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  1. Williami D Sykes

    Williami D Sykes New Member

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    Hi, My name is William D Sykes and I am from California. I have been interested in hunting in Africa all my life, but for some reason after another reason I have never been able to make it over there. I doubt at my age now, 75, I will ever be able to go, especially after just having open heart surgery. But I am going to enjoy reading all about it on this page. Thanks for accepting me
     
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  2. JimP

    JimP AH Elite

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    Welcome to the best African hunting forum there is.

    As for hunting Africa, where there is a will there is a way. If you would really want to go over for a hunt I am sure that one of the outfitters on here could set up a hunt for you where the most strenuous thing will be the flight over and back.
     
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  3. Williami D Sykes

    Williami D Sykes New Member

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    Thank you for that informaiton! I guess it is time to start working on my wife!
     
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  4. Witold Krzyżanowski

    Witold Krzyżanowski AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Welcome to AH.
    Dreams often come true William.
    Good luck.
    Witold
     

  5. Williami D Sykes

    Williami D Sykes New Member

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    Thank you very much and I really hope this dream does come true!
     

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    AfricaHunting.com AH ENABLER FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH William! Looking forward to your contribution to our community. Hope you will make it to Africa, well this is certainly one step closer. :S Welcome:
     

  7. Williami D Sykes

    Williami D Sykes New Member

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    Indeed it is closer!
     

  8. PHOENIX PHIL

    PHOENIX PHIL AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH! Once your back on your feet, I think you could make your dream come true.
     

  9. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Giday William and welcome to the A H forums. You will find many of us are in the same category of probably never getting to hunt Africa even if for differing reasons. This forum is a cure for not being there.
     

  10. Kawshik Rahman

    Kawshik Rahman AH Elite

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    Welcome to one of the best communities in the hunting world Mr. Sykes . You will find 99 % of the members here to be real gentlemen and sportsmen in every sense of the word.
    I would keep an open mind if l were you. I am 77 years of age and someday l still dream of going to Africa to shoot a bull elephant and getting to try a .460 Weatherby magnum calibre rifle .
     
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  11. enysse

    enysse AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH, William!
     

  12. cpr0312

    cpr0312 AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome aboard!!

    I sincerely hope you can make it over in the near future!
     

  13. CAustin

    CAustin AH ENABLER BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH sir. Your not too old at all. I have hunter with a friend who was exactly your age on the last safari I was on. Get yourself back into shape and chase that dream!
     

  14. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN AH ENABLER SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR LIFETIME TITANIUM BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH.
    I hope you can pull it off.
    Enjoy your time here on AH.
     

  15. Mort Hill

    Mort Hill GOLD SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    Welcome to the community. Look in the mirror, and if you still see that 20 something year old full of piss and vinegar, your mind is in the right place and the body will follow. Best of luck in securing your dream!
     
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  16. Nyati

    Nyati AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    Hi William, welcome to AH !

    By the way, many of us here on AH are not so young anymore, but we still have the dream ;)
     

  17. JOHN GRENZ

    JOHN GRENZ AH Veteran

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    Welcome. Book the hunt. Plains game hunt first and then decide what you want for your second trip.
     
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    cls AH Elite

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    Welcome to AH, stick around here and the folks here will help get you to Africa in no time.
     

  19. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    William, I sincerely hope you drive yourself into an Africa adventure! I’m not far behind you and didn’t make my first trip until i was 69. Now I have successfully made 4 and am booked with my youngest granddaughter on my 5th. I’m as excited as I was on my first. Maybe even more so since I get to share it with my granddaughter!

    Best of luck getting your health good so you can make that grand adventure!
     
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    cagkt3 AH ENABLER PLATINUM SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Welcome!!
     

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