Planning my first hunt in Africa

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  1. .300wby

    .300wby New Member

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    My dad and I bought a 7 day 5 animal trip at a ducks unlimited auction and are trying to plan it out. Looking for advise from people who have been before.
     
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    Welcome to AH .300wby! Where is this hunt taking place? What species are included and will you be adding any other species to your hunt? Poke around the site, lots of information...
     
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    Welcome, as J says, start reading....

    Posted and signed off, you must be a fisherman at heart. Drop the bait and head for a snooze. :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum 300 wby

    Congratulations on booking your first African hunt!

    Just have fun and take it all in.

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  5. .300wby

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    It's in south Africa the package is for kudu, blesbok, springBok, mountain reed buck, and duriku.
     
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    .300wby Welcome, sure you'll enjoy it here, have a wonderfull time and keep us updated. Also should you have any questions please feel free to ask away.

    My very best always.
     
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    Greetings and welcome .300wby.
    What is a 'duriku' - post picture if possible please?
     
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  9. .300wby

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    Oops meant duiker
     
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    Welcome to the forum .300wby. Lots of great info here and good guys to help with questions.

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    Thought you knew of a new secret huntable specie in Africa...darn !
     
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    Welcome and you have come to the right place.
     
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    Welcome to AH .300wby! I know what a duriku is its the look on a duikers face after a Texas heart shot. LOL have fun on your hunt, who are you hunting with?
     
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    ...after a Texas heart shot...:crazylol:

    Yeah Bob...
     
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    Well welcome to AH! Who you hunting with and when do you have to go? 2012 or 2013?
     
  18. .300wby

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    It's with mark Hudson safaris. We are trying to figure out if it is possible to go this August or if it is more realistic to plan for next August.
     
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    Well as others have said this is a great sight! Every thing you need to know is here. Not knowing you, it is hard to tell you what to do. For all I know you don't even have a passport yet, which will make 2012 hard to do. So my recomendation is to go through this sight and search for your questions. If you find find an answer, ask. Everyone here is great and will give gel you with your question. An good luck! This is one of the best parts of the trip! And it only gets better!
     
  20. Ethan

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    South Africa is malaria free and easy to get around in. You can make in 6 months. Basics are probably taken care of, but get the Passport.

    If you are taking your own weapons, make sure you review the paperwork from your outfitter about getting the weapons in.

    Using thier guns can be an easy way to go.

    Boots are key. Lots of walking. Pack lighter than you think - the camp will handle laundry. I take clothes for 3 days.

    Never, ever, pack your boots in the checked luggage. And wear a hunting shirt and pants on the plane. If your bags get lost, you're still good to go with a borrowed gun.

    Wear layers, it can be cold in the morning and shorts weather at 11:00 a.m.

    You will have an awesome time.
     

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