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  1. MJ75

    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...
  12. MJ75

    My friends Blesbok

    That's a nice animal, I would certainly have taken it in your position.
  13. MJ75

    SOUTH AFRICA: Tsolwana Game Reserve

    A long shot I know, but has anyone on here ever hunted in Tsolwana in the Eastern Cape?
  14. MJ75

    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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    UK hunters considering North America

    @ JimP Totally understand that. Though I can totally see why so many Americans head out to Africa too. Interestingly prices in RSA are increasing with some species as there appears to be a game ranching boom going on at the minute. It will be interesting to see what happens there.
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    UK hunters considering North America

    Brickburn, that's fantastic information, thank you. I'll make a start. On the price front, for comparison purposes, in 2014 I hunted in the Eastern Cape on a 14 animal package which consisted of 8 nights, 7 days hunting for :- 2 x Blesbok 2 x Springbok 2 x Impala 4 x warthog 2 x duiker 1 x...
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    UK hunters considering North America

    I appreciate that there is a very similar thread running at the moment, but I'm also considering hunting the US or Canada and wanted to personalise the thread a little more and not take the other thread off track as it would not be fair to the OP. But I'm also from the UK and would like to hunt...
  19. MJ75

    Bushbuck Pictures

    Took this old buck two days ago. The horns are not particularly long, but quite thick, just like his neck. There's something about bushbuck that appeals to me. I don't think I'll ever become bored hunting these.
  20. MJ75

    Going to South Africa from UK

    It is an issue for UK hunters caused by South Africa. It is the South African's insisting on the permit. As far as I know it has zero affect on anyone else, just the brits who are affected by this.
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    Bushpig Pictures

    It seems a long time ago that I posted on this thread. I've just returned from South Africa and bushpig was top of my list. We spent two nights over bait (a large gut and head pile) in the cold but nothing appeared, despite the land owner who just happens to be a taxidermist stating that his...
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    Going to South Africa from UK

    Thanks for posting. This is my very recent experience... My friend read about these changes in a BASC magazine around three months ago and so emailed the above address. He was posted the permit. I was told that these could be collected at the airport, though decided to call and try and get one...
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    South African temporary export permit

    Well it's been a bit of a farce with the permit. Basically the South African police have recently started asking UK citizens for the temporary export permit in addition to the regular :- Passport Firearms Certificate Flight tickets Letter of Invitation These are issued by UK customs. After...
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    South African temporary export permit

    This may be a UK only thing as it's being mentioned on UK forums. Last year I just needed :- Passport Firearms certificate Letter of invitation from PH Flight details Completed SAPS 520 form Job done. Now I'm being told there are copies of these temporary export permits displayed in Jo'burg...
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    South African temporary export permit

    All I'm being told that RSA now requires a temporary export permit when you take your own firearms into the country. Has anyone experienced this recently? Thanks MJ
  26. MJ75

    New Guy going to hunt Africa for the first time

    You'll have a good time with Wild Horizon. I hunted with them a few years ago. Good bloke is Guy. Let us know how you get on.
  27. MJ75

    Hyena hunt

    Yeah, I did! We're looking at Namibia next year and hyena are of interest. Anyone know roughly what the trophy fees for these are there?
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    Hyena hunt

    What are the cull fees associated with both brown and spotted hyena?
  29. MJ75

    What do you think of Tiger and Jaguar being hunted in South Africa?

    Personally I find it very sad that these two species are offered. Hunting is already under pressure from anti types, and this kind of canned shooting (I refuse to call it hunting) will only give antis more ammunition to fire at us. It certainly isn't for me. Hunting antelope etc in their native...
  30. MJ75

    Easiest and hardest species to hunt?

    So, three weeks today I'll have arrived in the Eastern Cape with friends and we;ll be hunting. Needless to say I'm sat here in the UK with just one thing on my mind. I've been reading this site and others, watching Youtube videos, reading hunting related books and generally wishing my life away...
  31. MJ75

    Cape Grysbok hunt

    Has anyone ever hunted a Cape Grysbok? I see them listed on the websites of many outfitters, but never see pictures of them. I assume the higher costs deter people? Or are they just hard species to hunt?
  32. MJ75

    Some "cull hunt" questions.....

    My first management hunt was in South Atrica (Eastern Cape). I took a total of seven animals including a Rowland Ward class Blesbok and an SCI bronze medal Blue Wildebeest... Last year my friends and I booked a management / trophy hunt. Two of us took trophy class warthog and my friend took a...
  33. MJ75

    SA PH's and Outitters- How does the game breeding affect your hunting business?

