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  1. gillettehunter

    Early Wyoming walleye

    Made it out to Keyhole reservoir yesterday which is about 45 miles away. We were fishing by 8:15 am. Still early season here. Surface temp was 42 when we arrived. The fish we were catching were mostly over 40 feet deep. 3 of us in the boat caught 42 fish if my count was correct. 1 pike and a...
  2. gillettehunter

    Department of Homeland Security suspends Global Entry program for New Yorkers

    https://nypost.com/2020/02/06/...ram-for-new-yorkers/ The Department of Homeland Security announced the suspension of renewals and enrollments for Global Entry and other Trusted Travel Programs for New York residents. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News host Tucker...
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    African drought

    Posted on another thread: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2020-01-06-unending-drought-brings-wildlife-sector-to-brink-of-disaster/ Unending drought brings wildlife sector to brink of disaster The Northern Cape is said to have lost more than two-thirds of game over the past three...
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    Outfitter arrested

    https://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/arizona-man-arrested-multi-million-dollar-home-raided-in-hsi-money-laundering-drug-investigation Probably one to avoid. Bruce
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    Washington man jailed for Ivory sales

    https://www.heraldnet.com/news/everett-ivory-seller-jailed-in-first-conviction-under-new-law/?fbclid=IwAR0cFtPHQv9Rmf5LGZ2rBaGpWkwZNvK64ffnpQy6JBH46NwCyDDx92De8Ws Use great caution when selling Ivory..... Bruce
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    Berger bullets in Africa

    I promised Mike (Livingthedream) that I'd start this thread. He wanted me to title it the efficacy of Berger bullets in Africa. I thought that might start an argument right off the bat. I will start this with a few observations. All bullets are designed with a use in mind. There is no one size...
  7. gillettehunter

    USA: Wyoming Deer

    So I got home from Africa on Sept 19. My wife had a double knee replacement while I was gone. (Yes she planned it this way). So between catching up at work and taking care of my wife I had no time to crossbow hunt or even scout the ranch where I normally hunt. Sept 30th I finally headed out to...
  8. gillettehunter

    ZAMBIA: Zambia With Balla Balla Safaris

    This hunt goes back to January. Mike (@LivingTheDream) told me he was booking a hunt with Balla Balla. I asked if I could join him in camp. Mike was gracious enough to say yes. Mike and his dad came to Wyoming and I helped them to get a couple of antelope and a shot at a sharp tail grouse. So...
  9. gillettehunter

    SOUTH AFRICA: ZAMBIA: Back To RSA & Zambia

    So I'm on my way back to Africa. We'll see how good internet is for this hunt. We all evolve somewhat as hunters. Sometimes we go back to africa for new species and new experiences. Sometimes to see old friends and try to better other trophies. Sometimes to just go hunt. This trip for me is...
  10. gillettehunter

    Pre Africa rifle issues

    I thought I'd start this thread to possibly help someone else before a hunt. I'm in a airport headed to Africa..... In getting ready for this hunt I encountered some issues that I'd never had before. Rifle #1 is a new Howa 1500 in a .375 Ruger. I had a box of shells to start off with as well...
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    Educating non hunters

    My son and I are at a buying show and business meetings in So Calif for a few days. Today at one of the booths I was asked about my wife, who has attended in the past. She had just landed in London on her way to RSA. She is going to spend 2 weeks in Kruger and a few days elsewhere with...
  12. gillettehunter

    For Sale Leopoldo Mark 4 4.5-14x50

    Scope is used and came on a rifle I purchased a while back. Very faint ring marks. Scratch on black finish on windage turret. Illuminated with alumina scope covers. Some of the black finish coming off of the illumination cover. Glass appears PERFECT to me. Looks like the mil dot reticle. I have...
  13. gillettehunter

    USA: Wyoming Moose Hunt Part 2

    Brief recap is I hunted with Star Valley Outfitters with Bob Beck of Extreme Outer limits TV show. I hunted Sept 15-19 and took a great Mule deer. We saw few moose and had zero opportunities. So being the gentleman he is Bob had invited me back Oct 15-17. On Oct 13 it rained and turned to...
  14. gillettehunter

    Costa Rica fishing info needed

    Next April the wife and I will celebrate our 40th anniversary. We have decided to spend some time in Costa Rica to celebrate. She is taking a photo class for a week or so which gives me a week to fish. Thats if I can find something that sounds good for a reasonable cost. Looking for suggestions...
  15. gillettehunter

    USA: Wyoming Moose & Deer Hunt

    This hunt starts a long time ago. 23 yrs ago Wy instituted a point system for resident hunters for moose and Bighorns sheep. This past winter I took a good long hard look and decided I could no longer wait to try and draw a premium unit to hunt moose. I had 21 preference points. It looked like...
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    Easy fix to see photobucket pics

    From the other network: Google Chrome and Firefox have found a way to access the photos that Photobucket.com does not now allow you to post to 3rd party sites anymore without paying a high price. "In the cases where former/current PhotoBucket users haven't deleted all their albums: Chrome...
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    GOB Sale

