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    Good for him for trying new things! I'm not a fan of antelope, love venison and elk. But what was the most surprising to me when we went to South Africa last year was out of all the things we ate (zebra, kudu, warthog, gemsbock, impala and wildebeest) my absolute FAVE was the zebra. Warthog and impala were both gross. :)
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    RRW, Hope everything has resolved itself and things are looking up. ;) What's going on, anything we can do to help?
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    Wild turkey DOES actually taste better than domestic turkey.
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    RRW, Were you asking about my dog? Shes a Chesapeake.
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    Here is the goofball birthday girl in all her glory. She really is a nut. I just got her a 2 lb knuckle bone, some doggy ice cream and a new toy for her birthday. How do you post a video? I have a great one of her last weekend showing how puppyish she still is at 7 years old.
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    Don't feel bad about Leo, Little Cow. At least you are trying to make it better for him (and you guys) and not just leaving him outside in a kennel or dumping him somewhere. Your comment about dogs reaching sainthood by 5, not so much for Chessies. My girl is 7 years old TODAY (Happy Birthday Kali) and she still acts like a puppy. I don't think that will ever change for her. She is an amazing pheasant and duck/goose hunter, but we also just recently started training her to shed hunt (finding the antlers that have fallen off deer) and she seems to be picking up on it really quickly. While I am a huge fan of Chessies (considering I'm on my 3rd), I would NEVER own a male Chessie. They are far more stubborn and destructive than the females. And in my opinion, much more prone to be aggressive.
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    That is so interesting!!!
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    I have yet to find a location that there is no cell service. EXCEPT highway 2 between Ashland, WI and Superior, WI!! My cell worked in Ixtapa and our property 45 minutes south of there (the middle of NO WHERE), St. Kitts and Nevis, and South Africa, 4 hours north of Johannesburg where we were hunting in September. :) Cell will work in Canada and the Bahamas, but only if you are willing to spend $10 a day for coverage (which I am willing to pay...) :)
  9. South Africa

    Pink Tractor - I sent you some pictures. :)
  10. We finally almost finished our lying down trick

    How on earth do you teach a horse to lay down? I've always wondered that...
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    I'll try to remember to post a picture in 8-12 months when I get it back! It's amazing hold long it takes!!
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    Got home yesterday and it was AMAZING! Certainly not a cheap trip. We are getting shoulder mounts of the Wildebeest, Gemsbok and Kudu that my husband shot and European mounts of the Impala and Warthog that he shot on a shield. And my Zebra is going to be a rug. Don't know yet what the shipping cost will be, but the taxidermy costs are about $4,000 (don't have shipping costs yet so that's going to up the price), and that's on top of the $8,800 we spend on tags for the animals, and still had our costs for travel! We ate steaks of all of the animals and the rest of the meat is sold to our outfitters brother who owns a butcher shop. And the best steak in my opinion, Zebra. I'd post a picture of my Zebra, but know it will upset some people so I won't. Honestly, they are NOT an easy animal to hunt. Very, very jumpy and take off at the slightest sound. And as you know being a bow hunter, they have to be pretty close. The one I got was about 15 yards out when I got my shot.
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    As for goose, we made a ton of sausage and snack sticks with goose last year. SOOOO good!!
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    Pink Tractor, He got a Blue Wildebeest yesterday on his first day out. Today he's going for Kudu. I'm going out next week and am going for a Zebra. If I don't seen any Zebras then I'm up for a Kudu! He would also like a Warthog, a Sable and a Gemsbok. I sat in one of the blinds yesterday and saw tons of Guinea Hens, Warthogs and a Kudu cow. Saw Baboons and Giraffes just driving around. This place is so amazing. 3,000 acres of private land and NO ONE else is here!! Just us, the family that owns the place and their workers. It's like visiting friends and hanging out with them. If this isn't on anyone's bucket list, it should be!
  15. South Africa

    I'm so excited! Tomorrow my husband and I leave for 10 days in South Africa! It's been on my bucket list for years, but this year on our 20th anniversary, Chad surprised me with this amazing trip. We will be going mostly for him to bow hunt, we debated bringing my bow with so I could hunt too, but since I've only turkey hunted since I got my bow last year, we decided it'd be best for just him to hunt. We will be at www.africanbarefootsafaris.com and they are mostly focused on bow hunters. There are only 3 huts for people to stay in so it's going to be very personal and focused on us! Just wanted to share my excitement!!