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Weste

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Africa Hunting
« on: May 02, 2012, 03:56:20 PM »
Just wondering if anyone on here has had much experience with hunting in Africa.  A friend and I are planning to go in a couple years and we are looking to go to either Namibia or South Africa.  Although we want to hunt as many species as possible, the top 3 are Kudu, Gemsbok and Black Wildebeest.  Does anyone have any thoughts on who may be a good outfitter etc.  We are looking to mainly bowhunt may bring the rifles as well.


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Re: Africa Hunting
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 10:02:44 PM »
I've booked about a dozen guys with an outfitter that can do a Botswana and South African hunt all in 10 days.  One of the guys is on this forum and I have yet to hear a bad thing from the hunters.  The outfitter can give you good rates and has many different areas to hunt depending on what species but I suggest the 10 days and 2 different camps to be able to hunt different species and see more of the country.  If your interested I can get you in touch with him. 
I'm headed back this August for Leopard, buffalo and plainsgame in Zimbabwe this time.  Can't wait!!!  Did the plainsgame hunt in South Africa last time and need a few different critters for plainsgame and then I plan on another trip in a year or 2 for Nyala and a couple more species and I think I will be done for a while

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Re: Africa Hunting
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 08:21:22 AM »
Thanks Nube - I would be interested in getting some info from him.  I want to work on some budgets as well so if you have any light to shed on that, it would be appreciated as well.

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Re: Africa Hunting
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 09:31:30 AM »
The most important part is figuring out what you want to hunt.  Make a list.  This will help out in which areas to hunt and the price may be different from one area to the next.  Send me your info and I will pass it on to him.  He can work out the prices and details with you.  Whatever you do make sure you are going with a reputable outfitter.  There are a lot that will bend you over and you could get screwed over easily. 

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Re: Africa Hunting
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 04:58:30 PM »
Went last year and am planning to go back in 2014.  Outstanding experience from the get go.  Any questions just feel free to ask.
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Re: Africa Hunting
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 02:10:11 PM »
i find it confusing that you can shoot 6 animals in africa for less than the cost of one here in north america when you are talking AK/YK moose, stone sheep, alaskan brown bears, desert sheep etc.  to be honest, id rather shoot the stuff we have here, but at the price i dont think i could justify it.

rick....go check out menoutdoors.  i know that a crew of guys over there do a group thing pretty often.  they get some smokin deals based on a group booking, and usually they have room for one or two more.  username "james and theresa" is a good start.
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Re: Africa Hunting
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 06:02:20 PM »
I didn't think I would find it all that fun either ISB but after I got home I was saving for my hunt this fall.  Plainsgame don't get me all riled up as bad as the hunt I am doing this year for dangerous game but it is a great hunt.  The thing you need to make sure you have is either a very large fenced area or no fence at all.  Pretty much all of South Africa is fenced.  The guys I sent over hunted Botswana had a non fenced hunt and then moved into SA to hunt a few other species on large fenced areas.  They got the best out of both worlds and got to hunt different species. 

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Re: Africa Hunting
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2012, 06:29:59 PM »
I have never been toAfrica but have sighted in a few boomers for people going.  Hippo is my dream hunt not many things alive more dangerous.

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Re: Africa Hunting
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2012, 06:36:36 PM »
Pretty neat on people's different ideas on hunts. I'm on the side that has no interest what so ever to go to Africa. A pile of other hunts I want to do, just will have to save a bit longer.
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Re: Africa Hunting
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2012, 07:29:10 PM »
Darcy , like I said it is one of those things that you would have to do to realise how much fun it is.  What's your top 2 hunts you want to do?  I had my New Zealand Trip postponed this year till next.  Other than that I have a Tur hunt in Azerjaban and Marco polo and Ibex I want to do.  A blue sheep is also on the list but too much money for for it and could do a couple hunts for the same price. 

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Re: Africa Hunting
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2012, 07:40:03 PM »
whoa nube, i never said i didnt think africa would not be fun....just that there are north american animals i would much rather hunt.  at the cost of some of them though, im pretty sure ill be going to africa instead.  id like a stone sheep, but unless i move back to BC i dont think i could justify the cost.  for less money, i could go to africa and whack kudu, gemsbok and probably a smaller antelope for both me and robin for less than the cost of one stone.  given those realities thats likely what will happen even though id rather have the stone.  aw who knows, i might go back to BC if things work out.  i do agree that you need to be careful not to end up shooting tame stuff in a pen.
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Re: Africa Hunting
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2012, 07:51:09 PM »
I would love to have a few things as well in North AMerica but rather do some of the foreign stuff.  for $35 K for a stone sheep I could go to Africa 2x and shoot a whole pile of stuff if doing plainsgame.  Dangerous game is another thing though.  I wish I could do this Leopard buffalo hunt for the price of a Stone sheep.  Once you get into that stuff it gets pricey. 
One hunt I will do for sure the next few years is a TUR hunt.  If you love mountains this is the hunt to do.  Cheap as well.  Trophy cost for the hunt is around $7500.  Worth it I think.