Walden & Bork encourages you to log onto the new DSC Daily, www.dscdaily.com, the new daily magazine prepared and edited by our long-time outdoor writer friend, Gayne Young. If you would like to contribute your hunting story, a game skin leather story, Dallas Safari Club story, feel free to send your stories and photos to Gayne. Dallas Safari Club's DSC Daily brings you fresh stories of interest every day, about hunting, about PH's, about new products, as well as general interest outdoor information. Writing guidelines and Gayne's contact information are posted on www.dscdaily.com. Dallas Safari Club is a dynamic club of serious hunters. Their annual convention and exposition, held each year in early January, is the finest hunting marketplace on the planet. If you have never been, plan to attend this year. In the meantime, check out DSC Daily.
American Tanning & Leather Company: www.amtan.com, located in Griffin, GA, is the premier alligator and crocodile tanning company in the US...possibly the world! We have seen dozens of beautiful hides comes through over the past few years that had been expertly tanned, many of them in American Tanning’s glazed finish, that were stunning. Contact American Tanning for all of your alligator and crocodile tanning needs. Please read their instructions under “Contract Tanning Instructions” , and print off the “Hide Care Tips” before you go gator hunting. If you have questions call Misty Pitts, or email her at email@example.com, 770-228-4433 ext 20
Paul Stones Safaris Africa: www.pssahunt.co.za
Paul Stones Safaris Africa is a safari hunting company that has been in business since 1991. Over the past 15 years they have established a very high standard of client service...repeat business of over 98% bears testimony to this. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Paul Stones Safaris Africa conducts hunting safaris all over the African continent. Continuous monitoring of areas throughout, give Paul Stones Safaris Africa the edge in knowing exactly where to go for the best possible success. They do not own properties but have some of the finest concessions in Africa available to us. Whether you wish to hunt for plains game in South Africa, track down the elusive Giant Eland in the Central African Republic or take your first Cape buffalo they will cater to all your requirements. Paul Stones Safaris Africa will arrange your hunt from start to finish. With meticulous precision they will get you into the bush and upon the completion of a memorable safari, back to your home and loved ones!
Jofie Lamprecht Safaris: jofielamprechtsafaris.com
Jofie Lamprecht is a Namibian Big Game Professional Hunter, leading both plains and dangerous game hunting safaris. He and his wife Monica own and run Jofie Lamprecht Safaris, conducting safaris that are custom-made to fit each and every clients' dream of their African Safari… whether it be their first or 10th safari. Born in 1979, Jofie was raised in the hunting safari business world, in the bush, under the tutelage of his father Joof Lamprecht. Jofie shot his first Oryx at 5, sat in his first Leopard blind at 6, and harvested his first Cape Buffalo at 12 years of age. Jofie's Professional hunting experience includes 10 years of professional hunting experience in Namibia; he has been a fully licensed Namibian big game P.H. since 2007; did his dangerous game experience, as well as conducted several safaris to Tanzania in 2006 and 2007; he also holds a P.H. license in Mozambique; has been on the Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) executive committee for a total of 5 years, and was elected NAPHA Vice-President in 2006; Jofie's articles and photographs have been published in many magazines throughout Africa and America (list available on request). Jofie is proud to uphold the traditions of ethical and fair-chase hunting done on foot, a passion that he takes very seriously. He is in incredibly good shape, and loves hunting all of the terrain challenges Namibia has to offer, from flat desert to high mountains. He works very hard to get the hunter closer, etching each hunt indelibly on his clients that become friends. Jofie leads many dangerous game safaris each season including Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, Crocodile and Hippo down to plains game species, including Cheetah. The age of the trophy animal is always the primary objective, along with the experience of the African safari. Jofie's clients also hold many trophies that are in Namibia's top 10 of all time, and are very high in record books around the world. Jofie is also an accomplished photographer. As a natural progression of his love of nature, photography became a new found passion in his life. On photographic safari, Jofie can either take photos for you, or give you daily lectures and instruction to sharpen your photographic skills. With his patient instruction, and knowledge of wildlife, Jofie gets his photographic enthusiasts the shots they want, while helping them become better photographers and learn to understand their subjects. Jofie and Monica put together specialized photographic safaris to include wildlife, African culture and scenic according to the clients requirements. Jofie’s photography has been honored by being published in and on the cover of most of the fine hunting magazines and publications around the world, as well as having his photography used in high profile company advertising under the name of Jofie Lamprecht Photography. One of his most famous images has been used in the black and white advertisement of a Cape Buffalo for Krieghoff International Inc. Find Jofie's photography portfolio on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jofie-flickr/ Jofie is a dynamic and outgoing man who enjoys every aspect of the safari business. He especially enjoys sharing his knowledge of his country, the wildlife and environment with hunting clients. He has a special place in his heart for sharing all of this with children that come to hunt with him, and has a certain patience with them that gives all parents a gleam in their eye! Jofie is passionate about good wine and food as well as excellent standards of service, which fits perfectly with the safari life. Jofie lives in Namibia with his beautiful "Texas Trouble" - Monica - with their four Jack Russell Terrorists on the southern edge of the capital Windhoek, from where Jofie bases all his safaris. Jofie and Monica are both proud lifetime members of the Dallas Safari Club. Jofie is a delight to hunt with. Knowledgeable. Driven. As professional as they get! I can't wait to hunt with him again. Email Jofie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call his U.S. cell phone number (active January and February only) 214-886-4921, or contact Monica at 214-886-4941 (variable availability throughout the year).
