"When they allow a talk show host to play them like a two-dollar banjo, they demonstrate what kind of backbone they'll bring to the job later on, if we elect them. After they get elected will they continue to allow Jeff Crank to put a nickel in them and wind them up every Saturday morning?"

Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette

"There's a lot of talent there" - Shannon Fowler

"For a guy named Crank he's pretty affable" - Russ Latino

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Crank Family Safari in South Africa

My family had a wonderful opportunity to go on an African safari in late March 2014.  It was an awe-inspiring trip that I am so fortunate to be able to share with my family - and through some photos - with some of my listeners.  We had such gracious hosts in Chris Cawood and Mel from Southern Cross Safaris right outside of Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa.  You can visit them at www.southerncrosshunting.net.

Just a quick note for those who might criticize a hunt such as this.  These animals are all wild and hunted in a fair chase hunt.  All of the meat is eaten either by locals or sold at the market.  The skins are sold at the market as well.  The animals are put to a better use than the cattle that are eaten daily in the United States.

If you ever have a chance to go on a hunt like this in Africa, it is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.  I put these pictures on this site so that people can choose to see them.  I don't post them on Facebook or other social media outlets as people may be browsing and come across them.  I respect that not everyone would want to see these photos.  Surely, you can also respect those who do.

Jeff's Blue Wildebeest
Joel's Warthog

Jeff's Kudu
Jeff's Black Wildebeest

Jessica having some fun
Joel having his kind of fun
My "girls" at the top of the bottom of the world
Joel's Impala


  1. It looks like a good hunt. I hope that you have mounts made of your trophies.

  2. The Blog tells us the Adventure in Africa and they share the moments with their pictures along with the animal.

  3. The Blog tells us the Adventure in Africa and they share the moments with their pictures along with the animal.

  4. The moment their tails started 'wagging' was really when it was starting to get irritated - and also how dumb can those tourists be? They're wild territorial animals and not domesticated cats, kind of wish they got attacked. Thanks all. Best of luck.
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