Hello from Idaho

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by IdaRam, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. IdaRam

    IdaRam AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Messages:
    612
    Video/Photo:
    51
    Likes Received:
    510
    Location:
    Idaho
    Member of:
    NRA Life Member, North American Hunting Club Life Member, Wild Sheep Foundation, SCI
    Hunted:
    Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Alberta Canada
    Hi All. My name is Dan and I'm from Boise Idaho. So glad I found this site. What a wealth of information and a bunch of great people. I've enjoyed reading a number of posts and am proud to be amongst you.
    I'm heading to Africa for the first time in August and September of 2015 with a good buddy of mine. His second trip. We will be hunting plains game for 14 days in SA with Jean-Louis from Numzaan Safaris. After that I'm tagging along on my buddies 10 day Cape Buffalo hunt in Zimbabwe with Jean-Louis and Terry Fenn with Chinanga Safaris. I'll be running the camera :) Been waiting 46 years for this! Can't wait :)
    Good hunting!
    Dan
     
  2. bluey

    bluey AH Legend

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Messages:
    4,705
    Video/Photo:
    52
    Likes Received:
    1,772
    Location:
    australia,the next oppressed nation
    Member of:
    ssaa, aba ,bairnsdale field archers SFP
    Hunted:
    australia south africa (limpopo, north west,eastcape) canada (b.c)zambia
    gday dan welcome to AH , enjoy the site
    46 years , you a one paitent man ,fella .
     
  3. Pawprint Safaris

    Pawprint Safaris SPONSOR AH Elite

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Messages:
    1,712
    Video/Photo:
    3
    Likes Received:
    788
    Member of:
    PHASA HSC
    Hunted:
    South Africa,Zimbabwe,Mozambique
  4. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    12,802
    Video/Photo:
    411
    Likes Received:
    4,598
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico
    Make sure you take lots of pictures and come back here and share that hunt report.

    Good luck.
     
  5. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    7,187
    Video/Photo:
    5,022
    Likes Received:
    1,397
    Location:
    USA
    Welcome to AH Dan! You will have a great time in Africa!
     
  6. James.Grage

    James.Grage AH Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,636
    Video/Photo:
    73
    Likes Received:
    634
    Member of:
    NRA, ATA, PITA, NAHC, NAFC, DU, TU, DSC, SCI, RMEF
    Hunted:
    USA - Canada -Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe
    Hi Dan, The potato land king

    Welcome to AH :)

    I am sure you will have a great time in Africa in '15. :D

    something to think about! :cautious:

    What do you plan to do with your rifle after your safari and when you travel from South Africa to Zimbabwe? These dates will be covered in your letter of invite.

    In Zimbabwe you will be a visiting tourist vs being a hunter... Tourist do not need a letter of invite, where a hunter will need a letter of invite from the PH or outfitter. With out a letter of invite you will have issues at customs. Plus, i am not sure you will be able to get a letter of invite just to bring your rifle into the country and not be on safari. Therefore, I am not sure you will be able to bring your rifle into Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe customs also goes over the letter of invite at customs

    Plus you will not be able to leave your rifle in South Africa. Your SA-520 is only good for the time that you have a SA invite. Plus, you have to take your rifle when you leave the country. SA monitors this closely.

    It appears that you will need to check on that. I do not want to see you get in trouble.
     
  7. Nyati

    Nyati AH Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,111
    Video/Photo:
    40
    Likes Received:
    624
    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    Member of:
    RFEC, RFETO
    Hunted:
    Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West ), Spain
    Welcome to AH, Dan, wish you the best in your hunt !
     
  8. Bobpuckett

    Bobpuckett GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    4,798
    Video/Photo:
    27
    Likes Received:
    334
    Location:
    Russellville
    Member of:
    NAHC Life Member, NRA Life Member,SCI, Buckmasters
    Hunted:
    USA(from Coast to Coast and Alaska), Germany, South Africa, Canada
    Welcome to AH Dan! Dan while in Zim go ahead and add a Buff to your list. Have fun and tell us all about it when you get back.
     
  9. enysse

    enysse AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    8,574
    Video/Photo:
    32
    Likes Received:
    1,799
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    Welcome to AH, Dan!
     