Coenraad Vermaak Safaris: www.cvsafaris.co.za
Professional Hunter Hans “Scruff” Vermaak is one of the leading professional hunters of Southern Africa. Hans is currently Managing Director of South Africa’s longest established safari outfitter - Coenraad Vermaak Safaris that was started by his father, Coenraad, 42 years ago. Continuing the hunting legacy of the Vermaak family, Hans has hunted extensively throughout Africa and has built a fine reputation with international clients over the years. It all began on the family ranch “Vermaakskraal” in the thornveld of KwaZulu Natal, where many of his childhood days were spent in the bush, around campfires and accompanying his father on Big 5 and plains game hunts in South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania. After his schooling at Michaelhouse, Hans managed game ranches and guided international clients at the world famous Mala Mala game reserve. He also travelled and worked in the USA for a year during which time he spent 4 months in Alaska with Joe Klutsch of Katmai Guide Services hunting Brown Bear and working at the fishing lodge. Hans has been hunting professionally for almost 20 years having obtained his professional hunters license with distinction as the “Student of the Year” at the Goss Academy of Professional Hunting. He is a life member of the Dallas Safari Club, has served on the board of IPHA (International Professional Hunters Association) and is a life member of PHASA (Professional Hunters Association of South Africa). He has served on the PHASA executive for several years and has recently been elected President of this fine organisation. He is also currently a director of the PHASA Wildlife Conservation and Empowerment fund. Hans is happiest in the bush guiding hunts and sharing safari life with his guests. Fortunately his lovely wife Sarah and children Emily and Caleb share his passion for hunting and the outdoors. This will no doubt ensure that the Vermaak hunting legacy continues! Coenraad Vermaak Safaris is the longest standing professional hunting organization in South Africa. I have hunted with CVS several times and can attest to their motto, "Dedicated To Exceed Your Expecations." Your experience at the hands of their highly skilled staff will leave you in awe! Visit www.cvsafaris.co.za to browse the Coenraad Vermaak Safaris or email them at email@example.com.
Outdoor Visions: www.outdoorvisions.com
Bob and Betty Harper of Outdoor Visions’ videos depict hard core hunting action worldwide, from Africa to Asia to the South Pacific to North America. They offer the best of hunting on video. Check them out. Outdoor Visions is the premier source for realistic, action-packed, true to life hunting adventures worldwide on DVD. 100's of titles.
Thormahlen & Cochran Safaris: www.africatrophyhunting.com
Thormahlen & Cochran Safaris specializes in African safaris with a difference: They are one of only a few South African companies that offers free ranging trophy hunting in big game reserves! They have concessions as big as 156,000 acres and offer 42 species to hunt...from the smallest antelope to the biggest dangerous game trophy. Each one of their 14 concessions, situated in various provinces of South-Africa, host a variety of top quality trophy animals and are different in vegetation. Booking a safari with them will be a most memorable one! Contact details: email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
New Zealand Wildlife Safaris: www.nz-wildlife-safaris.com
New Zealand Wildlife Safari’s policy is to ensure that all clients requirements are personally handled to the highest possible professional standard. Terry & Glad Pierson, have operated New Zealand Wildlife Safaris since the company was first formed in 1978. Terry Pierson is one of New Zealand's most experienced hunting guides and one of the few who guide hunters on a full time basis. Since 1978 they have achieved 100% success for most species booked by hunters. Clients are encouraged to take the best trophy we can find at no additional cost. Most trophies taken score high in the SCI Record Book. Their clients always know the 'bottom line' before booking with them.
Specialty Leather Processors: www.specialtyleather.com
Jerry Bogart purchased Specialty Leather from former owner, Tom Eddy in 2012. Specialty Leather has been a tremendous asset to Walden & Bork’s customers, carefully tanning their game skins for optimal leather quality. Walden & Bork had an elk backskin that we wanted tanned a nice cranberry color so we could make up some samples. A call to Specialty Leather and they recommended that we go to Home Depot and select a color swatch that we liked and they would match it. They did! Specialty Leather Processors has vast experience with ostrich skins and other types of game skins. Fast turnaround and reasonable prices for high quality finished leather. No taxidermy tanning. Hair on tanning for domestic animal skins only.
W.C. Russell Moccasin Company: www.russellmoccasin.com
Russell Moccasin Company and I, (Richard Sanders, Managing Director of Walden & Bork), have enjoyed a tremendous 32-year association. Thirty two years ago I became Russell Moccasin’s advertising and marketing representative and later their director of marketing. I hunt and they make the finest hunting boots and shoes in the world. I also wear a strange size shoe...11 AA or B, (extremely narrow), depending upon the style. When I discovered that Russell Moccasin could actually make boots and shoes that fit my “needle shaped” feet, I was hooked for life. (And still am...I currently own at least 47 pairs of Russell's. Russell Moccasin makes the best, the finest, made to measure boots and shoes in the world. The good news is, they can make their bespoke, made to measure custom boot and shoe models out of your own game skin...if it is properly tanned and taken down to the proper weight, about 4.5 to 5 oz. leather.