24 Hours...Thank you to everyone

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by LivingTheDream, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. LivingTheDream

    LivingTheDream AH Legend

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    So after 2 years of planning, carefully searching, reading, studying, lurking on this site and then joining. Practicing ridiculous amount of shots, different angles and positions, and too many bruise shoulders to mention and custom made snap caps to focus on speed. After Obsessing, reading, watching videos and hearing everyone else's African adventure. The time has finally come. Tomorrow I am wheels up flying direct from Dulles to South Africa. I can't wait!!! Due to some changes in plans I won't be shooting much if any trophy plains game (but told there is plenty to cull), but will have the privilege to hunt 2 of the Big 5.

    Thank you to everyone on AH. Your stories have kept me pumped up, your advice as been priceless and I look forward to telling everyone my story. I will post pics and the story as I have time and everyone will get a full report when I get back. I haven't even left and I am already anticipating my next trip.

    As my screen name says, starting tomorrow I will be living the dream!!!!!
     
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  2. AfricaHunting.com

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    How exciting!! I hope that your journey to Africa exceed all of your expectations… and I certainly wish you an amazing trip! Looking forward to hearing all about it. :P Cowboy:
     

  3. Bsums

    Bsums AH Enthusiast

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    Congrats on heading off on your first safari. Which of the two big five will you be hunting?
     

  4. Albertaguy

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    Good luck to you sir! Have fun make memories !
     

  5. huntermn15

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    Congratulations on making it happen! I will be flying 15 days behind you, also after over two years of planning and I'm looking forward to my first safari. Enjoy the entire experience, stay safe and be well.
     

  6. G Skinner

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    Good luck and play safe !
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    Have a safe and fun trip, looking forward to your report!
     

  8. woods1126

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    Have a wonderful trip. Your first safari will always hold special memories. Don't forget a journel, let every moment marinate, and of course, enjoy! Kevin
     

  9. The Artistry of Wildlife

    The Artistry of Wildlife SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Elite

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    HAVE A GREAT TRIP ! Safe travels and safe hunting !
     

  10. Rob404

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    Have a Safe trip,take plenty of Pics
     

  11. LivingTheDream

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    Thanks everyone!! Not sure why I thought I would get sleep tonight!
     
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  12. TravisB

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    Lol, this week one year ago I began my first African hunt. I didn't hardly sleep the last night at home, on the plane, or the first two nights over there. Never got by that long on so little sleep, and never felt wider awake. Good luck!
     
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  13. JustinC

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    Congratulations on making it happen!

    Hope you have an awesome experience, looking forward to the report...

    Happy hunting
     

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    Congrats, good luck, shoot straight, and cherish the memories!
     

  15. Redruff

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    Safe travels, happy hunting and straight shooting. It's the first of many you will never forget. :A Clapping:

    R.
     

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    awesome....

    enjoy every second!!!
     

  17. jbeach

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    Good Luck and have a great trip !!! Looking forward to reading about it and seeing pictures.
     

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    Gnarly Dude!!!! Have a awesome trip. Enjoy every second.... Don't blink. :)
     

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    Wish you the best of luck !
     

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