First Hunt for 2013 Bontebuck

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  1. andriesdeklerk

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    I booked a hunt for a PH friend of mine late last year with somebody I have known for some time. The property is 3500ha with some nice species including the rare Cape Mountain Zebra. There is also a healthy population of bontebuck. I had no doubt that they would collect a fine example of a bontebuck. What I wasn't expecting is that they would shoot a record 16 3/8 specimen, ranking nr 3 in Rowland Ward. With this and the feedback that there are more very good quality trophies I could not resist the temptation to collect one myself. This will also be my first for the species and being collector, new specie is always welcome! I am very happy to report that I was successful in hunting the endemic Bontebuck, further more he is a peach for measuring in at 15 5/8 for the longest horn and
    with a total score of 43 1/4.
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    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    Congratulations on your first step into trophy hunting.

    You sure started with a fine species and congratulations on a fine trophy.
  3. andriesdeklerk

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    216009_1003544763689_4916_n.jpg 229086_1023631145836_3583_n.jpg Brickburn this is specy nr 43!
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    Just teasing Andries.
    I know you have been hunting for years.

    You are ready for a bigger trophy room though.
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    Nice trophy room!!!
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    Congrats on a very nice trophy! I've got a Bontebok on my 2014 wish list.
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    Congrats on a fine trophy I see this one is #43 way to go.
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    congratulations on that bueatifull bontebok he will look great in your trophy room .
    love that caracal
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    Congrats, taking 43 species quite a feat.

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