Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by AfricaHunting.com, Feb 15, 2012.
On your first African hunting safari how many animals did you take?
edited due to a phone fart
Including or excluding the wing-shooting?
Shot 8, but unfortunatley I only brought 6 home.
I took 5 on my first trip. 2 warthogs, impala, blue wildebeest and nyala.
Last trip it was 6. 2 kudu, blesbok, mountain reedbuck, common duiker, and black wildebeest.
Told my booking agent I was planning on 8 my first time and it was a "once in a lifetime experience!" Ya, right- I took 13 and have been back 3 more times with a 5th trip in 6 weeks. Anyone new to this forum-WATCH OUT! it gets in your blood.
If you go once-you will go again, deal with it!
Like Cliffy my first trip was once in a lifetime. The first two animals I took in Africa were cape buffalo and 5 head of plainsgame after.
In the next 2 1/2 years I went three more times and have booked a 5th trip for 2013 but will probably go again in 2012.
planned on 9 but actually took 20+ it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips to. but we all know how that goes already booked for buffalo and plains game in Mozambique 2013. first trip was in 2008 and i was there for 15 days planning to hunt leopard but when my Ph didn't get a tag that year i decided to still go for the 15 days and got a bushbuck, kudu, waterbuck, eland, zebra, nyala, jackal, 2 baboons,3 warthogs, 6 impala, monkey,gemsbuck, then rounded out the trip touring thru Kruger for 2 days.
I messed up and voted 6 but was really 7. Blue wildebeest, springbok, blesbok, impala, zebra, southern greater kudu, and gemsbok.
I planned on 7, but ended up shooting 30. My wife shot 6. That trip ruined me. I went back to RSA last September, and will be going back to RSA in July, and Tanzania for 21 days in august and September.
Took 4 on my first day in Africa, including buffalo! 7 for the 7 day hunt total. Tanzania.
Told my wife the same thing... that a was back in 1985... been there 22 more times since.... and going again this year.
Life is great.
Seven more than I planned: I learned I'm more than just a bird hunter...
first time in africa was a 30 day hunt in the selous in 1989. 4 buff, lion, leopard, hippo, and i think in those days it was 2 or 3 in some cases of plains game. first time i ever went on a holiday where i didnt want to go home. would frighten myself too much if i tried to work out what it would cost today to do the same trip!!!:scared:
I took 5, but I was with my wife and son so we each had our turns. My wife took 4 and my son took a countless number of birds and squirrels and such with his 22.
I took 5, impala, blesbok, gemsbok, warthog, and a blue Wildebeest. Pockets are only so deep!
1998, Botswana, the Okavango delta
Buffalo, red Lechewe, Tsessebe, Kudu, Warthog, Impala
Going to Zim in May, 5th Safari
I took 6 - mtn. zebra, kudu, 2 springbok, gemsbok and steinbok. I really wish I had stayed and hunted longer. Of course, I'm going to fix that in 2013.
Took 4 ( Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Warthog, and Blesbok... Gemsbok got away.
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