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    Need advice on problems with trophies

    Werner Lewies is the owner's name. Company name is still Motshwere Safaris and Outfitters.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    Sorry.... "we had effectively been deceived" not "he had effectively been deceived."
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    Need advice on problems with trophies

    Wow. Almost 4 1/2 years later and Werner hasn't made it to that Internet cafe or back home to his office computer to respond. Hmmmm.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    That's what we figured, too, when we arrived. It's what we were led to believe after arrival that ended up causing problems later. And, as I said in my original post, everything was awesome until we figured out he had been effectively deceived. Werner was funny, personable, engaging. His wife...
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    Newbie taxidermy questions...

    Thanks, Dennis. If I have any more questions, I will PM or email you. Matt, the shipping tags were collected by the outfitter, at the end of the hunt, and I never actually saw them put on the animals. Guess that's another lesson learned. Thanks for the info. Heaney
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    Newbie taxidermy questions...

    Thanks. I took a picture of the nicer zebra hide. I was told their markings were unique.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: 1st African Safari With Limcroma Safaris Beyond My Wildest Dreams

    Congrats! Was your hunt a package, or a la carte? Heaney
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    Newbie taxidermy questions...

    Thanks!
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    Newbie taxidermy questions...

    I've never had any taxidermy work done. My safari trophies were gonna be a first. Some questions came up in another thread that I thought might better be answered here. 1) How long can capes/skins be kept at the outfitter before they need to be given to the taxidermist for dip and pack? For...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    Enysse - I am also concerned about the conditions of my mounts as I have not heard back from the taxidermist there regarding whether he even has them or not. I would assume that they are being well cared for until that point, but cape and mount care is outside my wheelhouse. I also know the...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    My package included: kudu, gemsbok, blesbuck, impala, blue wildebeest, warthog, and steenbuck. I did not shoot the warthog, steenbuck, or blesbuck. From the package, I shot the other 4. Off the package, I shot 2 zebras, an eland, and a duiker. He let me swap the duiker for the steenbuck. And...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    Enysse, Thanks. The actual price list wasn't the issue. We knew ahead of time that "non-package" animals would cost us. It was what we were led to believe after we arrived. It was that we were lead to believe we could take animals that were not part of our package and that we were no incurring...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    In case anyone is interested, I received the following email from Werner telling me he is following this thread. From Werner: Mothswere Safaris 5:49 AM (5 hours ago) to me We do take note about Africahunting forum. You tried to find somebody to back you up because you owe me money……...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    He's a helluva salesman. But, in my opinion, a dishonest one. Didn't figure it out until too late.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    It is confusing. Mostly because the outfitter was not forthright, was evasive and was deceptive. Yes, there is no doubt it's mine. Even I am sure. No one else had taken a zebra and not recovered it within the time frame. I'm not sure on the protocol for this circumstance. I know that if I had...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    Personally, I shot 2 zebras, an eland, and a duiker. They were not in my package. When I asked how much I owed up to that point, and was told nothing, he let me swap the duiker for the steenbuck that was included in my package. I had no intention when I arrived to shoot one zebra, much less...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    Sivie, does this forum have private message capabilities? I'd like to contact you to discuss your experience.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    Dory - thats why the package was so appealing. Individually all the animals in the package add up to almost $9500 (I'm assuming the $3000 kudu). And, that doesn't include daily fees, transportation, or the free observer. And we were there for 14 days. Not a week like a lot of packages. And if...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    Here is a copy of the contract between Werner Lewies and me. Agreed to via email. "Werner, This email is to confirm what we just discussed on the phone. We agreed to a plains animal package that includes: - Kudu - Gemsbuck - Blue Wildebeast - Impala - Warthog - Blesbuck - Steenbuck - All...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    Here is the package we booked:
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    I have a copy of their price list from 2013, which are the prices we locked down when we booked the hunt. The difference in the fees they are charging compared to the price list is only about $50 per animal more than the price list. That's not the issue at this point. (It will be when we settle...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    Big problem now is my complete lack of trust in this outfitter. Even if we settle on the bill and I pay, I don't have faith that I'll ever see my animals. Once I pay, the ball is back in his court. He holds all the cards. And like I said, I can no longer trust his word. What am I gonna do? Fly...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    Thanks for the replies. - I booked directly with the outfitter. We found him at the outdoor show in Salt Lake City in 2013. - I have a contract. Unfortunately, it apparently doesn't cover all the issues I'm having now. I thought it was complete enough. Lesson learned. Brickburn, thanks for the...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Motshwere Safaris In Limpopo

    I recently spent 2 weeks with Motshwere Safaris in South Africa. What started out as a great hunting trip and vacation has turned into a nightmare with the outfitter. At this point, there is no way I can give a recommendation for Motshwere. Here's the deal: Myself and three friends each...
 
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