i want to go next time homer…need a kudu with my bow.
Wow! Those are gorgeous pictures. Looks like you had a great time.
Great pictures Gordon. Thank you for sharing, seriously. Awesome.
Great country. Not sure why people want to kill these beautiful animals. maybe a nice picture would suffice?
Because they are delicious!!!!! Yum!!!!!
Fantastic pictures buddy.We went three years ago and are planing a trip back next July for five or six friends. we went to Namibia and we have heard there was a large Kudu die off since we were there did they say anything about that while you were there?
Very nice! On your next trip, take a bow!
What the F is a PH
Professional Hunter they act as a guide and tracker while your there and make sure you don’t get eaten.
I keep asking the same question
Sweet I got a 54″ kudu with my bow. Did you think of getting a Sable?
Sable too expensive. They have been reintroduced to that area.
Way off-topic, but I think it’s time for a little dose of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTZ2xpQwpA
I’d like to see THAT contract!
Africa is super gay.
So amazingly awesome Gordo! wow oh wow! Thank you for sharing the pics.
And to the guy asking why people shoot these animals, easy answer.
They are delicious roasted over a fire!!!!!! Yum!!!!!
Takes a real man to kill these beautiful animals, too bad you’re not at the bottom of the food chain. Why don’t you go bow hunting for lions and tigers if you are sooooo macho!!!
You’re advocating hunting endangered species? Tsk tsk. Also, lions and tigers taste like butt.
I’ve never heard a hunter describe killing an animal as macho. It always seems like it’s the critic in need of that presupposition.
You really were channeling Ruark with the shotty gun, writing evenings, and the .375H&H. I have invested a measurable amount of man hours, disposable income, and enthusiasm into Safari Press, you have my envy.
I just don’t want a Ruark death.
Nope. Just the Ruark life.
these are great Gordo. sr
Very cool. I wonder if the guides got your sense of humor. Thanks for contaminating me with a severe case of cabin fever. Think I will have lunch at the park, and track a squirrel or two.
doesn’t suprise me that youth minister kip has need to exercise his domain over those poor creatures, I’m hoping you ate every bite of them.
I ate what I could and shared the rest.
Great photos and awesome segments this morning.
Thanks, Richard. I appreciate your leadership and friendship.
I like how you filtered out all the pictures of you smiling.
Not sure if I agree with the nonchalance of killing the baboon(s). I think baboons are just another of the hardships you have to endure to kill another mammal. If they aren’t threatening you and/or yours, and you ain’t eating it. That’s murder. And PETA can eat a ****!
This looks suspicously like fossel rim.
How did you get those animals to pose with you?
I would title it ‘Walking the Welcome Wilderness”
Keep up the good work Gordo!
Geez Gordon. The taxidermy bill is going to cost more than the freakin trip.
Good Stuff Gor-Don.
Isn’t it illegal to kill Egyptians? How much did you pay for that?
Great pics!!!!! big P1 how can i get a link to the safari website or their info??? I will like to plan a trip like that!!!!
thank you for sharing the pictures.
Great pics Gordo. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us. The “dark continent” looks alot like the Texas Hill Country.
This looks like an amazing trip of a lifetime. I hope to take one of these one day.
It looked much like landscapes in Texas. I loved it.
I think you went to the 777 ranch! You poser
[...] Gordo went with his brother to Africa on a safari hunt. Big guns and all. Listen to the audio while looking at pictures here. [...]
“Once he opens his mouth, there is no doubting. The conversation of an Outdoorsman is as different from that of Others as a solunar table is from the breakfast table.”
Rick Bass, The Deer Pasture (1985)
I haven’t read that book.
Thanks for sharing the experience and the photos.
Pretty Good Pretty Good.
You lucky F. Tell us who your outfitter was. I watch all the TV shows. I like Ivan Carter. Can you finance a Safari? How do you keep from killin that lefty Norm??? OH JEEZ! Stay Hard!
I was in Mozambique a few months back. Me and a few buddies got shot at for socializing with the professional ladies out there. Never again.
Great pics Gordo!!
