Dreaming-What would you do if?

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by Cliffy, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Cliffy

    Cliffy AH Elite

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,060
    Likes Received:
    5
    My Photos:
    7
    Hunted:
    Hunted Zim, RSA (2), Namib(2), going again, Calif, Oregon, Arizona, Texas, Virginia, Idaho, South Dakota, Montana, Nevada, MO
    What would you do if you had $100,000 USD to spend on hunting in Africa? Where would you go? What would you hunt, etc?

    You have to spend it all in one year!
     
  2. watman

    watman AH Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    1
    Well with those funds you could hunt pretty much where you wanted and your pick of trophies. I'd probably spend a month and do Leopard, Lion, Croc, Buff and lots of plains game. I'd use this "dream" as a reason to pick up a nice double rifle I'd think.
     
  3. Wheels

    Wheels GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,385
    Likes Received:
    176
    My Photos:
    45
    Hunted:
    Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania
    Interesting question Cliffy.

    With Botswana closed and RENAMO on the move again it narrows things down. Without counting dollars exactly or spending to much time thinking:

    1. Zimbabwe - Lion, elephant, buff, leopard.

    Depending on how much money is left:

    2. CAR - LDE.

    or:

    3. Zambia - Sable, roan, Kafue Lechwe.

    If a couple of bucks were left over:

    4. Uganda - Impala.

    $100,000 doesn't get us very far towards are dreams anymore does it?
     
  4. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,573
    Likes Received:
    412
    My Photos:
    396
    Member of:
    KZN Hunters Assoc
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Canada, USA, Mexico
    These would close the deal on that budget in a heart beat:

    CAR: Bongo, LDE.

    Zambia: Sitatunga, Sable.
     
  5. gi jane

    gi jane BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    20
    My Photos:
    42
    Ahhh, for sure a trip to Zim for another buff hunt with Shangaan, a croc, hippo, wildebeest, hyena, another croc, another buff, and then another buff. All in Zim. Maybe a side trip to Hwange and then the rest driving around and camping in the bush...Or I would settle for pure buff hunts the whole time. Oh! And I want to go on an Herp safari! Not Herb, Herp!
     
  6. Wheels

    Wheels GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,385
    Likes Received:
    176
    My Photos:
    45
    Hunted:
    Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania
    Not sure what a Herp is......or what it is short for but if you really want it I am sure you can find it in Zimbabwe!;)
     
  7. gi jane

    gi jane BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    20
    My Photos:
    42
    Herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians, let me include parasitology as well. I would love to have a month or two in Africa studying the parasites that live there.. Call me crazy. But damn, that is one fantasy I will never let go of.
     
  8. Cliffy

    Cliffy AH Elite

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,060
    Likes Received:
    5
    My Photos:
    7
    Hunted:
    Hunted Zim, RSA (2), Namib(2), going again, Calif, Oregon, Arizona, Texas, Virginia, Idaho, South Dakota, Montana, Nevada, MO
    Just go swimming over there and the parasites will find you! :) :)
     
  9. spike.t

    spike.t GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,212
    Likes Received:
    246
    My Photos:
    131
    Member of:
    sci int, basc
    Hunted:
    zambia, tanzania, zimbabwe, hungary, france, england
    cliffy if your feeling generous and can throw in another $30,000.00 then a full bag 30 day tanzanian hunt taking everything on licence. nearest thing to an old days east african safari you can get .:)
     
  10. Cliffy

    Cliffy AH Elite

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,060
    Likes Received:
    5
    My Photos:
    7
    Hunted:
    Hunted Zim, RSA (2), Namib(2), going again, Calif, Oregon, Arizona, Texas, Virginia, Idaho, South Dakota, Montana, Nevada, MO
    When I win the lottery I will be doing just that. That is my dream hunt! Planned that many years ago.

    OH wait, you have to play the lottery to win the lottery. I guess I won't be going to Tanzania any time soon.
     
  11. AkMike

    AkMike AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    675
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Anchorage
    My Photos:
    37
    Member of:
    NRA-Life ASSRA DRSS
    Funny but my fantasy doesn't have anything to do with bugs! Go figure..
     
  12. Adrian

    Adrian BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2013
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    10
    Hunted:
    England
    The best way to spend it would be to put it towards hunting poachers.

    I mean, what better sport could there be than kneecapping them from a low flying helicopter?

    Or is that is a little extreme for today's society? ;)
     
  13. Cliffy

    Cliffy AH Elite

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,060
    Likes Received:
    5
    My Photos:
    7
    Hunted:
    Hunted Zim, RSA (2), Namib(2), going again, Calif, Oregon, Arizona, Texas, Virginia, Idaho, South Dakota, Montana, Nevada, MO
    My Dad (before he passed away), always said that there was a place in society for summary execution for the greater good!
     
  14. enysse

    enysse AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    6,505
    Likes Received:
    348
    My Photos:
    32
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    You pretty much nailed my list, great minds think alike!
     
  15. Norwegianwoods

    Norwegianwoods SILVER SUPPORTER AH Elite

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    55
    My Photos:
    29
    Hunted:
    Norway, Sweden, England, South Africa
    The Bongo and LDE in CAR tops the list for me as well and I would do it with a bow and I would spend as many days needed to get them both.

    If any money left, I also would see if I could afford one or more of these animals: Sitatunga, Sable and buff.
     
  16. Nyati

    Nyati AH Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,773
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    My Photos:
    40
    Member of:
    RFEC, RFETO
    Hunted:
    Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West ), Spain
    First I need a bigger house to hang more trophies !

    Then, buff, buff, buff......
     
  17. shakari

    shakari AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    1
    I guess it's different for me because I've done a fair bit in Africa........ so I'd like to go somewhere (preferably not too cold!) and hunt a BIG bear!
     
  18. Code4

    Code4 AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    468
    Likes Received:
    20
    My Photos:
    44
    Member of:
    SSAA
    Hunted:
    Australia, Zimbabwe, RSA, NZ, UK.
    I've always been intrigued by the various gazelle species, so I suppose a grandslam up the east coast of Africa, all the way north would be on my card.

    Definantly a few weeks in the Selous.
     
  19. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,573
    Likes Received:
    412
    My Photos:
    396
    Member of:
    KZN Hunters Assoc
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Canada, USA, Mexico
    You'll just have to do a spring bear hunt. Cold is going to be a relative concept though.
     
  20. shakari

    shakari AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    1
    Mate, I spent a lot of my life in Africa so ANY degree of cold is cold for me! LOL
     

Share This Page