Free Hunt for Two Hunters from HartzView Hunting Safaris for 2011

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  1. Hartzview Hunting Safaris

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    Free Hunt for Two Hunters from HartzView Hunting Safaris for 2011

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    BEST TROPHY PICTURE CONTEST - WIN A FREE HUNT 2 HUNTERS WORTH US$ 7,500, 8 DAYS AND $1450 TROPHY FEE CREDIT PER HUNTER WITH HARTZVIEW HUNTING SAFARIS FOR 2011.

    Members of AfricaHunting.com can WIN a FREE HUNT for Two Hunters, bow or rifle hunting 2x1, worth US$ 7,500 for 8 days including 6 hunting days and US$ 1,450 trophy fee credit for each hunter with HartzView Hunting Safaris for 2011 by posting your best trophy pictures in this thread on AfricaHunting.com.

    HartzView Hunting Safaris is in the malaria free area of the North West Province of South Africa. To check out HartzView Hunting Safaris hunting outfit, area, accommodations, photo gallery and a lot more, please visit my website at www.hartzviewsafaris.com. For a reference list of past clients who have hunted with HartzView Hunting Safaris, please contact me.

    What to do to enter the competition, post a hunting trophy picture in this thread and include a title and some text describing the picture (species and country where taken). JUST TO LET EVERYONE KNOW TROPHY PICTURES DO NOT HAVE TO BE FROM AFRICA TO BE ENTERED IN THIS CONTEST. You can enter as many pictures as you would like. Pictures must be yours. We will take into consideration all aspects of the photograph itself. It's about the photograph and not the size of the trophy, basically any trophy picture can be submitted, for any kind of hunting trophy. Once the 9 finalists have been selected, it will be the members who choose the winner, so in that case I believe that some story or the journey getting there to go along with the picture could be influential.

    Post your pictures below this post by clicking the "Reply" button. If you are not already a registered member you can join by clicking here.

    If you need information on posting pictures please read the following: How To Post Photos In The Forum.

    Pictures must be posted between January 14th and March 16th, 2011 (at midnight Pacific Standard Time). At that time nine pictures will be selected as finalists by a panel of three judges, all members of AH including myself. Each judge will choose their top three pictures which will be finalists. The nine pictures selected as finalists will then be posted on March 18th, 2011 in this thread and members of AH will then be allowed to place one vote for their favorite picture from amongst the finalists (judges cannot vote). Voting by AH members will take place from March 18th until March 28th, 2011 (at noon Pacific Standard Time). The finalist with the most votes will be the winner. In the case of a tie the winner will be selected by the panel of three judges from the pictures that have tied. The winner will be announced on March 29th, 2011 in this thread.

    HUNT includes:
    - 8 day plains game hunt at Hartzhoogte Ranch with 6 full hunting days plus arrival and departure days
    - Hunt for two hunters hunting 2x1
    - US$ 1,450 trophy fee credit for each hunter to go towards any plains game animals available on Hartzhoogte Ranch
    - Services of a licensed professional hunter, trackers, skinners, all camp staff
    - Accommodations within the hunting area during your safari with us
    - All meals
    - Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages in moderation
    - Daily laundry service
    - Field preparation of trophies
    - Delivery of trophies to the taxidermist that we work with
    - Government license fees for animals
    - Government 14 percent; value added tax on all daily rates
    - Transport by vehicle from and to OR Tambo International in Johannesburg (4 hour drive)

    HUNT does not include:
    - Airfare to Africa
    - Accommodations prior to and after safari
    - Option of transport by charter plane from Johannesburg International Airport (6 seater Beechcraft Baron available for charter flights, P.O.R.)
    - Any transport outside of hunting property that is not already included
    - Trophy fees of animals bagged or wounded not included in the contest
    - Packing, dipping and taxidermy work and shipping of trophies to final destination
    - Rifle hire and ammunition
    - Gratuities
    - Medical and travel insurance
    - Meet and greet service at the airport for rifle clearance

    You can also add at our regular prices:
    - Additional activities
    - Additional trophies
    - Additional days
    - Additional hunters and/or observers
    - Big Five and Crocs may be hunted on this hunt, extra days are not required however a price supplement is required as the daily rate is higher and trophy fee credit cannot be used for these animals

    We also ask that both prize winners post a detailed hunting report with pictures about their hunting safari with HartzView Hunting Safaris and leave a rating and review in the hunting directory here on AfricaHunting.com. See official rules in the following post.





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    Experience the unique combination of bushy hills and grassy plains of our privately owned hunting ranch in the Marokane Range of Hills near the towns Vryburg and Taung in the North West Province of South Africa.

