ZAMBIA: Recent hunt with Andrew Baldry at Royal Kafue Safaris in Zambia

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  1. adgunner

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    Jim, let me be another to thank you for taking the time to write this. An amazing read! I enjoyed the fact that Joyce was always involved and hope this account after being read by my better half will solidify her participation in our upcoming safari. I have since forwarded this link to others to enoy as much as i did.
     
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    Jim,
    I too, would like to thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent story. What a hunt! How the hell are you going to top that one???? The thing I enjoyed the most was picking up on the relationship that you have with your wife. I too, am lucky enough to have one similar. Your story help to remind me of that....Your a lucky guy to be able to share your passion with a soul mate like that. So am I. (I actually printed it out and took it to my wife to read) Thanks again!
     
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    Thank you gentleman,

    You are correct in that I realize how lucky I am that Joyce also likes anything that involves adventure and new experiences. Nothing seems to scare or bother her. We've enjoyed each others company for 38 years and I don't see that changing short of death.

    Cheers
    Jim
     
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    What a treat Jim! Superb hunt report, fantastic stories, amazing images, incredible videos and sounds... thanks for sharing your adventure with us!
     
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    Congratulations Jim, for the fantastic hunt and the great trophies !

    Thanks for sharing with us this incredible adventure with your wife.
     
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    You are welcome. It seems Royal Kafue and Andrew Baldry continued to produce for later hunters as well. A 45 inch Sable was taken about a month after I left and an incredible huge bossed Buffalo.
     
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    I also forgot to mention my trophies are scheduled to arrive in the States in two days. That's 3 months time from the end of my hunt. Amazing job well done of dip & pack by Mike Borman of Bangweulu Taxidermy.
     
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    That is pretty good service. I hope they all turn out well.
     
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    They were well cared for in camp and Mike Borman has a really good reputation so I'm sure they will be fine.
     
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    mike has done a shoulder mount and made a rug from the backskin of finns (my son) waterbuck , i am picking it up from him when i am back in zambia next week. he is originally from the usa.
     
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    Jim, what a fantastic hunt. You wrote one of the best hunting reports I have ever seen. Photography was very good as well. Congrats to you and Joyce, on both you successful hunt and the 38 years(that's quite an accoplishment in itself).:thumb::clap::clap::clap:
     
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    Thanks for the kind words.

    Cheers
    Jim
     
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    What an excellent read, you did what any good writer has to do, which is put the reader by your side during your experinces, well done and what a magnificent lion.
     
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    Thank you Sir!!
     
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    Excellent read. I needed that after a long days work. Congratulations on an amazing journey. One I am sure you will never forget!
     
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    Thanks for the kind words and I'm glad it helped you unwind after a hard day.

    Cheers
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    All trophies have made it to the States and cleared import. Mike Borman of Bangweulu Taxidermy and WELLS Worldwide Logistics (brokers) teamed up to make the import go very smoothly.
     
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    Wow, that was quick!
     
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    when i was there last month i asked him about your trophies and he did say at the time everything was going well . good to see they have arrived.
     
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    Thanks for checking on them. Mike got them here pretty quickly. There was a slight delay with getting space on British Air and then WELLS informed me there was a new USF&W guy in Houston that was a bit slow. Took him two weeks to get around to signing off on mine but it's all good now.

    As I stated in the very beginning of the hunt report I always felt it was a bit of a race against the clock as far as the Lion import was concerned but that is looking like less and less a problem for now I'm told.
     

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