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South Africa Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Plains Game #204

South Africa Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Plains Game #204

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We have sent many clients to this excellent operation. This outfitter/PH has hunted much of Africa, but currently concentrates on South Africa for both plains game and dangerous game. You will be hunting with an experienced outfitter, and he and his family

have well over 25 years’ experience all over Africa, all with their own safari company. You will have experienced trackers and skinners, a solid camp staff, and good accommodations (stone chalets, electricity and flush toilets). If you want a lion, while this is a high fence hunt, these are wild lions – none have been hand-raised or just released (canned hunt) to be shot.

We have updated our 2018 Prices with Huge Discounts. Please take notice of these awesome prices! This operation is situated in the Kalahari in the North West Province of South Africa. It is a 4 hour drive from Kimberley, which is where you must fly into. The province’s western border is Botswana and the Kalahari. It is a province about the size of Pennsylvania.

PLEASE NOTE THE EXCEPTIONAL PRICING ON THE LIONS –YOU CAN DO A LIONESS FOR AS LITTLE AS $5,800! But no part of the lion is importable into USA right now (may be in other countries, but you will need to check). You get pictures and can store the trophy with the outfitter until things hopefully change. A real bargain right now for a Big Five animal. Even if it never becomes importable, you can have the memory along with some awesome video and pictures to display. And add on some plains game and make it a full blown safari!

In 2015 this outfitter added on another Kalahari lion area of 4,000 acres, with easier terrain for folks who are impaired or getting on in age. It is still very much a hunt, but more open terrain and easier walking. If you want a lion, while this is a high-fence hunt, these are WILD lions – none have been hand-raised or just-released to be shot. These hunts are conducted properly and no canned/drugged cats are hunted.

DSC06306-300x169  The two hunting areas are 22,000 acres (34 square miles) and the other is 8,000 acres (12.5 square miles), and the lions are currently walking free on the property. You will earn your lion here. You can spend days just walking!
Each area has lions that have been relocated from National Parks as well as private reserves; that is the difference between this operation versus other lion hunting areas in SA that often just release a cat each time a hunter arrives. If their census indicates that the number of lions present are not enough to sustain a hunt for each season, then and only then will they release some cats into the area. If they do that, it is only done twice a year, meaning that the released cats roam freely up to 12 months before being hunted. Lions are 5 to 8 years of age.
You look for tracks, and on finding a large enough paw print, you get out and track the lions on foot. Locating them at 30 to 100 yards, you try to close in and find a clear lane through the bush for a shot, which can often be very close indeed. You should be very sure of your shooting, as cats are likely to be very close and they can move incredibly fast. Some clients prefer iron sights or a 1x scope. The PH is your backup!

The North West province consists of sprawling plateaus of bushveld, with irregularly undulating areas and with generally hot weather. It has semi-arid scrub, deep fertile soil and flat open plains interrupted by oddly-shaped rock formations. The province is considered by many to be South Africa’s premier gaming centre and is also an ideal destination for the holiday maker seeking a relaxing break in the untouched splendor of nature. Horizons here seem endless.

KALAHARI AREA: Clients would fly into Kimberley or Bloemfontein for any Kalahari Hunts

BUFFALO HUNT
Trophy Fee $10 500
Daily Rate $350/day (minimum 5 days) Total $12,250

LION HUNTS
Trophy Fees All depends on availability as these hunts are selling fast: but here is a general outline
LION: $9500 Class 1; $11 000 Class 2; $13 000 Class 3; $15 000 Class 4.
Daily Rates $350/day
Nature Conservation is in process of changing the laws on hunting limiting the amount of cats to be shot per season on each area. If this goes through (which we have no idea when) then the pricing on cats is gonna jump a lot.

SABLE HUNTS Clients can add a Sable to any package as well for $5500
Trophy fee $5500
Daily rates $350/day

LIMPOPO and KRUGER AREAS:

BUFFALO HUNT
7 Days including Buffalo @ $13 500
Upgrade to 10 days for additional $500

LION HUNT
10 days including Lion @ $20 000

CROCODILE
10 days including Croc @ $7000
Clients would fly into Nelspruit for any Kruger hunts or pickup and drop off can be arranged for $450

Combination hunts of all the above can be arranged with POR.

