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Had a great hunt in Australia! Thanks SAAM Todd and Kelly
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Hope all is well back at SAAM. Had a wonderful and interesting MuskOx hunt in Greenland. Made a perfect shot at 176 yards with my .375, it was a good stalk. Have been practicing all most every day with my .22mag. However I am worried about the Marco Polo, a guy we met on the Greenland trip said he had to shoot his out at 536 yards. So when I come next Spring I really want to focus on those 500 yard shots. That hunt is in December 2020. Somehow shooting a ‘gong’ at 500 yards does not translate into shooting an animal at 500 yards in my head yet. Best wishes to my SAAM family. Siri
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I came to the FTW/SAAM Course and left feeling better than I can even tell you. Outfitter says it’s been a long time since someone shot that well and he has hosted some of the biggest names in the industry. Literally every animal dropped where it stood. Thank you so much to you and your team, MC
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Hello FTW! It was a great trip. First buffalo was a good, fast stalk, got in front of the herd, about a 90-100 yds with the Lott. The Impala, a pretty long shot (for me at least, with a big caliber) with the 375, 225-250 yds. The second buffalo was a dugga boy in the thicker stuff, about 100 yds with the Lott. He was bigger, older, better horns, warier, and a much longer stalk, maybe about 3 hours. My thanks to you guys for helping me to get ready for those quick shots off the sticks! Hope everybody is well at the ranch. Best always, Raymond
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Wanted to drop you, Dave, and Doug (and the rest of the team at FTW) a quick note. Just got home from a Dall Sheep hunt in the North West Territory and took this amazing 11 year old ram....to say it was an incredible hunt would be an understatement! There is no question in my mind that without the training I have had over the years at the SAAM Course I would have NEVER made the shot...the ram was 458 yards away and the shot to distance was 426. I had to build my base in a bolder pile and could only get in the sitting position....used all the training from SAAM. This was a shot I would have never taken before going through the training with y’all but I had the confidence and there was no question I was going to execute....the round literally hit him perfect through the shoulder and I followed up with a second shot that also went right where it was supposed to (Doug, you would be happy - I didn’t even come off the scope). Thanks again guys....I don’t want to sound like a “cheap ad” for SAAM just telling the facts here of what happened.....the value of this course is absolute.....really looking forward to getting back out there in November!! Best, Joe
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Leopard Charge ! My SAAM training kept me cool under pressure while on safari recently. I was on my third try for leopard and using a pack of hounds to hunt Zimbabwe’s cattle killing leopards. We got in too close and the cat charged! Many thanks to Tim and Doug for my SAAM training that was incredibly valuable on this safari. It may have saved my life! Philip Glass
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Madison turned 18 today. Thanks SAAM for making it one she will never forget. Only needed her “first shot”
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Just got back from an exciting adventure in Russia. They do things a little different there, but the hunting is certainly not boring! The SAAM training helped me to stay calm and focused while charging after my bear. Loading the gun properly and safely is tough to do while running! Then being able to shoot a large bruin at a full bore run. I was able “To Fall To The Level Of My Training”. A very successful single shot kill. Thanks again and always for what you all do there at SAAM! Never in my wildest dreams would I be going on these adventures without the training you provide. Our Best to you all. See you in April, (again!) Don&Deb
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Two tough shots but thanks to FTW they were on. It confirms to me why I continue to come to FTW—getting on the sticks in a very quick moment, making a great shot, reloading quickly and instantly getting another one in him. There was NO time to “think” about what I was doing—it just came naturally. THAT would never have happened had it not been for FTW. Thanks everyone! Molly
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Been having a awesome time in Macedonia with our friend Klemens. Thanks to my friends at FTW!!! Larry B.