    Bullets.com is going out of business and has some good deals. I noticed some .416 Brass for about 1/3 off. If you reload it might be a chance to pick up a few items. I am not associated in any way. Just passing on a chance at some deals. Bruce
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    Advice From A Retired Husband

    It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are oversensitive, and there's nothing worse than an oversensitive woman. My...
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    laugh for the day

    You may not laugh at all of them, but you'll enjoy some of them. Bruce Q. Why is Santa so jolly? A. Because he knows where all the naughty girls live. Q. How is Christmas just like your job? A. You do all the work and the fat guy in the suit gets all the credit. "An optimist stays up...
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    New Joke

    A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown Ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for Their orders. The man says, "A hamburger, fries And a coke," and turns to the ostrich, "What's Yours?" "I'll have the same," says the ostrich. The man and the ostrich come Again and the man says...
  21. gillettehunter

    A woman's week at the gym

    Dear Diary, For my birthday this year, my husband purchased a week of personal training at the local health club. Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 43 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try. I called the...
  22. gillettehunter

    My Suicidal Buck

    Some of you may remember that I hunted a great Roan last year in RSA with a crossbow. My good wife that that would make a good Christmas present last year. So I had a nice new Scorypd crossbow there Christmas morning. I thought this deer hunting season would be a good time to try it out. The...
  23. gillettehunter

    Pet Peve: Extra fees on offers

    As a Hunter on a budget I carefully look at offers for hunts here and on other networks. I doubt that I'm the only one that is turned off by extra fees in hunt offers. Some offers look very good initially until you look at all the extras: to and from airport transport fees, charges for arrival...
  24. gillettehunter

    REPORT: New Creations Taxidermy Good Deed

    I wanted to pass along my thanks to New Creations Taxidermy and tell AH about what they have done. I went to RSA in May of 2015 and had a good 10 day hunt which included a Sable and Kudu. Not a cheap hunt for me personally with 6 animals taken. Paid in full before I left. My PH failed to...
  25. gillettehunter

    When insults had class

    When Insults Had Class... These glorious insults are from an era “ before” the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words. A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.” "That depends, Sir, " said...
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    Little Johnny jokes

    One day little Johnny was digging a hole in his back yard. The next-door neighbor spotted him and decided to investigate. "Hello Johnny, what are you up to?" he asked. "My goldfish died and I'm gonna bury him," Johnny replied. The neighbor chuckles to himself,"That's a really big hole for a...
  27. gillettehunter

    Help needed on Taxidermy

    So I was just blindsided today. I have a taxidermist that I have used for over 10 yrs. He lives near enough to Atlanta to pick up animals when they are shipped in and cleared. His prices were similar to what you would pay in Africa. He has had family in my area and lots of trophies have been...
  28. gillettehunter

    Joke of the day

    Here are five reasons why a woman should think before she speaks. The last one is great! Have you ever spoken and wished that you could immediately take the words back..Here are the Testimonials of a few people who did.... FIRST TESTIMONY: I walked into a hair salon with my husband and three...
  29. gillettehunter

    what do women really want

    Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure...
  30. gillettehunter

    Pres. Trump Joke

    A large earthquake with the strength of 8.7 on the Richter scale hit the Middle East. Two million Muslims died and millions were injured. Iraq, Iran and Syria were totally ruined and the governments asked for help to rebuild. The rest of the world was in shock. Great Britain sent troops to...
  31. gillettehunter

    Joke of the day

    Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business. Several members did not approve of her extra curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, however, when she accused...
  32. gillettehunter

    HELP NEEDED To Find Scott van Zyl Gone Missing In Zimbabwe

    This is cut and pasted from the other network. Scott is a member here and has posted some in the recent history. Thought all here might want to know and perhaps help. Bruce posted 08 April 2017 13:32 Folks, Fellow Outfitter Scott van Zyl (@SS Pro Safaris) went missing yesterday while...
  33. gillettehunter

    Wolves and moose in Jackson Hole Wyoming

    Ran across this on another forum and thought some here might find it interesting...... Bruce Jackson Moose Decline Moose in Jackson Hole, Wyoming are in serious trouble. Before wolves were introduced into Yellowstone, there were 3,000 to 5,000 moose in Jackson. Today, less than 20 years...
  34. gillettehunter

    COLD and SNOW

    Some of ournAfrican friends think we are joking when we talk about how cold it is. We have an artic front that just moved in. Right now the the still air temp is -22 F (-30 C). The high temp is forecast to be -8 F. I'm in my Miles City store. 170 miles to the South in Gillette at home the wind...
  35. gillettehunter

    Bluey and Patsy's wedding

    Their wedding has been planned for Dec 11. I wanted to take a moment and offer my congratulations and best wishes. I had the great pleasure and honor of meeting them at Takeri in Nov. I had a wonderful time and we left as friends. A wedding is a great thing. I wish the best to you. I hope your...
  36. gillettehunter

