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hogdancer
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Let me get this strait, first ya'll suggest giving up beer and then Rob says giving up women as well, I really don't know about that. I'm starting to worry about you guys!

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Hogdancer, i don't mean to give up the women just don't blow all your hunting funds wine'n & dine'n them. if they love you they should be happy to just spend qt time with you. besides, hunting is much more important.

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PaleFace.. my friend.

I always thought I was the only being in the universe who placed hunting on top of the list. I think me and you, we can sit around the same fire...

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hogdancer
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I understand, my wife says that if I am going to Africa she has to go too, so we are going in July, would'nt have it any other way. She wants to shoot a zebra.

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You are all on the right track. If you want it, do it. I am heading to South Africa in June for the first time and am pumped. I figure people fall into three groups- those that say they'd like to do it and do (10%)- Those that say they'd like to do it and don't (80%)- and those that never even try(10%).I will always be in the top 10%. I work a part time job just to finance hunting. After a great DIY caribou hunt a friend said he'd love to do that. When I suggested he get a weekend job and in less than a year he could afford it, he said no way that's too much work. Sad.
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I have atrip planned, in fact since i am getting married in July I've told my wife to be I have the next 20 year trips planned. LOL For the last 5 years I've only been on yearly hog hunting tripsto Florida so i am due for a good one and Africa seems to be the ticket.

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Everything you all have said is true If you really want to go on ahunt trip any hunt trip you can do it life is to short to not enjoy what you love to do I have done this to much already I am going to Africa in August and I have heard the same thing from other people how it must be great to be able to have money to just go to hunt it's not that I am rich because I am not but I want to go there and hunt so I am going to Point is as you all have stated is that if you want it bad enough you will find a way I can't wait till august

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Hey, you guys are getting me more interested in Africa. Have a couple of friends up here who have gone and love.
My question today is- Is the rumor true that you must leave some of the meat when you shot something, I have heard that and havent had it confirmed. I know Africa , like Alaska is a big place and maybe things are different from area to area.

Thanks [Confused] [campfire]

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You don't get to bring any meat back with you as that is against both African laws to export it and US lawsto import it but I can assure you that none of it will go to waste. While in camp you will eat what is harvested and anything that the hunters don't eat is usually taken care of by the rest of the camp staff. They don't even gut animals out in the field, everything comes back whole and even the insides are eaten by the Africans. Joseph

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Tom,
Like Joseph said, nothing gets wasted there. Some folks think that as much as they spend on shooting something over there that they ought to be able to bring the meat back with them, but when you do the math it would cost you a few hundred bucks a pound to get it back home. It's good stuff, but not that good [Smile] . Eat up while you are there, then let the locals enjoy the fruits of your harvest. It's part of the reason they work so hard for you while you are there.

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Very interesting! I didn't know all this. I do love to eat fresh meat in camp. What are the hoops to jump thru to bring the trohpies home?

Thanks [campfire]

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Tom,

To answer your question about getting trophies home.

They must first be taken to a facility where the hides and capes are dipped and then they are packaged along with the horns for shipment to the states. The outfitting company you book your hunt with takes care of this and there is a per animal charge. Your trophies are then sent to an exporter who then sends them to a customs broker in the US. From the customs broker they are shipped to your taxidermist which you normally have pre-arranged before your hunt.

I only took four animals when I was there in 04. The outfitter I booked my hunt with owned his own dipping and crating company and included that in my hunt price. The cost to ship my crate with my trophies from Africa to the Chicago customs broker company my taxidermist uses $746.94. The cost of shipping and handling fees along with customs fees to ship to my Michigan taxidermist $512. My hunt took place in August my taxidermist received my trophies in June and amazingly had them completed in early August.

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Thanks for the info

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Is getting the heads back into the states in good condition a problem? I talked with a taxidermist that was working on a warthog. He said it was in real poor condition when he got it...hair falling out, etc.

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Snag, from what I can gather that is 100% dependant on the taxidermist handling the dipping & shipping. I've seen some world-class mounts done in Africa or dipped & shipped from Africa, but I've seen a fair few bald animals. The guys saving the skin don't always pay attention to what they're doing and can scrape out the folicles. Unfortunately, it's a risk you take. I was advised that I'd be less likely to be dissappointed if I had the stuff shipped to England & then mounted here. It's always going to be a gamble.

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