planning
guns for africa discussion
stuff you need to know about hunting africa - animal habits, trophy pix, gamebirds, safari planning, health issues, gun imports and travel tips...
other information!

buffalo shot placement

trophy room stuff & decor
 

latest news & info.!

Trophy shipment via New York - JFK!
For those importing "unprocessed trophies" from overseas , please instruct your shippers (prior to sending payment) NOT to route your trophies via JFK because USDA will require your shipment terminated in JFK and clear through customs, USDA and Fish & Wildlife at same port.

In essence, even if you are paying all the way to SFO or Atlanta or LAX,etc., your trophies will have to be dispatched or shipped from JFK to the designated approved facility at your own expense.

Aside from this, clearance fees and physical examination fees in JFK are very expensive. Typical charge for a USDA inspection requiring a broker to be present is anywhere from $100 to $250 and same price on a Fish & Wildlife exam plus customs bond.

We already disseminated this info to the freight agents we deal with overseas but would like to make sure that YOU tell your outfitters, p.h., dip and pack or taxidermists and freight agents to avoid shipping to JFK unless your final shipment destination is JFK.

South African Lion hunts allowed until February 2008!
Johannesburg - contrary to what you may have heard, the South African authorities have extended the date for the closure of all large predator hunting from June 2007 through to 1st February 2008. Although no reason was given there has been considerable legal pressure from the Safari Hunting sector on the government and this is undoubtedly the cause.

warning about Zimbabwe safari hunts!

A recent story from The Hunting Report says that “the U.S. State Department, which issued a tough new Consular Information Sheet about Zimbabwe last week, has followed that up with an even tougher Zimbabwe Public Announcement dated May 11. In light of the new announcement, booked hunters should get in touch with their outfitters and/or agents and discuss conditions in the areas they plan to hunt.” Click here to read the new Zimbabwe public announcement http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_3234.html Click here to read the new consular information sheet http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_3234.html (Source: The Hunting Report )

wingshooting 2007 & 2008
Guinea fowl in the winelands - rock pigeon and red eye doves in the platteland's wide open spaces - Egyptian geese - rare Cape francolin --- hunt the best of Africa's birds. We are now we are taking bookings for 200
7 in South Africa- wingshooting safaris - read more about gamebirds or read about us in The Bird Hunting Report (February 2005)

 

Buffalo Shot Placement Guide! ©
get our handy pocket sized guide to slowing down Africa's most fearsome beast? Also includes trophy judgement tips & techniques - only $14 including shipping - view sample

know before you go! ©
everything you need to know about hunting Africa

which animals to shoot?
have a look at our animals section which tells you all about africa's animals, habits, hunting tips and tricks....

interested in african gamebirds?
detailed information about african waterbirds and wingshooting....

 

"I speak of Africa and golden joys" ; the joy of wandering through lonely lands; the joy of hunting the mighty lords of the wilderness, the cunning, the wary, and the grim." Theodore Roosevelt - 1908

advertise on this site

site launched 1 June 2000

over 5000 hits per day

our free newsletter
hunting news, special deals, african insights.... subscribe to get the scoop!

NEWSLETTERS

Canned Hunts in South Africa? read it
MORE Zambia Advice - read it
FEB 06 Zambia Advice - read it
2006 Hunting Ideas - read it

2005 YEAR review - read it

MAY 05 - read it
APRIL 05 - read it
MARCH 05 - read it
FEB 05 - read it