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  1. Carved Eland Skull Taxidermy

    Carved Eland Skull Taxidermy

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    SPLITTING IMAGE TAXIDERMY South Africa Where Each Trophy Is A Work Of Art & Represents An Experience Worth Remembering

    This taxidermost does a superb job. I highly recommend them.
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    SPLITTING IMAGE TAXIDERMY South Africa Where Each Trophy Is A Work Of Art & Represents An Experience Worth Remembering

    I asked @SPLITTING IMAGE TAXIDERMY to tan the skin from the Eland. The leather craftsman who will using it is very happy with the uniform colour and quality of the tanning process. We are looking at a weekend bag, purse for my wife, and possible some rifle cases. Apparently, an Eland tanned...
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    SPLITTING IMAGE TAXIDERMY South Africa Where Each Trophy Is A Work Of Art & Represents An Experience Worth Remembering

    My trophies prepared by @SPLITTING IMAGE TAXIDERMY have arrived. They are not all up, but I wanted to share the carved Eland skull. Thank you so much for the great work.
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    Politics

    I didn't see the speech, but this news report struck me as interesting. It describes a different Trump. https://www.cp24.com/mobile/news/trump-describes-assassination-attempt-with-personal-details-as-he-accepts-republican-nomination-1.6969832?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F
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    Politics

    https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.7265268
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    What scope rings are preferred?

    I really like the Alaska Arms rings and used those for a long time. But, I have recently converted to EAW pivot mounts on my two best rifles, and I am a big fan of these. They really are a different beast.
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    Springer Spaniel Puppies

    I am working on the Mrs right now...any advice?
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    Springer Spaniel Puppies

    Having a dog to hunt with is one of those unfulfilled dreams I have. I am jealous of those of you who have such fine companions, and the knowledge to keep them happy. Well done.
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    Politics

    Freud's essays are interesting to revisit. His theories on how we internalize and self-police our beliefs are spot on. The internet has made those exterior influences much more apparent. And, perhaps, dragging those voices out into the open allows anyone to be more critical if they want to...
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    Walrus with Canada North Outfitters

    That is nice to hear. They really have a good reputation. And, from I have read, they invest in the local community quite a bit.
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    Walrus with Canada North Outfitters

    The outfitter ships to Advanced Taxidery. He says they do incredible replicas.
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    Walking With Elephants....

    How many reports like this has there been in the last year? It seems like an epidemic. Very sad, especially as it was so preventable.
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    Walrus with Canada North Outfitters

    Oh no pressure now lol
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    Bullet vs bore size

    Hello friends. This is an excerpt from the response I got from Barnes: Shooting it in a .410 diameter barrel “can” raise pressures slightly. If you choose to use it, absolutely begin with starting powder charges and work up, all while watching for pressure signs.
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    Walrus with Canada North Outfitters

    Trip is booked and paid for. Rifle is dialed in with 400 gr Swift A-Frames. I head out August 1.
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    Bullet vs bore size

    I was think that too. In a round-about way I heard that the CEB folks do not thinks it would be an issue with 0.001 over sized.
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    Do I carry Scope in carry-on? Checked luggage? Attached to rifle in locked box itself?(Joberg/SA Flight, United)

    I have not. Another time I went I used a Tough Pak and the scope was on the rifle. The scope was fine and kept its zero (Alaska Arms rings, trijicon scope)
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    Do I carry Scope in carry-on? Checked luggage? Attached to rifle in locked box itself?(Joberg/SA Flight, United)

    Good question. I went to South Africa in 2022. The customs person saw my scope in my carry-on. She inspected it and took it to an office. When she came back she warned me that it would have been an problem if it was a scope because it has to remain attached to the rifle. I can only guess they...
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    Bullet vs bore size

    Hello all I received a reply from Jörgen Boström the CEO at North Fork. His advice is that the .411 bullet in a .410 barrel could damage the barrel. I accept that there is a potential liability to saying otherwise if something went wrong. But this is the advice. I will post when I hear from...
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    Bullet vs bore size

    Those brass CEB type bullets would be the hardest. I will be interested to hear from them.
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    Bullet vs bore size

    A number of chamberings have various bore sizes, either historically or by accident. Most recently I have noticed that the 400 H&H can have 0.410 or 0.411 I was told by Swift that their 0.410 bullet will obtund and shoot fine in the .411 bore. But, can a .411 diameter bullet be fired through a...
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    Ruger No1 400H&H

    What a great project! I would love to see it when you have finished it. I have a 400 H&H with a Douglas .411 barrel. I just finished developing a load of 400 gn Swift A Frames with 81 gn H4350. They average 2344 fps and are very accurate, under an inch at 100 yards. The Swifts are .410 but I...
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    Walrus with Canada North Outfitters

