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Dipping/Packing and Shipping Costs
Anyone that has traveled to RSA in 21 or 22 - what were your dipping/packing fees and shipping fees? How many animals did you take?
No Mercy here is info from another post Our hunt was May of 2022 roughly $4k door to door for skulls and hides listed
Wow. This HAS TO BE hurting the African outfitters. Shipping of a crate costs more than the hunt? WTactualF?
Yeah I was reading some african forums on some other places and guys said the prices got absurd during and right after Covid and never came down.
I just spoke with some outfitters we book for and addressed this concern. I was told that tough prices are here for a while. Consider euros to avoid high prices.
Hell if you can wait til they drop . And yes I'm still pissed about it taxidermy was cheaper than the effing I got for shipping fees
Isn't it still 4,000+ to get euros back over here?
It’s more than it used to be. But still a better value than hunting one animal in the continental US Hunted 12 days all inclusive. Killed what we went for and still less than a below average elk hunt cost.
I know I have said it before, this is part of the reason I am hesitant to go back
What altitude sickness said. You can hunt Africa TWICE and kill 4-6 animals or so per hunt, for less than one Alaska/Yukon moose hunt. And you might or might not get a shot at a moose. And North American sheep, $30-70,000, it’s insane.
You thinking of going back?
As said Africa has gone up in costs but still better than a lot of Domestic hunts
I'm going back in August for ten animals 10 days, Namibia Kudu, gemsbok, Zebra, red Hardtbeast, Black and blue wildebeast, springbok, impala, warthog and jacket $8250 inclusive. Going with some friends. Should be just a fun time
Cory, maybe. My hunting buddy want to go for crock, hippo and leopard. If we go, that’s a rifle hunt. But I might go with him and bowhunt.
I’m headed the National SCI convention In Nashville. I’m hoping to control myself during the auctions. But some great overseas deals can be had. Most U.S. hunts are priced far above average and international, below what I consider average.
Supply and demand. Many hunters still won’t travel far so are competing with each other for a limited resource. Tags here cost more than some hunts.
Kota-yes in 2024. Putting a group together possibly.
Went to Namibia about 5 years ago. Great time. Reasonable daily and trophy fees. Got some European mounts and general prep for a kudu shoulder mount. Crating and shipping fees very high as well as fees for receipt in the US. Those fees will likely be much greater than anticipated .