Lurking Birder gives a shout out

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Pitbulldatnoyd, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. Pitbulldatnoyd

    Pitbulldatnoyd New Member

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    I am a birder and fanatical hunting book collector. I have been reading hunting books for over 40 years. As a child I was not allowed to read hunting books, because my mother disapproved despite her stylish 1950s ivory and leopard skin bangles, but Jim Corbett sparked the fire. I now have about 1,000 sporting books, so you can see how that parental ban worked out. Most of the books have to do with Africa, then comes India and the Mountains, and also some North American and British Foxhunting titles. I love them all.

    As a female I have encountered disdain and worse for my sporting tastes. I have never been able to afford a hunting trip anywhere, and I'm now too old and farty to be anyone's Safari Chick, but I have made several extended trips to Africa to look at birds and photograph leopards. Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa and Zambia, plus Lesotho. I hope I can visit Africa again. My last trip to Zambia was in 2013.

    I love how the antis run out of argument and start with the ad hominem middle school insults because they cannot respond to facts and on the ground knowledge. I have talked to actual Africans who have to farm on the edges of national parks and asked them how do they deal with parades of elephant exiting the park on a nightly basis to forage in their cultivations. How do they manage to grow Anything? Do they ever get compensation for these invasions? The FB whinging about female hunters is really ridiculous. When the Friends of Friends pop up on my feed to complain about African hunting, I swat them down with facts and they come back with stuff like, "Your eyes must be brown." Really mature eh? These are grown women. I have no respect for stupid.

    I read both old and new books and love the Safari Press and Trophy Room books in particular. Ian Nyschen's Months of the Sun is the best book ever issued by Safari Press. Hugo Seia's Mundjamba the Elephant Mountain is Trophy Room's best. I just finished reading Agnes Herbert's Two Dianas in Somaliland. That has to be one of the best books I have ever read. I waited many decades to get my hands on that book. Thanks, ABE!

    I love this site for the on-the-ground updates on conditions in my favourite African countries. I enjoy the debates on game breeding and lions on order hunting. Thank you and don't forget about the beautiful African birds. - Kim Edwin
     
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  2. James.Grage

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    Welcome!

    Glad to have you posting! :)

    Enjoy the site! And share some bird pictures with us if you have them. :)
     

  4. IdaRam

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    Hello and welcome to AH! Very happy to have you here Kim. I hope you will continue to be an active poster and share what must be some fantastic photos from Africa along with the knowledge you've acquired from your visits there.
    :S Welcome:
     

  5. AfricaHunting.com

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    Welcome to AH Kim! Great intro and nice to have you with us. Looking forward to your contribution and participation.
     

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    Welcome Kim, I too also hope you become an active poster and share your knowledge with us.
     

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    Welcome Kim.

    Let's see some of these pictures you've been taking. When you get a moment.
     

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    welcome to AH kim, looking foreward to your travel tales and pictures
    specially the swatting of the gimps ........
     

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    Welcome to AH, Kim, please show us some of your pics !
     

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    Welcome to AH!

    Enjoy the time with us all.

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    Welcome Kim! Great into! I can tell already your going to be a great addition to "the family". Looking forward to your future posts!
     
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    Welcome Kim!

    You might be surprised how economical some hunts can be compared to extended photo trips.

    I think you should go over and become Loodt's "Safari Chick" @Tootabi Hunting Safaris ..... Some of those specials he runs must compete with even a photo safari. That is a beautiful area and right next to Ado Elephant Park which you would surely enjoy.... He may even have an extra pink shirt laying around that he might like to get rid of?

    Maybe he will give you a Lucky Lucy deal?
     
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    Welcome Kim!

    The mind of an anti is truly a funny thing. They will endlessly protest against our pro-hunting beliefs and openly disparage our choice and right to do so. Anti's will go to any length to cram their beliefs down our throat. Yet I have never known any hunter to cram his personal beliefs about hunting down the throat of an anti in an effort to convince them to take up sport hunting! If someone opposes hunting that's fine with me and the hunters I know, why then can't they just leave us to our beliefs?

    Even more funny in a ridiculous sort of way is when an anti hunter spews forth his unwelcome beliefs while shaking a chicken leg or a fork full of meat my face. They just cannot see how ridiculous that is and therefore cannot understand my laughter.
     

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    Welcome to AH Kim! Glad to have you with us nothing wrong with reading a good hunting book it's what keeps me going that and this website between hunts.
     

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    Thank you @ActionBob

    Good morning Kim, send me an e-mail and I will share with you how economical a hunt can be. Would love to show you a piece of heaven!

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