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  1. Black Wildebeest Hunt Namibia

    Black Wildebeest Hunt Namibia

  2. Hunting Black Wildebeest Namibia

    Hunting Black Wildebeest Namibia

  3. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    The Final Talley So after 11 Days in South Africa with travel days on either side, on the family trip the final tally was: - 4 Game Drives with 2 personal drives for Haley and Auntie - Trips to Addo National Park, Addo Elephant National park, Schotia Safari Private Game Reserve, Shamwari Game...
  4. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Day 11 2 June 2016 (Friday) The Last Final Day Today was the final day. Time to settle up the bill and relax before we start the 22 hour trek back to the states. While everyone started packing, Lammie and I snuck off to the skinning shed to make sure all of the animals were tagged and marked...
  5. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Day 10 1 June 2016 (Thursday) Black Wildebeest... The Last Day of Hunting This was to be the last day of hunting. Since the earlier decision to pass on the gemsbok and yesterday's miss on a bush buck for Annie, I would be hunting the Crazy Black Wildebeest today. Carl, Loodt's father, had seen...
  6. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Thanks, I'm glad I took them and am looking forward to some more trips. Time does definitely fly. Now that my oldest is in school, she is planning a "Graduation" trip for me to take here on......And my youngest is planning a non-hunting trip for us. Might have to sneak in a little hunting if...
  7. Hunting Bushbuck in South Africa

    Hunting Bushbuck in South Africa

  8. South Africa Hunt Bushbuck

    South Africa Hunt Bushbuck

  9. Beautiful Sunset in South Africa

    Beautiful Sunset in South Africa

  10. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Only a few more days to go.... Day 9 31 May 2016 (Wednesday) Bush buck or two at Port Arthur Up for an early breakfast and Annie and I departed with Lammie and Atti at 0730 for Port Arthur with the hopes of at least one bushbuck. Annie slept the whole two hours ... I'm glad she was relaxed...
  11. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Thanks for the comments. Both truly loved the trip...even my younger non-hunting daughter. My oldest went out a took a very nice older Muley last year....I still don't have one!
  12. Hunt Impala in South Africa

    Hunt Impala in South Africa

  13. South Africa Hunting Impala

    South Africa Hunting Impala

  14. Visiting a local School

    Visiting a local School

  15. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Day8 30 May 2016 (Tuesday) Port Elizabeth Shopping and Tootabi Foundation Since today was focused on shopping and a trip a local school we slept in a little. Breakfast was complete and we were on the road by 8:15. The first stop was at one of the local schools in Patterson. Before we left the...
  16. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Day 7 30 May 2016 (Monday) Range Check, Daniell Cheetah Sanctuary and Dads Impala Time to take a little break today. We had decided that today would be a trip to Daniell Cheetah Sanctuary in the morning and the afternoon would be decided later. Also, since the 308 had been hitting low for the...
  17. Warthog Hunt South Africa

    Warthog Hunt South Africa

  18. Hunting Impala in South Africa

    Hunting Impala in South Africa

  19. South Africa Hunt Blesbok

    South Africa Hunt Blesbok

  20. Nyala Hunting South Africa

    Nyala Hunting South Africa

  21. Hunt Impala, Blesbok & Nyala in South Africa

    Hunt Impala, Blesbok & Nyala in South Africa

  22. Sunset after a days hunt in South Africa

    Sunset after a days hunt in South Africa

  23. South Africa Hunting Caracal

    South Africa Hunting Caracal

  24. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Day 6 29 May 2016 (Sunday) Addo National Park and Bushbuck. Surprise….Caracal! Today was going to start as a Family day with a trip to Addo National Park for a self-game drive followed by lunch and some time spent in the local curio shops. The plan was to spend the morning at the park then back...
  25. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Day 5 28 May 2016 (Saturday) The "Trifecta", a Warthog, and Schocia This morning was to be an early start. Off to the family farm to see if we can locate the nyala from the night before. The plan for the rest of the day was an impala for Annie followed by Schocia Game Reserve for a late night...
  26. Warthog Hunt South Africa

