SOUTH AFRICA: Bos en Dal Safaris

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  1. paladin100

    paladin100 New Member

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    I hunted for a hard week with Gerrit van Vuuren of Bos en Dal Safaris, based near Koster in "The Platinum Province."
    My reason for choosing this company was the good service in replying to my questions and the fact that Gerrit was prepared to collect me at Oliver Tambo and not neccessitate another flight - something I have had to do several times before.
    He had created a good value "Spiral Horn" package for me. We almost achieved it but that damn big bull Eland evaded us! I added other animals too and had a great time.
    I've uploaded some photos in the members galleries, but here are some again.

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  2. billc

    billc SILVER SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    Some great animals and the kudu is also nice that you posted in the members galleries.That eland may have not been taken but the wildbeast is a great one and a good swap.How big were the bushbuck and nyala they both look very good
     
  3. enysse

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    Thanks for the hunt report! Nice pictures, I love your kudu, blue wildebeest and bushbuck!
     
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    Thank you for the hunting report and trophy pictures!
     
  5. Ignobilis

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    Nice trophies! Like the bushbuck. Good wildebeest. Interestingly, a friend of mine farms cattle near Koster. Good country. Hope you get that Eland next time around!
     
  6. garyleach

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    Great bushbuck and wildebeest!!! Good luck next time on the eland:thumb:
     
  7. Upton O. Good

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    Great stuff, well done.
     
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    sestoppelman SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Very nice bunch of spiral horns, my favorites!
     
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    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    I appreciate you sharing your hunt.
    Tracking Eland can be a very difficult hunt.
    Good success on the others though.
     
  10. bluey

    bluey GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    G'day paladin
    Nice animals mate
    Love the bushbuck
    When are you and Herriot gunna track down this eland?
     
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    Wheels GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Congratulations on some great trophies. Thanks for sharing the pics and your report.
     
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    Bobpuckett GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Congrats Paladin on a fine hunt thanks for sharing your hunt and pics of your fine trophies with us. Now to start planning for the return trip for the Eland.
     
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    What an adventure! You have ample reason to smile. Great pics. Not so bad you didn't get the Eland...a reason to go back.
     
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    Congrats for a great hunt and very nice trophies.

    Thanks for sharing.
     

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