SOUTH AFRICA: KWALATA WILDERNESS OUTSTANDING HUNT WITH JACO STRAUSS
Hunting Report Kwalata Wilderness.
After being a very active hunter for most of my life in the U S and Canada, taken Alaska Brown Bear, record book Moose and Caribou in Alaska, hunted big whitetails in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and many years of elk, mule deer, Coues whitetails and antelope in my home state of Arizona, I had an injury that made hunting the way I wanted to hunt impossible for almost 20 years. I was a spot and stalk hunter, and when I felt my body would cooperate with a minimal amount of pain, I wanted to again pursue the quest of a true adventure, no canned hunts, just not for me, I wanted to do a hunt on large enough property to have the experience of working hard to take a mature Kudu bull. My other requirement was I didn稚 want to hunt a camp that had a lot of other hunters with the feeling of a factory operation. In my first contact with Jaco Strauss proved that he was like minded and hunted hard yet had fun doing it. He understood that the actual taking of an animal was secondary to me, with the whole African experience being the primary. After working out the daily rate, and with a very short list of animals that I wanted to hunt, Kudu and Gemsbok, the hunt was booked for the first week of May 2012.
The pre hunt communication was very good and the planning went smoothly. After a flight from home in Phoenix AZ to Dulles in D.C. and the SAA flight to Johannesburg, I was met at the airport by Reinhard and Caroline Heuser owners of Kwalata, during the ride to Kwalata, I found my hosts to be wonderful, genuine people with the ability to make you feel like old friends within a short time.
Someone on this site said you can tell very quickly if you are in a happy camp or a sour camp, very true, this is a happy, professional, fun loving, camp where everybody enjoys what they do and it shows. The facilities and equipment is top notch, very clean and well maintained.