Hunting Report 9119

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Dick Fruchey
Contact Information:3121 River Grove Circ., Ft. Myers, FL 33905 , ; Phone: 239-362-0750
Hunting Experience:Extensive
Physical Condition:Fair to Good
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:04/22/2013 to 04/29/2013
Place of Hunt: - Uganda - 1
Hunting Area:Nakaseke District; Mayanja River
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Uganda Wildlife Safaris ; 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu Kampala, Uganda ; Phone: 011 256-414-501-018 Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com Website: www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):Christian Weth
Booking Agent (if any):Shunneson & Wilson ; 231 Earl Garrett Kerrville,TX 78028 ; Phone: 830-792-4200 Email: kwilson@sportsmenonfilm.com Website: www.shunnesonwilson.com/
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Sitatunga, East African; Bushbuck, Nile ; Bushbuck, Nile ; Bushbuck, Nile ; Duiker, East African; Oribi; Oribi
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:This is probably the best concentration of Sitatunga in Africa. Notwithstanding, this is an aquatic antelope that must be hunted in the swamps. Uganda Wildlife Safaris expects 100% success and it continues to open up new and previously unhunted areas. They have the new world record for sitatunga and are rewriting the record book!rnrnNote: Long-time African PHs Dougie Stephenson and Peter Dafner are in the process of joining Uganda Wildlife Safaris, as partners and professional hunters.
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:GoodGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:ExcellentCondition of Equipment:Good
Quality of Food:ExcellentTrophy Care:Good
Name of Airline:Delta/KLM - Atlanta --> Amsterdam --> Entebbe and returnAirline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:
Costs
Hunting Fees:Base hunt, car transfer, and VATAmount:$8834.00
Trophy Fees:Dip and pack trophiesAmount:$10700.00
Permits/Licenses:Export docs and CITESAmount:$550.00
Commercial Airfares:Depends on ClassAmount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:NoneAmount:$0.00
Other Costs:Hotels before and after (250); gun rental (525); Misc (200)Amount:$955.00
Total:$21039.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:A little more cell phone chatter than I care for, but no big deal.
Highlights of Hunt:Getting the game that I wanted, good trophy quality, and hunting a new country.
Equipment Recommendations:Have the safari company buy you knee-high rubber boots (farmer's boots) in Uganda. You will need them!
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?The safari company produced what we agreed to, without any negative surprises.rnrnNote: U.S. $100 bills with series dates prior to 2002 are not accepted in Uganda.
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