    ZAMBIA: SOUTH AFRICA: My Hunt With Takeri Reserve, Diekie Mueller Safaris & Coenraad Vermaak Safaris

    I was going to start this a couple of days ago, but life can be busy. Especially when packing for Africa. Thsi hunt started almost 2 yrs ago at SCI. I bought a auction to hunt with Diekie Mueller safaris. It included 7 days for 2 hunters and a $3000 trophy fee credit. I hunted in May with a...
  37. gillettehunter

    Political Joke

    The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American history. Who said: 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death'?" She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Little Akio, a bright foreign exchange student from Japan, who had his hand up: "Patrick Henry, 1775," he said. "Very good! Who said...
  38. gillettehunter

    Firearm pickup in Johannesburg question

    As many of you know I have booked a Sable hunt with Takeri in Zambia. My travel plans are such that I fly into Jo-berg, overnight and then out to Zambia. I have a 15 hr layover. Nice to get some rest and get ready for the rest of the trip. My question is will I need to pick up and declare my...
  39. gillettehunter

    SOUTH AFRICA: RSA Hunt May 2015

    I have put off doing this for a while. Trying to make time and it just is tough. I type too slow. Like 15 words/min.... So you get what I sent to friends and family. A journal of sorts. Some of the info is elementary, but none of my family has ever been to Africa. I hope you enjoy. We started...
  40. gillettehunter

    Africa 2015 Pre-hunt

    So I have avoided doing this for a variety of reasons. Probably the best excuse is the pics are all on my computer at work. So I didn't want to come in on a day off. I also didn't want to type forever to try and get it all done. I type slowly.......Soooo I'm going to give you my reports that...
  41. gillettehunter

    WANTED: Hunt Wanted This November 2016

    I am considering adding on to a hunt already planned. Need to decide and book airfare soon...I have an SCI auction hunt in the Limpopo that I will finish on Nov 9. I can hunt until Nov 15 when I would need to fly out. So 5 full days. My first choice is a Vaal Rhebuck in the East Cape. If one...
  42. gillettehunter

    Differences between living in Florida and Montana

    60 degrees above zero ---Floridians turn up the heat People in Montana plant gardens 50 degrees above zero -- Californians shiver uncontrollably People in Billings sunbathes 40 degrees above zero -- Italian and British cars will not start Montanans drive with windows down 32 degrees above...
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    Penguin in Phoenix

    A penguin walks into an auto repair shop in Phoenix. It's 112 in the shade and he's not happy. He tells the mechanic his car is leaking oil and he needs it checked, but the repair guy says it's gonna take a few minutes, and suggests the penguin visit the air conditioned ice cream shop across...
  44. gillettehunter

    REPORT: Swift Dip South Africa

    I hate to start a thread like this , but I'll post the facts and you can go from there. Hunted RSA last May. Trophies were taken to Swift Dip for dip/package and shipping. My taxidermist and PH had worked with them in the past and told me to expect them back to the USA in 6 months or less. I...
  45. gillettehunter

    Victoria Falls Zimbabwe 2015

    I have been slow at posting much about my hunt last year in RSA. Several things have factored into it. In lieu of nothing my notes home to family are better than nothing. You will also get a few pics.... I'll try to excise the family references. My wife MaryAnn and Kirsten a friend and...
  46. gillettehunter

    Warning political Joke

    HILLARY CLINTON GOES TO A GIFTED-STUDENT PRIMARY SCHOOL IN NEW YORK TO TALK ABOUT THE WORLD. AFTER HER TALK SHE OFFERS QUESTION TIME. ONE LITTLE BOY PUTS UP HIS HAND. HILLARY ASKS HIM WHAT HIS NAME IS. “KENNETH," HE SAYS. "AND WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION, KENNETH, SHE ASKS. "I HAVE THREE...
  47. gillettehunter

    The Urologist's Receptionist

    Yesterday I had an appointment to see the urologist for a prostate exam. Of course, I was a bit on edge because all my friends have either “gone under the knife, or had those pellets implanted… The waiting room was filled with patients. As I approached the receptionist’s desk, I noticed that...
  48. gillettehunter

    Clearwater/Lochsaw River Idaho

    Went to Idaho steelhead fishing 2 times this year. Took a few pictures on the way back. Thought some of you might enjoy seeing them. This is between Lolo Pass and Kooskia Id. This is where Lewis and Clark almost starved to death. Enjoy Bruce
  49. gillettehunter

    Rodney Dangerfield quips

    Rodney Dangerfield !!!! Ø It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass! Ø Last night my wife met me at the front door. She was wearing a sexy negligee. The only trouble was, she was coming home. Ø A girl phoned me and said, 'Come...
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    The making of a politician

    A father told his 3 sons when he sent them to the university: "I feel it's my duty to provide you with the best possible education, and you do not owe me anything for that. However, I want you to appreciate it. As a token, please each put $1,000 into my coffin when I die.” And so it...
 
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