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Except for the airline's failure to get all my bags to Africa, there were absolutely no problems. The safari firm worked hard to get my missing bag to camp once the airline delivered it to the airport
Highlights of Hunt:Tracking cape buffalo into the bush for a shot of less than 40 yards. The PH and the trackers were amazing in their ability to track animals over bare ground.
Equipment Recommendations:Good, comfortable hunting shoes.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?I have been to Africa 11 times and this is one of the very best safari firms I have ever been with. The camp was over the top comfortable and well appointed. The food was great, the evening camp fire was what it should be, and the service from the top down was first rate. The number and quality of game animals was outstanding. The main camp is located right on the banks of the Zambesi River, just upstream from Lake Cahora Bassa and the overall effect is tremendous. A truly wonderful experience.
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