Thinking About Africa? READ THIS!

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  1. Upton O. Good

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    Hunting in Africa is life changing and I mean not just the hunt and the animals. The people, the cultures, the history all made my three trips so much more than I ever imagined. And to think that my plan was a one time trip to just hunt birds and maybe take a zeba or impala...hahahahahaha!
     

  2. kevin masters

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    I have waited till my children have grown to do any hunting out of the states, and completely understand the lack of funds
    symptom! I went on my first safari this spring with my brother. I fund my hunting with side work to help ease my conscience.
    My wife and I agreed that we would travel together somewhere we both would like to go in between any hunts. Soooooo,
    when I got home I found some plush places for us to visit in AFRICA! oh and maybe I could hunt a few days while we are there
    LMAO ! if she saw this site I might be suffering from the D disease as well LOL
    Looking for side jobs to feed the addiction, Thanks guys.
     

  3. cagkt3

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    Some side effects also include the purchase of multiple rifles in the same caliber (.375 H&H for example). Or at least it is according to my wife who can't understand why I need both!
     

  4. tarbe

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    You are a bunch of sick buggers, for sure!

    Glad I managed to dodge the bug.
     

  5. Royal27

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  6. Hogpatrol

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    Sure, and you can stop anytime, right? :A Praying::E Big Grin:
     
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  7. Mort Hill

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    Just returned from Limpopo and a grand safari with Graham Jones. It was my son’s graduation trip from high school. After 2-1/2 days of close encounters, failed stalks, he finally connects with a dandy impala. As I join him beside the impala, the words from his smiling mouth confirmed the worst, “Dad, now I understand why you are addicted to this. Thank you.” Yep, 3 days in and his has the disease. Only confirmed by the 8th day him saying in response to shooting a gemsbok” Nah Dad, it’s OK. I have to leave something to look forward to coming back for.” Music to my ears, fear for my bank account.
     

  8. leslie hetrick

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    it started with one and morphed into five and next june-july maybe number six. I too have been charmed by Africa, the animals and the best part the African people. I have been taken in like a long lost son and treated as such.

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  9. JES Adventures

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    I was properly infected in 1986, now over three decades later and I continually seek therapy. What I have found over the last few years is my stay on the Dark Continent grows longer each year. After being gone nearly a month this last trip I told my wife - "Someday, I might just stay"!
     

  10. Hallgeir Gravråk

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    This illness is terrible, I have had it for years, and there are no cure, sometimes you get a tuff period where doublerifles and big bores make you really ill.
    I`ve been there and done that...
     

  11. geoff rath

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    NEVER, EVER, LET HER OUT OF YOUR SIGHT!!!
     

  12. geoff rath

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    Have you, really?
     

  13. geoff rath

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    I have got it SOOO bad that I've "liked" every post on this thread.... then I think I have all the rifles I might ever need, ... and I find another one ... Lock me up please, I'm starting to gibber again ... :sick::sick::sick:
     

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  15. leslie hetrick

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    I look at like its a addiction and it seems like I may need a fix very soon or a intervention(betty ford clinic).

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  16. Dr Ray

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    You are not helping much with the warning I might add!
     
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  17. geoff rath

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    We've gotta get you over there, Dr Ray....
     
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  18. Hogpatrol

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    Yeah, this ain't no dress rehearsal. (y):D
     
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  19. tarbe

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    No!

    I am in denial.

    :confused:
     
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    Leslie............I loved the fotos....................the young lady is the best hunter....she had her shoes off for a quiet stalk....................FWB
     
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