Big money hunts .

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by MobileMarine, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    Can you , after the legal paper work for transporting firearms on airplanes , go hunt big / dangerous game by yourself ? Must you always spend mega bucks for a guide and such ? Why could you not just fly to africa and shoot a elephant ?
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I think probably the biggest benefit (having not done it myself) would probably be the local game laws, plus being a foreigner in a different country carrying around a gun... you see where that's going right?

    Get a good reputable outfitter/guide, and they'll not only help you find the game (I don't see how it could be hard to find an elephant, but I've never done it), but they could also keep you out of hot water (maybe, I'm guessing here)
     

  3. JonM

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    if your talking about africa... not a chance. africa is the single most government regulated area on the planet. its the main reason its a seething hole of human misery and disaster.

    if you manage to get in a country and bribe your way in and get out in the wilds your prolly gonna get shot and all your stuff taken from ya less you got the right people bribed and with you.
     
  4. Txhillbilly

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    I have some friends that have gone to Africa several times on hunts. They said that you are required by law to have a guide and a professional hunter if you want to hunt dangerous game over there.
    You must have a guide for any other hunting,like plains game.

    Also,The smallest caliber for dangerous game allowed is like a 375 H&H.
     
  5. powg

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    hunting the world

    Africa is really a closed society .....The gov .runs everything and it has gotten worse since apartied has ended . Big /dangerous game is regulated by gov. who give the preserves / land owners only a certain amount of ''coupons '' for animals taken . Poachers kill more than hunters as graft /greed /black market is 90% of total animals taken per year continant wide .The well connected international poaching rings are in bed with corrupt gov. officials. Only a small portion of poachers do it to feed their families....and even they still have to pay off a tribal warlord .
     
  6. texaswoodworker

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    This is kind of interesting. What would be the rules for a place like Alaska?
     
  7. JonM

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    An alaska hunting permit, a rulebook on thehunting laws(free), and a way to get to alaska. Thats the bare minimum.
     
  8. MobileMarine

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    The best way I have found so far is cabelas big game and dangerous game on xbox 360 . Yes i KNOW the 600nitro will affect my trophey quality , Its a ding buck , he is hard to chase , i dont want to wound him i want to kill him :D .

    So the guys on Vs country have either paid big buck to do it legal or have paid big bucks for bribes and protection
     
  9. freefall

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    In Alaska you can hunt moose, caribou and black bear on your own. Brown/griz, sheep and mt goat you must hire a registered guide or hunt with someone within 2nd degree of kindred. Brother, father, son, grandfather, grandson, I'm not sure about uncle/nephew. Pretty sure in-law doesn't get it.
     
  10. trip286

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    More like sponsorships and the like. I don't think those guys are just independently wealthy. It takes some money I'm sure, I'm scared to even look at prices for it.
     
  11. texaswoodworker

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    Thanks for the info. I have always wanted to hunt in Alaska but I don't think I could justify the price (that would be a lot of new guns I could buy insted. :D ) when I could just sit on the back porch at my grandparents house and shoot a 10 point white tail deer if I wanted to. (They feed them and have a trail camera set up to take pictures of them every night so I don't think I could ever shoot one, even if they said it was ok.)
     
  12. MobileMarine

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    I could not afford the 375 h&H the gun or the ammo , let alone paying off a hand full of africans , maybe they can throw in a few f/a ak's in a package deal?

    I dont hunt really but I can say That Canadian geese , opossums , squirrels and buzzards do not agree with getting shot with a 7 rem mag.
    can we say overkill ?
     
  13. MobileMarine

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  14. CocoLeFleur

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    Why the hell would anybody want to shoot an animal like an elephant?
     
  15. MobileMarine

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    Thats what im thinking , to hell with cleaning that big fella . Other than ivory i dont know of anything than pictures would make it worth it
     
  16. JTJ

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    I would have left it at that but there is a minimum number of words for a post.
     
  17. ACRhino

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    Well when people big game hunt in Africa you don’t just shoot an elephant any old place, pull the ivory out and pat yourself on the back. You get to keep the hide after it is processed through customs and pick it up at an authorized receiver here in the USA. The meat goes to the local village whose land the hunt took place on. The government keeps the ivory usually.

    As far as sitting on your family’s porch and just shooting deer, that is called poaching usually unless you have all the licenses, permits, and are following the letter of the law for hunting in whatever state you are in.

    If you’re just a kid who wants to shoot big things, I’d suggest a video game. If you can’t afford to go to Alaska to shoot something big you will never afford to go to Africa to do it. Though I wouldn’t suggest going to Alaska and playing Charlton Heston in Mountain Men …
     
  18. MobileMarine

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    I may be wrong but i think here in nc , if you live in the poverty level you dont need a hunting or fishing license . WFT