Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Plan to hunt africa?

Old 05-18-2008, 09:39 PM
  #1  
Giant Nontypical
Thread Starter
 
salukipv1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: IL
Posts: 6,575
Default Plan to hunt africa?

Just curious how many of you plan/expect to hunt africa? Or if you already have and if you'd go back/going back?
salukipv1 is offline  
Old 05-18-2008, 09:53 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location:
Posts: 398
Default RE: Plan to hunt africa?

I would love to hunt in Africa under normal fair chase conditions, not on some high fence ranch like 99% of the televised hunts you see on TV. Most of those hunts the outcome has been decided and paid for long before the camera starts rolling.

Just my $0.02

djschuett is offline  
Old 05-19-2008, 07:53 AM
  #3  
Dominant Buck
 
kevin1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ramsey , Indiana
Posts: 22,545
Default RE: Plan to hunt africa?

I've been to Africa as a tourist, don't care to return as a hunter, I've got much better things to spend that much coin on.
kevin1 is offline  
Old 05-19-2008, 09:16 AM
  #4  
Giant Nontypical
Thread Starter
 
salukipv1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: IL
Posts: 6,575
Default RE: Plan to hunt africa?

I think south africa is notorious for canned/high fenced hunts, not sure if they dominate in other countries of africa, I do know there are still many places to hunt in africa fair chase, though it comes at a premium $$.

My father was talking to a guy who went to south africa, took I can't remember how many animals, but a lot! Airfare, lodging, the hunts, mounting, shipping, everything cost I want to say less than $7,000. I was shocked. I agree if I hunt africa, I want to do it how it was meant to be. I know many of those high fenced places market it as you'll never see a fence...100,000 sq miles or acres etc.....but I don't buy all of that, heard from others about the animals being tame......driving out to them, pick one, shoot it.

I do want a cape buffalo though, and maybe some plains game.
salukipv1 is offline  
Old 05-19-2008, 09:21 AM
  #5  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location:
Posts: 6,331
Default RE: Plan to hunt africa?

There are other things I would rather spend my money on, if I had enough to afford such a hunt, for example a Z06 Corvette or other expensive luxuries. Realistically, I would prefer to make a bunch of other travel trips rather than hunt Africa. But this is a matter of personal preference, as in hunting generally, so I do not berate others who are inclined to hunt Africa.
Alsatian is online now  
Old 05-19-2008, 10:21 AM
  #6  
Giant Nontypical
 
rybohunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 7,208
Default RE: Plan to hunt africa?

I think it would be pretty cool to hunt Africa. If the desire grows in me a little more, I will make my way over there. Right now its still not that strong. I have some other hunting travels ranking above it. New zeland would also be pretty high on my list too.
I've heard so much trash about africa from people who have never been there. Yet anyone who actually has gone, has never had a bad thing to say.
rybohunter is offline  
Old 05-19-2008, 02:51 PM
  #7  
Typical Buck
 
cjwink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: From Texas but now reside in MS
Posts: 823
Default RE: Plan to hunt africa?

If the cost was right.. I would like to go.. Not for Elephant or Lions. I don't think I would get a thrill out of hunting dangerous game.. I would like to go for the Gazells and such..
cjwink is offline  
Old 05-19-2008, 05:14 PM
  #8  
Dominant Buck
 
Champlain Islander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: On an Island in Vermont
Posts: 21,861
Default RE: Plan to hunt africa?

I wouldn't be interested at all. I'll do all my hunting in the USA and Canada
Champlain Islander is offline  
Old 05-19-2008, 07:08 PM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
 
Lubricious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: H.R., Virginia
Posts: 1,044
Default RE: Plan to hunt africa?

Id love too but its waaaaay too expensive.
Lubricious is offline  
Old 05-19-2008, 07:29 PM
  #10  
Fork Horn
 
JakeinTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location:
Posts: 260
Default RE: Plan to hunt africa?

I would love to go, my dream animal is a big old Cape Buffalo. I have talked with a couple of guys who went and did the plains game, Gazelle, Antelope, Warthog, Gemsbok, Eland. Before plane flights got crazy you could do it for about $6k-$7k (not including Taxidermy work in the states). But now I look at a flight from San Antonio to South Africa and it was $2400 for the flight. I think you could still do it for less than $10k. Not including Cape Buffalo, they will cost you.

Jake
JakeinTX is offline  

Quick Reply: Plan to hunt africa?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.