I guess I might be getting old, but...

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  1. Nyati

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    It is a rude trend, and getting worse all the time. Even dangerous, as some are talking on their phones and texting while driving, which by the way is illegal in my country.

    I do take my phone to Africa, just to be in touch in case of an emergency and to reassure my wife every now and then that i´m still alive.
     
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  2. edward

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    old???i look at it as ageing,like fine wine,gurgle,gurgle,aaaahhh.
     
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    I have a smart phone and the damn thing is smarter than I am. I use it as a phone only. No facebook or any of that garbage. I have it in my pocket when I hunt only to take pics of the animal. I use it at night as an alarm clock, otherwise it's off. Aggravates me to no end when I'm around my grandkids. They don't talk to anyone, got their faces stuck in those things.

    I may be showing my age because when I was a kid we didn't have a phone til I was in High School and it was a rotary with a 3 digit number on a party line. Not even a phone booth in town. We talked to each other face to face or actually wrote letters, well, certain notes, in school, that were surreptitiously transferred to one another. Nowadays young folk can hardly speak intelligibly and cursive is beyond comprehension. Some call it progress but I have to wonder sometimes.

    Ah, yes. Life was so simple way back then. I guess just because we didn't know any better.
     
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  4. JKO Hunting Safaris

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    Good day guys,

    I am a young but not so young anymore outfitter. I completely agree with you guys, I am on my phone a lot too if I am not hunting, mostly for business. I also do take my phone with me when we hunt but also mostly for when radios are not working and I might need to call if there is any coverage... As a outfitter it is becoming a real problem finding younger generation PH's that would not be on their phones constantly while being in camp with clients or hunting! I am not saying all of them, but it is definitely becoming a bigger problem everyday in our industry. SO I would not say it is because your getting old sir, it is a modern day problem in my opinion.

    My new rules in camp is that PH's or any staff can do their work / social media surfing after clients went to bed at night..... If I catch them on their phones it will be locked up until the next day like you would punish a young kid.... hahaha But it seems to be working!

    After all coming to Africa is all about sharing a camp fire and stories of future and past safaris..... In my opinion that is what build half of the memories on a safari!

    All my best,

    Jacques
     
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    Absolutely correct, sir.
     
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    I'm guilty. I take my phone with me to Africa. I sell on a few forums and need to know their status and answer questions.
     
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    It just occurred to me that in following this thread I have my nose stuck in a "device" LOL.
     
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    I’m not a phone guy. Unless I leave the house,I seldom have it on me. On my most recent safari, wi-fi was spotty, only available in one corner of the dinning area. I FaceTimed my wife three times, to check on her (heath issue) and to let her know I wasn’t stomped by a rhino, more than anything else. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have used my phone.
    I’d rather listen to the jackals than play with my phone.
     
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    I've had had several PHs in hides with me that were on their phones a lot, it's like they really don't want to be there it's just a job. If they find it too boring to sit in a hide they should find other employment! I'm the last dinosaur as I don't have a cell phone, just a home phone with a answering machine.
     
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  10. edward

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    perhaps if we new,we wouldnt of advanced as fast and far as we did.
     

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    I can say that I take my phone with me but it is turned off. I have such great luck that I would probably turn the stupid thing on and it would ding ding ding just as something that I really wanted to shoot came into the hide. I admit it is easy to use it for taking after the hunt photographs to send to family and such, but sure would have hated missing one of my animals last year. Badabing badaboom!!!! Too bad, so sad.
     
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