Newsletter - December 2017

Newsletter by Edmond Rouillard (Outfitter) and Niel Uys (Manager):

I trust you are well.


Time has flown and I cannot believe that we are at the end of the year again! We as Harloo Safaris want to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year! We want to thank you for your loyal support through the years and we hope that we will see each other again in the new future!

 

In this newsletter:

  • Latest Rhino stats.
  • Poaching on Harloo
  • Upgrades at the camp
  • SCI 2018
  • Weather
  • Last hunt of the season.
  • Great new deals on cull and management hunts

Enjoy!

Yours Sincerely

Edmond Rouillard (outfitter)

1. Latest Rhino poaching stats

Last year (2016) a total of 14 Black and 148 White Rhinos were killed by poachers. This year from January 2017 up to 29 October 2017 a total of 15 Black and 183 White Rhinos killed already and we haven’t even reached the end of the year! 

Out of these 198 Rhinos killed a 188 was killed in government state parks and only 10 on privately owned land. 

This is shocking stats and I think that our Government should take desperate measures to stop these criminals and lift the sentences for such an offence!

2. Poaching on Harloo

On 19 November the game guards came across some hunting dogs owned by poachers on Harloo. They managed to shoot and kill one of the dogs inside Harloo close to the Swaziland Border. You will see from the picture that this dog is full of battle scars especially at his ears and shoulders, we think that those scars came from fighting with warthogs over the years. Hopefully this dog was one of the poacher’s best dogs and by eliminating him it will put a stop to this illegal method of hunting and trespassing.

3.  Upgrades at the camp.

 

Because we were always struggling with mud taken into the camp with shoes and a very slippery walkway. We thought it well to through a concrete slab from the entrance of the lodge all the way up to the entrance gate. 

4. SCI 2018.

We will be going to SCI Las Vegas in 2018 again. Our booth number is 3394 and we hope to see all our friends we have made over the years at the convention. Every year we are looking forward to see you again and catch up with the latest in your lives.

5. Weather

The weather at the moment is very unpredictable and we have received some rain but not as much as we would like. Last year this time we had 180mm of rain and this year we received only a 100mm so far. The clever people out there says that there is no need to worry and that there is a lot of rain on its way for this year. So let’s hope but as I said the bush doesn’t look too bad!

6. The last hunt of the season.

Mr. Brian Dail a good friend of ours came and hunt with us for his second time. On his first trip he came with his brother Mr. Michael Dail. Although Brian was a bit skeptical of hunting South Africa and wanted to return to Tanzania his brother Michael convinced him to come to Harloo in South Africa. Brian hunted 3 buffalo and other plains game in Tanzania years ago and was influenced by other people that told him South African hunts are high fenced and not a real deal.

 

Well Brian came back for a second time to hunt with us at Harloo and believe it or not, Buffalo was on his list. His 4th Buffalo and this time in South Africa with Harloo Safaris. Here is some pictures of the animals Brian took on his second trip. 

 

Brian’s email: rubicon19@rap.midco.net

7. Great new deals on hunts at Harloo!

Please visit our website for our all new specials on hunts.

Fantastic elephant, buffalo, sable and other deals on offer:

Fantastic elephant, buffalo, leopard, sable and other deals on offer:

(Especially if you have interest in completing your Big 5)

Elephant:

  • Trophy fee for elephant bull.
  • Exportable ivory to the USA 
  • Daily rates as per brochure $430 pppd, min 7 days.
  • In Zululand – area approx 40 000 acres.
  • Size: in the region of 10 to 25 pounds.
  • Price: $1550 per pound ivory. Cleaned and weighed after the hunt. 
  • Expect realistically 15 to 20 pound - big adult bulls. 
  • Permits, license fees, field staff all included, no hidden fees. 
  • So you could spend as little as $18 000 to bag your elephant bull!
  • Regular price up to $70 000 in South Africa for 40 – 60 pound bulls and very scarce.
  • First come basis. Limited numbers available. 
  • Usual stuff what is in or excluded. 

