46" + Trophy Cape buffalo hunt South Africa

Discussion in 'GREAT DEALS on Hunts Worldwide' started by GROOTPAN HUNTING SAFARIS, May 20, 2011.

  1. GROOTPAN HUNTING SAFARIS

    GROOTPAN HUNTING SAFARIS AH Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    13
    Member of:
    PHASA
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia
    dries.jpg

    We are offering this buffalo bull which was used as a breeding bull as a 4 day/3 night day all inclusive hunt. The bull is guaranteed to measure more than 46". The hunt will take place in Limpopo South Africa in a portion of the Selati Private Game Reserve.

    Client will be picked up at Johannesburg International and dropped off. The price includes all accomodation, soft drinks, food, PH (one on one), skinning and field trophy preparations. The price does not include taxidermy fees (pickup of trophy will be included) or rifle import fee ($150). Hunt must take place before en July 2011.

    Total package price = $17900.00 If any client want to add in any other animals on the same hunt we will quote as per request.
     
  2. Diamondhitch

    Diamondhitch AH Legend

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,322
    Likes Received:
    8
    My Photos:
    67
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    Canada (AB, SK, NWT, BC) USA (NM, TX) South Africa (Limpopo, KZN, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northen Cape), Kyrgyzstan
    Was this animal used for captive breeding or simply considered off limits to hunters who may come across him?
     
  3. enysse

    enysse AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    5,905
    Likes Received:
    99
    My Photos:
    32
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    Yes, I would say so. It should be a fairly easy hunt. For close to $18000, I'd rather hunt in Tanzania...my two cents.
     
  4. James.Grage

    James.Grage GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    2,574
    Likes Received:
    39
    My Photos:
    73
    Member of:
    NRA, ATA, PITA, NAHC, NAFC, DU, TU, DSC, SCI, RMEF
    Hunted:
    USA - Canada -Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe
    Heinrich

    This is a good cape buffalo, is he about 9 - 11 years old...you still have a few good years left in him...

    He look to be in great shape...

    I am sure that someone will take a crack at him...

    How big of a pasture is he located in?
     
  5. GROOTPAN HUNTING SAFARIS

    GROOTPAN HUNTING SAFARIS AH Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    13
    Member of:
    PHASA
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia
    This bull was used to breed and was initially chosen because of its horn span (genes). Enysse has again had his say, which I must say is probably not worth 2 cents. Whether it will be an easy hunt or not I can not say. I have hunted both easy and difficult. Such is hunting. Maybe Enysse can enlighten me what in his 2 cents worth of opinion
    is easy, also ask him where he has hunted in Tanzania so as to advise you where exactly you can hunt a Trophy 46" buff.
     
  6. GROOTPAN HUNTING SAFARIS

    GROOTPAN HUNTING SAFARIS AH Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    13
    Member of:
    PHASA
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia
    Hi James, he is probably closer to 11 years. He is with a herd of about 150 and is being pushed out. Area is in excess of 5000 acres
     
  7. enysse

    enysse AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    5,905
    Likes Received:
    99
    My Photos:
    32
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    Heinrich, I was stating a opinion, that is what a forum is for....I don't care if he is 50". $18,000 is a lot of money for a cape buffalo.

    I thought the forum was about exchanging information and opinions...talking with fellow hunters. I might participate more than others...but that's because I like the website. If you want to get mean about go ahead.

    My opinion is that for $18000 you could go to the Selous in Tanzania and have the hunt of a few lifetimes!
     
  8. nsok

    nsok AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    11
    Just curiosity. I have never heard about a rifle import fee in South Africa
     
  9. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,432
    Likes Received:
    39
    My Photos:
    68
    Member of:
    NRA, NA Hunt Club
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia, South Africa (2)
    Yes, the import fee needs to be clarified. Perhaps its for greasing the wheels to get thru SAPS.
     
  10. Rocco

    Rocco New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Member of:
    sci, pope&young, boone&crockett
    You said that the Buffalo has to be taken before July 2011. But if someone gave you a deposit, can we hunt the Buffalo early 2012.
     
  11. James.Grage

    James.Grage GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    2,574
    Likes Received:
    39
    My Photos:
    73
    Member of:
    NRA, ATA, PITA, NAHC, NAFC, DU, TU, DSC, SCI, RMEF
    Hunted:
    USA - Canada -Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe
    Rocco

    If you are interested you should send a e mail and a PM...take your discussion off the form so to say...then you can have a great discussion...

