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Price for hippo hunt

Hello,

I've been quoted a hippo hunt - $10,000

10 days accommodations, hunting licence, & a free Impala Trophy Ram (though I'd prefer a warthog)

The place looks legitamate, but I'd appreciate some feedback. The gentleman also said that he would match any other offer. I usually only hunt on our family ranch, & I think I overpaid for a gator hunt last month. Is this a good price? I would sincerely appreciate some feedback.  

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hello and wlcome.  in what

hello and wlcome.  in what country would this hunt take place?  would other game options be available?  the usual trophy fee i have seen for a hippo is about $2500 and often the duration is only 5-7 days.  if you assume the $10,000 includes the trophy fee, then you are being charged $750 per day for a daily rate, which seems a bit high for hippo and a bit long for the duration.  you might check into a namibian hippo hunt or mozambique (but the latter would require a charter flight).  more information would be helpful.

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Kwa Zulu Natal, 10 days & the

Kwa Zulu Natal, 10 days & the price is all inclusive-- total final cost $10,000 (actually $9,500) for all 3 animals, no extra per day fee. airport pick-up, food, lodging ect. all included.

I really wanted to get in scenic & relax time; it's somewhat of a graduation present to myself That part is just as important to me as the hunt.

Good or bad investment, I grew impatient & booked for the first week of May with Dirk of  www.firstclassafrica.com

Thank you for your feedback, it is a really helpful reminder to look at all aspects of the trip.

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Kevin,   thats a very good

Kevin,

 

thats a very good price if you still can get it at that price... Thumbs up

 

cj archer,

 

I can do the hunt for nearly half the price and in about 5 days

 

regards,

 

Patrick

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Kevin, Thank you for your

Kevin,

Thank you for your reply here & for your email. I'm serious about those Javalinas, dang nemis, come shoot up all the ones you want on our place Yes

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I am curious why you decided

I am curious why you decided to hunt hippo?  They are some of the most dangerous animals you can hunt and it takes skill to make a good shot on their little brain so I can understand the appeal, but just curious why the hippo over other African game.

Good luck with the hunt.

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If you are looking to hunt a

If you are looking to hunt a giant animal that kills a whole truck full of people a year than I think you probably picked the right critter to chase. I have seen quite a few hippo hunts on TV and it looks very exciting. I have not seen a hippo hunt that did not look like it would be very intense to be there and witness it first hand. The crazy thing is when they shoot the hippo in the water. I can never figure out how they get it out. I am assuming that they can drive a truck up to the shore and winch it in. Or maybe they have enough man power with all the trackers and packers. From your name I am assuming that you bow hunt? Will you be hunting hippo with a bow. That seems like it would add a whole new aspect of danger to the hunt. Good luck and you should share your success with us here when it is all said and done. 

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Even when they can winch it

Even when they can winch it to shore with the truck the poor trackers have to wade in croc and hippo infested waters to hook it up.  I watched a show where they had to wait for the food in the hippos stomach to produce enough gas to cause the hippo to float to the surface.  Kind of neat to watch that happen.

I have also seen them drag the hippo to shore with just man and boat power.  I think that is the toughest part of the hunt, getting that mammoth beast to the shore.

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