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  1. Buffalo1

    July Bowhunting Safari

    Take more money with you- you ain't gonna just shoot warthogs and impalas !!
  2. Buffalo1

    Looking for Experiences

    DO NOT GO TO AFRICA ! It is addictive and there is no game there !!
  3. Buffalo1

    SOUTH AFRICA: Limcroma Safaris South Africa 3-10 May

    Great recording of your hunt and some beautiful trophies and awesome memories. Limcroma is a top-shelf operation.
  4. Buffalo1

    Michael Sipple mauled by Cape buffalo prayer request

    Very unfortunate situation. Prayers for Michael and his family. Kudos to the trackers for their bravery and assisting in rescue efforts for Michael.
  5. Buffalo1

    July Bowhunting Safari

    Gear- My last hunt was with 49#. I used 400 spine arrows with total arrow weight of 500 gr. COC BH's. No problems with penetration- try to keep shots w/I 20 yds. Shot placement is key. Vitals are forward on African game. Take plenty of photos. You will throughly enjoy the Kruger tour...
  6. Buffalo1

    Bow hunt opportunity in April...

    What a decoy!!!!
  7. Buffalo1

    Calibrating Bow and Arrows

    Have killed several critters with the Zwickey Eskimo BH Best of luck on your hunting pursuits
  8. Buffalo1

    Shirts On, Heels Off: Unique Laws International Travelers Should Know Before They Go

    Very interesting and informative article. Tks for sharing.
  9. Buffalo1

    Are You A Member of SCI?

    SCI- Life Member Dallas Safari Club- Life Member NRA- Life Member MS Bowhunters Assn- Life Member Pope & Young- Regular Member I strongly believe in hunting related organizations that protect hunting sports and support wildlife conservation.
  10. Buffalo1

    It took me a while, but I finally finished it!

    WELL DONE. CONGRATS!!
  11. Buffalo1

    Bowhunting success with Limcroma Safaris

    I had a successful and fun hunt with Limcroma. Good, quality outfit.
  12. Buffalo1

    Does the perfect fixed blade for Africa exist? Whether it does or not, what should it look like?

    I have carried a simple Case 3" folding knife on person. Never really needed a knife in Africa. Skinners take care of animal skinning and meat after kills.
  13. Buffalo1

    Jet lag- how do you handle if?

    I have experienced worst jet lag as I have aged. Go earlier to allow body to acclimate to time change. Why to pro golfers going to Great Britain 2 weeks in advance of the British Open- to acclimate to time change which affects the body actions.
  14. Buffalo1

    30/06 165 grain

    I have read that the 165 gr. bullet is the optimum weight bullet for a .30 caliber rifle (30.06 or .308). As a side note I had to finish off a zebra with a .270. A 150 yd shot in the boiler room. Zebras are fairly thin-skinned animals.
  15. Buffalo1

    First Lady Rosalynn Carter, The Reason I'm Here Today

    One awesome story !! Thank you for sharing.
  16. Bow Hunting Eland

    Bow Hunting Eland

  17. Buffalo1

    HUNTING Eland

    I have shot 2 elands with a bow. My first eland I hit high was a 20 yd, single lung shot. After 28 hours of chasing animal, I terminated hunt with a British .303. The second eland I shot was a double lung at 17 yd pass through. Animal expired in about 170 yds. I used a 62# compound with 500...
  18. Buffalo1

    Bow Shot Placement On African Plains Game

    You are spot on my man! Great illustrations for vitals being forward compared to NA animals.
  19. Buffalo1

    Wanted mid December "23 whitetail hunt

    Get on FB and go to Texas Hunting Guides and Outfitters page. I think you will find a hookup with ease.
  20. Buffalo1

    Leopard and lion set-up

    CORRECTION: 2000# eland not 200# eland.
  21. Buffalo1

    Leopard and lion set-up

    Why would anyone hunt DG with mechanical BH and leave things to chance? I personally believe the only way to go is a fixed-blade COC BH. Just my 2-cents. For the record, I have killed 2000# water buff with a 65# bow and COC BH and have killed a 200# eland with a 62# bow with COC BH.
  22. Buffalo1

    Taxidermy jewelry? Custom silver work?

    Check out Clint Arms Engravers and Silversmiths in Ingram, Tx. Does beautiful work.
  23. Buffalo1

    Aside from Africa, what are some memorable guided hunts around the world that rival the experience of an African Safari?

    I think "Africa" is in its own league. Comparing Africa to other hunts is comparing apples to oranges. Other hunts are likewise in their own league.
  24. Buffalo1

    RIP Jimmy Buffet

    https://www.clarionledger.com/story/entertainment/music/2023/09/02/jimmy-buffett-dies-at-76/70373861007/
  25. Buffalo1

    Tiny Ten Mounts?

