SOUTH AFRICA: Pawprint Kalahari Lion & Lioness Hunt

Discussion in 'Hunting Reports Africa' started by Ridgewalker, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. cls

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    Safe travels, good luck and shoot straight.
     
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    Good luck and safe travels. I did a lioness hunt in 2015 and had a fantastic tracking hunt!
     
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  3. LivingTheDream

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    Good luck!! You are going to have a blast!
     
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    Good luck! Enjoy the hunt! Shoot straight and RELOAD!

    Doesn’t hunting lion require more than one large pack of wet wipes?
     
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    You are a great example for me. The training is very interesting! Did you design your own regimen or do you have a trainer? I’m looking forward to hearing all about the hunt. Thanks for all you interesting positive posts.
     

  6. Ridgewalker

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    :ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO:

    I have had a one day a week coach for the last 6 months. At my age, we spend a lot of time on balance exercises. Core and legs are keys to good balance.
    I have worked out since high school on and off, but since I retired 20 years ago, I have tried to stay in shape to fish and hunt. Now that my granddaughter is hunting with me, I have even more of a reason to stay healthy.
    Who knows, maybe one of my two great granddaughters (now 4 & 4 1/2) might want to hunt Africa with me!
    You can’t let “old” get in the way!
     

  7. Ridgewalker

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    Global Rescue...done.
    Credit card travel notification...done. What a pain! Must have taken 30 minutes of punching numbers and finally got a live person!
    Typhoid updated. Took the pill regimen this time because it’s good for 5 years instead of 2 like the shot. A pain to take though, but...done.
    Hep A, B good.
    Tetanus good.
    Cash for travel, food, tips, snacks...done.
    Copies of: itinerary, first page of passport, 4457, outfitter invitation letter, RiflePermits mandate...done.
    Hmmm...?
     

  8. Ironhorse375

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    Living vicariously through you my friend.
    Best of luck. Should be one hell of a hunt.
    Glad you got the global rescue renewed, and looks like you covered all the medical bases.
    One of the most organized people I know. Must be that engineers brain.
     
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  9. Ridgewalker

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    :) I probably make things more complicated than they need to be...an engineer’s shortcoming:cry:! Overthinking things!:ROFLMAO:
     
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    All the best Phil
    Sounds like a hoot
    Very best to your granddaughter
    Jacques
     
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  11. Ridgewalker

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    Thanks Jacques! She is really anxious for next year! We will see how she does this fall on elk in the cold and walking a lot!
     

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    What are these new requirements you speak of???
     

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    Looking forward to your hunt report. I expect that you are going to have a very memorable hunt. Good luck.
    Bruce
     
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  14. Ridgewalker

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    Sounds like you're ready! Best of luck!
     
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  16. Ridgewalker

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    Went to the close indoor range to verify my scope one more time and foul the bore (I’ve found Barnes accuracy improves with a well fouled bore) before I get to Africa. The 235TSX went 3 vertical in 1/2”. The 300gr Swifts (just in case I “need” another buffalo) are dead on at 100yds with 8 clicks up and 6 clicks right. Adjusting it back, the 235s were back on at 100yds.
    Rifle ready I think! Just need to put it in a soft case and stuff into the Pelican.
    Now come on Sunday! I’m ready to go!
     
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  17. Shootist43

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    Well guys, one more day and a wake-up and you'll be on your way. Have either of you considered taking some
    "KIND" bars with you. They are delicious and make a good snack for those day long hunting trips.
     

  18. Ridgewalker

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    Good idea! I don’t care for biltong. Rarely can my old teeth chew it up. It seems like they cut it with the grain rather than across the grain.

    I’m a bit nervous today. We had to go pick up the granddaughter yesterday, two days early from her week long mountain camp. She was having stomach issues, nausea and running a low fever. I’m staying away from her. I skipped getting trip insurance!

    Yesterday was her mom’s birthday and today is hers. Being sick on your birthday isn’t much fun!
     

  19. Shootist43

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    Sounds like it is time for a "fist bump" instead of a loving hug. Hopefully some of grandma's chicken soup will fix her right up.
     
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    Ridgewalker, I hope your granddaughter is feeling better. You'll love Reitzdale Farm as I'm pretty sure that is where you're going. I was with Norfolk Shooter and Dabloobana in May for their hunts. I was after Buffalo and Sable. Eventually, I'll get around to writing my hunt report.
    Hearing the Lions roar in the morning was a great experience. Beautiful lodge and great food.
     

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