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Glad to have you as a member. I had been planning my first trip as well. Traded off one of my rifles to get a .308 just for plains game. My opinion is that 2020 is a wash and there will be a huge spike in hunts for 2021. That will probably not be great for many hunters that haven't booked like myself trying to get a spot.

My next point may be controversial, but I believe there could be a 2-3 year dip in trophy quality at some of the most popular locations. I said could; I'm not married to that opinion if someone with more knowledge can provide a logical rebuttal.

Why would you expect a dip in Trophy Quality?
 

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If you have an influx of hunters due to rescheduled trips and new bookings you deplete the population of trophy animals. Again, it is my cynical theory.

I've never been so I feel slightly unqualified to comment, but here goes. I think most of the PH's are pretty busy and wouldn't/couldn't double their number of hunters in 1 season. I see a better season next year and equal to other after that... I'll sell my crystal ball for a nickel, if that tells you anything, lol!
 

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Steven, be advised that "flight insurance" as a rule doesn't cover / include Pandemics.
Yes and Global Rescue will not help in this situation either. It only helps with medical or security evacuation.
 

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If I were you I would try to reschedule for October. If you have to cancel the airlines will normally allow you to reschedule for a fee within a year. I guess I am the lucky one as I had a stack of international trips wind up just before this hit and nothing scheduled for the rest of they year.
Like most of us and I hoping 2021 is a great year for everyone!
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Welcome to the family and the forum Steven! Nice to have you part of the forum. Enjoy the site!
 

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Welcome to AH Steven. Nice to have you as part of our community. Enjoy the forum, it's very addicting!
 

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Back again. Not sure where to put this comment, so I thought I'd just add to my original greeting.

So for my Namibia trip. I was supposed to leave May 26, 2020. Apparently Namibia is closed until May 24. I never bought tickets, but have been looking. I was able to buy, and did, tickets on Lufthansa for June 10. So if I can go I will. Have tickets that are changeable and/or refundable from the airline. I'll go if they let me in! Just not sure about the quarantine thing. Right now there is a mandatory "SUPERVISED" 14 day quarantine in Namibia for anyone entering the country. So obviously, that needs to get lifted, or I won't go. Travel through Frankfurt to WDH and through Joberg then Frankfurt on the way back. Not sure about entering SA for a few hours on my way back? I don't want to get hit with an unexpected quarantine someplace... Thoughts?
 

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