My Dream Hunt: Is It Possible?
I currently live in Alaska and have managed to put together some incredible and successful hunts on my meager Military pay. My dream has always been to hunt a few of the amazing animals that call Alaska home, the Moose, Brown Bear, Dall Sheep etc. Having had my dream realized here, and my tour in Alaska almost up, I find myself dreaming of Africa and wondering if my "Dream" African hunt might not be just a "Dream", and if it might be possible one day. I have a feeling if I come to Africa once, I will get the bug and immediately book for a return trip. But for now, I plan on coming once and attempting to hunt my target species all on one trip. So.....here is what Im looking for, and please feel free to set me straight if this type of hunt is not at all feasible. I am looking to hunt Elephant, Cape Buffalo, and maybe one or two plains game animals if time permits. I am not looking for record book animals, just mature animals and a good representation of the species. The outfitter/ PH should be reputable with up to date references. My total budget with EVERYTHING included minus airfare is $22000. Is this possible or am I out of my mind?
I am a member of an Alaskan Forum and I always see guys posting questions about affordable Brown bear hunts. Alot of people are under the impression a quality hunt for a brown bear is going to cost them $15,000-$20,000. While these expensive hunts generally produce huge bears, there are many outfitters that offer great bear hunts at less than half the cost of the expensive guys and produce quality bears. This is basically what I am looking for in a African big game hunt. Thanks in advance for any help you guys can give me! Take Care