SOUTH AFRICA: Shootist43's Participation In The 2018 Group Hunt With Pawprint Safaris

Discussion in 'Hunting Reports Africa' started by Shootist43, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Shootist43

    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    This post is just to get the thread started. A little over a year ago the possibility of an AH group hunt was proposed. The thought behind it is that since we all share a common "love" of hunting in Africa that we could form a group of AH members that were willing to hunt with guys and gals that perhaps we'd only met virtually. We started off with about a dozen interested AH members from across the globe. Schedules and obligations whittled the number down to 8 for quite a while then at the last minute 2 more had to drop out, one because of a major change in jobs and the other for a family medical emergency. But today is the day most of us are taking off. My plane leaves Detroit in a little over six hours so I need to get moving. Wish us luck & we'll be sure to keep you posted. No doubt there will be some overlaps in the "story" that gets told. This hunt has all the earmarks of a fun filled AH get-together .

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  2. jasyblood

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    Good luck to all and safe travels!! Looking forward to all the reports!
     
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  3. LivingTheDream

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    Good luck and have fun! Looking forward to the updates.
     

  4. TTundra

    TTundra AH Enthusiast

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    Happy hunting! I hope this is the first of a few more group AH hunts to come.
     

  5. sierraone

    sierraone AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    I am with you in spirit and wouldn't mind being there myself, even though I only arrived home one week ago and my memories are vivid on my animals and the hard hunting I had to put in for that pig! Good luck and be sure to write us a good report
     

  6. 375 Ruger Fan

    375 Ruger Fan AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Currently sitting in Atlanta airport and it's busy busy this morning (11am). Headed to Angola for business and then following in behind the AH hunt group going to @pawprintsafaris. I hope you guys have a great hunt, but please please leave me something to shoot!
     

  7. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    I’m excited to read and see how your hunts go! Best of luck to all going!
     

  8. Jeffrey Masters

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    This ought to be a great hunt. I can't wait to read all the reports!
     

  9. Nyati

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    Good luck to all !
     

  10. RBurg44

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    Have a blast! Post plenty of pics along the way!
     

  11. 30winmag

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    Best of luck with the first trip. A great idea by the way!
     

  12. MAdcox

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    Sounds like a blast. Have a great trip.
     

  13. AZDAVE

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    Have a great hunt we all wish we could be there with the group. Look forward to the reports. Good luck!!!
     

  14. gillettehunter

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    Great idea and great that you could get a group together. Have a wonderful time and shoot straight.
    Bruce
     

  15. kevin masters

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    Good luck to all! great idea and will no doubt be lots of fun and good memories.
    waiting for updates:D Pop Popcorn:
     

  16. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    What an excellent idea so look forward to not only the hunt report and pics, but also the success of the venture with like minded hunters all meeting for the first time.
     

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    Best of luck looking forward to hearing about it!
     

  18. The Artistry of Wildlife

    The Artistry of Wildlife SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Elite

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    Best of luck and safe travels
     

  19. Ridgewalker

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    It looks like some fine trophies are being taken...Eland, kudu, impala, blesbuck, etc on Facebook! Can’t wait for the reports!
     

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    great pictures on instagram so far
     

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