First Timers Expectations
This being my first adventure to Africa I have had many questions and concerns. Fortunately, for me I have found this forum and had most, if not all of my questions answered. But the question posed below has not been answered on this forum in the past. First, the details. I am booked with J.P. Kleinhans Safari in the Eastern Cape for the last week in May and the first week in June 2012. I will have 11 total days of hunting not including the day of arrival and the day of departure. I will be hunting 1X1 most of the time, but do have my brother joining me on the trip and will be hunting 2X1 sometimes just for the fun of it. I will be taking a day or two off to spend time with my lovely wife and join her on a couple of tours. I will be hunting strictly plains game on several of farms owned and used by the Kleinhans' operation. I would like to take up to 15 different species starting with Cape Kudu, Cape Bushbuck, and the four Springbok subspecies. This being said I do not want to shot the first representative species I see. J.P. and I have had several conversations about trophy quality and my expectations thereof. Of course, I don't expect every animal taken to make SCI bronze but it is my goal. I do have a few animals on the list that I do not wish to take unless they are SCI gold or close. The questions is, how many animals of trophy quality can I realistically take during an eleven day safari? The total wishlist is as follows: Cape Kudu, Cape Bushbuck, Springbok X4, Impala, Blesbok, Grey Duiker, Steenbok, Kilpspringer, Red Hartebeest, Gemsbok, Bushpig, Baboon, Cape Grysbok, Vaal Rheebok and one of the following Cape ELand, Waterbuck, or Nyala.