REGULAR PRICING:
DAILY RATES for 2018 (ALL PRICES IN U.S. DOLLARS):
1 on 1 Hunter $350/day
2 on 1 Hunter $300/day
Observer $200/day

TROPHY FEE                            NEW PRICE                   REGULAR PRICE

Baboon                                      $50                                             $250

Jackal                                         $free                                           $150

Blesbok                                      $350                                            $400

White Blesbok                          $750                                            $800

Buffalo                                       $10,500                                      $11,500

Duiker                                         $150                                            $300

Eland                                           $1,500                                        $2,200                                                

Gemsbok                                    $990                                            $1,100

Impala                                        $380                                            $450

Kudu                                            $1800                                         $2,000

                                             NEW PRICE                                  REGULAR PRICE

Nyala                                           $1,850                                        $2,500

Red Hartebeest                         $800                                           $1,100                                                                                     

Red Lechwe                               $2,600                                       $3,500

Sable any size                            $5,500                                       $8,500- $10,00

Roan                                            $8,000                                       $10,000

Springbok                                   $350                                           $450

Steenbok                                     $250                                           $300

Tsessebe                                      $2,250                                        $3,000

Warthog                                      $250                                           $350

Waterbuck                                 $1,350                                        $2,200

Black Wildebeest                      $750                                           $1,100

Blue Wildebeest                        $750                                           $1,100

Zebra                                           $750                                           $1,200

DSC06208-300x169  This outfitter has hunted much of Africa, but currently concentrates on South Africa for both plains game and dangerous game. Their South African lion hunts are very excellent hunts. And when I say “hunt” I sure mean it. Here is a recent report from the actual PH, who guided one of our clients who hunted in April of 2014:

“Dear Butch: Hope all is well. Gary left yesterday for Cape Town and the hunt was a complete success. What a nice guy. To give you a brief rundown, we hunted our butts off for these Lions, you can ask Gary how we walked and walked. Hunted the Lioness for 2 days and only saw her for 2 seconds. Got the male after a hell of a hunt on day 3, followed up the female again that afternoon with no success, but got her after another FULL day on day 4 — where Gary and I injured our feet during the hunt. He also got an awesome Nyala as well as Waterbuck, Black Wildebeest and Springbok.

I know that he was delighted with our service and the hunting we provide. Hopefully you could book a few more Lion Hunts this season. The pricing is really going up a lot this side of the ocean — and I think from next year onwards — we may be looking at least at a $4000 increase on Lion pricing! So if you have anyone interested please let me know and I will see what I can do. One Special I am offering to your clients: All observers are welcome to hunt any amount of plains game they would like on this hunt.”

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As you can tell from the PH’s own words, you will EARN your lion in spades!  You will be hunting with an experienced outfitter and he and his family have well over 25 years experience in Africa, all with their own safari company. You will have experienced trackers and skinners, a solid camp staff and good accommodations (stone chalets, electricity and flush toilets).

Another two of our BMOA clients, Aaron K and his buddy also hunted with this outfit (but in Zimbabwe) in June 2009, taking two elephant and two buff. Pictures appear below. Aaron opted for the importable buff and took a beauty.  He reports seeing elephants frequently. They worked a bit more for the buff, and had lion about and even baited a leopard who fed 3 nights on the bait while they were busy hunting buff! Aaron reported: “Plenty of leopard, great camps, good people, excellent PH’s”. We have sent many clients to this excellent operation!

You fly first to Johannesburg, South Africa, Nice thing here is that you do not need to spend thousands of dollars for charter flights!! So the great bargain becomes an even greater bargain. But if you prefer a charter it will fly right into camp. Costs typically vary with size of party. Much earlier however, and before you leave, you must supply us with all your personal information including passport number, rifle calibers and serial numbers as well as a list of animals you would like to harvest, as this is necessary to fill in the license paperwork before you arrive. The outfitter will receive that information from us and will then send you a letter of invite which you present at the point of entry.

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 IMG_0232-300x225  On the Male lions- we have given the average male price. The prices go up from there to around $30 000 for the monster males. These hunts are conducted properly and no canned/drugged cats are hunted. The two enclosure areas are 25,000 acres (39 square miles) and the other is 18,000 acres (28 square miles), and the Lions are currently walking free on the property. You will earn your lion here– you can spend days just walking! Each area has a resident pride on it that was brought in wild, about 3 years ago from Kruger Park and they live free on these areas. This is the difference that this operation offers versus other Lion Hunting areas in SA who often just release a cat each time a hunter comes.

If the census indicates the prides will not produce enough cats to shoot for each season, then and only then will they release some cats. If they do that, it is only done  twice a year, meaning that the released cats roam freely up to 12 months before being hunted. You look for tracks, and on finding a large enough print, you get out and track the lions on foot. Locating them at 30 to 100 yards, you try to close in and find a clear lane through the bush for a shot, which can often be very close indeed. Lions are 5 to 8 years of age. You should be very sure of your shooting, as cats are likely to be very close and they can move incredibly fast.

