Introduction, from the UK

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  1. bullseye-69

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    I'm the yank that will be going with Russ.
    He is a good guy to hang with.
    This Africa hunt will be something to talk about for sure.
     
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  3. MarkCZ

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    Hi Russ, I don't want to offend you but you should be asking lots of questions before you book.
    Don't forget there is no such thing as a stupid question.
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  4. Shootist43

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    Welcome aboard Russ. What are you guys planning to hunt? What country will you be hunting in? Will you be using your own or Outfitter's rifles? AH is a website where you can get answers to any and all of your questions. Look around the site for a while and I'll bet you'll find a number of posts (topics) dealing with areas of interest to you. We all have our favorite "toys" and different experiences that taint our objectivity and that sometimes leads to lively discussions. Always remember that the one thing you will never get from this site is bad advice. Enjoy, and happy hunting.
     

  5. Russ Kaye

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    Hi Markcz
    The first thing you will learn about me, is that it is impossible to offend me. ;)
    We asked lots of questions of the outfitter before we booked. We also searched online for reviews of them, and spoke to some people who had used them in the past.
    But I will have a lot of questions to ask before we go, mainly about bullet choice (using a 7mmRM), suitable clothing, extra equipment to take, places to visit after the hunting etc
     

  6. Russ Kaye

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    Hi Shootist43
    We are shooting plains game, but not trophy standard, just representative. We are heading to South Africa, Eastern Cape. We will be taking our own rifles , though we have to research the import/export of firearms from USA side of things (we have the UK side sorted).
    I have read quite a lot of threads so far. Some have caused more confusion than I started with (tipping!) and some settled my mind a bit (using a 7mmRM). I have really enjoyed the hunting reports, and am making my way through them slowly.
    I suspect I am about to do something that will change from a "once in a lifetime" vacation, to an annual trip!
     
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    Well done Russ you are obviously on it. You would be surprised the amount of people who spend thousands and don't ask all the questions, you usually meet them at the airport on your return journey with glum faces.
    You will have a great time. Markcz
     
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  8. Shootist43

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    Russ there is an AH Sponsor called Rifle Permits in South Africa. If you use their services they will get your firearms through SAPS in very short order. Lots of AH members use them. They also offer a VIP service that shortens your wait going through Customs. I wouldn't think of going to South Africa without their help. Here is the link http://www.riflepermits.com/ Henry is a Lawyer and knows the law. The "cops" don't fool with his clients.
     
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  9. ianevans

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    Hi Russ, I'm down in wigtownshire (dumfries and galloway).right on the coast
    Ian
     

  10. Russ Kaye

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    Ah, yes, I know the area a little. My friend has had ground near Southerness for over 20 years and I go up a couple of times a year. I also know someone who had a deer park at Castle Douglas.
    Lovely area of the world Ian
     

  11. ianevans

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    Aye Russ, very very lucky to live in such an unspoilt part of UK . i'm near Newton Stewart so next time your up come for a chat . i've been 7 times to africa and just booked my next in october .
    Cheers Ian
     
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  12. Russ Kaye

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    Yep, I will certainly like to chat and share a dram
     

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    I will be there in Nov.
    Maybe we all could get together for a pint or two.
     

  14. Russ Kaye

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    It is quite a way from where we are going Jeff, but may be we can call on way there or back?
     
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  15. bullseye-69

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    Could be a good idea, you may be tired of dragging all my hinds to the larder and need a break. ;)
     

  16. ianevans

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    Sounds like a good plan .look forward to meeting you guys
     
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  18. Russ Kaye

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    You going to learn to shoot by then? :LOL:
    May be an idea to bring a rifle this time? Though there will still be a choice of rifles for you to use if you don't fancy the hassle
     
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  19. bullseye-69

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    Maybe ;)...Thanks mate(y)
     
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    Welcome Russ! Have you considered Namibia for your first African experience? Currently it is politically and economically the most stable country in Africa. The finest in FREE RANGE plains game hunting
     

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