Reviews of Xomaqua
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Cancelled hunt - 06/24/2013 12:05:37 David Bradford, MD from Washington, USA
This review is based on my pre-hunt experience with Xomaqua. Stephen is very personable. I felt so comfortable with him that I broke a basic rule I didnç¨ check for references before placing a deposit for a buffalo hunt, while at the Reno SCI Convention in 01/2013.
Over the next 4 months, no further contact, no contract, no information or advice & no response to multiple e-mails sent to his various e-mail addresses. Finally 90 days before my scheduled hunt, I sent a final e-mail giving notice to cancel my hunt due to this lack of communication. Stephen responded within hours, which tells me he was getting my e-mail requests for information, but ignoring them. When he did respond, he felt cancellation of a DG hunt because of poor communication was "extreme" & acted like poor communication was normal for African outfitters during the safari season. He declined to return any portion of my deposit & suggested I reconsider my hunt cancellation. Being a 1st time African hunter & not liking to waste a hunt deposit, I checked with more experienced AH buddies & all advised better to lose a deposit than risk a bad DG hunt.
Before anyone books a hunt with Xomaqua, they should do their research, preferably in African hunting forums. Donç¨ put too much confidence in outfitter provided reference lists or in single negative or positive reviews. Look at the numbers of each & the trend. I havenç¨ seen a single positive reference or review posted on Xomaqua within the last 2-3 years but found multiple negatives by multiple different hunters.
bad review of stephen barber and xomaqua - 01/16/2013 15:59:03 randy bredemeyer from odessa texas USA
do not use this PH. He cheated us out of money and six mounted trophies