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Hunting in South Africa

Macnab, somebody must have peed in your coffee. Why are you so bitter and why don't you offer a Hunt outright, why wait for someone else to tell you what they have been quoted.

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That is very interesting to me because, I love to dream of hunting in Africa. I am sorry to say that is out of my league, as is a western guided elk hunt! I would agree that MOST of the Americans that hunt Africa are an endless money pit. I don't know where all the money comes from but, I can tell you....I havent seen it! So. I need to be more creative than that. I look for months on the internet and make deals with people to save LOTS of money and still be able hunt in different areas. To me its not as important to get the animal that I am hunting, as it is to know that I have the chance to get him. Sometimes I get um, most times I don't. I enjoy being in a different location and try to go out of state at least once a year. Average cost is about $2000 all said and done. My brother and my father spend an average of $5,500 on thier trip to Montana every 3 years or so. I would figure that an African hunt (total low side guess) would cost about $4,000 to 5,000 dollars. If I was going it would be more like $3,500 because I would pick my trophys carefully. I would be just as happy to get a warthog (one animal I want to hunt before I die) as to get any other game you have! Of coarse while I am there if we could work out the right deal maybe, something else as well!!!
I have a very good friend that is from South Africa. I have worked with her for almost 3 years. She has family in the buisiness over there. She told me that if I ever wanted to go on a SA hunt to let her know. Maybe one day I will take her up on that but, I already have the next 2 years out of state hunts planned!
By the way I have 2 different hunts planned in Argentina for March (visiting my wifes mother, she hasn't seen her in 5 years) I worked out a deal with 2 different outfitters. One to hunt for 2 antelope for $400 and the other to hunt unlimited wild boar with dogos Argentinos for $100 each.
So...how much can YOU get me a hunt for?

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I was talking to a hunter who had some African trophys on display at a SCI booth several years ago. I asked him about these low cost hunts and what it would cost by the time all the hidden fees and transportation and the not obvious but neccessary costs were totaled up.
His answer; You won't do it for less than $10,000. You are better off paying a little more for more animals because you get more for your money. A lot of people have promised me hunts for less, but it has always ended up costing at least that much in the end.

It is a popular saying that many African hunts cost less than guided Elk hunts in the states. If so, I would more than likely go on one. I just can't believe though.

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Ok im not going to argue my point. I shoot every year an Impala(R475.00), warthog(R350.00) and blue wilderbest(R2500.00). Per day for hunter (R175.00)and small fee for petrol for the vehicle (R100.00 split between all hunters). Now how do you explain being charged (R2000.00) for an Impala???

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Hey 777, Good luck with your hunts in march. Keep us informed on the results!

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I will!
Try to get some pics and if I figure out how to load a video on the web...I'll give you guys the link.

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your website doesnt work

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Relax...

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Macnab
First of all you realy don't understand the concept of trophy hunting. The prices you say you pay are on female animals or small breading rams and you probebly sleep under a tree. secondly you have to be a Profesional Hunter and then a registerd hunting outfitter to advertice a hunt to any one overseas. Outfitters don't spend R 200 000-00 a year to get south african hunters we also don't have to get import permits for their rifles or to export trophys. We also cater three outstanding meals a day and give luxury accomodation. We don't have to come and collect you at your home or at the airport. we also don't have a docter or paramedic on standby when you hunt. We don't pay $100-00 per animal taken on your hunt to the Profesional Hunters Association wildlife trust to put back in to nature conservation. Moet nie oor goed praat wat jy nie van weet nie!!!!

Louis

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I am looking for a cost efective (read cheap) way to do a cape buff. hunt along with plains game. I want to take the buff with a handgun. Any difficulties? Please let me know.

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