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Tips on getting the right references before booking your hunt

The best and most useful recommendations come from reference hunters, providing you with good honest information about what to expect when hunting with a specific outfitter. Getting useful references before booking a hunting trip is very important if you want to secure a great hunting experience with few or no bad surprises. However, there are some…

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The best hunting trip destinations for first-time traveling hunters

You can find all your dream hunting destinations in ‘your own back garden’, so to speak. Thanks to the digitalization of our modern world, a high command of languages by just about all outfitters in the world and easy access to independent references, it is just as easy to book a hunting trip directly at…

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The best (and worst) airlines for hunting trips

Travelling with weapons is not always easy and there is often a huge difference when it comes to service on board and the standard of the aircraft. Bureaucracy, time consumption, excess baggage and fees are often typical factors at the start of a hunting trip. We will try and spare you them.

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Tip: Go on a hunting trip while you can!

Over the past 20 years I have been on hunting trips to more than 20 countries on 5 continents. As so often happens to people who gain a lot of experience in a certain area, I have also come to realise that the more I experience and learn, the more I find out that there…

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Claim compensation when your flight is delayed

A delayed flight before or after a hunting trip you have been looking forward to is incredibly irritating. But did you know that it is possible to claim compensation? Many passengers, including traveling hunters, are not aware that they are entitled to compensation if their flight is delayed.

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Rabies: What you need to know before your hunting trip

As hunters, when we live out our passion far away from our safe environment back in Europe, it is a good idea to take into account the risks that comes with hunting. One of these risks is rabies. Two hunters I know recently had to face this risk head-on after a hunting trip in the…

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Trichinella and how to avoid eating infected meat

Travelling hunters know that when you travel around the world you will be offered a variety of game dishes, prepared in many different ways – some in healthy ways and others almost harmful to your health. On one of my hunting trips in Kyrgyzstan we were offered shashlik after our hunt. Shashlik is a type…

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Ethical considerations prior to booking your hunting trip

Rainsford Hunting is not a hunting travel agency and we have no responsibility for, and as such no control over, the products the outfitters on the portal offer. We select the outfitters on our website, based on their reliability and professionalism, with the best intentions and based on recommendations.

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Vaccinations prior to a hunting trip

Few locations in the world are as safe as Western Europe. On the other hand, if you are travelling to other parts of the world for hunting, many places require some sort of vaccine against the area’s  “menu” of infectious diseases and other infections. Even though you have been vaccinated or take malaria pills, you…

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Check the CITES lists of animal species prior to your hunting trip

CITES is an international convention that aims to monitor and control international trade across borders of wild animals and wild animal parts (trophies). Completely in line with the basic principles of sustainable trophy hunting, the aim of CITES is to allow sustainable trade and, perhaps naively, to try to conserve wild populations through control. This…

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Preserving your mounted hunting trophies

For many hunters a trophy is much more than just a stuffed, mounted animal. A hunting trophy is a physical memory from an unforgettable experience, a physical memory that we want to keep for the rest of our lives – if not longer. To get some good ideas about how to take care of your…

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