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  1. Ridge Runner

    If you have flights on Kulula or British Airlines

    Found this on News24, South Africa: For those traveling inside Africa (and on other flights) with Kulula or British Airlines, between 14 March and 31 October 2020. Take time to check out these sights, as you may loose the ticket money you paid. www.BusinessInsider.co.za https...
  2. Ridge Runner

    More Bad / Confusing News traveling with weapons

    I literally just got off the phone with my US booking agent asking for an update and itineraries. 09 March 2020 seems to be the new magic date as to what department of [ the US] government is going to control the import/export of hunters leaving and returning the US with weapons and what...
  3. Ridge Runner

    What are the Alternatives Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth with weapons?

    With SAA no longer flying the Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth route what are the alternative airline(s) for hunters traveling with weapons? Mango airlines is "SUPPOSE TO BE" allowed to transport weapons, BUT, either their website has not be updated or it's business as usual and they still don't...
  4. Ridge Runner

    Curiosity to stir the pot 1 1/2- 2 rule?

    Does the 1 1/2 (or 2) rule still apply today? Does anyone, other than myself, use it when considering the animal(s) they are hunting? Perhaps some of the older generation on here, and a few nostalgic "youngsters", may have heard of the 1 1/2 (or 2) rule debate for hunting. Some insist on...
  5. Ridge Runner

    Wanted New .458 WM Brass

    Does anyone know where I can get new .458 Win Mag brass? Norma rep sent me BS emails that Midway and MidSouth has Norma brass available, neither has .458 WM. Haven't received a response since my last email to Norma three weeks or so ago. Nor have I received a response from Norma after posting...
  6. Ridge Runner

    Deer Warts

    Would you eat a deer that has deer warts? About 2 or 3 hunting seasons ago I shot a deer with several patches of, best I could tell from my research, deer warts. I called the regional wildlife HQ, three times and sent them photos, to have them come out and look at the deer. After the third day...
  7. Ridge Runner

    What do you use your back skins/hides for?

    I am in need to find useful projects for the hair on, back skins I have collected. My dilemma is that want to make something useful for regular use without worrying about the hair being worn off. Typically I have seen hides used for stool/ chair upholstery, pillows, gun cases, floor and table...
  8. Ridge Runner

    SOUTH AFRICA: Has Anyone Hunted With Shangala Lodge? Marcs Treehouse Camp? Or Tremisanan Lodge?

    Has anyone hunted with Shangalana in Northern part of Western Cape, South Africa? I'm planning a hippo, gemsbuck and blue wildebeest hunt in 2020 and my booking agent has suggested the hippo hunt with them. Then onto Viva for a 5 day/4 night stay, photo and sightseeing: 2 days with Marcs...
  9. Ridge Runner

    Recommend caliber for Hippo

    I'll be going after hippo in 2020 along the Zambezi River. I've seen several nice rifles for sale on here, but haven't decided which caliber to get. Any recommendations as which caliber is best: .375, .416 or .458? The shot could be at a hippo in the water or on land. I'll be taking my 30-06...
 
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