Dear African hunters, enthusiasts and outfitters
Getting your trophies back home
This headline may prompt one of one the following responses:
- Can’t recall anything about it really.
- Was seamless and reasonable.
- Was more expensive than I thought, but I got my trophies and it worked well.
- Was way more expensive than I thought, and it actually annoyed me.
- Was a horror story; costs, delays, in fact some of my trophies are still missing, or I never got them, or they got switched. Everyone blaming someone else. Bottom line – it left a bad taste in my mouth.
As hunters start scrambling for Africa, this is a time to re calibrate. 2020 was a horror, but talking to some early-season hunters at Afton this month got me thinking that I need to reiterate some points.
Let’s make sure mistakes of the past are NOT repeated.
Make sure you have the correct documents from a TRUSTED outfitter – and just check all is in order before you head across here. If you have not got the right outfitter, with all the legal rights in place, and he does not advise you of the entire process of your hunt – beware!
You don’t know it now, but you may be jeopardizing so much down the line. I have a number of stories from just the past three months I am attending to. It is extraordinary. We do not need any more negative experiences, especially when they can be avoided. It does NOTHING for African hunting’s PR.
Africa is THE DESTINATION. We have the greatest variety of game, let’s make the most of it.
At African Hunting Gazette we are out to promote hunting – and help you the international hunter. From dreams we inspire, to the final delivery of your trophies via our AHG Trophy Shipping service, we are here to help.
There’re some incredible professional hunters across this continent, along with the finest taxidermists to immortalize your memories – we just want to help you be cautious.