What Others Had to Say
about Kalahari Hunting News...
|THANKS tons. I really like to read about your piece of heaven on earth. Best of luck to you and yours always.|
~ Craig Mangus
|You are so blessed to know God in such a unique way and to be in such a remarkable location doing what you love to do. I have now finished all of the back issues of your newsletter so I must wait with bated breath for your next publication that is so tastefully written. You have many gifts Michael and you are blessing more of Gods people than you can possibly imagine not only with your hunting expertise but also with your writings. The Bible says to whom much is given much is expected and you are surely filling your role. Thank you for the experience that many of us will never experience ourselves. We do live them as we read your experiences. I too was a avid hunter killing over 69 deer here in the woods of Western Pennsylvania. I know the sweet feeling of the animal looking where they thought you should be while you have out flanked them for the success of the hunt. My health does not allow, or I would be booking with you right now. How I would love to meet and spend time with you and your family. May God continue to bless you Michael and may you continue to realize how much He is. Until we meet in Heaven.|
~ Pete, USA
|Thank you for your letters and your Faith. A little more information about the clients weapon and cartridge would be enjoyed. |
~ Raymond, USA
|I've quite enjoyed Michael's story of the jackal hunt! Can recall the adrenaline rush - which I've probably shared with some of you previously - on the back of his late father-in-law's Land Cruiser, chasing wildly after a couple of kudus with a loose spare wheel hopping up and down at (my, 10? years of age) shoulder height. But what the heck, we were closing in for the kill, just to see the fence /kampdraad once again forcing us to first GO for the nearby gate before continuing the pursue. Can't remember if we killed any kudu that day, but I'll never forget the hunting fever/bokkoors getting the better of all the boys - big and small! Most of all, thanks for a wonderful testimony on fathership - that one hit me between the eyes, or rather - right through the heart!|
~ Alwyn, Namibia
|I DO NOT KHOW TO TELL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WHAT AN HONOR IT IS TO KNOW YOU ALL AND HAVEING SEEN THE KALAHARI WITH MY EYES AND YOUR FAMILY'S EYES THAT CAN SHOW YOU THINGS YOU DO NOT SEE.YOUR NEWSLETTER IS BETTER EVERY TIME. I GET ONE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.I WANT YOU TO KNOW I WILL RETURN. PLEASE TELL MIICHAEL I APPRICATED HIS CALL IN MY TIME OF GRIEF OVER THE LOSS OF MY WIFE.|
~ John, USA
|HI folks! Your stories are great, also your hunting pictures. Thank you from an old hunter. Keep up the good hunting until we meet again.|
~ Dean, USA
|Always very informative and it is a joy (as a former South African farmer's boy) to share the wonderful experiences of nature in the most beautiful continent in the world... Africa!! Thank you again Michael, Tienie and Maria for pleasant reading!|
~ Christiaan, UK
|The story from Michael about thinking like the Predators and imparting this generational knowlege to Jan-Hendrik; his son, took my breath away in wonder for a Father's pride and love. The people of the Kalahari are a special people and I have a great pride to count them as my friends.|
~ Steve, USA
(The feeling is mutual, Steve. Thank you!)
|Great Issue. Marvelous Photo's. Congrats with the nr. 2 Gemsbok. My 8 year old son shot his second Duiker at Uitspan last week. He coocked it last night! Delicious!! Wonderfull experience for the whole family. Can't wait to return to Uitspan. |
|Really enjoyed your newsletter. Especially Michael's sweet and sour article. Also liked Maria's write-up about the bat-eared fox. Everything else was also great including the meditation at the end. Wishing you a great hunting season.|
~ Allen, USA
|I appreciate your comments on sweet and sour hunting. I hope we will be remembered on the sweet side and we will always remember the excitement of the Kalahari. My hope is that I can see it and your family again. Thanks for the pictures.|
~ John, USA
|Great writing and great photos!!|
I appreciate the time and effort that goes into the creating of each Newsletter.
~ Stephan, USA
|Thank you so much for all the Newsletters. I enjoy it tremendously. I can see that it takes a lot of hard work and effort... thank you for that!|
~ Philip, South Africa
The Photo of the Sunrise is Glorious!! I have it on my computer at work; everyone loves it!!
~ Steve, USA
|Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your newsletters. I pass them along to friends and family who love the outdoors and hunting. Keep the email coming and have a good new year. Thanks.|
~ Dennis, USA
|I liked the article on the Desert Dwelling Namibian Elephants.Thank you Maria for the article about the Porcupine. Do Namibian Porcupines eat tree bark, or what?|
I like how the Newsletter follows the Seasons in the Kalahari Desert.
I can not wait to go to the Kalahari!!
~ Steve, USA
|I was reviewing your web page (again) and I could not help but say what a wonderful family you all have! You should be very proud of what you have accomplished and the great joy that you bring to so many others. You are truly special people and Barbara and I are very fortunate to have met you!|
We hope to see you again some day!
~ Ernie and Barbara, USA
|Maria, I want you to know how much I enjoy your info on the animals. I am looking forward to our visit in April. GOOD WORK!.|
~ John, USA
|I was fortunate enough to be invited on a hunt to Uitspan Ranch in 2007. When I got back, I started to make arrangements to return in 2008, this time with my family. |
When we left Uitspan after our 2008 trip, my children asked why am I so quiet, and I realized it is not only because I dwell on the amazing time we had on the farm, but because I realize that it will now be another 12 months before the workload in my office will allow me to return. The only way I could explain this feeling to my children was to tell them how I felt as a schoolkid, when I had to go back to the hostel on a Sunday afternoon after a nice weekend at home.
It goes without saying that we are already planning our hunting trip to Uitspan for 2009.
~ Anton, South Africa
|I eagerly look forward to the Kalahari Newsletter every few months. I particularly like the humor, the spirituality, and the information on hunts and animals it contains. The last Newsletter had a great and funny picture of Michael and that little lady; it was SO funny. Also I like how your young daughter is learning about the Kalahari and writing about it.|
~ Stephan, USA
|You do a fantastic job with your website and your newsletter. I'm proud to be featured in your newsletter. Thanks again.|
~ Roger, USA
|What an excellent newsletter! I look forward to receiving every issue. You have a tremendous amount of great information here. Great to see you put in the references to your faith also. My wife and I visited Africa for the first time last year for our 30th anniversary, and I would love to visit you.|
~ Terry, USA
|Love the newsletter - very informative and interesting. |
I have been forwarding it all morning to everyone we know!
~ Duke and Terri, USA
|Your newsletters are fantastic! Keep up the good work.|
~ John, USA
|Good work on the newsletter! Remarkable pictures too! |
Wish we were able to visit!
~ Angie, USA
|We look forward to each edition of the Kalahari news and enjoy it, so keep it coming.|
~ John and Pamela, Australia