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I wanted to say thanks for having me and I looked forward to researching and learning as much as possible.
I am in the process of planning my first trip to the Dark Continent. I am considering Crusier Safaris for my outfitter and plan on doing either the 8 or 10 day package. I hope to take a kudu, zebra, blue wildebeest, impala, warthog, bushbuck, and possibly a nyala.
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Welcome to AH REB1136! Glad to have you as part of our community. Exciting times for you, enjoy the planning and preparation.
 

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Welcome to AH! I think that is fantastic selection of animals for a first hunt.
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome!!! I think the biggest thing I am having alittle trouble with is the whole process of getting things back to the states. I am undecided on if I should dip and ship and have my stuff sent back here to the states or if I should let Highveld do my work. I would love to hear some of you guys opinions that have experience with this. Please feel free to message me
 

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I decided to do our with Hunters and Collectors in Port Elizabeth. My thinking was that I (in order of importance) wanted to support the local economy for hosting us, they came recommended by our PH @KMG Hunting Safaris, and I figured a local would have a different eye for the animal. I do not have our animals back yet but I felt very comfortable dealing with them. Good luck and enjoy the prep.
 

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Of your list of animals which one is at the top?
 

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Welcome to the best hunting site, Africa and otherwise. I'm just down the road from you in Pensacola. Out of the country right now, back at the end of November. Will try to link up with you then!!!
 

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Welcome to the best hunting site, Africa and otherwise. I'm just down the road from you in Pensacola. Out of the country right now, back at the end of November. Will try to link up with you then!!!
I'm over your way quite a bit fishing. Have you been hunting in Africa?
 

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Welcome sir. Your fear of what do do with your trophies is a subject that has been discussed here many times and sometimes opinions can get heated on this subject. I can tell you this comes down to two things. Price and superior quality. I hunted Namibia last year and harvested 6 trophies. I had them sent back to my taxidermist here in the states. My final bill on mounting ,shipping ,and dip/ pack will easily exceed 14k. Granted I did a triple pedestal so that ran into a little more money, but nevertheless having them done here is definitely much more expensive. Do your homework on this. If you can live with " good " taxidermy I would recommend Relive African taxidermy in Port Elizabeth. Several members have had done work by them with excellent results. I left 2 trophies with them several months ago when I did a mini safari. But best of all, remember one thing.....?You only get one first safari. Enjoy it!
 

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I'm over your way quite a bit fishing. Have you been hunting in Africa?
My first trip will be with my son July 3-8 with Pawprint Safaris.
 

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Welcome sir. Your fear of what do do with your trophies is a subject that has been discussed here many times and sometimes opinions can get heated on this subject. I can tell you this comes down to two things. Price and superior quality. I hunted Namibia last year and harvested 6 trophies. I had them sent back to my taxidermist here in the states. My final bill on mounting ,shipping ,and dip/ pack will easily exceed 14k. Granted I did a triple pedestal so that ran into a little more money, but nevertheless having them done here is definitely much more expensive. Do your homework on this. If you can live with " good " taxidermy I would recommend Relive African taxidermy in Port Elizabeth. Several members have had done work by them with excellent results. I left 2 trophies with them several months ago when I did a mini safari. But best of all, remember one thing.....?You only get one first safari. Enjoy it!
Thank you for sharing. I have already read several post on this subject and have seen how they can get alittle crazy.
 

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NTH, Just found your message. I hunt with Eland Pro Safaris in Namibia. Wide selection of game and great folks. Hell my PH and his family ARE adopted family, LOL! I book people to hunt with them and should you be interested I'd be happy to meet and discuss a trip. Anyway all the best to you and give me a shout sometime. Bye for now.
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Nice “meeting” you Rick. I made my first trip to S. Africa this year through Kuche Safaris. We had an incredible time. What outfitter do you use? Neal
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