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    SOUTH AFRICA: Somerby Safaris 2018 Dont Get Much Better!

    Couldn’t agree more about Drom and the entire Somerby crew. That’s an awesome buffalo. We also hunted with them in 2018. I killed a good Nyala at the same place as your kudu. What a sweet spot right on the river! Didn’t hunt with Chates but did spend a few days in camp with him and Lindi.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: First African Safari In The Books With Somerby Safaris

    I think the appropriate quote from Andre was...let’s see if we shot two...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: First African Safari In The Books With Somerby Safaris

    I think you were as stressed/questioning that shot as I did the waterbuck. What a great critter and to be take. In the same spot as your Nyala is awesome.
  4. Waterbuck Hunt South Africa

    Waterbuck Hunt South Africa

  5. South Africa Hunting Nyala

    South Africa Hunting Nyala

  6. Trophy Hunt South Africa

    Trophy Hunt South Africa

    Waterbuck, Gemsbok, Kudu, Nyala, Bushbuck, Impala, Black WIldebeest, Blue WIldebeest, Red Hartebeest
  7. Hunt Impala in South Africa

    Hunt Impala in South Africa

  8. Bushbuck Hunting South Africa

    Bushbuck Hunting South Africa

  9. South Africa Hunt Blue WIldebeest

    South Africa Hunt Blue WIldebeest

  10. Hunting Kudu in South Africa

    Hunting Kudu in South Africa

  11. Petting Cheetah in South Africa

    Petting Cheetah in South Africa

  12. Warthog European Skull Mount

    Warthog European Skull Mount

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    SOUTH AFRICA: First African Safari With Somerby Safaris

    Couldn’t agree more. Great people, awesome communication throughout the process. Quality experience all the way around. Will definitely hunt with them again.
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    Flights booked for our first trip to Africa

    Long over due hunting report https://www.africahunting.com/threads/south-africa-first-african-safari-with-somerby-safaris.49448/
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    SOUTH AFRICA: First African Safari With Somerby Safaris

    Definitely eland and probably sable. We had planned to try and chase duikers but that didn’t work out this trip. Mostly because we decided to chase Nyala instead. @LegalEagle bought a .375 after we got back so something big and black might be on the menu as well.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: First African Safari With Somerby Safaris

    God willing we will be back. After seeing a couple huge eland bulls I definitely want to finish out the spiral horn slam.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: First African Safari With Somerby Safaris

    Thanks. They are...at least till they see the taxidermy bill. Haha. We definitely appreciate and recognize the fact that we killed some exceptional animals.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: First African Safari With Somerby Safaris

    Now that horns and hides have shipped from Africa here is a way overdue hunting report. It all began in January of 2017 when my BIL @LegalEagle and I met Drom and the Somerby Safari crew At the KC SCI show. @LegalEagle and I would both turn 40 in 2018 and what better way to celebrate than a...
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    Flights booked for our first trip to Africa

    Sitting in Atlanta waiting to board flight 200 to Johanesburg. Thanks AH for all the stories, advice getting to this point. Can't wait for this amazing adventure to begin. Stay tuned. Hunt report coming when we get back.
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    What does "take what Africa gives you" mean to you?

    Thanks all for the responses gives us something to think about.
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    What does "take what Africa gives you" mean to you?

    @LegalEagle and I are just a few days from wheels up for our first Safari. Ive been contemplating this statement..."take what Africa gives you." What does that mean for the decision making process when deciding to squeeze or not squeeze the trigger. Do you decide which ones are must haves...
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    REPORT: Universal Trophy Services Mixed Review

    Sorry about your experience. This isn't very comforting as this is the dip and pack/ taxidermist used by our outfitter. Our plan was to have them dip and pack then ship to Dennisfor taxidermy work. Headed to SA in a couple weeks. Looks like we need to be prepared to have a good chat with our...
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    Flights booked for our first trip to Africa

    yep...that process has already begun. Congrats on the land purchase!
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    Flights booked for our first trip to Africa

    That's the plan for the weekend. Heading to the farm to burn some powder. We are shooting 165 grain Barnes ttsx.
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    Flights booked for our first trip to Africa

