Woe is me, woe is me
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11-05-2011, 09:10 PM #1
Woe is me, woe is me
Here I'm 5 months from my 5th African hunt (Namibia 2nd time) and I have no idea what I'm going to hunt for. The big stuff is out 'cause I just went to SA last April and now got talked into going with friends to Namib in April again. Woe is me, what am I to do? :-) :-)
11-05-2011, 11:49 PM #2
Hey Cliffy, I have the perfect solution to solve your very serious dalima.......Send me instead....LOL
11-06-2011, 08:07 AM #3
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What a great place to be...
I do hope that you did not purchase a package and are on a per animal basis.
This means that you are like a kid in a candy store looking to get the best deal you can find.
I would suggest that you look for better trophy animals than you currently have.James Grage - New Mexico
Hold a steady Eye & Rifle...
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11-06-2011, 04:15 PM #4
I'm actually returning to hunt with a PH that I hunted with 4 years ago- Jamy Traut. Great guy to hunt with. I was talked into going by a long time friend and wife whom I "guided" to Africa for their first hunt 4 years ago and we went with Jamy then. They said at the time, "It's a one time only deal for us" Yeah, right. They booked last year for a return and have begged us (the wife and me) to join them. We have.
"richteb", I'd send you in my place but it's a no changes ticket-sorry :-) :-)
I can't say enough of how nice it is to hunt with Jamy Traut. Everything was perfect the last time and I expect the same this time. We have kept intouch by having dinner with him every year since, when we go to the Dallas Safari Club show. Jamy is now on his own, with his own hunt areas so we are real excited to see his new operation. Anyone wanting big stuff would be well advised to talk to Jamy before they book. He's that good.
Disclaimer- I have no business arrangment with Jamy. I pay for my hunts just like anyone else does. I just think he does an outstanding job on his hunts. Just like Ewert does at Sadaka Safaris in SA.
As to looking for bigger animals than I have, it would be tough to beat what I have but who knows, I might see a 60" Kudu after all.
You're in an envious position! Take the time now to enjoy the area to it's fullest! Take plenty of photographs and only take the choicest of shots....It is great to have a return client that is not under any pressure to perform or that puts the PH under pressure to perform! Your friend Jamy will not expect you to be filling his bank account...he'll just be happy to have a friend around to share the laughs and the camp fire!
Woe is me he says...sheesh!
11-07-2011, 04:24 AM #6
No pressure on Cliffy or his PH, and in Africa this means one thing...record trophies of many species are going to be all over you, nibbling your ear, licking your face, nudging you from the rear and even following you to the loo - just for the hell of it! Usually happens when one is indecisive or have no pressure to perform. Good luck Cliffy, and enjoy mate.FHM3006
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11-07-2011, 08:45 AM #7
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Cliffy, I want to see that 60 inch Kudu!
I'll be depressed for you.Practice whispering before you leave for Africa!
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11-09-2011, 07:02 AM #8
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Why not take along a predator caller and see if you can call in hyenas (foxpro has a sound chip for them) or smaller predators??
Got to set up the hunt just like a military ambush with a good sized clear 'killing ground' once they get into the scrub or bush again it's very difficult to keep a clear light on them!
Outstanding fun hunts!
11-09-2011, 08:39 PM #10
I do have a caller that I brought along on the last hunt and didn't have time to try AND I will be bringing it along this time. Poor poor me, what am I to do. :-)
Ask your PH if he has a plan! He'll usually have his own game plan for them! A little bit of pressure on him won't hurt at all!
11-10-2011, 12:41 AM #12
11-10-2011, 03:21 AM #14FHM3006
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Heck YEAH!! FHM now I figure out yr 'nom de guerre'!!!
The girls are a great idea!!
11-10-2011, 08:25 PM #16
I don't know if I even want to go there! :-) :-)
11-10-2011, 09:27 PM #17
Cliffy, Tell Jamy hello for me! The pictures on his website look great, love to to try it.
11-16-2011, 07:04 PM #18
I'll pass along your "Hello" when I see him at SCI in Jan.