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Thread: Out of africa

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    Boolit Master
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    Thanks again to all of you for putting up with my long winded report, I'm sure some of you could have swam to Africa in the time it took to read it. Prices are really low right now & while I expect them to go up I still think they will be a bargain for at least another year because of covid.
    If you've been vaccinated & have a passport you are perfectly safe to go, just pick the package that suits you with Mothswhere & do it. I wish I could have taken even more photo's but we would have had to stop the truck & go back & you just can't do it, you have to keep going but there's so much to see!
    We saw many, many women washing their clothes in the rivers & hanging the clothes on the rocks or bushes to dry. Now the water doesn't just have fish in there, it also has Croc's & Hippo's in there as well. Maybe there's warning signs, I don't know but most Croc's & Hippo's can't read. I know my friend Fred that shot the 14' Croc took it from the same river where the women were washing, yikes!!
    Many of these people lived in tin sheds with dirt floors, some lived under tarps with dirt floors & they cooked outside over wood fire pits. You just have to see the culture, telling it doesn't really sink in.









    Dick
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    Just a few questions.

    How was the security situation?
    What happens to the meat from the critters that are killed?
    What about trophies? How expensive is it for mounts and getting them home?

    How was getting your guns through the airlines and customs coming and going?

    Thanks
    You'll go far providin' you ain't burnt alive or scalped."

    Will Geer as Bear Claw in "Jeramiah Johnson"

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    I've always loved reading about African Hunting since first picking up Dad's American Hunter Magazines with Finn Agaard as one of their lead contributors. Then a friend introduced me to Peter Hathaway Capstick's tomes that carried my thoughts to the varied scenes of that distant land. Bell of Africa, even Blixin, who was the light villian in Out of Africa, the movie, was portrayed in a different light by his nephew's book. Fuel for the imagination all these years. Will I ever make the trip? Not sure, but reading of your rewarding adventure is pure enjoyment. Good for you.

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    thumbcocker, security is fine, when you land at the airport in JB your PH will be standing there at customs to help you retrieve your guns & help you get everything gathered up & out of the airport. They have their own van & parking area & you go right out to it & make a 4 hour drive north to their lodge which is very secure & very remote. The area is enclosed my several remote controlled, locked gates and you pass through about 4 of them.
    This is wild, remote country & once you get there the closest town is about 60 miles as near as I could tell. There's lots of land & lots of game, what ever you want, you will get it. The meat is taken care of as soon as it's shot & we ate it every day & it was simply amazing. The chef working there could work at any fine restaurant in the states, it was over the top good. Nothing goes to waste, the Africans will even eat the tail or intestines if you give it to them they are so hungry for meat.
    The heads & hides are kept for 2 months, dipped & dried for parasites then either mounted there or shipped to about 4-5 different shipping points in the US to be delivered wherever you choose.
    It's much cheaper to have them tanned there, if you want them mounted it's up to you. I've always had mine done here but they do excellent work in Africa as well, then they crate them up & ship them to the different ports in the US.
    Prices are way down, maybe they will go up some but I expect them to stay down some for at least another year, if you want to go, don't wait, it won't last forever. Call Scott in Utah at the name I gave above or PM me & I'll put you in touch with either him or Bob Grace, they are the agents in the states for Motswhere Safaris in Africa. I don't know how it could be any better, it's 5 star all the way, from food to rooms to hunting.

    Dick

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    Thank you.

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    Will Geer as Bear Claw in "Jeramiah Johnson"

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