New Member hooked on Africa!

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Bowhunter_ml, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Bowhunter_ml

    Bowhunter_ml New Member

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    Hello all!
    While I have been a member since early 2009 I have sat back and sifted through all of the info that comes through these forums without getting involved. I am normally quite shy and anti-social but I feel it is time to get more involved in something I am becoming very passionate with.

    Hunting Africa!

    I have been fantasizing about Africa since I was a young boy reading about Fred Bear, Jack O'Connor and many others but it took years before I realized if I was ever going to hunt Africa I just had to take the plunge.

    In 2008 I booked with Agagia in central Namibia near Okahandja. Since I am an archer at heart the Neethling's bowhunting only style was what I really was looking for! (No offense meant to all of the gun hunters out there) From the minute my wife and I landed I was hooked. This wasn't going to be a once in a life time trip! I am coming back ASAP.

    While at Agagia I shot Oryx, Black Wildebeest, Eland, and several warthogs. Sometimes when you wait so long for something so special the experience is a let down. This trip was truly special. In the months before my trip my anticipation continued to mount. I am not ashamed to say that when my arrow struck home and I was standing over my 1st African kill I shed a few tears thanking the good Lord for what He has given me!

    Since that trip I have been engrossed in everything about Africa. I must admit, this is THE BEST SITE I have found. Everyone treats everyone else with the utmost respect.

    Hopefully I have not embarrassed myself too badly here. While I am a poor American (and proud of it) I hope you will allow me to be part of your world.

    Mike Langrehr
    Wisconsin USA
  2. monish

    monish AH Elite

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    Hi Mike, welcome to the amazing world of African game hunting thru the AfricaHunting.com. Welcome aboard, it's a very informative site as u must be aware.
    Welcome again.

    Regards

    Monish
  3. Bushwack

    Bushwack AH Fanatic

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    Hi Mike,

    Welcome to AH, hope you will enjoy it here.
  4. enysse

    enysse AH Ambassador

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    Hi Mike,

    Welcome to the forums, nice to have another person from Wisconsin on here.

    Eric Nysse
  5. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH. Well Mike thank you for your great introduction! I appreciate the kind words about the site and am glad that you are finding value and enjoyment from it. I think many here can relate with you in how you feel about Africa and how a "once in a lifetime" trip turned into "I'll be back as soon as I can". Looking forward to your participation in our community.
  6. TOM

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    Welcome to the forum....sounds like you've been around a while now already though!
  7. RogerHeintzman

    RogerHeintzman AH Enthusiast

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    Mike, welcome aboard.

    AH is the most informative site i have ever visited. Just don't get much time to take in all that is offered here. Jerome has done a great job.

    I will let you all know how trip #3 goes to Africa (Namibia) as soon as i get that permit for Leopard now that it will open again.

    Roger Heintzman
  8. Bowhunter_ml

    Bowhunter_ml New Member

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    Thanks everyone, I already feel like one of the family! Hopefully one day I can contribute from my experiences on the dark continent as well.

    Mike
  9. Leeukop Safaris

    Leeukop Safaris AH Veteran

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    Welcome to A/H Bowhunter ml. Surely you are one of a big hunting family now.:)

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