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ShoshoneAdventure 01-May-24
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StickFlicker 01-May-24
ShoshoneAdventure 01-May-24
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Cut2Kill 01-May-24
ShoshoneAdventure 02-May-24
ShoshoneAdventure 07-May-24
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HunterR 07-May-24
ShoshoneAdventure 07-May-24
JohnMC 07-May-24
ShoshoneAdventure 07-May-24
ShoshoneAdventure 07-May-24
Mike B 07-May-24
ShoshoneAdventure 07-May-24
Pete In Fairbanks 08-May-24
ShoshoneAdventure 08-May-24
ShoshoneAdventure 21-May-24
01-May-24

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One of the things I enjoy most, is booking trips for first time safari goers to Africa. Sometimes, I get to tag along on these group hunts to make sure everything goes smoothly and perhaps offer some sense of comfort for clients knowing they are going across the pond with someone who has been there and done that more than a few times.

I just returned from an awesome trip to the Eastern Cape with some "first timer" Africa clients and they sure had a blast. If you want to experience Africa and NOT hunt behind a fence at affordable prices, shoot me a message. Our clients shot nearly 40 animals in 10 days (I shot a couple, as did our video producer and his girlfriend). No fences...great people...awesome food...definitely a best kept secret where I have hunted twice personally. Disclaimer - This is a rifle hunt and not a debate on fencing. I have hunted behind a fence (like many of you) in Africa several times. This is just another option if you want to try something different.

Peyton

01-May-24

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01-May-24

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From: StickFlicker
01-May-24
Which province?

01-May-24
Eastern Cape.

01-May-24
I should also clarify...the fallow deer the clients shot (3) were shot a couple hours away on a fenced farm. All of the traditional African plains game were free range.

01-May-24

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01-May-24

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From: Cut2Kill
01-May-24
Are you the same outfit that used to be Shoshone Wilderness Adventures out of Hamilton MT?

02-May-24
Yes, kinda...John Andre sold Shoshone a couple of years ago to two new owners (brothers) who live in GA. The company has been brought into the "computer age" so to speak and we have expanded greatly. I run the day-to-day and we have several full time/part time employees. We have also launched a new YouTube Channel with some great new content with lots more to follow...like two episodes that were shot on this recent hunt.

07-May-24

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Just a few more Africa pics! Who doesn't like pics from this awesome country.
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Just a few more Africa pics! Who doesn't like pics from this awesome country.

07-May-24

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07-May-24

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07-May-24

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Free range herd of Bontebok. The family we were hunting with was instrumental in bringing back this iconic animal from the brink of extinction. These are 100% free range herds.
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Free range herd of Bontebok. The family we were hunting with was instrumental in bringing back this iconic animal from the brink of extinction. These are 100% free range herds.

07-May-24

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07-May-24

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Herds of springbok everywhere. In fact, our clients shot a few non-trophy cull animals towards the end of their hunt.
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Herds of springbok everywhere. In fact, our clients shot a few non-trophy cull animals towards the end of their hunt.

From: HunterR
07-May-24
I think this is awesome and likely fills a niche for people who want to hunt Africa but would like more of a challenge compared to a fenced hunt. Great pics too!

07-May-24
I agree. And hey....I have hunted behind fences with some awesome outfitters, and I totally get it, nothing wrong with it and quite frankly without the fences, and the value placed on game in RSA we would not be able to enjoy the incredible wildlife. I'm headed back in June with some different clients to a high fence farm and I can't wait...awesome place. But yes, this "best kept secret" certainly fills a niche if you don't want to hunt behind a fence, no matter how big the fenced farm.

From: JohnMC
07-May-24
Could this hunt realistically be done as a bow hunt?

07-May-24
Good question, but I just don't see it. Sitting over water would not be effective. These farms (several family farms) are over 10k acres each with multiple water sources, some natural and some for sheep/cattle. I suppose a fella could stalk kudu in the brush, but I don't want to say yes...just to say yes. I posted some photos of this last hunt with these clients just to reiterate that are free range options...and I know fellas like the photos.

07-May-24
Another thought....the bushpig, blue duiker and oribi would be possible, and maybe steeenbok and common duiker, only because they stand there and look at you sometimes. Spot and stalk would be awesome on the larger game, but it would be extremely difficult.

From: Mike B
07-May-24
"Spot and stalk would be awesome on the larger game, but it would be extremely difficult."

Yeah, it would. But damn...it would also be awesome experience!

07-May-24
No doubt...no argument from me there. I just don't want to give false hopes for archery success just secure bookings. There are some awesome companies that specialize in archery hunting, although they are fenced and over water (for the most part, but not all of them).

08-May-24
Stop it Peyton. You are causing me to fumble for my wallet and a calendar....!

Pete

08-May-24
Oh, Pete...did I mention how many times they told me how they wished you would visit again? Que...guilt trip :-)

21-May-24

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Short blog article on this hunt.

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