Papa and Tori's Adventure at Kanana
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09-14-2013, 01:53 PM #21
Last Day in Camp
Last day in Camp
JP had a treat in store for Tori, as we were done hunting, JP took Tori and I to a reserve about an hour from camp that had Lions. As we arrived at the reserve, we were the only one痴 there and JP lead us to an enclosure with 3 lions cubs in it, opened the door and we walked into the lion enclosure. Tori was allowed to pet the lions, and these were not real little lions when one she was petting grabbed her hand it its mouth Grandpa about had a heart attack. I could just see me having to face Tori痴 Mom, the lion did not bite down hard and no blood was drawn, I told Tori that the story sounded better if she just said a lion bit her while she was in Botswana; she would be the talk of high school and Facebook.
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The choice of the 300 Ultra proved to be a great one for us. Tori shot her Gemsbok and Eland with one shots kills, my Zebra, Kudu and Eland took a total of 4 shots, and none of our animals required any tracking after the shot. My two missed shot where one at 480 yards, the other miss was offhand at a Jackal, first seemed to hit fur but he didn稚 go down, follow up shot went over its back and it stopped one more time (we think it was sick) and the third shot put it away. Lots of practice made all the difference in confidence for me shooting off the sticks.
Gracy Travel and British Airways were also great choices for us flying out of Phoenix. The 747 s and 777 were very comfortable compared to the air bus flight of SAA, food is a lot better.
Kanana is spectacular, Tori did not want to leave, that is quite a testimonial from a 14 years old girl, and speaks volumes about the place, the people and the experience we had.
I went with high hopes for an unforgettable trip with my granddaughter; it was that and much more. A very successful hunting trip. A great introduction to traveling the world and hunting for Tori, lessons in other cultures, and experiencing nature as a non- hunter seldom does.
Special thanks to JP, Will and Morlan and the entire Kanana crew.
09-14-2013, 01:58 PM #22
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was wondering about mr lucky ,or not so lucky
another ghoulie chewer.
im a big believer in each to there own
but when theres so much meat on an animal like an eland (l would guess 270 kgs of tasty flesh )
l cant think of anything but WHY?
but hey I respect that
the girl certainly sounds like a great young shot
did Will look confused when rum gave him the full boot?
I never even fired mine until it had been braked.
sounds as though tori and your self had some fun out there at kanana with your new mates and took some great animals on many memorable hunts .
thank you for sharing your memories with us
Did you keep the piece of horn out of not so luckies neck?
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09-14-2013, 03:36 PM #26
Fantastic Report arizona and great pics. Congrats to you both.Enjoy life now -- it has an expiration date.
09-15-2013, 09:40 AM #27
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Congrats for a great family hunt you will both remember forever !
Thanks for sharing.
09-15-2013, 09:44 AM #28
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09-15-2013, 09:52 AM #29
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09-15-2013, 12:35 PM #31
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Memories of a lifetime. Thanks for sharing!
09-15-2013, 05:16 PM #32
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Thanks for the write up, Sounds like you guys both had a great time and we have yet another female hunter among the ranks.The journey is the reward.
09-16-2013, 12:10 PM #33
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I'm glad you took Tori with you! Awesome hunt and some great memories and pictures!
09-16-2013, 06:57 PM #34
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Brave granddad for letting Tori play with the lions. They don't look that small.
Enjoyed spending time with you in camp. Hope we run into each other soon.
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