Hunting Report 9554

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Thomas D. Brennan
Contact Information:2909 Coffee Rd, Suite 14 | Modesto | CA | USA | 95355 , ; Phone: 209-577-4303 Email: tbrennan@ainet.com
Hunting Experience:6th hunt in Africa. Numerous hunts in Mexico, Canada & throughout the US.
Physical Condition:Good
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:05/17/2013 to 05/31/2013
Place of Hunt: - Namibia - 1
Hunting Area:Caprivi, Gravenstein
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Jamy Traut Hunting Safaris ; , ; Email: jamytraut@gmail.com Website: www.jamyhunt.com
Personal Guide (if any):Jamy Traut
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Hippopotamus; Lechwe, Red; Zebra, Hartmann; Wildebeest, Blue; Oryx, Kalahari; Ostrich; Springbok
Game Sought But Not Taken:Crocodile; Kudu; Warthog; Giraffe; Cheetah;
Game Conditions Comments:Game condition excellent. The drought has hindered some of the hunting such as warthog, big dieoff. A number of the other species such as kudu & giraffe wander through the area and are not necessarily local to the area so that you may see 8-10 kudu bulls one day & only 1-2 the next.
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:South Africa AirAirline ServiceGood
Airline Comments:The usual South Africa Air & airport confusion. Too many people with their hands out for doing something to nothing.
Costs
Hunting Fees:Very reasonable Amount:$0.00
Trophy Fees:Very reasonable Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Very reasonable Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Reasonable Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:None to speak ofAmount:$0.00
Total:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Minor delays waiting for game guides in Caprivi Concession. Rampant theft in Caprivi.
Highlights of Hunt:Boat hunting for hippo, island stalking for red lechwe, baiting for croc, camp on banks of Kwando River with hippo 30' away in the river every night and herds of elephant coming through camp at night several times.
Equipment Recommendations:Light shoes/boots for hunting in water in Caprivi and good boots for walking/stalking in Panorama area. Practice, practice, practice shooting off of your shooting sticks! Don't skimp on your optics!
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Excellent PHs, great camps, good food, good equipment & abundant game in the 2 camps we hunted out of.
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