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    Those poor birds didn't stand a chance against those baboons.
     
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    A very happy chappy....

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    Give those Egyptian Geese credit for not backing down. I would have guessed that the baboons would have caught one of them as well.
     
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    A narrow escape! :nailbiter:

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    What would that approximate distance be?
     
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    :laughing: The further the better is my guess, I still haven't been able to shoot one.
     
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    I hear you Bob, I'm in the same boat.
     
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    Would one have a chance at, say, 600 yards?
    I compete high power rifle at these distances with open sights prone so with a scope I might have a good chance if able to shoot prone.

    I've read here how smart they are and reports say they can distinguish between a rifle that is held up ready to fire vs. one that is not.
    If one from a group is hit, even from a great distance, do the others scatter?

    Oh I know just try it and find out...:sharpshooter:
     
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    From what I have witnessed; At the shot they disappear like ghosts...
     
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    So true! they don't linger around or investigate a fallen comrade--they just scatter with the speed of lightning!

    From a safe distance they will then talk to you in foreign languages and show you all types of hand signals! lol:thumb:

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    With our 'normal' baboon set-up for longer distances [.280 with special 150 gr hand-loads and a scope turned to max 6 x] about 400 m is the max distance that we feel 'safe' to give a reasonable chance for a kill shot, taking the swirling wind over that distance and also many times the mirage also into consideration.

    With a better/more specialized rifle/bullet/scope combination, [and a lot of practice at these distances before hand ,600-1000 m] you can definitely push the distance envelope some more! [ I've done it a couple of times in my younger days!] But, as I've said, then we start talking specialization and expert long distance marksmen-ship. Not your average hunting rifle zeroed at 100 m [Bushveld conditions] or plains-game rifle zeroed at 200-300 m.[+ ?]



    Baboon hunting definitely brings a different hunting aspect, skill and thrill/experience to the table , and once you are 'hooked' you will probably start to do the bank balance maths for a specialized rifle set-up!

    There are certain places though where you can still hunt them at lesser distances if the conditions are in your favour, for example , when i were waiting in ambush with my spear on my recent warthog hunt, and before i started with the final stalk, some unsuspecting baboons out of a foraging troop came to within 22 m from me! I don't know if they would have stood still if i had a rifle with me and moved it to my right to took a shot!
    As it was,it was a wonderful experience to have 'fooled' them with my camouflage till they were that close. It can be done with a lot of patience and luck and being at the right place at the right time!

    To all my [overseas] friends who have not done so before--next time during your safari you must definitely give baboon hunting/sniping a try i! :thumb:;)

    Good hunting!
     
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    That'll sure make it harder. Heck, I can't blame 'em...it's exactly what I'd do if, say, the guy standing next to me suddenly keeled over from a gunshot.

    I asked about hunting Baboon on my recent trip to Namibia. Guide told me they were in the mountains and only venture to his place when it's been vacant for a while. So it wasn't practical for me to go after them.

    I then got an ear full about the measures they have to take against them: electrified wire around the roof, covering glassed areas etc... They must truly be a horror.
     
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    :laughing::monkey::big grin:

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    Just aan add tot he babon thread.

    I mounted a baboon a couple years back, killed near the Orange River in Namibia b my Friend Ken, I even made the jaw set we used.
     

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    that is a monster!
     
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    The sweet and innocent.....

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    Rude old bugger!

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