First and foremost, shoot your weapon! I promise you the first thing your PH will do after you get settled, is make you shoot your weapons. He will check 2 things: your ability to shoot, and the zero on your weapon. It is to ensure your gun or bow is still on after the trip there, and will tell him what he needs to do to get you close enough to your trophy.
Bring a gun you feel comfortable with: Don’t substitute accuracy for power! Bullet placement is the key. .270 and up to .300 will work fine on plains game. Anything over that is over kill! Equal balance is important between bullet and power. Shot placement! Shot placement!
Bow hunting: Any bow you would use in the western United States for hunting elk, moose, and bear will work fine on plains game. 65 - 75 LBS pull is good medicine. Use fixed blade broad heads. African game is extremely tuff. You need maximum penetration. SHOT PLACEMENT! SHOT PLACEMENT!
Break in your boots: Don’t buy new boots and use them on your trip. Break them in first. There’s nothing worse than having sore feet your hunt.
Remember you don’t pay your PH to shoot your trophy, you pay him to get you a shot at one! Some of the hunts are tough so do some walking at home but you don’t need to run a marathon to enjoy your Safari.
Tell me, Brendon or your PH’S about any physical or medical needs, allergies, illnesses, etc. These things are important and we need to know about them.
At Karoo Legacy Safaris and Worldwide Adventures we will do everything in our power, along with our staff, to take care of all your safari needs. Our goal is to make your safari more enjoyable from planning to bringing home your trophies. It has always been a huge part of our business model that your safari and our job are not complete until your trophies are hanging on your wall.
Good hunting to you!
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