Record for most species taken

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  1. tigris115

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    I remembered a thread here talking about if anyone had ever hunted all the species possible on the African continent. That got me thinking and I came up with a question. Does anyone hold the record for the most animal species hunted in their lifetime? And who is this legendary hunter?
     
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  2. BWH

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    I would have to guess that Teddy Roosevelt would be high on that list..... I heard that he took a crazy amount of animals, specifically in Africa, in his lifetime. His expedition for the Smithsonian included like 11,000.... of which over 1500 was large/big game. They had to have several tons of salt shipped over for the "hunt".
     
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    This will be the most interesting fact id ever heard if you get the answer of who it is and how many species
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if he came out as #1 if someone were to tally all the results.
     
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    If we are talking about different species, then just take the list of winners of the Weatherby Award.

    To be considered a candidate, you must have hunted in all continents, and taken no less than 250/270 different species.

    You may check the list here
    https://www.weatherbyfoundation.com/previous-winners-presenters/

    By the way, the 2014 winner is a lady, Renee Snider.
     
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    I keep a record of all the large game I have hunted with a rifle, including; species, sex, year shot. I'm no where near those numbers though!
     
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    You took the words out of my mouth Nyati.



    I hunted with a 30 year old last fall that was in the 120-150 species range. (Can't remember exactly) I will never get close to that number. He had 10 or so foreign hunts already booked for 2015 at the time.

    All it takes is time, money and desire.:)

    Wonder how much money it would take these days to get to 250+ species?:eek:
     
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    Now that is an even more interesting question!

    I'm going to guess somewhere between $2-3k per species once you include travel etc.... More if you include the H&H Royal double rifles and assorted Rigby's!
     

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    There was a thread here a year or so ago about the most expensive animals to hunt. If you take ten or so of those animals you can probably get to $400,000 pretty fast.

    It would be interesting to get input from James Jeffrey or another agent. I don't know how to tag him. Can you? Or can you tell me how?
     

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    @Wheels , just put "@" and then start to type their name and it will pop up to tag.
     

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    And I'm already wondering if my $2-3k per animal is on the low side!
     

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    There are a lot of free and very cheap ones in there too.
     

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    James,

    How much do you think it would cost for a hunter to take 250+ species in this day and age? I know there is a lot of variables but do you have an educated guess?

    Thanks!
     

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    I thought about that, but a person would still have to travel to them and in most case you still have expensive travel and day fees etc.... One animal for $40k and 19 animals that are totally free is still $2k per animal...
     
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    Half a million would be a good start. By the time you add airfare and taxidermy, it begins to add up to real money.:whistle: I would just settle for the ammo needed.....
     

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    I've been to Irvin Barnharts trophy room. He has to be in the top 10 at least. Amazing place.
     
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    How many different species someone has hunted is not nearly as interesting to me as those who have taken large numbers of dangerous game. The first is largely a function of two major resources - time and money. The latter is a fast vanishing fraternity. I would love, for instance, to spend an evening with Tony Sanchez-Arino. Not so much the latest Weatherby Award winner.
     

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    I second you on that one Redleg...I had hoped to meet Harry Selby in june....was with a guy who know him pretty well but we simply did not have the time to do it..

    Sadly Harry is in a weelchair now..

    I also would want to meet Tony, he has had an amazing life in Africa..
     

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    I so envy you meeting Selby. He is one of the last of that last generation.
     

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    I agree with you Red Leg, I have met two of those +270 species hunters, very wealthy individuals, but they cannot compare with Tony, he is quite a character, willing to share is experience, and one of the few real gentlemen still around today.
     

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