Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 21 to 23 of 23

How did you get interested in Safari hunting?

This is a discussion on How did you get interested in Safari hunting? within the Hunting Africa forums, part of the HUNT AFRICA category; Originally Posted by DUGABOY1 ... From that day on, the little 410 shotgun was a big double rifle, and every ...

  1. #21
    AfricaHunting.com's Avatar
    AfricaHunting.com is online now Jerome Philippe, Founder of AfricaHunting.com
    Joined
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    15,758

    Member of AfricaHunting.com

    Hunted Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, France, Spain, USA

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DUGABOY1 View Post
    ... From that day on, the little 410 shotgun was a big double rifle, and every jackrabbit I shot was a Cape buffalo, and I was hooked on double rifles, and Africa...

    Jerome Philippe, Founder of AfricaHunting.com
    Visited by over 240,000 hunters monthly, viewing 2.5 million pages, generating 14.5 million hits over 11,000 members (statistics Jan 2014).

    Click HERE to Support AH

    If you enjoy this site then tell fellow hunters about it!

    Our community is a place for seasoned African hunters and those who dream of someday hunting in Africa. I hope that you will find AfricaHunting.com a great place to spend time preparing for or dreaming about your future African hunting safari or reliving your last.

  2. #22
    monish's Avatar
    monish is offline AH Elite
    Joined
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,520

    Member of AfricaHunting.com

    Hunted Tanzania, Nepal, Canada,

    Default

    Dugaboy, very interesting fact of your hunting days and u r 200% correct once you hunt in Africa you are never the same again and thats a fact its a complete transition.

    Monish

  3. #23
    DLS
    DLS is offline AH Member
    Joined
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    49
    DLS has no Articles
    View DLS's Photos

    Default

    Dugaboy1, that's an outstanding story!

    My own interest in Africa was somewhat similar, as my grandfather would take me down to 'Simms Hardware' in Sacramento a few times a year, and they had a large number of African animals on the walls. Simms was mainly a gun store, even though they sold hardware too. I was fascinated since a young boy by all of the African animals they had on the walls.

    Fast forward a few years, and I was 17. I was a voracious reader and somehow came upon a book dealer (Ellen Enzler of Trophy Room Books) and purchased an original edition of 'Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter' by WDM Bell. I pad $300 for that book back in 1976, and that was a hell of a lot of money for a young man then (still is!). Anyway, I read through that book in just a few days, and at that point I was doomed as I'd never be satisfied until I hunted in Africa.

    It took 7 more years, but at the young age of 24 I made my first safari, a 24 day affair to Deka and Matetsi 3 with Roy Vincent, who was then a PH for Peter Johnstone of Rosslyn Safaris. Twenty six years and three more safaris later, I want to go back more than ever before. I agree with Dugaboy when he said that all other hunting seems mundane when compared to hunting in Africa. While I love hunting here (especially archery elk) I absolutely love hunting dangerous game in Africa.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. What are you interested in seeing in a promotional hunting video?
    By MarvelAfrica in forum Hunting Video Clips
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 06-22-2012, 05:17 AM
  2. Hello from Australia - interested in African archival material
    By ridgebackhistory in forum Introductions & Greets
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-09-2012, 03:46 PM
  3. Replies: 27
    Last Post: 10-07-2011, 02:47 PM
  4. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 12-15-2010, 10:46 AM
  5. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-25-2010, 11:19 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •