SOUTH AFRICA: On hunt with Chris Troskie took 59 6/8 Kudu Bull!!!

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  1. mtcraigco

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    Hey all, just a quick check in to give an on-hunt report with Chris Troskie. Im on day 2 of a 10 day hunt and took a nice Zebra
    yesterday. This morning I took this guy this from about 200 yds out.
    Took 3 solid hits from the 404 to finally anchor him. Spotted him yesterday but he gave us the slip.
    Tori Toetoe ( my daughter who is on hunt with me ) had her scope on him but he walked off before she could break a clean shot.
    Spent the rest of the day chasing a slightly smaller bull, but lost him too. Spotted this guy again this AM and he didnt slip us this time.
    59 6/8 raw score on longest side!
    Thanks to Chris Troskie of Chris Troskie Safaris for knowing where the big ones live!!
    8 days to go! Note the rugged terrain we took him in, I thought Africa was flat! LOL
    I'd have been jut as happy for my daughter to take him but she culd not see him from her position so we decided
    we would not let him slip away again, no matter which of us had to shoot him!
    I cant wait to see what happens the rest of the hunt and will give a full report on my return to the states.
    Additional thanks to Hunters Support, Travel Express, and CZ Firearms for a fine CZ550 in 404 Jeff.

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    So far so good!!! Nice looking bull. And I am sure you tossed a rock at that bull before your daughter got her shot :D. Good luck and hopefully she gets a 64" bull!!
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    OK this is too weird! You look just like me! Maybe you are the one 35bore saw at the airport a couple of years ago and thought it was me. Uncanny resemblance! Nice bull BTW!! LOL!!
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    Nice Kudu, and Holy S*#t, he does look like you sest,,,:confused::wow:... mtcraigco, were you in Joberg airport last June???
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    Congrats, that is an awesome bull!!! Chris emailed me pics this AM, I think he is pretty stoked too!
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    Very nice kudu ...

    I am sure there is more to the story...
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    Everyone should be stoked.

    Congratulations. Great Trophy.

    The downside: How the he** do you beat that!?
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    Beautiful bull!
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    Awesome kudu!!! Congrats!
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    Congrats for a great bull, looking forward to the rest of the story.
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    +1!
    And I hope your daughter gets a 60+" bull :)
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    Awesome Bull! Congrats waiting for the rest of the story.
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    Beautiful and congratulations! Thanks for letting us have a look! :)
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    Hey All, just a quick check in as the net is S...L...O...W here

    To those who think they recongise me, no ive never been to Afrcia before, this is my first safari. Beginners luck I guess :)
    And of course a hell of an outfitter!!

    Here is a pic of my daughter's 51 inch Kudu bull and 26 inch Nyala.
    More hunting to be done and more updates as I can :)


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    Nice Congrats to your daughter! WOW that means there's 3 of you Scary. haha
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    Nice Congrats to your Daughter! WOW that means there's 3 of you Scary! haha
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    That smile says it all!
    Congratulations.
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    Your smile look as big as our were!! Nice job and great shooting to both of you!!!!!!! Chris is a great PH
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    Congrats, whack em and stack em! Thanks for the update.
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    Great Kudu!

    But, if I just shot a kudu that measured 59 6/8", I know for darned sure I'd round up and be talking about my 60" bull!!!!!!

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