New Member hooked on Africa!
While I have been a member since early 2009 I have sat back and sifted through all of the info that comes through these forums without getting involved. I am normally quite shy and anti-social but I feel it is time to get more involved in something I am becoming very passionate with.
I have been fantasizing about Africa since I was a young boy reading about Fred Bear, Jack O'Connor and many others but it took years before I realized if I was ever going to hunt Africa I just had to take the plunge.
In 2008 I booked with Agagia in central Namibia near Okahandja. Since I am an archer at heart the Neethling's bowhunting only style was what I really was looking for! (No offense meant to all of the gun hunters out there) From the minute my wife and I landed I was hooked. This wasn't going to be a once in a life time trip! I am coming back ASAP.
While at Agagia I shot Oryx, Black Wildebeest, Eland, and several warthogs. Sometimes when you wait so long for something so special the experience is a let down. This trip was truly special. In the months before my trip my anticipation continued to mount. I am not ashamed to say that when my arrow struck home and I was standing over my 1st African kill I shed a few tears thanking the good Lord for what He has given me!
Since that trip I have been engrossed in everything about Africa. I must admit, this is THE BEST SITE I have found. Everyone treats everyone else with the utmost respect.
Hopefully I have not embarrassed myself too badly here. While I am a poor American (and proud of it) I hope you will allow me to be part of your world.