Hunting Report 1532112217

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Joe Van Rooy
Contact Information:9471 Baymeadows Rd Jacksonville ,FL 32256 USA ; Phone: 904-294-7225 Email: josephvanrooy@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience:Third African safari. I take a guided trip to somewhere in western USA annually.
Physical Condition:Very Good. I am in my early 40's and run several times a week. That said, this hunt was not exceptionally physical.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:07/01/2018 to 07/10/2018
Place of Hunt:Alabama - Albania - 1
Hunting Area:Rungwa
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Bullet Safaris ; , ; Phone: 573-587-1234 Email: nathan@bulletsafaris.com Website: www.bulletsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):Crispin Mayandika
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Buffalo, Cape; Oribi; Duiker, Common; Hartebeest, Lichtenstein; Zebra, Burchell; Baboon
Game Sought But Not Taken:Aardvark
Game Conditions Comments:
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/KLMAirline Serviceexcellent
Airline Comments:All good. Flights on schedule, food edible. No complaints. Flew through Atlanta, to Amsterdam, to Arusha, then, after a day in town, chartered into Rungwa. Nathan works hard to make sure the charter flight gets shared multiple ways, making it affordable.
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:There were no problems with this hunt. Nathan Askew and Bullet Safaris runs a first class, well organized operation, and I am confident that if a problem did arise, it would be addressed promptly.
Highlights of Hunt:On our first stalk on Cape Buffalo, as we approached the herd in thick bush, a yearling buffalo came crashing toward us, followed by a full maned lion! The lion caught and killed the buffalo 30 yards from where we stood! Incredible, wild Africa!
Equipment Recommendations:Rungwa is a teste fly area - and they can be annoying, but Avon's Expedition Skin-So-Soft (which admittedly feels strange to pack on a hunt!) works wonders.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?I would absolutely recommend this hunt to anyone who is interested in experiencing truly wild Africa! The hunting was nothing short of exceptional. Crispin is an excellent PH, who is patient and is a great judge of trophies. The trucks and equipment were all first rate. Camp was comfortable, the food was very good with a comfortable bed and private bath with hot shower. Lions roared and hyena wooped every night. A leopard raided the skinning shed and we watched it eat on a warthog ribcage in a tree outside camp! What else could I ask for?
Important Notes
Notified Outfitter?Notified Personal Guide?Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, booking_agent or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?
Additional Hunter Comments and/or Outfitter/Booking Agent Rebuttals
This is a great hunt, in a great concession with a great outfitter. If you want a buffalo (or leopard etc) in wild Africa, you won't go wrong booking with Nathan Askew of Bullet Safaris.