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Fjold
01-02-2009, 6:48 PM
I went to Namibia last summer and I posted a hunt report but here are some other pictures from the hunt.

Here's Africa:
Giraffe (didn't hunt them)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/Giraffe-1.jpg
Baboon, The rule on the farms there are if you see a baboon you kill it. They are the most destructive animals, they'll destroy phone lines, water pipes, roofing, windows, anything with wires, etc.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/Baboon2.jpg
I'm standing next to the zebra that I shot and the white dot in the middle of this picture is the truck driving by the tree that I was standing next to when I shot the zebra (at 302 yards)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/BringingTruck.jpg

klikoman
01-02-2009, 6:52 PM
were's the animals that you shot?

Fjold
01-02-2009, 6:53 PM
Here's the professional hunter (PH) that I hunted with (Francois Marais) and his Toyota Land Cruiser diesel, all the vehicles there are right hand drive because they drive on the left.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/LunchBreak.jpg
Here's a sunset over the Kalahari Desert:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/KalahariSunset2.jpg
Here is a small herd of Springbok walking through the grass in the "Strada" between the sand dunes:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00554.jpg

parcours
01-02-2009, 6:56 PM
Where's the blood???

Fjold
01-02-2009, 6:58 PM
Here's my Kudu, just an average mature kudu bull.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00503.jpg

Here's the shot, 80 yards running right to left, with the 375 H&H magnum using my 300 grain Barnes TSX handloads:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00502.jpg

professorhard
01-02-2009, 7:01 PM
Nice Kudu that thing is huge!

stphnman20
01-02-2009, 7:04 PM
Nice pics!

JohnnyRooks
01-02-2009, 7:05 PM
how much did you spend in your african hunting trip? :D

just give us an estimate...:rolleyes:

Fjold
01-02-2009, 7:06 PM
Here's my Gemsbok (also called an Oryx). He's an old man with the top 6" of horns worn down and the bases cracked from fighting during breeding season.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00471.jpg
Here's the shot. The first shot was made at 150 yards walking left to right but I clipped a thorn branch on the way. The bullet hit 6" further forward than I wanted and actually tumbled hitting him sideways. A second shot at about 175 yards on the run, hit him in the belly and exited through the left lung. The third shot at about 225 yards also on the run, slid right in under the armpit and cut the top of his heart off. Did I mention how tough African animals are? Three 300 grain TSX bullets before he went down.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00479.jpg

Fjold
01-02-2009, 7:12 PM
how much did you spend in your african hunting trip? :D

just give us an estimate...:rolleyes:


The hunt itself was about $5,000, plus $1600 for airline tickets, a couple of hundred bucks for souvenirs and I left $600 in tips.

I also have over $1,000 in Taxidermy that will be coming in April plus another $1,000 or so for the shipping of the trophies.

Fjold
01-02-2009, 7:17 PM
Here's my Burchell's Zebra. I shot him from the shooting sticks, standing at 302 yards. He's an old herd stallion with half of his right ear bitten off and scars all over his neck from fighting for his harem.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00433.jpg
Zebra have a built in aiming spot. The white triangle on the point of the shoulder. I held 10" high and 8" left because of the distance and wind and hit it within an inch of where I wanted it to go.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00429.jpg

Fjold
01-02-2009, 7:21 PM
Here's my Springbok, he missed SCI gold status by half an inch but coincidently he had broken over 1/2" off the tip of his left horn.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00570.jpg
He was shot at 260 yards with my 300 WSM using 180 grain Partition handloads. He was another old man with hardly any teeth left in his mouth and a beat up set of chipped and cracked horns.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00579.jpg

Fjold
01-02-2009, 7:24 PM
Here's my warthog, just an average boar.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00624.jpg
The shot was 150 yards standing off the shooting sticks as he walked up a hillside. The Partition broke his spine, bang, flop. The little Jack Russell Terrier in the picture is what the Afrikaans use for trailing and holding wounded animals and for finding the down animals. They love to hunt but unfortunately rarely last more than 4-5 seasons before a wounded animals gets them.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00617.jpg

