It's almost here! My buddy and I fly out of SLC, bound for Namibia, on Saturday! Can't wait. We're going to be hunting with Philip Hennings of Khomas Highland Safaris. I chose Philip for several reasons: I liked our initial interactions by email. I can tell he's a fun guy and willing to make my trophy priorities his priority. He has a huge conservancy to hunt with excellent trophy quality and I'm confident he can put me on great animals. His prices are competitive and very fair Free range. I have not experienced this yet in my African adventures and can't wait to hunt in this way. My friend is an Africa Safari Virgin (ASV) but this will be my 4th trip and 1st time to Namibia. This will also be my first time hunting with a rifle as the predominant hunting tool. We're still bringing our bows to try out some new nocks and broadheads on cull animals and I think I might be as excited about that as the rest! On the hit list: Kudu- they're in the rut! Oryx Springbok (2 of these) Steenbok Mountain Zebra Warthog If I get that done, I'll hunt culls (open to what comes in) with my bow and maybe take a trophy red hartebeest and black wildebeest. Every trip up until now has been out of a blind, with limited walk and stalk, so I'm really looking forward to capturing some more Africa memories from this new, in the bush, perspective! I'll continue this thread when I get home. Won't be as long and... yawn.... drawn out as my last one, so hopefully you will find it entertaining and informative on Philip's operation. To whet our appetites, here's a few of my favorite animals from my previous trips: 32 inch waterbuck. Super heavy with not much curl but it makes him look TALL. Took him over a waterhole: 40 yard shot. First warthog. Fell in love. I think he's in the 14" range... 50 yard shot over pond. Second eland- first to recover. 30 yard shot. First animal taken previous 3 safaris.... not this time! 59 1/2" kudu. 30 yard shot. Low- he was dead but it was going to take some time. With hours of tracking, a helicopter, and a rifle, we finally got him on the ground. Easily my favorite Africa trophy so far. Nyala: sub 20 yard shot. Not my favorite hunt but nyala are gorgeous. This bull taped 27.5" Afterthought pig.... came on him while stalking wounded kudu. Super ugly and awesome. Shot with Rifle. 2 more big pigs. LOVE warthogs. Both shot over same water hole within 2 hours of each other. 20 yard shots.