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post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
A friend of mine that lives in Worland, WY went on a 10 day Safari to Africa in August and this is one of the things he bagged...

post #2 of 33
First you need to find a tree big enough to field dress it. About 50 feet tall I should think. Then hire the entire nearby village to hoist it up there for you. Meanwhile hire some of the local fellows to help stave off the lions who will also be interested in dining either with you or on you. Next either dig a very very large pit or if one of the local houses has burned down recently you can use the basement for doing it whole. Once you have that accomplished cook it like you would a whole hog. Covered in bananna leaves and sand. Takes about 3 days before they are ready to dig up.
You will have to fold the neck carefully or dig a larger pit. Instead of an apple place a pumpkin in its mouth for a garnish.
At this point the villagers will come in really handy in helping you eat the whole thing.

They take a bit of fussing and some hard work to cook but are worth it in the end. They taste a lot like three toed sloth. ( a lot like chicken )

PS I believe the airlines will allow that as carry on luggage.
post #3 of 33
Holly Long necks Batman....I bet I could fill up the smoke wagon with that...MMMMMMM Zebra steaks.....Couldnt spell the other one so its a zebra....
post #4 of 33
Thread Starter 
He also got a Zebra but didn't send a picture of it...
post #5 of 33
I think he should do a full body mount.
post #6 of 33
Holy crap....I guess I'll need to go help out since he only lives a hour away from me...I wonder how much meat is on their necks alone? I wonder what their meat tastes like?
post #7 of 33


Paul, I'm not a PETA person or anything near that but I just don't get it. How hard can it be to kill a giraffe? Giraffes are quite illusive and can hide behind ________ fill in the blank.....a Walmart? Hell, Stevie Wonder could hit a giraffe. I'm sorry, like I said, I just don't get it. Hope he ate the meat.

post #8 of 33
Game management ! somebody has to shoot them so why not get somebody to pay to do it for you ?
post #9 of 33
I was wondering that myself what are you going to do with all that meat. I'm sure the neck you could just steak and the ribs (talk about dino bones) are realy long and I guess good. Then If you stuff that thing where would you put it make it the corner stone of your house?? Well I hope he had a good time in Africa and fulled a dream I'm sure.
post #10 of 33
Thread Starter 
I have no idea what they do with it, apparently big game hunts are a part of their economy. like another poster stated it is game management and you might as well get someone to pay to hunt them...

I don't know if they eat it or what, I would suspect it would be cost prohibitive and probably a violation of FDA regulations to bring it back to the USA...

I am going to call his mom today and see if he is back yet and what all he got while there...
post #11 of 33
last I knew you could not bring back the meat. Just hide's and heads. Meat is consumed by the local villages. Not my cup of tea, but for some folks it's not about kill and grill.
post #12 of 33
Never smoked one but that would be one heck of a rug! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #13 of 33
Thread Starter 
Take hell of a big room for tip of his nose to the end of his tall and then if you spread the legs... Maybe a basketball court...biggrin.gif
post #14 of 33
I'm not into the trophy hunting either. It's all about the meat for me, but the villagers need to eat too, and I understand the game needs to be managed for a lot of reasons. A neighbor of mine looked into a hunt like that and it was the same deal. The meat stayed there. From what he told me the giraffe meat is very dark and nasty. Not what we are used to anyway.
post #15 of 33
Thread Starter 
Personally I Can't See Shooting Them or even Lions unless they were attacking someone... It just doesn't make sense unless they are having problems with overpopulation and I don't think that is the case...
post #16 of 33
I'm a hunter but have to admit I am thinking "why the hell would you shoot a giraffe?"
post #17 of 33
Im with MPH on this one. I'm a sucker for animals, even though I dine on them. I under stand micro-economics and local areas of different parts of the world do what they have to do to "survive". Just like my great grandma would drown a bunch of kittens in a potato sack because every third litter would be a drain on the farm. I just don't know what the point is of shooting a freaking giraffe. Like the Indians said, if you take from the land, you use every piece of it. I hope your buddy has some badass giraffe skin boots....for his whole family...and their friends..

I have nothing against game hunters in the US that eat what they kill, hell I might join them if I had the time and patience....but holding 4000 years of technology in your hand to off an animal that's 22 feet tall working only with instinct isn't hunting, it's the fish in a barrell story.

I had a buddy in college who grew up with a guy that became a seal, he was from Arkansas. I was told that he would hide in a tree in a gilley suit with a K-Bar and drop down on a hog if it came past and wrestle/stab/slit it. That my friends is hunting.
post #18 of 33
You hit the nail on the head.......it's all about game management.
The villagers are very thankful for all of the meat nothing goes to waste.
Most of the time the back straps will be cooked up as camp meat.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
Not to sure if I would eat a Lion or Girrafe or a Elaphant, but the locals eat everything that is killed by the trohpy hunters.I know it takes up to a year to clear customs just to get your hides and or heads back from africa.My old room mate has killed just about everything you can kill in africa, with a bow.He goes there 2-3 times per year, every year for the past 10 years.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Not my cuppa tea........I hunt for food only !!!
post #19 of 33
LOL-----I don't think my highmount scope even goes up that high.

Personally I wouldn't want to shoot a giraffe, but I guess if we were only going to shoot creatures we don't like, I'd be on a lot of snake hunts. Then there are people who like snakes---I don't happen to be one of them. This is one of the great things about living in the north---If you see a snake in the winter, you can use him for a walking stick.PDT_Armataz_01_36.gif

post #20 of 33
LOL.........I wish that was the case around here....I don't mind snakes ,but I really try to avoid the snakes that sound like a baby rattle !!!!icon_eek.gif
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