    Our experienced professional hunters, trackers and camp staff will ensure that your safari be an exceptional hunting experience. Hunting Plains Game, Cape Buffalo and Rhino on our 20,000 acre Game Ranch, where HartzView Hunting Safaris provides some of the best quality trophies to be found in South Africa.

    Rifle and Bow hunting are available throughout the year. Choose from our affordable plains game hunting and Big 5 packages or customize a safari to suit your needs.

    The North West Province of South Africa has a diversity of landscapes ranging from a mountainous subtropical climate in the eastern region, savannah plains in the central region, to the arid plains of the Kalahari in the far western region.

    HartzView Hunting Safaris offers hunting concessions in the south western region of the province. Our concessions are home to 28 different species including Buffalo, Rhino, Hippo, Crocodile, Sable Antelope, Kudu, Eland, Gemsbok, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Nyala, Impala, Blesbuck and all 4 species of Springbuck as well as many other species.

    It’s a one of a kind ranch that you won’t find anywhere else in South Africa. With thick bush, rolling hills, open fields and valleys it’s got all the different types of terrain any hunter would dream of! We cater for family groups and couples and make sure the wife and kids are always happy.

    We also offer some of the best lion hunting in the Kalahari desert on our concession about an hour and a half from Hartzhoogte area. We are experienced and have hunted great Lion in the last couple of years so you can expect only the best in quality and service.

    Species we offer to hunt on our Hartzhoogte Ranch
    Southern Greater Kudu
    Nyala
    Waterbuck
    Cape Eland
    Blue Wildbeest
    Black Wildbeest
    Impala
    Black Impala
    Red Hartbeest
    Mountain Reedbuck
    Gemsbuck
    Warthog
    Zebra Burchells
    Baboon
    Blesbuck
    Common Springbuck
    Cape Buffallo
    Duiker
    Rhino
    Steenbuck
    Sable
    Hippo
    Crocodile
    Copper Springbuck
    Black Springbuck
    White Springbuck
    Lechwe

    All clients stay in the luxurious lodge nestled in the middle of the ranch, each in their own chalet with a bathroom, AC and veranda overlooking a watering hole situated right in front of the lodge. When you book a hunt with HartzView Hunting Safaris you have the lodge and 20,000 acres of pristine game ranch for your exclusive use. We do not do double bookings. Feel free to go and look at more pictures of our beautiful lodge and excellent quality trophies at www.hartzviewsafaris.com.

    Thanks to everyone who will be taking part in this competition and good luck. For those of you who will just be checking out the pictures entered, please feel free to leave comments.

    Thank you and hope to see you in Africa soon,

    Best regards,

    Jacques Spamer
     
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    Free Hunt Official Rules

    Free Hunt Official Rules

    1. This competition is open to all registered members of AfricaHunting.com who are at least 18 years of age. If you are not already a registered member you can join by clicking here.

    2. To be eligible participants must post an eligible picture in this thread.

    3. Pictures must be posted between January 14th and March 16th, 2011 (at midnight Pacific Standard Time). At that time nine pictures will be selected as finalists by a panel of three judges, all members of AH including myself. Each judge will choose their top three pictures which will be finalists. The nine pictures selected as finalists will then be posted on March 18th, 2011 in this thread and members of AH will then be allowed to place one vote for their favorite picture from amongst the finalists (judges cannot vote). Voting by AH members will take place from March 18th until March 28th, 2011 (at noon Pacific Standard Time). The finalist with the most votes will be the winner. In the case of a tie the winner will be selected by the panel of three judges from the pictures that have tied. The winner will be announced on March 29th, 2011 in this thread.

    4. Any prize unclaimed after twenty-one (21) days from the date of notice will not be awarded.

    5. The hunt has to be taken in 2011 with dates to be decided and agreed upon between prize winner and HartzView Hunting Safaris by May 1st, 2011, should booking not be made by that time the prize will be void and non-redeemable.

    6. Prize will be made available only to the identified winner.

    7. The prize is non-transferable, non-assignable, non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash and no substitute prize or substitute of animals will be offered.

    8. Wounded game which is not recovered is considered as hunted.

    9. Only 8 days including arrival and departure days and US$ 1,450 trophy fee credit to each hunter to go towards any plains game animals available on Hartzhoogte Ranch are redeemable per hunter. Days, trophies and/or trophy fee credits are non-transferable between the two hunters and may not be combined for the use of one hunter.

    10. Except where prohibited by law, the winner by acceptance of the prize agrees that HartzView Hunting Safaris and AfricaHunting.com or those acting under its authority may use the winner's name, picture/portrait, likeness, for advertising and promotional purposes without consideration or further permission.