Fjold
01-02-2009, 7:28 PM
Here's how you load a Zebra into the back of a truck. After they got done, I asked Francois why he didn't park on the downhill side to load it?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/ZebraLoad.jpg
Here's a jackal that we shot on a night hunt. Sitting in the dark, in leopard country and making wounded animal noises with a Foxpro caller. Afterwards I was thinking that probably was not the brightest thing to do.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00516.jpg

andrewj
01-02-2009, 7:36 PM
Zebra have a built in aiming spot. The white triangle on the point of the shoulder. I held 10" high and 8" left because of the distance and wind and hit it within an inch of where I wanted it to go.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00429.jpg

Great shooting! :eek:

Fjold
01-02-2009, 7:38 PM
Here's a monitor lizard I chased down to get a picture. He was about 4" long and fast. I also walked to within 10' of a Cape Cobra but I didn't hang around trying to get it to pose for a picture as they are a species of spitting cobra.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/MonsterLizard.jpg
Right before dinner at one of the lodges. Clockwise from the left around the table. My PH Francois, Jimmie, a trophy hunter from Hungary and his friend Tio (something or other), they were there hunting leopard and had baits hanging and sitting in the blinds at night, while we were hunting plains game during the day. The last guy Jean, is an apprentice PH who was learning how to mix drinks.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00630.jpg

.22guy
01-02-2009, 7:43 PM
You got to shoot all those animals for 5 grand? That doesn't seem bad at all. Thanks for sharing.

gn3hz3ku1*
01-02-2009, 7:46 PM
are any of these things good eating?

Fjold
01-02-2009, 7:47 PM
Here's a small herd of Gemsbok running away as we walked over the top of a hill.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/GemsbokHill.jpg
Here's one of the mountains that I chased my kudu over. The bulls like to lay in the shade of the bluffs where they can watch anything trying to climb up to them, like mule deer.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00463.jpg

Here's some more country that I walked to get back to the truck after my PH decided that the kudu that we had been stalking on foot for the last three hours wasn't big enough. In the middle of the picture there are two zebra watching us.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/ZebraFar2.jpg

Fjold
01-02-2009, 7:51 PM
are any of these things good eating?

The tenderloins of the Gemsbok was very good. Mild tasting, kind of a cross between Elk and Beef. The Kudu was very similar to Elk, nothing that I tried was "Gamey" tasting at all except for some dried meat (Biltong) that was made from some antelope that I didn't shoot.

Fjold
01-02-2009, 7:56 PM
Here's my Steenbok again. He's a monster for his species and my PH talked me into getting a shoulder mount of him made as he said that I would never get a better one.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00608.jpg
The shot was offhand at about 80 yards and I was told to shoot him further back so that the cape wouldn't be ruined since I was carrying my 375 H&H magnum at the time. Here's the exit hole.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/Steenbokexit.jpg

5968
01-02-2009, 8:52 PM
Very nice hunt. I hope one day to get over there and enjoy a hunt like yours.

ElToro
01-02-2009, 9:16 PM
wow about $8500 out the door. thats really not bad for a plains game hunt and about 10 animals or so.
i think a lot of guys think, oh an African hunt, well i dont have 60K laying around for an elephant hunt but if i didnt buy any guns this year and saved a little bit each month i could probly do it next summer. hell i could spend half that on a nice guided hunt here in the states on 1 species

thanks for your pics. thats cool you came within 1/2 inch of the national record on that Steenbok

Salty
01-05-2009, 6:24 PM
wow about $8500 out the door. thats really not bad for a plains game hunt and about 10 animals or so....

...hell i could spend half that on a nice guided hunt here in the states on 1 species


My thoughts exactly. I'm pretty blown away by the price considering what people are charging in the states. Here they are slowly turning hunting into a rich man's sport. :(

Vigilante
01-05-2009, 6:50 PM
Here they are slowly turning hunting into a rich man's sport. :(

Again.

Axewound
01-05-2009, 6:51 PM
wow i hope to embark on an adventure like that soon

Fjold
01-05-2009, 6:59 PM
There are hunts in South Africa and Namibia for 5-6 animals that will run as low as $3500 because the US dollar is stronger now against the other currencies. I decided about three years ago to get to Africa and go hunting before they (people like Robert Mugabe, the dictator in Zimbabwe) ruin it.

Axewound
01-05-2009, 7:27 PM
did you need a visa or any type of permission, documentation, do u have a company or website name?

Seesm
01-05-2009, 9:24 PM
very cool hunt....

LkPillsburyDude
01-05-2009, 9:29 PM
Awesome pics, looks like you had a great time! Man that is one BA Landcruiser, what I would give to have that in the states...

