Advice for a first timer to SA?
Lots of questions are running through my head about my first hunt in Africa. Some of you may have seen my post in the "intro" section, and to briefly reiterate, I'll be spending a week in SA w/ Thormahlen and Cochran on a plains game hunt. The rifle will likely be a Win 70 in 300WSM, with a 3-10x42 Swaro on top.
1) What advice do you most wish you had gotten before your first hunt in Africa?
2) What is the one plains game species above all others you would recommend?
I'm leaning heavily towards a Kudu or Gemsbok as my "dream" trophy on this hunt, with 1 or 2 of the various smaller antelope as "safties" and a warthog. For timing and budgetary reasons, I doubt I'll go over 3-4 animals overall this trip...
3) They have given me the option of either a Free State hunt or one in Mpumalanga. Any recommendations there? I have posed the question for more info to the outfitter, but I'd love some impartial advice from you all as well...
I'm sure there will be many more questions, but that should get me started!
Thanks to all in advance!