Free range or not?

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by UKHunter, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Red Leg

    Red Leg AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    This is the scenario I am personally least interested in pursuing. It is very easy to find outfitters with specific animals posted. Shop the catalogue, pay the price tag and shoot the animal. I am not even sure I understand how the “hunting” tale is told afterward. I hasten to add there are dozens of deer hunting operations in the States doing the same thing. I’m not much interested in those “adventures” either (particularly the 180+ class freak show bucks). Give me a PH or guide in good country (it can be behind a fence) working his butt off to find me best, oldest beast he can.
     
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  2. JGRaider

    JGRaider AH Fanatic

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    I agree, and am not the least bit interested in "hunting" like that either, whether it be RSA, USA, New Zealand, or anywhere else.
     
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  3. Tucketed

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    My feelings are that the animals must be self sustaining. Area needs to be large enough, again in my mind 25,000 plus acres. Free range and Wild is the best of all. Hunting elk out West for 23 years some hunts are rewarded with game on the table others are not. In both cases they are incredible memories and wonderful times. I don’t need to see game every day nor even get a shot, it doesn’t matter because the experience is what I go for.
     
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  4. postoak

    postoak BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Enthusiast

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    It’s animal density, not land size that determines sustainability.
     

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