Some clients will prefer iron sights, or a 1 power scope.

So.-Africa-204-Lion-3-300x225  So.-Africa-204-Lion-2-300x225  SIGHTSEEING/TOURING OPTIONS: Should a hunting safari include any touring & sight-seeing plans, you will receive an 

itinerary and quotation for the touring portion, once you tell us your touring requirements and ideas. We then work with them to adjust your itinerary until you are happy with the plans. Normally no adjustments to itineraries will be accepted if made within less than 90 days prior to your arrival date. Typical options include game parks, scenic wonders, shopping, visiting local attractions, photo safaris, and much more. Just let us know your general wish list and we will get it priced out for you.

 

REFERENCES:

I have hunted with them on ten trips to Zimbabwe and brought nine other clients with me each time.  I would recommend this company to anyone. I just got the last of my big five this year (leopard). Four of the Five with them.  Jeff B.

I hunted with them in July 2013. It was my first trip to Africa. I hunted lioness, gemsbok, impala and zebra. Let my just start by saying what a first class organization this is! They bend over backwards to make you feel at home. Just such a professional and impressive outfit. My PH and the team took care of both me and my wife from start to finish. He was always available and even before my hunt he was always willing to answer my questions in a timely and kind manner. He treated us like a member of his family. I will never hunt with another outfit in Africa!

The quality and amount of game was unbelievable. The food was fantastic! The accommodations were first class and comfortable. I was successful on all of the animals I sought except for jackal and that was because of my poor shooting. As far as quality of the experience goes, I can tell you this. It was the single greatest trip, hunting or otherwise, of my life. After the birth of my children and marriage to my wife, it was the greatest time I had in my life. I plan on returning to hunt with them in 2016. 

My wife was 5 months pregnant and came along as an observer. My PH spoiled her rotten! We both felt extremely safe with him. She had nothing but wonderful things to say about the trip. I believe that my PH and this Safari company is the outfit to which all others should be compared. I am a police officer/firefighter and have met some great people in my lifetime, but these people are right up there near the top! 

The lioness hunt was more than I thought it would be and was the hunt of my lifetime which will be hard if not impossible to top! I shot a massive impala, beautiful zebra and great gemsbok as well. I can’t recommend them enough to anyone who is going to hunt Africa. If they go with this outfit they will not be sorry!   Thanks,  Matt K.

NOTE WELL: DIPPING, PACKING AND SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED. TIPS ARE EXTRA.

IF YOU WANT ADDITIONAL ANIMALS OR PLAINS GAME, ASK FOR PRICING INFO.

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Phone: 1-307-637-5495

                   Email: info@hunt-nation.com

Clients: NOTE!

Ammunition into So Africa NOW must be separated from weapons and may be packed within checked luggage, but must be properly secured in a solid locked box. You likely will have to show it, but it must be separate form firearms. No ammunition may be packed loosely in checked baggage or with the same case as firearms. Factory cartons are NOT Acceptable!! One key stays with ammo, you keep the other.
All luggage, domestic and international, is now being screened in South African airports. Screeners are finding ammunition in checked bags which is incorrectly packed and they are forcing passengers to remove it from their bags, which is causing all kinds of havoc. NO LOOSE ROUNDS, NO FACTORY CARDBOARD!

All ammunition must now be packed and transported in a lockable ammo box placed within your checked luggage. A manufacturer’s carton is no longer sufficient. Remember that there is also a limit of five kilograms of ammo per passenger (about 11 lbs.). That includes the weight of your ammo box. And don’t forget to declare your ammo at check-in.  

We strongly recommend that ammunition be packed in lockable cases, which can be handed in as loose items at the firearm counters to avoid possible delays during checked baggage screening. One key to remain with the locked box in the luggage, one key in your pocket in case a key is misplaced.

FIREARMS AND BOW REGULATION

You will need to obtain a South Africa permit normally, to bring guns into or through that country. Talk to us at BMOA for advice and assistance on handling this.

Your Operator will advise what rifles are appropriate for the hunt booked. A 375 magnum or bigger for dangerous game, and a medium caliber such as 30-06; 308; 7mm mag; 300 Win Mag  are suggested as generally suitable for most plains game hunts.

PH SAYS :  VIDEO TAPE OF YOUR SAFARI: Outfitter can arrange for your safari to be video taped professionally.

 

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OUR HELP IS ALWAYS FREE, AND THE ADVICE IS HONEST

PH: 1-307-637-5495 email: info@hunt-nation.com
Website: www.hunt-nation.com

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