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Friday, December 03, 2010

Yes, You Can Book Your South African Safari With Missouri Trout Hunter


Yes, it's true -- kinda. Technically, it's Ozark Taxidermy (the other side of the family business) that has recently become an approved booking agent for South Africa-based "Select Safaris".

Before making this decision, I contacted their entire client list from the 2009 season. Yes, their ENTIRE client list. We're talking dozens of of people. And, to be honest, I wasn't expecting the uniform level of raving reviews I heard. There was only one complaint. That client really wanted to take a black wildebeest in addition to the other 4 or 5 trophies he took on his trip, but they just weren't able to make it happen on that trip. So, he's planning another safari -- how's that for a complaint? He's going back!

In other words, I checked these guys out, and they are top-notch. Luxury accommodations, gourmet food (have you ever had Water Buffalo?), and the most professional and skilled hunting guides on the continent. Add to that the opportunity to hunt some very impressive animals that, to be honest, I thought were off-limits, and you've got a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can hunt the traditional horned game, of course, but you can also hunt lion, hippo, giraffe, ostrich, you name it. Even the rarer animals need their numbers managed, and when the herd, flock or pride numbers have been reduced to the optimum level, the opportunity to hunt those species is withdrawn.

Select Safaris staff will pick you up and the airport, show you the time of your life for 10 days, and get you back to your plane. Your trophies will be skinned, cleaned, sterilized, dried and shipped to the U.S. taxidermist of your choice. I'm sure you know I'm crossing my fingers that you'll choose Ozark Taxidermy, but there is no obligation.

Not a hunter? Well, they also offer photograph-only safaris, where you'll see pretty much every type of African animal you could hope for in a wide variety of terrains and environments. They have access to tens of thousands of acres of land with amazing numbers and varieties of wildlife.

For more pictures, click HERE, but don't dilly dally! The 2011 season is already 70% booked!

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