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Non trophy elephant?
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Contributors to this thread:
Bsaw 08-Feb-15
Medicinemann 08-Feb-15
LKH 09-Feb-15
Firehuntfish 09-Feb-15
Bigpizzaman 09-Feb-15
Halibutman 09-Feb-15
Bsaw 09-Feb-15
JCHB 10-Feb-15
loesshillsarcher 10-Feb-15
Bsaw 05-May-15
TXCO 05-May-15
Pat Lefemine 05-May-15
HighLife 05-May-15
Bsaw 05-May-15
r-man 05-May-15
sticksender 05-May-15
TD 06-May-15
keith 06-May-15
keith 06-May-15
ollie 06-May-15
Mad Trapper 06-May-15
Bigpizzaman 06-May-15
Spiral Horn 06-May-15
From: Bsaw
08-Feb-15
Just got back from Vegas from the SCI convention. Anyone have any good recommendations for a non trophy elephant archery hunt? I know about niel summers zimbabwe deal, but who do I compare that to. I don't see Anything wrong with Niel's hunt, and Niel is a great guy, just seeing what else is out there. Planning on going in 2016. Thanks to you guys in advance. I asked at the show but of course "we can do archery elephant no problem" but they never have done it. Just trying to get some feedback. Thanks in advance

From: Medicinemann
08-Feb-15
The last that I knew, elephant bowhunting was all but stopped in Africa, short of paying BIG dollars.....the one country that still allowed an elephant bowhunt was Zimbabwae.

From: LKH
09-Feb-15
Can't bring ivory home so I guess you would say they are all non-trophy hunts. I know prices have dropped.

From: Firehuntfish
09-Feb-15

Firehuntfish's Link
Bsaw, PM sent....

From: Bigpizzaman
09-Feb-15
My only recommendation is to do it ASAP, it's an AMAZING hunt and may not be available much longer!

From: Halibutman
09-Feb-15
I'm definitely following this thread. The best option seems to be Zimbabwe for price/success. There are non-exportable hunts in the Caprivi, but they seem to run about 4K more than the ones in Zim.

From: Bsaw
09-Feb-15
I saw non-export hunts at the show for $8k to $10k were common and that was meals, day rates, and everything. However, these were rifle hunts but some of the outfitters said they could do it with a bow. That's not really what I'm looking for. I'd rather pay more and get someone that has done it before. I returned some pm. Thanks guys. Please post any other good info.

From: JCHB
10-Feb-15
Namibia (Caprivi) does not allow taking elephant with archery gear. Best bet is Zim. I did mine with CMS and was not disappointed.

JCHB

10-Feb-15
confused. Is it allowed now?

From: Bsaw
05-May-15
JCHB, who's is CMS? And for those that have done it, send me some reputable PHs in Zim. Still trying to figure out how to check my PM.

From: TXCO
05-May-15
Zim and tanzania are the only places to allow elephant bowhunting Im aware of. All zim elephants are non importable. Tanzania requires booking a 21 day safari but is importable. Expect it to cost $100k+ but they did remove the extra fee for bowhunting this year I believe.

South Africa and Namibia have importable elephant but no rifle. Mozambique isnt importable and no archery if I recall correctly. Im not sure on the jungle countries for forest elephant with a bow but its dangerous and way more expensive than Zim.

Bottom line is go to Zim now if you want an elephant and are ok with replica tusks

From: Pat Lefemine
05-May-15
Liberals are shutting down stuff all over the place. Polar Bears, Elephants, Lions, Leopards, cats, trapping - worst I've ever seen it...

If you hunt, and you vote for Democrats, this is what happens.

Sorry - but it's a harsh truth that needs to be stated.

From: HighLife
05-May-15
Yup :<

From: Bsaw
05-May-15
I still can't check PMs. I called and got a recording. I googled and asked help desk and nothing. I don't see how to log out? I can't find anything on how to check PM? Sorry guys but I am obviously illiterate.

From: r-man
05-May-15
ebola

From: sticksender
05-May-15
Your PM's are here:

http://forums.bowsite.com/TF/bgforums/Myprivatemessages.cfm?bcrid=382009

Also found as shown below, on the main forums page.

PS: They only keep the last 30 day's worth of PM's on the site.

From: TD
06-May-15
Pat x2.

Staying at home on election day is nearly as bad. Only half stupid....

From: keith
06-May-15
It's a friggin' elephant! Aren't they all trophies?

From: keith
06-May-15
It's a friggin' elephant! Aren't they all trophies?

From: ollie
06-May-15
"Staying at home on election day is nearly as bad. Only half stupid...."

Perhaps that's because "our" side is just as bad. Perhaps worse because they lie to us and tell us they are on our side. They tell us what we want to hear to make it through the primaries and once elected fail to do what they said they will do and fail to offer any resistance to the President and his runaway disaster bus that is taking us over the cliff. "Holding your nose" and voting for the lesser of two evils is not much inspiration to participate on election day.

From: Mad Trapper
06-May-15
Pat pretty much summed it up. Harsh but so true. They are not winning by much, but they are winning. We could change it at the ballot box, but sadly I expect that won't happen.

From: Bigpizzaman
06-May-15
Alberta will be next, they just voted some "Crayon Eaters" into office!

From: Spiral Horn
06-May-15
My buddy arrowed one in Zim last year - sent you a PM with the outfitter's contact info.

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