Hello my fellow african addicts!

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  1. broncolcj

    broncolcj AH Senior Member

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    IMG_20140506_162410_993.jpg Greetings,

    Lars is my name. Just started responding here. Joined a few months ago, figured I'd share some pics from my latest safari to introduce myself:
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    Incidentally the young fellow with the vaalie is Ryan Pienaar, the PH who showed me that beautiful creature.
     
  2. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH Lars! Nice to have you with us!
     
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  4. broncolcj

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    Thanks! It's great to be here. Hopefully I will come hunt in Namibia in the near future.
     
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    Welcome. Those are some great trophies you got there
     
  6. broncolcj

    broncolcj AH Senior Member

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    Thanks! I had two really great PHs and one hell of a run of luck
     
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    Welcome to the posting side.

    Lars that is one hell of a run of luck. That Vaalie is amazing and the Bushbuck to boot.

    What's the story of the hunt on that Vaalie? Please….
     
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    That Vahl is INCREDIBLE ! Welcome ! Nice way to say hello BTW
     
  9. broncolcj

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    It was one of those things you hear about happening to other people but not me. It happened to me.

    We'd had a VERY successful hunt in KZN (see kudu and bushbuck) and had 2 days together in the stormberg before I switched PHs for the duration. There were quite a lot of vaalies around but few mature rams. Still we managed to locate a 8 incher. Trouble was he located us first. We worked him for a day and a 1/2 but he wasn't having it and we lost him. With nothing to lose but our sanity, we cast about a few other basins and saw a promising herd. After a round-about drive and a careful stalk, the ram wasn't what we hoped. Getting near dark we sat near the truck and glassed for whatever we could see. We saw 3 ewes milling about a small rock outcrop and for a bit it looked like we were done. Then Ryan saw an ear flick in some grass. The exact words were "Jesus, he's a Monster!" The longest 2 minutes I've ever had hunting commenced. First he broke cover at 360 yards on a full gallop. We hopped in the truck and drove towards the mountain he made for. I couldn't track them but Ryan never lost them. Somehow they stopped at about 250 yards from where we parked. I was not aware crosshairs could bounce like that. I was shaking pretty bad by now and took a shot right over his back. Unfathomably, he actually ran CLOSER. he stopped at 200 yards, proceeded to turn quartering to us and somehow I got my trigger pull right. Ryan said his legs flew right out from under him and that was that. Many beers that night to make the shakes go away.
    I am getting chills just writing this
     
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    Thanks for sharing those great photos and trophies ................. the only down side is that now I'm longing to return to Africa even more!
     
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    Amen to that. I am already booking 2 trips for next year myself
     
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    Welcome to the forum Lars! Those are excellent animals you have there. That bushbuck must push 15"!
     
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    Thanks! The guys think he's even bigger
     
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    Welcome and thank you for posting the pics. Beautiful trophies! Sounds like it was a hunt of a lifetime :)
    Congrats!
     
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    Welcome to the forum Lars!
     
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    lars welcome aboard, and may that lucky run continue!!
     
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    Larrs welcome and enjoy AH
    Seen my first vaalie last week
     
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    Great trophies sir! We all appreciate you sharing the pictures.
     
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    Welcome to AH, Lars, very fine trophies !
     
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    They are a beautiful creature aren't they?
     

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