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    Size of Concession

    Too small. If you're there for a few days it's way too small. I made the mistake of hunting smaller concessions in RSA before finally visiting a very large hunting area in Namibia. All I can say is that the places in RSA then felt very, very lame by comparrison. I'd never do it again. In fact...
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    Killing your dream animal?

    We're all individuals, we travel to Africa for our own reasons. Some are true hunters who'll only hunt animals in their native range, free chase. Others are 'bone collectors'. Pros and cons to all reasons. Those hunting captive bred sable or even lion in RSA are deluding themselves if they...
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    Man Eating Crocodile - WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

    Sink in? Philip, not only am I hunter, I'm involved with race horses, angling, and own a pet related business. In every instance there I've come across those opposed to those hobbies / industries. I could probably write a book on the exploits of antis. I've also been involved in fighting them...
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    Man Eating Crocodile - WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

    No. My comments are simply pointing out that crocs regulate their own populations to a degree by being cannibalistic. If you remove the largest animals then you end up with an increased population. This has been seen here at home where some trout fisheries removed the large pike. A species...
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    AGENT: Has Anyone Hunted With Discount African Hunts?

    That's pretty much what I'm saying. Amongst a few others $1200 for an impala caught my eye! As did transfer fees of $1000 round trip not being included. Hence me saying pay attention to the detail as some of those trips are more costly than some outfitters regular prices for a comparable trip.
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    AGENT: Has Anyone Hunted With Discount African Hunts?

    Pay attention to the detail. Some of the trophy prices for additional animals are outrageously expensive!
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    Killing your dream animal?

    I know what you mean. A guy I know is both a PH and a South African game rancher. I've stayed at his place a couple of times where he has sable amongst other species. These were younger animals being grown on for release on concessions. I managed to walk quite close to a couple of these because...
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    Killing your dream animal?

    I always feel a sense of sadness for the animals I've just killed. If that ever stops then I'll give up hunting completely. No problems hunting my dream animal, but there are a few species I wouldn't hunt for various reasons. This is just a personal choice and I don't disprove of anyone else...
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    Man Eating Crocodile - WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

    Yep, my bad. Misread that. A bit of a difference there then.... :)
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    Man Eating Crocodile - WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

    But if you take out the big ones then there won't be tons of baby ones being eaten! Are you sure that would not increase the population? ;) I can tell you for sure though that one person is not eaten every second as suggested further up the thread though! That would be 31,536,000 people per annum!
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    Man Eating Crocodile - WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

    If you target the big crocs that eat the little guys you'll end up with a population explosion in the future! Seen the same thing happen here in the UK when people used to think it was a good idea to remove large pike from trout fisheries. The truth was, the big pike regulated the population as...
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    My friends Blesbok

    That's a nice animal, I would certainly have taken it in your position.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Tsolwana Game Reserve

    A long shot I know, but has anyone on here ever hunted in Tsolwana in the Eastern Cape?
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    Where to go?

    Joker2400 I feel your pain. There are three of us trying to deicde where we will go in 2016. It's also either RSA, Bots or Namibia, so much to consider! It's true the Eastern Cape kudu are noticably smaller than those north. Botswana regularly sees many monster kudu so that would be worth a...
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    UK hunters considering North America

    Thanks. I'll take a look. Fair enough, thanks for all the replies, much appreciated.
 
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