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Old 09-02-2022, 09:47 PM   #51
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Heck yeah!! Good luck buddy


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Old 09-02-2022, 09:51 PM   #52
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Super cool! Excellent 20 year anniversary trip. Our 20th is in two years, I don't think I could talk my wife into Africa. She's dropping Great Barrier Reef hints. Good luck man, make memories!
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Old 09-02-2022, 09:59 PM   #53
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This is awesome! Knock 'em down, bring em back, put em on the wall.
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Old 09-02-2022, 10:19 PM   #54
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Old 09-02-2022, 10:21 PM   #55
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Awesome! Following along!


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Old 09-02-2022, 10:47 PM   #56
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Old 09-03-2022, 12:04 AM   #57
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Super cool! Excellent 20 year anniversary trip. Our 20th is in two years, I don't think I could talk my wife into Africa. She's dropping Great Barrier Reef hints. Good luck man, make memories!
New zeland isn’t to far from there. Just sayin’.
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Old 09-03-2022, 05:03 PM   #58
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Well, we made it S.A.....our guns are in Atlanta or somewhere over the Atlantic right now.

Delta decided that the best way to fix the weight balance issue was to take every gun case off of the plane. Lots of ****** off hunters in Joe-Burg tonight.
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Old 09-03-2022, 05:56 PM   #59
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You’ve gotta be joking. When are the guns supposed to arrive?
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Old 09-03-2022, 06:04 PM   #60
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Well, we made it S.A.....our guns are in Atlanta or somewhere over the Atlantic right now.

Delta decided that the best way to fix the weight balance issue was to take every gun case off of the plane. Lots of ****** off hunters in Joe-Burg tonight.

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Old 09-03-2022, 06:13 PM   #61
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That makes me want to line up a bunch of Delta execs and....

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Old 09-03-2022, 07:41 PM   #62
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Made it to the lodge. 45 hours since we slept, anything more than a catnap. We got a quick bite to eat and a cold beer and then to the shower and bed.
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Old 09-03-2022, 07:45 PM   #63
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You’ve gotta be joking. When are the guns supposed to arrive?
Allegedly tomorrow....we are 4 hours from the airport and it will cost us a day of hunting to go pick them up. Trying to figure out the best course of action.
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Old 09-03-2022, 07:47 PM   #64
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That makes me want to line up a bunch of Delta execs and....

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Yes sir...there were a lot of us feeling less than happy.
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Old 09-03-2022, 09:46 PM   #65
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Allegedly tomorrow....we are 4 hours from the airport and it will cost us a day of hunting to go pick them up. Trying to figure out the best course of action.
Dang it


Sure hope it gets sorted out, will your ph let you use his gun in the meantime?
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Old 09-04-2022, 06:25 AM   #66
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Dang it


Sure hope it gets sorted out, will your ph let you use his gun in the meantime?
Kinda what I was thinking. Surely, there is something that can be done, until your guns get to you. What a cluster **** by the airline
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Old 09-04-2022, 08:16 AM   #67
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Kinda what I was thinking. Surely, there is something that can be done, until your guns get to you. What a cluster **** by the airline
Yes gentlemen, I am able to use the PH's firearms. Just a tad frustrated that I spent $200 for the import fee, $220 for a good case, $200 for ammunition and a half a day trip to Austin to get them checked in by Border patrol and still having to rent firearms at $350 for the week.

Shot his rifle today. It is a good rifle but it isn't MY rifle. I guess that is life.

In the mean time.....we slept from 2 am to 10 am. Had a wonderful brunch of omelets, bacon and Kudu sausage. Saw a few critters while driving to the rifle range. Couldn't get pics of most of them.

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Old 09-04-2022, 08:56 AM   #68
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Good luck Jon …happy anniversary…can’t wait to see the pictures. What brand/model gun case is that?
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Old 09-04-2022, 10:10 AM   #69
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Looking forward to some LDPs.
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Old 09-04-2022, 01:16 PM   #70
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Looking forward to hear how your first full day of hunting went, since it's probably approaching the magic hour over there right about now.
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Old 09-04-2022, 01:51 PM   #71
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Hate to see your rifles are delayed, but envy the heck out of yall! Good luck!
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Old 09-04-2022, 02:50 PM   #72
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So it was not on our list....but we came across a very old and long Kudu. After a bit of back and forth, we decided he wanted to ride in the back of the truck.

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Old 09-04-2022, 02:59 PM   #73
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Dinner tonight for those foodies....

