Lion & Oryx in the Kalahari Video

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  1. Ardent

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    Kalahari Lion and Oryx / Gemsbok hunt, with some nice pics of my wife's from later in the trip, finally done editing the video. Unfortunately, hours of walking after tracks in the sand wouldn't hold one's imagination, so I only put in a couple clips of tracking to keep it interesting, but if you look closely you'll see the Lion tracks. Used a Merkel 140AE .375 H&H double rifle, the first shot would have been lethal but not immediately, tough shot with him mostly hidden. The second shot hit the tree as he did his aerobatics. He ran off and squat down under a nearby bush, we walked in a line half circling him and the last shot there was to his neck right behind the head, as he stared out at us from behind the bush, and he dropped there. The ranges are far closer than the fish eye gopro makes them look, if you look closely at the first shot you can see the lion aerobatics.

    The pics at the end are my wife's, some form Pilanesburg National Park, and if you pay attention in the Elephant clip there's lightning above them. Neat moment.

    Hope you enjoy.

     
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  2. James.Grage

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    Nice video and looks like some great trophy's

    Thank you for sharing.
     
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    Thanks James for the kind words, will try more videos from the same perspective, and perhaps a rifle mounted camera.
     
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    Did up a better video of the Lion portion alone in under 3 mins,

    [video=youtube_share;4VYOE-xRu5k]http://youtu.be/4VYOE-xRu5k[/video]
     

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