Hunting Report 7730

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Dwight Van Brunt
Contact Information:163 Lake Blaine Drive, Kalispell, MT 59901 , ; Phone: 406-212-0344 Email: kodiak_454@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience:Significant in both North America and Alaska, with more than a dozen hunts to each location.
Physical Condition:Average.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:04/25/2010 to 05/07/2010
Place of Hunt: - Namibia - 1
Hunting Area:
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Eden Trophy Hunting ; , ; Phone: 011-264-67-232630 Email: campeden@iway.na Website: www.eden-wildlife.com
Personal Guide (if any):Jamy Traut
Booking Agent (if any):N/A ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Kudu; Oryx, Kalahari; Eland; Cheetah; Zebra; Giraffe
Game Sought But Not Taken:Hippopotamus; Crocodile
Game Conditions Comments:I have hunted Eden 8 times. These hunts have always been spectacular, but I have never seen as much game as this trip. Trophy quality has always been exceptional, especially for species like kudu, eland and gemsbok - but never this good. I am booked to return later this year and at least once in 2011.
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:United to Dulles. SAA to Windhoek.Airline ServicePoor
Airline Comments:United once again failed to impress. They delayed takeoff in Kalispell for no reason so I missed connection in Denver. I still had a chance to meet up with my group for the Atlantic leg, but United could not get the ground ramp (stairs) pushed up to the jet at Dulles. Took 15 minutes to get off the plane (they would not allow me to go down the service stairs or jump 4 feet to the tarmac), so I missed my flight to Joburg by 2 minutes. I pitched a fit about the loss, but United only offered $250 compensation. If they don't come through with more, I will never fly with them again. SAA was perfect, even with their ramp up to the World Cup. Note - Joburg has changed. I arranged firearms permit assistance through Gracy and Africa Sky Guest House. We sailed through in minutes.
Costs
Hunting Fees:Amount:$10000.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$10000.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$2500.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Tips.Amount:$2000.00
Total:$22000.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt:Returning to Eden, quality and quantity of game.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?Yes
Why?Many of my friends have hunted Eden in past years. Like me, they return. Eden is one of the finest operations in Africa, and quite likely the very best in Namibia.
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