Impala Stew, butternut squash with some kind of sweet sauce, chicken fried Nyala strips with Mrs. Ball's original chutney, cole slaw, rice and homemade rolls...

Finished it up with a gin and tonic, a good cigar and cheesecake around the fire.

Did I mention, an open bar!

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Old 09-04-2022, 03:01 PM   #74
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Good luck Jon …happy anniversary…can’t wait to see the pictures. What brand/model gun case is that?
It is a Pelican, I believe the 5100 series.

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Old 09-04-2022, 03:17 PM   #75
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So it was not on our list....but we came across a very old and long Kudu. After a bit of back and forth, we decided he wanted to ride in the back of the truck.

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Beautiful Kudu…y’all are doing it right!


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Old 09-04-2022, 03:18 PM   #76
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What rifle are you shooting? Some of them guides have amazing rifles.
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Old 09-04-2022, 03:20 PM   #77
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It’s just amazing how you somehow convinced that pretty women to marry you
Joke is on her. I told her I was rich....and good looking. She is almost blind without her contacts so it worked out in my favor!

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Old 09-04-2022, 03:20 PM   #78
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That’s a great Kudu and a great way to start despite the set backs. Congrats Jon.
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Old 09-04-2022, 03:20 PM   #79
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Congrats! Keep it up
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Old 09-04-2022, 03:22 PM   #80
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What rifle are you shooting? Some of them guides have amazing rifles.
It is a CZ in .300 Win Mag. Set trigger is freaking awesome!

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Old 09-04-2022, 03:26 PM   #81
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I am a CZ fan so are my grandkids they are still trying to wear out that CZ513
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Old 09-04-2022, 03:42 PM   #82
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Very nice!! Looking forward to more updates, congrats!
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Old 09-04-2022, 04:36 PM   #83
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I am a CZ fan so are my grandkids they are still trying to wear out that CZ513
My 2nd and 3rd shot with it were touching.

Unfortunately, my first shot on the Kudu was not my best shooting. I pulled it pretty bad-frontal shot. My 2nd shot was through some nasty stuff, but found it's mark and finished things quite quickly.
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Old 09-04-2022, 04:40 PM   #84
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Great bull! Congrats!
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Old 09-04-2022, 04:52 PM   #85
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Congrats on the first of many critters! Sounds like Delta doesn't like you scary gun guys!
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Old 09-04-2022, 05:08 PM   #86
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Congrats on the Kudu
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Old 09-04-2022, 05:16 PM   #87
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Yall have fun and stack up some more critters
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Old 09-04-2022, 05:20 PM   #88
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Congrats on the kudu, keep the bullets flying
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Old 09-04-2022, 05:30 PM   #89
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Way to do us proud, Jon!
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Old 09-04-2022, 05:40 PM   #90
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Congrats on the first one, now go get busy!
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Old 09-04-2022, 06:03 PM   #91
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Loving the ride along - thanks and good luck!
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Old 09-04-2022, 06:08 PM   #92
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Congrats!!! Kudu are beautiful critters.

Tell them you want to eat kudu tenderloin cooked on the grill for supper one night. You will thank me for this suggestion afterwards!!!!!

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Old 09-04-2022, 06:59 PM   #93
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It's a few minutes before 1 am here. I am too excited to sleep. Wife is knocked out. Thought I'd share a few pics of things that were of interest to me today.

Apparently sparberry means strawberry. Taste like diet big red.

The roofs of most of the buildings out here are of this thatch material. I was told it does not transfer the heat from the sun to the inside and is an amazing insulator.

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Old 09-04-2022, 07:41 PM   #94
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Congrats on a great Kudu bud!


And that food looks awesome! Looking forward to the rest of yalls adventure.
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Old 09-04-2022, 07:45 PM   #95
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That black label will get you. Castle light I got used to it and the lion was the worst

That tall horse wine is pretty dang good too
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Old 09-04-2022, 08:04 PM   #96
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Make sure you try the KWV brandy, I had plenty. Congrats on the great Kudu.
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Old 09-04-2022, 09:09 PM   #97
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Not that it matters now but I'd had a couple cases you could have borrowed.

Also, file a complaint about the rifles and I bet you get money back or a credit for another flight

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Old 09-04-2022, 10:16 PM   #98
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Old 09-04-2022, 10:37 PM   #99
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Congrats on the Kudu! Id be frustrated too about the gun situation but glad your still getting to sling some lead at some critters. Looking forward to the rest of the trip!
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Old 09-04-2022, 10:44 PM   #100
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Watching closely as I have started looking for My first trip
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