Family Hunting Trip

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  1. Tracker_21

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    Im new to this site and I'm sure this had come up on here before but wanted to start my own post anyway.
    My family and I looking at booking a hunt for the 2013 year. This will be our first time going to Africa. We are not sure on the date yet or number of days. Im looking for as much information as i can get from calibersize to outfitter recomendations.

    Any information will be greatly appreciated.

    The animals we would like to shoot are:
    giraffe
    gemsbok
    kudu
    nyala
    waterbuck
    zebra
    cape eland
    bluewildebeast
    impula

    Thanks
     
  2. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH.
    Start a search on your subject of choice and you will see lots of information. If not, ask the question and you'll get an answer.
     
  3. Nyati

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    Welcome to the forum, Tracker_21.

    I m sure the outfitters on the site will contact you.

    As for calibers, which ones do you have ?
     
  4. Jaco Strauss

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    Welcome tracker 21 hope you'll find the site incredibly informative, all of us are here to help.

    My best always.
     
  5. Spiral Horn Safaris

    Spiral Horn Safaris SPONSOR AH Fanatic

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    Welcome to the forum Tracker_21

    You will find all the information you need right here.

    South Africa might be a great place to start according to your list of species.

    Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need any help with regards to planning your trip.

    Best Regards
    Louis van Bergen
     
  6. 35bore

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    Welcom to the forum Tracker_21, These guys are right if you ask you shall receive. There are a lot of great outfitters here, and I am confident you will make the right choice, regardless who you pick from this site.
     
  7. Buff-Buster

    Buff-Buster GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Welcome Tracker_21! Good to have you here. Lots of good outfitters frequent this site, so that won't be a problem. Anything you need to know can also be found with a little searching. Probably the one thing that you could ask that would generate a mountain of discussions would be "what is the best caliber to take to Africa?" Looking at your "wish list", I'll make the following statement, with the exception being the giraffe and possibly the eland.....Bring whatever you shoot well! For everything but the giraffe and eland, that could be from a .270 win up to a .300 mag. For the giraffe and eland a 30-06 and up should be considered. The main thing is to study shot placement on the game you intend to take (especially the giraffe...not where you would think!) and use premium bullets (the largest for you caliber that shoots well, Swift, Barnes, Partitions, etc..). Before you depart, become comfortable at shooting off of "sticks" and practice, practice, practice. Your PH will love you for being a good shot! Go with the flow, be patient, relax and more importantly...have fun and stay positive. Be sure and let everyone at AH know how things went upon your return. We all live the adventure thru these stories in between going ourselves.
     
  8. TerryR

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    Good luck on your journey, you are making a good first step by checking in here. I suggest that you give some thought to the type of hunt that you want: bush or ranch, tented or chalet, bush, mopane woodland,desert or riverine, isolated or near "civilization" etc, also how much can you afford? Do you need a program of activities for your spouse and children while you hunt? You have gotten off well by defining a list of trophies. A suggestion based upon my experience is a couple of days at Victoria Falls followed by two to three days in the Okavango Delta (sadly photo only - but spectacular) followed by seven days at Clive Eaton's ranch near Ghanzi in Botswana. Botswana is extremely safe, Clive has a first class operation and ranch hunts in Botswana, unlike Elephant hunts there, are competitive in price compared to Namibia and RSA. I have been to the Delta, Clive's ranch and Vic Falls and would have no problem taking my family there. Clive's email is: tholosafaris@gmail.com
    I am not a booking agent, I just am passing on info from my past hunts.
    TerryR
     
  9. Hartzview Hunting Safaris

    Hartzview Hunting Safaris SPONSOR AH Fanatic

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    Welcome to the forum tracker21.

    You will defnitely find all the info you need on here and also a lot of good people with experience.

    Please do not hesitate to ask any questions.

    Best regards,

    Jacques
     
  10. James.Grage

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  11. huntingbigun

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    You came to the right place for help, I needed help for a trip asap and all these guys were a big help because I knew nothing other than I wanted to go to Africa lol
    couple tidbits go to the sites of the outfitters that have posted already and the ones that will pm you, you will find the price list so it helped me to kind go ok I can be gone X numbers days, I have X dollars to spend for the hunt trophy fees and airlines.
    You want to hunt which part of Africa and do you want quality or quantity, tent or private chalet, 1 X 1 guide
    then look at your taxidermy choices and cost. I made a spread sheet then talked with the ones I was interested in. You will find the more days you can spend hunting the better package you can get over all.

    That was the hardest part picking the outfitter lots of great one on here, good luck and happy hunting

    ps I let you know how Louis does with Spiral Horns when I get back in May that will be the true test of my suggestions lol
     
  12. KMG Hunting Safaris

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    Hey Tracker21,

    Welcome to the forum!
    All the best in planning your trip.Just know that it will never end with one trip. After that, it becomes an obsession to come back.

    Best Regards
    Marius Goosen
    KMG Hunting Safaris
     
  13. Liam Urry Safaris

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    Good day,

    Tracker 21 you'll find this site very informative, there are many guys here that can help you book a dream safari.

    Best Regards
     
  14. outdoorconnection

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    Hey there,

    I would love to help you out. I own and operate a large Hunting and Fishing Booking Agency in Canada and the USA which has been around for over 20 years. We have places in Africa that we represent and have people within the company that have been there in fact we filmed 3 episodes for our TV show in Africa with one of our Outfitters. The service we offer is free to you our client. We match you with the best option for you. If you want to learn more or discuss this in more detail feel free to message me and we can help you out with this in more detail and i can give you more detail on us as well. Looking forward to hearing from you. You can look at our USA site and my new Canada site should be up in a week or so, In The Outdoors, Darcy Tkach
     
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    Darcy, lets see some of these offers on AH!!!!
     
  16. Baobab

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    Welcome to the forum.
    I am sure that you will receive an enormous amounts of offers.
    Always a good exercise is to have a very good look at the shot placement Jerome offers.
    It is essential.
    Do enjoy the information offered.
     

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