Hello from Utah

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  1. Firebird

    Firebird AH Senior Member

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    I was planning my first African hunting safari and my internet hopping brought me to this point. This website has been a dreamworld for me and I appreciate all of your input, especially the hunt report section.
    I've not hunted outside the USA yet but have done a fair amount of wandering within the states hunting everything from quail to elk. I've never been able to specialize and love shooting rifles, shotguns and my bow and all the offshoots they provide such as hand loading and fly tying.
    I am currently a full time firefighter\paramedic and on my off days I provide custom bird taxidermy under the business name: Firebird taxidermy. I've been obsessed with animals as long as I can remember and hope to see and collect my own menagerie while my knees are still strong. My wife tolerates this madness and a couple of my kids participate in it with me although they are still in their teenage years.
    One of my favorite trips to this date was in Utah's high uintah mtns, horseback in, camp, hike and fish with some good friends and family and culminating with the taking of a respectable goat. Hope to add many more adventures to the memory bank with many more amazing animals!
     
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  2. cagkt3

    cagkt3 PLATINUM SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Was just in Ogden for work. Took a little hike up by Willard's peak. Very beautiful area. Welcome to AH!
     

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    Welcome to AH !
     

  6. firehuntfish

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    Welcome Firebird... This could be my bio except for the taxidermy part.(y) Lots of helpful knowledgeable folks on here willing to offer advice in planning your safari. Enjoy the forums.
     

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    Welcome to AH Firebird. AH is chock full of knowledgeable folks willing to share their experience and expertise with others. From your brief bio. you are going to fit right in.
     

  10. PHOENIX PHIL

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    Welcome to AH! You had to go and mention fly fishing and tying your own just as the trout season is getting ready to kick off.......it kills me every year........used to live up the road from you a bit in Pocatello, ID.
     

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  13. Hagar

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    Hello Firebird, Welcome to a great site. I am also from Utah. I have been to Africa once and can't wait to return. You will not regret going. My once in a lifetime trip just turned into a lot of time spent trying to find a way to get back. I took my two sons we had a fantastic safari. We had the whole trip filmed. Lots of great memories.
     

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    Howdy and welcome @Firebird
    You've found the best resource there is for planning your first safari! Have fun and take time to enjoy the anticipation (y)
    The Uintah mountains are a special place for sure. I've put on many boot miles and drown a lot of flies in those mountains :) I used to call Utah home many years ago.
     

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    Welcome and good luck Firebird.
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    Welcome to AH Firebird! You're definitely on your way to Africa at this point... :S Welcome:
     

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    Welcome to AH sir.
     

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    Welcome to AH, glad you found this site before you booked your safari
     

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