Cape Buffalo from 40” to 43” special A:

  • Trophy fee for old, hard bossed dugga bull up to 43” spread. 
  • All in for $12 500 
  • Including 3 nights for one hunter, permits, license fees, and field staff all included, no hidden fees. 
  • Regular price up to $17 000 in South Africa 
  • First come basis. Limited numbers available. 
  • Usual stuff what is in or included below. 
  • 15% discount. 

Cape Buffalo up to < 40” special B: 

  • Trophy fee for old, hard bossed dugga bull up to <40” spread! 
  • All in for $9 900 
  • Including 3 nights for one hunter, permits, license fees, and field staff all included, no hidden fees. 
  • First come basis. Limited numbers available. 
  • 25 % discount. 

Buffalo Special up to 37” special C

  • Trophy fee for old, hard bossed thick necked dugga bull up to 37” spread - and tough to hunt! 
  • All in for $7 750 
  • Including 3 nights for one hunter, permits, license fees, and field staff all included, no hidden fees. 
  • First come basis. Limited numbers available. 
  • 35% discount. 

Sable:

  • Trophy fee for black mature Sable bull up to 40” 
  • All in for $6 700. 
  • Trophy fee for black mature Sable bull up to 42” 
  • All in for $7 800. Regular price $9 500 and up. 
  • Plus daily rate as per brochure 
  • Permits, license fees, field staff all included, no hidden fees. 
  • First come basis. Limited numbers available. 

Roan:

  • Trophy fee for mature Roan bull up to 27” 
  • All in for $6 700. 
  • Trophy fee for mature Roan bull up bigger than 27” 
  • All in for $7 800. Regular price $9 500 and up. 
  • Plus daily rate as per brochure 
  • Permits, license fees, field staff all included, no hidden fees. 
  • First come basis. Limited numbers available. 

Nyala:

  • Trophy fee for nyala bull (expect 26” to 29” realistically) 
  • All in for $1990. Regular price around $3 000 and up 
  • Plus daily rate as per brochure 
  • Permits, license fees, field staff all included, no hidden fees. 

NB !!PLAINS GAME SPECIAL FOR THE 2018 SEASON

  1. Choose any 6 species or 6 animals in total: Grey Duiker, Warthog , Impala, Blesbuck, Wildebeest, Zebra, Kudu and Nyala 
  2. Daily rate for 2 hunters, 2:1 hunt, 10 days, 9 nights in camp. 
  3. Grand Total for all above worth approx. $14 000. 
  4. 2018 Special price is $8 990 for the lot, daily rates and trophy fees included. 
  5. This amounts to nearly 35% discount! 
  6. Please note some species are more expensive e.g. Nyala which makes the package pricier. It's important to compare apples when looking at a package, and not the amount or number of animals included! Nyala generally sell for $2300 each and up, so for one Nyala up to 6 "cheaper" species can be added to make it look good. 

Leopard in Namibia

We have a 2018 tag for Leopard in Namibia at a very good price! Usually a leopard hunt goes for between $32000 - $38000 deo to South Africa being closed for leopard hunting, the trend in pricing is still upwards.

 

The actual problem is to get hold of tags….

 

This Tag is $29500 all in: Tag, Baits, Permits, Accommodation for 14 days. We will meet you at Windhoek airport.

 

Available dates:

1-15 June 2018

14-29 August 2018

 

The area is approx. 800 000 acres of Namibian bush and a lot of Leopard in the area. Historically the success rate has been very good in this area because of the numbers of leopard in the area and pre- baiting. If you do not get your leopard in the 14 days, which I doubt will happen you will be refunded with $12000. This area has an excellent success rate and the odds are very very good to at least get an opportunity to bag a cat.


Because there is only 1 tag left on this deal we have to move quick before it gets sold to someone else. We cannot even get an option on this tag, it works on a first deposit down basis. If you are serious about hunting leopard we must play fast. We will need a Commitment fee (Deposit) of $7000 from you to secure this hunt. Very well priced and the area is highly recommended.


You will also have the opportunity to hunt other Namibian game like Oryx, Springbuck, Eland and Cape Mountain Zebra.

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