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After much thought and deep concerns for the satiety for everyone, we the board have made the decision to cancel the MBA 2020 Convention. The board will be making arrangements on how to proceed with the auction items and other donations. Anyone who has already purchased their banquet tickets and made room reservations will need to call Fairmont to cancel their room reservations. We will be in touch with those who purchased banquet tickets to make arrangements for a refund. Claudia will be in touch for those arrangements. Everyone will receive their election ballots in the mail that will have to be returned to our Helena address in the envelope we provide. As your president I am deeply sorry for this cancellation of the 2020 banquet. The Billings crew put a lot of hard work in putting it together. I will have updates as we organize our thoughts. SO VERY SORRY for this bad news.

South Africa Hunt Auction

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Matlabas Game Hunters | Ten Days Plains Hunt
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Ten days plains game hunt for two hunters in the malaria-free Matlabas Bushveldt, Limpopo Province, South Africa (day of arrival and departure included). This hunt is available on a mutual agreed date between 1 June, 2020 and 30 October, 2020. This is a minimum ten day hunt of which the daily rates for the first five days are included in the donation. In addition, the following animals are included for each of the hunters: one Blue Wildebeest plus and two of the following: Warthog or Impala or Bush duiker of Steenbok. The hunt includes accommodation, meals, laundry service, the services of a professional hunter and trackers and skinners, field preparation of trophies and delivery to a taxidermist or ‘shipper & dipper’ in Limpopo. Transport from and to Johannesburg International Airport is excluded – cost $250 per hunter each way. All Value Added Taxes are included in the rates, except Value Added Tax (14%) to be charged on wounded animals that are not recovered and thus not exported.

This is a compound or traditional bow hunt and may be upgraded or extended (for extra days or additional hunters or non-hunters) as per the current price list. Accompanying non-hunters are welcome . Members who have previously been on this hunt include John Beyer, Jeff Nicholls, Dr. Amy & Stephen LePage, Roger & Pat Allick, Jason Catron, Steven Biere, Matt Slyder and the Zietz family.

Additional species that may be hunted include Limpopo bushbuck, bush duiker, Cape eland, gemsbok, kudu, nyala, red hartebeest, plains zebra, waterbuck, giraffe, caracal, black-backed jackal, vervet monkey and chacma baboon. The conservation authorities in South Africa allow the export of only one monkey and one baboon per hunter as a hunting trophy. The hunters on this hunt may however shoot additional unlimited monkeys and baboons, for free, provided not more than one of each are to be exported. Sable, tsessebe, roan and buffalo may also be available on other concessions. Prices are listed on the website www.matlabas.co.za/hunting. This is a ‘bow hunting only’ concession, although rifles are occasionally allowed as an exception.

There are no licenses or permits required for plains game, but permits for small cats, monkeys and baboons need to be obtained prior to the hunt. A Conservation Levy of US $10 per animal taken will be charged and will go to the Conservation Fund of the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa.

Accommodation is provided at Matlabas Game Lodge. The scrumptious meals are mostly traditional South African Bushveldt cuisine and venison is regularly served. The lodge consists of 4 thatched rooms and 2 en suite Meru type safari tents. The lodge has 220 Volt electricity, and other features include a lounge with satellite TV, a wildlife and natural history video library, a swimming pool, a ‘lapa’ where there will be a camp fire every evening, and a curio shop. A daily cleaning service is included in the hunt. Basic toiletries and towels are provided.

Excursions and other activities or non-hunters as well as tours and/or photographic safaris at the end of the hunting safari are also available (a safari to the Kruger National Park is very popular with visitors for abroad and can be recommended). Fishing, scuba diving and/or wing shooting is also available prior to or after the hunting safari. Details will be provided on request.

This is one of South Africa’s prime bow hunting destinations, but this hunt cannot be exchanged for other goods or services or alternative hunts. Nor can the free animals be exchanged for other goods or services or alternative hunts. Nor can the free animals be exchanged for other species. This hunt is ideal for two hunting friends, or a hunting couple, who would like to experience authentic African bow hunting. Should only one hunter be able to make the trip, the donation value for the second hunter will be forfeited. This is a 100% donation to Montana Bowhunters.

Donation Value: US $7,850

Outfitter Contact Details:
Willem or Flippie Frost
Email: info@matlabas.co.za
Website: www.matlabas.co.za/hunting
Phone: (27) 878092806