Hunting Report 8658

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Jim D. Young
Contact Information:2347 23rd Ln NE | Issaquah | WA | USA | 98029 , ; Email: jim.young26@comcast.net
Hunting Experience:50 years of hunting including the Grand Slam of NA Wild Sheep and this was 7th safari to Africa. Cape Buffalo and darted white rhino.
Physical Condition:Above average for 63 years. The Eastern Cape can be easy to hunt to challenging if you are in the mountains.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:03/28/2012 to 04/06/2012
Place of Hunt: - South Africa - 1
Hunting Area:
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Savannah South Safaris ; PO Box 122 Cannon Rocks, 6186 South Africa ; Phone: 27(0) 82 567 4973 Email: savannahec@intekom.co.za Website: www.savannahsouthsafaris.co.za
Personal Guide (if any):Adrian Purdon
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Nyala; Waterbuck; Waterbuck; Zebra, Burchell; Reedbuck; Bontebok; Caracal; Bushbuck
Game Sought But Not Taken:Duiker, Blue; ; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:ExcellentGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:ExcellentCondition of Equipment:Excellent
Quality of Food:GoodTrophy Care:Excellent
Name of Airline:Delta from Seattle to Atlanta to JNBAirline ServiceGood
Airline Comments:On time and no lost luggage
Costs
Hunting Fees:$19,500 for two days of hunting and all trophy feesAmount:$19500.00
Trophy Fees:see website for trophy fees per speciesAmount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:business classAmount:$6500.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:tipsAmount:$1400.00
Total:$20900.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Only a few days of rain; resulting in mud no impact on hunting success.
Highlights of Hunt:Stalking to within 60 yards of a monster nayala and 50 yards of a large waterbuck. 9 Trophies in 8 days of hunting all way above average. Finishing the 3 color phases of fallow deer.
Equipment Recommendations:Nothing
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?This is my 4th safari with Adrian and all of have been very successful. It is great to hunt in the Karoo and then move to the coast. Above average lodges and what a treat to hunt where you can see the Indian Ocean. Adrian's ability to spot a horn or a tail, judge the size and scheme a stalk to get within reasonable shooting distance is remarkable. He may not be the best PH in the Eastern Cape; if not he is near the top. Adrian has access to multiple properties allowing for a long variety of species. He is also well know for the tiny 10 and has guided to over 250 blue duiker trophies.
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