First I would like to say thank you to Jerome for creating this forum. It is an excellent site! I started hunting when I was 10 yrs. old with a Savage .410 O/U given to me by my father. I’ve been hooked ever since. I have always been intrigued & in awe of Africa. I reside in Louisiana and split my hunting season(s) in northeast & southeast part of the state and northwest Arkansas. I hunt the typical game, my favorite is hunting quail & woodcock. Although hunting Elk & Black Bear is just as exhilarating. I have been lurking around this site for the last year and finally decided to join the forum. I enjoy reading the stories of those who have been. Glad to be here and look forward to future discussions.