Newsletter - July 2017

Newsletter by Niel Uys (Manager):

Dear friends,

I trust you are well. The 2017 hunting season has been great so far. A lot of top quality trophy animals has been taken and wonderful times around the camp fire was experienced! Although the rainy season is over and the grass is turning brown the animals are still in good condition in relation with last year this time. 

 

In this newsletter:

  • The 2017 hunting season update
  • The latest Rhino poaching stats
  • A Brief overview on Niel’s results and experience at the World 3D Archery Championships in Italy
  • New entrance at the gate
  • New concession area in Swaziland with excellent Kudu and Nyala hunting
  • Latest gallery pictures on our website www.harloosafaris.co.za check it out!

Enjoy!

Yours Sincerely

Edmond Rouillard (outfitter)

1. The 2017 hunting season update

The 2017 hunting season has been great so far and a few exceptionally good trophies has been taken. Amongst others a Kudu bull of 59 inches, Kudu bull of 54 inches, Kudu bull 53 inches was taken. The weird thing is that this 59” kudu bull has never been seen on Harloo before!
  • Of the sable hunted, 2 were above 40 inches.
  • Of the 12 odd Buffalo bulls taken this far, there was one of 43” as well as one of 40.5 inches.
  • Of the plains game the highlight was probably two old Bushbuck males. 

2. Shocking Rhino stats in relation to last year this time

  • The Rhino poaching in South Africa is totally out of control at the moment and it seems that these poachers get away with murder and that the authorities cannot keep up with catching these poachers.
  • These figures are ONLY for the province of Kwazulu Natal
  • What is a concern is that 120 out of the 130 poached thus far this year, has been in our National Parks, and only 10 out of 130 on private reserves.
  • The government is looking at legalizing the selling of Rhino horn to be able to flood the market and get private land owners to breed with them again.
  • As for now very view farmers want Rhino on their properties because of the security risks involved. 
  • Lets hope that this will be the answer to ensure the future of Rhino in South Africa.

3.  Niel’s results at the World 3D Archery Champs in Italy

 

After 4 exhausting days of warm weather uphill and downhill climbing and courses that was up to 3.5 miles long in Italy Niel did an outstanding job. We are very proud of him!


32 Countries and 1600 archers were competing of which 83 were shooting in Niel’s class (3D Adult Male Bow Hunter Unlimited)After 4 exhausting days of warm weather uphill and downhill climbing and courses that was up to 3.5 miles long Niel came 7th in the world. We are very proud of him!

4. New entrance at the main gate

Niel took the initiative to modernize the entrance to Harloo. After installing a remote electric gate a few months ago Niel changed the entrance to the gate as well.

5. New concession in Swaziland

Harloo Safaris signed a hunting concession contract with a game reserve in Swaziland.


This reserve that hasn’t been hunted for many years has very good numbers of Kudu and Nyala and very good top quality of trophy animals. The area is less than 30 miles from Harloo and it also give our guests the opportunity to hunt in another country while they are visiting Harloo in Zululand South Africa.

6. Fantastic elephant, buffalo, 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, 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, field staff all included, no hidden fees. 
•  First come basis . Limited numbers available. 
•  25 % discount.
 

Buffalo Special up to 37” special C

1.  Trophy fee for old, hard bossed thick necked dugga bull up to 37” spread - and tough to hunt! 
2.  All in for $7 500 
3.  Including 3 nights for one hunter, permits, license fees, field staff all included, no hidden fees. 
4.  First come basis . Limited numbers available. 
5.  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:

1.  Trophy fee for mature Roan bull up to 27” 
2.  All in for $6 700. 
3.  Trophy fee for mature Roan bull up bigger than 27” 
4.  All in for $7 800. Regular price $9 500 and up. 
5.  Plus daily rate as per brochure 
6.  Permits, license fees, field staff all included, no hidden fees. 
7.  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 2017 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. 2016 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.

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