I am writing a post for the 1st time , although i have been a member for over a year, it has taken me this long to get on the program, LOL. Any ways i was in SA, in Limpopo with Smith and Dunham in May of 2011 and after a few long flights and the drive from Joberg to Alldays, we were happy to arrive at the lodge and start hunting ASAP, after we had a bite to eat and checked our guns out. It was with a group of 7 hunters and we all had a great hunt, pretty well all of the guys, got their target animals, all were good representative animals and the group (only a few knew each other) got along great. I got lucky on my 1st safari and shot some very good animals, I shot a great 31 inch Waterbuck the 1st morning and then shot and lost my 1st Gemboc (they retrieved at the end of the hunt, no pictures), i then followed up with a 22 inch Impala. It was then a few days of chasing the grey ghost and after 2 days of nothing but missed opportunities and being outsmarted more then a few times, i finally connected on a +52 inch Kudu. The last 2 days of the hunt i shot a great 31 inch Nyala and finally took and dropped on the spot, my second Gemsbox that was solid 43 inches. I met some new hunters on the safari and also became friends with the outfitter and his PH`s, it was a great safari and i was hooked by the 1st day of a 7 day hunt. So much so, that i went back this August with Smith and Dunham to Alldays and this time i took a couple friends with me, we just got back and i will send pics and probabaly a little better story on my next post. I am thinking Zim in 2014!!!!!!!!!! After reading a lot of your messages AND BEING IN AFRICA, I GET WHAT YOU GUYS ARE SAYING, YOU JUST WONT GO ONCE AND ONCE BITTEN BY THE BUG, IS PROBABLY THE MOST ADDICTIVE THING ON EARTH!!!!!!