Judging Giraffe

Discussion in 'Judging Trophies' started by enysse, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. PaulT

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    Great pics Louis.

    And there I was picturing you driving back to the camp with four long legs poking up from the back of the truck and a dirtly great long neck dragging on the ground behind !
     
  2. Spiral Horn Safaris

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    Thank you Paul!

    There are guys who put the whole thing on a trailer and I have seen a picture of one that they picked up in a TLB I just don’t want to move the animal around too much before we have the skin off, scared it will get damaged.

    Best Regards
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  3. enysse

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    I love the pattern on your giraffe Lori, very nice...would have liked to have gotten that one myself (lol).
     
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  5. Spiral Horn Safaris

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    LOL that one is classic thanks for posting it Jerome!

    Best regards
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    When we manage to get an Elk close to a farm we are very thankful for that type of help Jerome.
     
  7. Bushbuck

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    Great picture there Lori! hey that giraffe is pretty nice to..
     
  8. Ozondjahe Hunting Safaris

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    Process of setting up a Giraffe for trophy pictures

    Process of setting up a Giraffe for trophy pictures with the help of a winch...

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    Giraffe Trophy Photos

    Same Giraffe bull just some trophy photos taken from different angles and positions to give you guys some ideas for your trophy bull!

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    What an awesome thread!

    I wish I'd found this before I went on my first Safari, but maybe it's even better now since I'm sure that I appreciate it more.

    I have sure had a lot of those "non-hunting" types question my choosing to shoot a Giraffe... I don't even know where to start tellin' people like that why, so I really don't even try. I mean, "if ya have to ask..."

    I have enjoyed having taken mine so much that I want to do it again, and I don't even have my flatskin home yet. If I find one that appeals to me, which many in the photos in this thread have, I will gladly take another one.


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    Just want to share pics of a bull I saw in Zim twice, last year and 2 weeks ago. Very interesting bull, look at his head...
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    Also hunted one few years ago in RSA, mature bull, not as dark as others, but nice anyway...
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    That is one freaky looking Giraffe! Thanks for sharing Martin!
     
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    Shot one once probably won't do it again.
     
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    Did your ever get that giraffe? I have this dream of a shoulder mount, articulating head, lamp in its mouth. I have a few friends that think it a great idea, but the wife is absolutely against it. When I get the chance to take my first trip to Africa, I might accidentally forget to tell her it's arranged..:rockon:
     
  15. enysse

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    It's still on the list. I definitely want one. I have not forgot about it.
     
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    You have got to see the selection at Jerome's place.
    Absolutely bloody amazing. I mean selection.
    They must have the best habitat on earth for Giraffe.
     
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    My wife told me today, after linking her to the front loader picture, I'm still banned from bagging a giraffe. She says it can't come in the house! :banned: :nonono:
     
  18. enysse

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    That's too bad, I really liked your idea for the mount!

    I really think you will like zebra hunting. I love hunting them. I have received more than my share of hate mail for hunting them.
     
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    Talking to a buddy this evening....I think I should just make all my mounts into lamps! That'll teach her to stifle my dreams!
     
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    Sometimes you have to let it go and hope she lets down her guard as the years go by.

    As Norm said on "Cheers", women...pass the beer nuts".
     

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