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    Smile old hunter

    Greetings fellow hunters...am looking forward to engaging in lively conversation about our exploits in the bush and fields, as well a perhaps learn a few new things as well
    I've been to Africa twice and can't wait to go back!!!!!

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    Welcome to AH safarihunter! Looking forward to your participation.

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    welcome
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    Welcome aboard!
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    safarihunter

    welcome to AH may you add to the Forum...
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    Welcome to AH!

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    Well since you have been twice you already have stories. Start typing and posting those pictures.
    Welcome.

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    Welcome to AH safarihunter!! feel free to share some of your hunting stories.

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    Good to have you here safarihunter! And I 2nd Bob's comment about sharing your hunting stories.
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    Hi Safarihunter,
    Welcome to the forum!

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    I'm new to "blogs" and "forums", ect., so please accept this as a warm thank you to all who have greeted me; I attempted to pose a concern re Empire Rifles Inc- has anyone had or is having a problem obtaining a rifle from them. I fear I've been had
    BTW brick- I posted a photo of my lion. I trust you're more adept at surfing than I!!!!


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    safarihunter, There is a thread on AH regarding Empire Rifles, feel free to discuss and share your experience there.

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    Welcome aboard safarihunter, that is a beautiful lion.

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    Welcome to the forum, safarihunter !

    By the way, nice lion

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    Quote Originally Posted by safarihunter View Post
    I'm new to "blogs" and "forums", ect., so please accept this as a warm thank you to all who have greeted me; I attempted to pose a concern re Empire Rifles Inc- has anyone had or is having a problem obtaining a rifle from them. I fear I've been had
    BTW brick- I posted a photo of my lion. I trust you're more adept at surfing than I!!!!

    Okay safarihunter, I love the picture of that absolutely beautiful lion, but you really must tell the story behind that hunt!
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    The lion hunt was one of the most exciting. The objective was to get him over bait-eventually after several days we noted he was taking the bait- the problem was- we were never there when that occurred!!! On day 6 we got to the bait and noted he not only took the bait( gemsbok) but also was in our blind -which was nothing more than mopane/ acasia branches, so we waited thinking he may return- he didn't; it was suggested that we come back in the evening and wait him out-so my son, the PH and I sat there all night- in pitch black, freezing our you-know-whats off- but he never returned. We never heard a roar but plenty of snarls and grunts all around us-REALLY!!!! We decided to come back in early am and while waiting we received a call from trackers that they spotted a big male chomping on "something" about a mile behind us. We decided to get in the cruiser and drive to approximately where they spotted him. By the way the also saw some females meandering in the area also.
    When we got about 5oo yds from him the tracker on the top of the cruiser spotted him. As you can see the grass is high so it was decided to drive a little farther- the cruiser sounded like a 57 Chevy dragging beer cans, but we actually were able to drive to about 250 yds When we got off the cruiser the tracker yelled for us to get back on- the females were to our right!!! The male was oblivious- just eating-the females scattered to our right, we got off and walked about 25-30 yds closer. My first shot was off the PH's shoulder- he forgot the sticks and the shot was high and just behind the left front shoulder paralyzing him but I assure you he was very much alive when we got up to him. Another shot again behind the left front shoulder finished him. While we were celebrating ,etc the females began to close in- so the PH let off some shots to scatter them- we then took the required photos( govt required) and loaded him up an got out of there quick
    Gun: 375HH( Dakota- circa Don Allen) Barnes triple shock 270gr
    Weighed 563lb and measured 26 8/16 and scored # 18 in the SCI( it was decided to enter him by the PH because he was so big-I'm not that preoccupied with such things
    So I have a nice plaque and am in the record book- How cool!!! As soon as my kids help me figure out how to copy the mount I will include a photo- it's really impressive- That's my story-


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    Welcome to AH safarihunter, great lion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by safarihunter View Post
    BTW brick- I posted a photo of my lion. I trust you're more adept at surfing than I!!!!

    Some days.
    I love the real african camo your are wearing in that photo with your lion.
    very nice old lion.
    Look forward to more as you practice.

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    Fantastic lion! Hunted them once years ago in Botswana, didnt get one but had a great hunt, saw lots of lion. 563 pounds?!! Thats huge!! You didnt weigh that mane I hope!! Welcome to the forum!

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    to Brick: what do you mean... "as I practice?!!!!"
    To Sest: my son verified the weight( after I posted it I asked him to be certain I was correct and he was at the hook/scale (-was given out in Kgs initially)
    As far as the "African digs": as I stated it was freezing: I actually advised my son he wouldn't need cold weather gear- he characteristically didn't follow my advice and brought a parka- his worldly all knowing father didn't- one of the trackers gave me his wife's ponchos- I was so excited I didn't even realize it was still on when we took the photos!! When we got back to camp I received a big ovation...one staff member wanted the address of my mountain cave !!! All the levity and jokes not withstanding I'll cherish that hunt particularly because i was able to have my son along-I plan on attaching the photo of the mount- the taxidermist did a phenomenal job. I just wish these trips weren't so damn expensive!!!!!
    By the way did you know a good portion of mane is typically lost during the taxidermy process- something the hunter has to accept( that comes from a Boddington tv program-Tracks across Africa)

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