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Stompie
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Congratulations well done especially on the piggies they are really quick and tough as nails!!!! Glad you had a good time
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Thanks for taking us along on your great hunt..I know , we all wish we were with you.

Describe your setup, if you dont mind: bow,bow weight, arrow weight and broadhead..Thanks.

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Al Kidner
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G'day Ducan,

Firstly mate... Please tell me your not still in Iraq! Spent one to many days there myself.

The bow I used for this hunt was made by Mark Kimber of Huntsmanbows here in Aussie. Mark is an outstanding craftsmen and second to none when it comes to making bows in my opinion. I called this bow "Zulu" as it was made out of black and white ebony and African Blackwood....so I thought the name suited...as well as it was going to be my 'Africa bow'.

It's 62# at my 29" draw and shoots really well. I used Arrow dynamics Traditional carbon shafts with a brass insert as I like tapered arrows and these are the best on the market. Up front leading the way was a "Meathead" ...one of the TuffHead broadheads from Vintage archery.

Total arrow weight was 740gs... A tad over kill for Steenbok...but not for anything else in Africa!

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Thank you...I shoot basically the same setup. Very nice bow. Yes, I am still in Iraq, been working here on and off since 2005/ attached to Army CID/task force.

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Well you keep sharp when there Ducan...

I don't miss the place one little bit, well maybe a good Green Bean!

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Al, congrats mate .

We have chatted about Africa before , and it is just great to see such pics but Mates shouldn't be jealous so i'll shut up !

Great stuff bud, look forward to the next installment when you get back across to the dark continent.

Very cool.

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Thanks for the kind words brother... Pencil me in for the Sambar trip mate!

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[thumbsup] Glad to see you had a great trip Al. Africa, much like the Outback has that magnetism that keeps one wanting more. I rember my first African adventure, spent whole trip home figuring out how to get back there fast!

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Very true statement David as I am planning on heading back in 2015. I would have gone back next year but I'm off to BC to spot and stalk black bears during the rut... Another dream hunt!


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Good to see your stories and pics again Al! It's been awhile. I hope your life has returned to a sense of normalcy! Thanks for taking us along and congrats on the critters!!

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G'day Ryan,

Yes mate life has finally settled down for me after the ebbs and flows of it all and now I'm just making the most of what I have.

I'm lucky enough to be off to BC as mentioned above but one day mate I'd love to stalk the dark woods after elk with you mate!

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Sounds like a great plan! Good luck in BC! I look forward to the tales

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" Just concentrate and don't freak out next time" my son Tyler(age 7) giving advise after watching me miss a big mulie.

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I missed this thread. Great stuff man.

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Still a great thread to view even after multiple times. Wait a little while and I shall again revisit.

Congrats and thank you for sharing.

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Al Kidner
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Thanks guys...

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