Well, here it is – our 400th Episode. I can’t believe it’s been almost 8 years since we embarked on this journey. So, thanks to each and every one of you who tune into the broadcast. Whether you’ve listened to all 400 episodes or 4, I sincerely want to thank you.

That being said, Episode 400 takes us back to July and my first trip to South Africa. I’ve had a couple months to look back and reflect fondly on this experience and each time a twinkle comes to my eyes. Hunting with John X Safaris on South Africa’s Eastern Cape was everything I imagined and then so much more. Throughout this episode I will attempt to take you on that journey with me as I give a day by day account of what transpired on what I can honestly say was the trip of a lifetime.

Kudu is the #1 animal on most hunter’s lists. Mine was no exception. Glassing for these magnificent creatures in the mountains of the Great Karoo reminded me very much of elk hunting back in the states.

No matter the species, we spent a significant amount of time behind the glass. I love this kind of hunting and was pleasantly surprised by how much glassing we did.

The sunsets and terrain reminded me very much of the Texas Hill Country and even the mountains of far West Texas. Mother Africa wasn’t shy about showing off her vast beauty.

Everyday was an adventure and my warthog brought hunt home highest honors in that department. I still laugh when I think about my PH Carl Van Zyl saying “You wanted a rodeo, you got one now Cowboy!”.

The Lone Star Outdoor Show Africa Trip with John X Safaris is scheduled for June 22nd – 30th. Email me at lonestaroutdoorshow@gmail.com if you’re interested in joining me on this epic adventure!