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You would be lucky to even find a wet spot on the ground after African game is shot. Even elephant, 24hrs later not even a fly on ground. Locals eat most anything except cats, bushpigs,baboons and the varmints,jackals and hyenas. I've eaten elephant, hippo, buffalo nuts you name it and all the African game is great eating. Hard to beat a good Eland backstrap or a warthog roasted on the pit. Lite, Africa is a wonderful place, take your wife and enjoy!

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wow.... reading this after 8 years. lol. I was such an inquisitive young man. Got surprised with a divorce that year. Never saw the dark continent. Back in the woods with my same long bow, this time with my best friend. The baby in my pics. Hes 9 now. life is good. [Smile]
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G'day mate, glad to hear you're in the woods with your young bloke and your longbow! Hope you can keep the African dream alive! It's a wonderful place, and I hope you can find a way to go.

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Yeah nothing goes to waste - ill second zebra tenderloin as being some of the best meat I have ever eaten. I have had giraffe biltong too, very good.

If you go on a hunt there you will probably be fed the more choice parts (tenderloins) of what you or hunters in your party kill. The rest is divvied up to the farm workers or nearby villages. An elephant seems like such a majestic thing to hunt and kill, but then to see 2 or three villages smiling so big when they come to harvest the meat and the lengths that animal will feed the area and the harvest fee will go into programs for the villages. Hunting is really a good thing there.

Also I was raised to eat what you kill, but as I got older I realized how much bologna that really is. Hunt and trap things all the time I have no intention of eating, coyote for example, rats, muskrats, otter. But their hides go to use; I just ain't eatin them.!! Yuk!

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Ray, if you are doing the cooking that coyote would no doubt be great!
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Yes. Nothing goes to waste, like they say. But, I'm similar. I was raised that you take it home, package it up, and eat it during the winter. So, I am still a little "bummed" that I could not bring any meat home with me - this was a different experience for me.

I think the real issue is not whether or not the meat is wasted but whether the predation of a species is such that the species is sustainable. The system in South Africa, and a couple other countries today has allowed for the planes game to be not just "sustainable" but to augment in numbers. This is a good thing, in my estimation. In countries like Kenya, where hunting has been outlawed, the various game species have been steadily decreasing in numbers - mostly because these animals have no value to the local people....

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I killed a Elephant.
We went back the next day and there was nothing left but the grass that had been in the belly.
Everything was gone, not so much as a toe nail remained

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Killed a Jackal in June in Nabibmia. The P.H. was Estactic!! 32 yds. Missed him 1st. time. He said shoot!! I sliced Him Bad along the shoulders. wasn't a take down shot but the P.H. laughed his Ass off!! Said No Matter, If the other Jackals don't eat him the infection will kill him. Told me it was the Best Shot he'd ever seen!!

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