    11. HartzView Hunting Safaris and AfricaHunting.com, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, agencies and the respective officers, directors, employees and agents, are not responsible for distorted, incomplete, illegible, undelivered, damaged, or lost entries; and/or any contest disruptions beyond its control.

    12. Entrants and winners are solely responsible for their own actions relating to this prize, and the acceptance and/or use of a prize. By participating and/or by acceptance or use of the prize, all entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless HartzView Hunting Safaris and AfricaHunting.com, their parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, agencies, other prize sponsors and the respective officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any liability arising in connection with the use of the prize.
     
  3. AfricaHunting.com

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    Jacques, thank your generosity towards AH and it's members, what an incredible hunt and offer. I am not only eager to see all of the trophy pictures but also the fact AH members will be able to choose the best trophy picture makes it even better, what a great way to start the new year on AH!
     
  4. seattlesetters

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    I've never been to Africa but would love to go. I had a trip in the very initial stages going for this year but life happens and it won't be coming to fruition.

    I do get to pursue my love of chukar hunting. I raise a few English Setters and chase the birds around the Columbia River gorge in Central Washington. The trophy bird you see below is a HUGE adult male...you don't see birds this big very often. He was taken in Washington state's Quilomene WRA, one of the tougher places to hunt in the Lower 48. The 12-bore is from Birmingham and weighs in at a slick 6 lbs 2 oz.

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    One other reason this bird is such a trophy is that it was pointed (see below) by a 5-month-old pup I was bringing along at the time. I had her out a couple of times before to let her knock and chase the birds but she showed aptitude and had been progressively more cautious with each contact. This was her third covey and she pointed and held, and I *knew* I had to take a bird for her so she would "get it" as to why we were out here together. I snapped this photo, put the camera in my vest then walked up to the cliff and was lucky enough to scratch down the big guy, above, all for her to see. See pointed dead on the bird...that's why he's in such good shape.

    One thing to note in this photo is the steepness of the terrain. The background is actually the bottom of the canyon some 800' below, and I'm looking down on about a 45-degree angle. The birds were on a small ledge below the pup (out of her sight) about 50' or 60' down.

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    Chloe turned into a good little bird dog. She stays close and is very easy to handle and obedient. About a year after these photos were taken, an older hunting buddy of mine went through a rough patch were his wife had both hips replaced and he one knee. He loved to hunt but was obviously slowing down. He was looking for a new dog but just didn't think he'd be able to keep up with the big-running dogs anymore. One day, my wife and I ran into his wife and she was doing well after the hip replacements. She told us that Bob was doing well but missing hunting.

    Weh we got home that evening, I picked up the phone, called Bob and told him I'd be over in the morning. The next day, my wife, youngest daughter and I put Chloe in the rig and headed over to Bob and Cheryl's place. I took Chloe out of the crate and let her run around a bit to stretch her legs. She first went ot Cheryl, who scratched her ears and petted her. Then Bob came over and starting petting her. When it was clear both liked her, I announced, "Bob, here's you new hunting dog. She's yours." They both got teary-eyed, but somehow I think it may have felt at least as good to be the giver that day.

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  5. PHOENIX PHIL

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    My first elk (hopefully not last) with a bow.....

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    The elk was taken in unit 4B in Coconino County, Arizona in September, 2010. The closest "town" is Forest Lakes and the next closest is Heber.
     

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    I don't know if this will count, but oh well. The impala isn't my trophy, the lady is. The impala was taken by my wife. It was her first animal taken with her first shot. It's not the largest impala ever killed but it was an old ram. The location was somewhere in the Limpopo province of South Africa, roughly 40 minutes north of Hoedspruit. The wife was "bagged" in October, 1991 in Arlington, Texas.

    While the impala wasn't taken by me, it was one of the proudest moments I've ever had as a hunter.

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    As long as the picture belongs to you and it is of a hunting trophy along with some text describing the picture (species and country where taken) it will count. AGAIN JUST TO LET EVERYONE KNOW TROPHY PICTURES DO NOT HAVE TO BE FROM AFRICA TO BE ENTERED IN THIS CONTEST. You can enter as many pictures as you would like.
     
  8. PHOENIX PHIL

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    First African Animal

    I spoke about this when I reported on my first safari, but I'll tell the story again. After returning to Johannesburg after our photo tour of the Kruger National Park and surrounding game reserves, my wife came out to the courtyard of the Afton Guest House and told me that I needed to take a phone call. The phone call was to tell me that my safari which was to take place near Kimberly had been cancelled. There are worse things that have happened to me in life, but to say the least I was quite disappointed.