    I talked to an agent earlier this week. He recently started investing in game animals. He advised he'd just swapped some bontebok for sable. One of the sable was ready to shoot now and he had someone who wanted it. That means the animal will be placed in an enclosure and 'hunted'. To my mind...
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    SA PH's and Outitters- How does the game breeding affect your hunting business?

    @ BillC Yes we must stick together. More than one of my 'hobbies' is under threat due to the antis, so I agree with that 100%. A collector can still have skill, just as hunter can be a poor hunter. I hope that all makes sense?
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    SA PH's and Outitters- How does the game breeding affect your hunting business?

    No. I prefer to hunt species in their native range. I have taken species that have been introduced to areas before. But no longer wish to do this. Each to their own. My 'fake comments' seem to have touched a raw nerve. So for the purposes of clarity, I'll add again that a line bred animal, not...
  36. MJ75

    SA PH's and Outitters- How does the game breeding affect your hunting business?

    @ BillC - You appear to be twisting my words. I've not commented on the competence of any hunter. So those comments are moot.
  37. MJ75

    SA PH's and Outitters- How does the game breeding affect your hunting business?

    The pink springbok comment was written tongue in cheek... I'm seeing copper, black, and white springbok, white blesbok appear on trophy lists. I know at least one black impala ram has also been 'hunted'. Not all hunting in RS is fake, I've never said all of it was fake. I am well aware their is...
  38. MJ75

    Hunting the Tiny Ten

    Thanks Brickburn. On the drive home from work I was thinking what they could be. I scored 9 out of 10 in my mind. Suni was the one I didn't get. It strikes me as a great challenge. I'm not sure the wife would want 10 full mounts though...
  39. MJ75

    Hunting the Tiny Ten

    What are all 10 species?
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    SA PH's and Outitters- How does the game breeding affect your hunting business?

    I'm hunting in South Africa in june of this year. This will be my third and final time in RSA. I have no interest in black, white, copper and pink springbok. Last time in RSA I hunted with a PH who's very big in game farming also. He farms golden wildebbest and black impala amongst others. He...
  41. MJ75

    NAMIBIA: Kalahari Hunting Safaris

    www.kalaharihuntingsafaris.net Has anyone used Kalahari Hunting Safaris? My friends and I are wanting to hunt Namibia next year and I quite like the look of this outfitter. If anyone who has actually hunted with them themselves could provide feedback either on the public forum or via PM I would...
  42. MJ75

    Land Rover Supports Anti-Hunters

    The H&H Range Rover is very real. http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/range-rover-svo-holland-and-holland-2014-11-07
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    Land Rover Supports Anti-Hunters

    Has anyone checked the source of the info to see if it's true? It's interesting that the author cannot even spell Land Rover correctly....
  44. MJ75

    What calibre for Cape Eland

    Best tell Pieter not to go hunting in Uganda, if you know what I'm sayin. ;)
  45. MJ75

    What calibre for Cape Eland

    All, thanks for the replies they are appreciated. I totally understand the importance of shot placement, however with these kinds of threads I always find the replies interesting. I once shot a blue wildebeest with a .308 using a 150 grain round. He ran, and then ran some more. We tracked him...
  46. MJ75

    What calibre for Cape Eland

    As the title says, what calibre and ammo combination would you recommend for Cape Eland bulls? Would a .30-06 with 220 grain ammo be enough when shooting at distance? Thanks in advance.
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    NAMIBIA: Did Someone Go Hunting With Kalahari Hunting Safaris?

    Hi, no direct references yet. I'm booked for RSA in 2015 which will be my third visit there. I'm looking to broaden my horizons and like the look of Namibia. I'd like a trophy Gemsbok and the idea of hunting them in large areas of their native range appeals far more than hunting one on a South...
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    NAMIBIA: Did Someone Go Hunting With Kalahari Hunting Safaris?

    Have any AH members used this outfit :- http://www.kalaharihuntingsafaris.net/meet-your-hosts.html If so, how did your rate the company. Thanks in advance.
  49. MJ75

    Kudu Rifle

    Again a very boring choice but I used my .30-06 and 180 grain Sako Super Hammrhead rounds. I took a kudu bull at 220 yards in the base of the neck as he walked away from me. He simply crumpled on impact and didn't run one single yard. Unsurprisingly as his neck was broken. Shot placement is...
  50. MJ75

    Giving up hunting

    I smell troll, a patient troll, but troll none the less! Tiger and Kenya are the giveaways.
 
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