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Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by rosecitymike, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Velo Dog

    Velo Dog AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Hello rosecitymike,

    Khomas Highland Hunting Safaris of Namibia welcomes you to the greatest forum on earth.
    When you have a few minutes to spare, have a look at our web site.
    We offer true free range / not game fenced hunting in the Khomas Hochland Highlands (moderate, to mild rolling foothill to mountain conditions).
    Antelopes and zebras migrate through our huge property each season.

    Bring properly comfortable hiking shoes, well broken in, as we do like to walk and stalk.
    Our PH’s are born and raised in those mountains and know all the main game trails, plus some trails not so well known.
    In the event you want a break from big game hunting , we also offer sport fishing over at the coast, as well as horseback riding and bird hunting (francoln grouse, guinea fowl, dove, duck and goose) on our Highlands property.
    And, we have shotguns always available.

    No matter who you book with, us or some other outfit, you are going to flip when you see Africa.

    Cheers,
    Paul (Velo Dog).
     
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  2. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Welcome aboard rosecitymike. As you can see, your expectations are not that unusual and several AH outfitter sponsors have already "stepped up to the plate." You have lots of time to contact the referrals they will no doubt give you. What kind and caliber rifle were you planning on using? Will you be taking your own or renting one?
     
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  3. rosecitymike

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    Indeed, have already gotten such great feedback and communication in this topic and through PMs! Can’t thank all the good folks at AH enough.

    As far as rifles, my thought was to bring my 280AI and 300 win mag. I’ve worked up loads with 155 and 210s respectively that group under .5 MOA. I could switch out one of those for a 375 H&H, but that seems like a bit much for the critters I’m looking at.

    Be interested to hear from the PHs on how the drought is affecting game in their area.
     
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  4. meigsbucks

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    Welcome to AH. I hunted with Jamy Traut last year at his Panorama camp. Had a great time. If you do a search for Jamy Traut on this forum, you’ll find a number of hunt reviews, including mine.
     

  5. PHOENIX PHIL

    PHOENIX PHIL AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH!
     

  6. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Rosecitymike, I would think that that the hunting reports from the guys who hunted in Namibia this year would be your best source for finding out what effect the drought has had. Salesmen always seem to try to put the best possible spin on their product.
     
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  7. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    FYI, Personally I only take my 375 H&H. Reason being I almost always have some animal show up that is not on my list and I decide to take it. And it can easily be something my 300 WM is not the best cartridge for.
    Just my logic.
    Enjoy your research and planning. It is fun to do as well!
     

  8. Velo Dog

    Velo Dog AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    I’m + 1 with Shootist on this topic.
    Reading what the returning clients have to say and / or contacting them individually, with specific questions is always worth it’s weight in gold.
     

  9. Travel Express

    Travel Express SPONSOR Since 2010 AH Fanatic

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    Welcome to the family and the forum @rosecitymike, you are in the right place! Nothing like AH for information and getting people on their way to Africa.

    If you are interested in our services please do not hesitate to contact us.
     
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    riflepermits.com SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Enthusiast

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    Welcome to AH rosecitymike! Let us know if you have any questions...
     
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  11. rosecitymike

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    You can be sure I will!
     

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    Norma-USA SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Enthusiast

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  13. TROPHY SHIPPERS

    TROPHY SHIPPERS SPONSOR Since 2018 AH Veteran

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    Welcome to AH @rosecitymike! If we can be of any assistance with US Customs or shipping, please call, email, or send me a message!

    Have fun planning and enjoy the site!
     
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  14. Westfalen Hunting Safaris

    Westfalen Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Fanatic

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    Welcome, enjoy planning! Namibia offers everything that you are looking for, and more.... North Western Namibia is home to excellent FREE RANGE species including Kudu, Oryx and Hartmann's Mountain Zebra. Have a look at our website for pictures of our new lodge/ hunting facility where many families and wives were very comfortable and happy.
     

  15. Chukar

    Chukar SILVER SUPPORTER AH Veteran

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    I just returned from Namibia today, I was hunting with Kowas near Dordabis. I'm not really sure about what you are looking for, animals starving, changing behavior/patterns etc.

    I hunted several properties while there. Kowas was putting out supplemental feed to keep the critters fed. The other properties that I was on I could not see any feeders other than at cattle pens. They may have been there but I didn't see them. I also doubt that the other properties were supplemental feeding as they wanted the Oryx and Red Hartebeest gone as they were competing with their cattle for food. The Oryx and Hartebeest that I took were in good shape, no overt signs of lack of food.

    My guess is that the situation is the same across all of Namibia as the Kowas folks also are hunting up North in the Caprivi and the reports from there were the same, lack of water and feed. The animal behavior up there was changing according to the folks on the ground, but not hurting/starving the animals.

    To your original question about outfitters in Namibia, you can probably guess that I'm going to say look at Kowas for your potential trip. I had a great time. The camp was nice, the people were better. Food was great. Hunting was fantastic. Matheus was my pro for this hunt and that man is a machine. I learned so much by just listening and watching him over my time there on my first African hunt.

    That being said, all the other outfits that are described previously have some pretty good reputations also. I really don't think that you can do wrong with any of them, the wild card would be your wife and her desires for this trip. Most will bend over backwards to add in extras for the wife, you just need to ask!

    If you have any questions about Kowas, feel free to drop me a private message.

    Best of luck!
     
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  16. JOHN GRENZ

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    Welcome aboard.
     

  17. HuntingGold

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    Greetings from Klamath
    I just picked up the metal work for my 280 Ackley Imp two days ago. Just need to finish the stock and pull the trigger!

    Good luck on putting your hunt together. The planning and day dreaming is half the fun!

    Randy
     
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