Hunting Report 1533328790

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Mark Seiden
Contact Information:3948 3rd St S Jacksonville Beach,FL 32250 USA ; Phone: 9043735732 Email: mseiden@markseidenlaw.com
Hunting Experience:Extensive in Africa. 10 safaris; have taken the Big Five
Physical Condition:VeryGood
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:05/27/2018 to 06/02/2018
Place of Hunt: - Not Found - 1
Hunting Area:East Cape
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Aloe Ridge Safaris ; , ; Phone: +27 79 496 0788 Email: rudi@aloeridgesafaris.com Website: aloeridgesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):Rudi Bellingan
Booking Agent (if any):Rudi Bellingan ; , ; Phone: +27 79 496 o788 Website: aloeridgesafaris.com
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Wildebeest, Black; Blesbok; Warthog; Impala; Hartebeest, Red; Waterbuck
Game Sought But Not Taken:Reedbuck, Mountain
Game Conditions Comments:
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:excellentGuide/PH Ability:excellent
Condition of Camp:excellentCondition of Equipment:excellent
Quality of Food:excellentTrophy Care:na
Name of Airline:AA, Iberia, SAA and QatarAirline Serviceexcellent
Airline Comments:Flew business class on all legs. AA and Iberia were OK, Qatar was excellent. No issues with rifle transport or importation.
Costs
Hunting Fees:This was a cull hunt and prices were quite reasonable. Amount:$0.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:No charter requiredAmount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Total:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:None
Highlights of Hunt:A relaxed, enjoyable, fair chase PG cull hunt that I got to share with my wife. Rudi is one of the best PH's I have hunted with. Facilities were first class, food was excellent. Highly recommended!
Equipment Recommendations:Good boots. Layered clothing. The hunt started out cool and the day warmed up to about 65F and then it cooled down in the evening. A .30/06 is more than enough gun. Rudi has some fine rifles available in case you don't care to bring your own, including a Nosler 48 6.5-284 with a Swaro Z3 scope. Next time, I will use one of his rifles.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?You get far more than you pay for. Rudi goes out of his way to make certain you have a great safari. He will meet you at the Port Elizabeth airport and return you there after the hunt. He tailors the hunt to your physical abilities and does everything possible to accommodate his clients. This was my second hunt with Rudi.
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
I could have shot more animals had I wanted to, but was happy with about one per day. If I had known how enjoyable this hunt was going to be, I'd have booked more days. You arrive as a client and leave as a friend.