Hello from Missouri

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Shellback87, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Shellback87

    Shellback87 New Member

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    I've been a member for around a year now but never posted much. Now I'm retiring in January and want to book a plains game hunt for 2019. That way I have a year to plan and get myself ready. I am thinking of booking my hunt in January 2018 for a 2019 hunt. The first big question I have is should I work with an agent or book the hunt on my own?
    I'm thinking South Africa would be a great place to go.
     

  2. enysse

    enysse AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH, there are plenty of sponsors for this great website that can give you a hunting quote for a hunt.
     

  3. cpr0312

    cpr0312 AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    Hello and welcome aboard!
     

  4. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com AH ENABLER FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH Shellback87! You've been a member for a lot longer than a year as you joined on Nov 2, 2013 ;)... Africa awaits your arrival!
     

  5. TOM

    TOM AH Elite

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    Welcome! Im from Missouri as well! Feel free to message me if you have any questions about your planning.
     

  6. cagkt3

    cagkt3 AH ENABLER PLATINUM SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Welcome sir
     

  7. KCSafari

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    Welcome to AH.
     

  8. PHOENIX PHIL

    PHOENIX PHIL AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH and your upcoming retirement! As to your question, there are good agents and there are bad agents. Choose and agent just as carefully as you would anything else where there is significant money involved. I know it's close to your retirement date, but I'd encourage you to take a day or two off and attend the Dallas Safari Club convention in January, 4th-7th. You'll have a chance to meet lots of outfitters face to face. And..........shameless plug alert..........if you're there on Friday evening you can attend our annual AH dinner and meet a bunch of folks from here! Hope to see you there!!
     

  9. BRICKBURN

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    One way or the other you'll have to do research. There are no short cuts. Enjoy, the process.
     

  10. kathy

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    Do your research, you have plenty of time. a lot of good outfitters on here to talk with. Forrest
     

  11. Lrntolive

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    I agree. Do your research. What sealed the deal for me was finally meeting my final selections in person after much conversation and many questions answered.

    The final face time convinced me of my selection. I didn't regret it. My hunt report proves that. Good luck.
     

  12. Shootist43

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    Welcome aboard. What part of Missouri do you live in? What have you hunted in the past. What make and caliber rifles do you own? Do you reload? What have you hunted previously? Do you have any pictures you are willing to share?

    Regarding choosing an outfitter there are no short-cuts. You need to do your own research. With that being said there are a number of outfitters that are members and or sponsors of AH. Their efforts get vetted on an almost daily basis. Web-sites can look great but that is no guarantee that the outfitter is worth a darn. If possible talk personally with someone that has been on safari with your short list of outfitters. While most do, not everyone has the time of their life hunting Africa.
     

  13. Limcroma Safaris

    Limcroma Safaris SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Fanatic

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    Excellent advice @PHOENIX PHIL ! Welcome Shellback87...! Enjoy the forums.
     

  14. Witold Krzyżanowski

    Witold Krzyżanowski AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Welcome and good luck.
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    Welcome friend.
     

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    Welcome to AH!
     

  17. petrusg

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    Welcome to AH
     

  18. CAustin

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    Welcome to AH sir! I take it from your chosen forum name that you have crossed the equator a time or two aboard a US Navy vessel!
    Plan I g a hunt is half the fun. I live over in Kansas so if I can be of any help let me know!
     

  19. Dr Ray

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    Welcome and remember all time's wasted what's not spent hunting.
     

  20. johnnyblues

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    Welcome and enjoy. Do some research and find exactly what your looking for. Plenty of fine professionals here. Give KMG safaris a look he is one of the sponsors here, you will find outstanding references. Good luck and don't be afraid to ask questions.
     

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