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Originally Posted by 69sportfury
2021 Warthog

Borrowed .243 Mauser of some flavor that I would have loved to taken home with me. PH & I were in a makeshift blind a 1/4 or so mile away from a planted field. Busted out of cover an hour or two after we had sat down from being spooked by something. Running straight at us from about 200 yards to within 75 yards when I took the shot, just as he was quartering towards us and slipped one in and he dropped.

PH was more excited than I was over the size (10 1/2" exposed tusk).

My store is much the same - I had no intention of shooting a warthog. Of course, first morning out, we see a good one. PH and trackers were adamant I should attempt to shoot it. My first African animal was one I no no intention of taking.

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Sable. But I believe my Africa days are over. It's gotten ridiculously expensive, to the point I simply can't justify nor stomach stroking a check.

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Originally Posted by FOsteology
Sable. But I believe my Africa days are over. It's gotten ridiculously expensive, to the point I simply can't justify nor stomach stroking a check.

I feel much the same Fost. I'd love to hunt sable and roan, but not enough to justify the cost, shipping trophies home, taxidermy, etc.


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Originally Posted by SakoAlberta
Originally Posted by 69sportfury
2021 Warthog

Borrowed .243 Mauser of some flavor that I would have loved to taken home with me. PH & I were in a makeshift blind a 1/4 or so mile away from a planted field. Busted out of cover an hour or two after we had sat down from being spooked by something. Running straight at us from about 200 yards to within 75 yards when I took the shot, just as he was quartering towards us and slipped one in and he dropped.

PH was more excited than I was over the size (10 1/2" exposed tusk).

My store is much the same - I had no inention of shooting a warthog. Of course, first morning out, we see a good one. PH and trackers were adamant I should attemt to shoot it. My first African animal was one I no no intention of taking.

Yep, on my first African hunt I had made it plain I wasn’t interested in a warthog in spite of a lot of encouragement, including my taxidermist. So we were out looking for a kudu when we encountered some warthogs. The PH said, “Al, I know you don’t particularly want to shoot a warthog, but that’s a very nice warthog.” Bang! 😂


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Originally Posted by JGRaider
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Sable. But I believe my Africa days are over. It's gotten ridiculously expensive, to the point I simply can't justify nor stomach stroking a check.

I feel much the same Fost. I'd love to hunt sable and roan, but not enough to justify the cost, shipping trophies home, taxidermy, etc.

I can relate to what you guys are saying (and my wife could not agree more), but I simply refuse to put pay to at least always hope I have one more trip to the Long Grass...


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Originally Posted by WoodsyAl
Yep, on my first African hunt I had made it plain I wasn’t interested in a warthog in spite of a lot of encouragement, including my taxidermist. So we were out looking for a kudu when we encountered some warthogs. The PH said, “Al, I know you don’t particularly want to shoot a warthog, but that’s a very nice warthog.” Bang! 😂

LOL- pretty much a carbon copy of mine.... wink


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Roan. Shot multiples of most of the rest of the southern African plains game.

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Time for you to collect another booster or two isn't it Dr?

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Roan. Shot multiples of most of the rest of the southern African plains game.

Originally Posted by jdollar
I and my wife( who has a PhD in nursing education) are vaccinated. As a retired physician, I consider anyone that is refusing the vaccine as stupid. It’s free insurance against a potentially fatal disease. Granted, the mortality rate is low, but the hospitalization rate isn’t for unvaccinated people. 85-90 % of people in hospitals due to COVID are unvaccinated. Enough said.


Check the graphs in the link, especially the US graph. The evidence speaks for itself.

https://ourworldindata.org/covid-deaths-by-vaccination


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I wondered how long it would take you to make an irrelevant personal attack. Obviously not long. Do you have an alarm set?? Get a life- obviously you don’t have one now. I’m betting less than 6 hours to respond with another personal attack. Pathetic….

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Sable. But I believe my Africa days are over. It's gotten ridiculously expensive, to the point I simply can't justify nor stomach stroking a check.

I feel much the same Fost. I'd love to hunt sable and roan, but not enough to justify the cost, shipping trophies home, taxidermy, etc.

