New fron N. Carolina-looking to do a bowhunting safari

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  1. fisheye1

    fisheye1 New Member

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    Found this site and looked to be a great source of information for finding and planning my first African bowhunt!
     
  2. AfricaHunting.com

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    Welcome to AH fisheye1! Glad you decided to join our community, enjoy the site and feel free to ask questions.
     
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    Welcome to AH! Lots of bowhunting outfitters on here....mention what you are looking for and you will get some pointers for places to go.
     
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    fisheye1,

    Welcome to the site. I went on my first bowhunting safari to South Africa last July. I had the time of my life. You have definitely come to the right place to do some research. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Here is a link to my hunt report: http://www.africahunting.com/bowhunting-africa/3383-ndbwhnter-back-south-africa.html

    Hope you have a great time and I can't wait to hear your stories and see come pictures.

    nd
     
  5. PHOENIX PHIL

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    Welcome fisheye! I see ndbwhntr has already replied, there are some other African experienced bowhunters here that I'm sure can help you out.
     
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    Welcome to the forum,
    First thing to do is decide fence or no fence. And if fenced how big? Some propertys are 5,000 acers or less, some are over 100,000.
    Second: whats more important? Big trpohys or sweeping vistas. Example in general the limpopo brush country has big horns but is flat and brushy like texas. Not much to see. On the other hand places like the Eastern Cape and Namabia have facinating scenery.
    Another thing to consider is the kind of experince you are looking for. RSA is very modern with a high population, cell phones work pretty much everywhere. Not the wild africa you have read about all these years. Parts of Namibia are vast desert scrub with a very low population.

    The possibilitys are many, do alot of reasearch !!!

    Heres 3 outfitters to give you an idea of the differences:
    Infinito safaris: eastern cape
    Dries visser safaris: Limpopo
    Allen chillers namibia (no fence)
     
  7. Spiral Horn Safaris

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    Welcome to the forum fisheye1!

    Good luck on planning your trip and if you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Best Regards
    Louis van Bergen
     
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    Welcome fisheye, enjoy the site and feel free to ask questions.
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    Hi Fisheye!
    Welcome to the site. Hunting in Africa is very addictive , so once you take the plunge, its hard to go back.


    Best Regards
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    Welcome! Be sure to enjoy the planning part of your first safari.
     
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    Welcome to AH Fisheye1! As you can see the members of this fine Community are all willing to help if you have a question just ask away.
     
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    Welcome fisheye1 hope you enjoy the site.

    My best always.
     
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    Welcome fellow bowhunter.
    I am a very experienced North America bowhunter, but like you I am also planning my first bowhunt in Africa. Everyone is so helpful on AH. They are not only willing to share a wealth of info, but very sincere about helping with any questions. Ask away. Don't forget to click on the "shot placement gallery" It's a great resource so you can learn shot placement on African game.
     
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    Welcome to this excellent FORUM. Enjoy finding the information you are looking for, enjoy sharing your hunting experience and participate in the discussions.

    Do not neclegt to check out the REFERENCES of the Outfitters you are considering - references are priceless.

    Enjoy the planning process of a potential safari, perhaps to Namibia, Africa.
     

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