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Eastern Cape Plains Game In Two Weeks!

Hi everybody, Lord willing, my wife and I along with our son are going to be in Port Elizabeth South Africa two weeks from today. This is our first time visiting "The Dark Continent". To say the least we are ecstacic! Being our first time, we are "newbies" and wondering if there are any "must do's" in the Port Elizebeth area? We have 10 full hunting days and a day on each end of the hunt for site seeing and shopping. We just booked hunting days and will pay trophy fees according to animals taken. My wish list includes a Kudu (of course), Gemsbok, Impala, Blesbok, and Springbok. Trying to talk my wife into an Eland but she isn't going for it $$$! Thanks for any suggestions. Also, any and all prayers will be very appreciated. Long flight, weather, health during trip, seeing game, etc,etc. Thank you guys. Kevin

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Sounds like a great

Sounds like a great adventure, good luck with your hunt and have a great time.

Look forward to the story when you get back.

Prayers are with yoiu for a safe trip.

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We'll Take All The Prayers

Thanks Hunter25, We'll Take all the prayers we can get. Hopefully I'll have a good story and some photos to go along with it when we return. Thank you again Kevin

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Eastern Cape

I hunted there in 2007, a great area!!

Other animals you SHOULD consider are Cape Bushbuck and Cape Grysbok. They are only found in that area and are a great addition to your trophy room. I borrowed a .308 Win with FMJ bullets from my PH so I wouldn't shoot a big hole in my Cape Grysbok as I wanted a full mount of him.

I didn't spend much time in Port Elizabeth, but if you have some time, a walk on the beach or a swim in the Indian Ocean is something most Americans have never done.

Have a great hunt!!

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That sounds Awesome!

Taking a dip in the Indian Ocean is a "must do"! My wife, son and I thank you. My wife found a hotel rightly named "The Beach Hotel". Right on the ocean. I believe we are going to use one of the hunting days to take a day trip to Addo Elephant Reserve. We looked at it online and it states you have a good chance of seeing the Big 5! Except for Leopard unless you're really lucky. Also the Cape Bushbuck looks like a very nice little spiral horn. Thanks again buffybr. Kevin

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I think trying to talk your

I think trying to talk your wife into an Eland is inconsiderate of you. Rather you should offer her a choice and live with her answer. Ask her what she'd rather you hunt, Eland or Elephant! Two very cleasr choice's. From what I understand, the Eland then appears to be bargin basement!

No thanks required, have a good trip.

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best of luck on your hunt.  i

best of luck on your hunt.  i cannot wait to get back to namibia in august.  i would second the idea of a bushbuck.  they are just lovely animals.  i sure would like one.

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