Discussion in 'Hunting Reports Africa' started by Ridgewalker, Jul 22, 2019.
Safe travels, good luck and shoot straight.
Good luck and safe travels. I did a lioness hunt in 2015 and had a fantastic tracking hunt!
Good luck!! You are going to have a blast!
Good luck! Enjoy the hunt! Shoot straight and RELOAD!
Doesn’t hunting lion require more than one large pack of wet wipes?
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.
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!
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.
Cash for travel, food, tips, snacks...done.
Copies of: itinerary, first page of passport, 4457, outfitter invitation letter, RiflePermits mandate...done.
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.
I probably make things more complicated than they need to be...an engineer’s shortcoming! Overthinking things!
All the best Phil
Sounds like a hoot
Very best to your granddaughter
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!
What are these new requirements you speak of???
Looking forward to your hunt report. I expect that you are going to have a very memorable hunt. Good luck.
There was a thread on AH about new luggage requirements at Joberg. As I recall, if it is soft or has straps it has to be wrapped. If not, it has to ha no straps and have at least one hard side or bottom. I’ll try to find the thread and send it to you.
Found it: https://www.africahunting.com/threads/new-luggage-restrictions-ort-johannesburg.48818/
Sounds like you're ready! Best of luck!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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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