I have hunted Scotland for red stag, and South Africa as well as Zimbabwe. And what I have found is that there are some exceptional values in the hunting field out there, if someone can simply find them.
Certainly I would love to hunt some of the big ticket hunts, but at this time in my life I would prefer to do two hunts for $7,000 then to do one. And going to another country - another continent - just adds to the excitement.
So, if you have a suggestion, for anywhere in the world that can be done for less than $5,000 I am very interested. I would prefer a PM, but whatever you are comfortable is fine with me. Thanks for any help.
If you're not tired with Africa, take a look at Namibia.
There are a lot of hunts that can be done under 5K and be an adventure..., but flights, shipping, visas, ect blow 5k out of budget
New Zealand is a great country and if I could afford it again I would go back in a heartbeat.
Researching all night Todd!!!
Something like chamois, tahr, ibex, axis deer, or any other species that I haven't mentioned, or thought of. A good example was my hunt with my wife in Scotland for red stag. It was very affordable and we had a great time, visited Loch Ness, castles, some small villages, shot three nice stags. Just an all around neat and all new experience in a different country.
What I was looking for was something like Kevin mentioned - that apparently isn't available, or rather affordable for me any longer. But basically an overlooked jewel of sorts.
Though I am versed to some degree as to what is available in other countries, I certainly am not an expert in the field of foreign hunting.
I guess to be more specific, does anyone know of a hunt for ibex that is in my price range. I do not have to have the opportunity for the biggest and the best, just a solid hunting experience.
I have considered Australia, but due to the fact that they aren't very commercialized, it is, or it has been for me, difficult to find information about something like that. I think a water buffalo hunt would be fun. And though I have not really researched this hunt, it seems the small amount of information I have received puts that hunt closer to $10,000, but I could be wrong.
Jaq, do you have any information about where to start in Australia?
It is going to be a great hunt with a bow.
Another $5000 hunt would be Argentina. You can do a Water Buffalo for around that including day rates.
Hawaii isnt international...but dang close...and you can have a great hunt for Axis, Goats, Sheep, and Mouflon for a reasonable price.
Like others said...New Zealand is a great option and so is Spanish Ibex (you just have to be careful on both) it is easy to blow your budget if you dont do your homework.
Message me if you have any questions
Get ahold of Mick Baker of Trophy Bowhunting Australia, and be done with it either way.