SOUTH AFRICA: African Sky Safaris

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  1. Single Shot .410

    Single Shot .410 New Member

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    I did a Beginner's Safari with African Sky Safaris last month. African Sky did everything they said they'd do. The PH and office staff were efficient, helpful, and friendly. The lodge and farms were beautiful and nice.

    As for the hunt, well, unlike many of the people who've posted reports here, I don't have any dramatic stories to tell you, but I got the trophies I went there to get, and I had a blast doing it. As my user name implies, I grew up hunting doves over stock tanks (and whitetails over feeders), so riding around in gorgeous country on a landcruiser, spotting game, getting out for a brief stalk, and shooting from sticks seemed pretty sporting to me, as well as a bit of an adventure. I couldn't be happier with my experience.

    Now, my trophies are being prepared by Capricorn Taxidermy in South Africa. Hopefully, I'll be able to report back in a few months that they did as well mounting my trophies as African Sky did helping me find them.

    In short, I had a really fun, comfortable, and otherwise satisfying hunt. I'd recommend African Sky Safaris to anyone.
     
  2. Jaco Strauss

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    Welcoe to AH, it is always good to hear when hunters have a good time be sure to post some pictures soon!!:D

    My best always
     
  3. spike.t

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    welcome aboard, sounds like all your want boxes got a big tick on your trip. :thumb:
     
  4. Upton O. Good

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    Thanks for the report, glad you had a good time. Two questions: when are you going back and where are the photos?
     
  5. KMG Hunting Safaris

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    Welcome! Thanks for sharing. Photos please!
     
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    Welcome to AH and congrats for your hunt !
     
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    Congratulations on your successful hunt.

    Please do share some trophy pictures!!!
     
  8. Bobpuckett

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    Welcome to AH Single Shot .410! cut my eye teeth on an old Single Shot .410 myself some 40 something years ago and still love hunting with one. Please tell us what you took and post some pics of them glad you had a great time.
     
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    bluey GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    welcome and enjoy the site sigle shot .410
    you sound like one happy camper ,congratulations to both you and your hosts .
    id really enjoy seeing some pics of your hunt of a lifetime.

    thanks for sharing your adventure with us
     
  10. Single Shot .410

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    I got a blesbok, blue wildebeest, warthog, and 2 impala. On the first impala, I jerked the trigger and thought I'd missed. The PH was convinced I'd hit it, but we found no blood after a very long and thorough search. The farm manager let me hunt for another impala in the afternoon. I got the one pictured below. And, of course, trackers found the first impala - the one I thought I'd missed - the next morning. That was the only thing that wasn't ideal about the trip, and it really wasn't all that bad, I suppose. Anyway, like I said above, the trip was great and I had a lot of fun. My trophies are - or so I've been told - average or "representative", but old and, I'm proud to say, mine. Here's a representative trophy of my representative trophies:

    Impala.jpg
     
  11. Bobpuckett

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    Nice looking miss. thrill and memory of the hunt is what its all about. Congrats
     
  12. Bos en Dal Safaris

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    Congrats on your hunt and trophies, as previously said, it is good to get good feedback from clients hunting South Africa.
    Best regards
     
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    Thanks for the hunt report Single Shot .410, glad to hear that you had a good experience.
     
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    +1, Welcome to AH!
     
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  16. HuntingGold

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    Beautiful animal and photo.
    Welcome to the site.
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  17. Ado

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    Thanks for the report Single Shot .410 - glad to hear things went well.

    I have hunted before with Africansky Safaris and found then excellent... so much so I am coming back in June this year for Buff, and to round out the plains game I missed on the the last trip.

    Africansky are not cheap, but they are very good, and their PH's are excellent.

    Ado.

    P.S. Almost forgeot to add - Capricon did an excellent job with my 10 trophies...
     
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  18. TimSharpe

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    Thats actually a pretty nice Impala..way above average for sure!!
     
  19. steamman

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    Hello Single Shot,

    Let me start out saying that it is because of posts like yours that I have booked a hunt with African Sky Safaris. I am also doing a Beginner's hunt for a blue wildebeest, Impala and a Warthog. So far they have been really helpful with explaining everything. I do have one question that I hope you can answer for me. I will be on safari with my wife and daughter and we plan on traveling to other spots in Africa after the hunt, it was suggested that I use the PH's rifles and leave my rifles at home because it would be safer and easier than traveling with them. Would you recommend using the PH's rifles?
     
  20. Bobpuckett

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    Welcome to AH Steamman! please be sure to give us a report with lots of pics we love pics upon your return. We'd love to hear what you think after your hunt.
     

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