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#5915406 - 09/06/15 01:35 PM Trophy Hunts Here vs there
kusai Offline
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What am I missing. I have seen people pay upto 10K for a trophy hunt here in USA vs going to Africa and getting about 7-8 trophy hunts. With travel and lodging etc a friend of mine goes to african hunts every other year with his parents and its still under 10K for the whole trip for family of 4.

for example
http://www.capeafricanhunting.co.za/page/8_trophy_mixed_choice_package

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#5915438 - 09/06/15 01:56 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: kusai]
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Not all hunting in Africa is plains game on a game ranch in South Africa. Although, this is a great experience, hunting elsewhere, and especially any dangerous game, is considerably more expensive.

This hunt you linked to requires full payment 6 months in advance of the hunt. That seems unusual. Daily rates paid in full 30 days in advance is the norm.
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#5915439 - 09/06/15 01:58 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: kusai]
kusai Offline
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thats just an example, but those tiny details could be ironed out. As I mentioned my friend and his family goes every other year so I dont think thats an issue. There's still a huge disconnect in pricing here

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#5915448 - 09/06/15 02:14 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: kusai]
MarkE Offline
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You say people pay "up to" $10K here. What do they pay "up to" in Africa? You can find a cheap hunt anywhere.....the devil is in the details.

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#5915486 - 09/06/15 02:49 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: kusai]
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You have to remember there are a lot of people that are cash rich and time poor. Also because of dipping, packing, and other miscellaneous fees, African hunts, cost more than the Safari rate and airfare. I would also add at least two days on each end for travel so a 7 day Safari is more like nine days.
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#5915491 - 09/06/15 02:53 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: nsmike]
MarkE Offline
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$10K will not cover
that taxidermy/shipping bill.

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#5915498 - 09/06/15 02:59 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: kusai]
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Originally Posted By: kusai
thats just an example, but those tiny details could be ironed out. As I mentioned my friend and his family goes every other year so I dont think thats an issue. There's still a huge disconnect in pricing here


No, there's not a disconnect. You are comparing apples to aardvarks. The cost of doing business here is many times higher than the cost there. Labor, taxes, land prices, supply costs, infrastructure costs etc.

The prices are a bargain here AND there. The free market works that way.
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#5915550 - 09/06/15 03:50 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: therancher]
kusai Offline
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Originally Posted By: therancher
Originally Posted By: kusai
thats just an example, but those tiny details could be ironed out. As I mentioned my friend and his family goes every other year so I dont think thats an issue. There's still a huge disconnect in pricing here


No, there's not a disconnect. You are comparing apples to aardvarks. The cost of doing business here is many times higher than the cost there. Labor, taxes, land prices, supply costs, infrastructure costs etc.

The prices are a bargain here AND there. The free market works that way.


Yes prices are bargain here and there, its just from my friends experience he get more for his money there than here. Just saying,

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#5915553 - 09/06/15 03:51 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: MarkE]
kusai Offline
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Originally Posted By: MarkE
$10K will not cover
that taxidermy/shipping bill.
I am not saying it does, but it did.

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#5915560 - 09/06/15 03:54 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: kusai]
stxranchman Offline
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I would spend $10k here any day on a hunt before I went to Africa. Just me but no interest in hunting Africa.
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#5915604 - 09/06/15 04:56 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: kusai]
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I think a key element to the OP are the words "with his parents". There's a lot of extra expenses getting lost in the translation, one way or another.

Almost every time I'm waiting to board the last leg home in Jo'berg, I'll overhear at least one guy telling another hunter that he killed X number of animals in X number of days. Like it's some kinda contest. That's not the reason I'm over there.
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#5915620 - 09/06/15 05:12 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: kusai]
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No, you are not missing any thing as long as you include airfare and the extra hotel accommodation of one night on each end in Joberg. You will probably need to pay for a gun transfer service too, or else be hit up for bribes. Also, the paperwork and trips required to get your paperwork done here, and the voluminous form you have to fill out for South Africa can be a factor for some.

Some people (as someone noted above) are constrained by time, but not money, so Africa isn't in the cards for them. If you've got the time, then go to Africa.

I'm going one last time next year and then I'm done with that BS.
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#5915630 - 09/06/15 05:31 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: kusai]
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http://www.capeafricanhunting.co.za/page/budget_plan_for_a_hunt

Read the bottom 1/2 of page.

4 trophies $12,800......not 7 to 8 confused2

Regardless Africa can be a trip of a lifetime or 2 or 3.....up

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#5915775 - 09/06/15 07:06 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: kusai]
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You can get a really great lease in Texas for $5000-10000 and hunt all year, that's a lot of bang for your buck.
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#5915854 - 09/06/15 08:16 PM Re: Trophy Hunts Here vs there [Re: kusai]
MarkE Offline
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Originally Posted By: kusai
Originally Posted By: MarkE
$10K will not cover
that taxidermy/shipping bill.
I am not saying it does, but it did.


Talk to your buddy's parents and get back to us. You will be surprised once you dig a little further.

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