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Ok. This is my first post here. I am going to try to go to Afrca in 2010. I am looking for a plains game hunt in SA or Nambia. My question for you is what do I need to do to be getting ready. I am talking about getting guns in and out and all of the other BS involved. I have the shooting part down. I think I was born with a gun in my hand. I have been shooting since I was a kid. I just dont know about all the political junk.

I am looking at hunts from T.Jefferies Safaris and Dries Vissers safaris. Have you guys ever hunted with either of these? Thanks for any info. Ill give ya a break on your taxidermy bill! Big smile

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I haven't hunted with them, but I did some research before and dries visser got good reviews.

I am sure they will help you with all the paperwork.

I would use a US booking agent (there are a few for Dries). They don't charge any more and you have a US contact to assist you.

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Thanks for the info. Have you heard anything on T.Jeffries safaris?

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No, haven't heard of that outfit.

I see you're a Hoyt guy - ever consider bowhunting Africa?

I think about going and go back and forth between gun and bow. Maybe if I ever decide to go I'll do both if that is possible.

One other outfitter, based in the US, that has hunts in SA and Namibia and who I've heard things about is Ken Moody.

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Yea, Im a Hoyt guy. I shoot 3-d tournaments all over the US. I would consider hunting with a bow. I like to hunt with a gun the first time I hunt some where. I just like to check places out before I take a bow. I have to many bad things about people paying big money to hunt with a bow and never getting a shot. I just figured out about all these hunting forums that I can post questions to check on places before I book a hunt. I actually have an exotic hunt in Texas with a place that I have learned alot of bad stuff about after I fould out about the hunting forums. My wife bought me a Mariano Ram hunt and everybody tells me its a canned hunt. I kinda have to go since my wife bought it for me and I dont want to loose the money. I have found a few good exotic hunting places since then and have b ooked a hunt with two of them.

What part of Kansas you from?

The web site for the other place I am thinking about going is http://WWW.TJSAFARI.COM. I am thinking of combining the Kalahari Special and the Kalahari management hunt.

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Check out Johan Calitz Safaris for your SA hunt. They have a good reputation with the SCI crowd and have been very helpful and friendly when we run into them on the show circuit.

http://www.johancalitzsafaris.co.za/Zcampinfo.html

Also check out Thormählen & Cochran Safaris for SA. My father-in-law has hunted with them and speaks highly of them.

http://www.africatrophyhunting.com/

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Elite-taxidermy wrote:

The web site for the other place I am thinking about going is http://WWW.TJSAFARI.COM. I am thinking of combining the Kalahari Special and the Kalahari management hunt.

I'm in Topeka.

Had a Hoyt, good bows, but now have a Mathews Switchback.

The packages on that website look good.

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If you need help with getting guns in and out of Africa, contact me. I'll be glad to help. Email would be quickest.
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do yourself a huge favor and concentrate on Namiba for your first time PG trip taking firearms in and out is a breeze, trophy fees are less and truly free range is the name of the game. i've made several PG trips there and to RSA as well and will never return to RSA other than to change planes and i try not to do that anymore either, opting for Frankfurt-WDH route now. Almost any company in northern or northwest Namibia is a good bet look around Kamanjab area it is fringe Kalahari desert along the Hubab river system lots of game

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i would second single malt's comment about namibia. a great place to hunt, a one page, no nonsense page for gun import, a friendly, nearly theft free airport, no hassles about how many rounds you have, and great choices of animals. i have used die keiler for two hunts and enjoyed them. they have 5 different farms, one in the kalahari. the lufthansa/air namibia connection thru frankfurt is so easy. the one time i transited rsa, the late delivery of my gun to the police station caused me to miss my connecting flight. i would seriously consider a nyala hunt there though. good luck and enjoy your hunt.

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I'm heading to Kwa-Zulu Natal in June for Nyala. It produces more Roland Ward trophies than anywhere in Southern Africa. 28 inches is the norm but a fair number of rams going 30+ inches are taken every year. My favorite of the spiral horns.
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