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  1. Bas

    Bas AH Enthusiast

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    Thanks for your communication. I completely understand your message.
    Deer hunting in my home state, WV.
    Got a blackie in Ontario, a 5x5 elk in Colorado (hunting alone, several times)
    and boy was that a fiasco getting him out of the woods. I had a hip replacement 4 months prior and will never fully recover from it (had a different surgery on the hip a year before that). Got a smallish brownie 3 years ago in Alaska. Pulled the trigger on it on the only chance I had durying the 7th day of an 8 day hunt.
    In closing I must say I'm proud of what you are doing.

    Nothing but the best wishes for you, Bob
     

  2. Bas

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    I concede that you're smack on and the best of luck to you.
    Bob
     

  3. Shootist43

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    Bob, the thing I like best about hunting in Africa is that all you need to do is get into a position and or location to make the shot. Your PH, driver, trackers and skinners do all the "heavy lifting." Providing you are not bed ridden and have the desire to go, an African hunt could still be in your future. Like I told my outfitter, "some accommodations will have to be made, but as long as I enjoy the hunt so what?"
     
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    Welcome to AH, don't let that dream go you might just make it to Africa for a hunt of a lifetime
     
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  5. Bas

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    Thanks, Bob
     

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    I truly understand. If my situation improves you'll be my first contact . If convenient for you please send stories and pics about yourself.
    Thanks, Bob
     
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    Will do, our hunt is in July. BTW I used to go to Summersville WV for Pistol Matches. Beautiful country around there. I can recall asking the Match Director if the local lawn mowers had four wheels or four feet? His reply was we have and use both.
     
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    Welcome sir!
     
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    Bas, I admire your attitude. If you don't believe you can make it to Africa, then you can be bitter about that, or you can adopt a positive attitude, and enjoy it vicariously through the writings and musings of others. You've chosen the latter. Good for you. I hope you get a lot of joy out of reading the many interesting posts, and particularly the fascinating hunt reports on this site.
     
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  10. Bas

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    Awesome! And true! Where do you call home ?
     

  11. Shootist43

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    I live in Southeastern Michigan on an island (along with about 9,000 other folks) between the U.S. and Canada. The area is flat with virtually no hills at all.
     
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    That sounds like a better place to winter than here. But we don't have to deal with lake effect snow.
     

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    Actually the lake effect snow is to the South of us. Northern Ohio gets clobbered. I think I used my snow blower 4 times this past winter. Not to say that we never get a lot of snow because on occasion we get a lot of it. Several years ago the Detroit area received 96" breaking a record over 100 years old. That year I had to buy a two stage snow blower. At one time the snow in our front yard was over my wife's head, she is 5'2".
     
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    Wow !
     

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    Welcome to AH.
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    Hi Bob, welcome to AH !
     
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    Thanks much, Bob
     

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    Thank you, Bob
     

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