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    hunting nigeria

    i have been asked to travel to nigeria with work over the next couple of months and as a sweetner my boss suggested i do a bit of hunting , i am not sure where in nigeria at this moment or exact dates but was looking some members experience with hunting in nigeria.

    regards
    keith

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    It is a bit hairy there just now Keith.

    I would want a couple of reliable guys with H&K's watching my back there.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Maybe that's what he is up to, cheaper than redundancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb View Post
    i have been asked to travel to nigeria with work over the next couple of months and as a sweetner my boss suggested i do a bit of hunting , i am not sure where in nigeria at this moment or exact dates but was looking some members experience with hunting in nigeria.

    regards
    keith
    I was resident there for 4 1/2 years in the 1980's and still visit on business.

    If you haven't been before I would seriously suggest you agree a trip to see what it's like cos it can be hairy and quite frightening BUT 99.99% of Nigerians are really good people, the business opportunities there are immense (double digit growth forecast) and don't believe all you hear from irregular visitors. Speak to seasoned expats for a better opinion.

    However, I don't think there is any hunting there -

    1. If it moves they will have eaten it

    and

    2. I would imagine it near impossible to get a gun licence (FAC or shotgun).

    PM me (or email) if you want to know where (and where not) to go or for any info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyefor View Post
    I was resident there for 4 1/2 years in the 1980's and still visit on business.

    If you haven't been before I would seriously suggest you agree a trip to see what it's like cos it can be hairy and quite frightening BUT 99.99% of Nigerians are really good people, the business opportunities there are immense (double digit growth forecast) and don't believe all you hear from irregular visitors. Speak to seasoned expats for a better opinion.

    However, I don't think there is any hunting there -

    1. If it moves they will have eaten it

    and

    2. I would imagine it near impossible to get a gun licence (FAC or shotgun).

    PM me (or email) if you want to know where (and where not) to go or for any info.
    Been there regularly on business and have family there as well. There is practically no legal hunting available. Legal firearms ownership is extremely difficult as well.

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    Thanks for the replies , hopefully I have managed to get out of the trip.

    Keith

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    I will also be traveling there in the next few months. I had hoped to do some hunting but sounds like not going tohappen. What about bow hunting? I would love to get some African game with my recurve but no idea whether that is even feasable. If no hunting is available, is there a possibility of just a safari trip then? I will be working in Oyu, southeast of Port Harcourt. I have no idea what this area is like. I dont worry about the shots, got all of those shots 3 or 4 times while in the army, even got the Hep A&B series a couple of times.

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    As already mentioned if it moves it will have been eaten!
    I was there 1990 to 96 and at that time it was possible to get a shotgun permit (With "Dash"(Bribe)) though the cost of ammunition was astronomical. Given the amount of trouble with armed militia nowadays I wouldn't want to be walking around in the bush anyway but even carrying a shotgun might lead to over eager police using you as target practice!
    Use anti - mosquito sprays and nets and keep as much covered up as possible. yellow fever jabs last 10 years so why not cover your ass?
    If you are only visiting take anti-malarial tablets before,during and after your stay as prescribed.
    Long term is a problem as the side effects are not wonderful and you should seek medical advice.
    I Had malaria twice and would not wish it on my worst enemy! If you get any flu like symptoms on return to the UK get it checked out pronto. Explain to the GP that you have just returned from Nigeria or he will tell you you have flu!
    Area around Port Harcourt is rivers, more rivers and even more rivers. (Delta region of the river Niger) Low lying land, plenty of mangrove swamps. Ther are small bush antelope but rare! If it moves its edible! Monitor lizards are a favoured dish as are african snails. They are the size of your fist and taste like tyres!
    I did shoot a black mamba with an air pistol once (It was in our parrots cage looking for an easy meal) and got a 14 foot python with a volkswagen beetle! (Skinned it & took the skin home to show the kids - 4 whole ducks inside)
    I'm not saying that there is no hunting there but given the present political climate and lack of game I would concentrate upon fishing!!

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    If i were you i would forget all about hunting near or around Port Harcourt. When i was down there just over a year ago it was an armed escort everywhere and we were told not to get out of the mini bus under any circumstances. I work with a guy who got kidnapped down there a few years back and him and some others were held in the jungle for around 7 weeks, they only made it out cause the company paid the ransom on the quiet. We got extra money while working down there but were under no obligation to go. I work mostly off Angola now and all these places are quite dodgy and some places you would get killed for your shoes. If i went back to Nigeria, hunting would be last on my list.

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