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Hunting in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal was truly a once in a lifetime adventure. Shot a Blue Sheep on Day 6 (350 yds), a Tahr on Day 9 (325 yds) and a Muntjac on Day 7 (220 yds). They all dropped in their tracks with one shot. Skills learned and practiced at SAAM Precision were key to me confidently making these shots. Thanks SAAM!! Kemp
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Thanks SAAM! Worked perfectly, 325 yards and a perfect shot! Patrick
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SAAM I had a great time hunting the Sierra Nevada, Ronda and finally Beceite ibex. My Ronda and Beceite ibex shots were at “reasonable” distances (under 300 meters), resulting in one-shot kills with my 270 WSM. However, I only had shots well over 500 meters for the Sierra Nevada ibex. Thanks SAAM!!!! Scott
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Tim and SAAM Team, You and your amazing team made this 400 yard clean kill shot possible with your school. No questions, I had no other shot and without your help this ram would have gotten away as there was no other approach to get a shot off. South Baja Desert Ram Hunt in the books! Jonathan
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Where do Ronnie and I begin to say thank you for the most unbelievable first safari a person could wish for? I thought it might be difficult for me accompanying and not hunting myself, but I must say I received more joy by watching Ronnie than any hunt I’ve experienced. And FTW is to be credited with his success. He took 11 beautiful trophies. His buffalo wound up being an old, old one with 40.5 inches and 18 inch bosses, very special animal. So once again , my friend a BIG THANK YOU to the whole FTW/SAAM Team!! Hope you and your family and everyone at FTW are doing great. Molly and Ronnie
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As a gun writer I’m blessed with lots of opportunities to hunt and shoot fantastic rifles on once in a lifetime hunts. This past week I hiked to within 650 yards of a 6x6 bull elk which was both cross canyon and very much up a 35 degree mountain in Idaho. I knew the dope. I knew my gun. More importantly I knew not to shoot because I also knew I wasn’t properly anchored or properly equipped to make a clean, ethical, one-shot kill on that magnificent animal. So I walked away. No regrets. FTW did much more than teach me how to shoot long range. It taught me how not to. Thank you for teaching me how much goes into such a long and challenging shot so that when my opportunity came I made a mature and ethical choice not to shoot. Jay Pinsky, Gun Writer
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The only shot I had was at 400 yards off sticks, well supported and felt great with all the sticks" training I have received at SAAM over the years starting 2010. I never would have attempted this shot without it, thanks SAAM!!! JD
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I just sent you a few highlights from a very successful Tanzania hunt. The second buffalo gave us a hard time, but all those drills at SAAM paid off and my PH and I handled a charge with no one injured, but lots of adrenaline. When it was over, we looked at each other and laughed. Thank you for preparing me for this contingency!!! Art
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Another great hunt out west, the SAAM training paid off once again! Don and Deb
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Had to write and say thanks. Just got back from Northern Nevada in the Ruby mountains on a mule deer hunt. Ended up being only one in the camp since everyone else tagged out earlier in the week. I get there and have 6 guides!! Long story short....a 480 yd shot rang true on the 5x4 Trump Buck thanks to you all. Trump was in Elko same day as we got him. No pressure felt even with....6 guides in spotters and video. Felt like I was filming a Nat Geo special!!! Thanks for that confidence! I didn't tell them that I had any instruction before the shot....by golly they all wanted to know about y'all afterward though! Again, I certainly appreciate the FTW schooling! 480 yds brought me more happiness than you can imagine on multiple levels. My gratitude is deeper than you will know for my time there. Best wishes...Doc
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Tim and I preach the FTW/SAAM gospel everywhere we go and our PH’s are always impressed. I always hear y’all in my head saying “squeeeeeeeeze” when I take my shots. Thank You SAAM Team! Tim and Gina
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Good afternoon Tim! Once again, thanks for all the lessons/ my time at FTW has transformed my hunting! Technique, discipline and confidence-a recipe for success! Look forward to seeing y’all in November! Ken
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FTW works, everyone should go to SAAM!! I hunted 8 days and I got in the last hour. Thanks SAAM!!! Dan
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I think that every hunter who is going on a hunt where a long distance shot may be required should take a SAAM Course. The rifles and ammunition get a lot better and the hunter has to keep up with it. Manfred
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I am just returning from an elk hunt and shot this nice bull at 430 yards. Thanks to my SAAM training I was very confident and managed to take him down with a single shot from my Blaser R8 .300 Win Mag.
Once again thanks for all your guidance!
