Recent content by CK1

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    Death threat at DSC over rhino auction

    I wasn't at the auction last night but the hunt fetched $350,000 USD. And according to one PH that was there, 12 protestors showed up.
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    Death threat at DSC over rhino auction

    DSC has handled the press well with all the correct statements. The local media is making a lot more out of it than is there.
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    WANTED: First Plains Game Hunt - Where/When?

    Charlie, You see from the posts that your time in August/September is fine. Besides looking on this forum, my recommendation is to attend one or both of the big conventions coming up. Dallas Safari Club and SCI both have their conventions in the next couple of months. Attending and having a...
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    Transiting through Johannesburg

    Sure. Final destination was WDH. Flew Delta from DFW-ATL-JNB-WDH round trip. Going I had to spend the night in JNB and returning connected in JNB but didn't RON. I had about 2:30 on the ground in JNB. Did it twice....2011 and 2012. I also talked to several others who were doing the same...
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    Transiting through Johannesburg

    I've transited through JNB a couple of times and have never had to fill out any paperwork. If you're luggage including rifles is checked to your final destination you'll be fine even with a cancellation. If you're RON in JNB for your connection, by all means have your paperwork as you should...
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    Why the 300 mag for the small caliber in the battery?

    Craig's comments were what the PH recommends and I'm guessing the PH assumes a level of competency with the .300 Winmag??? His comments elsewhere in the book talk about having enough gun. So if you've got a .375 as the big gun for plains game you're covered and can bring a .270/7mm if you like...
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    Russell or Courteney - Safari Boots...

    Ordered a pair of Russell's last winter after the DSC show for my May safari. Very excited to get a "custom fit boot". Like others mine came about a month late and well over one size to big. I called Russell and they told me to "cinch them up a bit tighter". Hmmmm Ok. I tried that and took them...
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    Plains Game Rifle Selection

    I have one African plains game safari under my belt so I am by no means an expert. But I will share my experience. I took two rifles with me for my central Namibia safari this past May; 30.06 and a .300 Weatherby. I took 12 animals in 10 days and all were taken with the .300 Weatherby even...
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    Other 1st time safari tips needed

    Bigred, Went through JNB in mid-May and handled my rifles without a service. It was no problem. It took all of :45 and :35 of that was waiting on Delta to get the rifles to SAPS. Just fill out your paperwork correctly, have your passport photos and you should be good. I would also suggest you...
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    .300 Weatherby Magnum

    I recently took my .300 Weatherby to Namibia. I couldn't be happier with the performance. I took 12 animals and 9 were one shot kills with most dropping in their tracks out to 380 yards. The 3 that took follow ups were my fault. The cartridge proved itself (again) for me. Highly recommend the...
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    Blue Wildebeest Bullets

    I used a 180 gr TSX out of .300 Weatherby. 286 yard shot and he never took another step. CK
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    Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges of all time

    .257 Weatherby .300 Weatherby .375 H&H
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    NAMIBIA: BOWHUNT: Omujeve Safaris

    Hunting with them the last two weeks of May. Shoot me an email then I'll back brief you. CK
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    He has Risen Indeed!
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    Satellite Phone in Africa

    Heading to Africa for the first time next month and it looks like I'll be on the continent 3-4 times over the next two years (Namibia, RSA and Tanzania). I have been using Skype when I'm overseas and it works great IF you have an internet connection. I know I can't count on that at all in...