    Warthog Hunt South Africa

  27. South Africa Hunting Warthog

    South Africa Hunting Warthog

  28. Elephant Ride Activity South Africa

    Elephant Ride Activity South Africa

  29. Viewing Elephant South Africa

    Viewing Elephant South Africa

  30. Celebrating Birthday

    Celebrating Birthday

  31. Hunt Springbok in South Africa

    Hunt Springbok in South Africa

  32. View at lunch

    View at lunch

  33. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Day4 27 May 2016 (Friday) Split Operations ... Manicures, Massages and Springbuck! Today would be split operations. The girls plus Charlene, Loodt mother, were venturing into Kirkwood for a "Girls Day" consisting of massages, manicures, pedicures, and a relaxing lunch and of course a little...
  34. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

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  35. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Day3 26 May 2016 (Thursday) Birthday Girl.... No Hunting Today. During the planning stages of the safari, Haley had a few requests, no hunting on her birthday and to ride an elephant if possible. Also, if we were close, a visit to Addo Elephant park. It turned out; we would be able to do all...
  36. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Sorry for the delay..... Back to the report.... Day2 25 May 2016 (Wednesday) Nyala??? Nope, Warthog. Today, we were targeting a nyala for Annie. The nyala was one of the animals that I wanted, but when Annie saw a picture of one, she asked or should I say demanded that this was one of her...
  37. Hunting Lodge in South Africa

    Hunting Lodge in South Africa

  38. Hunt Red Hartebeest in South Africa

    Hunt Red Hartebeest in South Africa

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  39. Red Hartebeest Hunting South Africa

    Red Hartebeest Hunting South Africa

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  40. South Africa Hunt Red Hartebeest

    South Africa Hunt Red Hartebeest

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  41. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Randy, we did talk. Had a great time
  42. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    Day 1 24 May 2016 (Tuesday) Red Hartebeest We met in the main lodge a 7:30 to go sight in the rifles. Annie and I would be hunting and Auntie and Haley would relax for the first day. We drove over to the range for a quick check. Two shots for each at 100 yards and Lammie was satisfied that we...
  43. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Better Late Than Never.....Family Trip With Tootabi 2016

    My plan was to post this some time ago, as I was transcribing my diary and notes onto the computer, but someone broke into my truck and decided they wanted it all....I thought everything was lost! About two weeks ago, I found a semi-late copy that I had printed out. I was able to scan it and...
  44. Grady

    ZIMBABWE: Bubye Valley Conservancy 2018

    Thanks for the read. It made me finally get of my but and put my notes from my last safari (2016) into the computer. I may have to post my report soon (a little late, but better than never)
  45. Grady

    FREE Hunting Book Real Hunting & Campfire Humor

    I would like to take you up on this one. PM Sent.
  46. Grady

    There's A Zebra Hiding Amongst This Huge Herd Of Wildebeest: Can You Spot It?

    This is from an article the I read this morning and thought the hunters and guides here would enjoy the challenge.... This is taken from an article in "People" written by Kelli Bender. Link below.... ------------------------------- You think stark stripes would make you easy to spot, but one...
  47. Grady

    Best bolt action rifle for $2000 or under

    After reading the entire thread, I believe it depends on what are you looking for... There are many great rifles available some very inexpensive some very expensive. As Mr. Leoni states, buy the rifle that suits you (or have a custom one made if you want) then spend the time and effort to find...
  48. Grady

    If you could only have 3 guns....

    OK, so the original question was "If you could only have 3 "FIREARMS" [emphasis added] for the rest of your life, what would they be (and what caliber) and why?" Well, I would do the following 1. Blaser R-8 or R-93 with multiple barrels is different calibers to cover everything from small game...
  49. Grady

    Florida State Senate Narrowly Passes Bill To Raise Age Limit For Purchasing Rifles

    Well, a man in Oregon has sued Walmart and Dicks over their corporate policy not to sell firearms to anyone under 21, he is 20. I would assume and hope this is the first of many suits to come. http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/the-latest-oregon-labor-chief-weighs-in-on-retail-gun-rule The...
 
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