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    Hey guys,

    I'm new to the hunting game (only animal I've taken was a boar on a hunting farm- hardly a thrilling event) and I'm trying to fufill a childhood dream of mine.

    I want to take a hippo. I want a big fat hippo to put on my wall and maybe get an upholsterer friend of mine to turn into a chair for me. I've done my research and the majority of hippo hunts are in conjunction with a crocodile hunt and ridiculously expensive.

    I'm a college student, I dont have that much money but I've saved enough that I think I may be able to pull this off. Are there any outfitters out there who can put together a reasonably priced hippo trip? I'm not interested in taking any other animal, and I don't need extraordinarily comfortable living arrangements, a tent and some good food and I'm happy.

    Anyone out there who can help me?

    Thanks!

    -Steve

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    "Marty" has advertised Hippo hunting.
    PM him and ask what he knows.
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    Steve

    Welcome to AH...

    If you want a real trophy make sure you shoot an old battle scared veteran..

    not a pen raised 4 to 6 year old hippo...
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    Just send you a pm i do have a hippo for this year only at a crazy price and it is not a hippo on a farm or in a small pond.
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    Thanks guys for all the responses!

    I probably should add I'm looking at a hunt for the 2012-2013 season, I'm a bit busy this november and don't think I could make it the Africa haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by redivan32 View Post
    Hey guys,

    I'm new to the hunting game (only animal I've taken was a boar on a hunting farm- hardly a thrilling event) and I'm trying to fufill a childhood dream of mine.

    I want to take a hippo. I want a big fat hippo to put on my wall and maybe get an upholsterer friend of mine to turn into a chair for me. I've done my research and the majority of hippo hunts are in conjunction with a crocodile hunt and ridiculously expensive.

    I'm a college student, I dont have that much money but I've saved enough that I think I may be able to pull this off. Are there any outfitters out there who can put together a reasonably priced hippo trip? I'm not interested in taking any other animal, and I don't need extraordinarily comfortable living arrangements, a tent and some good food and I'm happy.

    Anyone out there who can help me?

    Thanks!

    -Steve
    Greetings Steve,
    Good luck with the studies.
    may i suggest you change your priorities to "a good tent and some food..." You gotta have priorities in Africa mate
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    Steve,
    have look at our website, Hunting in Namibia
    Our Dzoti hunting block in Caprivi Namibia comprises 50% of wetland / swampy area. On the islands we get to do some excellent stalking for Hippo and shoot them on land! It is a thrilling experience waking a Big, mean, battle scared Hippo bull from his midday nap.... suddenly standing 15 to 30 yards next to such a beast creates memories and dirty underwear!!!
    Don't worry, camp staff are used to cleaning the underwear and they wont tell on you (us)!
    We might be able to work out a student package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vhsaf View Post
    Steve,
    have look at our website, Hunting in Namibia
    Our Dzoti hunting block in Caprivi Namibia comprises 50% of wetland / swampy area. On the islands we get to do some excellent stalking for Hippo and shoot them on land! It is a thrilling experience waking a Big, mean, battle scared Hippo bull from his midday nap.... suddenly standing 15 to 30 yards next to such a beast creates memories and dirty underwear!!!
    Don't worry, camp staff are used to cleaning the underwear and they wont tell on you (us)!
    We might be able to work out a student package.
    Regards
    Sounds more challenging than hunting one in a dried up river bed in a "pond".
    Good thing laundry is included.
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