SOUTH AFRICA: Barefoot Hunting Safari (Limpopo) hunt 5/22-6/2

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  1. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Good stuff there, great looking animals! Congrats on a great trip! What was your fave in the culinary dept?
     
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    The recovered bullet did exactly what it should have done. Great hunting!
     
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    Wow Great animals !!!! I hope my first time luck will be as good.
    What was the average length of your shots?
     
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    Gemsbok fillets on the grill...scalloped taters, and green beans...didn't have a bad meal. Lost 4lbs, but that was from walking...not from not eating...oh yeah a few castle lights...
     
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    Gemsbok and kudu were 200yds, impalas were about 125yds, warthog was about 40yds...
     
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    I agree..the warthog had missing petals. Gemsbok bullet is pictured and kudu,impala, and blesbuk bullets went completely through..they were running about 2800fps, so I guess they should. My reloader expert put together a accurate and deadly combo...(my dad).
     
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    Gemsbuck! Just about my favorite as well. Its all good, but the oryx is tops!
     
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    glad you had a great hunt. reon is a excelent PH. will do everything he can to get your animals. I bow hunted with reon this past september. had a blast. killed 2 big wart hogs 11" & 12" ,2 zebra,3 impala, 1 kudu, 1 waterbuck. reon and elmay are great people. Forrest
     
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    Relyt..................you really did get some great trophies.............Heavy oryx with great corrugations on the bases, blesbok from Hell, and an awesome hog. I have hunted 13 properties during 6 trips to Africa to get a warthog like that, and have not done it .............yet.............your shot placement looks to be pretty darn good from the photos..........well done...........................FWB
     
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    great first hunt relyt....
    you must be stoked ,mate .
    fantastic trophy animals
    even the swine is a cracker
    sounds like a great time /place to hunt
    thanks for sharing your memories with all of us
     
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    Thanks, sir. I was beyond happy with all of it.. Barefoot Safaris was an excellent PH
     
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    I agree, top notch PH and PH (professional hostess)...went as clients left as friends. Even got a pic with the kids after taking a good impala...it will be nice to show them that pic in a few years when I go back...
     
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    I would like to thank all of you guys on the nice comments. I was wondering how the trophies would rank vs. other hunters coming back (curious on sizes of most trophies that we're being taken) and I am even more happy. An above average trophy is just icing on the cake after an experience of a lifetime. The best part for me was that I got to do it with my dad. I sure am glad I physically prepared my body to keep up....it was a lot of physical tasks, and the training paid off...after my trophy list was filled the "scope shake dance" went away....it felt like I was shooting on a john boat in the mid Atlantic on a few of those animals...ha ha. Nevertheless, I got the job done. Thanks again
     
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    A bunch of nice trophy's. :D
     
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    Congratulations! Beautiful trophies!!!
     
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    Rely,
    Like you too I just got back from my first safari, and yes Africa hunting is much tougher than expected. Although there are many opportunities at different game it's still difficult to get into position to harvest a particular animal, some of my friends are amazed at the bush not how they pictured Africa. Sounds like you are hooked on Africa now just as I am, actually had a pictured party last night, of friends who just finished their New Zealand, trip along with two of us who hunted Africa. The party end up in us planning a hunt back to Africa, so it looks like about 8 0r 9 of us are heading back in 2016. Don't know if you read my hunting report, titled my first African safari with KMG Safaris, checkout the pictures to compare our fine trophies.
     
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    Tay50, looks like you had just as much fun as I did. You got some great trophies. I am planning on going back in 2017. It was a hard, but enjoyable in every way.
     

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