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Location: migratory cycle around Africa
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New Hunting Information Website

Folks
Over the last year or so, Mrs Shakari (aka Susan) and I have been developing a new African hunting information website at http://www.shakariconnection.com.

The site comprises of over 250 pages, covers about 170 species in 12 African countries and the entire content is deliberately unbiased and completely factual. Subjects are many and varied and we’ve tried to cover every single aspect of African hunting safaris.

The idea of the site is to make it as easy as possible for anyone considering an African hunting safari to gather the correct information to ensure they choose a suitable safari for their own particular needs, tastes and finances. We also hope that the site will be useful to our colleagues in the industry.

You’ll find contributions from those we consider the leaders in their fields throughout the site. These articles will be increased as time progresses and if anyone thinks we’ve missed anything, please let us know. The site will be very regularly updated, so we recommend you visit regularly to keep up to date with any possible changes and additions.

For those interested, we will, in the fullness of time be accepting ads from appropriate companies such as ethical agents, hunting companies, PHs, outfitters and outdoor equipment dealers etc. Price will not be our primary consideration with ads, quality and reputation of the companies will.

We’d like to thank those people who have helped us with their knowledge, input, support and discretion in keeping the address quiet until we were ready to go public. I won’t embarrass them by naming them publicly, but they know who they are.

So please visit http://www.shakariconnection.com and let us know what you think.

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Location: texas
Joined: 04/23/2006
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thanks for the site shakari. there is a lot of good information there for someone considering africa. i would suggest not getting the cites permit so early, as they are only good for a year. it took over a year to get my leopard back from namibia and it arrived just three day before my permit expired, and i applied for it over a month after my return from the hunt!

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Location: migratory cycle around Africa
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Kevin,

Glad to like the site!

The correct way to do it is to have the licence before you shoot the Leopard (or whatever relevant species) and then renew it with your local licencing office until such time as your Leopard arrives. I appreciate it's more of a hassle to do it that way, but it is the correct way to do it.

Although it's often ignored, technically in many/most countries, you're breaking the law by shooting the animal before you have the licence.

Hope that helps.

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Location: Tennessee
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What a great site Shakari, it's a good place for anyone to start researching trip to Africa.
Cheers,
GG

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Location: migratory cycle around Africa
Joined: 02/06/2003
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Thanks buddy, glad you like it. The site is now up to about 350 pages and still growing. Although it wasn't originally intended as such, someone pointed out to us the other day that it was a great PR tool for promoting hunting as an essential conservation tool............. I guess they have a point!

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