A Lioness and a Klipspringer
We hunted the Kalihari region of South AFrica for our lioness and was it a hunt of a lifetime. A 50,000 acre concession 160 kilometers from the nearest town and at a dead end road! Talk about out in the middle of nowhere. I was fortunate enough to kill a massive lioness with a 42 yard shot. WE pushed and stalked them and they us for about 3 hours before my lioness stood her ground under an Acacia tree and let us know she was not happy with our prescence by repeatedly doing very low and loud and quick growls. The PH's with us told me she had a 99% chance of charging us. No time for nerves. We circled the tree to get a clear shot and she continued to growl and positioned herself for a possible charge by digging her rearend into the dirt. We finally found a small opening at 42 yards and I placed the shot exactly where my Ph said I had to hit her. She roared, jumped into the air, swappend ends and head away from us to our right. She only made it 20 yards before she began to wobbly and another 20 before she layed against a samll tree and took her 4 last breaths. Estimated weight was over 400#'s and nose to tail was between 10' and 11'. This was a massive animal and a hunt of a lifetime that I will never forget. Spot and stalk on teh ground and a long full paas thru one shot kill on a beautiful lioness.
I then got a chance to hunt the Waterburg Mountains and shot a very old, mature Klipspringer yesterday that is going to have horns pushing 5".
Very fortunate to have killed these 2 animals that are on opposite ends of the weight and size scale.
Hopefully we can get a Black Wildebeest on a spot and stalk this evening.