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Dries Visser Safaris

South Africa
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Hunter: Jerry Long
Kansas
dustyvarmint
Dries Visser Safaris
Ratings to date: 14
Average Rating 5.0

Hunter Comments
I recommend this outfitter

Following is my outfitter report from a recent adventure with Dries Visser Safaris for African Plains Game. This is a modified North American Hunting Club format. 1) Outfitter: Dries Visser Safaris

2) Owner: Dries Visser

3) Address: P.O. Box 751, Thabazimbi, 0380, South Africa

4) Phone: +27 147790644

5) E-mail: dries@dvisser-safaris.co.za

6) When: August 16-23, 2010

7) Where: Thabazimbi, South Africa

8) Guided: Fully

9) Drop: No

10) Transportation to hunting area: Truck driven by professional hunter (PH).

11) Accommodations: Duplex cottages with separate lodge, dining area, bar, BBQ area and pool at main camp. Huts, covered dining area, fire patio and separate shower/toilet structure at a Kronsberg camp.

12) Trophy hunt only: No

13) Species hunted / harvested: Gemsbok, blesbok, kudu, wildebeest, warthogs (male and female).

14) Tools used: Compound bow.

15) Land hunted: Private

16) Cost: Daily rates, 1x1 professional hunter upgrade and trophy fees totaled $7214.00. Check with outfitter for current rates. Additional costs: Tips $985.00, air fare $1545.00+$15 FEDEX shipment, Dip &Pack $640, estimated shipment of trophies $813.03, overnight in Johannesburg $136.44, travel insurance $219.00, taxidermy for one animal $875.00. Estimated final total: $12,442.47.

17) Challenging terrain adversely affect hunt: No

18) Did weather adversely affect hunt: No

19) Quantity of game: Excellent

20) Quality of game: Excellent

21) Guide's Competence: Excellent

22) Guide's Hunting Ethics: Excellent

23) Condition of Equipment: Excellent

24) Food: Excellent

25) Trophy care: Excellent

26) Meat care: Excellent

27) Number of outfitted / guided hunts for myself: 8

28) Recommended: Yes!

29) General comments: This was the trip of a lifetime (and I’m hoping to make a second…). Dries Jr is a great guy who runs a tight operation. Kerneels, my PH, was intent on being a great host as well as professional hunter. The same applies to the other PHs, trackers, Chef Duane and the rest of the staff. You can find my daily journal from the eight day hunt here, http://skinnymoose.com/mostlyarchery/category/bowhunting-africa/.

30) Contact me at dustyvarmint at hotmail.com if I can be of help.

Outfitter's Response

None to date. If you are the outfitter please email us.

Hunt Information
Date of Hunt - August 2010
Implement - Compound Bow
Hunt Type - Guided
Personal Guide - Kerneels
Booking Agent - Stick And String Outfitters
Number in Camp - 4
Outfitter Cost - $7,214.00
Other Costs - $5,228.40
Weather Information
Did Weather Affect your Hunt? No - Weather not a factor
Weather Comments:
Mild temps - sweat shirt in morning, long sleeves in afternoon.
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