SOUTH AFRICA: The Curse Is Lifted: 2018 Group Hunt

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  1. CAustin

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    Art and I will no doubt share at one of the coming SCI meetings.
     
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    Congrats and thanks for a great report.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. I guess we are all blessed in the good old USA! We can have all the guns and calibers we want!
     
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    Charlie congratz on lifting the curse! Great report and like you it is a great relief when you see something gray come floating to the surface.
     
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    Congratulations my friend on the successful adventure!!! Hope you’re recovered fully!!!
     
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    You got that exactly right!
     

  7. CAustin

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    Thank you for everything including the attempt to help on the plane. Let me know about the possible get together!
     
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    Congrats on the success, and fantastic you could do it with friends in camp!
     
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  9. CAustin

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    Yep it was indeed nice to have people in camp that were my friends.
     

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    This was a fun recap to read. Congratulations on breaking the curse!
     

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    nice job Charlie you have some beauties to add to yor collection congradulations
     

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    Congratulations Charlie! Hippo is on my list. I hope you're feeling better!

    Mike
     

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    Really enjoyed the read Charlie .
    Glad you had a great hunt and are over your health issue .
    Cheers Dory .
     

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    Well done Charlie. Success is so much sweeter after some unsuccessful attempts. Great hippo.
     

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    Great posting and interesting.
    Congratulations.
     

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    Definitely will- I think it would be a great time for all of us here on AH (and others who aren't) to have a nice gathering (with slideshows?) to discuss past and future trips. I think folks within a 2-3 hour drive of Joplin could meet at my house. Or I wouldn't be averse to someone willing to host in the KC area if they wanted (I'd make the trip!).
     
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    I hosted an event two years ago come Jan. Had about eight people show up. Went over very nicely! I am happy to come down to Joplin.
     
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    Nice one Charlie apart from the journey home it looks like you had an awesome time with Pawprint as you always do. How did you have the lips done??
     
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    Actually we didn’t have lips or any other part of the hippo as my assigned PH managed to forget the filets upon our departure from the lodge we stayed in in Natal.

    There was plenty of meat to go around
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    What a great story Charlie. You now have your Hippo and last years experience can now get filed under fond memories.
     
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