Ep 156: Africa Hunting Expectations

Today’s episode continues the Africa hunting series and I’m going to talk about having appropriate expectations when hunting in Africa. A podcast listener reached out to me to talk about what the hunting is like in different parts of Africa and how a person who doesn’t know any better can get into trouble if they have unrealistic expectations. So that’s what I’m going to talk about today: what the hunting is like in South Africa vs Namibia vs Mozambique vs Zimbabwe, how it’s different hunting government concessions vs private land, fenced vs free range, and cape buffalo vs plains game.

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What We Covered

1) What you can do to begin a hunt with the right mindset.

2) Examples of what realistic expectations are for various hunts in Africa.

3) What to expect when hunting private land in Namibia.

4) What to look out for when hunting the Caprivi Strip in Namibia.

5) What to potentially expect when hunting cape buffalo and plains game on private land and in a CAMPFIRE area in Zimbabwe.

6) What to potentially expect when hunting in Mozambique.

7) What to expect when hunting private land in South Africa.

8) Comparison of hunting fenced vs unfenced areas in Africa.

9) Lessons I learned along the way.

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