Hello all!

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by mwindaji, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. mwindaji

    mwindaji New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2019
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    13
    Recently retired military member here. 25 years of other people's priorities....
    Loved (almost) every minute of it but its time to start living my list.
    I've hunted in the States since a young man but look to soon add the birthplace of all hunting to my book. I was told that this place was a good source of experience, hard won wisdom- and a good nature (all very important to me).

    Looking forward to the mopane smoke....
     

  2. cpr0312

    cpr0312 AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    7,491
    Video/Photo:
    254
    Likes Received:
    5,852
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Member of:
    NRA Life Member
    Hunted:
    US (All over), New Zealand, South Africa(Northern Cape, Northwest), Zimbabwe
    Hello and welcome! Thank you for you service !!!!!!!!!!!!
     

  3. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,093
    Video/Photo:
    681
    Likes Received:
    2,256
    Hunted:
    New Zealand, Austaralia
  4. edward

    edward GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    2,147
    Video/Photo:
    237
    Likes Received:
    2,234
    Member of:
    safari club,nra,d.s.c.
    Hunted:
    south africa and zimbabwe.alaska and several lower 48 states.
    you wont be disappointed with the time you spend here.
     

  5. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com AH ENABLER FOUNDER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    10,326
    Video/Photo:
    5,538
    Likes Received:
    4,412
    Welcome to AH mwindaji! Enjoy exploring the site and looking forward to your contribution!
     

  6. Mort Hill

    Mort Hill GOLD SUPPORTER AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Video/Photo:
    9
    Likes Received:
    313
    Location:
    Brentwood, TN
    Member of:
    Life Member SCI, Director-Music City SCI Chapter, NWTF, NRA
    Hunted:
    SA, Zambia, Tanzania
    Thank you for your service and welcome to AH. Great place to catch the Africa bug. No known cure.
     
    meigsbucks likes this.

  7. cagkt3

    cagkt3 AH ENABLER PLATINUM SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2017
    Messages:
    2,415
    Video/Photo:
    85
    Likes Received:
    1,539
    Location:
    Texas
    Member of:
    DSC, SCI - West Texas Chapter, HSC, NRA Life Member, Ducks Unlimited
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Zimbabwe, OK, TX, UT
    Welcome! And thank you for your service
     

  8. mwindaji

    mwindaji New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2019
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    13
    Thanks so much!
     

  9. mwindaji

    mwindaji New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2019
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    13
    Thanks! I certainly appreciate the welcome.
     

  10. mwindaji

    mwindaji New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2019
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    13
    Thanks- Looking forward to all the symptoms!
     

  11. enysse

    enysse AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    10,955
    Video/Photo:
    104
    Likes Received:
    3,260
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    Welcome to AH!
     

  12. mwindaji

    mwindaji New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2019
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    13
    Thank you sir- Looking forward to meeting the community.
     

  13. mwindaji

    mwindaji New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2019
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    13
    Thanks!
     
    enysse likes this.

  14. mwindaji

    mwindaji New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2019
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    13
    Judging by what I have read thus far- I think you are right.
     
    edward likes this.

  15. mwindaji

    mwindaji New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2019
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    13
    Thank you sir! By the way...Your craftsmanship is formidable. Those blades of yours are beautiful...
     
    Von Gruff likes this.

  16. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2016
    Messages:
    3,928
    Video/Photo:
    112
    Likes Received:
    3,389
    Location:
    Colorado
    Hunted:
    South Africa: Limpopo, Northwest; USA: Ak, Mt, Wy, Co, Ne, Ks, Nv, NM, Tx
    Welcome mwindaji to AH! Any ideas on what you plan to hunt and where you want to hunt?
     

  17. mwindaji

    mwindaji New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2019
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    13
    I would love to do a classic Buff hunt in Tanzania...
    Honestly though plains game anywhere (as a start) would probably blow me away. Suggestions?
     
    Velo Dog and Ridgewalker like this.

  18. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2016
    Messages:
    3,928
    Video/Photo:
    112
    Likes Received:
    3,389
    Location:
    Colorado
    Hunted:
    South Africa: Limpopo, Northwest; USA: Ak, Mt, Wy, Co, Ne, Ks, Nv, NM, Tx
    I usually go with 2-3 trophies I would like. Then when Africa shows me some fine additional ones, I’m ready.
    All the antelopes are handsome. Everyone wants a fine kudu, but don’t take it unless it’s at least 50” and 55” is better.
    I love zebra! Tough as nails. Their only weakness is they have a built in target. Still, I’d highly suggest getting one with few scars (old barren females are usually very nice) to get a rug. Everyone should have a zebra rug in their trophy room IMO! Unfortunately my wife took mine for her office after she saw it:cry:. Guess I’ll just have to get another one.
    A well tusked old warthog is so ugly they are handsome! An animal that doesn’t know how to not move!
    Some of the tiny 10 make great full body exhibits and may be a difficult, or very easy hunt just depending on how mother Africa feels that day.
    Wildebeest both blue and black can be quite handsome. Blues hides also make very nice wall hangings or rugs when the lighting will show off the beautiful iridescent blue colors! Blacks are so clownish they look great! Both rarely stand still for more than a couple of seconds even when drinking.
    Of course DG can be quite exciting! But then so can everything in Africa!
    Just don’t get to greedy your first trip, because...you will be planning your second trip on the flight home. You’ll be trying to decide what to take next!
    JMO...JME! Best of luck planning your new adventure!
     
    meigsbucks likes this.

  19. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN AH ENABLER SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR LIFETIME TITANIUM BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    21,150
    Video/Photo:
    415
    Likes Received:
    13,451
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico
    That's a hell of an accurate description for AH.

    Welcome.
     

  20. Witold Krzyżanowski

    Witold Krzyżanowski AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    3,997
    Video/Photo:
    15
    Likes Received:
    1,818
    Location:
    Trzebiatów
    Member of:
    1977; Polish Hunting Assotiation
    Hunted:
    Namibia, Zimbabwe
    Welcome to AH.
    Good luck.
     

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice