Hello to all,
As new memebers all are asked to introduce themselves, I thought about "What to say?" as a self-introduction a bit. It was while thinking about this that I realized: I'm getting old! The one desire that I have is to just pass on some of the knowledge and experiences gained in a hunting career that goes back for more than 50 years. Yes, I am older, by many standards, but still young at heart! My saying that I'm must be getting old stems from the realization that my son is grown and will learn little more about hunting from me. My grandsons are still too young to actually hunt themselves - even though they think so! At ages between 4 and 6 years old, they have already developed a strong desire to go hunting with Grandpa. Soon, very soon! So in these in-between years I want to pass on knowledge and experience to as many young hunters as poossible. I still remember how I longed for advice and guidance in my youn hunting days> gained much from my father, but longed for more! And I still long for more: I still want to also learn a lot about how other people in other countries and from other cultures do their hunting.
So what can an aged South African hunter contribute to the general knowledge of members and participants of The Stalking Forum? Certainly nothing about how to stalk deer in the UK! But I do believe that for some I can add value to your own knowledge by sharing some ideas about planning and budgeting for expenses associated with their chosen passion: Stalking, which we here would roughly translate to "hunting". In particular I can be of some value to those who are dreaming of stalking, or hunting, in Africa! But to anyone dreaming of stalking anywhere in the world I am sure that the knowledge gained while planning my own hunting trips on a shoestring budget can be of some value to your own planning.
But that is enough about me to start a few conversations?
In good hunting.