Howdy all at AH, My brother-in-law and I are scheduled for our first African hunt with Somerby Safaris in South Africa for 10-days in July of 2018. Our wives plan to tag along for at least part of the trip. We met Drom and Charles at SCI Kansas City early this year. They seem like great guys. We also met @CAustin (we were the two guys on Saturday with 3 little hellions running around). I'm really excited to think about celebrating my 40th birthday chasing plains game. We have a species list more or less ironed out with some options (kudu, eland/waterbuck, gemsbok/blue wildebeest, bushbuck and Impala...nyala, zebra, blesbok, or springbuck better keep their heads down too). We will be working up loads for our .300 win mags planning on 180 grain Barnes ttsx and practicing from shooting sticks. Still have to decide on a taxidermist but leaning heavily toward dip and ship back to a US based taxidermist. Truly enjoying reading the content here. It is very respectful and informative. You guys have a great forum. Only one question...how do you survive waiting? I'm about to lose my mind with impatience.