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Re: Africa
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2017, 06:22:14 PM »
Iliwa father and son operation fair prices

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Re: Africa
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2017, 10:11:00 PM »
Iliwa father and son operation fair prices
Spoke with them a few years ago. Sent email requesting some info and no reply yet.

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Re: Africa
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2017, 03:05:43 AM »
the photos in the lhrbull topic below are from Chimanzi with Johann

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Re: Africa
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2017, 08:11:20 AM »
Decide first what species you want to hunt, how you want to hunt (rifle/bow), and what kind of hunting you want (high fence, or free range).  Then select a country based on those two options.  Then select a good outfitter.

Zim is nearly all free range, but travel there can be stressful due to political issues

Namibia has great free range, but some good high fence areas too

South Africa is all High Fence, and has great hunting

Go to this site for some specific questions.  http://forums.accuratereloading.com  Africa is what they specialize in

I have been 3 times, once to Namibia, and twice to Zim.  let me know if you have questions.  Common topics to think about are are:
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-travel schedule (how to mitigate issues)
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Re: Africa
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2017, 08:26:00 AM »
Contact KEN CHAPLIN...509.485.2077 or kgcfisher@amerion.com.......he's a booking agent and Ihave used him on several occasssions, so have my clients.............both in South Africa and in Namibia..........in fact we are going, on a ten day hunt  to the Limpopo area  of SA in March of 18 for the same type of hunt you are looking for at a price less than $6K.   Give him a call I have clients that have gone with him and me and my friends and on return hunts to different areas.
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Re: Africa
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2017, 08:51:57 AM »
Good to see you on here Buzzi, I am still enjoying the Elk you did for me back in 2014!

If you need a good local Taxidermist who has experience with African Game, Buzzi would be a great contact - I have seen his work and it is very good.  It is important to get a taxidermist who has experience with African game.  The hair is very short and thin-quite different than North American game.  Hair slip is common due to the way things are treated in the field with the hot weather so it takes a good taxi to repair that kind of damage.  It is also important to get someone who knows how to pose them so they look natural.

Enjoy your trip!
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Re: Africa
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2017, 01:10:36 PM »
Went last year with http://theronafricansafaris.co.za we had the time of our lives.

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Re: Africa
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2017, 09:22:31 AM »
I thought I would save money by having a taxidermist in South Africa and they mixed up my kudu, gemsbok and springbok with someone else's.  So keep that in mind.

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Re: Africa
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2017, 09:27:22 AM »
I thought I would save money by having a taxidermist in South Africa and they mixed up my kudu, gemsbok and springbok with someone else's.  So keep that in mind.

I have heard of that happening on a fairly regular basis. I know there is a few guys on here that have not got the animals they harvested back, rather someone else's.
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Re: Africa
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2017, 08:47:18 AM »
Thanks for all the great info. I am currently leaning towards frontier safaris.

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Re: Africa
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2017, 03:05:59 PM »
We have decided to go with Iliwa Safaris.

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Re: Africa
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2017, 04:00:35 PM »
Solid choice from what my research was able to turn up.  Should be a great hunt, do you have the dates picked out yet?

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Re: Africa
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2017, 09:41:14 AM »
August 5th give or take a day for the start of the hunt.

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Re: Africa
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2017, 07:34:59 PM »
Contact KEN CHAPLIN...509.485.2077 or kgcfisher@amerion.com.......he's a booking agent and Ihave used him on several occasssions, so have my clients.............both in South Africa and in Namibia..........in fact we are going, on a ten day hunt  to the Limpopo area  of SA in March of 18 for the same type of hunt you are looking for at a price less than $6K.   Give him a call I have clients that have gone with him and me and my friends and on return hunts to different areas.
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this is who I went with as well, he recommended Custom travel who gave very good instructions on getting guns through quickly & the gal who worked there saved me a bundle by having me wait a few weeks for the price of airfare to drop which she knew it would. I took my family & had a great time & my 11 year-old girl & 8 year-old boy got to hunt as well.
I thought I would save money by having a taxidermist in South Africa and they mixed up my kudu, gemsbok and springbok with someone else's.  So keep that in mind.

I have heard of that happening on a fairly regular basis. I know there is a few guys on here that have not got the animals they harvested back, rather someone else's.
I went with Black Bear taxidermy in SA who ironically studied taxidermy in Thompson Falls MT. anyway he switched my gorgeous Kudu cape for one that looks like it was drug a ways & my Impala which was beautiful for one that was obviously in more than a few fights. thousands of miles away & no real recourse. but I figured too many mounts I see done here don't look right & he sees them in the bush all the time, he knows what they look like. your decision, but I would take thousands of pictures, dip pack & ship capes & provide pictures to taxi.
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Re: Africa
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2017, 10:04:31 PM »
damn good advice runningboard. I'll remember that when I go over there.  :tup:

 

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