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  1. 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...
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    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...
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    Stacy Washington: Hysteria over gun ownership has devolved into NRA Derangement Syndrome

    Guns in the Media - Stacy Washington As all of you may be aware, recently Stacy Washington was recently "Fired" by the St. Louis Dispatch for her views and support of the NRA. Here is the Fox News Opinion Article , written by Ms. Washington, that discusses why she "left" the Post...
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    Positive News Coverage....Finally

    Came across this today...
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    PETA - Hypocrites

    It is amazing how PETA gets away with "saving" animals....
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    Field and Stream Article - 3 Ways to keep Whitetail Mounts Looking Good

    Just came across this article an thought I would add it here. Here is a questions for the many taxidermist on this forum.....Does this hold true for many of the different African Mounts?
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    Hunting Journals

    As I am getting ready for my next African Adventure, I came across a African Hunting Journal from Hunters Hill Journals that I thought some of you may be interested in. The web address is: I ordered 2 of the writing journals for my daughters to take...
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    Nosler Solids

    While I am not looking for any solids for reloading, I figured someone else may be looking from some. I do not know where Nosler Solids rank when compared to others, but I was on the Shooter Pro Shop site (Nosler Blems, 2nds and over runs) and they had some 375 (260 and 300 Grn), 416 (400Grn)...
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    Questions about Caping your Animals

    Gents, I am getting ready for my second safari in May-June of 2016. I know I plan on having my capes sent back to the states for the final taxidermy, but this is about all I know right now. So my question is....Since I do not know if I want a shoulder, pedestal or something different, should...
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    One or Two Rifles?

    OK, I did a search and either I missed the answer or it was not there. Here is the question...When importing a rifle with multiple barrels into RSA for a safari, does it count as one rifle with multiple barrels or does each barrel count as a separate rifle? The question centers on my Blaser...
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    Proof of Ownership??!?!?

    Interesting article.... So after reading the article, how do you prove the gun is yours? Does a 4457 prove ownership of your rifles and pistols? Or to you need something more? What about the new...
  12. Grady

    Moral Delima

    Thinking Outside the Box… As we start the New Year and have already put a month behind us, I have a simple scenario for each of you….here it is: You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus: 1. An...
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    Things to Consider for the Cost of your Safari?!?!

    OK….I know there are quite a few posts about “How Much Is My Safari Going To Cost”. I know this because I think I have read most of them….both before I went on my Safari and after. There is a lot of good information contained in the AH, just not all in one easy to find location. So I...
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    Shipping Estimate (SBS Logistics)

    After a long wait, my fathers and my taxidermy is finally completed, created and ready for shipment. I have received the following dimensions and weight from SBS Logistics with a $2400 quote to Atlanta with insurance to my front door, and was wondering if it is the ballpark? "One wooden crate...
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    Support Your Choice of Hunting/Shooting/Convervations Efforts - Free to you!

    I just found out about a program that Amazon offers that could benefit hunting/shooting/conservation ect. Here are the basics: If you shop using Amazon, you have to opportunity to support the cause of you choice through the AmazonSmile program. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your...
  16. Grady

    First Afghan Fanged Deer Seen in More Than 60 Years

    Here is an interesting article from Discovery News.....
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    "One and Done" Rifle Sickness?

    I was wondering if there was anyone else that has the "one and done" rifle sickness that I have?? For some reason, I have a policy that once I shoot something with one of my rifles; it goes into the back of the safe until all of my "virgin rifles" have an opportunity to draw blood. There are...
  18. Grady

    22 LR Ammo

    Why would someone start a thread about 22LR on a site dedicated to hunting in Africa?:confused: It is definately not becasue I would use it on my next safari, but I thought this would be interesting because most of us started shooting the 22LR as our first hunting rifle before moving up the the...
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    Arizona spark controversy over conservation effort

    Here is one more effort by people who do not want to even give conservation a chance... Deaths of bighorn sheep in Arizona spark controversy over conservation effort | Fox News I agree that they should have reduced the Mt. Lion population before they introduced a new meal plan to them, but...
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    Another Attack on Hunting (Nebraska Mountain Llion Hunt)

    Not sure how many read the following article from FoxNews this afternoon. This is just one more attack on the use of hunting as a conservation tool by those who do not understand and do not want to understand sound convervation practices. Nebraska's first mountain lion hunt could also be...
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    Hotel Service

    A salesman checked into a futuristic hotel in Tokyo Japan. Realizing he needed a haircut before the next days meeting, he called down to the desk clerk to ask if there was a barber on the premises. "I am afraid not, sir" the clerk told him apologetically, but down the hall from your room is a...
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    What is the Perfect Plains Game rifle? and what is too much?

    I have followed AH for quite some time and have read many opinions on rifle selection. So here is the question, what is the perfect Plains Game rifle? Is it a 25-06, 30-06, 300 Win Mag, one of the 375 family or a different one? You decide, and tell us why... Additionally, is there something...
  23. Grady

    Black Rhino Hunt Fall Out

    I guess SCI is not the only one reveiving death threats from the uneducated.... Texas Rhino hunt auction winner fears for safety | Fox News
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    Involuntary Muscle Contraction

    A College Professor was giving a lecture on Involuntary Muscle Contraction to the first year medical students. This was not an exciting subject and the professor decided to lighten up the mood. He pointed to a very pretty young woman in the front row and asked, "Do you know what your asshole...
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    Yet Another Useless Law

    Not sure how many have seen this or not, but looks like anyone who has a favorite lead core load will have to work up a new load for their hunting rifle.... End of the line for the lead bullet? Regulations, bans force switch to 'green' ammo | Fox News
  26. Grady

    Headache Cure

    The doctor said, "Joe, the good news is I can cure your headaches. The bad news is that it will require castration. You have a very rare condition, which causes your testicles to press on your spine and the pressure creates one hell of a headache. The only way to relieve the pressure is to...
  27. Grady

    What do you do?

    Here is a good one that I found on another fourm... Todays riddle for seniors? Here is the situation: You are on a horse, galloping at a constant speed..... On your right side is a sharp drop-off..... On your left side is an elephant traveling at the same speed as you...
  28. Grady

    SOUTH AFRICA: Great Hunt with Ibamba Safaris - South Africa

    All, just got back about two weeks ago from my first hunt in RSA. Sorry for the delay in my report, but this was coupled with a move from Alaska to Arizona and trying to get our house settled down here. Boy is it HOT down here!!! Anyway, my father and I had a great hunt with Ibamba Safaris...
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    South Carolina Troopers

    Got this from another fourm and thought you might enjoy it. These are actual comments made by South Carolina Troopers that were taken off their car videos. 1. You know, stop lights don't come any redder than the one you just went through. 2. Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they...
  30. Grady

    How to Start a Fight

    ------------------------------------------------- One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift... The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!" And that's how...
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    Electric Fence

    A good one from the past... ----------------------------- Guys, I just put up an electric fence to protect my gargen but I ALWAYS unplug it before I mow the yard, The attached mail tells you why. Have a good day. Men, Only if you grew up on a farm with an electric fence can you...
  32. Grady

    George Nell and Sons Taxidermy (Looking for feedback)

    Hello, I will be traveling to RSA soon, and am wondering if anyone has used George Nell and Sons Taxidermy in the Limpopo area? I have completed a search on AH and did not receive any hits. Thanks in Advance.
  33. Grady

    Packing List Recommendations

    While doing some research on AH for my upcoming trip to RSA (July 13), I have come across many threads about hunting for a newbie. As this is my first trip I am trying to develop a "packing list" for me and my father (His first trip also). We are trying to avoid the, "I packed WAAAAY to much"...