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Old 07-22-2018, 07:35 AM   #1
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Default New Zealand or Africa hunt?? Which one?

We’re going to both, eventually, but those that have been, which one would you go on first. How far in advance do you have to book the trip for both places? What are the costs for both (PM if you feel more comfortable). Airfare will be free since we have a lot of miles. NZ will be a stag, a tahr and fallow. Africa will be a kudu, zebra, impala, warthog and maybe one more. Is 5-7 days long enough? Tons of questions, I know, but thanks in advance. Please give all the info you can. We wanna go either next year or the year after. And what time of year is best for both places and why? Archery hunt only btw.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:03 AM   #2
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I’m going to Africa next June and will be hunting for 8 days. Because of where we’re hunting we will have to spend a night in Johannesburg so it is a 2 day trip over. I had originally wanted 10 days, but this was the window that worked best for us and the maximum amount of time he had available in that window. We may still add a couple of days on the front end to do something in Johannesburg.

My guide for my black bear hunt was from New Zealand and that is definitely on my bucket list as well. Apparently you don’t need a hunting license there and there is lots of game outside the game preserves to hunt, but you won’t get the 500” stags, they will be closer to the 300 mark, but will be free ranging.

Both are incredible trips, so I would say you should find the best deal. My Africa trip is happening because I got it for the Harvey auction on here last year. My recommendation would be to talk to a couple of outfitters you’re interested in hunting with and let them know to contact you if they have any cancellations. I have done that with a couple sheep outfitters and have gotten some pretty good offers, just have too many other hunts lined up to do a last minute sheep hunt.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:25 AM   #3
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We can assist you on your Africa hunt. In fact we have a pretty good size " TBH " group going in about a year from now. 7 to 10 days is the norm for a safari, but not required. A lot of hunters will take their bow and hunt for 5 days with the bow and if there is an animal or 2 they just can't seem to get within bow range they will pick up a gun on the last two days.

We have a TBH special listed in the classifieds, I will post the link for you. I will be happy to answer all of your questions, but it would be better done as a phone conversation due to the fact that every question and answer will bring up more questions. A lot of your questions may be answered as the read thru the post from the classifieds.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:26 AM   #4
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Here is the link to the classified post.
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=661077
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:42 AM   #5
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Www.legacyoutdooradventures.com talk to Floyd he has been on both and has all the proper information as well as he can book your hunt with no hassles. You are definitely going to get your animals and have a great time for the entire family.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:28 AM   #6
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Went to NZ in 2015 and RSA in 2017. Both were awesome trips but if I had to choose just one it would be NZ hands down. English speaking country, easy to rent a car and sightsee, don't have to worry about crime and just flat out beautiful.

We went in early-mid May for both to coincide with our anniversary. I would say about 7 days is enough but plan another 5-7 to tour the countries. Next year is doable for sure. NZ will be more pricey and it was mainly airfare but you seem to have that covered. I hunted tahr, stag (free range) and fallow as well. Wife loved the trip and wanted to move there afterwards. Her being a non-hunter really enjoyed it more as there was more for her to do. She did really enjoy the 3 nights in Cape Town though but that wasn't really long enough. IF going to NZ I highly recommend Shaun Allison http://www.exclusiveadventuresnz.com. Very detail oriented and super nice guy. He used to be a mountain safety instructor so I learned a lot from him as well. He guides all over the world during their off season. Can't help with Africa as much as we most likely won't go back with the same outfit. Going to either RSA or Namibia the next time around. Feel free to PM with any questions on either NZ or RSA.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:10 PM   #7
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Awesome info. Thank y’all. Keep it coming
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:39 PM   #8
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I’ve been to both. If you want quantities of animals, Africa. If you want breathtaking views, New Zealand without a doubt. There is so much to do in NZ and every turn is a breathtaking view. You are probably looking at 2-3 species in NZ. If I had to choose only going back to one, NZ would be it.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:12 PM   #9
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Looks to be about $15-18k for the 3 animals I want in NZ. That sound pretty close?
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:45 PM   #10
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I've been to both. Just got back from NZ. Search for my post. I'll pm you tomorrow at work and can give you more details on both.

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Old 07-22-2018, 10:23 PM   #11
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Looks to be about $15-18k for the 3 animals I want in NZ. That sound pretty close?
Yeah. Mine was just under $20K by the time I added my wife.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:39 PM   #12
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Africa, hands down!!!!

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Old 07-23-2018, 06:39 AM   #13
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I second that. You can have a GREAT HUNT in Africa for 15k.


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Old 07-23-2018, 07:16 AM   #14
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A lot of New Zealand is non native pen raised animals. I want to go to see the views, but I’ll take Africa.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:21 AM   #15
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I would really like a trip to NZ even if it didnt have any hunting with it.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:30 AM   #16
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I have been to both, NZ in 2006 for a Stag (Bronze for $3500) and a Fallow, ($2500) and to Africa for 3 trips with plenty of animals in my game room.

For the prices, it is Africa all day long and twice on Sunday. Also, there is no where in the world that you can do a spot and stalk or sit at a waterhole and see the number of animals or the different species of animals that you can in Africa. For some of the prices for a trip to New Zealand, you could have one heck of a safari and more animals in Africa. Just my opinion.

The first year I hunted Africa, I sat at a waterhole of spot and stalk hunted and the least number of animals I saw was 15, the most 78, but the last morning I sat at a waterhole I had 32 animals come to water, but that included 8 different species of animals, only in Africa or a zoo/wildlife park could you see that!
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:33 AM   #17
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I have been to both, NZ in 2006 for a Stag (Bronze for $3500) and a Fallow, ($2500) and to Africa for 3 trips with plenty of animals in my game room.

For the prices, it is Africa all day long and twice on Sunday. Also, there is no where in the world that you can do a spot and stalk or sit at a waterhole and see the number of animals or the different species of animals that you can in Africa. For some of the prices for a trip to New Zealand, you could have one heck of a safari and more animals in Africa. Just my opinion.

The first year I hunted Africa, I sat at a waterhole of spot and stalk hunted and the least number of animals I saw was 15, the most 78, but the last morning I sat at a waterhole I had 32 animals come to water, but that included 8 different species of animals, only in Africa or a zoo/wildlife park could you see that!
Wow! Kinda confirmed my ‘leaning more towards Africa’ thought. NZ may have to wait then. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:37 AM   #18
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I haven't been to New Zealand yet but I'll go back to Africa.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:57 AM   #19
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i'm pricing New Zealand right now. With my wife and I both hunting, one shooting a stag (bronze medal) and one shooting a Tahr bull, the cost of the trip was over $20,000.
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i'm pricing New Zealand right now. With my wife and I both hunting, one shooting a stag (bronze medal) and one shooting a Tahr bull, the cost of the trip was over $20,000.
Lot's of critters and a great hunt can be had in Africa for $20,000!
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:46 PM   #21
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In my mind, Africa.
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:19 PM   #22
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two vastly different experiences. Two fantastic experiences. Given what I know now, probably NZ first, then SA, but can't go wrong with either
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