G'day from an Aussie Hunter

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  1. GWH

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    G'day all, i have only just found this website. I am an Aussie, currently living and working in NZ although back home to Australia in July. I hope to hunt in Africa in the next 5 years or so and look forward to some interesting discussions on here.

    Cheers;)
     
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    Good day to you GWH! I should let you know that we have already a few members from Australia... Never had a chance to visit your part of the world though it's definitely on my list of destinations. By the time you are ready to go on your first African hunting safari you will be well informed and prepared. Let us know what your main species in Africa are for your first safari and perhaps some of AH members will let you know what country(ies) you should be looking at. Share with us also some hunting pictures of your beautiful continent. Welcome.
     
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    GWH............welcome to AH. I look forward to some stories of your hunts in NZ and at home. You will not find a better site on everything African.

    Cheers!
     
  4. GWH

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    Thanks for the welcome. As with many o/seas hunters, my first trip will be on a budget, I'd like to take on of the bigger plains game species (Eland, Kudu, Sable) plus some of the smaller antelope depending on what is available. A Warthog is definitely on the list and The ultimate goal for me would be to take leopard and Cape Buffalo, the only two out of the Big 5 I have a strong interest in.
     
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    G'day GWH. Welcome.
     
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    Hi GWH,

    I'm a kiwi living in the UK. I lived in Melbourne for 8 yrs. I've hunted both RSA & Namibia for plains game. RSA is great, especially for novice hunters but mainly game ranches. Namibia is spectacular and probably more authentic, especially in tribal area concession area hunts, than RSA. I hear Caprivi strip and Botswana are excellent for big Buff, leopard and plains game. What have you hunted in NZ? I have Himalayan Thar and Red deer on my list and from what I hear NZ is definitely the top place for these species? Any advice, recommendations much appreciated
    Cheers
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    G'day paul, yep NZ is the only place you can take tahr, I have shot 4 Bulls since I have been here, have taken Chamois red and Sika aswell, although no real good trophies in the deer department, to be rectified in about 3 weeks;)

    I would say NZ is among the best for red deer, particularly if you chase them on the South island around Otago, some big heads down that way. Worth having a look at Sika too - they are a unique deer and are like a mini version of Sambar, challenging buggers to hunt!!!

    Advice wise I would go on times of year, obviously the roar is the best time to hunt any of the deer, for both Sika and reds late march to mid april is your best bet.

    For Tahr, the winter coat is the best for a trophy, but hunting them in winter can be tough and requires specialist kit to get up to where they are. I took mine in November, thinner coats and the Tahr were high but far less ice to contend with. May is also a popular time for tahr hunting - their coats have developed but the conditions are generally still workable to hunt them in. I would recommend somewhere on the West Coast (South Island) as then you have a chance of securing Chamois and tahr in one hit.

    Thanks for the advice on areas you made, namibia sounds good!!!
     
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    Karibu GWH... you will find this a very resourceful site. Anything you need to know on Tanzania in specific and Africa in general, please feel free. Your leopard and cape buffalo combination just happens to be something i specialise in. Browse through my website for some ideas. Cheers,
     
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    will do Shallom, thanks.
     
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    GWH... in my efforts to make my website more tourism friendly, I have the hunting segment of my operations linked on the company logo. Click on it. Cheers,
     
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    wonder if you are still active on the AH site. Interesting stories and great offers.
    Did you decide on a hunt in Africa yet --- and YES Namibia definitely the answer. Hunting in vast areas -- free range --
    we can also help you with planning a hunt to the Caprivi for Buffalo.
    My advise is a first hunting safari for plainsgame.
    Please feel free to contact us if we can assist you.
     
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    Good day and welcome to AH, by far the BEST hunting forum on the web GWH!

    Glad you decided to join us, and hope to hear many more of all your hunting stories from Down Under! Should you have any questions or wonder about anything, do not hesitate but contact any of the outfitters or friendly members on this GREAT forum.

    Happy Hunting...
     
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    Welcome to AH GWH! Enjoy the site and the planning.
     
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    Welcome to the forum GWH! Glad you decided to join us.

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