My son birthday Elephant a weekend to remember
This has been a great weekend spent with family not often accomplished this time of the year. My son who will be 16 in July had a early birthday gift presented to him in the way of a PAC Elephant that I had to attend to in one of my areas. It was a perfect scenario with the moon being pretty full so viability was good. With crop raiding Bulls you never know exactly which field they will be in or at what time. We were in one spot when the drums were being beaten and whips cracked in another area when we arrived at the field in question the villages had chased the raiding bulls out of their field even though it was explained that they were defeating the object. Anyway we could hear them breaking branches not too far off from where we were so I decided to follow the sound and look for them in the moon light. We approached the closest Bull to within 30yards after studying it a little and comparing it to other bulls nearby I decided it was the right Bull as it had broken and very worn Ivory compared to the others that were carrying decent Ivory which I would prefer my clients to harvest.I wanted my son take 1st shot , basically I backed him up instantly for insurance purposes as I did not want him to deal with a wounded and possibly lost Elephant on his very first opportunity for a Elephant which possibly he may never get again . I need not have worried too much as his shot was good but with Elephant and most big game a insurance shot regardless from who is not a bad thing especially in the moon light. I have attached several pictures of interest pertaining to this hunt, I hope the readers will enjoy this as much as I did.
Happy Easter to you all.