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  1. OSS32

    OSS32 New Member

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    Hi,

    I've read a few threads on here in preparation for Africa, I had a few specific questions so decided to sign up.

    ..... I'm in the UK. I hunt Roe Deer mainly (3 - 4 times a week) + the occasional muntjac (they are new to my area), Red deer when I have time, Fallow likewise and foxes when they pop their little ginger heads!

    I have always lived in the country and hunted, as my father was a forestry manager. In fact during the 70's he was a parks warden in Swaziland. He always promised to trek me back but due to ill health has never managed it.

    I hold all the UK deer (large game) management qualifications and occasionally guide guests in the UK.

    I have only been to Africa when I was in the Army (now that's a different type of hunting).

    I have started to work all over the world and my company manufactures some specialist hunting equipment (legislatively driven larder equipment, rifle stocks, sticks) however they are a (very) small part of the business - stemming from my hunting.*

    Luckily (with a little bit of judgment) our foreign subsidiaries are run by hunters!! So as a business we have our own grounds in: France - deer and boar (stalked, driven, bow and rifle)
    Spain - driven boar and deer
    New Zealand - deer, pigs, feral cats..... We have a business in Australia also ( but he doesn't hunt so I limit my trips there so they are to and from NZ!

    Obvious we have the UK also.

    I am hoping to spend about 6 months in SA setting up our new business over there, however would really like to safari in Moz.

    And I think other than calibres and the usual guff that's a fairly comprehensive intro!

    * we make specialist decontamination equipment.
     
  2. bluey

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    gday oss32
    welcome and enjoy AH
    good luck with your moz adventure
    would like to see some of your hunting pictures and read of some of over seas hunts,
    specially the roe deer and muntjac
     
  3. OSS32

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    Thanks bluey,

    I'll pop something up but wouldn't know where to put it.

    There are probably many UK people here who could add their experience of stalking Roe and munty. I think the variability in terrain in the UK alone makes the hunting very different across locations.

    I think the Roe deer would be interesting to those who hunt the smaller PG, dukier etc. they are crafty, small, fast and very aware.
     
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    Welcome to AH OSS32!

    Sounds like yo're living the dream - doing what most people only dream of doing! Enjoy your work, and embrace every second!!!
     
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    Welcome to AH OSS32! Sounds like you have an interesting job with all the travel to hunting country's. If you have a website add it in your signature so we can have a look. We would also love to see some pics of the animals you've taken.
     
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    Welcome to AH...:)

    Mozambique is quite tricky right now with the rebel front on the south trying to split the country into two parts. I am not sure what that will obtain.

    However, There are some northern concessions that would be a great hunting experience. You have not said what you will be going after specifically.

    so there is Elephant - Lion - Leopard & Cape Buffalo available on quota so you will need to look around.

    Hippo is closed from what i have read, however BIG Crocodile are available.

    A variety of plains game is also available.

    the part for you will be to look at the different hunting concessions that have different offerings and you will need to look at what your primary trophy will be and then be guided on the following plains game that is available.

    good luck (y)
     
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    Welcome,

    Please feel free to send me a private message if you are still looking for quotes , ill be more than happy to answer all your questions and guide you through booking your hunt.
     
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    Welcome to the posting side of AH.

    Great plan, since you are going to be in the neighbourhood.

    Jaco at Kwalata Wilderness has an operation/concession in Mozambique.
    Have a search round here as there are several others that can offer hunts.

    Good luck.
     
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