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Well it looks like I've finally managed to be able to tick off a bucket list hunt by signing up for a hunting trip to South Africa in 2020 chasing plains game with my 30/06AI for 10 days :D

Even though it's basically just 20 months away things seem to go quickly so now it's time to start looking at things that need to be done in regards to getting injections, passports, what it takes to get a rifle across there and the 40 million other things that need to be done.

Can't wait for this to happen.

On a side note the 2 mates and I are heading off back up to Queensland next month on another pig hunt and this time I will manage to actually write up and finish the hunting story. I lost the notes for the last one hence why it suddenly finished and then life got in the way with the arrival of my granddaughter.
 

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Congrats. Can't wait to hear about the trip. I made it to Angola on a humanitarian aid mission. It's quite the process to get everything arranged and there. Word of advice: hide important things in the most worn boots you have. Customs is very shady. Half each of our shipped bags never made it. They sorted through and took anything worth a buck. On return trip, I didn't wash my clothes for a couple weeks. Not one thing gone. Go figure. :cool:
 

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My Dad, raised on the ruff side of Chas SC: "I HATE a thief."
 

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Wow!

Take lots of pictures. You can omit that one where a CAPE BUFFALO is charging you - unless your gun-bearer is filiming!:D But, those of us living vicariously will want to "be there"!

Paul.
 

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A friend of mine has been there over a dozen times and told me that the expense for a good hunt starts when feet hit the ground.... Take extra cash to make sure everyone that you come across treats you well and your odds for a fantastic trip go up geometrically!
Have a fantastic time and stay safe!

Steven
 

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Already looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing the stories!
 

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Wow!

Take lots of pictures. You can omit that one where a CAPE BUFFALO is charging you - unless your gun-bearer is filiming!:D But, those of us living vicariously will want to "be there"!

Paul.
Mate I can guarantee at least 2 things that will happen if a couple of tons of Cape Buffalo decides to charge........................1 will be a high pitched scream followed by times over the 1/4 that would leave Usain Bolt looking like a walking frame user.

I only have to be faster than everybody else and that's all that matters.:D

As it stands at the moment I'm looking at around $10-15k which includes airfares, accommodation, transfers from the airport to the camp, a guide and trackers, 5 animals of my picking plus trophy fees and bringing the heads back out.
I was worried that my 30/06AI may not have been enough bang stick but I'm assured that it is and I'll be using 180gn Woodleigh's in it.
The other thing is I'll have to use shooting sticks but I can't see too much worry in this.
 
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