Greetings from Oregon

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Chukar, May 19, 2018.

  1. Chukar

    Chukar SILVER SUPPORTER AH Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    35
    Video/Photo:
    1
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Wy'east
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    USA
    Hello from Oregon!

    The short story of this introduction is that I once looked at hunting in Africa as an expensive, wasteful and pompous experience.

    The longer story is more complicated.

    I was never really raised in a hunting family. We had firearms, but it was rarely that I went out hunting. That was usually relegated to birds, specifically chukar, hence the name.

    I grew up, spent some time in school, and finally got a job. After talking with some friends, I became a bit more interested in hunting in Africa.

    After talking with these friends, my mind was opened. I saw an economical hunt offered with plains game. I was able to see that the animal was not being wasted, that it went to the community. An entire buffalo was pictured from whole animal to meat for the local populace. That relieved my worry of waste.

    As far a cost goes, it is hard to find hunts in the US for a single animal that compare to what I could find in Africa.

    The pompous part I guess depends on the hunter.

    I'm booked for the SCI show in Reno, and for a hunting trip to Africa (2019-2020 Namibia) soon.
     

  2. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN AH ENABLER SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR LIFETIME TITANIUM BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    19,576
    Video/Photo:
    414
    Likes Received:
    11,223
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico
    Welcome to AH
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2018
    Chukar likes this.

  3. CAustin

    CAustin AH ENABLER BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Messages:
    11,568
    Video/Photo:
    160
    Likes Received:
    7,953
    Member of:
    Courtney Hunting Club, NRA Life Member, SCI Kansas City Chapter
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Kalahari, Northwest, Limpopo, Gauteng, APNR Kruger Area. USA Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas
    Welcome to AH!
     
    Chukar likes this.

  4. 3S Safaris

    3S Safaris SPONSOR Since 2017 AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    354
    Video/Photo:
    163
    Likes Received:
    187
    Location:
    76476
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa
  5. Britt Beck

    Britt Beck AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    161
    Location:
    Colorado
    Member of:
    SCI. NRA. RMEF.
    Hunted:
    USA CO OK NEB KS
    Welcome to AH.
     

  6. PHOENIX PHIL

    PHOENIX PHIL AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    7,603
    Video/Photo:
    25
    Likes Received:
    5,254
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    USA, S. Africa
    Welcome to AH!
     
    Chukar likes this.

  7. enysse

    enysse AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    10,618
    Video/Photo:
    102
    Likes Received:
    3,077
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    Welcome to AH!
     
    Chukar likes this.

  8. cagkt3

    cagkt3 PLATINUM SUPPORTER AH Elite

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,900
    Video/Photo:
    75
    Likes Received:
    1,198
    Location:
    Texas
    Member of:
    SCI - West Texas Chapter, HSC, NRA Life Member
    Hunted:
    OK, TX, South Africa
    Welcome aboard!
     
    Chukar likes this.

  9. HuntingGold

    HuntingGold AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Messages:
    504
    Video/Photo:
    38
    Likes Received:
    494
    Location:
    South-Central Oregon
    Hunted:
    South Africa, United States (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and Wyoming)
    Welcome sir! I'm in Klamath Falls...
     
    Chukar likes this.

  10. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com AH ENABLER FOUNDER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    9,736
    Video/Photo:
    5,480
    Likes Received:
    3,859
    Welcome to AH Chukar!
     
    Chukar likes this.

  11. Witold Krzyżanowski

    Witold Krzyżanowski AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    3,233
    Video/Photo:
    10
    Likes Received:
    1,440
    Location:
    Trzebiatów
    Member of:
    1977; Polish Hunting Assotiation
    Hunted:
    Namibia, Zimbabwe
    Welcome on aboard.
    Good luck.
    Witold
     
    Chukar likes this.

