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Location: migratory cycle around Africa
Joined: 02/06/2003
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Here is my opion, what yours?

Gentlemen,

There's no doubt that Africa offers some of the finest hunting adventures in the world, but to make the most of it you need to ensure you hunt the right animals in the right places at the right time. I personally believe this is especially important where elephant are concerned. As I've said before, any fool can shoot an elephant and many fools do....... The problem with elephant hunting is that many/most sport hunters don't understand the principles of elephant management before they book. With this in mind, the links below might be of help to some of you.

http://www.shakariconnection.com/why-africa-benefits-from-sport-hunting....

http://www.shakariconnection.com/ethical-elephant-management.html

http://www.shakariconnection.com/culling-elephants-in-knp.html

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Location: Tennessee
Joined: 01/19/2009
Posts: 16
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1. Sable (native not from South Africa)
2. Nyala
3. Roan
4. Gemsbuck
5. Kudu
6. Sitatunga
7. Buffalo
8. bushbuck
9. Eland
10. Waterbuck

Plan on hunting in several countries if these are your most wanted species. You'll have a great time but remember these animals are scattered about Africa and there are sub species of several.
GG

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Location: South Africa
Joined: 01/26/2009
Posts: 9
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You guys need to add bushpig to your list....as a priority.There are no hunting shortcuts for this specie as there are just about for all the other species anywhere in the world.

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Location: VIRGINIA AND GEORGIA
Joined: 04/29/2009
Posts: 13
Short list

Kudu
Cape Buff
Kudu
Cape Buff
One close. One far away

Location: South Africa
Joined: 08/14/2009
Posts: 2
Here is my opion, what yours?

That is true, Kevin is spot on. You will be much better off spending time in Africa than hunting it in Texas, for example at 777 ranch which belongs to a friend of mine, Jeff Rann. You have a much wider variety of game which you can hunt and which is home to it own vegetation and ultimately give you a experience own to the area you hunt...

Kudu in SA will cost you between $1750 - 2800 depending on area and size.
It is still possible to hunt a 60" Kudu today, but it takes dedication and hard work.
Wildebeest should never cost more than $1250 as a real max
Gemsbuck can go up to $2500 if you can get a 43 or bigger trophy which will probably give you a nice smile once you receive your record entry certificate, and make your fellow hunters VERY envious...!

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Joined: 09/17/2009
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Here is my opion, what yours?

I havent really made a list of the priority animals, but my first trip to Africa I did have a list. But when I got there for the hunt my PH gave me a good tip. He asked me when you think of Africa, what are the animals that most people would think of, and recognize. elephant, lion, giraffe, rhino. You have none of these on your list because of cost. But a Zebra is affordable, and everyone will know you have been to AFRICA! Just my $.02
Cheers

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Joined: 01/23/2009
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Here is my opion, what yours?
safarisunlimited wrote:
That is true, Kevin is spot on. You will be much better off spending time in Africa than hunting it in Texas, for example at 777 ranch which belongs to a friend of mine, Jeff Rann. You have a much wider variety of game which you can hunt and which is home to it own vegetation and ultimately give you a experience own to the area you hunt...

As I told my wife, Texas Ain't Africa. I've been to Texas already. Hunting is not only about shooting and killing, it's the whole process. Finally, 40 years after I got the bug, I'm going next year. Money is too tight for DG, but my list is:
Kudu
Gembok
Blk Wildebeeste
Impala
Springbok
Warthog or Blesbok
And this hunt is already booked, tickets on Delta are paid for - I'm really going this time!

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Location: Fort Collins, CO
Joined: 06/15/2008
Posts: 1862
#1Cape Buffalo#2 Kudu#3

#1Cape Buffalo
#2 Kudu
#3 Sable
#4 Eland
#5 Wildebeast
#6 Gemsbok
#7 Waterbuck
#8 Zebra
#9 Impala
#10 Roan

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Location: Kansas
Joined: 03/04/2006
Posts: 3586
1 Lion 2 Leopard 3 Cape

1 Lion

2 Leopard

3 Cape Buff

4 Zebra

5 Crocodile

6 Kudo

7 Gemsbuck

That's all because I am way out of money now.

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Location: Montana, USA
Joined: 11/15/2007
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My African wish list

Africa has a much greater variety of animals than I have resources in my hunting budget.  After I made my first hunt in South Africa, I decided if I was ever lucky enough to go back, I would only hunt animals that I hadn't hunted before.  For the most part, that's what I did on my second and third trips.

That also has given me to opportunity to see more of Africa, as some species are only found in certain areas.  For example, on my second trip, I hunted Buffalo in Zimbabwe then Nyala in Kwa-Zulu Natal then Mountain Reedbuck in the Free State.

So I wouldn't be able to hunt all the animals on this wish list on one hunt for both logistical and financial reasons, like Sable and Leopard on the same hunt.  But one "big guy" plus 4 or 5 of the others plus 1 or 2 "you really should shoot that one" from my PH, would make a wonderful hunt.

1. Sable

2. Leopard

3. Warthog

4. Klipspringer

5. Puku

6. Kafue or Black Lechwe

7. Bushbuck (other than Limpopo, Chobe, or Cape)

8. Hartebeest (other than Red)

9. Forest Duiker (Blue, Red, ?) 

10. Grants or Thompson's Gazelle

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