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Life Long Hunter, Own Thomas Bland & Sons Gunamers Ltd. and Woodcock Hill Inc.
I am a
  1. Hunter
  2. Hunting consultant
  3. Other (hunting industry)
Member of
NRA Life member, SCI Life member, Rowland Ward Member
Have you hunted in Africa?
Number of times I have hunted in Africa
My favorite African country
Zimbabwe, Zambia, Numibia, South Africa
Species I have hunted in Africa
Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Hippo, Puku, Chobi Bushbuck, Grey Duiker, Blue & Black Wildebeast, Impala, Klipspringer, Greysbuck, Red Lechway, All variety of Springbuck, Steinbuch, Warthog, Oryx, GreaterKudu, Cape Kudu.
My best African Trophy
They are all favorites and I do not shoot for record books thus have never measured any, fortunately all have been very representative and satisfying.
My favorite African trophies
The Buffalo, it is like a drug, one cannot get enough.
My preferred weapon(s)
Custom .416 Ruger with Mauser action, 26 inch barrel.
Sabatti .470 Nitro Express adjusted to fit myself.
What weapon(s) do you hunt with?
  1. Rifle
  2. Shotgun
My preferred optic(s)
Nightforce, they take a beating and keep on functioning. Superb reasonably priced optics.
Gear I cannot live without
The proper ammunition for the job as well as great binoculars and scopes (when used).
My best hunting tip
First realize that a properly fitting rifle may well save you life one day then practice with the rifle and ammunition you are going to use especially on dangerous game until you are 110% ready to go!
My other interests
Shooting Driven Birds in Scotland, Grouse, Woodcock & Quail hunting.

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