US man sues SA guide in hunting dispute

2010-12-04 07:40

Omaha – A Texas man says a South African guide cheated him and other hunters during safari trips.

Scott Anglin, of San Antonio, asks for $1.2 million (about R8.2 million) from Barry Burchell and Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures in his lawsuit. The trips were sold by a Cabela’s subsidiary.

Anglin says Burchell added an unnecessary tax to the price of his trips to pad his profits, and Cabela’s helped collect the fees. Anglin says Burchell broke several US, South African and Namibian laws because he lacked permission to hunt on certain land and proper documentation to export hunting trophies to America.

Anglin’s lawyer, Alan Peterson, declined to comment on Thursday.

A spokesperson for Sydney-based Cabela’s says the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

Barry Burchell’s wife, Lizelle Burchell, said in an e-mail yesterday that Scott Anglin’s allegations are not true, but Anglin and Burchell, who used to be friends, have been fighting for several years.

The Burchells have a defamation lawsuit against Anglin pending in South African court. 

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