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    Default Hunting Africa

    I'm researching hunting in Africa but cant find a hunt that I'm 100% happy with. It is easy to find the normal safari's but I want one more like a OYO / DIY type hunt (but with a guide) i.e. a challenge hunt that is also 'authentic', fair chase and wont break the bank. I'm really looking for a true 'old school' African experience and if I shoot one animal that represented an African adventure Id be more that happy.

    Anyone do a hunt like this?

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    There are a couple guys that run backpack hunts in Namibia. I looked into them a while back. If I was going alone or with a mate, that's the hunt I would do next. Zebra, klipies, gemsbok, kudu and heartebeste if i remember right. Looked like a unique hunt to me.
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    Have you contacted the PHs and talked to them? You might find them accommodating even if your preferred type of hunt is not on their website.

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    Thanks Bambistew! I found these guys which are worth lookin into (and they bowhunt) - https://www.discountafricanhunts.com...n-namibia.html

    Archer wapiti - I have talked to a few PH's but they didn't offer what I was after. But I will do some more planning and probably go back to discuss further. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Thanks Bambistew! I found these guys which are worth lookin into (and they bowhunt) - https://www.discountafricanhunts.com...n-namibia.html
    This hunt looks like a blast, I've dreamed of hunting in Africa, New Zealand and Argentina since I was a boy. Keep us in the loop if you go through with this, looks like an incredible experience.
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    I’ll keep you posted JLdemo. If I do hunt Africa it will be July 2019.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    I’ll keep you posted JLdemo. If I do hunt Africa it will be July 2019.
    My 15 yr old son, new 30 yr old son-in-law and I are just starting to plan a South African plains game hunt for July of 2019 as well. We should compare notes along the way.
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    Having worked in Africa for 4 years, I hunted extensively in 3 different countries and made some great friends and contacts. My good friend Bossie Mostart runs a great outfit in South Africa and can tailor a trip to suit your needs. He’s the most versatile PH I know. I’ve hunted with him plenty and can even be a go between to help you with the specifics of booking, payment, etc.

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    Vikingsguy - happy to share notes. Ive done a bit research already on ‘standard’ hunts and the best place I found was a low key operation in Namibia. I meet the outfitter, who basically has a hunting operation for a few months a year on his large ranch. I can send you his details if you like.

    Jeffpg - does your contact offer backpack hunts in wilderness areas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Vikingsguy - happy to share notes. Ive done a bit research already on ‘standard’ hunts and the best place I found was a low key operation in Namibia. I meet the outfitter, who basically has a hunting operation for a few months a year on his large ranch. I can send you his details if you like.

    Jeffpg - does your contact offer backpack hunts in wilderness areas?
    Yes, we have discussed this in the past, and he can certainly do this.
    I would actually be interested in doing this type of hunt there myself.
    Bossie’s the guy I’d choose to do it with too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Vikingsguy - happy to share notes. Ive done a bit research already on ‘standard’ hunts and the best place I found was a low key operation in Namibia. I meet the outfitter, who basically has a hunting operation for a few months a year on his large ranch. I can send you his details if you like.
    Thanks for the offer re: name, but due to some other related logistics, we are pretty much locked in to South Africa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffpg View Post
    Having worked in Africa for 4 years, I hunted extensively in 3 different countries and made some great friends and contacts. My good friend Bossie Mostart runs a great outfit in South Africa and can tailor a trip to suit your needs. He’s the most versatile PH I know. I’ve hunted with him plenty and can even be a go between to help you with the specifics of booking, payment, etc.
    Good to have a direct relationship connection when traveling half way around the world. Would love to hear more about this guy on the forum or PM. We are a pretty laid back crew so would be good to have a personality fit.
    "Freedom is NOT Free"

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    I spoke with Bossie about this today and he said he is eager to do this hunt and has the place in mind for it. It’s a property that I hunted for klipspringer with him, and they were very abundant there. It’s a rocky, mountainous area and leopard are also present, along with a variety of other species. It is a private property that is owned by a awesome elderly gentleman who still hikes the hills and is in incredible physical condition. He has always allowed almost zero trespass on his place and Bossie has exclusive access.

    Here’s a link to LBGS

    http://www.lbgsafaris.com/

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    Thanks. I have sent an email to Bossie.

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    Thomas McIntyre has written about DIY African hunts in, IIRC, Cameroon. So there are options if one really wanted to DIY.

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    try crimpys(kiwi cartoonist)hosts hunts every winter,,just what youre after,,when my pocket gets a bit of spare cash ill be joining him

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    Thanks for the suggestions 1pointer and Les. I’ve read about DIY in Cameroon but it seems like you need a lot of time on the ground to arrange the permits etc, which I don’t have. And Les, crimpys tours would be great fun I bet but not sure if he does wildernesss backpack type hunts, which is what I’m looking at. I might get in touch and check.

    FWIW the best option I found so far is prohunt I’m Namibia. 10 days private land backpack hunting in the Erongo Mountains.

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    What gun do you plan on taking?
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    Planning to take my bow.

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    This outfitter does backpacking hunts in Africa. James Reed did an article about his hunt there in Sports Afield. Both him and Walt Prothero are listed in the reference list.

    http://prohuntingnamibia.com/

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    Thanks 1 pointer, that is the outfitter I’m looking at, so thanks for the further info.

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