Hunting Report 11085

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Chad Allen
Contact Information:908 Canyon Drive, Cleburne, Texas USA, 76033 , ; Phone: 817-401-7726 Email:
Hunting Experience:Very Experienced....
Physical Condition:Good...42 years old
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:12/07/2017 to 12/20/2017
Place of Hunt: - Zimbabwe - 1
Hunting Area:Save Valley-Humani and Arda Blocks
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Roger Whittall Safaris ; , ; Phone: 011-263-773-755-451 Email: Website:
Personal Guide (if any):Guy Whittall
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Lion; ; Buffalo, Cape; Buffalo, Cape; Bushpig; Giraffe; Hyena
Game Sought But Not Taken:Elephant; ; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:Arda Block-Seen 20+ Duggaboys a day and followed all tracks we could from Single bulls to groups of 2-10 Duggaboys. All these bulls were the largest bodied buffalo I have witnessed in many safaris. I was in awe of the condition, Genetics, and Quality of the Buffalo. Conditions were Green and Cover was tight which made for awesome Double Rifle hunting and very close hunting! Humani- Is a very special place and words do not do this area Justice. You must see for yourself...
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:Delta 200/201 and SA 0023/0024Airline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:
Hunting Fees:Amount:$0.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt:Taking a Beautiful Mature Lion in the Daylight while on foot from 40 yards. A dream come true for me and an all time emotional high. Between lunch on Day 2 and Lunch on Day 3, while following Buff/Ele spoor on foot, I physical seen in daylight hunting hours, all 5 of the African Big 5 members, Including a Black Rhino Cow and her Calf. Several days later, experienced a White Rhino Bull while hunting as well. A personal highlight for me was sharing Campfire with Roger and Anne Whittall, Son Guy Whittall, and all the Whittall Family on Humani. We had a big Shumba Party after our success and my Good Friend Leon DuPlessis, A Northern Save Valley Safari Operator joined in our success as well with his Family.Good to See Leon for sure..rnThe Save Valley is a special place to all Hunters and Conservationists. All the Save OutFitters, The Community, and the Save Valley APU have gone to great lengths and Financial commitments to protect this Hunters Heaven for a long time.Humani is a special place indeed and you need to visit this place to see for yourself.The save Valley is on par with Mark Haldane's Zambezi Delta's efforts to return and reinvest in Wildlife and its Future!Please support the Save Valley, All the Zimbabwean's, and play a positive and supportive role in the New Era of Zimbabwe! This Safari has been a breath of Fresh air for myself and all my ZIMBO Friends. I was In Zimbabwe Hunting Leopard with PH Rich Tabor in November when Mugabe was ousted and seen it all unfold in person. I then returned for this trip in December with PH Guy Whittall and I could not be any more Happier for all my ZIMBO Friends. Justin Drainor joined us as well to film the entire hunt and really made a good hand and produced a 1st class Video. Buchanan Hunts notified me of this last minute opportunity and made everything happen in less than a week. Good Job Michelle-you are the Queen of Organization and detail!
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?This hunt was booked primarily as a Lion hunt 1st, Elephant Bull 2nd, and Buffalo with as many permits that were left on Quota. I have hunted many countries all across Africa but this was my 1st situation where I had the feel of an Old School Safaris with an Open Bag License. Although Leopard was available and Seen, We did not bait or Hunt Leopard by my choice.
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