DVLDOC
01-05-2009, 9:34 PM
Cool pics, Frank!

JohnnyRooks
01-05-2009, 9:40 PM
The hunt itself was about $5,000, plus $1600 for airline tickets, a couple of hundred bucks for souvenirs and I left $600 in tips.

I also have over $1,000 in Taxidermy that will be coming in April plus another $1,000 or so for the shipping of the trophies.


not too bad at all... good kills and enjoy your trophies...:thumbsup:

mark2203
01-05-2009, 9:55 PM
I see you have what looks like your trusted hunting beagle with you.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00617.jpg[/QUOTE]

Whitesmoke
01-05-2009, 10:02 PM
do you eat the zebra? Pretty cool hunt for the money!

Vigilante
01-06-2009, 6:08 PM
do you eat the zebra? Pretty cool hunt for the money!

I used to work with a guy that shot and ate a zebra on safari. He said that it was delicious, but apparently the locals, or at least the ones that he spoke to, wont touch the stuff.

Paradiddle
01-06-2009, 6:54 PM
Fantastic phoots. I'm very jealous - that is one place I will definately go before I die.

I've also read that Zebra is very good.

Jeff

scombs263
01-06-2009, 7:21 PM
How about a baboon that was shot? Any pictures of that?

Fjold
01-06-2009, 7:27 PM
did you need a visa or any type of permission, documentation, do u have a company or website name?

There are no visa requirements to enter Namibia. You have to have a gun permit which your Outfitter will email to you (I could do it also as I saved it on my computer), you fill out the form yourself with the information (address in Namibia, etc) that your outfitter will send you) and show the guns serial numbers and the license to the police at the baggage claim in the airport when you fly in.

I hunted with http://www.huntingsafaris.net/ but there are a lot of good outfitters.

The very best way right now to find a deal on a hunt is to go to www.accuratereloading.com and register (join) there. Go to the forums and under "Hunting" click on "Outfitters Offered and discounted hunts" and just post that you are interested in a plains game hunt in Namibia or South Africa in 2009 or 2010. It's best to list what animals you are interested in and how long you want the hunt to be. Usually 5-10 days is a standard length for 5-7 animals.

The other thing to do is once you find a hunt that interests you, type the company or outfitter's name in their search field and you will usually find a lot of reviews of them.

Interestingly most outfitters there are set up to handle single hunters or small groups, where I stayed there were beds enough for four people in the entire camp. Most experienced African hunters like to have the entire camp to themselves and the most people I would consider going with is one or two guys that I knew really well. You don't want to have any personality clashes to interfere with your hunt. It's like having one hunter per professional hunter (1x1) or going with 2x1 because you save $500 on the price of the hunt. When that trophy of a lifetime appears, you better hope that it's your turn or really good friends with the other guy so that you can be happy for him.

Fjold
01-06-2009, 7:33 PM
I had a clean miss on the only baboon that wasn't at a dead run when I saw it and let's just say that the 375 H&H is not the best choice for 400+ yard shots at that size target.

I didn't try the Zebra meat, I told my PH that I would eat anything that he would and I wanted to try all the different foods that I could but zebra didn't make it to the menu. It went into the cold room to hang and probably went straight from there to the market.

Salty
01-06-2009, 7:39 PM
So is there the option of having the meat shipped back to you in the US?

Fjold
01-06-2009, 8:37 PM
So is there the option of having the meat shipped back to you in the US?

No, it is illegal to bring any meat or meat products into the US. Whatever you don't eat there either goes to the land owner, is sold in the market or if you are hunting a tribal concession it goes to the tribespeople.

Typically a portion of the trophy fees that you pay go to the landowner, tribe etc. and in the case of a tribal concession it is usually their only source of income. The tribes manage their game and keep the poachers out to maintain that constant income stream.

Salty
01-06-2009, 9:26 PM
No, it is illegal to bring any meat or meat products into the US. Whatever you don't eat there either goes to the land owner, is sold in the market or if you are hunting a tribal concession it goes to the tribespeople.

Typically a portion of the trophy fees that you pay go to the landowner, tribe etc. and in the case of a tribal concession it is usually their only source of income. The tribes manage their game and keep the poachers out to maintain that constant income stream.

