Discussion in 'Hunting Pictures' started by monish, Aug 6, 2010.
Jerome, Thanks for the new ivory posts. I don't know where you find all the great ivory pics. When looking at these it makes me feel I was born 75 years to late.
some more still roaming in beautiful places…
Zimbabwe May 17, 2013 92.4 pound and 91 pound tusks with 19 inch circumference.
Wow! I'd have to believe this would be in the running for ele of the year.
dukxdog, do you call Idaho home? If so, what town are you in?
Forest Elephants in CAR!
Elephant from Tanzania. 1,87 m 20kg
1,80 meter - 25 kg Elephant hunted in Tanzania
Hunting Elephant in Tanzania
Hunting Elephant in Tanzania
Big Elephant in Tanzania
A nice Elephant, 1,86 meter... Tanzania
Merci, Christophe, great photos !
World Record Elephant tusks stolen??
This is a stolen pair of World Record in Length Elephant tusks in Belgian Congo Center for Natural Science.
Someone know of this pair history??
Cheers from Spain.
Very sad! It looks like they were sawn off...
The plaque reads:
tusks, world record from an Elephant killed by Jean Bormans in Bwito (Kivu) on December 11, 1943.
the safe keep of this trophy was given to IRSAC by its' owner.
What a shame! There's also some measurements written on the plaque but I can't make out what it says.
Thanks for sharing 911!
Here is what I could find...
This great world record not too well known comes from the country of Bahunde, Cote Bwito. This is one of the largest and longest Elephant tusks in the world. This trophy is on exhibit at the entrance of the IRSAC Lwiro. The Monograph of the province of South Kivu, p. 66, says: "It was in Lwiro where was exhibited both ivory tusks which were the longest and heaviest to date. They came from an Elephant killed in 1943 in Bwito, in the current Virunga National Park (NB actually in the valley of the Upper Mweso, right bank) by a certain Jean Bormans (NB who lived near the main lake Mukoto of Kishali, Masisi). These tusks, unique in the world, measured successively 3.505 meters (11.499 feet) and 3.304 meters (10.839 feet), they weighed 68 kg (149.914 pound) and 61.5 kg (135.584 pound), they were stolen one after the other, in 1990 and 1991."
Then, the longest tusk of this pair was stolen is WR in lenght, because the Bronx Park in NY pair measuring max 3.48 m.
Yes, cut the tusks. The thieves left alone the nerve.
dukxdog, Fabulous trophy. Congratulations.
911, Thanks for sharing. They must have been beautiful tusks. Sad that they aren't viewable to the public anymore.
The bull in front had about 48" sticking out and this was the first group we saw. The bull in the back closest to the camera was about 20" at the lip according to the ph and was a shooter by everyones standards that he knew of including himself. However this beast was a one tusker and I wanted 2. So I passed them both up.
heres a pic of the bull I shot. for the hunt story go to http://www.africahunting.com/hunting-africa/11781-hunt-life-time.html
heres another long tusk big one I passed
heres some random bulls we saw and one of the two long tuskers that ran together. THey were so similar I cant tell you which was which. They were both pushing the 70lb mark
heres swamp bull. He was in the same spot in the same swamp every day, all day long.
and heres my bull before I shot him. When I shot him he fell and broke his right tusk at the lip. The video shows it all. Its pretty cool.
There were many other big bulls but I cant remember whos who. It was simply an amazing sight to keep seeing such big bulls
A PH friend of mine sent me a picture of a large bull he took last week
in the Deka Tail Safari area of Zimbabwe.
It weighed in at 101 and 82 pounds.
You don't get these guys every day.
Here is a picture of a magnificent Elephant just posted by AH Member TMS in the photo gallery it reads "88 lbs Mozambique Elephant"
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