Welcome Cowboy! Tell us a little about yourself...where you live, what you like to hunt, what are you planning to hunt in RSA, who are you going with, have you been to Africa before, etc.
There's a lot of info here to plow through. Good luck on your hunt!
I live in Hamilton, Montana. I have hunted Big Game in the Rocky Mountains my entire life. I typically hunt traditional archery style with a recurve. But I do carry a rifle now and then. I am planning on hunting a Kudu, Warthog, and a Wildebeest this August. I can't wait. I have a feeling that this may become trip I try to make every couple of years. Thanks for the welcome.
You live in some fine country! I've bird hunted mostly while in Montana and mostly around Havre and south to Miles City.
I use to bow hunt, killed 7 deer (white tails and mulies) all with a recurve plus one 5x5 elk using a compound which I called in to 17 yards. Blew all 4 tendons out on my rotator 30 years ago mountain biking in Moab. Had to give up bow hunting. I might try it again just to see if I've got what it takes.
I hope Limpopo has received some good rains. They really needed it last June.
Welcome Cowboy! I'm from 9 mile out west of Missoula, currently ham strung in Houston, TX
Spent a lot of time in your neck of the woods chasing elk and girls when I was in high school. Lol
Spent my first 21 years in Scobey MT and MSU.
Since then have been moving south. Now I am in Colorado and am mostly a bow hunter but I am still on training wheels.
My first trip to SA was with a bow and I also had an Impala on my list.
The second time I went I did it with a 300wm so I could get out and see more of the country.
Take what you can with a STICK!!!! But either bring your rifle as needed.
With a bow I left my impala there but I did get it the second time.
This is the shot that left it in SA. A half inch higher and I would have spined it and it would have been mine.
Was so pumped that they were videoing my hunt. Found out above it was to prove I hit the animal or not. Got great videos of the other three trophies.
300 WM went about 30 yds.
Would be happy to answer any question PM me.
Greetings all! I've been a hunter for 50 years, but only now planning a trip to Africa. I was fortunate and successfully bid on a couple hunts for plains game in SA later this year and next. Also a rare Native Texas (5th generation) and USMC Vet. Hunt safe y'all!