Nice Waterbuck from Safari last week
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Nice Waterbuck from Safari last week
Took this nice waterbuck on safari last week. PH said it was the largest he had ever seen.
07-11-2011, 03:17 PM #2
- Member of SCI, SHAC, RW Guild
- Hunted Norway, Sweden, Poland, South Africa
Well, thats a nice waterbuck!The best hunt are the one in your dreams, the next best are the one in your memories.
07-11-2011, 03:17 PM #3
- Member of SCI NRA DSC life memberships
- Hunted Mexico, Namibia, RSA, Germany, Austria, Argentina, Canada
Nice waterbuck. How many inches?"We sleep peaceably in our beds because rough men stand ready in the
night to visit violence on those who would do us harm" Winston Churchill
07-11-2011, 03:23 PM #4
- Member of NRA, ATA, PITA, NAHC, NAFC, DU, TU, DSC, SCI, RMEF
- Hunted USA - Canada -Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Africa
i never went with a tape measure also..
A trophy is a trophy and you have a nice one...way to go...James Grage - New Mexico
Hold a steady Eye & Rifle...
"Very few of the so-called liberals are open-minded...they shout you down and won't let you speak if you disagree with them." John Wayne
The PH had one rule. Don't measure until the hunt is over. Reason for the rule is all of the bad luck he had one time with some guys who practically measure the animal before it had passed.
That said since it was the end of the hunt he used his hands and we both believe it is over 28". I am having PHASA measure it before it comes back. My PH believes it will qualify for a gold medal.
I did not go to Africa to trophy hunt..just being able to experience what a safari was all about was a trophy in it's self to me. I took some really nice animals not all book quality but 3 or 4 of them may make some level of status. Now it is in my blood and I wish I could go back next week! Thanks for the comment's guys. I'll try and navigate this picture posting process and put a couple more up.
07-11-2011, 05:09 PM #6
- Member of Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
- Hunted Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
Nice waterbuck, I would say he's about 28 inches...congrats!
07-12-2011, 07:52 AM #7
- Member of RFEC, RFETO
- Hunted Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West ), Spain
Nice buck, congratulations !
07-16-2011, 07:56 PM #8
- Member of NRA Endowment Member, NRA Heritage Foundation Member, NRA Youth Hunter Education Benefactor Member, New Beginners to Waterfowling Board Member, Anglers for Conservation Member
- Hunted USA, RSA, Canada, Alaska
- bigred has no Photos
This wasn't with Ibamba Safaris in Limpopo was it? I just returned from hunting with them last week, and we watched what our PH said was the biggest waterbuck he'd seen kill a smaller waterbuck just for walking in front of him. We all watched while eating our lunch. It was surreal. The big buck just lurched forward and gored the little guy. We weren't hunting waterbuck, but I tell you the ranch owner wanted that waterbuck out of there real bad after witnessing that. I believe it was the very next day that some other hunters came in there to hunt it, but we never heard anything.
07-16-2011, 08:10 PM #9
- Member of AfricaHunting.com
- Hunted Tanzania, Nepal, Canada,
Congratulations !!!! its a impressive trophy water buck you have taken ..
MonishITS NOT THE RIFLE BUT THE MAN BEHIND THE RIFLE
Well done 6mm
My biggest Waterbuck a 26.4", that is really a nice bull, I have seen a 32" WOW!Henk van der Walt
.17 CZ Slavia; .22 Obendorf Mauser; 6.5x55 CZ 550 lux; .303 BSA 1908; 9.3x62 Sabatti Rover 870; 9mm Para CZ 75
07-18-2011, 08:27 AM #12
- Member of S A Hunters and Conservation Association
- Hunted South Africa and Namibia
Thanks for all of the comments guys. Had so much fun I am planning another trip in a couple of years.
That is a very Nice Water Buck. You should be very proud of such a fine animal!!
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