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Outstanding report , congratulations on an awesome bush trek.
 
Posts: 554 | Location: Georgia pine country | Registered: 21 October 2003Reply With Quote
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Thanks for sharing your great story and pictures.

It looks like you had an absolutely superb hunt and experience.
 
Posts: 535 | Location: Greensburg, PA | Registered: 18 February 2008Reply With Quote
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Wonderful report. The pictures of camp and old friends brings back many fond memories. Congratulations on an outstanding hunt and report.


Mike

"Living dangerously is twice blessed -- it blesses the moment with elation; it blesses the after-day with warm memories." ~Major P.J. Pretorius

"The man who declares that he is not afraid of elephants is either an ignoramus or a liar." ~Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke

". . . when a man has shot an elephant his life is full." ~John Alfred Jordan

"Danger not only adds zest to all forms of sport, it also tends to sharpen the faculties and to bring into focus all that is to be seen and heard in a forest. Danger, which is understood, and which you are prepared to face, does not in any way distract from pleasure." ~Jim Corbett

". . . he wasn't aware of it then, by the time he left he had been infected by a disease known to many born outside the continent as the call of Africa -- an incurable disease indeed. ~ Peter Stiff

 
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Thanks for taking the time for a great report and photos. Like Mike - spurs lots of good memories...


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Posts: 2748 | Location: Lexington, KY | Registered: 13 January 2005Reply With Quote
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Thanks for the great hunt report - made for good reading.
 
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Really enjoyed the report and photos. Sounds like a wonderful hunt. Congratulations on your success.

Given his previous experience, how were you able to get away without Bwana Alex this time?


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Posts: 1308 | Location: The People's Republic of Maryland, USA | Registered: 05 August 2006Reply With Quote
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Whew, that must have been scary. Meeting that old codger DOJ in the bush!

Too bad Frank and Joyce were not with him, that would have softened things up a bit.

Thanks for the excellent read.

Keith


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Posts: 623 | Location: York,Pa | Registered: 27 February 2003Reply With Quote
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Kim, excellent report. Nothing like closing in on the eles. Great photos and great shooting.

Mike


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Posts: 6689 | Location: Wyoming, Pa. USA | Registered: 17 April 2003Reply With Quote
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Congrats on a fine Safari.
That type of adventure is exactly what i am looking for the next time i visit Africa.


I have walked in the foot prints of the elephant, listened to lion roar and met the buffalo on his turf. I shall never be the same.
 
Posts: 741 | Location: In the shadow of Currahee | Registered: 29 January 2009Reply With Quote
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Thank you for the great report and photos of your wonderful hunt. What memories.
 
Posts: 198 | Location: Carson City | Registered: 17 May 2009Reply With Quote
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Well done, your report keeps the fire stoked to return to Africa.


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Fantastic report with great pictures! Thanks.


Frank



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Great report and photos, looks like a wonderful time was had.
 
Posts: 1807 | Location: New York, USA | Registered: 13 March 2005Reply With Quote
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fantastic report. Thanks for sharing a great hunt.
 
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As usual Kim...eloquently put! Good on you man!!!


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Posts: 23384 | Location: Gainesville, TX | Registered: 24 December 2006Reply With Quote
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Awesome report.
 
Posts: 544 | Location: Oklahoma | Registered: 12 November 2006Reply With Quote
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Great safari, great photos and a great report!


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Posts: 4709 | Location: Story, WY / San Carlos, Sonora, MX | Registered: 29 May 2002Reply With Quote
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Great report!!
Thanks and Congratulations
 
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Well done and an excellant report!
Nice, very nice safari...johne


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Posts: 409 | Location: south texas | Registered: 10 March 2006Reply With Quote
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Great report and outstanding photos. I will be leaving for Dande and a bull hunt with Buzz in eight weeks, and reading your report really made my day.
You are absolutely right about Buzz making you feel like a partner.
I always swore I would never spend what it takes to shoot a bull, but as you have learned, elephant hunting can be a life changing experience. Being in their presence, up close, with a job to do. I can't wait.
 
Posts: 1765 | Location: South Dakota | Registered: 22 August 2004Reply With Quote
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Congratulations on a great safari and write up.

This is the type of hunt I would like to do in the near future.

Very usefull info.
 
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Heck of a hunt, Kim.. thanks for the write up. Thoroughly enjoyable read.
 
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Very well written. Sounds like a possible choice for Safari #4. Thanks.


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Congratulations on your hunt,Kim and Claudia.I didn't think this area was as nice as I did untill seeing your pics.Excellent report.The lions got really close.



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Posts: 10773 | Location: Montreal | Registered: 07 November 2002Reply With Quote
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Very nice report. Looked like a hellavu good time.
 
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Great pics Kim & Claudia, thanks for taking us along.
Cheers,
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Posts: 6272 | Location: Tennessee | Registered: 18 December 2006Reply With Quote
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Great report and well-documented set of photos. It looks like you had a grand time and a wonderful safari experience. Buzz and Myles have a very professional operation and provide a diverse and enjoyable trip.
 
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Very good report. Congrats on your adventure.
 
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Fantastic report & photos. Thanks for sharing. I really liked the sand grouse pictures. What species were they?


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Thanks for a brilliant report. Like Mike and Tim said it brings back great memories of good times and friends. I will be back at Dande in May for another bull ele and a lion - perhaps I should just wait in the skinning shed !
 
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Excellent report.

Having hunted the Dande several times and having been in many of the places in your pictures I felt like I was home again.


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Fantastic report and photos. Congratulations on a great safari!

Thanks for sharing.


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Super job KPete! Buzz is just so darn photogenic, isn't he!

Buzz hosted my sons and I on a trip back in 2005, and one would be hard-pressed to find a PH as accommodating and enjoyable to be around.

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I really enjoy a trip like yours, there is so much to do and see when in Africa, and often it is the little things that set a good hunt apart from a great one.

Well done to all! tu2
 
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Great story and photos. Sounds like a wonderful experience provided by excellent Safari staff!


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Posts: 426 | Location: Fulshear, TX | Registered: 28 May 2009Reply With Quote
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An excellent report-having been with CM Safaris just recently it immediately took me back.
Well done!


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Excellent report... well documented and great pictures!


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Truly a hunt of a lifetime!

Thanks for sharing it and the superb write-up.

BTW, nice Panerai.
 
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Excellent Report tu2


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