Greetings from lower Alabama

ThrownBiscuit

New member
Joined
May 16, 2019
Messages
6
Reaction score
7
Location
Alabama
I have long held a fascination with firearms and hunting. ( More on that later.)

What began my interest in Africa was time a fellow firearms enthusiast allowed me the chance to shoot his Westley Richards .500 BPE. The craftsmanship was stunning, the recoil was no less stunning in a different way. Truly, it was a thing of beauty, a hallowed relic from a bygone time. The light pitting on the barrels, the slight dings on the stock, each one told a story that I wish knew.

As such, I began to research these fabled weapons and tales of their use. I began to grow enamored with the tales of stalking such enormous game. (By the way if anyone has recommendations for further reading, I'm very interested. :)) My increasing interest led me to this site, and after a year of stalking the forums, I submitted my membership.

I have enjoyed hunting since a child, albeit most of the game I pursued was hardly of African proportions unless you include the tiny 10. I have been an enthusiastic hunter of squirrels due much to their great deliciousness, as has been the case for rabbits, and racoons as well. I have pursued whitetail to my great enjoyment, but the finest challenge (for me at any rate) that I have engaged in so far has been the stalk hunting of crows. It is an adventure that ends in failure ~19 out of 20 times, but the rare success is certainly a rush.
 

Von Gruff

Gold supporter
AH legend
Joined
May 5, 2009
Messages
4,148
Reaction score
6,468
Location
south Otago, New Zealand
Website
www.vongruffknives.com
Media
1,613
Articles
3
Hunting reports
Australia/NZ
3
Hunted
New Zealand, Austaralia
Giday and welcome to the A H forums @ThrownBiscuit You speak as a true hunter and will find most are like minded here. It matters not the size of the game, it is the attitude of the hunter that is of prime importance.
 

ThrownBiscuit

New member
Joined
May 16, 2019
Messages
6
Reaction score
7
Location
Alabama
Thank you, I believe I can learn much from the accumulated wisdom here and utilize it to plan future hunts.
 

375 Ruger Fan

Gold supporter
AH legend
Joined
Jun 14, 2015
Messages
4,127
Reaction score
6,502
Location
Shreveport, Louisiana
Media
237
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
7
USA/Canada
4
Australia/NZ
1
Member of
NRA, DSC
Hunted
Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa (Eastern Cape & NW), Canada, New Zealand, Alaska, TX, LA, MO, OH, MT, ID, WA, WY
@ThrownBiscuit , welcome! Is a thrown biscuit similar to a Lambert's tossed roll? Lots of great info on this site and friendly folks willing to share.
 

ThrownBiscuit

New member
Joined
May 16, 2019
Messages
6
Reaction score
7
Location
Alabama
Thank you, and yes it is similar. I took the name because it reminded me of family gatherings where I would toss fresh biscuits to my siblings and cousins.:D
 

Inline6

AH enthusiast
Joined
Feb 20, 2019
Messages
272
Reaction score
184
Which part of LA are you from? I spent a little time in that area.
 

CAustin

Bronze supporter
AH ambassador
Joined
May 7, 2013
Messages
14,486
Reaction score
11,832
Media
258
Hunting reports
Africa
7
Member of
Courtney Hunting Club, NRA Life Member, SCI Kansas City Chapter
Hunted
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Kalahari, Northwest, Limpopo, Gauteng, APNR Kruger Area. USA Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas
Welcome to AH sir!
 

PHOENIX PHIL

AH ambassador
Joined
Apr 15, 2009
Messages
9,321
Reaction score
7,906
Media
54
Articles
2
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
2
Member of
SCI
Hunted
USA, S. Africa
Welcome to AH!
 

Shootist43

Gold supporter
AH ambassador
Joined
Apr 25, 2015
Messages
6,037
Reaction score
6,210
Location
Grosse Ile, Michigan
Media
25
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
NRA
Hunted
Michigan, Texas, Missouri, Limpopo Province South Africa
Welcome to AH ThrownBiscuit. You started your hunting career like most of us. You will find AH to be a site where guys of similar Ilk share their thoughts opinions and experiences. Continued exposure to AH will result in you stalking suitable quarry in Africa. Enjoy the ride.
 

Ridgewalker

Lifetime bronze benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 8, 2016
Messages
6,899
Reaction score
8,283
Location
Colorado
Media
231
Hunting reports
Africa
3
USA/Canada
4
Hunted
South Africa: Limpopo, Northwest; USA: Ak, Mt, Wy, Co, Ne, Ks, Nv, NM, Tx
Welcome ThrownBiscuit to the AH forum! Walk and stalk crows is a tough task!
 

thriller

AH elite
Joined
Sep 23, 2013
Messages
1,197
Reaction score
1,451
Location
Alabama
Media
28
Member of
NWTF, NRA, DU, SCI and QDMA
Hunted
Countries: Argentina, United States and Zimbabwe States: AL, LA, FL, MS, Tenn., SD, ND, IA, NE, KN,SC, GA, TX and NC
Greetings from lower Alabama I am a squirrel hunter myself

do you have squirrel dogs by chance?
 

Nyati

AH ambassador
Joined
Jan 15, 2011
Messages
7,973
Reaction score
3,449
Location
Madrid, Spain
Media
117
Hunting reports
Africa
6
Europe
1
Member of
RFEC, RFETO
Hunted
Spain, Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape, Free State ).
Welcome to AH !
 

BRICKBURN

Super moderator
Contributor
Lifetime titanium benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 5, 2010
Messages
23,020
Reaction score
17,597
Location
Canada
Media
412
Articles
24
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
2
Europe
1
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico, England
Welcome to AH.
 

3S SAFARIS

Sponsor
Since 2017
AH fanatic
Joined
Aug 15, 2013
Messages
532
Reaction score
383
Location
76476
Website
www.3ssafaris.com
Media
221
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
SCI
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa, Canada, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Kansas

ThrownBiscuit

New member
Joined
May 16, 2019
Messages
6
Reaction score
7
Location
Alabama
Greetings from lower Alabama I am a squirrel hunter myself

do you have squirrel dogs by chance?
Unfortunately not, I am graced with the presence of an ugly mutt, that I am quite fond of, but despite my best efforts would rather pursue leaves and bees rather than squirrels.
 

enysse

AH ambassador
Joined
Jan 20, 2009
Messages
11,774
Reaction score
4,360
Media
136
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
1
Member of
Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
Welcome to AH!
 

Forum statistics

Threads
37,593
Messages
718,195
Members
67,189
Latest member
CaridadNic
 

 

 

Latest profile posts

A couple pictures of the sable i chased for miles in Mozambique, Coutada 9!! We finally caught up to him and I had the trophy of a lifetime. Mokore Safaris, Doug Duckworth PH
sable Coutada 9.JPG
sable 2 - Coutada 9.JPG
Safari Dave wrote on egrmpty507's profile.
Did you purchase your hunt at a US SCI fundraiser?
uplander01 wrote on colorado's profile.
Heard you may have load data for the 500 Jeffery,.....any info would be appreciated. Was thinking 535gr, but already had a response that the 570gr would be a better way to go, not sure why.
Rickmt wrote on Leica Sport Optics's profile.
will Leica Amplus 6-2.5x15x50 fit on a pro success Blaser with low mount?
6.8KLR wrote on Von Gruff's profile.
G'Day,
Long time no talk. I had a bad accident and was discharged from the hospital last Thursday after a three month stay. Am home now and all is well. So glad to be back. Missed you all on this board. Hope all is well with you. Killed a nice Mule deer last October and used the stainless Buffalo Skinner that worked to perfection and love the wood.
Regards, Mike in California.
 
Top