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Old 05-12-2018, 08:24 PM   #1
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Well after following all the other threads... it's my turn to pack up and fly to S. Africa. We leave tomorrow from Austin to Atlanta.. then direct to Johannesburg.. all Delta. We get in around 5pm Monday and will stay the night at Afton House. Then head out to Dries Visser Safaris Tuesday morning. Wednesday is supposed to be our first day of hunting.

First time to go to S. Africa.. hit list is
Wildebeest
Gemsbock
Impala
Warthog

Might try to add one of the following..Blesbuck/Hartebeest/Zebra... or if I can swing it...a Kudu.. but that is a long shot.

Pretty much packed.. but will unpack and pack again before leaving for the airport. Probably over packed too.



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Old 05-12-2018, 08:29 PM   #2
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Sounds like we’re on the same flight over from Atlanta. I fly out of houston thou. Will be my first trip over also.



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Old 05-12-2018, 08:48 PM   #3
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Enjoy! Take lots of pictures, not just the trophy shots. You will look at them a lot. I know I do! Great memories and a great time. I want to return again! You will too.
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:16 PM   #4
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Good luck to you all. Afton house is a great place to overnight. take lots of pics and enjoy the experience.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:49 PM   #5
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Good luck and have a safe trip! Looking forward to seeing the pix...
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:16 AM   #6
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Good luck on your trip, OP. My wife and I are going next year, so I've been watching youtube videos out the wazoo since we booked, and Dries Visser has some really good ones out, and appears to be a very impressive outfitter. I saw a few TBH'ers in some of their videos.

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Old 05-13-2018, 07:04 AM   #7
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:13 AM   #8
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Go get them Sharpy! Send us pictures to the group! We want to see! Shoot straight!


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Old 05-13-2018, 07:17 AM   #9
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Good luck just got home today from Africa myself:
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:45 AM   #10
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:09 AM   #11
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Sounds like we’re on the same flight over from Atlanta. I fly out of houston thou. Will be my first trip over also.



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Cool. I am going with a buddy and then meeting another guy that booked with the same outfitter in Atlanta as well. He is flying outta Dallas.... looks like we got he state covered.



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Old 05-15-2018, 01:38 AM   #12
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Spent the night in Johannesburg at the Afton House. Nice place, great food and service. Waiting on the outfitter to pick us up to make the 3hr drive to camp.


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Old 05-15-2018, 02:45 AM   #13
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The weather should clear up for you this week. He are in limpopo now, we leave tomorrow. Good luck!
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:22 AM   #14
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:52 AM   #15
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Enjoy and take lots of pictures of entire trip. Will treasure all the pictures for years to come.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:56 AM   #16
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:07 AM   #17
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Good luck. Following along.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:28 AM   #18
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:51 PM   #19
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Good luck! Soak up every second of everything you can and take lots and lots of pictures! I promise you'll be glad you did!!
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:02 PM   #20
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Well after following all the other threads... it's my turn to pack up and fly to S. Africa. We leave tomorrow from Austin to Atlanta.. then direct to Johannesburg.. all Delta. We get in around 5pm Monday and will stay the night at Afton House. Then head out to Dries Visser Safaris Tuesday morning. Wednesday is supposed to be our first day of hunting.

First time to go to S. Africa.. hit list is
Wildebeest
Gemsbock
Impala
Warthog

Might try to add one of the following..Blesbuck/Hartebeest/Zebra... or if I can swing it...a Kudu.. but that is a long shot.

Pretty much packed.. but will unpack and pack again before leaving for the airport. Probably over packed too.



We have been booked for a little over a year so this has been a long time coming.

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Zebra was an exciting hunt, but I really enjoyed my redharte beest.

Good luck and be safe!!

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Old 05-15-2018, 06:43 PM   #21
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Good luck


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Old 05-16-2018, 01:48 PM   #22
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Day one was slow. Rained last night and cooler than expected. I was able to take an Impala and a Blesbuck. No measurement on the impala but the blesbuck went 15 1/4 first measurement.

A stable and wildebeest were also shot by a couple of the other guys in camp

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Old 05-16-2018, 01:59 PM   #23
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Woooooohoooooo
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:00 PM   #24
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Very nice!!
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:33 PM   #25
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Congrats!! Beautiful animals!!
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:35 PM   #26
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Keep going!!
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:44 PM   #27
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Congrats. Keep up the good work.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:16 PM   #28
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Congrats! Keep up the good work and keep posting pics.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:19 PM   #29
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well done. Keep it coming. Congrats.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:26 PM   #30
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That looks like a great first day! Continued good luck.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:59 AM   #31
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2nd day is over at Noon

I was waiting on a warthog to turn and the PH told me not to shoot because wildebeest were coming in. Warthog turned broadside and I said I have the shot and I am taking it. He said no.. look at this wildebeest coming.

Needless to say I listened to him.


This sit we saw Sable, Red Hartebeast, Kudu, blesbuck, warthog

Buddy shot a nice cull Nyala and a blesbuck.

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Old 05-17-2018, 08:01 AM   #32
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well done again. Congrats on big blue. Nice Wildebeest
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:22 AM   #33
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That's awesome...good job!
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:01 AM   #34
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Nice. Keep up the good work
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:35 AM   #35
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Jealous but following! good luck.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:17 PM   #36
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who are you hunting with?
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:16 PM   #37
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Keep pullin!!!!!


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Old 05-17-2018, 07:29 PM   #38
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Spent the night in Johannesburg at the Afton House. Nice place, great food and service. Waiting on the outfitter to pick us up to make the 3hr drive to camp.


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I've been there and the Eland house.. Nice folks. Did they grill you a steak in the backyard?
How did you like that security fencing?
Its for real..
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:15 AM   #39
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who are you hunting with?
Dries Visser. Such a top notch place.

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Old 05-18-2018, 12:17 AM   #40
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Yeah.. their pretty serious.

Afton house was ok.. not as friendly or welcoming as I would have expected from the folks that had stayed prior.
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I've been there and the Eland house.. Nice folks. Did they grill you a steak in the backyard?
How did you like that security fencing?
Its for real..
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:19 AM   #41
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This is my buddies Blesbuck, an old warrior. Horns rubbed down and damaged eye.

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Old 05-18-2018, 06:06 AM   #42
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Lucky enough to take an old broken horn Gemsbuck today.

Only a warthog left on my list. Might do some jackal hunting and trying to spot/stalk another impala.

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Old 05-18-2018, 06:23 AM   #43
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Looks like y’all are having a great time, congrats!
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:34 AM   #44
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:59 AM   #45
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Sharp you aare an animal I tell ya!
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:19 AM   #46
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I like the character on that Gemsbok. Congrats. Good luck on the spot and stalk, always lots of fun and quite a challenge.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:22 AM   #47
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good stuff! congrats and keep whacking!
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Old 05-19-2018, 05:55 AM   #48
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Nice animals! Congrats!
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:20 AM   #49
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When you only have one animal left...you have slow days of taking pics.

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Old 05-20-2018, 01:44 PM   #50
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