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Old 06-12-2019, 11:13 AM   #1
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I know some folks on here are very organized and was wondering if y’all might have a good check list y’all follow for a bowhunting Safari to South Africa? Thanks
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:27 AM   #2
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:46 PM   #3
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:01 PM   #4
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I would add a small journal and pen. While in the hide you can log the animals you see and shoot along with times. Every night before you head off to bed make detailed notes of the day. You can reference them years from now.
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:20 PM   #5
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I would add a small journal and pen. While in the hide you can log the animals you see and shoot along with times. Every night before you head off to bed make detailed notes of the day. You can reference them years from now.
I like that. Thank You
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:38 PM   #6
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ECH is the best thing to take to kill animals and have a great time.
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:01 PM   #7
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ECH is the best thing to take to kill animals and have a great time.
I see what you did there!!
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:39 PM   #8
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Justin,

PM me your email address and I'll email the one I have. Going in July so I have it handy
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:32 PM   #9
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PM me your email address and I'll email the one I have. Going in July so I have it handy
PM Sent. Good luck, I have to wait until August...
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:36 PM   #10
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PM Sent. Good luck, I have to wait until August...
back at you. The good thing about waiting til August is that all the semi live threads and recaps will have you really excited and pumped up by then
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:38 PM   #11
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I like that. Thank You
Oh, and always end your journal entries with "under wild skies"! Jealous of your trip. It's on my bucket list.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:16 PM   #12
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Heading over next Tuesday w DVS.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:18 PM   #13
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Justin, you are WAY over thinking this. Get you bow ready a couple changes of clothes plus an outfit if it gets cool and you are good to go! Take some gaiters if you plan on walking and stalking. Them seeds over there are not fun in your shoes and socks. The journal is an excellent addition also.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:42 PM   #14
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Pack fewer changes of clothes. Daily laundry service will spoil you.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:37 PM   #15
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Justin, you are WAY over thinking this. Get you bow ready a couple changes of clothes plus an outfit if it gets cool and you are good to go! Take some gaiters if you plan on walking and stalking. Them seeds over there are not fun in your shoes and socks. The journal is an excellent addition also.
Man I overthink everything I do. Planning, preparation, and just talking about the trip before I go is half the fun for me for some reason!
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:36 AM   #16
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What Airline are flying on? Some have issues with archery equipment.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:38 AM   #17
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Man I overthink everything I do. Planning, preparation, and just talking about the trip before I go is half the fun for me for some reason!
I agree, also helps to make the time pass quicker
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:15 AM   #18
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And don’t forget to check the plane out real good before you get on.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:16 AM   #19
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Heading over next Tuesday w DVS.
I went with them last year. Very enjoyable time.

I am trying to figure a way back.. but when you sell it to your wife as once in a life time.... she only remembers the "once" part.



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Old 06-13-2019, 08:28 AM   #20
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All good recommendations, especially the journal! PM me your contact info if you want and I’ll give you a little more detail.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:31 AM   #21
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:16 AM   #22
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I spoke with them before I booked with the outfitter we chose. Seems like a great outfit. Best of luck to you!!
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:16 AM   #23
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What Airline are flying on? Some have issues with archery equipment.
We are flying Delta on the way there and Air France on the return.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:30 AM   #24
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I agree, also helps to make the time pass quicker
Thanks for the support!!
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:34 AM   #25
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Thanks for the support!!
I spend a lot of time here : https://vimeo.com/user36243393

He does most the filming for my outfitter. Love watching these videos, especially when I know I'm headed back. Its like Christmas when there's a new one.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:03 PM   #26
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All good recommendations, especially the journal! PM me your contact info if you want and I’ll give you a little more detail.
Great talk Doug, thanks!
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I would add a small journal and pen. While in the hide you can log the animals you see and shoot along with times. Every night before you head off to bed make detailed notes of the day. You can reference them years from now.
Highly recommend this. However, I just used the notepad on my Iphone and e-mailed it to my self everyday....just in case something happened.

Then once I got home, I consolidated everything.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:21 AM   #28
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I spend a lot of time here : https://vimeo.com/user36243393

He does most the filming for my outfitter. Love watching these videos, especially when I know I'm headed back. Its like Christmas when there's a new one.
Thanks for sharing this. Really good quality compared to most of the YouTube stuff.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:30 AM   #29
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Thanks for sharing this. Really good quality compared to most of the YouTube stuff.
I'm thinking about having them do mine. Did you see Raypo's on that site? Ray Possey. He's posted in on here after his trip. That was a bit crazy when his Giraffe got up
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:13 PM   #30
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I'm thinking about having them do mine. Did you see Raypo's on that site? Ray Possey. He's posted in on here after his trip. That was a bit crazy when his Giraffe got up
I haven't yet. I am a little biased I usually just look for bow hunts! There will be five of us going this trip. Four of us will be hunting, and my younger brother will be going to film the whole thing for us. We want to really put something nice together. We have some nice equipment to film with, and he has good editing software and is pretty dang good at it in my opinion. It is a lot of work. We split his plane ticket to do it for us! We want to get some footage of everything starting as soon as we leave the house, and just put it all together.
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I haven't yet. I am a little biased I usually just look for bow hunts! There will be five of us going this trip. Four of us will be hunting, and my younger brother will be going to film the whole thing for us. We want to really put something nice together. We have some nice equipment to film with, and he has good editing software and is pretty dang good at it in my opinion. It is a lot of work. We split his plane ticket to do it for us! We want to get some footage of everything starting as soon as we leave the house, and just put it all together.
Nice. Yep, a lot of work. I've done my previous trips myself, but I'm not good at it, especially since I only do it once every two years. Ray's trip was actually bow and rifle so you get both it you watch it. I'm like you, prefer to watch the bowhunting ones.
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