Hello All, I'm a new member that somehow stumbled on to the sight. I'm a 51 year old history teacher in the Oregon public schools. I was bitten my the hunting bug so far back I can't remember. I've taken quite a few roosevelt elk & blacktail deer in my hunting career. I fell in love with the idea of Africa after my parents divorced when I was 12. Mom & I moved to the coast of Oregon. Once a week I'd get to go to the public library, where I read everything I could on Africa....Rurak, Patterson, Capstick, Bell, Hunter, Roosevelt...you name it. Last year my buddy had me over to his house to meet his PH from Steyn Caracal Safaris. After a two day discussion with him & the wife about what animals & if we could afford it; the wonderful wife said, " give him a deposit, it'll never get any cheaper". So in about 190 days I take off for J-burg for my 1st hunt of a lifetime...(I'm already planning a second trip). I have lioness, gemsbok, blesbok, impalla, kudu, baboons & jackals on my bag list. I also am going to be a tester for Rhino bullets. My buddy is the only one in the USA to import them from Africa. My guns that will go are my CZ .416 Rigby (that I won at the SCI banquet last year). My Remington .338 WM & my .7mm-08 for the wife. Cheers, Karamojo Bill When I leave this world I want to come skidding through the Pearly Gates & hear God say, "Whoa, boy! That was a heck of a ride!"