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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2023, 06:46:57 AM »
Nice job mike, looks like you had a heck of a time.
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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2023, 07:09:02 AM »
Awesome stuff, some fine animals there

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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2023, 08:24:44 AM »
Awesome!  How much roughly does something like that cost?  I've been wanting to take a trip there forever and would like to bring my dad for his 70th birthday, just wanted a general idea on what I need to save up.  Any input helps, thank you. 

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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2023, 12:41:45 PM »
Awesome!  How much roughly does something like that cost?  I've been wanting to take a trip there forever and would like to bring my dad for his 70th birthday, just wanted a general idea on what I need to save up.  Any input helps, thank you.
you could spend 5000 or 100000 all depends on where you go and what you want to accomplish . So many options . If you want to chat about send me pm

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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2023, 01:50:31 PM »
Fantastic trip, Congratulations!
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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2023, 02:58:49 PM »
Beautiful animals! Congratulations!

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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2023, 03:40:03 PM »
Awesome!  How much roughly does something like that cost?  I've been wanting to take a trip there forever and would like to bring my dad for his 70th birthday, just wanted a general idea on what I need to save up.  Any input helps, thank you.


South Africa seemed actually inexpensive compared to other guided hunts when I went. Took a dozen animals for the cost of what I see a lot of guided elk hunts advertised for. Of course it depends on what and how many you shoot 😂 itís expensive compared to a diy hunt in your home state but I thought it was a good deal for what we got. I took my Dad on the Africa hunt as well. Go for it totally worth it

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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2023, 08:06:04 AM »
Those are awesome. I love the red hartebeest. Congratulations.
thankyou!  Iím gonna try and put another trip together for next year or 2025 . If people are interested Iíll have the outfitter come to my house so folks can talk to him and have some cocktails .


I'm interested if it ends up being in 2025.
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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2023, 10:24:07 AM »
Sable and a Kudu? Sign me up!

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$2500? I was so mad I didnt buy it the next morning!

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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2023, 10:27:41 AM »
Wow, looks like a nice trip! 

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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2023, 10:44:14 AM »
Sable and a Kudu? Sign me up!

Best deal on an African Safari - Washington Wild Sheep Banquet

$2500? I was so mad I didnt buy it the next morning!
In most parts of Africa there are no bag limits. You can shoot as many animals as you are willing to pay for. As a result, many African outfitters donate hunts to organizations such as Wild Sheep in the expectation that once the hunter arrives, he will shoot more animals than the donated hunt offers. If a hunter comes to South Africa and shoots just the sable and kudu included in that donated hunt the outfitter would almost certainly lose money.

Iíve seen quite a few Africa hunts goes for very little money at these types of auctions, in some cases less than $1000. There are always the added costs of airfare, tips, and taxidermy that donated hunts donít typically include. If a hunter is willing to restrict himself to how many animals he shoots, and limits the number of animals mounted an African hunt can be done for a very reasonable cost.
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2023, 12:47:57 PM »
I have proven to have very poor self-control...

Africa is like this:
Imagine if you will, a trophy Elk hunt.  While sitting in the blind on this hunt, looking over several Trophy Elk, a magnificent Mule deer walks by.  The guide says, "would you like to take that Mule deer?"  You say, "Why yes.  Yes I would...."

And that is how I ran out of house for taxidermy.
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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2023, 01:48:06 PM »
I have proven to have very poor self-control...

Africa is like this:
Imagine if you will, a trophy Elk hunt.  While sitting in the blind on this hunt, looking over several Trophy Elk, a magnificent Mule deer walks by.  The guide says, "would you like to take that Mule deer?"  You say, "Why yes.  Yes I would...."

And that is how I ran out of house for taxidermy.
[/quote. Thatís a very true statement ! Itís a good thing I just built and extra large house with a trophy room. And then when I fill that up I will put them anywhere and everywhere 🤣

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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2023, 02:05:48 PM »
I have proven to have very poor self-control...

Africa is like this:
Imagine if you will, a trophy Elk hunt.  While sitting in the blind on this hunt, looking over several Trophy Elk, a magnificent Mule deer walks by.  The guide says, "would you like to take that Mule deer?"  You say, "Why yes.  Yes I would...."

And that is how I ran out of house for taxidermy.
Yes, and there are outfitters that take advantage of this. "Oh my that's the largest kudu we've seen this year. You MUST take it!"  My advice is to have a budget, talk with the outfitter in advance to be clear about it, and then plan to spend a little more.
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

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Re: 2023 South Africa trip success
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2023, 02:06:21 PM »
I have proven to have very poor self-control...

Africa is like this:
Imagine if you will, a trophy Elk hunt.  While sitting in the blind on this hunt, looking over several Trophy Elk, a magnificent Mule deer walks by.  The guide says, "would you like to take that Mule deer?"  You say, "Why yes.  Yes I would...."

And that is how I ran out of house for taxidermy.

Note to self, do NOT let my wife see Rob's post!!  :)
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