Newbie from San Antonio

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Trail Rated, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Trail Rated

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    Hi everyone, just posted my first reply in the Defense of Vintage Guns thread, so I thought I’d introduce myself here too. Haven’t been to Africa yet, but it’s the goal. A lot of hunters from South Texas have been to Namibia, so that’s probably where I’d start too.

    I’m an adult-onset hunter but I’m severely hooked, and have hunted everything from doves, quail and pheasant up through coyotes, hogs and javelinas to whitetail, axis and black bear. I prefer spot-and-stalk on public land, but there isn’t much of it here in Texas.

    Thanks for this great forum — I love hearing hunting stories.
     

  2. AfricaHunting.com

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    Welcome to AH Trail Rated! Have fun exploring this incredible resource, you are now part of a great community.
     

  3. cpr0312

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  4. sierraone

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    Welcome Trail Rated. You're going love it here based on your intro. I am very familiar with San Antonio, been there many times. Gorgeous down town on the river walk. If you follow this forum for very long, you will be in Africa sooner than you may think. Go ahead now and do your research on the Dallas Safari Club and Houston Safari Club. Both of their conventions are in January. I am pretty sure you will be at one if not both of them......Good Luck!
     
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  5. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Welcome to AH.
    Good luck.
     

  6. CAustin

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  7. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Welcome aboard Trail Rated. AH is without a doubt the best source on the net for those interested in hunting in general and hunting Africa in particular. Hunting hogs in Texas is a "hoot." Looking forward to some more input from you.
     

  8. De Klerk Safaris

    De Klerk Safaris SPONSOR Since 2017 AH Senior Member

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    Welcome aboard.
    My wife and I visited south Texas, Corpus Christi, San Antonio in January of this year following the Dallas Safari Club Convention and loved it. Beautiful country with lots of history.
    We in South Africa can also claim the same - beautiful country with lots of history.
    Hope you have fun exploring all the different options there are on this site.
    Remember even if you choose the second or third best option you will still have a fantastic experience.
    That is how high the quality of outfitters is on this site.
    If interested in a safari send me a pm or e-mail and I will work out a special deal for you.
    Sincerely
    Hans de Klerk
     
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    Welcome to AH! I am from San Antonio as well (but I fled the heat and settled in Montana.)

    My first trip was to Namibia, 2nd to South Africa, and planning. 3rd now.
     

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    Welcome to AH! I spent most of the first 30 years of my life in Texas. Great state, but as you say there’s not much public land.
     

  12. Mark Biggerstaff

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    Welcome to AH from a fellow Texan. I just returned from my first Safari. Look at Bos en Dal Safaris. Great people and look at my review in reports.
     

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    Welcome to AH from a little northwest of you. Making our first pilgrimage this coming September
     

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  17. Kowas Hunting Safaris

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    Welcome to the best hunting community in the world @Trail Rated (y)

    We are from Namibia and it would be great to be able to host you for your First African Safari! We specialize in free-range plainsgame hunting, where fair chase and ethical hunting is our pride and passion. And on the side, you can add a day or two of wingshooting as well ;)

    Feel free to check out our WEBSITE.

    Enjoy the forum and have fun... There is something new to learn every day here!

    My best,
    Jacques
     

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    Welcome! We will gladly assist in getting you to Namibia - for the finest in free ranging plains game at affordable rates. Perfect for a first time African Safari.
     

  19. Bos en Dal Safaris

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    Welcome to AH, great forum and some stand up outfitters on here. Please feel free to contact us should you have questions regarding the planning of your first trip.

    All the best
     

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