  12. Chukar

    Chukar SILVER SUPPORTER AH Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    35
    Video/Photo:
    1
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Wy'east
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    USA
    Hood River myself. I happen to know a few guys on the OSP wildlife division that you have probably worked with. Garnered that from your post on the Or./Wa. poaching thread.
     

  13. Nyati

    Nyati AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    6,169
    Video/Photo:
    73
    Likes Received:
    1,648
    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    Member of:
    RFEC, RFETO
    Hunted:
    Spain, Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape, Free State ).
    Welcome to AH !
     
    Chukar likes this.

  14. cpr0312

    cpr0312 AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    6,856
    Video/Photo:
    251
    Likes Received:
    5,067
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Member of:
    NRA Life Member
    Hunted:
    US (All over), New Zealand, South Africa(Northern Cape, Northwest), Zimbabwe
    Welcome aboard!
     
    Chukar likes this.

  15. Westfalen Hunting Safaris

    Westfalen Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2014
    Messages:
    689
    Video/Photo:
    505
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    North West Namibia, Africa
    Member of:
    NAPHA, NTB
    Welcome Chukar! You will find enough information here to make a well informed decision on the destination for your African Safari. Enjoy the planning process. Shout if you need help
     
    Chukar likes this.

  16. HuntingGold

    HuntingGold AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Messages:
    504
    Video/Photo:
    38
    Likes Received:
    494
    Location:
    South-Central Oregon
    Hunted:
    South Africa, United States (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and Wyoming)
    I worked Wasco and Hood River Counties for six years. Have been in K-Falls for the last 12 or more years. Probably do know some mutual folks.

    RH
     
    Chukar likes this.

  17. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2,779
    Video/Photo:
    13
    Likes Received:
    1,897
    Location:
    Grosse Ile, Michigan
    Member of:
    NRA
    Hunted:
    Michigan, Texas, Missouri, Limpopo Province South Africa
    Welcome aboard Chukar. You sound like the kind of guy we are looking for. Open minded, but easy to convince that hunting Africa is not as expensive as most people think. What kind and caliber rifles do you own? Do you reload? I hope you enjoy reading about the exploits of others. There is a lot you can learn from them. If you have any specific questions, be sure to ask them.
     
    Chukar likes this.

  18. cls

    cls AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2014
    Messages:
    869
    Video/Photo:
    52
    Likes Received:
    601
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Member of:
    SCI, AHEIA
    Hunted:
    Canada(AB, BC, SASK, NWT)), USA (WY, MN, TX), South Africa (Limpopo and Eastern Cape), Zambia
    Welcome, enjoy the journey.
     
    Chukar likes this.

  19. Chukar

    Chukar SILVER SUPPORTER AH Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    35
    Video/Photo:
    1
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Wy'east
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    USA
    The Africa specific firearms are a Rem. 700 in 7mm magnum, a Ruger Hawkeye African in 300WM and a Ruger #1 in 35 Whelen. The last two were picked up after starting this whole safari thing began rumbling around my brain housing group. I have some strange fascination with the #1 and am looking at acquiring some more as time passes. I also happen to have a little fetish with less popular calibers.

    This process also pushed me over the edge and I bought my first reloading kit. I haven't spun it up yet but am looking forward to it.

    This site has been a bounty of information. Reading the trip reports just makes me drool. Thanks to Jerome for hosting this campfire and thanks to all who have shared information!
     
    Ridgewalker likes this.

  20. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2,779
    Video/Photo:
    13
    Likes Received:
    1,897
    Location:
    Grosse Ile, Michigan
    Member of:
    NRA
    Hunted:
    Michigan, Texas, Missouri, Limpopo Province South Africa
    I took a Sporterized 03-A3 in 35 Whelen on my first safari in 2016. That same rifle will be going back with me in July. I'd sooner use it than any of my 7mm Mags. or 300 Win Mags. My handloads squeeze just about everything there is to get out of that caliber without going overboard. Barnes says I should be getting 2800 FPS but in reality I'm getting 2748. pushing a 225 Gr. pill.
     

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice