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Old 08-03-2022, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default Heading back from South Africa

Sitting in Joberg waiting on our flight. I will try to put up some stories later but for now some photos and my video tease.

https://youtu.be/78OQr-8rDdk

Both kids and the wife made some really impressive shots. I tried for nyala and others for several days with the bow and ended up taking my sable and waterbuck with the rifle, just by opportunity while we we hunting other animals.










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Old 08-03-2022, 12:57 PM   #2
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Old 08-03-2022, 12:58 PM   #3
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Congrat Mears family!
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Old 08-03-2022, 12:59 PM   #4
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:00 PM   #5
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Outstanding!! Congrats to everyone!
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:02 PM   #6
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Wow. What a true family adventure. Congrats
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:04 PM   #7
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congrat! Those are awesome trophies. And those memories for the family, greatness
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:04 PM   #8
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Congrats, looks like a successful hunt.
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:06 PM   #9
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Great pics! Now go get one of those meat pies and one last Castle beer while your waiting on your flight! Man those are good. Congrats to the family!
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:09 PM   #10
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Congrats!
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:16 PM   #11
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Congrats...looks like you all had a fantastic time!
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:36 PM   #12
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Excellent! Congratulations on your memory making trip and trophies!

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Old 08-03-2022, 01:39 PM   #13
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Looks like a great family adventure. Congrats on all the memories you made this week
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:40 PM   #14
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Great pics. Congrats.
My first thought lol

"Back home we got taxidermy man...he gonna have a heart attack when he see what I brung him"
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Old 08-03-2022, 01:46 PM   #15
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Daaaannng helluva weekend for the Mears family! Good to see Nealla and the kids get on the board with Dad as well.


Congrats to you all!
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Old 08-03-2022, 02:16 PM   #16
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Africa is a special place! Congrats to you and your family in a great hunt and a whole bunch of great critters!!!

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Old 08-03-2022, 07:43 PM   #17
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Yall laid-em down! And a great way to share life with the kids . Congrats to all!


I can't believe that boy is already that big!
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:13 PM   #18
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Nice !
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:59 PM   #19
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Wow, what a trip! Your family laid some bone on the ground!
Congratulations!
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:01 PM   #20
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What an awesome thing to do as a family! Great pics...cannot wait to hear the stories from each hunter!
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Old 08-03-2022, 09:47 PM   #21
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Great pics! Please put a link to the full video when you are finished. The preview looked nice! Can’t to see it!


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Old 08-03-2022, 10:40 PM   #22
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So pumped for you guys. Looked like an amazing trip.
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:43 PM   #23
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Good grief, Jason and Nealla! Did you guys leave any animals alive in Africa?

Congratulations on the trophies and doing in with the family!
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Old 08-03-2022, 10:51 PM   #24
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I love my plastic guns but dang those pics just look right with wood/blued and a non-tactical scope!
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Old 08-04-2022, 05:03 AM   #25
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Congrats on an awesome family experience
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:05 AM   #26
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AWESOME!! Congrats on the great family safari!
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:19 AM   #27
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Nice family pictures on a great hunt. Nice trophy's and a ton of memories, thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-04-2022, 07:41 AM   #28
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Congrats to everyone Jason.
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Old 08-04-2022, 05:55 PM   #29
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Great pics. Congrats.
My first thought lol

"Back home we got taxidermy man...he gonna have a heart attack when he see what I brung him"
Exactly! I told everyone to pick one animal to have mounted….and they all headed to the taxidermist…🤣
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Old 08-04-2022, 05:56 PM   #30
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I love my plastic guns but dang those pics just look right with wood/blued and a non-tactical scope!
We just took the bow and crossbow so we used his. He did have 30-06 with a synthetic stock but both the others were nice old Sako.
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:12 PM   #31
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Awesomeness. Congrats

What happens to all the meat?
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:31 PM   #32
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Congrats!
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Old 08-04-2022, 07:08 PM   #33
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Congrats on a successful trip. I’m planning on hitting Africa again in 23
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Old 08-04-2022, 07:16 PM   #34
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Congrats on great trip! looking forward to the full video
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Old 08-05-2022, 02:09 AM   #35
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Awesomeness. Congrats

What happens to all the meat?
This outfit is part of an outreach called Village South Africa and they provide the meat to around 10 orphanages and soup kitchens. We actually visited two of these and dropped off meat and some items that we took over. Shoes, jackets, toothbrushes and such.

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Old 08-05-2022, 02:17 AM   #36
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Old 08-05-2022, 02:24 AM   #37
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Old 08-05-2022, 02:32 AM   #38
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We had a fun time with our trackers.

Rileigh got her pic with Josh Ward on our flight over there. He got some awesome animals on his trip as well. Check out his social media.

The soccer balls were a huge hit.


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Old 08-08-2022, 04:58 AM   #39
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Here is a more lengthy video with most of the animals taken and more experiences.

https://youtu.be/XoFZDVtpQQA


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Old 08-08-2022, 05:55 AM   #40
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Just awesome!!! Love it!!


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Old 08-08-2022, 06:38 AM   #41
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Looks like an awesome trip and something all will remember
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Old 08-08-2022, 08:13 AM   #42
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Awesome!
Lots of stories for lifetime!
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