  10. Royal27

    Royal27 GOLD SUPPORTER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    May 27, 2012
    Messages:
    5,544
    Video/Photo:
    33
    Likes Received:
    4,683
    Member of:
    DSC, NRA
    Hunted:
    USA - TX, CO, GA. Africa - Zimbabwe and South Africa
    Howdy!!!

    Adding a Buff does seem to be the sensible thing, as opposed to worrying about what to do with that rifle.... Paperwork and all... ;)
     
  11. PHOENIX PHIL

    PHOENIX PHIL AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,618
    Video/Photo:
    23
    Likes Received:
    1,942
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    USA, S. Africa
    Welcome Dan! I used to call Pocatello home, miss Idaho badly.
     
  12. IdaRam

    IdaRam AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Messages:
    612
    Video/Photo:
    51
    Likes Received:
    510
    Location:
    Idaho
    Member of:
    NRA Life Member, North American Hunting Club Life Member, Wild Sheep Foundation, SCI
    Hunted:
    Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Alberta Canada
    Thank you all for the warm welcome. And thank you James for the heads up on the rifle/travel issue to Zim from SA. I will bring the subject up with Jean-Louis and make sure we get it worked out. Worst case scenario I may just have to borrow a rifle from him rather than take my own to SA.
    However ;-)
    The little hunting devil sitting on my shoulder whispering in my ear is saying the same thing you guys have said :sneaky: I knew joining this forum was going to have a negative effect on my bank account :eek:
    If I can make it happen financially I hope to add either a tuskless elephant or a Buff cow in Zim. That would be the sensible answer to the dilemma, right?
     
    Loodt likes this.
  13. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    12,802
    Video/Photo:
    411
    Likes Received:
    4,598
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico
    There is always a minor downside to getting onto AH.
     
  14. ActionBob

    ActionBob AH Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,243
    Likes Received:
    2,330
    Location:
    Central Minnesota
    Member of:
    NRA, DSC, SCI
    Hunted:
    USA, Texas, South Africa, Zimbabwe
    Welcome Dan, looking forward to a report on your hunt. No matter what you decide regarding the rifle and critters, sounds like you are destined to have a great trip!
     
  15. Loodt

    Loodt AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2013
    Messages:
    640
    Video/Photo:
    33
    Likes Received:
    172
    Member of:
    SA Hunters, ECGMA
    Hunted:
    Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia
    Welcome Dan, you are surely going to enjoy this site! Good luck with all the planning and countdown to the safari of a lifetime. Wish you all the best!!! (y)
     
  16. James Jeffrey - HuntingAgent.com

    James Jeffrey - HuntingAgent.com SPONSOR AH Elite

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,026
    Video/Photo:
    127
    Likes Received:
    371
    Location:
    Texas
    Welcome to the forums, you will have a great time.
     
  17. BnC 04

    BnC 04 AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    448
    Video/Photo:
    8
    Likes Received:
    187
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Member of:
    SCI, DSC, RMEF, DU, NWTF, NRA
    Hunted:
    Canada/Europe/Africa/14 US States
    Welcome Dan, look forward to your report on return.
     
  18. Jfet

    Jfet GOLD SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2013
    Messages:
    548
    Video/Photo:
    4
    Likes Received:
    509
    Member of:
    NRA, DSC
    Hunted:
    Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and now Namibia
    Welcome!(y)
    Welcome!(y)
    Welcome!(y)
     
  19. sierraone

    sierraone AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    Messages:
    753
    Likes Received:
    410
    Member of:
    Dallas Safari Club, Safari Club Int.
    Hunted:
    USA
    Whatever the results, you should have a great report for the rest of to read upon your return!
    Welcome to the site!
     
  20. IdaRam

    IdaRam AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Messages:
    612
    Video/Photo:
    51
    Likes Received:
    510
    Location:
    Idaho
    Member of:
    NRA Life Member, North American Hunting Club Life Member, Wild Sheep Foundation, SCI
    Hunted:
    Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Alberta Canada
    Thanks sierra, I hope so!
     

Share This Page