Going for my first my ZEBRA hunt....

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  1. EDD

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    Howzit guys.
    Hold thumbs for I'm about to leave on my first Zebra hunt....
    Will post the results when I come back, hopefully the nerves will calm down & the results will be positive!!!???
     
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    I never thought I would hunt Zebra.
    I did this time around.

    You are right to be excited. Sometimes they are easy, most times they are cunning and wiley beests.

    Good luck.
     
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    best of skill to you edd
    don't forget the pictures and a neat write up on your return
     
  4. EDD

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    Sorry to disappoint you guys, but my hunt did not went very well... its not that I did not try, trust me, I walked & walked & stalked & stalked but to no avail... Lesson 1 learned: Zebra are very hard to hunt!!!!
    Another thing that contributed to my failed hunt I think was the cold!?? But that is no excuse!
    While stalking in the bush on my last day we came across a fresh kill on a young wildebeest made by a leopard. This was radioed in to owner of the ranch & he gave me the green light to hunt this Leopard seeing that he did have a permit. After negotiating a price & discussing strategy I was suddenly hunting Leopard.....!!!! WOW!!!! We build a blind & occupied at around 2 in the afternoon & the waiting game began! At around 3:45, guess what I saw....???? Two Zebra stallions strolling along about 30 meters behind the the dead wildebeest.... What to do!? Shoot one of the Zebra's or wait for the Leopard?????
    I decided to wait for Mr Spots! Wrong decision of course, for he never showed!!!! I was kicking myself that night around the camp fire! Lesson 2 learned: Take what the bush offers you!!!! None the less, its was a great hunt & it just made me remember that nature doesn't play by our rules...!!!!
     
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    hey EDD you should have tossed a coin when the zebras walked past , then you could have blamed it.....because if you had shot the zebra the leopard would probably have walked past after :biggrin2:
     
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    LOL, I hear Spike!!! Will keep it in mind the next time I'am struggling with a decision :thumb:
     
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    That is the way of it.
    Coin flipping has been good for me in the past.

    At least you got a Leopard hunt out of it.

    Next time, toss the coin. :)
     

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