Best regards, Eduardo
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SAAM pays off again! 225 yards and quick follow up after 4 steps and dropped on the spot! 6 Miles from camp so you know that fun. Great stalk from first sighting a mile away. Hard work. Huge payday. Mike
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Just returned from a great adventure in NWT. Dall ram at 425 yds, mountain caribou at 315 yds and wolf at 230 yds. Shots at the ram and wolf were over large rocks using a pack for a rest. The concept of Acceptable Reticle Movement came into play for both of these clean one shot kills. There is no doubt that the SAAM Precision Course has made a big difference in my shooting ability in real life hunting situations. Best Regards, Kemp
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Overcoming fear is one of the ways I got to the FTW Ranch. The real reason I went is because I was invited by a dear friend. However, I really wanted to know how to work a gun. I mean really work it, not have to think about it... know exactly what to do when I grabbed it. I had a slight encounter with a bear the summer before, and my weapon of choice was a ski pool, because I had no idea what to do with the gun by our door. I took my .308 to FTW I was scared of recoil. Go figure. When I closed the gate, leaving the ranch my tears fell in the dirt. I couldn’t be more grateful. I overcame a fear. My FTW Hunter is powerful enough to get most any job done I’ll ever need. When I carry it, it’s like having a friend with me. It’s like having my story with me. It reminds me how far I’ve come. I’m grateful for the people, the places and the things that help me along the way. Thank you to FTW ranch, Tim Fallon and the guys, for preparing my heart, my mind and my abilities for the most rich, deep experiences of my life. Sheila Larsson
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We’ve been attending the SAAM shooting school for many years now. The knowledge, instruction and professionalism we receive from attending these classes is phenomenal! I highly recommend that anyone that hunts or shoots attend one of the many classes offered at FTW Ranch prior to embarking on a hunt. You’ll be a much better hunter and shooter as a result! First class operation and first class personnel! Todd & Kelly
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SAAM Team,

Thanks again for the great SAAM training! I was able to take a great Stone’s sheep at 433 yards with one shot. I was also able to shoot my moose off sticks at 330 yards! The training works! Darryl

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Where do I begin to say another BIG thank you? Coming to FTW in May was exactly what I needed to give me the best shot opportunity on this huge leopard. Everything you all did gave me the confidence I needed. Also, many of the little tips proved to be invaluable at various times while hunting other game. I can’t wait to get back to FTW in one month. Thanks Tim and FTW!!! Lots of hugs, Molly
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This beautiful ram started at 387 yd's with a 60 degree incline and all the SAAM training paid off! Thank you for your support of the wild sheep foundation and the amazing help at SAAM! Ron
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See attached from my hunt in the NWT. I recall thinking of the steps 1. Build House 2. ARM, etc. Once I got into place the ram was bedded and I was able to build my house, got steady hold, sight focus, etc. It’s amazing how going through the steps just slows everything down a little to compose yourself to make an accurate shot. The caribou was a little different story as it happened fast on the last day but instinct took over and I still went through everything. Even stopped to grab a pack to rest my rifle on once it starting getting out a little too far. Took the sheep at 225 yds and the caribou at 350 yds. Just wanted to thank you for all the instruction and support that helped make this hunt successful. See you at the sheep show. Darin
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Having taken the SAAM course on four separate occasions has given me the skills and confidence to make kill shots in varied environments and distances on over 300 animals. Thanks Tim and staff for all your help!!! Dr. Greg Cheek
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I am so glad I was able to visit FTW last year as it helped me prepare for this hunt. Thank you SAAM!
Max Prasac,
Outdoor Writer, Author and Handgun Hunter

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Thanks SAAM and thanks also for all the help with the new card for this hunt.....39 3/4....9-10 year old....really happy with him. Joe
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"South Africa last week…13 stalks, about 14 miles of walking! I can’t thank you guys enough for the safari training! Your moving buffalo target... A LOT like the Real Thing! Look forward to seeing you all soon!" Michael Bane FLYING DRAGON LTD
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I just returned from my safari and wanted to share a few photos and say thank you for all of the training. Most of my shots were in the 300 to 400 yard range with about half of those off of sticks, including a kudu at 340 yards! I took 11 animals in total and except for the waterbuck, all were taken with one-shot.
My PH was very impressed with my training and I owe all of that to you and the team at FTW. I look forward to visiting the ranch again soon!
--Chris
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My latest adventure provided a great opportunity to apply some skills learned at the SAAM Precision Course. We encountered the Tur about 220 yards below us. The only option was a sitting position. Using my guide as a rest, I wedged my backpack between the ground, my right thigh and right arm to stabilize, the training on improvising shooting positions and the concept of Acceptable Reticle Movement made a huge difference in me being able to confidently make this shot. Thanks SAAM!
Kemp
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FTW felt like time with Family while honing my shooting skills during the SAAM Precision course, thanks FTW!
Renee H.
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SAAM Training is an absolute must for anyone going on safari. I made this shot at 250 yards off sticks. Larry C.
