Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself

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  1. Advocatus Diaboli

    Advocatus Diaboli AH Member

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    Greetings,

    I've been frequenting this site for several months now as a guest, but decided it was time to create a profile and join the group.

    I was raised in a family of avid hunters. In fact, some of my earliest memories are hunting with my father and grandfather...(I'm 40 now). I was perfectly content hunting Elk (Archery mostly), deer (Mulies & Coues), Javalina, and the occasional black bear...that is until I met a buddy who'd been to Africa a few times. I wasn't aware the Dark Continent Disease was so contagious. Now I dream of hunting Cape Buffalo and Kudu. I hope to go sooner than later, but I'm in graduate school right now and have another year and half until I'm finished. With any luck, I'll be able to cross the pond in 2-3 years.

    Also, I recently purchased a Winchester M70 in .375 H&H and I'm looking forward to getting some blood on the spear. Until then, I'll continue to live vicariously through you by reading your posts, blogs, and articles.

    Best of luck to you & happy hunting.

    AD
     
  2. Bobpuckett

    Bobpuckett GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Thank you for Introducing yourself and Welcome to AH! Your hooked with out even being there that fantastic. Don't wait for 3 or 4 years you'll regret it I'm still kicking myself in the butt for not doing it years ago. Feel free to post some of the pics of the animals you've taken and ask any questions you may have , we'll do our best to answer them for you. Enjoy the site Bob
     
  3. enysse

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    Welcome to AH, AD!
     
  4. 35bore

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    Welcome to the forum, sounds like the same bug that bit me got to you as well. Was hooked before the first trip. Like bobby said feel free to share pics and stories of the critters you have taken.
     
  5. AfricaHunting.com

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    Welcome to AH Advocatus Diaboli! Glad you decided to join in!
     
  6. Advocatus Diaboli

    Advocatus Diaboli AH Member

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    Here are a few trophy's.


    My second archery Bull
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    My Archery Bull
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    My Son's Rifle bull, taken at 634 yards, one shot with a 30-378 Weatherby. NOTE*** My son was 14 at the time this bull was taken. However, I knew that in the area we were hunting, a LR shot would be necessary. I'm a former military sniper and I've also been to a few other government sniper courses. I shot with my son weekly for two months in preparation for this hunt. I also enrolled him in an NRA youth shooting school. I was completely confident he could make a shot at that range based on the previous months of shooting; otherwise, I wouldn't have allowed him to take a shot at that range.
    Mitch's bull.jpg


    My Son's Muzzle loader Bull
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    One of my Coues Bucks
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  7. PHOENIX PHIL

    PHOENIX PHIL AH Legend

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    Welcome AD, unfortunately your pics aren't showing. Are you an Arizonan?
     
  8. Advocatus Diaboli

    Advocatus Diaboli AH Member

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    Welcome AD, unfortunately your pics aren't showing. Are you an Arizonan?[/QUOTE]

    Try again Phil...I was updating them. When I click the links they work. Let me know if they still don't work.
     
  9. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH.

    Very nice Bulls.

    Good luck with your hunt planning.
     
  10. Nyati

    Nyati AH Legend

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    Welcome to AH !
     
  11. PHOENIX PHIL

    PHOENIX PHIL AH Legend

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    Awesome bulls and a dandy Coues buck!
     
  12. Bobpuckett

    Bobpuckett GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Wow! those are some awesome bulls, I need to come hunt with you I still don't have one. Great Coues as well.
     
  13. Bos en Dal Safaris

    Bos en Dal Safaris SPONSOR AH Enthusiast

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    Welcome AD, well you already have the equipment to make that hunt happen!! Good luck with school and enjoy the looking forward to your hunt.

    Best Regards
     
  14. Buff-Buster

    Buff-Buster GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Welcome to the forum AD! Awesome bulls! Look like Arizona bulls for sure.
     
  15. Advocatus Diaboli

    Advocatus Diaboli AH Member

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    Thank you for the kind words and the warm welcome.
     

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