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Jan 10, 1935 (Age: 85)
Fed LW, ranching, Hunt consultant

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    Jan 10, 1935 (Age: 85)
    Fed LW, ranching, Hunt consultant
    State/Province of residence:
    Idaho, Filer
    Country of residence:
    How did you find AfricaHunting.com?:
    About You:
    Booking Agent retired, guide retired, retired DEA...retired to ropeing steers and raising horses..
    I am a:
    • Hunter
    • Fisherman
    • Hunting outfitter
    • PH / guide
    • Hunting consultant
    • Other
    Member of:
    SCI Dallas
    Have you hunted in Africa?:
    Number of times I have hunted in Africa:
    50 to 75 I guess
    My favorite African country:
    RSA, Botswana, CAR, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya way back when, and a few others that I can't remember.
    Species I have hunted in Africa:
    I think that I have hunted all the African species.
    My best African Trophy:
    Probably the buffalo on my web page, no measurements taken but I have shot about 150 buffalo, seen thousands and he is the biggest, oldest, battle scared bull I have ever seen. Hanging on my wall. roughly 46 inches with a world of drop and massive bosses, beautiful bull..
    My favorite African trophies:
    Buffalo, buffalo, buffalo
    My preferred weapon(s):
    I have several...450-400 Searcy double, 404 Jefferys custom, 416 Rem custom,, 375 H&H English bolt gun, I have a number of big bore rifles.
    What weapon(s) do you hunt with?:
    • Rifle
    • Bow
    • Shotgun
    • Handgun
    • Muzzleloader
    My preferred optic(s):
    Leupold Scopes and spotting scopes

    8x32 Leica binoculars
    Gear I cannot live without:
    good boots and comfortable clothing.
    My best hunting tip:
    Practice off hand shooting and practice and running shots. Jack Rabbits are great to tone your off hand shooting.
    My other interests:
    Team Roping Steers
    You can accomplish a lot in 85 years, I was raised on large ranches in SW Texas high desert..rodeod out of high school, went into state law enforcement then to Federal DEA, at the same time I guided on our leased ranch and for my family and friends for deer and antelope in the Texas Big Bend as it didn't interfere with my LE, later I took a leave of absence from DEA and ranched full time on a 75,000 ac. desert ranch that teamed with big deer and Coues deer and guided for myself and sold hunts world wide..then returned to Fed service with the USFS as a special Agent and got in my needed 6 years and retired on that pension. I went to full time booking in Africa and other parts of the world. I built custom rifles for myself and friends and got big bucks for them... Today I raise horses and team rope with my kids, granddkids and friends in Idaho..Lot of other stuff took me to different paths in the above but that would take a book to tell all. Like I said you can do a lot in 85 years if you can keep going and Ive been blessed, of that I have no doubt..
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