Took one, a Sable in Zimbabwe - missed a big Warthog! Hubby and our son, 9 at the time, were also hunting so got a nice variety of plains game.
I took 9 on my first trip, to the Limpopo region of South Africa: Kudu, Gemsbok, Limpopo bushbuck, Black wildebeest, blesbok, Waterbuck, and 3 Impala.
I went back 5 years later and shot a Buffalo and Chobe bushbuck in Zimbabwe, then south to Kwa-Zulu Natal for Nyala, Zebra, Common reedbok, Blesbok, and a Common Duiker. Then I continued on to the Free State and shot a Red hartebeest, Black wildebeest, a Common springbok, and a Mountain reedbuck.
Two years later I returned to South Africa and hunted 4 or 5 properties or concesstions from Kimberly to Port Elizabeth and shot a Cape kudu, 2 Gemsbok, a Tsessebe, a Cape Eland, 2 Steenboks, a Jackal, a Bontebok, a Vaal Rhebok, a Cape bushbuck, a Black springbuck, a Red Lechwe, and a Cape Grysbok.
I have booked a hunt starting July 1st in the Limpopo region of South Africa for Sable and some other plains game animals that have not hunted on previous trips.
I took 7 - my trip to the Limpopo area included: 2 impala, blesbuck, Kudu, Blue wildebeest, Gemsbok, and warthog. went back once more and shot 7 on that trip also.
I went to Namibia and in 10 days took 8 - Hartebeest, Impala, Kudu, Eland, Springbok, Gemsbok, Steenbok and a Mtn Zebra.
The hardest hunt was the Mtn Zebra, the most exciting was the Gemsbok taken in the Kalahari
managed 17 animals on my 1st trip.
like a dummy i passed on baboons and vervets . also passed on a mediocre red hartebeest that didn't quite excite me at the moment and i regreted later. outfitter didn't know that i wanted as many trophy warthogs as he could show me until the hunt was almost over or i would've shot prolly 6 or 8 more animals. while hunting bushpigs on a drive i had a fairly nice warthog leap over my feet while sitting at the base of a tree, ph watched and noticed i didn't even flinch and it was because i wanted to hang him on my wall and didn't know i could've nailed him until he was long gone. after a quick powwow my ph said i can have as many warthogs as i want. got 2 more after that.
( darn it ! didn't get my bushpig that trip. )
my advice to 1st time safari folks is to let your ph know your wishes and for ph's to inform your clients what game is available.
I took eight animals 2 springbock, 62in kudu, impala, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, gemsbock, and blesbock. Planning to rerurn in 2014 for mountain zebra, black wildebeest, warthog, waterbuck, and eland.
I have always been asked by outfitter or booking agent what animals I wish to hunt, so the PH know's up front what you want. Make it a point to again discuss this your first day out. If you have a certain horn size make this known too.
Originally Posted by pigslayer
I shot 7, springbuck, impala, mountain zebra, gemsbuck, waterbuck, kudu, and blue wildebeest, and just returned a month ago. Have already booked my next trip for 2013. And if I hit the lottery, I'll go back every year....
Between my son and I we took 15, kudu, zebra, gemsbok, springbok, grey duiker, impala, blesbok, and 8 warthogs (we were ordered to shoot every hog we saw and kept the two largest)
Took 6 in the Limpopo. Kudu, Gemsbok, Steenbok, Impala, Blue Wilderbeest and Warthog.
Been back three times since, going again as often as I can. This disease that is Africa is incurable, I'm certain of it.
Namibia in '08. Took 11: Kudu, Blue Widebeest, Gemsbok, Mountain Zebra, Kudu, Impala, springbok, warthog x 3, and a leopard. Hunted with Nolte near Omaruru in low-fence cattle country.
I took 6 animals on my first African hunt in Zimbabwe in 2010. Zebra, Impala,
Cape Buffalo, Blue Wildebeest, Waterbuck, and Kudu. What a great first trip!
I modified a 8 day - 8 animal package into a 10x10 and then went and shot 22 animals, including 2 each of Kudu, Zebra, Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest and Red Hartebeest, 1 each of Giraffe, Eland, Waterbuck, Impala, Warthog, Ostrich, Steenbok and Porcupine, plus 4 Black-backed Jackal.
Definitely the time of my life, and I rebooked there before I ever even really got started good!
I love me some African Safari!
On my first once in a life time hunts to Africa I took 9 on a 7 day hunt.
in 2010 in limpoppo myself and son kody took 21 trophies but kody lost 1x gemsbuck bull
so i suppose it only counst as 20 except to me as i was the cheque book
2x red hartebeast
3x gembok (less one)
and i learned a good lesson dont tell your lad that if the p.h says thats nice to shoot it
in the end we sent him in the bush armed with a camera to slow him down . our hunt was with dries vissar safaris and it was a 10 day hunt of a life time .
i should say it a life changing hunt, purely because my life hasnt been the same since
i forgot my favorite trophy
Limpopo last yr and i shot 6 - kudu, 2 gemsboc, waterbuck, nyala, impala. And went back this yr and shot 5 - sable, buff, kudu, impala, warthog. Planning the 3rd hunt in Zim for 2014..... I have the bug!!!!!
Seven for me.
1 X Black wildebeest
1 X Blue wildebeest
1 X Impala
1 X Springbok
3 X Blesbok
Nine for me
Blue Wildebeest x 2
Took eleven animals: Black Maned Lion, Common Springbok, Impala, Common Eland, Blesbok, Greater Southern Kudu, Gemsbok, White Springbok, Nyala, Blue Wildebeest, and Waterbuck.