March 2019

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


Dear friends

We trust you are well.

 

The hunting season has officially started and we are truly blessed to be very busy. We have also had very good rain and the bush is looking excellent! In some areas the grass is as tall as the vehicle's roof!


In this Newsletter:

  1. Good rain for Harloo
  2. Hunting Reports
  3. Record trophy Nyala
  4. Game numbers and quality of game
  5. Father and son hunt.
  6. Acknowledgement
  7. Deals on Hunts.

Enjoy!

 

Yours Sincerely
Edmond Rouillard (Outfitter)

1. Good rain for Harloo

As most of you may know, Harloo and the surrounding areas went through 3 years of terrible drought. The drought started in 2015 and lasted until 2018 when we got some normal rainfall for the first time. This year we have already had some very good rain. Harloo has been in the Rouillard family since 1959 and according to Edmond he has never see the bush so green and thick as it is this year. Below is a picture to illustrate the height of the grass compared to a vehicle.


2.  Hunting Reports

 

Dear friends...  in the previous newsletter we asked a big favour of you and we want to ask once again to please write something about your experience with us at http://huntingreport.com/enter-hunting-report/ Marketing is a very costly expenditure and business is tough these days with all the political problems as well as the economy that has its ups and downs.

 

For those of you who have already posted a report we want to thank you. It is truly appreciated!

3. Record trophy Nyala – Any hunters dream!

On the morning of 9 March 2019, while our game scouts were carrying out their normal patrols, they picked up the scent of a dead animal. After following the scent up with the wind they found a dead Nyala bull. The bull had a hole in his stomach and we guess that it had been fighting another bull over females and got stabbed in the stomach during the fight. If this is not sad enough... from a distance one could tell that this wasn’t your average bull when it came to horn length. Most trophy hunters would be very happy with a 27+ inch Nyala and if you get bigger than that you are very lucky. This bull measured 31 inches and is what we call a MONSTER!


It was really sad to see this bull dead but good to know that the genes are on Harloo and hopefully he got the chance to spread these while still alive. Pictures below of this amazing animal.


4. Game numbers and quality of game

I am privileged to report that Harloo has an abundance of game and very good quality trophies. Below are pictures taken at a waterhole that reflect on the numbers and quality mentioned.

5. Father and son bow hunt

Harloo Safaris always goes out of their way to accommodate junior hunters and we promote family hunts. We accommodate ladies that want to hunt and kids under 13 hunt for free. The kind of hunts where families come together are very special to us and we go the extra mile to make sure they have a good time! We have just had our first family from South Africa come to bow hunt for meat. The father sat with his 15 year old son in the blind to see if he can get his first animal with a bow and arrow. The father got a management warthog and the son harvested an Impala, his first animal ever with a bow!

6.  Acknowledgement

 

Harloo Safaris are proud to announce that we have became part of the IBA (Important Bird and Biodiversity Area).


Harloo falls in an important bird area and we were recognised by the IBA about 2 weeks ago. We are now part of the IBA to further help conserve and protect endangered bird species as well as their habitats.


Some of these birds are the Lapped Face Vulture and the White Back vulture.

7. Great deals on hunts for the 2019 Season :

CAPE BUFFALO Special A $7 750

  • Old, hard bossed dagga bull up to 37” spread.
  • Including 3 nights for one hunter, license fees, field staff all included - no hidden fees

CAPE BUFFALO Special B $9 900

  • Old, hard bossed dagga bull up to 40” spread 
  • Including 3 nights for one hunter, permits, license fees & field staff all included – no hidden fees

CAPE BUFFALO Special C $12 500

  • Old, hard bossed dagga bull up to 43” spread. 
  • Including 3 nights for one hunter, permits, license fees & field staff all included – no hidden fees

2019 ROAN SPECIAL

 
Hunt an old mature Roan Antelope for only $6700 including 6 days!
  • Trophy fee for Roan bull under 28” $6700
  • Trophy fee for Roan bull above 28” $7700
  • Including 6 days for 1 hunter.
  • Regular price $10 000 and more.
  • Permits, license fees, field staff all included no hidden fees.
  • First come basis. Limited numbers available.
  • See brochure for usual stuff what is in or excluded.

NYALA & KUDU COMBO 

  • Choose any 6 out of the following species total per package deal: Grey Duiker, Warthog, Impala, Blesbuck, Wildebeest, Zebra, Kudu & Nyala 
  • Including 10 days, 9 nights for two hunters hunting 2 on 1 all in for $8990 

NYALA BULL 

  • $1 100 (expect less than 26”) 
  • $1 900 (expect 26” to 29” realistically)
  • All bulls will be mature adult bulls.

Crocodiles 

  • From $3 100 (9ft), $7 000 (12ft), $13 500 (13, 5 ft.) pending age & size – Up to 15 feet can be hunted  

  • Including daily rate as per brochure  

SABLE & CAPE BUFFALO combo for $14 500

  • Old hard boss Cape buffalo bull (Dugga Boy) up to 40 inch.
  • Old Jet Black Sable 40 inch +
  • Including 6 days for 1 hunter. 

SABLE 

  • Trophy fee for black mature Sable bull up to 40”  
  • Including 3 days for 1 hunter all in for $3 980 
  • Trophy fee for black mature Sable bull up to 42”  
  • Including 3 days all in for $4 690 


NOTE!  

Permits, license fees & field staff all included, no hidden fees on the above specials. On all specials please see our 2019 brochure or website for usual stuff included or excluded as well as our terms and conditions.

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