SOUTH AFRICA: Back from 1st Plains Game Hunt in Limpopo

Discussion in 'Hunting Reports' started by jfowler812, May 20, 2010.

  1. jfowler812

    jfowler812 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    21
    Member of:
    SCI, DU, Delta, NRA
    Just got back from my first ever plains game hunt near Thabazimbi, Limpopo RSA. I hunted with Johann Combrink and Numzaan Safaris. Could not have expected a more awesome experience. Shot 7 trophy animals and can honestly say Africa has sunk her hooks in deep...already starting to look into Zimbabwe for buffalo......Here are a few pics.

    Cape eland - 36 1/2" 2 full days of stalking on foot culminated in this guy. Had 2 others in my sights but never clear shot with too many cows.....thankfully this one came along.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    36 1/4" bull

    [​IMG]

    Waterbuck - just shy of 30" (29 5/8")

    [​IMG]

    Kudu - my only disappointment and really not even one at that. Just a good excuse to shoot a better one next time!

    [​IMG]

    Random rhino and calf shot from one of the 20,000+ acre properties we hunted.

    [​IMG]

    Blesbok - 18"

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Puff adder..... 1st of 2 we encountered. At least we didn't see any mambas. I hate snakes.......

    [​IMG]

    Attached Files:

  2. enysse

    enysse AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    5,697
    Likes Received:
    51
    My Photos:
    32
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    Glad to hear you had a nice safari, I got to meet your outfitter when they were at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI in February. Really like your eland and waterbuck!
  3. ndbwhnter

    ndbwhnter AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    29
    Member of:
    NRA, SCI
    Hunted:
    USA, South Africa
    Congrats on some very fine trophies. Thanks for sharing.

    nd
  4. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    16,098
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    USA
    My Photos:
    4887
    Thank you for sharing your trophy pictures with us, I'm glad you had such a successful hunt and you are already planing to go back. Africa is a good addiction!
  5. Spiral Horn Safaris

    Spiral Horn Safaris AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    905
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    202
    Member of:
    SCI and PHASA
    Hunted:
    South Africa and Zambia
    Thanks for sharing!

    Very nice Eland congratulations.

    Cheers Louis.
  6. numzaanstef

    numzaanstef AH Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2011
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Member of:
    SCI, PHASA, LLF, SAHGCA
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Zimbabwe,Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Canada, Independent Country of TX, Spain, Mexico, Swaziland
    Good to see the pictures of friends again. Really happy you had a good time.
  7. hunting

    hunting AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    244
    Member of:
    PHASA
    Hunted:
    Sweden, USA, Brazil, Mexico.,
    Hi Stef
    Welcome.
    Johan
  8. Nyati

    Nyati AH Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,436
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    My Photos:
    40
    Member of:
    RFEC, RFETO
    Hunted:
    Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West ), Spain
    Congratulations, you enjoyed yourself and had a good hunt.

    Hey, there s nothing wrong with that kudu, it s a nice trophy.

Share This Page