    What's a yellow card? We have the rest completed. Yep we have locations and have been doing remote scouting.
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    Flights booked for our first trip to Africa

    We are 30-days out. The anticipation is getting crazy. Started packing last night.
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    How many critters will 2 guys typically take

    Thanks for all comments. Its our first trip. We both have Kudu and waterbuck high on the list but otherwise the list are pretty different. I really want to take a good bushbuck. Planning some night jackal and porcupine hunting. We should have a lot of different hunts and be opportunistic on...
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    How many critters will 2 guys typically take

    hunting 2x1 on a 10-day hunt if they select quality mature animals? Neither @LegalEagle or I are terribly blood thirsty hunters but we are definitely going to pull the trigger. We will be spot n stalk rifle hunting in the western part of Limpopo and northwestern portion of Free State. I know...
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    Gun cleaning while in Africa?

    Simple enough. Thanks all.
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    Top 10 Beginner African Plains Game

    If you want an outfitter with multiple concessions you might check out Somerby Safari. We are hunting with them in the Linpopo and Free State on a 10-day hunt this summer. They have have several lodges around South Africa.
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    Gun cleaning while in Africa?

    What oils and/or cleaning solvent do you all prefer to pack along that are allowed in a checked bag?
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    REPORT: Has Anyone Any Experience With Universal Trophy Services?

    Thank you all. I will look it to Swift Dip as well. We will be in the NW part of the Limpopo not far from them for the first 6 days of our hunt so they would be reasonable close.
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    Ammo in checked bag

    I've got a small pelican style case that I will plan to put two 20-shot factory boxes in.
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    Ammo in checked bag

    By the way Heeler...saw your mug on the tube a few weeks ago. Good work man. What a great event. Keep up the good work.
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    Ammo in checked bag

    Planning to pack as much as possible in a carry on. No...we were too cheap. Hope we don't regret it.
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    REPORT: Has Anyone Any Experience With Universal Trophy Services?

    I'm looking for a Dip and Pack recommendation near Johanaseburg. Outfitter is recommending Universal Trophy Service http://www.universaltrophyservices.co.za/contact_us.html Anyone have experience with this company or have another recommendation?
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    Ammo in checked bag

    Good idea. TSA or Non-TSA locks on the hard sides case?
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    Ammo in checked bag

    Great. Thank you.
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    Ammo in checked bag

    quick question...I hope. We are flying delta to Johanaseburg. How do we need to secure our ammo in our checked bag? Clearly in a box similar to manufacturer where each cartridge is not touching. Should they go in a locked box or just in the bag? If in a locked box do we use TSA locks or...
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    Flights booked for our first trip to Africa

    We'll be using good bullets. Between the two of us we have interest in most of the common plains game: kudu, eland, waterbuck, blue wildebeest, gemsbok, zebra, Impala, bushbuck, and common duiker are on at least of of our lists. But we'll be rolling what Africa gives us, at least to a extent.
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    Flights booked for our first trip to Africa

    One year ago @LegalEagle and I put down a deposit for our first trip to Africa in 2018. Dates have been finalized and flights booked today. We'll be hunting for 10 days in the Limpopo of South Africa (maybe a few days south of Johanaseburg) with Somerby Safaris. Leave in late June. The boys will...
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    Taking your own rifle: Is it worth the hassle?

    Thanks everyone for the thoughtful responses. I think the enormity of the trip and all the "new" international travel things are a bit overwhelming. I travel a lot domestically and just role with it but international travel is a bit more intemidating. I bought this rifle a few years ago and...
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    Taking your own rifle: Is it worth the hassle?

    So with extra permits, import restrictions fewer options for connecting flights, added cost, etc. I'm beginnings to wonder if it's worth the extra cost and hassle to take your own rifle to south Africa. Thoughts?
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    Traveling through Europe to South Africa

    Thanks for the responses.
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    Traveling through Europe to South Africa

    Any recommendations on countries to avoid? Any easier to travel within than others?
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    Looking for 2018 Elk Archer Hunt in Colorado, guided or Semi-Guided

    Recently took a trip with Cliff Gray and Flattop Wilderness Guides. They treated us quite well and would recommend them to others.
 
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