Africa Hunting Safaris Missoula MT

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Cristian Dufflocq
(406) 241-8645
P.O. Box 7905
Missoula, MT
Agency
Andes Journeys, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Latin America & Mexico
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Equestrian, Fishing / Hunting, Luxury Travel, Nature
Website
www.fly-fish-chile.com

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Lori Oakland
(406) 541-8503
5225 W Broadway
Missoula, MT
Agency
Flathead Travel Co.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Family Fun, Disney
Website
www.flatheadtravel.com

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Davidson Travel
(406) 721-5100
Missoula, MT
 
Sue Leigland
(406) 587-1188
Po Box 100
Bozeman, MT
Agency
Montana Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Italy, U.S. - Midwest
Specialities
Eco-Tourism, Fishing / Hunting, Leisure Travel
Website
www.mttravel.com

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Terrie Mitchell
(406) 646-9310
Po Box 410
West Yellowstone, MT
Agency
Yellowstone Tour & Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Fishing / Hunting, Eco-Tourism, Adventure Travel, National Parks, Rafting, Nature, Ski / WinterSports
Website
www.yellowstone-travel.com

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Budget Travel
(406) 549-4144
Missoula, MT
 
Kimberly Sherrett
(406) 541-8503
5225 W. Broadway
Maitland, MT
Agency
Travel Planners International
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.MyHostTravelAgency.com

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Deedee Mcgowan
(406) 777-6934
300 B Main Street
Stevensville, MT
Agency
Big SkyTravel Management CO., Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Europe-Northern, South America, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Amusement / Theme Parks, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Safari
Website
www.bigsky-travel.com

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Cristian Dufflocq
(406) 241-8645
P.O. Box 7905
Missoula, MT
Agency
Andes Journeys, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Latin America & Mexico
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Equestrian, Fishing / Hunting, Luxury Travel, Nature
Website
www.fly-fish-chile.com

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Rochelle Lutz
(406) 752-8728
500 S Main Street
Kalispell, MT
Agency
Flathead Travel Service, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Southeast
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Fishing / Hunting, Gay & Lesbian, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Other, Rail, Singles, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.flatheadtravel.com

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Planning an African Safari - Part 1

The undulating hills and rugged rock koppies made for a beautiful setting under the warm South African sun. Feathery umbrella-shaped acacia trees and thorn bushes dotted the landscape, relieving the vast grassy plain. We enjoyed perfect weather, while scoping the herds of long-faced, red hartebeest. Since both males and females of the species have tall horns, it takes a practiced eye to tell the difference from two hundred yards. A hundred or more of the brush-tailed beasts ranged across the dry African bushveld, but we had yet to see the really impressive bull. After two days combing the bushveld for the perfect trophy, Piet and I spotted a bachelor herd of about 20 bulls spread out against the base of a rocky hill.

In the middle of the group, stood a magnificent bull with magnificent “S” curved horns perched atop his elongated head. We pulled around to the far side of the hill and began our stalk. Slowly working our way up through the thick, bushy undergrowth, we caught short glimpses of lute-shaped horns and deep russet hides glinting in the sun. Traveling through sandy soil littered with crisp, dry leaves, in the company of a Professional Hunter (PH) and two trackers is no quiet task. A few too many crackles, and the herd was onto us, moving smoothly away into deeper cover.

We hunkered down for a long wait, while the bulls settled back into the calm of the afternoon. Finally, we were able to ease our way quietly out onto a rock promontory, to gain a better view. Imagine our surprise to find the herd bedded down immediately below us in a densely wooded copse. Watching closely through the binoculars, we tried in vain to find the bull we had spotted earlier, the one with recurved horns. The bulls began to meander through small openings in the brush, making the sighting easier but identification even more difficult.

Finally, I spotted the graceful “S” horns moving toward the next clearing. It was the pride of the herd. He moved into the open, and I took careful aim, placing my crosshairs right on the crease of his shoulder. At the retort of the .06 the brush exploded with scattering red bulls. I held my breath, trying to track my trophy through the scope, as he kicked up his heels and bolted into the bush. Four pairs of eyes watched, and no one saw him emerge from the thicket. Uncertain of the kill, we made our way down the rocky hillside into the copse. The bull lay a mere 15 feet from where I had hit him. Here was a beautiful trophy, adding a true sense of accomplishment to the thrill of hunting the bush in Africa.

Planning an African safari can be a very exciting and rewarding process in its own right. It is often necessary to book a hunt a year or two in advance. Learning about Africa, its animals and its people, can build a pleasing sense of anticipation, helping to maintain the excitement over this extended time. Since much of Africa lies in the Southern hemisphere, the seasons are opposite North America. In most Southern countries...

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