Introduction: Captain Coleman A. Landers USN, Ret.

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  1. Coleman Landers

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    Joined this site looking for info on African plains game shot placement. Planning a trip for the first week or so of May, 2016. Need info on what to expect for bowhunting the Limpopo region during that time of year. Will also do rifle hunting. Trying to get there before full winter. These old bones (65) don't hold up the way they used to. I'm a 30 year vet and commanded 2 ships. Great life!! Would welcome any insight regarding hunting the rut, bowhunting waterhole effectiveness, general weather conditions actually observed. Thanks
     
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    Welcome to AH Coleman,

    May should be a good month. I went to Zimbabwe in April and had a great time. Light jacket was all that i needed, as it warmed up during the day, so have layers and you should be fine with the clothing. With laundry being done daily or every 2 days, i have reduced my packing to 3 sets of clothing with a light pull over.

    I am sure we will have a few resident PH get back to you on your proposed location.
     

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    James.Grage AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Oh what are you looking to have a chance at?

    That would help the PH in assisting you.
     

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    Welcome sir. And thank you for your service.
     

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    Welcome to AH Coleman Landers!
     

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    Coleman welcome to AH,

    Thank you for your service. May is a great time, the weather is comfortable, the bush tends to be a bit thicker than in winter. but early hunts the tend to be less skittish. Are you going to spot and stalk or use a hide? Most bow hunting is done from a hide over water or feeding areas.

    Good luck and we hope you have a great time.
     

  7. Coleman Landers

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    I've conveyed my desires to my prospective PH. Outfitter selected and has great recommendations. Blesbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Kudu, Gemsbuck, Impala, Warthog, Bushpig.
     

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    I will bowhunt from a blind/ hide. I'm comfortable shooting out to 45-50 yards in the clear. I know my percentages go up for me within 30 yards. Thus, my choice to hunt from a blind vice stalking. I did take a Black Bear with my bow this May at 20 yards in Canada. Easy shot if you don't get too excited and have practiced which I had done. Thanks for the info about May. My concern also was about how the rut would affect bowhunting over waterholes given the greenery available for water in the foliage. Seems like it will be ok.
     

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    Thanks. I certainly intend to enjoy this opportunity.
     

  10. Coleman Landers

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    Thanks. Had a wonderful Navy career with the help of some tremendous people.
     
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    Welcome to AH Capt. Landers! I was not in the navy but worked quite closely as a nuke engineer at NRF, Idaho in the early 90's. Still have some friends serving. Enjoy the planning of your upcoming safari, it's part of the fun.
     

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    Welcome aboard Skipper. Had I not wanted to be in the military so much, I might have considered joining the Navy. :) - 29 years Army. Some great folks here with great advice and experience to share.
     
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    Thanks. I'm sure your service equaled or surpassed mine. I was slated to be a Nuke while i was enlisted for 2 years prior to commissioning. Those 2 years set the table for my career. Thanks again but I had a blast. I used to tell my mom that if we hadn't had a navy, they'd have had to invent it just for me. I enjoyed my time that much. hahaha
     

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    Cute!! I expected as much as I posted my branch and rank. Next will come the comments about officers. That's ok though. Heard mostly everything. Thanks again. Glad to have found this site.
     

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    Thank you for your service.

    Welcome to AH. A lot of information and good people here to help you out.

    Enjoy the planning and have a great hunt.
     

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    hi welcome aboard :D Beers:

    "but worked quite closely as a nuke engineer ".............and @PHOENIX PHIL i wondered why you glowed green after a couple of beers.....:D Beer Bottle::D Beer Bottle:...:Vulcan: ..:E Big Grin:
     

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    Welcome to AH, Coleman !

    Lots of good humor here, but everybody will do their best to help.
     

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    Welcome and thanks for your Service,,May is a great time to hunt SA a little Cool in the mornings I wore a long sleeve shirt and My vest and in the afternoon I shed the Shirt for a Tee and wore the vest. Limpopo is a great area to hunt Nice Kudu if you get a Chance
     

  19. Coleman Landers

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    Thanks. This is the stuff i need to know.
     
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    Who are you hunting with
     

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