John Sharp

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  1. JGRaider

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    I just left our new mega gun store/indoor shooting range and lo and behold there stood the legend himself, John Sharp. I must have visited with him for an hour. He was very impressive, and seemed like a genuinely nice guy, He will be selling his book Facing Down Fear in the store tomorrow from 10-2pm so I'll run back over there and pick up a copy or two. If someone is looking for a copy, let me know and we'll see how to get you one while he's here.

    Question: Is there a more certifiable badasss than African PH John Sharp?
     

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    Chuck Norris, Hulk Hogan or maybe Rambo. Mix in a little Willie Nelson.

    I hunted for 10 days with John in the BVC. While his outward look is a rough and tumble kind of guy, his personality and demeanor is more like James Bond, Sean Connery version.
     
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  3. tarbe

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    Not gonna lie.

    I have been meeting with and communicating with John for about 3 years now.

    The dude is awesome...I love him like a brother.

    I absolutely cannot wait to spend 12 days with him in the BVC.

    Think about it. 12 days in the BVC with John Sharp and Cody @Bullthrower338. Heaven on earth! :)

    Glad you got some quality time with him. Now you know why I was in nirvana after my 3 hour dinner with him last week.

    Anyone who thinks they may want to hunt with John...get busy making a plan!
     
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  4. Bullthrower338

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    Definitely one of the most humble gentlemen I have met in this line of work. A lot of PH’s will sell you how bad ass they are. The real ones seem to be like John. I have found it is easy to pick a bullshitter out of a crowd, there is nothing I find disingenuous in John Sharp!
     
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    I think we need to get you a brain scan
     
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    LOL!!! I can’t wait to read that hunt report!!!
     

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    I’m hoping there will be TWO hunt reports. Should be very interesting to see how closely they match up! :ROFLMAO:
    Although I am sure they will be highly redacted ;) Ya know, to protect the innocent
    :E Lol:
    And to the OP. No, I don’t think there is :)
     
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  8. Bullthrower338

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    Words hurt Cole!
     
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    Probably never meet the guy, but I sure did enjoy the book and he does sound like the real deal.
     
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  10. tarbe

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    This presupposes I have a brain!
     
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    Except when he jumps in the water to grab a croc, or starts playing with Puff Adders. :)
     

  12. sestoppelman

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    I would imagine he is a bit more careful around those snakes after nearly losing his life to one. We saw lots of them in Namibia in 2017. Weird looking snake, short and fat.
     

  13. tarbe

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    I saw one in SA...yes, very fat.

    I was in the Cruiser, so no danger from that one.

    Should I ever see another, after having read about John's encounter, I do believe I will give a wide berth!
     

  14. Bullthrower338

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    I didn’t have anything to prove by taking a picture with a live puff adder!

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    Just booked a hunt with him for buffalo in July 2020, can’t wait.
     
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    It is going to be EPIC!

    Film at 11. Not yet rated by the Motion Picture Association.

    :)
     
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    Met and Spoke to John for some time at SCI in Vegas a couple years back neat guy!!!
     
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    Thank you guys for your very kind words.
    I am who I am and I love what I do - what more can I say?
    I'm living my dream and I would love to share a part of it with you.
    My book? Well that is just another part of the dream that became a reality.
     
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  19. Bullthrower338

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    Welcome aboard John, glad to have you!

    Cheers,
    Cody
     
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    He is a great guy and an iconic Professional Hunter...
     
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