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Old 02-09-2011, 12:09 PM   #751
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that was a great thread
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:53 PM   #752
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Awesome pics and story!! Conngrats on all of the awesome trophies!!
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:55 PM   #753
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just re-read it awesome!
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:11 PM   #754
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reread it still great
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:18 PM   #755
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I can't believe I missed this thread. I am so glad someone asked about Africa and this thread link was posted today. I have spent the last couple hours reading it thru.
What a great story. As others have mentioned, it kept me on the edge of my seat, literally. I found myself speeding up in the reading as your heartbeat sped up. And I slowed down as your heartbeat did as well. Kicked back some when you kicked back and watched or took photos. And right back on the edge of my seat when animals you wanted came in.
I ofund myself telling the animals (out loud) turn, turn just a bit. Then some would turn and bolt and I would find myself thinking "it heard me!!!" I spoke to loud and I spooked it for you!!!!! I found myself with tears in my eyes with your Zebra and Kudu. The emotion you felt was truly felt and seen in your writing and the photos of you walking up to and touching these magnificent animals.
The story and hunt would have been great in itself if it was only the lioness. And the porcupine..............very much an example of God having a sense of humor and imagination.
I have wanted for so long to go to Africa. I would be completely satisfied with hunting wihth my camera. But now I have a real burning desire, as many here do since this adventure, to take my bow with me.
Now that, is a testament to the great writing you did. Great photography for m you and Antoine. Amazing all the way around.
Thank you for sharing this and putting us right there beside you. You are an amazing storyteller.
Please share more hunts with us.
Any mounts back yet?
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:05 PM   #756
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DeadeyeDeb,

Thank you for the kind words. I enjoyed reading your post above.

In reference to your question, I just received notice today that they are ready for shipment. Their was a permit issue that has now been resolved. The porcupine has been mounted there and the rest will be done over here. It's been awhile since I've seen them all....... can't wait to take a look inside the crate....

Thanks Again!
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:13 AM   #757
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Wow, what a hunt and story. I will have to save some $ and take a trip like this. Looking fwd to see the mounts when you get them done
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:01 AM   #758
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I am on the edge of my seat with excitement..........
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:52 AM   #759
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Fantastic recap and pictures ! Do you have the video up and posted ? would love to see that !
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:03 PM   #760
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Fantastic recap and pictures ! Do you have the video up and posted ? would love to see that !
Thanks, appreciate the kind words!!!!!

No, I'm a total slacker on the video....can't believe I haven't put it together yet. I've captured it from the camera, but just hadn't taken the time to work it up yet.....I'm going to seriously try to put something together one of these weekends very soon.

It's hard to believe it's already been close to a year and I haven't done it yet.....
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:45 PM   #761
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hahah... No worries Michael. I know how time consuming the whole video edit process is. And with the amount of footage you must have.. good grief. However, when it comes to fruition, it's gonna be awesome to see those animals getting swacked !
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:20 AM   #762
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awesome thread, congrats on a great trip!!
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:59 PM   #763
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I only have one question:

How is this thread NOT a sticky?!

Wow - amazing post! Read it from post #1 through to post #762 and my blood is racing! Wonderfully written and beautiful pics!....WOW!

Thank you for sharing your incredible adventure!
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:23 PM   #764
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Africa is great. Everyone should go if they can. Your story line is great.
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:21 AM   #765
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Wow! I sure wish someone would have shown me this earlier......I found it this evening and have been reading it for a couple hours at least.
I am going to South Africa next summer so this was perfect for me right now. I'll be reviewing it over and over until I go.
If you get the video done, please let us know; I would certainly buy one. I have a couple from Dries Visser already.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:33 AM   #766
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What a hunt!! Congrats on all the great hunts you experienced while you were over there!! This has to be the best thread I have ever read anywhere on any type of hunt. This is my first post on this site and I am just blown away from all of the excitement on your hunt. As I was reading along when I scrolled down and the HUGE Kudu popped up my heart jumped! That is my dream animal for sure! I was stoked that you got your bull on the last evening, I can't imagine the feelings you experienced as the sun set for the last time on your hunt in Africa as you approached your great trophy!

Thanks for the great read! Post up some pics of your mounts when you get them done!
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:49 PM   #767
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dang...been a while....I just went through entire thread again with almost the excitement as the first time... Congrats again, know your glad the crate is being shipped finally.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:31 PM   #768
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dang...been a while....I just went through entire thread again with almost the excitement as the first time... Congrats again, know your glad the crate is being shipped finally.
Have to agree with Howard.

