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walleyes

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Hunting Africa.
« on: May 06, 2012, 07:38:52 PM »
Not wanting to derail or high jack the other thread on the subject I thought I would start a new one to here some thoughts on the matter. 

Personally I have very little interest in going over there especially for plains game. For the most part of what I have seen on the matter there seems to be very little challenge involved. Any hunt that involves going over on a 10 day hunt and offers 6 or more animals how hard can it be, I mean really. Go out on a North American hunt and attempt something like that more than likely it can't be done. To me it looks about as thrilling as driving around the grazing leases, putting the sneak on some willy old range cows and blasting them. Possibly going over for some of the cats that may interest me but even that is a far off thing. There are numerous hunts over here that I hope to do before I head over there. 

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Re: Hunting Africa.
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 07:50:00 PM »
everyone i know that has done it has assured me that if you want to shoot tame animals in a small fence that it is available.  big big ranches where you never see a fence are also possible.  the number of animals there doesnt even compare to what we have here.  the game is valuable so it is well protected and managed properly.  srd doesnt have the same priority so you dont see the same thing here, but go to a private ranch here and you can get a similar feel.  there are huge ranches in texas where you could easily kill, whitetails audad sheep, axis deer, mule deer, elk and mouflon sheep in just a few days.  if i remember right, ted nugent owns a ranch like that in texas.....or maybe he just promotes it?  i saw it on tv a while back anyway. again, management driven by private interest for profit can produce a lot of available game.  honestly, i hope i never see that here. 
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Re: Hunting Africa.
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 07:57:21 PM »
There is a pile of game there Waleyes.  I was blowing stalks all day long on animals and picking up on others and in the middle of a stalk you end up running into soemthing else to stalk.  For someone that has not done it and watches it on t.v it might seem easy but unless you actually have done it you won't understand how awesome it is.  The fun part I like is all the different types of critters.  If anyone wants me to post some pics of my last hunt I could do that if your interested. 

Your thoughts on easy vs our animals here I have a hard time with as well Walleyes.  If I wanted to I could shoot a truck full of whitetails every days as well.  That's why I don't hunt for meat only.  Way to easy for me. 

walleyes

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Re: Hunting Africa.
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 08:26:00 PM »
I would imagine a person can make any hunt interesting, still just doesn't seem all that to me. Ill save my money for a Yukon hunt and a chance at a 60" bull or maybe a Stone or Dall before I would consider putting any money in an African hunt.

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Re: Hunting Africa.
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 08:32:16 PM »
I think I'll stick to western animals. Or some of the othet mountain animals ive dreamed of since I was First introduced to hunting. Like you said Nube you can blow stalks all day. To me that is what takes away from the hunt. I've guided a ton of guys and have many friends that have hunted Africa. Their stories are just as you say. Tons of animals and if you screw up there is another one just up the road. I prefer a challenge to find a animal, then try and harvest it but  that isn't the case over there. Shit watch Helgie hunt over there. If that guy can harvest critters it's not to tough. And he cant hit shit when shooting. Like you said if I just wanted to harvest animals I'd buy some doe tags or hunt Texas.
Africa isnt for everyone. I know more that wouldn't go than would. Look at the Alberta Wild Sheep Banquet. Two Africa hunts and no sale on either. Couldn't hardly get a bid. So some like the high odds hunts while others are looking for more.
The highest percentage of guys I see that go to Africa are doing so simply for the price. That isn't how I would choose what to hunt. That would just take cash away from hunts that I have really dreamed of.

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Re: Hunting Africa.
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 08:52:56 PM »
  There isn't an animal in Africa that has ever made me want to kill it.  Seems I hunt mostly for food now and I can find it a lot closer to home.  Nothing like a month in the bush picking out the right meat to eat.

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Re: Hunting Africa.
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 08:54:39 PM »
Here is to your question on the other Africa thread Nube.

My first choice would be a trip to Kamchatka. Snow sheep, griz or moose over there would be awesome. From there I'd like to for sure hunt the Yukon for Moose, Caribou, and Grizz. As well as an Alaskan Brown Bear.  I already have a possible option for a Stone just need some time off to make that work. A Dall is on the list as well and shouldn't be to far away. A BC moose, caribou, elk and goat hunt is in the drawing stages for next fall as well as a spring bear hunt in Sask. for my son and I. I could bring up a pile of animals that would come up before I'd mention Africa. These hunts will all be just dreams if I lowered my ideas and dreams because there are cheaper hunts available out there.
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Re: Hunting Africa.
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2012, 11:27:30 PM »
One of those Russian moose hunts would be cool.  They sure get some big ones.  I've done the Grizz and the Dall sheep myslef. Even shot a Mounain Caribou as well.   I would rather do a Marco polo and ibex combo for the price of a Stone and who knows I may be able to get a stone without paying for it some day.  I guess I have most of the North American stuff done and is why I move onto other things.  Plus I like to travel and I might as well shoot something while I am there.