Ah ok. :thumbsup:

aplinker
01-07-2009, 2:02 AM
Thanks for sharing your pics and experiences.

skateboarder74
01-07-2009, 8:53 AM
Why would you shoot a Zebra?
Great pictures. I am very envious of you.
Thanks Frank!

ivanimal
01-07-2009, 9:42 AM
Why would you shoot a Zebra?
Great pictures. I am very envious of you.
Thanks Frank!

I hope this question was asked as an interested hunter and not a troll for an argument. The pictures and explanations have been exceptional and although I am not a trophy hunter I understand the addiction totally. Very nice hunt Frank and I see why your motto is 375H&H one rifle one planet. One day I will hunt Africa.:)

skateboarder74
01-07-2009, 11:33 AM
I hope this question was asked as an interested hunter and not a troll for an argument. The pictures and explanations have been exceptional and although I am not a trophy hunter I understand the addiction totally. Very nice hunt Frank and I see why your motto is 375H&H one rifle one planet. One day I will hunt Africa.:)

Not looking for an agument in the least.

Fjold
01-07-2009, 1:29 PM
I shot a zebra because they are a challenging animal to hunt. I was hunting on a 15,000 acre, low fenced, cattle ranch and all the grazing animals compete with the rancher's cattle for food and water so he has to do a balancing act between the amount of wild game on his property and the amount of feed and water that his cattle don't get.

We walked a mile stalking this stallion and the closest that we could get was 302 yards where I made my shot. The hide is being tanned and will be a rug in my gun room.

skateboarder74
01-07-2009, 1:46 PM
My best shot was at around 60yrds. I can't imagine 300+! Great shot and thanks aging for the pictures! Do you have a picture of the Zebra? Or can you post one of the hide when you get it back?

ke6guj
01-07-2009, 1:49 PM
Do you have a picture of the Zebra? Or can you post one of the hide when you get it back?Um, post 11 of this very thread.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=1846891&postcount=11

Fjold
01-07-2009, 1:52 PM
My longest shot is 798 yards on a prairie dog and 732 yards on a coyote, not counting the mountain that I shot at over a mile.

:D

I'll post a picture of the rug and other trophies when they come in, probably after April.

5968
01-07-2009, 8:29 PM
No, it is illegal to bring any meat or meat products into the US. Whatever you don't eat there either goes to the land owner, is sold in the market or if you are hunting a tribal concession it goes to the tribespeople.

Typically a portion of the trophy fees that you pay go to the landowner, tribe etc. and in the case of a tribal concession it is usually their only source of income. The tribes manage their game and keep the poachers out to maintain that constant income stream.

I would be pretty fat by the time I returned home.;)

B.D.Dubloon
01-07-2009, 10:20 PM
Wow, that seems like a great price. Congrats on doing something very interesting. I want to do that afore I die.

BDD

Teletiger7
01-07-2009, 10:58 PM
Nic pics. Looks like the countryside there is a beautiful place to hunt.

skateboarder74
01-08-2009, 7:40 AM
Here's my Burchell's Zebra. I shot him from the shooting sticks, standing at 302 yards. He's an old herd stallion with half of his right ear bitten off and scars all over his neck from fighting for his harem.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00433.jpg
Zebra have a built in aiming spot. The white triangle on the point of the shoulder. I held 10" high and 8" left because of the distance and wind and hit it within an inch of where I wanted it to go.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Africa/DSC00429.jpg

Absolutely beautiful! You are on lucky S.O.B.

oddjob
01-08-2009, 1:48 PM
A friend of mine spent $65k to $75k for his hunt. He was there quite a while though.

Fjold
01-09-2009, 10:35 AM
A friend of mine spent $65k to $75k for his hunt. He was there quite a while though.

If you hunt Dangerous Game (DG), Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, etc. the price goes up quickly.

Most outfitters will charge around $1,000 per day to hunt DG and trophy fees for Buffs run $3,000, Lion trophy fees can be $10,000-$20,000, elephant trophy fees can go for $5,000-$20,000 (or more because some outfitters charge trophy fees by the pound of ivory).

Deal
01-09-2009, 10:47 AM
Thanks for sharing. Very cool and great pics.

MikeR
01-13-2009, 11:56 PM
Frank, Very cool thanks so much for sharing.

