June 30, 2010 – From Africa with Love

It would appear I have been hoodwinked or I’m just the victim of a bad situation.

I was informed today by my contact at Laing International that my shipment from South Africa containing the trophies collected during my last two hunts has been lost.

I can’t say this was a complete surprise. I had a devil of a time arranging the shipment with Highveld Taxidermy and the exportation arrangements with Professional Trophy Exports were painful too. Painful to my paitence and bank account.

I hope I see these again!

A blog reader who has his own firm for arranging trophy imports suggested maybe this is all due in part to the World Cup. That may be true and it may all sort out. I’ll keep you posted just in case you are planning an adventure there yourself.

In the meantime, most of today was spent shooting video and taking and editing photos for various projects. (I did sneak in a bit of handgun practice with a Kimber Crimson Carry.) I uploaded three articles today and must complete three more before I leave next week to build a new bathroom at my hunting camp with the help of my sister and Gunwriting Assistant.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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3 Responses to June 30, 2010 – From Africa with Love

  1. John in KS says:

    Did you ever get to hunt a lion?

  2. gunwriter says:

    Nope. Wishing but not holding my breath.

  3. Pingback: Day 30 – From Africa With Love Part II | EMPTY CASES

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