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Old 06-06-2015, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default It's ON! Semi-live from South Africa!

Well, after over a year of planning and lots of dreaming and waiting, we are in route to the airport now! Will arrive in RSA tomorrow afternoon @ 5pm (10am our time). We will be hunting with Dare to Bowhunt and if it is half as good as everyone I've spoke with says it is, I have no doubt it will be a trip of a lifetime!! Extremely lucky and blessed to get the chance to go on this trip, but to have it as my honeymoon is just amazing! God definitely blessed me with a good one when he sent Sahara my way!

For this trip, we both got package hunts, but plan on adding some animals as well. Sahara's pack includes blesbuck, impala, and warthog and she is really wanting a crack at a kudu! My package is for nyala, impala, and a warthog or blesbuck. My add on list is pretty much open ended. I REALLy want a zebra, but won't turn down much of anything if it tempts me much and won't empty my pocket book! Pretty much, wildebeest, duiker, steinbok, monkey, Guinea fowl, and who knows what else may be under the chopping block. I read somewhere a fellow said "take what Africa gives you, an don't just hold out for one thing!", so plan on taking that advice to the fullest! I also really wanted to shoot a kudu, but Sahara thought they were the most beautiful animal over there and said if I shot one then she wouldn't, so being the good husband I am (only one week in so gotta keep everything on the up an up as much as possible), I let her have it. Also, we plan on going to one of the big parks and doing a photo safari (definitely will keep the windows up around the cats if we see any ) and doing some fishing for tiger fish as well.

Will keep updated as much as possible. The lodge has wifi, so I'll be able to post there during breaks from the hunts. I can send messages as well, and Bisch has kindly agreed to forward updates as he can! (Thanks again buddy for your help and endless knowledge!)

Anyhow, packed and loaded, so we shall see how it goes! Thanks to all who I've talked to and all the well wishes the last week or so!


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Old 06-06-2015, 11:38 AM   #2
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:57 AM   #3
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Hope you have a fantastic trip.
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Old 06-06-2015, 12:27 PM   #4
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Shiloh, congrats again to you and Sahara, and y'all have a fantastic honeymoon and hunt.

I can't wait to hear all of your stories and to see your pics when you get back!

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Old 06-06-2015, 12:31 PM   #5
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Old 06-06-2015, 12:47 PM   #6
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Old 06-06-2015, 12:59 PM   #7
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Thanks folks! Sittin here fixing to board the our flight from Dallas for our first leg of the trip! Only flown twice so this is a lil nerve wrecking!!

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Old 06-06-2015, 01:11 PM   #8
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:37 PM   #9
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:42 PM   #10
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:53 PM   #11
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Thanks folks! Sittin here fixing to board the our flight from Dallas for our first leg of the trip! Only flown twice so this is a lil nerve wrecking!!

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Going over is a breeze. Coming home sucks!

Have fun!

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Old 06-06-2015, 03:04 PM   #12
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:11 PM   #13
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Best of luck to you both. Make sure to soak it all in, you only get 1 first trip to Africa. Remember those vitals are a little foreward.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:50 PM   #14
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Have fun and be safe Brother. Take lots of pictures!!!!

Congrats again to you and Sahara
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:07 PM   #15
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We have arrived in Atlanta! I read a couple days ago where Atlanta airport was the busiest in the world (90+million folks came thru here last year!!), and actually being here and seeing it confirms in my mind the fact that this small town country boy likes the country life waaaaaaayyyyy better and there are way too many people here and way to much concrete surrounding me!!
We just got off the "plane train" being bussed from one terminal to the next. When they said hold on, I should have listened cause I about busted it right after I took our picture! I think that thing has a lil more horse power than my Nissan frontier!
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Hanging out at the gate for now. 3 hours till take off so prolly grab a bite to eat and do some people watching to pass the time for a while!

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Best of luck to you both. Make sure to soak it all in, you only get 1 first trip to Africa. Remember those vitals are a little foreward.

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Old 06-06-2015, 04:16 PM   #16
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Good luck
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:16 PM   #17
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Some fine looking arrows brother best of luck
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:35 PM   #18
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Best of luck to you both
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:18 PM   #19
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:03 PM   #20
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We just bordered the plane! 15 hours from now we will be in South Africa. Flight was overbooked by 5 and they were asking for volunteers to fly out tomorrow. Needless to say when they gave the boarding call, we
Were in line and hopping on the plane ASAP!!
Thanks for all the well wishes and for following along! Always enjoy reading folks tales and adventures an vowed I'd do my best to pay it forward if I ever got the chance to!
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:31 PM   #21
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Good luck bro! You bagged your trophy before you got on the plane!!!

Y'all have fun and shoot strait!!!

I will be tuned in.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:47 PM   #22
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Good luck Shilo. Man oh man. What a honeymoon
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:50 PM   #23
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Staying tuned! Good luck to both of you.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:59 PM   #24
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:07 PM   #25
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:21 PM   #26
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Best of luck to the two of you! Have a safe hunt and travel.
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:45 PM   #27
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Good luck y'all!
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:10 PM   #28
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Good luck! Definitely staying tuned for this
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:46 PM   #29
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Have a safe flight and a fun hunt!
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Old 06-07-2015, 12:04 AM   #30
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Very jealous. Good luck to the both of yall.
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Old 06-07-2015, 12:56 AM   #31
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Cool good luck! I'm going next month. Thanks for posting a pic of that book. I have been looking for something like that. Placed an order.

Thanks.

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Old 06-07-2015, 09:02 AM   #32
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Good luck and congrats! Have a great time. I hope to take that trip one day. Can not wait to hear the story's and see the Picts.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:46 PM   #33
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Shiloh sent me a msg that they finally made it to the lodge! Off to bed, and in the morning they will start hunting!

Good luck to both of y'all!

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Old 06-08-2015, 08:16 AM   #34
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Got word that there is already one animal down, and I'm pretty sure it was NOT Shiloh who shot it! The text was messed up, so I am waiting for more info and pics. Will post as soon as I can!

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Old 06-08-2015, 08:39 AM   #35
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Nice! That didn't take long!
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:48 AM   #36
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Sahara got it done on day one with a great Impala ram!

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Now it is Shiloh's turn!

Congtats Sahara!!!!

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Old 06-08-2015, 09:50 AM   #37
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Awesome! Congrats Saraha!
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:56 AM   #38
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Congrats Saraha.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:01 AM   #39
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Awesome job! Beautiful animal!!
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:08 AM   #40
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YAHOO!! Great Job Sahara !!
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:10 AM   #41
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Wooo! Keep em coming!
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:13 PM   #42
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:20 PM   #43
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Congrats to Saraha!
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:19 PM   #44
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Congtats Sahara!!!
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:23 PM   #45
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great looking impala. congrats
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:44 PM   #46
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:51 PM   #47
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Congrats to both of you on the nuptials, and good luck! Nice Impala, right out of the gat! Heck Yeah!!
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:50 PM   #48
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:33 PM   #49
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Congrats Sahara ! Shlloh you better get busy. You don't want to get out done by honey. Lol
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:28 PM   #50
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That was quick! Congrats.
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