Excerpts from Safari 101

First Impressions

December 27, 2011

My first impression of camp was preceded by a delay at the airport with lost luggage and a four-hour drive.  I was frustrated and disappointed by the lost baggage ordeal but at least my guns had made it.  When I finally made it to the reception area of the airport, my afternoon dramatically improved when […]

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You can hardly get there from here

December 27, 2011

If you have ever heard the expression, “you can hardly get there from here”?  They could have been talking about going to Africa.  While not quite as bad as that, getting to Africa takes considerable planning and coordinating.  The one Rick recommended to me was Gracy Travel in San Antonio, Texas.  They have done nothing […]

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Sunsets

December 27, 2011

The time when I get back to camp and the days hunt is over is my favorite time on safari.  It is the magical time of the African sunset.  Do not get me wrong the sunrises can be spectacular but I love the sunsets.  Let me take you there with me, so try to imagine […]

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Having fun while you practice

December 27, 2011

I first had to beef up my backstop because of the .416.  I made my backstop by stacking a wall of logs that is four feet thick, six feet tall and ten feet wide.  I used logs but use whatever you have to make it as big as you can.  The logs actually facilitated my […]

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