I can relate to what you guys are saying (and my wife could not agree more), but I simply refuse to put pay to at least always hope I have one more trip to the Long Grass...

Not to be Captain Obvious, but I must ask: Is not having the mounts a deal breaker for you all?
If you don't have things mounted, you also pay no shipping/CITES/whatever other charges they nickel and dime ya with....and a safari can easily be 1/2 the price if you take that into account.



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I want to get a barbary sheep and maybe a roan. A steenbok would be nice. For some reason I want a puku, but I doubt I will ever hunt where they live. Always an impala. Another red lechwe would be awesome. Other than that, a lot of culling.

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Not to be Captain Obvious, but I must ask: Is not having the mounts a deal breaker for you all?
If you don't have things mounted, you also pay no shipping/CITES/whatever other charges they nickel and dime ya with....and a safari can easily be 1/2 the price if you take that into account.[/quote]

If this is in South Africa, you can easily just give the capes/horns to a Taxidermist. They fix them up, sell to tourists/decorator's, etc, all the time! If you know someone, on the three trips (four hunts) my Outfitter had arranged for the local butcher to purchase all the meat which reduced our costs tremendously. We didn't have a fancy Safari camp, we hunted just like we do here. Stayed at a Farm House ( we would call it a Ranch) and drive out on the property. hunt in anyway you want. I suggest a good, slow walk through the area, take it all in! Hired local trackers/skinners for a song. Cooked ourselves. There is always a way! smile

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Originally Posted by jdollar
I wondered how long it would take you to make an irrelevant personal attack. Obviously not long. Do you have an alarm set?? Get a life- obviously you don’t have one now. I’m betting less than 6 hours to respond with another personal attack. Pathetic….

We should never forget who the enemy is......that is you and every other covtard/libtard out there.


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You’re slipping. Took you 3-4 hours longer than usual to make another irrelevant comment. Come on troll, get on the stick!

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Originally Posted by jdollar
You’re slipping. Took you 3-4 hours longer than usual to make another irrelevant comment. Come on troll, get on the stick!

You're pathetic self is like putty in my hands........I pull your string....you start to dance. Good thing you had no kids to grow up a coward like you.


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Originally Posted by Jim_Knight
Can do you one better:

Gemsbuk Bull and cow/Aroab,Namibia., Same trip Blesbuk Ram, Impala, Zebra skin 1998 Bought and paid for Taxidermist
Black Wildebeast Bull, Red Hartebeast Bull, Blesbuk skin South Africa 2002, Bought and paid for.

They were "supposed" to be part of the group shipping (to save costs) however. The two trips were a combined effort, with trophies sent right after the 2002 trip. However, my Afrikaner Outfitter friend got twisted off with me when I would not support his financial agenda. The rest of the group received theirs in one shipment; mine were not. My "paperwork" was not "done", etc. Went back and forth, hard words via Fax/phone calls, etc. I resolved to just "give them" to the Taxidermist (very good man) to sell and invest back into "his" business. I took the Taxi/costs on the chin. Friendship ruined of course. In 2004, out of the blue, he called me and "again" wanted to me support him financially. I politely refused and said, " Don't contact me again". What I learned..."some Afrikaners" love you just fine, "until" it looks like the "American" won't Pay for their Lifestyle choices. No...I never went back and I am "never" going back to Africa. I have my memories and my photos. "Beware of Afrikaners Bearing Gifts" they say?

I much prefer the "English" South Africans over the "Afrikaner" South Africans. Not so bossy and pushy and much more trustworthy IME. This is from observing them (Afrikaners) in hotels, at hunting shows where some are very pushy (and lost my business), and I find some of the offers from Afrikaners to be suspect. Then there is my work with my local SCI Chapter. We have one Afrikaner donor who gives a 70% donation. He wants his 30% immediately. We're volunteers, he will get 30% ASAP, but it might be a few days or a couple of weeks. The number of Emails he sends asking about his 30% is unreal. We're left wondering if his donation is worth the hassle. So that is my experience. It would seem that some Afrikaners think the world revolves around him/her. They are the cock of the block. The world doesn't work that way anymore. They don't understand that.

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