first time safari spiral horned antelope

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  1. Kenneth McMillan

    Kenneth McMillan New Member

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    I am wondering, what would be the best spiral horned antelope to hunt on a first time safari to South Africa, I'm thinking about a Cape Bushbuck but what other ones would be suitable.
     
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    Suitable? Best?

    Surprised you did not say Kudu.

    Bushbuck
    Kudu
    Nyala
    Eland.

    They are all unique.

    My first was an Eland, but I like them all.
     
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    Fully agree with Brickburn. All very special animals
     
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    Kudu is alway # 1 with me but any of them are very special.
     
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    Which ever one "speaks to you" the most. Kudu and Nyala would be my favorites, but the huge Eland and wary bushbuck have their fans as well.
     
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    No love for the lowly sitatunga.
     
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    Hey, he said South Africa.

    Sitatunga, Bongo, LD Eland, Mtn Nyala, I'm ready and willing.
    If you want to swap one of those out for the Vertebrae contest winning prize I'm good. :)
     
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    My first was a nyala. I've added a couple Cape kudu since then. I hope to add the Cape bushbuck in June, maybe eland if the opportunity presents itself.

    I would guess kudu is likely the first most hunters take.
     
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    Wheels GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    I think I was remembering this.

    http://www.africahunting.com/hunting-africa/6984-sitatunga-sa.html

    Obviously I wasn't remembering that it wasn't true.

    I thought it was a door stop contest.:headscratch: :biggrin:
     
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    I'll have to work on that door stop idea. Pretty good one.

    Sure,sure. My brain always goes to indigenous species first.
     
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    yup thats what happens when you can think up big words and then cant spell them coretcly....;) oops WRONG indigenous me thinks.........:whoo: got one over on the super computer :zen: person !!!!!!!!!!!!!! shit shot myself ...........:tongue: would delete but i have to confess to grey goose myopia..........yup wayne you were correct..:laughing::beer:
     
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    ROFLMAO!

    Indigenous (ecology), presence in a region as the result of only natural processes, with no human intervention.


    Grey goose wins! :)
     
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    Kudu was my first choice.

    If I make it back I want a Eland.
     
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    I'm going to get a Kudu and hopefully a Nyala this year when we go (if it all works out). Next year I'll add an eland in Namibia.
    Can't wait.
     
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    I love the Spiral horns. I've taken 2 Bushbuck (Cape), 2 Nyala and 2 Kudu. I'll hunt all 3 again when I go back.
     
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