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Originally posted by REMF REMF wrote:

It's been a LONG time since I've been on OT, but I'm the friend headed to RSA with Rancid.  Thanks to all for the suggestions! 
 




Recently I've been considering carrying my bow with me as well.  Several folks have mentioned how fun a plains game hunt is with arrows.  I know this is an optics forum, but have any of you ever been on safari with a 3 or 5-pin sight?


I would take your bow if I where you, just make sure you have a 5 pin. I don't know the area you are going to, but where we go distances vary fron 15m to 40m. Know your shot placement and take a good Broadhead and Rancid won't get to help you kill any thing.
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Over the years Rancid has taken the credit for killing many of the things I've killed. 
 
Dove and pigs come to mind first.
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Best of luck to you guys.  I'm dying to go to Africa myself.    
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Great info,best of luck to both you guys.
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How's it work on those safaris as far as eating what you shoot? Knowing nothing about it, I'd reckon that the locals get the meat, but a smorgasbord with samples of all of those game animals would be great.
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Locals get the meat. Not aure i wish to taste warthog or baboon! Kudu is probably not bad. Ipala too.
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What would you do it they brought out baboon like they did in Indian Jones that one time????  Baboon Brains! lol

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Marketing materials say that we'll dine on some of our kill in the evenings.
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we were told that we would eat what we harvest.  i think that i will pass on the baboon!
8 days and we are wheels up!  I am having dreams of kudu!

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apparently the PH's are allowed to sell the venison and/or give it away as well.
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The venison of the African animals is ' to die for' .   Eat as much of it as you can.  There is no BAD MEAT in South Africa. 

Hunters usually throw some kind of braai or barbeque in the Hotel where they are staying and the whole neighborhood shows up to ....umm........PIG OUT.  I have been fortunate enough to have been drinking at a hotel in Pongola at the same time that some hunter was cooking venison! 

Woo Hoo!!  I stayed all night!  Bucky 
 
 
 
 
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SChunter, I'm looking forward to some good G2 from you when you return - as well as some great trophy pics.

Shoot straight!
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Thanks. Going to fire a few rounds tomorrow. Hope to be shooting straight for sure. Packed my carry on today. Pictures and story in a couple of weeks!!
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Most safari outfits will use the meat that client shoots, why go buy meat if you have plenty available. Best way to eat wors is straight of the fire.
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Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:


 

 

 

 

 


That's my hunting area Son of Ed just left of the N2 sign it says Magudu, if you come down to where the river makes a bump up. That's where we go hunt every year, can only afford Impala this year. But as long as I get to go hunting I'm happy.



Zeekoepan river Safaris
http://www.hunting-safaris-africa.com/

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Neato! I was working two drilling rigs down in Zululand about two hours south of Pongola ( down some gravel road ) in an area that I cannot think of the name right now.  But people were hunting up there in Pongola. 
 
 
 
Nongoma!!!  That's it!  It's on that little map!   
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by SChunter SChunter wrote:

Thanks. Going to fire a few rounds tomorrow. Hope to be shooting straight for sure. Packed my carry on today. Pictures and story in a couple of weeks!!
 
Good hunting...
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Ed, soon... you and I are going to have to sit down with a bottle of your choice of finest, a couple of great cigars and plenty of time to swap tales... Man, YOU have led an amazing life.  You remind me of Hemingway or Teddy Roosevelt.  I look forward to meeting you, soon I hope..
 
RC, it seems like yesterday you started this thread and now it is almost time.  I hope you have everything together... I know you will.  May the game be plentiful, all your shots true, the celebrations grand...
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Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:

Neato! I was working two drilling rigs down in Zululand about two hours south of Pongola ( down some gravel road ) in an area that I cannot think of the name right now.  But people were hunting up there in Pongola. 
 

 

 

Nongoma!!!  That's it!  It's on that little map!   

 

 

 

 


Beautifull area and it has an abundance of game, would recomend hunting in Natal to any one looking to come to South africa. Although hunting in SA for non residents is not cheap, RC how do the prices on Zeekoepan River Lodge Safaris website compare to where you are going?
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Ed, soon... you and I are going to have to sit down with a bottle of your choice of finest, a couple of great cigars and plenty of time to swap tales... Man, YOU have led an amazing life.  You remind me of Hemingway or Teddy Roosevelt.  I look forward to meeting you, soon I hope..
 
RC, it seems like yesterday you started this thread and now it is almost time.  I hope you have everything together... I know you will.  May the game be plentiful, all your shots true, the celebrations grand...
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
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