Im not one for having heads on the wall, but it would be sweet to have some hide rugs. I think the hunt and eating them would be my highlights, im a fat bastard, get in mah belly. haha

Please post pics when you get your trophies back. Damn i want a gun room too.

AlexBreya
01-14-2009, 12:19 AM
i'm only 17 and don't have my hunters safety course completed yet, but would i be able to do one of these hunts with my dad? this looks like the best experience anyone can have. what if i only wanted to hunt warthog? how much would that cost (about how much anyways)? I have trouble getting my dad to do any work towards hunting, so i want t do something thats easy to set up. thanks for any advice.

professionalcoyotehunter
01-14-2009, 1:24 PM
Very cool I am very jealous. I hope to do this someday.

Fjold
01-14-2009, 2:07 PM
i'm only 17 and don't have my hunters safety course completed yet, but would i be able to do one of these hunts with my dad? this looks like the best experience anyone can have. what if i only wanted to hunt warthog? how much would that cost (about how much anyways)? I have trouble getting my dad to do any work towards hunting, so i want t do something thats easy to set up. thanks for any advice.

For Namibia (and probably all of Africa) there are no hunter's safety courses required at all. The issue with going over for one animal is that you spend so much money for airline tickets etc. that the cost for that one animal is through the roof.

Usually the shortest plains game hunt is 5-7 days for $300/day per hunter plus trophy fees, if your dad is paying for a full hunt for 4-5 animals a non-hunting observer will only cost about $100 per day, usually the Professional Hunter (PH) will look the other way if your Dad lets you shoot his Warthog.

The airfare right now is about $2,300 per person from LAX to Windhoek and the day fees for the hunt will be aout $1,500 and you could shoot 5 animals for about $1,600 in trophy fees.

That gets one person five days hunting for five animals for about $5,400, two hunters hunting with one PH would cost about $10,550 (you get a $250 discount for hunting 2 people with 1 PH) But, going all the way to Africa and not hunting Kudu and Gemsbok would be a crime, so realistically I would say a good mixed bag hunt would be Kudu, Gemsbok, Warthog, springbok and Steenbok (or duiker) for $2200 in trophy fees. You could add a Zebra for another $700 or $800 also.

Trophy fees where I went were:

klipspringer $650
steenbok $300
duiker $300
springbok $300
warthog $300
blesbok $350
gemsbok $700
kudu $900
hartebeest $700
eland $1500
waterbuck $1800
sable $8500
girrafe $2000
black wildebeest $1000
blue wildebeest $1000
leopard $3500

AlexBreya
01-14-2009, 2:11 PM
For Namibia (and probably all of Africa) there are no hunter's safety courses required at all. The issue with going over for one animal is that you spend so much money for airline tickets etc. that the cost for that one animal is through the roof.

Usually the shortest plains game hunt is 5-7 days for $300/day per hunter plus trophy fees, if your dad is paying for a full hunt for 4-5 animals a non-hunting observer will only cost about $100 per day, usually the Professional Hunter (PH) will look the other way if your Dad lets you shoot his Warthog.

The airfare right now is about $2,300 per person from LAX to Windhoek and the day fees for the hunt will be aout $1,500 and you could shoot 5 animals for about $1,600 in trophy fees.

That get's one person five days hunting for five animals for about $5,400, two hunters hunting with one PH would cost about $10,550 (you get a $250 discount for hunting 2 people with 1 PH) But, going all the way to Africa and not hunting Kud and Gemsbok would be a crime so realistically I would say a good mixed bag hunt would be Kudu, Gemsbok, Warthog, springbok and Steenbok (or duiker) for $2200 in trophy fees. You could add a Zebra for another $700 or $800 also.

Trophy fees where I went were:

klipspringer $650
steenbok $300
duiker $300
springbok $300
warthog $300
blesbok $350
gemsbok $700
kudu $900
hartebeest $700
eland $1500
waterbuck $1800
sable $8500
girrafe $2000
black wildebeest $1000
blue wildebeest $1000
leopard $3500

Thanks! all i have to do now is beg. I'd say a leopard or a girrafe would make my year without a doubt!

pieeater
01-14-2009, 8:10 PM
Thanks! all i have to do now is beg. I'd say a leopard or a girrafe would make my year without a doubt!

You shoot a leopard for 3500 you should be happy. They can run 20,000 on up in some areas.

Seesm
01-15-2009, 1:40 AM
At $3,500 I would say get 2 of them... :)