nice looking animals
I think my first trip to Africa will be to Namibia. My wife wants to go and from what I have read and understand it is a good place to do a family tip of trip. Did you take any other animals and also who did you use?
I went with a group called "die Keiler". This is a group of five hunting farms scattered across Namibia. They are found on the internet. Their prices are fair, the service is good, and the availability of the animals is good. Some of the farms, which are mostly cattle ranches with some low fences, have various animals which others do not. If your wish list is extensive, then you might have to visit more than one farm. For example, one or two farms do not have zebra, where others do. I am not a world class trophy hunter, so I will take good looking animals from the list of those I want. I do not need three or four days to get the biggest kudu or warthog to be found. I had five hunting days and took two kudu, one warthog, one springbok, one blesbock, one gemsbok, one blue wildebeest, one black wildebeest. Actually, on the second day I did not shoot anything, so I took the eight animals in four days. I still regret not taking the big female gemsbok on the second day. Females have longer horns than males, the males have thicker horns. In Namibia, you can take two of all availble animals, without having a preset list as some governments require. If you want to take something not on your list, just set it up with the PH. I am setting up a leopard hunt for next year with this group. I took my .300 magnum and it took eveything down without problems. Shots ranged from 60 to 200 yards. I took Remington 180 gr Corelok and it did a great job without breaking the budget. Most were one shot kills. If you shoot a female, they give you a discount off the trophy price. Let me know if you have more questions
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....