Hunting Report 9905

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Michael Ambrose
Contact Information:52 Crestwood Circle | Sugar Land | Texas | USA | 77478 , ; Phone: 281-980-5982 Email: mvambrose@ambroseconsulting.net
Hunting Experience:15 African Safaris and 14 Internatiuonal safaris in 8 years + hunting North America
Physical Condition:Good
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:10/26/2014 to 11/10/2014
Place of Hunt: - Tanzania - 1
Hunting Area:Luganzo/Lobo/Lolkisale
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd ; P.O. Box 2353 Arusha,,Tanzania ; Phone: 011 255 787 166 762 Email: info@rungwasafaris.com Website: www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):Harpreet Brar
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Sitatunga, East African; Roan; Topi; Waterbuck, Defassa; Kudu, Greater
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:Game were in Excellent condition, but very skittish in Luganzo due to Illegal Human encroachment. The govt. need to rectify this, as evidence of poaching was present. Maasailand was a heavily populated with people and cattle also but game was abundant and calm, proof there was no poaching in this area
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:Turkish AirlinesAirline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:Flying through Istanbul is now my preferred route to East Africa
Costs
Hunting Fees:Amount:$0.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Total:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:None
Highlights of Hunt:Plentiful Sitatunga and no bugs to speak of. Hunt late in the season when the burning has reduced the swamp size and consentrated animals a bit more. The swamp is huge.
Equipment Recommendations:Took a head net but was not required but I may of been lucky
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Harpreet Brar and Rungwa Game Safaris are exceptionally professional and polished. In Luganzo we were borrowing the area of another hunting company and human and cattle encroachment and poaching were very evident even though this is a forest reserve and their presence is illegal. In Rungwa's blocks in Maasailand there were people and cattle in abundance as it is an open area, but the game was very plentiful and calm, as there was zero evidence of poaching. Really Anti-poaching efforts year round do work.
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