Greetings, Somewhere here, within the World's Best Forum, I had posted that presently it's been "about 10 years" since I had hunted in Africa. However, upon looking at the dates on my most recent fotos de Afrique, more accurately it is actually closer to 8 years since my last time there. But either way, it has been entirely too long. During this no-Africa time, I was impacted by some negative / unexpected financial surprises. It's what most other Working Class people experience from time to time so, I definitely am not complaining. These pot-holes and anti-speed bumps along the highway of life made saving up enough cash money to book one more safari, very slow going indeed. However, you just cant keep a mean dog down, not to mention that my Wonder Woman Wife has made a charitable contribution to the "Get your husband off the continent so you can stay home and party-down with the pool boy fund", thereby making it again possible for me to skid sideways into Africa, one more time. An old childhood friend, along with one person I have met through this forum, plus one of my sons, are all three booked to torment me around the evening fire, during this two week "Plains Game" safari. At any rate, after scouring untold numbers of Safari offers and advertisements, I have finally sent a deposit to our fellow AH member (Sponsor actually) - Philip Hennings, who is the Hunting Manager and part owner of "Khomas Highland Hunting Safaris". We will be going over in only about 6 months from now. Philip's Safari company consists of a private in-holding which amounts to about 21,000 acres, belonging to the Hennings' family (historically known as: "Farm Heusis"). And, it is within the approximately 4 million acre "Khomas Hochland Highlands Conservancy", located more or less in Central Namibia. Farm Heusis, as well as the rest of the lease or leases that himself and his other PHs guide within, up high there in the Khomas Hochland is / are not game fenced. Philip's family also raises cattle, as do other land owners there, within this truly massive Conservancy and so, there are the standard cattle industry type of low fences, here and there upon that 4 million acre beauty, not unlike those common to the western USA, (such as a person would see in parts of Wyoming, etc.) There is an antelope / zebra migration of sorts each year, up to the Highlands and back down to the lower elevations of the Namib Desert again, according to weather and grass availability. That being said, I understand that Philip also leases hunting rights, to an approximately 37,000 acre (15,000 hectares) concession, way down in the lower desert that, is in fact high fenced. This specific lease is primarily for taking clients (such as limp wristed espresso drinkers like me) who, want to hunt eland while in Namibia. I prefer no game fences but, as long as a game fenced property is large enough (37,000 acres will do nicely) to facilitate self-sustaining game animals, it is not a deal breaker for me. The bulk of species we plan hunt are up in the highlands anyway. Anyway, I am renting Philip's Brno .375 H&H that, is identical to mine here, except my scope is a 4x and his is a variable power one. I've been practicing with 250 grain Sierra spitzers at 2600 fps, because that duplicates his hand load for the rifle I am to rent. This specific bullet might seem a bit soft / low SD for eland and definitely it is a bit much for steenbok. However, when I consider Philip's own personal experiences with this bullet, I am confident that as long as I shoot it straight, it will surely keep the braai sizzling. You crazy kids be good, Velo Dog.