Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by TOM, Jul 4, 2017.
People who substitute curse words for PG versions. I.e. askholes
Lol - sorry couldn't resist
The little cards inserted in your magazines....and muzzle brakes...and "men" who have to ask permission from their wives to book a hunting trip. (is that O.K. my Minister of Finance?)
I didn't think I had a pet peeve that has not already been covered until I was just reminded of one visiting another bowhunting forum that I frequent.
It really chaps my hide when someone chimes in on a subject to offer an opinion (usually a criticism), on a hunting destination or a subject that they themselves have never experienced.
I just read this post where the guy asked for opinions on the best value in a guided hunt. Several members suggested a plainsgame hunt in Africa. This provoked several more posts from others who offered negative comments. Ironically, none of those who replied have ever hunted or visited Africa personally.
No being able to think of any hunting related pet peeves... really peeves me...
Anyone who thinks Africa is a country.........
gun safes that are advertised as "xx gun safe, but only holds that number minus 2....
unless it is full of open sight .310 cadets, they never hold the advertised number
My greatest peeve is when the hunt finishes.
You know you have to go home and start the dreaming / planning all again...
On the walk Vs bakkie point, I believe we should make our own choices they way it's suits you and your mobility.
A much more concerning issue / peeve for me is when someone says they 'hunted' and shot an animal at 400m... that's not hunting that's sniping in my book...
Those spooky springbok haven't given me too many shots INSIDE 400m.
1) those that judge a hunt with measuring tape ,
2) those that judge the success of hunt by how many times the trigger is pulled,
3) and those that venture out unprepared.
Thats funny stuff right there.
I just envisioned some dude swatting at a big spider attached to his face, covered in spider webs.
Here's one of my favorite pet peeves that may be loosely related to Africa but definitely related to firearms.
Adults thinking a CHILD can responsibly handle a firearm AT ALL TIMES. I see these fathers handing their nine years old sons an AR which they can hardly hold and telling them "just keep it pointed down range". Way too many parents forcing their CHILDREN in to handling a potentially life ending tool so they can say " My son shoots an AR and he's good at it". BULLSHIT, he's a freakin' kid and cannot possibly know, understand or realize the disaster that could await him AND his parents should he'll do what all kids do, screw up.
yup unfortunately it's a part of being young, the complete blissful ignorance of the long term consequences of their actions. Seen it in young soldiers many many times. That's why we never stop being parents & mentors.
While people thinking Africa is one big country is something I dislike it has in the past worked in favour.
I was working in New Zealand for 6 months and needed a driving licence. I did some research and saw that the authorities there wouldn't reciprocate my Zambian licence and that I would have to do a full test. I went in and filled out the forms, the nice lady behind the counter said "Zambia, that's in South Africa right? Great so you won't have to do a full test". I just smiled and waved!
Thank you for the morning chuckle!
Thinking of pet peeves really peeves me!
Pet Peeve :1
Hunters that contact PH's or hunting areas behind the outfitter's back to try and work a better deal. If it was not for the outfitter, you would never have met the PH, or visited the hunting area. The hunting industry is a small community, and the ethical PH's, which I still like to believe there are more than there are non ethical PH's, will always inform the outfitter of the hunting client's actions. Leaves a sour taste.
Pet Peeve :2
Trying to guide the guide. Not speaking of swapping ideas on a stalk. This is always welcome, and two minds are always better than one.
What about big, clumsy clients that might step on the occasional twig or two?
If I had a dollar for every twig I've stepped on.......
For the 2018 season, I'll be carrying a whip....
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