    "That would also look good with a photo beside it or framed into the wood somehow of each species." Please understand, I have limited "wife allotted space" for taxidermy work in our house.
  26. Klipspringer Steenbuck & Bush Duiker Skull Mount

    Klipspringer Steenbuck & Bush Duiker Skull Mount

  27. Buffalo1

    Tiny Ten Mounts?

    My “Tiny 10” Board. Top to Bottom- klip, steenbuck, bush duiker
  28. Buffalo1

    Black versus blue wildebeest rug

    My prettiest- sable antelope 2nd prettiest- nyala 3rd prettiest- blue Wilde Don’t have one but an oryx makes a beautiful rug.
  29. Buffalo1

    In memoriam - Loss Of A Fellow Forum Member SAFARIKIDD

    Prayers for his family.
  30. Buffalo1

    Best Shellfish?

    Louisiana crawfish boiled with new potatoes & corn on cob
  31. Buffalo1

    Elephant with a bow?

    I know bow hunters who have taken elephant and hippo with a bow. One hunter made a one-shot kill on an elephant. It is a doable hunt with the proper equipment and proper shot placement. I had a PH tell me that most elephant bow hunts ended with a gun.
  32. Buffalo1

    Of all the African game meat, which is your favourite? How would you rank them?

    Warthog, zebra and blue wildebeest are the meats of choice for lions- that aught to tell you something !
  33. Buffalo1

    Of all the African game meat, which is your favourite? How would you rank them?

    1. Zebra 2. Blue Wildebeest 3. Warthog
  34. Buffalo1

    First Buffalo Hunt

    I would suggest Ken Moody if I were focused on buffalo with a rifle. That is his forte'.
  35. Buffalo1

    Opportunity Bow Hunting

    Great trophies!~. Congrats !!
  36. Buffalo1

    Warthog Questions

    I am right there with you with an affection for pig hunting. I have been fortunate to take feral hogs, Russian boar and warthog with my bow. In Africa, you can take as many animals as you want (non-permit species) as your wallet can handle. However, you can only import 2 warthogs. I did...
  37. Buffalo1

    Is It Big Enough?

    UPS delivered my Swift A-Frame ammo today! Onward toward sighting rifle scope with the ammo. Thank everyone for your input on the ammo/bullet I needed.
  38. Buffalo1

    SOUTH AFRICA: BOWHUNT: Amazing Bow Hunt In The Free State

    You had a great hunt and took some beautiful trophies. Congrats !!!~
  39. Buffalo1

    Is It Big Enough?

    I talked at length with Swift Ammo Company today. A decision has been made. I have ordered 180 gr. Swift A-Frame ammo for my 30.06. Ordered enough to re-sight gun for the ammo and for hunting.
  40. Buffalo1

    Help me compile a list of all the must-read books on African Hunting

    Your #10 needs to be read and memorized; then put in your day pack.
  41. Buffalo1

    Is It Big Enough?

    I spoke with Barnes Ammo Co. this aft. They recommend the Barnes TTSX 180 in the 30.06 for nilgai. I appreciate all the feedback and suggestions for my question. Tkx
  42. Buffalo1

    Is It Big Enough?

    I am primarily a bowhunter but, I am considering a nilgai hunt in South Texas with a rifle. Most outfitters require a .300 magnum. I don't own a .300 magnum and not going to buy one. I have found an outfitter who will accept a hunter with a 30.06. Will be hunting over food plots. Shot...
  43. Buffalo1

    Waterberg Mountains

    Have bowhunted the Waterbergs with fond memories. Neat environment/eco-system. fond
  44. Buffalo1

    African Hunting Academy

    WAiting on some details. Wks
  45. Buffalo1

    SOUTH AFRICA: Heading Out For South African Safari With Limcroma Safaris

    You will have an enjoyable hunt with Limcroma. Quality outfitter.
  46. Buffalo1

    SOUTH AFRICA: Just Returned From First Trip With HENRY GRIFFITHS SAFARIS

    Congrats on some nice trophies- Glad you had a great experience. Now the question- When are you going back ?
  47. Buffalo1

    Possible 2024 European Vacation, Where to go?!

    One-half of the trip would be devoted to a Mediterranean cruise. The other two weeks in Scandinavia.
  48. Buffalo1

    SOUTH AFRICA: I'm back from safari #1

    Great summarization of trip- great writeup about hunt- beautiful trophy photos. Well done !! So the question is- when ya going back ?
  49. Buffalo1

    Trousers & Shirts - Black Out vs. Camo?

    The only animal that will probably spot you is a baboon "or maybe a vervet monkey). A baboon's sight will make a turkey's vision look like it is blind !
 
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