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  1. buddy48

    Planning your taxidermy?

    How do you guys "plan your taxidermy" in that how do you decide how to have the animals mounted as in shoulder mount, wall pedestal, or pedestal as well as the direction they are the turned? I have 8 animals that @The Artistry of Wildlife will be mounting for me. I have no idea the size of the...
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    SOUTH AFRICA: My Son & I Hunt With White Lion Safaris

    Well….here I am back in the states and already back to work. What a bummer. It took me a little longer to put my report up that what I planned, but work got in the way. We have tons of great memories from our first safari. My son and I had an absolute blast. We went with Ricus Devilliers and...
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    First safari travel has been interesting...

    Me and @Royal27 had an interesting flight last night with having our flight cancelled due to a medical emergency and I'm now sitting on a plane in Dulles on my way to Johannesburg. While sitting here I learn that it stops in Ghana. Never got word if tat through the rerouring rocess. Well, Ghana...
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    Getting animals back...what's the complete process?

    Ok, I thought I had this figured out but I'm second guessing myself on one part. 1. Kill animal. 2. Skin, flesh, and salt. 3. Transport to taxidermist for dip and pack. 4. Taxidermist dips and packs. 4. Taxidermist ships. Use who they choose? 5. Customs brokerage firm clears shipment thru...
  5. buddy48

    Need some shooting advice...

    ok...here's the deal. My son (12 years old) and I have been shooting every weekend for a month. I'm dialed in out to 200 yards off of a bipod. He was getting dialed in at 170, roughly a 6" group, from a bipod, but now his groups are spreading out about 12". I'm not sure what has happened. The...
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    17 Days until lift off....

    Well, I am going on my first hunt in South Africa in 17 days. Man am I nervous. Not so much about the hunting but about being prepared for the hunt itself. What will I forget that I need, have me and my son practiced enough, am I in good enough shape to enjoy the hunt, will one of us get...
 
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