Thats something I am worried about. I dont wont to piss the PH off as the hunt is 16 days long and I know we are going to see a lot of shooters .Dory
Make your self a budget and a priority list and stay on line.
Try to have a good idea of what is a good or exceptional trophy. And ask your PH what he estimates the animal to be before making the decision to shoot or not shoot.
One year while hunting we continually were bumping into Kudu's, i let my PH know that if it was not at least 55" i was not interested. I had a Kudu hunt lined up for the following year. Again study pictures and know what a good trophy looks like.
On Zebra, i wanted one with out ghost stripes and was able to get one. You have to look a little longer to find what you are looking for.
Giraffe, if you are looking for a color phase like a black one, turn down the others that present them selves to you and your PH.
I have done the questions as why this trophy is better than this one and your PH should have a good answer for you. We sat and debated the differences on 3 Red Hartebeest bulls all 3 were nice trophy's. 2 were better than the 3rd. I picked the one on the left and the PH picked the one on the right, we had a discussion why his was better than the other. Body size and color of the flat-skin, horns were evenly matched. Therefor, i went with his choice.
We also discussed young and long vs old and better mass, as we did come across some young bulls that had long thin horns.
I know i have made a few PH angry when i did not shoot something that they wanted me to shoot. again i stick to my priority list and will change out a animal if something really stand out.