    It's a long story, but it was about 6pm in the evening and it would be a long night. After speaking to my original outfitter based here in the U.S., we went to bed with no hope that I would be hunting. Well as I lay in bed that night, my outfitter was working to try and get me scheduled with someone else. After a fairly sleepless night, I got out of bed to start the effort of trying to get a flight home. A few moments later my cell phone rang and it was my outfitter. They had been able to get me rescheduled with Wayne Wagner Safaris about 15 minutes from where we were just the day before. How ironic that was.

    So, we quickly arranged a flight to Hoedspruit International Airport (if you've been there, you know I'm joking) as I was too tired to even think about renting a car and driving back. We arrived in Hoedspruit at about 1pm and were met by my PH Ian. Ian was one of those people that you meet and immediately get along with. When we got to the lodge he suggested we unpack and get dressed for hunting. I was suddenly very awake and very energetic. We soon were at the rifle range to make sure the rifle was still sighted in and after a minor adjustment off we went. About an hour before sunset, we spotted 3 Nyala together making their way back up into the woods from the banks of the beautiful Olifants River. Well after about 30 minutes of my first African stalk, we were on the Nyala. After waiting for a few minutes for this the biggest of the three to present a shot, I was able to take him.

    24 hours previous I was as disappointed as I could be with my safari cancelled to now about as thrilled as I could be with one of my dream animals of Africa.

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    Gold Medal Chinese water deer and Gold medal Muntjac - Cambridgeshire UK

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    Here are my best trophy photos. These were animals taken from the land that i am responsible for here in Cambridgeshire and to me, mean the most as they are evidence that years of effective, ethical deer managment will yeald strong healthy animals that and the many many early mornings/late evenings spent in the pursuit to understand and manage them. The deer with the long tusks is a chinese water deer buck and the other is a muntjac deer. Both originating from China but succesfully populated pockets of the english countryside after escaping from deer parks in the early 1900's. Both species have adapted well to the English countryside and

    Would love to join you in Africa. Good luck everyone

    Im not sure how to display the pictures larger then they currently are so if admin could alter them that would be appreciated.
     

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    My first hunt EVER!
    black-faced Impala, South Africa


    This was my first "real" shot, and I was SO excited!
    Although I was very proud (see me smile :cool:), this picture shall always remind me to take my time and stay calm while shooting.

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    Occupying a Wildebeest, South Africa

    This was my next aim.
    My arrow went right through his heart, but what a powerful escape the bull made!
    Nevertheless, he went down after 40 yards.

    The first picture shows my first humble touch of the animal.
    The second one just had to be taken with my bow.

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    Warthog at sunset, South Africa

    After a very quiet afternoon in the blind (we had already called for a pick up) this warthog showed up.
    Always amazing how fast and powerful these courious-looking animals are, and we had to track it with the dogs, since it was already getting dark, but found it after only a few minutes of searching.

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    This one's for ME! - Warthog, South Africa

    After having spotted a major warthog the day before and letting it pass by for my friend (we had a hunting package together), he was quite angry with me.
    So, when this one showed up the next day, I took it for myself.
    The arrow was lost, went right through the body, but was never found in the dry grass.
    But, who would complain?
    Still, I would rather have liked to see my friend hunt a nice big warthog like this one.

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    Choco has been my hunting companion for many years. She is something of a legend at our camp for her exploits both good and bad. She is now retired and I miss hunting with her.
     
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    This is my trophy wife. We were returning from a successful late evening oribi hunt in Mozambique.
     
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    A couple of members have asked me what is the criteria for how the trophy pictures will be judged or what we are looking for. We will take into consideration all aspects of the photograph itself. It's about the photograph and not the size of the trophy, basically any trophy picture can be submitted, for any kind of hunting trophy. Once the 9 finalists have been selected, it will be the members who choose the winner, so in that case I believe that some story or the journey getting there to go along with the picture could be influential. Good luck to everyone...
     
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    Not my biggest bear but this hunt was great , good times , lots of laughs and great people
     

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    Great contest hunting offer & wonderful & exquisite trophy photos. Thanks ...

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  19. Hartzview Hunting Safaris

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    Hey guys and girls,

    Thank you for all the entries and kind words so far.. I wish you all good luck and there is already a bunch of good pictures. Its the first time ever I see a little animal with big teeth like that!(Waterdeer) If anybody has any questions please feel free to contact me at anytime.

    Enjoy the competition and good luck,
     
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    trophy pics

    My sons first whitetail buck here in Texas and a few of my wife and I on our first safari in Namibia in 2010
     

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