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The April SAAM Safari class was a great help, thanks SAAM! Carl
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Thanks SAAM for preparing me for this hunt!Tom
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The folks at Manuka Point are very impressed with the rifles and our shooting abilities. Thanks to HCR Accurizing and SAAM Training we made great, confident shots! And not always in ideal situations. Thanks again to you guys from Deb and myself.
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Thank you FTW/SAAM!!! Just returned from a very successful South Africa hunt and shot like a champ! Four of my animals were shot at over 200 yds.off of sticks, There is no way in the world I could have made those shots without the SAAM school!!! Dr. John J.
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Thank you and everyone at FTW Ranch for the excellent training so that I could be successful on my wonderful African safari! My PH at Jan Oelofse Hunting Safaris in Namibia guided me to take the impala, a springbok, a blue wildebeeste, and a Hartmann zebra. At the final dinner he toasted me, saying thank you for taking the course at FTW! He was clearly impressed and I am delighted. Now I am thinking about my next safari. Barbara
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The SAAM Training paid off again, thanks FTW! McKenzie and Lewis
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At the SAAM Safari Course I gained the knowledge and confidence I needed to go after this massive old duggaboy! I made a one shot kill off sticks at 60 yards! Thank you to the entire FTW.
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We’re at the ranch this weekend and mom has been teaching Wyatt the proper prone position! He’s almost ready for training😉😉 Sarah
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Where do I begin…the FTW SAAM training has changed my life. I am what you would call a “new hunter” only for the past seven years have I begun this epic adventure. I chose to start out doing what I consider the “right way” - learning from the best! The FTW teaching staff have brought me from a novice uneducated hunter to now being able to accomplish what ever goal I set for myself and the confidence to know I am ready. I could not have been so successful on all of my world hunts but most especially on this recent mountain goat hunt in Alaska had it not been for the exceptional teaching and training I received from FTW. These guys go above and beyond to help me learn and grow as a hunter. Not only was I prepared for any distance shot - I was prepared for weather, steep terrain, and wind conditions, and they even helped me with the mental side of being prepared, and I knew my equipment was in perfect working order to make the one shot kill. Thank you again FTW SAAM! With kind regards Margaret
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To Everyone at FTW; It is a humbling experience to find out how much you don’t know. When I first came to FTW, I was pretty sure I knew how to shoot a rifle. Turned out I was wrong! Thanks to you guys, I am not only a much better rifle shooter than I imagined myself to be, but I am a significantly better hunter. To any hunter (or shooter) who wants to take their long gun game to another level, I unconditionally recommend a stay at FTW Ranch. Not only will it be a great learning experience, but you will find lifelong friends there. Thank you. Michael
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Thanks to my SAAM training, I didn’t think twice about setting up for my shot when this bull was spotted on the next ridge 475 yards away. I am both a competent and confident huntress because of what I have learned attending your various courses over the years. I can’t wait for my next visit to FTW!Gina
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I just wanted to write you to tell you thank you again for the wonderful course this spring and for your involvement with the WSF. I was able to put some of my training to use on my dall ram after we ran out of terrain for cover at about 420 yards. The shot was fairly steep uphill and hit perfectly. The entire hunt was fantastic, and I was also able to take a caribou. Hope all is well in Texas.-RileyPhotos taken by Foss Media/Adam Foss
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Had an adventure of a lifetime hunting Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goat in British Columbia. Did complete my Grand Slam of North American Wild Sheep and also harvested a large, mature Billy. Sheep was 420 yards, goat was 390 yards. Even though the first shot at the goat was a perfect shoulder shot that would have dropped a sheep in it’s tracks, it took two more to anchor him for good. All the practice with follow-up shots at the FTW Ranch really helped.
Best Regards, Kemp
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Last week I went to Coahuila Mex. chasing an Aoudad, I got really lucky because I found it pretty early on the hunt, but I wanted to show you the picture of the animal, I shot it at 375 yards with wind compensation and it was a perfect shot!! Again I can´t be more happy and grateful with you and all the team, taking the course was one of the best decisions I have ever made :) Thank you so much!! Santiago Holschneider
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Before going on your dream hunt, that once in a lifetime experience, you should come to SAAM to get ready and prepare. There is nothing better than SAAM for preparing for that big mountain hunt, for when you go and do it, you feel confident for that dream shot! Lic. Humberto Enoc Cavazos Arozqueta
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SAAM training is a must! It has given me the confidence and the ability to hunt big game successfully around the world. The instructors are phenomenal and the facility is first class. Kelly G.
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