     
  12. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    6,999
    Likes Received:
    144
    My Photos:
    396
    Member of:
    KZN Hunters Assoc
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Canada, USA, Mexico
    Heinrich, that rifle permit fee is for clearing the rifle or acquiring the permit for the hunter, I assume?
    Big old bull.

    Last bull like this I heard about "that was going to be an easy hunt" the trackers got chased up a tree. I think those horns might just be capable of flattening anyone that bothered him.

    Good luck with the hunt.
     
  13. GROOTPAN HUNTING SAFARIS

    GROOTPAN HUNTING SAFARIS AH Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    13
    Member of:
    PHASA
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia
    Guys the rifle import fee of $150 goes to a consultant who cleares all your rifles and gets all the permits before you land. He is also there to get you through the police without any hickups. We have always used him and have never had a bad experience. Clients sometimes land at 19h00, tired and not in the mood for hassles. Believe me he is well worth the money.

    If I get a deposit we can hunt the bull anytime this year. We are however worried that the other bulls are starting to push him around when there are calves born, bottom line is the sooner he is hunted the better.
     
  14. Bart

    Bart AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    1
    Member of:
    KNJV
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Holland
    I've hunted in SA about 5 times and never had any problem importing my rifle. Very polite and professional staff at Johannesburg Airport.
     
  15. Frederik

    Frederik AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    10
    My Photos:
    100
    Member of:
    BASA
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and Sweden
    If all your paperwork is done properly no hassles at all a 15 minute job. Even your outfitter can do it for you by sending him all the correct paperwork beforehand and he hands them in just before you land and all they do then is to check the serial number and your own your way.

    It is really not as bad as what some people say it is I just think that some people are just scared of filling in official forms. But your outfitter should be able to point you in the right direction.
     
  16. Nyati

    Nyati AH Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,582
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    My Photos:
    40
    Member of:
    RFEC, RFETO
    Hunted:
    Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West ), Spain
    Four hunts in RSA, never a problem with SAPS at JHB.
     
  17. TERMINATOR

    TERMINATOR AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    6
    Member of:
    NRA (Life), EX Member Safari Club Intl
    Hunted:
    USA (Michigan, Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska), Namibia, Texas (Ya'll do realize Texas is a country right) and R.S.A.
    I am a little confused. You say he was used as a "breeding bull". Was he captive at some time? Is he still captive? How do you use a wild animal as breeding stock? Was he just "protected" from being shot if seen in the wild or was he in a pen and females brought to him?

    It is kind of odd to offer a specific wild animal on a hunt if you ask me.
     
  18. BnC 04

    BnC 04 TITANIUM SUPPORTER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    32
    My Photos:
    8
    Member of:
    SCI, RMEF, DU, NWTF, NRA
    Hunted:
    USA/Canada/Europe/ Africa
    I could be way off, but I think most of the "wild" animals in SA are bought and transported to hunting concessions for the most part or atleast breeders brought in to improve genetics within a herd. Could be wrong though...
     
  19. TERMINATOR

    TERMINATOR AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    6
    Member of:
    NRA (Life), EX Member Safari Club Intl
    Hunted:
    USA (Michigan, Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska), Namibia, Texas (Ya'll do realize Texas is a country right) and R.S.A.
    Sure...if they are released into the herd to improve the stock via the course of nature. But I hunted two ranches in Namibia and was never told "oh...you can't shoot that xxx because he is off limits. He's our "breeder".

    So I am trying to understand was this one in a pen and now set loose on the game farm to be shot or is his still in a pen waiting for some "hunter" to anti up and shoot him? In the pen??? Or are they gonna release him right before the hunter shows up???

    This whole thing just seems odd the way it is described.

    Gives me the feel of one of those South Dakota Bison "Hunts" where you drive up to the herd and the "guide" says shoot that 3rd one from the front and you walk up and shoot him.
     
  20. TERMINATOR

    TERMINATOR AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    6
    Member of:
    NRA (Life), EX Member Safari Club Intl
    Hunted:
    USA (Michigan, Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska), Namibia, Texas (Ya'll do realize Texas is a country right) and R.S.A.
    Still trying to understand how this concept of "a breeder" works...

    Was he in a pen or released into the wild but protected from being shot by the ranch ownership/PH's???

    It is kind of unusual to offer a specific animal for a hunt.
     

Share This Page