Hunting Report 8280

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Jack W. Hood
Contact Information:4105 Springfield Ct | Midland | Texas | USA | 79707 , ; Phone: 432-697-5960 Email: jwhood@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience:To date: two African Safaris; TZ Masailand (Luke Samaras, 2008) and RSA (2011). Lifetime hunting here in West Texas.
Physical Condition:Good, age 54 (taking BP meds)
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:03/14/2011 to 03/24/2011
Place of Hunt: - South Africa - 1
Hunting Area:Eastern Cape; KwaZulu-Natal, Baviaans River, Stormberg, Umkomaas
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Crusader Safaris ; PO Box 48 Bedford, 5780 South Africa ; Phone: 011 27 0 46 685 1402 Email: hunt@crusadersafaris.com Website: www.crusadersafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):Chris Broster, Rad Robertson
Booking Agent (if any):Global Adventure Outfitters ; 77 Sugar Creek Blvd Center Sugarland,TX 77478 ; Phone: 281-494-4151 Email: goainc@gmail.com Website: www.mbogo.net
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Lechwe; Giraffe; Blesbok; Nyala; Eland; Caracal; Wildebeest, Black; Wildebeest, Blue
Game Sought But Not Taken:Waterbuck; ; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:Crusader has three hunting areas with a high diversity of hunting species. I took a total of 18 animals.
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:DeltaAirline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:Delta 200/201 nonstop ATL-JNB economy class
Costs
Hunting Fees:9 days hunting @$350, plus 14% VATAmount:$0.00
Trophy Fees:18 animals totalingAmount:$21900.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Dip and PackAmount:$2000.00
Total:$23900.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:I contracted tick fever in the Umkomaas. But, successfully treated with doxycycline once I got home. Might be good to treat your clothes with permethrin.
Highlights of Hunt:All of the hunting was true free range. The PHs were great. Camps were very comfortable for our womenfolk, who we brought along. Night hunted some varmints and predators. Huntable species were numerous in all camps.
Equipment Recommendations:I used: Kimber Caprivi in 375 H&H and Sako 85S in 338 Federal. Leica Geovid range finding binoculars. Come prepared to shoot well at 250 yards.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Chris Broster and Andrew Pringle (Crusader) are fine fellows with a great organization that offers many different animals to hunt free range on several very large areas. Everything was well thought out.
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