Is there an African animal you wouldn't shoot?

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  1. MarkB

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    If its a legal animal (permit, sex, size, season) I would shoot. Hunted lots but have lots more to hunt. Lion, croc, night critters and lots of PG I have not hunted will be added July 2020.

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    Wow! Viscous birds!
     

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    Yeah, I would be carrying a pistol if I didn’t have my rifle with me around those large birds. I guess they’re quick and can be deadly, when you least expect it.
     

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    +1 !!!
    Being on the ground and seeing animal populations gives a much better idea of what is sustainable hunting. My perspective changed substantially after only a few days on the ground in Namibia. And my list got longer.
     

  5. Scott CWO

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    Ahh but if you cannot see the end of the tail, you don’t know if it’s been trimmed by other crocs as mine was.
     

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    I have absolutely no desire to kill a rhino, elephant or lion. As much as I understand how older animals can be utilised to make a lot of conservation money when they are no longer of use to the species or over population needs to be dealt with in a given area, it's just not for me. I wouldn't want to shoot one unless I was helping it because it was injured or sick.

    My interests lie in things I would like to eat - Buffalo, plains game - or things that genuinely need control. There are a lot of animals on the planet that I would prefer to watch than kill.
     

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    A man eating Crocodile - one living from feeding on poachers...
     

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    Most folks don't hunt in a crocodile farm.
     
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  9. Charles de Ribeau

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    Your list of what you wouldn't hunt?
     

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    Let me show you some examples of what you can do with a hippo trophy,

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    Fabulous! Really like the modern glass mount - simply spectacular. I am also stunned by the craftsmanship of the tusk work in Spain. I took a nice boar in the Gredos last year and had a Madrid taxidermist do the tusks in the Spanish style (my I bex as well for that matter). The form fitted silver bases are a wonderful touch. I know of no one who does that in the States. On the hippo ivory, it is beyond elegant.
     
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    @Charles de Ribeau I did not plan to hunt giraffe. And I was uncertain about Zebra. Both those plans changed due to significant animal populations. My giraffe hunt was possibly the best hunt of my life and one of the more difficult.
    Today, I’m not that interested in hunting Fox or small cats, mainly because I can’t see myself eating them.

    Having grown up with the joy of small game hunting, I don’t understand the lack of interest in the tiny 10. I am curious to know why some do not want to hunt them.
     

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    I wouldnt shoot: rhino, and giraffe. Also, I do not have hunting desire on large cats, and tiny ten.
    I had a steenbok on my sight, and PH suggested to take him, being a good trophy. But I did not. It looked to me just like fawn.
    So I did not take a shot.

    Analyzing this question, I came to conclusion that species to hunt for me, mostly "look like deer", ie large antelopes, plus few of african "specialities", like croc, buffalo, etc.
     

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    2nd picture is a nice trophy. The tusks aren't bad either. :LOL::A Clapping::A Thumbs Up:
     

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    The first that comes to mind? Kudu. Its like the African whitetail. Everyone goes nuts over them, and it is s part of every package im looking at so i guess I'll end up having one on license no matter what when I get over there.

    Also, wildebeest, hartebeast, any "beast". Just nothing at all that trips my trigger about them.
     

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    Oh yeah I forgot, the news article then said the “victim’s” family put the cassowary up for sale after it killed the owner! I thought about buying it and putting it in my backyard to keep out the neighborhood kids, But, I’m sure there would be a liability problem with that idea and I would have to keep it in the garage to survive the Colorado winters. Maybe someone here who lives in Texas could buy it? Ha! Ha! Ha!
     

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    The lady is a spanish PH with 20 years experience in Zimbabwe, she is now working in RSA where she owns a very nice lodge in Modimolle, Limpopo.
     
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  19. Charles de Ribeau

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    In Colorado, a mountain lion might be able to take it. :)
     

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    Few years ago when was picking up my cruiser I bought there had to meet the dealer as they forgot to put the winch control lead and couple of other things in when delivered to my friends.... So was told we would meet half way at nylstroom.... And that was what my sat nav came up with....so was bit concerned when on the road it made me follow signs to modimolle ......phoned my friend and he said it's the same....had same problem with town near him....sat nav called it warmbaths.... But signs say bella_bella.....my sat nav obviously wasn't politically correct.... :D
     
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