SOUTH AFRICA: Pawprint Kalahari Lion & Lioness Hunt

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  1. Brent in Az

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    Sounds like a great hunt. How is the Pawprint team doing?
     
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  2. BeeMaa

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    What an amazing way to celebrate a birthday.
    Happy 72nd and congratulations on the animals.

    Thank you for sharing with us.

    I saw what you packed at the beginning of the hunt, but had a few questions.
    What did you take but didn't use?
    Did you forget or wish you had packed anything?
    My wife and I overpacked for our (first) Safari, been taking steps to thin down the list.

    Also, I saw that your rifle looks to be a MRC CBE and you are shooting 235 grain TSX's.
    I may have missed it but I didn't see where you mentioned what caliber your rifle is.
     
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  3. Ridgewalker

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    I think Pieter has just lost a bunch of weight lately. He had to be rushed to the hospital the week before i got there. Still doesn’t know what the problem was/is. Scary!
     

  4. Ridgewalker

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    Yes 375 H&H
    I took 3 sets of clothes which i only needed 2...wear one and carry one. Didn’t need rain jacket. If i used their rifle, I could carry everything in 1 carry-on and a daypack.
    Very simple. I may try that next year since we will be flying to two countries.

    Everyone overpacks their first trip.
     
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    Happy birthday Phil
    Never let a little thing like age slow you down
    Congrats on lions. Cheers
     
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  6. Ridgewalker

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    Taking off from Atlanta!
     

  7. Ridgewalker

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    Made it to Denver! An hour wait for the shuttle and an hour ride to be home!

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  8. TOBY458

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    Glad you made it home!
     

  9. BeeMaa

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    Was your camera still calibrated for the Southern Hemisphere?:D

    Welcome back!
     
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  10. Ridgewalker

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    BeeMaa...too funny!!! LMAO!

    Did I answer your question OK as to what I carry?

    Man! A long hot shower sure felt good! I wore the knee high compression socks, but my ankles are really swollen!
     
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    Oh bugger!! I never knew
     
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    Yepper, questions answered.
    Glad you made it home safe.
    Put the feet up, relax, close your eyes...and envision an evening swapping stories around the fire under the star filled sky of Africa.

    Edit - Mods gotta leave the picture like that or my comment will just be stupid. (y)
     
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  13. Ridgewalker

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    Brent, Pieter’s health wasn’t good as I wrote in reply to Norfolk shooter’s question.
    Riaan and Johan are both staying pretty busy.
    The new place needs some work, but I think it will be pretty nice once it is done. Awesome views from it because it sits on the very top of a hill!
    I only saw two of their concessions. One was a wide open plains area with very long shots! The other was designed more for bow hunters.
     
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  14. Ridgewalker

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    Just a few pictures.
    The bow hunting concession.
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    A warthog “nest”.
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    One of the roads in the bow concession.
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    A view off the deck at Pawprint. If you look close, you can just make out two lakes in the bottom of the trees. The closest one is Pawprint’s Bass lake.
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    Looking over the Megaleis ridge.
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  15. johanvw

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    Phil its a privilege for me to hunt with you every year! Thanks for giving me the honor of being your PH for the past three years. Looking forward to seeing you next year!
     
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  16. Ridgewalker

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    The granddaughter and I are really excited about spending time with Executive Hunt Africa team at the Limpopo tent camp! Hopefully your eagle eye daughter will find us another interesting night critter and your son spot us another fine warthog.
    I don’t think we will bring any rifles next year, so you’ll need to have that new CZ 375 H&H ready to go! And maybe your 308 for the grand babe.
    Have a great hunting season!
     
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    Best African homely experience by far with Johan and his family.
     
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    I agree 100%! They are all hard workers and seem to love being outdoors!
     
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