Great story and great photos. When done correctly hunting helps the animal population. My parents had friends that owned a gun manufacturing company. Their trophy room was a banquet hall. They had elephant tusks 10 ft tall. On their wine rack were walrus tusks. They bagged every trophy possible. It was great listening to the stories and then be able to say that hunted with them. This trip will be something that you and your brother will talk about the rest of your lives. Congratualtions.
That one guy in that one pic looks like the fake tiger woods. I’d love to hear all about his safari hunt with the dead earl of arbuckle wilderness.
I was right GK… these pics are magic. Good on you! Now… about sharing some of that eland jerky… 1800 lbs. is amazing. War black momba. P.S. Nice Indiana Jones hat.
I’d like to think you did well during this trip, but while you were gone, Derek Jeter one-upped you by killing his 3000th wildebeest. Tough luck, Gordo.
Who’d a thunk they have barb wire fences in freakin Africa!
That was taken on the long public road that led toward our camp. There are many cattle operations out there. Barbed wire can hold in a cow, but it can’t exclude a wildebeest.
so what it like an awesome time killing on those animals? doesn’t seem like much of a sport when they are everywhere. my daughters high school friend (a 15 year old girl) went with her family last summer and shot the same types of animals and took the same pics as you did.
I’ve never really described hunting as a sport. Maybe there is a bit of sloppiness of language here. As far as the teenaged friend who went on safari in Africa, very cool. Wish I could have done it earlier.
Impressive. Your over/under looks a little neglected on the side, though. Whatup?
Yeah, that was a camp gun. It was hard enough to get my rifle into the country. I left my shotgun at home.
Wow….you killed animals with a high powered rifle….thats so deep
I’m glad you bring this up because the exchange of life is always a little deep, that’s why we’re either attracted to or repulsed by thinking about it. It is pretty humbling and guilt-inducing to think of all the things that have to die for us to live comfortably and bountifully. We kill off trees and habitat for our subdivisions. That in turn kills off animals that we don’t even eat. Then we kill plants so we can eat vegetables and have corn oil, or hell, just collect subsidies from the government while the crop rots in storage. And the most guilty, we erect mass slaughterhouses so we can hire cheap labor to do all of our “hunting” for us, far away from the dinner table and the compassionate mind. All those plants and animals lose their lives so we can live well. I don’t know if it is deep to reflect on that but it is kinda shallow not to every once in awhile.
For that reason, I don’t really fault the guy who shoots something for the dinner table. I did that. And it felt good to see the circle of life without a veil of snark on it.
Well said, Gordon. It’s easy for anyone to criticize or “poo” what one does not understand. It takes more effort to research or study something you don’t understand or have experience with before you spout off an opinion. I was raised to hunt and always expected to eat what I kill. I have taught my son the same thing. Killing just for the sake of killing, only makes you a killer. Killing to experience the oneness with the animal and nature and to enjoy the fruits of your labor with eating your kill, makes you a hunter. Congratulations on a hunt of a lifetime.
thanks for being “that guy”, you know that one a$$hole in every group!
that was meant @ Africa, no one else..
great pics, gordo. have you ever read any of peter hathaway capstick’s “death in the long grass” series? since you have been on safari, you will find them fascinating!
I must confess the Capstick books were the sensational ones that really got me going early on.
I would of shot that dog if it yapped too much.
Awesome trip and pics. I am sure there are memories that will last a lifetime!
How much did all of this cost?
it’s possible that some people’s repulsion of hunting is due to how deeply anthropomorphic our culture has become. They can’t see the seperation.
Thanks for sharing. Visiting africa has always been a dream
I really enjoyed seeing a different side of you…one that isn’t working all the time and enjoying the finer things of life. I hear Africa is awesome and something to see before you die. You need to put Alaska next on your list…Maybe a moose! Thank you for sharing thoose great pictures.
Looks alot like where I grew up around San Angelo. Have you read Bartel Bull’s “Safari” ? Maybe it was mentioned earlier, didn’t read all of the comments
Awesome pics and when you said you went to Africa, I wondered if you went to hunt. The pictures are fantastic and I can’t wait to read some more stories from the trip. I want to go so bad.
Thanks for sharing and infecting more people with the urge to visit The Dark Continent.
Thats really a “life changing” experience I can imagine, good for you gordo, looks like it was a successful trip.
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