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Old 07-09-2011, 12:13 AM   #769
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I think I just spent two hours on this thread!!!! That was awesome. Congrats and thanks for taking your time to share your experiences on this website. Truly amazing!
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:56 AM   #770
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best thread ever!
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:28 PM   #771
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best thread ever!
I agree!!!!! I also agree it should be stickied!!!!!
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:55 PM   #772
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It should be stickered! this was an amazing read! congrats on the animals! thats on my bucket list!
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:17 PM   #773
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Very enjoyable.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:38 AM   #774
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I stayed at Afton House late in May. For anyone planning a safari to Africa, this is a fantastic place for the layover. You will be well taken care of and it will be sorely needed whether you're coming over through Dulles or Atlanta. Well worth the money.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:08 AM   #775
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Awesome!!!! Afton house is nice.The Eland house is also nice.Its in the same neighborhood a few blocks away.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:24 AM   #776
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don't know how I missed this way back when but glad I found it now. What a great writeup w/pictures. Never had any desire for a trip to Africa but your story w/pics made me go hmmmm. thanks for the ride
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:25 PM   #777
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best thread ive ever read...awesome!!!
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:48 PM   #778
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:09 AM   #779
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Thanks, appreciate the kind words!!!!!

No, I'm a total slacker on the video....can't believe I haven't put it together yet. I've captured it from the camera, but just hadn't taken the time to work it up yet.....I'm going to seriously try to put something together one of these weekends very soon.

It's hard to believe it's already been close to a year and I haven't done it yet.....
Ha! It's been over 2 years since my trip and I still haven't posted my pics or story, much less the video!
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:49 AM   #780
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if you get the chance can you tell us the cameras you used and what your using to edit. by far these are the best photos i've seen in a thread. the screen grabs are fantastic.

Thanks
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:28 PM   #781
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if you get the chance can you tell us the cameras you used and what your using to edit. by far these are the best photos i've seen in a thread. the screen grabs are fantastic.

Thanks

No problem bud,

I used a Canon 50D for the still shots and a Sony FX7 for the video. The FX7 takes a sony memory stick and that's where I grabbed the video stills of the arrows from.

I haven't really worked on the videos yet...pathetic I know, but when I do, I use Adobe Premiere.

If anyone asked me a question and I missed it, I apologize. If I did, shoot me a pm.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:26 PM   #782
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Here's a question- How long will you milk this thread ???
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:40 PM   #783
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Here's a question- How long will you milk this thread ???
Ha!! That is FUNNY!!!

You will only contribute to the problem when you finish all of his taxi work!
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:23 AM   #784
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Ha! It's been over 2 years since my trip and I still haven't posted my pics or story, much less the video!
WTH....u act like u got a busy job, a business to run, a lease to manage, and a wife and kid to take care of. Heck, u have people under you to do the work, a business that runs itself, phenomal lease members that always take care of everything, and well the wife delivered the kid without you.....she can manage!!!!!! Let's see some pics and video one day.



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Whatever jackaz!!!!

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Old 03-14-2012, 11:22 PM   #785
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Looking forward to seeing your African Mounts.... Still my Favorate Thread
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:57 PM   #786
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Just stumbled across this thread, best I have read. Congrats!!
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:47 AM   #787
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Awesome story telling! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! And your kudu is gorgeous!
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:54 PM   #788
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Glad this thread came back up! Congrats on all the trophies! Looked up Dries Visser Safaris and look forward to booking a hunt soon with a first class operation!
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:40 PM   #789
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A hunt of 5 LifeTimes. Thank you so Much for Sharing. Priceless
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:05 AM   #790
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I don't post much, but that was some of the best photo's I've seen in a long time. Congrats !
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:39 PM   #791
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What an adventure. Thanks so much.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:56 PM   #792
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I think that 2 hours to read.... Very nice write up and congrats on a great hunt done with a bow... truly a lifetime hunt...
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:24 PM   #793
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great thread
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:52 PM   #794
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still one of the BEST semi-live hunts ever on TBH!!!!
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:15 AM   #795
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Very new to this site and found this while browsing, how incredible!

Do you have the mounts back yet? I would love to see them!
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:29 PM   #796
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still one of the BEST semi-live hunts ever on TBH!!!!
Appreciate it bud....hope I can do a repeat in a couple of months. I hadn't mentioned anything yet, but headed back over in a few weeks!!!!!!


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Very new to this site and found this while browsing, how incredible!

Do you have the mounts back yet? I would love to see them!
Thanks, appreciate the kind words! Yes I did.....still hadn't got around to posting any pics. I've gotten the warthog, gemsbok and bushbuck. I'll quit messing around and try and get some pics up on a new thread, thanks again!
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:20 PM   #797
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Yep just re-read the entire thread and it's still amazing..... Can't wait to see the mounts!
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:44 PM   #798
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X3, can't wait for mount pics.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:07 PM   #799
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:58 PM   #800
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Great write up and awesome pics. I do have say after the lion in the first part of the thread, I was thinking to myself. I hope he took lots of arrows.
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