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Old 06-19-2012, 11:05 AM
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You are very welcome. Glad to help. When I first went when I was 30 years old there weren't that many people going. It was a lot of learning on the fly. I had saved for 10 years to fulfill my childhood dream. Went alone, met the pro hunter and two trackers, on a puptent safari, camping in the bush out of a couple of mokurus(tree dugouts). It was an adventure and worth every cent. Went back 7 years later.


That is too cool! I'm glad you got to go and you made it all happen on your own that in itself is awesome. I couldn't afford it even if I wanted to, I really am blessed that my father covered all the expenses. We are supposed to be staying in a lodge. Nuzaam Safaris is the outfit we will be using. As fun as your making it sound I'm getting excited every moment, I have a feeling my father will want to go back again. Lol
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:09 AM
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I've got a question & maybe Grey can help answer this. I've read in many many different publications that a lot of African Guides frown upon & some flat out ban the use of muzzle brakes. I can't say how true that statement is (although it does make sense). You may contact your guide & ensure they don't have a problem with that.

PS- congrats on the African hunt, that is something I have been dreaming about for a LONG time.

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Wow, thanks for asking that question it's something I hadn't thought of... And my 7mm has a muzzle brake on it What GreyFox said makes sense though, a lot of people use them now a days. I will probably email the outfitter and ask him if they are ok with them. I will take some pictures and video for sure. Hoping to capture every moment of it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:14 AM
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Congrats on the trip. Last year I was in the East Cape. Bushbuck was 307 yards. Cull Impala 373 yards. The rest were under 200 yards. As was suggested spend lots of time on the shooting sticks. I took over a set of Trigger sticks and my sons PH bought them from me w/ his tip $. Just saw a more recent video of my PH and he is now using a set of them.
You may wish to spend a little bit of time on africahunting.com. Another free web site that I'm a member of. They have a segment on before and after the hunt. Lots of good things to know to help your trip go smoothly. I would suggest that you decide beforehand about whether you will have the taxidermy done in Africa or in the US. Pros and cons both ways. Make sure you have the form 4457 on guns Binocs and perhaps expensive cameras and scopes.
On your rifle. Some African countries have a 7mm min caliber restriction. Usually not enforced. Many times the PH will have a min caliber that he will let clients hunt with. Your 7mm will do a great job on all of the animals on your list. I'm sure you will have a great time. Good luck. Bruce

Thank you! Wow them were some pretty pokes especially on an impala. Is form 4457 for the airlines and our gear? Or something specific to the African laws? My father got $1000 towards taxidermy work here in the states with the package he bought. But I heard its not too cheap to get the animals over here. What do you suggest?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:25 AM
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Also, I forgot to ask you all. We are flying in to Johannesburg and according to the guide we don't have to take any pills or shots for malaria because of the area we will be at. Is that accurate? I don't know about having confidence in that and quite frankly I'd rather be safe than sorry. What shots and, or pills did you all take if any?
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Nuzaam Safaris is the outfit we will be using.
Perhaps it is Numzaan?

Numzaan Safaris
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:27 PM
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Also, I forgot to ask you all. We are flying in to Johannesburg and according to the guide we don't have to take any pills or shots for malaria because of the area we will be at. Is that accurate? I don't know about having confidence in that and quite frankly I'd rather be safe than sorry. What shots and, or pills did you all take if any?
I didn't require any shots, nor did my buddy on recent trips to southern Africa. I would always make sure your tetanus shots are in effect for anywhere. I personally would not get a malaria med if the pro said I didn't need one. Drugs to avoid malaria are very area dependent and they loose their immunity in time. I did take them in the areas I hunted because it was infested with malarial mosquitoes along the rivers we hunted. My second trip required a different drug, Larium, and had side lousy effects. My first trip was a quinine based drug, Methoquine, which was fine. Unfortunately the bug developed an immunity to it by the time my second trip was set. Having said all that, every person has a different view, and you should do what makes you comfortable. The CDC can tell you which drug to use for a particular part of the world.
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Perhaps it is Numzaan?

Numzaan Safaris
Yes that's it. Sorry for the misspelling lol
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