SOUTH AFRICA: Blaauwkrantz Safaris - "The best kudu hunting in the world"

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  1. Bushwack

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    Most probably you will...;)
     
  2. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    Pretty neat service for the PH to put those signs out where the Kudu would walk.
     
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  3. ArmyGrunt

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    Patrick, I think I like your optimism! I'm a bit torn on the taxidermy list though. I feel like I need to bring everyone home, but the checkbook isn't going to love it.
     
  4. Scott Slough

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    I was thinking euro for everything and one wall pedestal for the kudu ... then I saw the taxidermy in the lodge ... then I shot two kudu. I certainly PLAN to go back, but until I do this is my only trip to Africa so I am mounting all four of my animals (limiting the taxidermy bill was a factor in deciding to do the spiral horn package with only three animals vs the "first-timer's" package with ten animals after reading AH forums dicussing taxidermy costs!).

    I just sent directions to Paul Smith with Relive Taxidermy in Port Elizabeth for two kudu wall pedestals, one nyala wall pedestal, and a shoulder mount for the bushbuck. The idea is to put the kudu on the outside and stack the nyala and bushbuck in between. Attached are some pics from Paul's facebook page that I showed my wife as the visualization.

    Should get a quote on price in a day or two, but I have a pretty good idea from previous communication with Paul!
     

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  5. ArmyGrunt

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    My current plan is shoulder mount of each, with a full mount of a meerkat. I've got the approval from the better half to do a Timon and Pumbaa mount. The zebra, if I get it and not some monster like yours, will be a half mount pedestal. Similar to this one. image004.png
     
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    I totally love you zebra mount idea!!! Damn I will add that to my list!
     
  7. ArmyGrunt

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    Thanks to Patrick from Bushwack Safaris for that one. I asked about the difference between flat skin and felted, and he sent me that picture. I'll say he's good at up-selling! Ever since I saw it, it's been lined up on my dream team
     
  8. The Artistry of Wildlife

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    GREAT REPORT and Pics, Thanks for taking us on your safari thru this post !
     
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    I'm planning to take an Aggie shirt to wear in Africa, but not a flag!!!!

    Lol
     

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