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  1. Travel Express

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    Welcome 686! Nothing like AH for information and getting people on their way to Africa.
     

  2. Art Lambart II

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    Welcome to AH 686. I'd recommend taking a Kudu and a Zebra in SA both are fantastic hunts. What rifle do you plan on using on your Safari?
     

  3. BRICKBURN

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    Welcome to AH. It appears you are enjoying the planning and prep already
     

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    Welcome, enjoy the planning it's half the fun. Hope to see a hunt report on your return.
     

  5. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Welcome to AH.
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  6. 686

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    Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome and kind words. Yes, I'm a bit of a "knowledge junky" and definitely enjoy the planning and prep. I first started researching safari topics about 10 years ago, but the time just wasn't right for me then; I didn't feel seasoned enough as a hunter and traveler to feel confident planning/navigating things on my own, and didn't have a mentor or partner that was interested in going with me. Now that I've done more hunting and international travel/business (and put a little more money in the bank), I feel more confident that I can do this, and the mentoring/info available on this site has really helped bolster that confidence.

    Art, regarding targeting bigger PG species, I will hopefully get a 375 solution worked up for myself that I'm proficient/confident with. I've been on hunts where we have tracked wounded deer for days, and I want to avoid that on this hunt. If I can get proficient with a 375, I'll take it and use it for the bigger PG, if not, I'll probably stick with my 270 and might only take a shot on a larger animal if the situation is optimal.
     

  7. Nyati

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    Welcome to AH !
     

  8. Scott Slough

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    Welcome to AH ... I shot a lot of hill country whitetails in the Boerne, TX area with a 6mm Remington Model 700!
     

  9. 686

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    We hunted in the late 80’s/early 90’s on a ranch outside of Bergheim.
     

  10. Scott Slough

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    I hunted with my sister-in-law and her husband on family land about a mile North of Bergheim on FM 3351 during that time. I am pretty sure that you were the ones that shot all of the young bucks that I let walk!
     

  11. 686

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    There weren’t many mature bucks on the place we hunted either. In fact I never shot a buck on that place, only does. My dad only shot one mature buck there. Like a lot of the hill country, it was a pretty mis-managed place by today’s standards. It’s the Coveny Ranch subdivision now, about a mile west of Bergheim.
     

  12. KMG Hunting Safaris

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    Welcome to AH!
     

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    Welcome 686. Enjoy the site with us!
     

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    Welcome to AH.......enjoy it.....!!!!
     

  16. Kowas Hunting Safaris

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    Dear 686
    Welcome to this great Forum. Enjoy gathering information to determine your African safari destination.
    Enjoy the planning process since it forms a huge FUN part of your safari.
    Happy hunting and straight shooting.
     

  17. 3S Safaris

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  18. Global Rescue

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    Welcome to AH 686! Nice to have you on the posting side, looking forward to reading your posts.
     

  19. 686

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    Thanks! I look forward to talking with you all. I need to get my dad to talk with you as well. Looks like DSC has published their exhibit hall layout and you'll be at booth 3423, so we'll plan on stopping by.
     
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  20. Global Rescue

    Global Rescue SPONSOR Since 2012 AH Fanatic

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    Look forward to seeing you at the convention. If you need anything in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach us at +1-617-459-4200.

    Thanks
     

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