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Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Wade J VanGinkel, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Limcroma Safaris

    Limcroma Safaris SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Fanatic

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  2. sierraone

    sierraone AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Welcome to our forum Wade. Everything you need to know about hunting Africa is here. And taking your son on your first trip is something neither of you will ever forget!
     
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  3. johnnyblues

    johnnyblues AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome, glad to have you.
     
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  4. Buff-Buster

    Buff-Buster GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Welcome to AH Wade! You have found the best site in the world for planning your first safari for you and your son! If experiencing some of the best free range hunting in Mozambique peaks your interest, please feel free to send me a PM for details. Glad to have you on AH!
     
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  5. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Welcome aboard Wade. Have you gotten a warm fuzzy feeling about associating yourself with experienced, knowledgeable and helpful hunters from around the world? If not you should have. You and your son will have the time of your lives providing you take the advice you get to heart. Start off by reading some of the older posts on topics that are of interest to you. Jot down any questions and then look for answers using the "search" feature. Planning your first trip takes a little work on your part but will preclude any unexpected surprises.
     
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  6. Wade J VanGinkel

    Wade J VanGinkel AH Senior Member

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    That's exactly the way I'm going about this. I'm 51 years old btw and have been screwed on a couple trips fairly local by simply using Google to find things of interest.
    I've learned joining forums like this and speaking to the guys that have actually been there is by far the best way to do things. Especially in finding reputable outfits.
    References provided by outfitters are generally useless.
     

  7. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    I think that you will find that most of the AH members would recommend using one of our Outfitter / Sponsors. Think about it, those guys are vetted on an almost daily basis. They can't afford to scr** up. Are there occasional problems the answer is yes. But in this case the folks we usually use will bend over backwards to make things right. A good way to begin is by posting the dates of your hunt and the species you wish to take and the number of hunters and or observers in your party as well as the type of hunt you are looking for. This should include whether this is to be a firearms only, bow only or combined. Buying s "package" will give you the best bang for your buck. You will get a host of replies. Put together a spread sheet to be used for comparison purposes. I see that Ridgewalker has offered you the opportunity to talk to him. Send him a PM you have nothing to loose and everything to gain. BTW Ridgewalker has been there and done that just in case you were curious.
     
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  8. Mort Hill

    Mort Hill GOLD SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    Welcome to the community, and best of luck in planning your safari! Planning is a great amount of the fun of a safari!
     
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  9. Velo Dog

    Velo Dog AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Hello Wade J VanGinkel,

    Khomas Highland Hunting Safaris of Namibia, welcomes you to the greatest forum on earth.

    Kind regards,
    Paul.
     
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  10. cagkt3

    cagkt3 AH ENABLER PLATINUM SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    A belated welcome!
     
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  11. shadowhunterz

    shadowhunterz AH Member

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    Welcome aboard.
     
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  12. Global Rescue

    Global Rescue SPONSOR Since 2012 AH Fanatic

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    Welcome Wade. This forum has a wealth of information from some extremely knowledgeable folks, enjoy and have fun planning!

    If there is a way we can be of help to you please feel free to call or send us a message.
     
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  13. riflepermits.com

    riflepermits.com SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Enthusiast

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    Welcome to AH @Wade J VanGinkel. Planning is half the fun! Enjoy the forum, it's very addicting.
     
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  14. Norma-USA

    Norma-USA SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Fanatic

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    Welcome Wade! Enjoy the site!
     

  15. TROPHY SHIPPERS

    TROPHY SHIPPERS SPONSOR Since 2018 AH Veteran

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    Welcome to AH Wade! If we can be of any assistance with US Customs or shipping, please call, email, or send me a message!
     

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