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Old 09-19-2012, 05:00 PM
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matt, overall, how did you like africa? I personally have never had a desire to go on a safari and if i hunted anywhere besides my own farm it would be saskatchewan first and texas second. I was just curious if you loved it more than you like texas hunting or if it was one of those things where once was enough. Had you always wanted to do africa?
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in Africa when you kill any animal the ranch keeps the meat and the hunter gets the hide and skull. when we were there we ate meat from hunts before us so we did get to try different animals. everything we had tasted very good. i think thats a good way to do it though. if i would have got the meat of the animals i would have donated it to a village. they waste nothing over there and have plenty of need for food.
That's good to hear, Matt. You and Joey have some great trophies there, I'm sure he will remember this trip for the rest of his life!

And I agree with VCU, nice to have you posting on your blog again.

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The racks on those animals are very impressive.
Knowing Mike, that's *got* to be a double entendre.
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I didnt realize those animals were quite that large I always though Zebras were smaller then that.

They all had some very strange antlers and tusks indeed
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For my equipment, I used a Browning Medallion XBolt, chambered in .300 Win Mag. I shot a Barnes 180gr, all-copper bullet and I topped it with a Nikon 4-12 BDC reticle. Joey shot a Browning Micro Midas XBolt chambered in 7mm-08. He shot a Barnes 120gr, all-copper bullet and was topped with a Nikon 3-9 BDC reticle.

The Browning gun shot great, the Barnes bullets did their job well; but to be real honest I could not have done the trip without the BDC reticle. With those animals moving close and then sometimes running away, if my guide could get a range on them I could quickly look down and see what reticle to put on them.
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in Africa when you kill any animal the ranch keeps the meat and the hunter gets the hide and skull. when we were there we ate meat from hunts before us so we did get to try different animals. everything we had tasted very good. i think thats a good way to do it though. if i would have got the meat of the animals i would have donated it to a village. they waste nothing over there and have plenty of need for food.

So did you keep the hides and skulls?

That's gotta be quite the souvenir for your son if you did!
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Awesome pics and great hunting! I love the respect true hunters have for the animals. waste not and honor the animal. Great memory for you and you son for the rest of your lives!

Now when are you going CAGE HUNTING!!!
I know a couple numbskulls whose hides I like to see you kick!
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MiddleEasy.com just picked up the story:

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If you open up a bag of Black Forrest Gummy Worms, you will notice that each worm has a smile on their face. These worms grew up with the knowledge they were going to be stuffed in plastic bag and consumed at corner stores. People are going to sink their teeth in their little high fructose bodies and rip them to pieces in the name of a late night snack, and these worms are happy about it. I can only imagine that from birth, the greatest honor that could be awarded in their culture is to be digested amongst their fellow worm. The purpose of life can only be equated to the one true thing you want to achieve. If you're reincarnated as a Gummy Worm, be the most edible piece of candy in the bag. If you're an alcoholic, be the best alcoholic you can be. Live up to who you are is all life asks of us. That's why while we don't necessarily condone Matt Hughes hunting animals, we're not mad at him. Although, I'm sure PETA will not like a recent pictures Matt Hughes published on his website of his big game hunting in Africa. Check out the pictures below.
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Africa's always been at tha top of my list.
Hunt of a life time right there, thanks for sharing.
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