BOTSWANA: Tholo Hunt 9/2/19-9/12/19

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  1. Glenn Slaven

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    I have been putting this off bc I am lazy, and don’t feel like a lot of typing on my phone. All that said, first safari was with Tholo in Botswana, and I couldn’t be happier.

    Lori @Travel Express did the travel plans, Henri did the rifle expedite through RSA, and Tholo was top notch. Met us at airport in Maun and helped us through with no problems. Guns and clothes got there just fine. Flew Emirates business class and was well worth the extra money, I can’t imagine flying coach for a flight that long....

    I will attempt to post some pics. I’m not sure on the measurements of the animals, I’m not one of those guys that carries a messing tape in my pocket.

    It was Dad’s first safari as well, at 71, he almost waited too long, but he was glad I talked him into it. His goal was to get a good kudu, and I feel like he did, and he sure felt like he did.

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  2. Glenn Slaven

    Glenn Slaven SILVER SUPPORTER AH Veteran

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    I should add that the flight on Emirates from Dubai to J’brg was miserable. Older plane and just not comfortable for some reason. It was a 777, big difference between 777 and the A380...
     
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    Well done Glenn! Congrats on quite a nice bag of trophies!! Tholo is a wonderful place with wonderful people.
     
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  4. Glenn Slaven

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    My kudu I forgot to add

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  5. BRICKBURN

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    I recognize that headache rack on the truck.
    Congrats on your success and surviving the flights.
    You both did well.
     
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    Yes! Well done! Gotta love the people there. All familiar including that fine, gray Kalahari sand!
     
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    Nice! What rifle did you use? Was Morlen working there?
     

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    Congrats, fine trophies, great you could have your father along (y)
     
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    Well done, congrats!
     
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    Congrats sir and thanks for sharing!
     
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    Congratulations to both of you! Some fine trophies! Glad you two got to take your first Africa adventure together! Excellent!
    And now for your second trip I’m sure you will take!
     
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    Congrats on the great trophies.
     
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    Congrats
     
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  14. Glenn Slaven

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    Second trip is w my daughter for 17 days in RSA and then 4 in Mauritius. Looking forward to that too.
     
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  15. Glenn Slaven

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    Used my Blaser R8 in 9.3x62 with Steiner 2-10. It was a great combo and almost everything went down after one shot.

    I didn’t meet a Morlen I don’t think.
     
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    wonderful,I want to go right back to the Kalahari :)
     
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    Congrats to you and your father, well done and thanks for the report.
     
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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
    Bruce
     
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    Glen, I dig those Father, Son gigs. You guys had a nice hunt...… but where is the photo of your dad's Kudu?
     
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