Hunting Report 9781

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Pemble Davis
Contact Information:224 Po Monkey Rd. , ; Phone: 662-719-4782 Email: pemble@cableone.net
Hunting Experience:60 yrs. All over and hope to do a lot more. I do not use booking agents.
Physical Condition:Good but failing.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:07/01/2014 to 07/06/2014
Place of Hunt: - Australia - 5
Hunting Area:Mary River Station; Pine Creek; 15 hr. bus ride SE
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Mary River Safaris ; PO Box 137 Pike Creek, 0847 NT Australia ; Phone: 011-61-8-8975-4793 Email: kgsafaris@bigpond.com Website: www.mrwrsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):Ronny Grosse (only PH; 20+ years on this station, fun and great guy!)
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Buffalo, Water; Buffalo, Water; Banteng; Crocodile; Cow, Feral; Hog, Wild
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:350,000 acres adjoining Kakadu National Park. 50 miles of Mary River on boundary with the park. Free-range buffalo, banteng, hogs, donkey, wild horses, wild cattle, dingo and fishing. And it was a cattle station 25 years ago. Lots of water throughout this area. Also hunted dingo and kangaroos.
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:Delta and Virgin AustralianAirline ServicePoor
Airline Comments:Delta: terrible, terrible. Virgin Australian is the way to go. Economy Plus, best I have ever flown in 35 years of traveling/hunting.
Costs
Hunting Fees:1st buffalo then talked about 2nd price with Kevin GleesonAmount:$8500.00
Trophy Fees:Banteng - he will give you a price via e-mail. He has lots of good ones and I would definitely shoot one while there!Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Delta = poor. Virgin Australia fine. $8,000 for 2 people, maybe cheaper on V. A. all the way from DallasAmount:$8000.00
Charter Airfares:Rode the bus from Darwin to Pine Creek. 4 hrs. great. Amount:$75.00
Other Costs:Hotel in Darwin and Brisbane. All expensive but nice. If you carry your personal rifle, V. A. arrives in Brisbane early AM and 3 overseas flights arrive at the same time. Allow enough time to clear; they will check!Amount:$0.00
Total:$8575.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:None, excellent. Long flight. Break it up. Virgin Australia is best!
Highlights of Hunt:Lots of quality animals. Excellent buffalo. I saw at least 7 buffalo larger than the 115 and 106 I shot. Hard to stalk. Takes 20 hunters per year. Not much pressure on 350,000 acres.
Equipment Recommendations:Lots of film and patience. Both buffalo and banteng are plentiful.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Kevin runs a good operation. Ronny Grosse has been guiding there over 20 years. One party at a time. Take your wife or girlfriend. They will enjoy this place.
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