    I believe shots are about 50m. I am working on a load for the 400 H&H of a 400gr Swift A-Frame. Time is short so there is a lot of work to be done. It's a fun kind of work though!
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    Walrus with Canada North Outfitters

    Hello, I am looking at a cancelation hunt for a hunt on the ice for these blubbbery beasts. I really like the reputation this outfitter has - they operate as a quality PH, managing the ecosystem, building relationships with the community and organizing unique trips to the artic. They appear to...
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    Predator Culling Study

    Good bye
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    Predator Culling Study

    No, thats not at all what I am writing. I have no idea how my words are being interpreted the way they are in this thread. I will try again 1. If the government is going to cull it sould make sure the results are studied. I never said they should study it. I said it has to be evaluated. 2...
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    Predator Culling Study

    I don't disagree. My point was to clarify my original statement that the government should ensure outcome studies are done of any intervention they conduct.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: May 1-10,2024 With KMG Hunting Safaris

    It's nice to see that place again! Nick is very knowledgeable. I will watch this thread with interest
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    Predator Culling Study

    No the opposite. If the government is going to intervene, they need to monitor their efforts closely. If a professional hunter, one who manages an area for sustainable use, we would probably see a better outcome. Ensuring a vibrant and healthy ecosystem is what I think hunting focuses on.
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    Predator Culling Study

    I have never been a fan of government culling. I don't know what to make of this study. But I do think the government should fund outcome studies when they tinker with nature. Professional hunters who become stewards of the land would probably have a better outcome. That's my bias anyways.
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    In memoriam - RIP Namibian PH Gert van der Walt

    Thank you for clarifying that for me. This is a very tragic reminder that the PHs are selfless in their efforts for us, the traveling hunter. My condolences again to the family and loved ones.
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    Predator Culling Study

    https://www-cbc-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.7239669?amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a9&usqp=mq331AQGsAEggAID#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=17189857117814&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbc.ca%2Fnews%2Fcanada%2Fedmonton%2Fwolf-cull-caribou-alberta-research-1...
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    UPPER BODY STRENGTH

    Hunting is motivation thats for sure. I thought it would take longer to get old! Stay fit, but I bet it's as much about your legs and core as it is the arms.
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    ZIMBABWE Hunting Information

    Agreed. As a rule I avoid things that can complicate my life.
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    In memoriam - RIP Namibian PH Gert van der Walt

    Horrible news. Pardon my ignorance, but is he Pierre van der Walt's son?
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    ZIMBABWE Hunting Information

    Where there's a will, there's a way!
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    ZIMBABWE Hunting Information

    Canada has imposed an arms embargo on Zimbabwe. I was informed about it incidentally by the officer processing my application to the USA. Does anyone know whether this prohibits hunting rifles? I asked the officer with the Export Controls Division and they cannot give advice. So the only way...
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    New SA Government

    It sounds like it was a tense lead up to the agreement https://www.politico.com/news/2024/06/16/how-south-africas-rival-parties-found-each-other-in-last-ditch-deal-that-saved-a-president-00163600
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    New SA Government

    I made a comment on the politics thread before I saw this. I thinks it's exciting. It is a peaceful change after 30 years of unfettered rule. The legal system did stem the decline, which is also a notable strength. This is the first real evolution since 1994 and a good start. I am optimistic.
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    Politics

    It appears that the ANC has complied with the will of the electorate and formed a unity government with the DA. I hope that is a threshold moment for South Africa as it marks a peaceful change to 30 years of unfettered rule. Also, it marks the first real evolution of government since Mandela. I...
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    Barren Ground Grizzly

    I am sure no one would get bored with the story. But I will reach out to learn more. Thanks.
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    Barren Ground Grizzly

    I am wondering whether anyone has hunted a Barren Ground Grizzly? If so, would you mind sharing your experiences and thoughts? Thanks.
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    City Life

    New York or Toronto or Addis Ababa, the city is the place of commerce and exchange. Where ideas grow through the interaction of a thousand minds. Creativity, whether it is art or food, is supported due to the large number of patrons. I like a smaller city as it provides the community I need to...
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    City Life

    You folks who live the quaint small town life miss out on one of the great joys of city living - piecing together the random lives of your neighborhood addict from what they leave behind. My office building is downtown. The back door exits into the parking lot. The parking lot is the refuge...
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    Politics

    I caught this paragraph in a recent BBC article about the elections in France. I think the last line is particularly insightful: A final thought: When trying to make firm predictions about the kind of power the nationalist right will, or will not, exert in the EU going forward, labels are often...
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    Politics

    The heavy sigh at the end of the video says it all! Meanwhile, some somewhere they reported a heavy downpour of lead! Man that was a lot of shooting.
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    on a lighter note...

    That would be delicate work!
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    Politics

    It looks like Zuma has power still...
 
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