The Hardest Hunting Question There Ever Was / Is
Gather 'round gents I have a story to tell and requests to make.
First, a little background.
I am a single Dad. Raised two beautiful, smart intelligent and moral daughters. One now in nursing school the other an engineer. Proud of them both. They lived by the creed: "Time to throw out the whores and mop up the blood, Dad's on his way home"
But I digress
Well men, they have found my porn, Russian vodka and Cuban cigars. They have, for their own use over the years, pilfered my liquor and gun cabinets, turned women of questionable virtue that I chose to associate myself with into surrogate Mother figures, and grown up, as you might have expected true women of South Texas. Again I say, they make me proud.
Well tonight, we had a little intervention sort of thing that started with ...."Dad, we found the website" and I tried my best to look as innocent as history would allow
from the youngest "when were you going to tell us?"
from the oldest "did you think we would never find out?"
uh oh! Deep doo doo on the rise
in unison "we want to go"
So here is the question and the need for advice:
They both have hunted extensively in Texas.
East Texas in the piney woods with the "other" half of the family
South Texas with me
and lots and lots of bird hunting with my sainted 86 year old Mother
the youngest, cool under fire and a pretty good hand with rifle and gun, the oldest more of a calculating operator, good at distance with a rifle not so much with a gun, however, during dove season does an impressive imitation of a waist gunner on a B-17 being ankle deep in hulls and often little to show for it.
Both have toured Europe, solo, for as much as a month at a time without a tour or outside assistance.
Both own personally a Model 70 in .375 Holland which collects dust as they prefer their 7mm08's
Both clean their own guns and field dress their own deer.
I have been told that they will both have time in March 2012
For two young women, the apple of this old man's eye, where do you send them for the perfect African Hunt / Adventure and why.
And, btw, outfitters and PH's that have thoughts are more than welcome with any offer.
Gentlemen, I said at the start this was going to be a tough one.
One more thing. This is a solo deal, they will be together but on their own. dad will not be making this trip. Other plans.