Thursday, May 15th was to be my departure date to New Zealand. Wednesday the 14th my Dad passes away, suddenly. This is my third hunt in my hunting career that has been canceled due to others health. 2002 the primary hunter who I was to be an observer had to cancel 7 hours prior to departure. He had hurt is back a week before our departure and said nothing to me till I picked him up for the trip 3 hrs. to the city of departure the next morning. 2012 my Leopard hunt is canceled when my wife is diagnosed with cancer. Now my Dad passes. One thing good is I had not left yet for NZ, otherwise I would of had to turn around and come home as soon as I arrived. This hunt has been 3 yrs. in the making. My two clients going with me are currently hunting with out me. I wanted to go after the funeral and have a couple days in camp with them but, last minute flights are very expensive then there is the cancelation fees on top of extra flight costs. Flight connections are not very good either, 12 hour layovers or only 45 minute between flights. This sucks!!! I have now decided to postpone the whole trip and wait for next year. Hopefully I can find someone to come along and have company in camp. I have done many solo hunts but it is always nice to have company in camp that you know. One constellation is I have a Buffalo hunt for August in Zim., with a lioness in RSA right afterwards. Dad, "RIP"