Official Intro

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by cagkt3, May 19, 2017.

  1. cagkt3

    cagkt3 GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Well, I've been addicted to this site for about a month now. Jerome somehow brainwashed me into becoming a supporter (or maybe that was the scotch). And I've been leaving smartass comments all over the forums. After a reply to a post about dip/pack/transport costs from @akeate inquiring about where I was heading, I figured I would post a proper intro.

    I am based in West Texas (for now), and have been hunting and fishing mostly in Oklahoma and Texas. No overseas trips yet - but that will change next spring. I am booked for late March of 2018 with Ubathi Safaris, in the Limpopo province of South Africa. It's a little early in the year I know, but due to my significant other being enrolled in an online degree program, it was March or September. And I couldn't wait that long! My targeted species will be Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Warthog, Zebra (part of the package I won at an Friends of the NRA silent auction) plus Kudu, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Caracal and Gemsbuck. The trip is 10 days, but we may add a day or two depending on flights, etc.

    I will be taking rifles for my first trip. A Remington 700 in .30-06 (me) and a Savage .270 (the wife). I also bought a Winchester M70 in 416 Rem Mag from @cbvanb which I might take with me, just in case :). I plan on taking some HSM Trophy Gold w/ 168 gr Berger VLDs and some Remington w/ 180gr Swift A-Frames (that I managed to find a couple boxes of at auction). The wife will have some Remington w/ 140 gr Swift A-Frames.

    I am looking to book flights soon, also starting to check out taxidermists here in the states. I will for sure be getting trip insurance - my grandmother had a bad experience on a trip with my brother to Nicaragua and it paid for itself many times over (~$35K in hospital bills, helicopter ride, etc).

    -Cole
     
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  2. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH Cole! Great intro and glad to have you on the board!
     
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  3. Traditional Mozambique Safaris

    Traditional Mozambique Safaris SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Legend

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    Welcome Cole....you need to join the whiskey club with @spike.t :)
     
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  4. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    Brainwashing is the specialty around here.

    Welcome to AH.
     
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  5. jasyblood

    jasyblood BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Enthusiast

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    Welcome to AH Cole and good luck on your trip! If you ever make it to Dallas, look me up if you'd like to share a bottle of scotch:D Beer Bottle:!
     
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  6. cagkt3

    cagkt3 GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Thanks, and I'm sure I can be convinced to join pretty easily!
    Will do! Same goes to you if you ever find yourself near Midland
     

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    Welcome to AH Cole!:S Welcome:
     

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    Howdy officially!
     

  9. cls

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    Welcome
     

  10. CAustin

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    Welcome to AH sir! Your rifle selections will get the job done. Good luck!
     

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    welcome this is a great place to be a member of and soon you will get to share your report with us all.
     
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  12. PHOENIX PHIL

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    Welcome to AH! When you say you're from West TX, do you mean the town or huge area? I've got real familiar with the area as a whole over the past year.
     
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  13. cagkt3

    cagkt3 GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Thanks All!

    @PHOENIX PHIL I'm in Midland. Work for an oil company on some stuff just north of town.
     

  14. PHOENIX PHIL

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    Been awhile since I've taken I20 back to Dallas, but been through there a number of times. Lately it's been more down I-10.
     

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    welcome,best of luck on your safari.
     
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  16. Nyati

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    Welcome to AH, Cole.
     
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  17. cagkt3

    cagkt3 GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Probably faster. I20 is pretty busy - lots of large trucks/oilfield traffic plus construction. Lots of wrecks around Midland and Odessa
     

  18. cagkt3

    cagkt3 GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Thanks Edward and Nyati
     
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    Shootist43 GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Welcome aboard Cole. Glad to have you with us. You will find lots of friendly folks here. If you are not having any luck getting the answers you need by doing searches on old posts, feel free to ask. We are all dedicated to helping each other out.
    You are a lucky guy to have a wife that wants to hunt Africa with you. Please be sure to introduce her to AH. We have a fair number of female members but we can always use more. Have you hunted Wild Boar? They are a blast. I've hunted them twice near San Antonio.
     

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