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Old 09-01-2022, 10:30 PM   #1
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Ladies and Gentlemen, we are at the hotel and heading to the Airport first thing in the morning. Celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary! First trip to Africa. Going to try to keep the thread updated as much as service and wifi will allow. Hunting with a rifle.

On the list: Zebra, Gemsbok, Impala, Warthog and possibly Blesbok and Springbok.
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Old 09-01-2022, 10:30 PM   #2
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Good luck, have a blast !
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Old 09-01-2022, 10:36 PM   #3
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Good luck! Who you going with?
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Old 09-01-2022, 10:44 PM   #4
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Heck yea dude—keep us updated
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Old 09-01-2022, 10:45 PM   #5
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Watching!
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Old 09-01-2022, 10:47 PM   #6
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Motsomi Safaris. We will be staying at their Nyala Lodge. They have a cool video on YouTube showing the lodge.
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Old 09-01-2022, 11:00 PM   #7
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Old 09-01-2022, 11:23 PM   #8
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Awesome!
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Old 09-01-2022, 11:23 PM   #9
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Good skilling and congratulations to you and MrsB.
Is the wife gonna get some or most trigger time?
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Old 09-01-2022, 11:25 PM   #10
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Congrats! Try for a Waterbuck if you can, great looking animal.
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Old 09-02-2022, 06:38 AM   #11
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Good skilling and congratulations to you and MrsB.
Is the wife gonna get some or most trigger time?
She is a hunter so I am pretty sure it will not be hard to convince her. I have mentioned that I want her to take at least one of the animals off of our list. We also factored a bit of extra room in the budget for targets of opportunity. I have a feeling she will draw blood down there.
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Old 09-02-2022, 06:45 AM   #12
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Looking forward to pictures what rifles are you bringing with ya
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Old 09-02-2022, 08:20 AM   #13
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Looking forward to pictures what rifles are you bringing with ya
Scott, really not taking anything exciting. Actually taking a pair that have minimal sentimental value in case they get stolen. Vanguard S2 in .300 Weatherby with a 3-9X40 Zeiss Conquest on top. Remington Model 7 HS SS in .308 with a Timney and Leupold 2.5-8X36 on top.

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Old 09-02-2022, 08:21 AM   #14
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Good luck JB.
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Old 09-02-2022, 08:35 AM   #15
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Best of luck to you all. Africa is a blast.
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Old 09-02-2022, 08:54 AM   #16
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So.....we had our alarm set for 7 am. Both wide awake around 5. Both super excited and ready to experience Africa.


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Old 09-02-2022, 09:00 AM   #17
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Good luck and safe travels
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Old 09-02-2022, 09:01 AM   #18
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Good luck! Following along for LDP's... And a good story.
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Old 09-02-2022, 09:03 AM   #19
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Awesome for you and your wife!
You're going to have the time of your lives.
It was 3 years ago, that my wife and I went to SA, and it was amazing.
Good hunting and great times ahead!
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Old 09-02-2022, 09:19 AM   #20
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Awesome. My wife and I are planning on doing the same in a few years. It was 5 years out, but I think we will probably bump it up 2-3 years now we start to look at it.
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Old 09-02-2022, 10:10 AM   #21
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Good luck and thanks for taking us along
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Old 09-02-2022, 11:00 AM   #22
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What outfit? Area hunting?
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Old 09-02-2022, 11:10 AM   #23
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Motsomi Safaris. Hunting out of Dwaalboom, Limpopo.


Link to where we are staying....https://youtu.be/OjVlT68izKw

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Old 09-02-2022, 11:10 AM   #24
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Have a great time! I remember our first over there, it was pretty magical. Look forward to your updates.

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Old 09-02-2022, 11:15 AM   #25
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Man I know you been looking forward to this hunt,, it will be even better than you imagine!! Good luck and aim small, africa critters can take a licking and keep on ticking! I can’t wait to start seeing the photos.
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Old 09-02-2022, 11:20 AM   #26
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Cool! Good luck and have fun! Looking forward to the updates.
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Old 09-02-2022, 11:22 AM   #27
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Good luck to you both!!!
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Old 09-02-2022, 11:48 AM   #28
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Old 09-02-2022, 12:31 PM   #29
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Good luck and safe travels.
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Old 09-02-2022, 12:33 PM   #30
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Getting ready to board our first flight and start our 21 hour and 17 minute marathon.
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Old 09-02-2022, 12:33 PM   #31
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This trip will blunt the impact of those Pending 2nd Draws. Good luck!
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Old 09-02-2022, 12:59 PM   #32
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tagged. Good luck. Bucket list for me for sure!
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Old 09-02-2022, 01:48 PM   #33
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Right now, I wish I was you and you were me!
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Old 09-02-2022, 04:02 PM   #34
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Made it to Atlanta! Only 19 more hours!

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Old 09-02-2022, 04:35 PM   #35
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Definitely the longest stretch. Going over the excitement and anticipation will help. Coming home the memories of your trip will help but either way it is a long slog over there.

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Old 09-02-2022, 04:51 PM   #36
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Good luck. In for LDP's
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Old 09-02-2022, 05:39 PM   #37
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good luck and be safe
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Old 09-02-2022, 05:51 PM   #38
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Gordon Bierstch in Atlanta.

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Old 09-02-2022, 06:06 PM   #39
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Awesome anniversary.
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Old 09-02-2022, 06:10 PM   #40
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Best of luck...thank you for taking us along!
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Old 09-02-2022, 06:52 PM   #41
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Good luck, I'll be following along.

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Old 09-02-2022, 06:58 PM   #42
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Yep, wont be yall last trip either! Enjoy the trip as it aint that bad honestly.
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Old 09-02-2022, 07:02 PM   #43
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Good luck, will be a blast
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Old 09-02-2022, 07:19 PM   #44
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Flight was oversold....they got up to $2500, first next flight out and hotel accomodations for the night. They finally got the volunteers they needed so we are boarded and ready to fly to Joe-burg!

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Old 09-02-2022, 07:19 PM   #45
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Old 09-02-2022, 07:38 PM   #46
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Wack emí & Stack emí Hope yíall have a blessed time.
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Old 09-02-2022, 07:39 PM   #47
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Here we go.....

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Old 09-02-2022, 08:12 PM   #48
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There's no other way to put it; the flight will suck, but the reward is gonna be SOOOOOO worth it!
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Old 09-02-2022, 08:25 PM   #49
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Itís just amazing how you somehow convinced that pretty women to marry you
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Old 09-02-2022, 09:33 PM   #50
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I don’t envy you for the long flight, but it will be worth it! Good luck, Jon.
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