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    Hi All,
    I did get a nice gemsbok with my bow last June 39.5 and 40.5 respectively.I just really like them I think they are very striking. I am grateful for such a beautiful trophy.It almost feels wrong to want more. Having said that where in Africa do they grow them big? Am I not being realistic? If you know where some monsters have been hiding let me know lol.

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    Try Kanana. Tom can hook you up with them. Here is a trip report from last year.
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    By the way your 40 incher is VERY good. That is considered the benchmark for a monster. Bruce
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    The female oryx have very long horns. Kalahari desert would be the place to find them. I intend to hunt them again, someday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenbear View Post
    Hi All,
    I did get a nice gemsbok with my bow last June 39.5 and 40.5 respectively.I just really like them I think they are very striking. I am grateful for such a beautiful trophy. It almost feels wrong to want more. Having said that where in Africa do they grow them big? Am I not being realistic? If you know where some monsters have been hiding let me know lol.

    thanks-Jerry
    Zenbear, I got a Rowland the same size as yours last time.
    I do not plan to stop chasing Gemsbok any time soon either.

    A trophy this size is amazing.

    I was lucky and will continue hunting Gemsbok, hope you do to.
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    Hi Zenbear

    If you got a male of 40,5 inches, you should be very happy.
    Biggest Gemsbuck on the planet is in Namibia.
    Happy hunting!

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    For sure 40.5" on a bull I compare to a 60" kudu, awesome trophy on a bull Oryx and one to be proud of for sure.

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    +1 For Jaco and if might add you are going to have a hard time beating that anywhere in Africa if it is a bull fantastic trophy.

    All the best of luck!

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    hi from Holland .. i have hunted all over africa and take various species , just from my views that iv seen is that in Namibia you get some huge gemsbuck. But i heard some SA breeders buy these bulls from namibia and they have good breeding success in RSA when i hunted in RSA in the northern cape, Kimberley area i saw the most gemsbuck i have ever seen and the biggest trophies wow !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiral Horn Safaris View Post
    +1 For Jaco and if might add you are going to have a hard time beating that anywhere in Africa if it is a bull fantastic trophy.

    All the best of luck!

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    Hard to beat indeed anywhere, agreed, no matter were you go... Especially on males.

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    A male 40,5" is a dream for any hunter

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    Hi Zenbear, did you shoot male or female gemsbok with that nice scoring horns?
    If it was a bull, well you probably made the assumption already??? Well done.
    I would say any where in the kalahari!! Is your best bet, either in SA or Namibia

    Good luck on your quest of finding that monsters
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    Got a 41 1/4" & 39 1/2" Gemsbok last July (2012) in the Limpopo area. During the same week and in the same area, my buddy got a 43".

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    Quote Originally Posted by gillettehunter View Post
    Try Kanana. Tom can hook you up with them. Here is a trip report from last year.
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    By the way your 40 incher is VERY good. That is considered the benchmark for a monster. Bruce
    +1 on Kanana. My goal would have been that magical 40" mark until I witnessed the abundance of trophies on Kanana.

    I got a real nice bull there in August that I never measured, as well as a very interesting non-typical bull.
    Tom got a nice non-typical at Kanana as well. There were several Super Cows taken this past season, many in the mid 40ish range and that's what I'll be looking for in May when I return.

    There's so many Gemsbok runnin' around there that you never know what you'll see. I hope to find one that's pushin' 44 inches, but I'm not too much of a stickler for numbers, and anything close will suit me just fine.

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    You have to be proud of that 40,5" buck.
    I have seen very very good gemsboks in the Kimberley area of SA (Northern Cape). I took a 43 " female last year.

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    some of the biggest gemsbok are found in the Kalahari desert in Namibia and to a lesser extent in Botswana
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    i also say the Northern Cape Kimberley area i saw loads there all over 40 " mark.. My friend just came back from Liam Urry Safaris over there and took a monster !

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