24 Hours from leaving on my first African Hunt!!!!
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24 Hours from leaving on my first African Hunt!!!!
I don't know if any of you saw a cancellation hunt that Louis offered From Spiral Horn Safaris back in May here on Africa Hunting, but I grabbed it! I've been a whitetail hunter, gun and bow, for 25 years in the midwest. I've been dreaming about hunting in Africa, but it was one of those "someday" things. In March, I started thinking, "What am I waiting for?" So I started researching. Then I found Spiral Horn. I called my best hunting buddy and said c'mon, let's just DO IT. So here we are. Just a little bit from leaving on what promises to be a GREAT 10 day hunt. Frankly, I don't think I'll get any sleep tonight or on the plane. I can't wait to add "hunted South Africa" to my profile. Wish me luck, guys, off we go!
08-19-2010, 02:11 PM #2
Welcome to AH ladempsey! Wow that's exciting news, I'm so glad that you finally are going to make that dream come true. You certainly have chosen a great outfitter and I know that you are going to have an excellent hunt with Louis. I am sure that you won't get much sleep but we are here all night if it gets too bad and you need some relief... Can't wait to hear all about it when you return, would love to see pictures too. Best of luck!
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Well, there should be lots of pictures. I bought a new camera and a big zoom lens just for the occasion. Not sure how it all works yet, but I will be playing with it.
And yes, Louis has been just great, patiently answering all our questions, making sure everything is all set. I just know we will never be the same after this.
The most fun has been regular people's reactions when it comes up that I'm going on vacation. They say, "Where". I say, "Going to Africa to go hunting." Then they look at you like, WOW, you can see them thinking that nobody they know does that. Then they look at you very differently. And I'm all smiiling and excited. It's been really fun planning and getting ready. Now we are trying to think of ways to slow down the time during the 10 days because we know it will go too fast.
08-19-2010, 05:17 PM #4
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Have a great trip!
08-19-2010, 08:17 PM #5
May you have a wonderful hunt routine , and bag all the record class game trophies on your hunt list . Your host Louis is a wonderful gentleman & a remarkable PH. You would really have a Hunting safari of your life time.
Waiting for the pics & the hunt reports ..............
MonishITS NOT THE RIFLE BUT THE MAN BEHIND THE RIFLE
08-20-2010, 01:43 AM #6
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Do you have any room left in one of your bags for me? HaHaHahahaha!
Seriously though, you couldn't have picked a better outfitter. You and your buddy will have a super time hunting with Louis and his crew at Farm Buffelsvlei. Wishing you both a great trip to AFRICA!
Please tell my zebra hunting partners Juan and Frans that Ty says HI.
Can't wait to hear all about your journey upon your return.
08-20-2010, 07:56 AM #7
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Best of luck and have a great time. Take lots of photos with that new camera.
08-20-2010, 01:02 PM #8
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Wish I was going back with you. Got back in May. You will LOVE IT!!!! Good luck, I know you are going to have a great time.
08-20-2010, 04:46 PM #9
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good luck and enjoy the trip, louis seems like a great guy and every one says he works hard to make sure your trip is the best
i wish you luck ,i am goning on my 2 hunt in oct near limpopo.
regards Peer-Ole from Denmark
08-22-2010, 06:10 PM #11
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08-22-2010, 07:54 PM #12
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Good luck, have a great trip. Can't wait to see some pics.
08-23-2010, 10:54 PM #13
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Welcome to Africa (RSA) and hope you have an exciting safari. Looking forward to hearing from you (on the forum) about your experience. All the best.
08-24-2010, 03:00 AM #14
Please be sure to post pics of your trophies!!
and have a super tripCheck out my profile
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