Newb here! I thought I'd drop a quick hello thread. I just registered to begin studying up on getting out to hunt Africa. I've done a lot of traveling, but have never had a gun. Just shooting the Cannon Rebel. I hope to take the Winchester back before too long. I've spent a week scrolling and re scrolling through the pictures forum and have really enjoyed what others have posted. Some here have had some amazing hunts. I'm still trying to soak up what I can from the forum. It will be a long road to Africa (er... flight I guess), but I do enjoy the research and planning of the hunt. This year all I've hunted is pronghorn antelope in Wyoming. I was able to kill a nice 79" buck that I euro mounted myself. We are in the duck/ geese season here in Northern California. Having fun out in the wetlands. I'll do a spring pig hunt after the holiday season not far from where I live. I am planning for an Aoudad hunt in Tx this coming year (2017). I'm told by the outfitter that I'll need a good pair of warm weather mountain boots to put many miles on. Can't wait.