Hunting Report 6279

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Trevor Harding
Contact Information:1753 1st Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 0B2 , ; Phone: 403-807-9345 Email: trevor.harding@zginc.ca
Hunting Experience:For 21 years in Yukon, BC, Alberta, Austria and Africa.
Physical Condition:Good. 42 and in reasonable shape.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:08/20/2007 to 09/01/2007
Place of Hunt: - Namibia - 1
Hunting Area:Hunting Farm Hummelshain
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Jagdfarm Hummelshain ; PO Box 22334 Windhoek, Namibia ; Phone: 011-264-62-503735 Website: www.jagdfarm-hummelshain.com
Personal Guide (if any):Walter Sibold
Booking Agent (if any):N/A ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Leopard; Cheetah; Warthog; Hartebeest; Kudu; Oryx, Kalahari
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Conditions Comments:Plenty of game but Namibia has had a disease wipe out a huge amount of kudu. I personally saw at least 10 dead bulls and the Outfitter said he had lost a hundred. Other outfitters/hunt report the same thing in discussions we had at airport etc.
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:ExcellentGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:GoodCondition of Equipment:Fair
Quality of Food:ExcellentTrophy Care:Good
Name of Airline:Air NamibiaAirline ServiceFair
Airline Comments:AN changed the return flight times 2 hours and moved them up and never notified us. No reserved seating makes a panic in Frankfurt and on return to get a decent seat. Other than that it was fine.
Costs
Hunting Fees:$322 a day.Amount:$4186.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$10000.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$2200.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:For tips and trophy prep, etc.Amount:$500.00
Total:$14686.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Kudu were tough due to a disease die off in Namibia but we got a nice one. We only saw 3 good 50 inch class bulls in a 10 day hunt but hunted hard for kudu only 4 of those days.
Highlights of Hunt:Walter Sibold is an old timer. He refuses to let clients shoot from a truck and demands stalking. He does not let hunters hunt from water holes and he protects the female and young game. It makes a fair chase hunt. Taking both a leopard and passing by cheetah from a leopard blind was amazing. Walter is a leopard expert and he hunts them a unique way with high success which seems far less painful to the hunter than some stories I have heard out of Zimbabwe etc. We only had two-three baits out and had hits from 3 leopards on one almost immediately.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?Yes
Why?Great value. The owners hunt hard and make you feel at home. They have a lot of experience and they care. Just good honest decent people. Lots of very good hunting for leopard and cheetah as well as plains game. Only a hour or so from the airport which is hard to believe as you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere.
Important Notes
Notified Outfitter?N/ANotified Personal Guide?N/ANotified Booking Agent?N/A
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, booking_agent or guide?N/A
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?
Additional Hunter Comments and/or Outfitter/Booking Agent Rebuttals