Hi all New member in Wyoming

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Matt_WY, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Eureka Hunting Safaris

    Eureka Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2018 AH Veteran

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    Welcome, contact me if you need assistance.
     

  2. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Welcome aboard Matt. Please tell us a little more about yourself as it relates to hunting. Things like what have you hunted previously? What kind and caliber rifles do you own? Do you reload? What are you planning to hunt in Africa? Will you be going with a buddy or by yourself? We are not nosy, but we'd like to see where you are coming from if you get my drift.
     

  3. Spear Safaris

    Spear Safaris SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Fanatic

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  4. Game 4 Africa Safaris

    Game 4 Africa Safaris SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Enthusiast

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  5. Art Lambart II

    Art Lambart II AH Fanatic

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    Welcome to AH, enjoy the site and ask lots of questions. You only have one first safari and planning it is half the fun.
     

  6. cls

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    Welcome, enjoy the journey
     

  7. Tsala Hunting Safaris

    Tsala Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2016 AH Enthusiast

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    Hi Matt.

    Welcome to AH enjoy the planning its part of the journey!

    Please don't hesitate to make contact if I can help in any way.
     

  8. Tally-Ho Hunting Safaris

    Tally-Ho Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Fanatic

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    Hi Matt
    Welcome welcome welcome
    Please contact me if u need any info or just some questions

    Regards
     

  9. Limcroma Safaris

    Limcroma Safaris SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Fanatic

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    Laying out the welcome Matt for you! Bad pun but I couldn't resist... ;) Enjoy your research. Planning is half the fun.
     
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  10. Nyamazana Safaris

    Nyamazana Safaris SPONSOR Since 2016 AH Fanatic

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    Welcome Matt , research is important and there is plenty available here . Trust that you will find what you looking for many folk here to assist. Best of luck .

    Wayne Van Den Bergh
     

  11. meigsbucks

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    Welcome to AH Matt. Africa is addictive. A lot of great info here.
    I hunted pronghorn in Wright, WY, south of Gillette. Wish I had hunted WY more.
     

  12. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY AH Veteran

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    Great questions! Happy to expound:

    Previously hunted only locally: Elk, deer, ducks/geese, grouse, etc. Drew a bison tag this year so super excited about that -- wish me luck for then end of this month! More than anything else these days is backcountry hunting on horseback and focused on elk and deer. Want to go for pronghorn sometime if I can manage to draw a tag.

    Rifles: Multiple, but apparently not the right ones for Africa! I go from 22lr to 338 wm. I'm sure my elk rifles will be fine for plains game, but looking to pick up something heavier as well. Current preference is for 375H&H, but we'll see. I do reload as well.

    Africa plans - where: Looking at 2020 by myself and more than likely Tanzania. Zambia would likely be second choice. I've been to Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe before (though I wasn't hunting), so I figured it would be cool to see another part of the continent. Also like the idea of more traditional safari / tented camp / as-close-as I-can-get(afford)-to-Hemingway/Roosevelt-experience.

    Africa plans -what: Planning solo trip at this point. Super excited to try for leopard and buffalo on first trip! Maybe I'll get super lucky and add a sable in the bag.

    Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome!
     
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  13. 3S Safaris

    3S Safaris SPONSOR Since 2017 AH Fanatic

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    Welcome to AH ! If I can be of any assistance let us know , we would be glad to work up a quote for you.
     

  14. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Matt, your preference for a 375 H&H would not be questioned by anyone. However keep reading AH especially those articles and threads dealing /talking about the 404 Jeffery. That caliber is just plain AWSOME. The problem is availability. BUT the CEO of Montana Rifles has gone on record stating that they will be offering them next year. I think in response to pressure and suggestions from the guys on AH. I dropped a big Eland in its' tracks last July with my 404 Jeff. Since I have two sons I'm looking to purchase a second so both will be equally well armed at some point in the future. The beauty of the 404 Jeffery is that it hits like a 416 Rigby and feels like a 375 H&H.
     

  15. Rickmt

    Rickmt SILVER SUPPORTER AH Senior Member

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    Hi Matt , I am just over in Bozeman Mt. Welcome!
    I am taking my 30 year old son on my 2nd trip to Africa in June of 2019 for 10 days.
    Am going to hunt two 20,000 acre properties with Ernest Dyason of Spear Safaris.
    Any questions feel free!
     
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  16. Huntshoek Hunting Safaris

    Huntshoek Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2018 AH Senior Member

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    Welcome to AH @Matt_WY !

    Good luck with all the planning and feel free to get in touch if you need any help.

    Kind Regards
    Hendrik
     

  17. CAustin

    CAustin AH ENABLER BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH sir. Lot of people here that are more than happy to answer questions.
     

  18. Dr Ray

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  19. Game Trackers Africa

    Game Trackers Africa SPONSOR Since 2016 AH Enthusiast

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    Welcome Matt. If you are looking at authentic free range areas please feel free to contact us via email or private message.
    Enjoy planning you safari.

    Thank you.

    Regards
    Game Trackers Africa
     

  20. Travel Express

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    Welcome Matt! Nothing like AH for information and getting people on their way to Africa.
     

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