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#182313 - 08/03/17 02:06 PM Re: Mark Hampton's Dwarf Forest Buffalo [Re: Whitworth]
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Mark Hampton never ceases to amaze me, either with a single shot or revolver. He's truly hunted all over the world in some really remote places & taken so many different animals yet does it in a very humble manner, much like friend Ken O'Neill. Many of these hunts are extremely rugged, many times in steep mountains or rain forests, he does it the right way, his way. I like that! Great trophy Mark, congratulations! Another interesting fact is, his wife goes with him on many of these out of the way hunts!

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#182345 - 08/04/17 05:13 PM Re: Mark Hampton's Dwarf Forest Buffalo [Re: Mark Hampton]
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Mark, what a fantastic handgun trophy. Congratulations. Quite an adventure I am sure. One of the most remote places on the planet! Thanks for sharing it with us!
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#182491 - 08/10/17 07:27 PM Re: Mark Hampton's Dwarf Forest Buffalo [Re: billa]
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Congratulations!

Mark, how long is the barrel on your 375?

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#182492 - 08/10/17 07:44 PM Re: Mark Hampton's Dwarf Forest Buffalo [Re: jwp475]
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17.25 which includes brake. The late Ken French had the T/C Custom Shop make this barrel for me -- back in the day.

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#182531 - 08/12/17 10:03 PM Re: Mark Hampton's Dwarf Forest Buffalo [Re: Mark Hampton]
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Congratulations Mark!! You were definitely one of the handgun hunters that I looked up to back in the 90's and I still do buddy...you talk the talk, but unlike most, you walk the walk...Congratulations Again!!!

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#182537 - 08/13/17 06:48 AM Re: Mark Hampton's Dwarf Forest Buffalo [Re: Mark Hampton]
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If you don't mind, I think some of us would like more information on that particular exploit.

How was the climate? From what I understand, Cameroon is a tropical climate with heat and humidity. Also, I do believe there is the issue of malaria. So how did you deal with that?

What did you eat?

You hunted with the Uturi or what we call pygmies. What were there mannerisms? What was it like to hunt with them?

Thanks

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#182539 - 08/13/17 08:07 AM Re: Mark Hampton's Dwarf Forest Buffalo [Re: bigbore442001]
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bigbore442001, In a previous post I stated I hunted with the pygmies -- 40 miles from Congo. They don't speak English and I don't understand their language. Communication is a challenge but you deal with it. Yes, the rainforest is very hot and humid. I did not go in to detail on how difficult this hunt can be due to the climate -- and dense forest. You can't see 25 yards most of the time. And sometimes you can't see your feet!! Malaria meds were taken and yellow fever vaccination is required for Cameroon. This is wild Africa.

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