Starting the tiny ten

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  1. WALKINGPREY2

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    I have Blue Duiker, Grey Duiker, Steenbuck, Oribi, and Cape Grysbuck on my list to hunt this July when I return to EC. I was told that a special permit may be required on the Blue Duiker, Oribi and Cape Grysbuck. I became more and more interested in hunting the Tiny Ten after reading other's discussions on hunting them on other forums. They are lovely creatures. I purposely did not add the Vaal Rhebuck and Klipspringer to the list this trip on hearing how they were even more difficult to hunt. Needless to say....I'll be spending a WHOLE lot of time at the rifle range and on the sporting clay courses over the next few months. I agree with the others....the experience of this hunt is going to be amazing. And I doubt I'll return home empty handed.:praying:
     
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    I saw a number of klipspringer in Zim last trip but passed on them. Also passed on did-dik in TZ many years ago. I think we ran over 2 or 3 duiker driving at night to camp in Namibia in '07. Does that count?:rolleyes:
     
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    I got to thinking and just realized that when I take my next of the tiny ten that I'll only have nine more to go!!!! ;)

    These are definitely on the list.... In particular I want a dik dik. As a small boy we'd go to a friend of my mother's trophy room. The dik dik was her favorite mount over all the rest, which included all of the Big 5. I'd like to take one and have it mounted for her.
     
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    That just put this little adventure square in my sights.
    I think there is going to be a ten day dedicated Vaalie hunt with the Bow in my future.
     
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    If you took a picture, I'll accept it. :)
     
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    Good luck...
     
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    You'll need more than just luck. Maybe a 21 day hunt, with a lot of planning and homework, it could be done over a drinking spot.
     
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    I agree with the homework and planning. A lot of luck never hurts.
     
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    Just to clear up, drinking spot for the Vaal Rhebuck, not the hunter and PH.
     
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    Haha! That's classic!
     
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    Im sure if you go to a human drinking spot you can find someone who will tell you all you never wanted to know about bow hunting Vallies though!
     
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    Oh they are full up at watering holes and internet forums my friend...
     
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    Same scenario, less drool!!! LOL
     
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    old post, but yes, indeed it is addicting! so far ive collected a common duiker and klipspringer. ill be in the eastern cape and be searching for a steenbok, blue duiker and cape grysbok! but I don't want to spoil what the main animal will be! just have to wait!
     
  15. HuntingGold

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    I look forward to seeing what you collect! So far, only one out of ten for me.
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    Nice Duiker, one that has yet eluded me.
     
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    I absolutely love hunting the tiny ten. Such a great and rewarding hunt for these little fellas!
    Missing Oribi, Suni and Dik Dik now, even if I need to shoot another grey duiker and steenbok as I missed out on making them full mounts...
    I think they are the trophies that I appreciate the most of all the ones I have taken while in Africa so far! FB_IMG_1425197184016.jpg 1399828_10202269010836360_418554230_o.jpg 857401_10202269043197169_1527377197_o.jpg 1398947_10202269042237145_254168878_o.jpg 1275582_10201972802871346_321410258_o.jpg UH6C1683.jpg UH6C1628.jpg
     

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    Timt, I believe I am a little jealous of your collection. Beautiful photos as well.
    Well done, Sir.
     
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    Thanks HuntingGold, I really love these little ones. Hopefully my next safari will include one of the missing ones and a hippo/buffalo.. Would love to get a photo with both in the same picture!
     
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    very nice duiker huntinggold!
    seven more months until im back! haha. time cant go fast enough!

    timt, yes indeed, very nice pictures!

    here is my klipspringer from my 2013 trip when I also took my lioness in my profile picture.. also my first and only record book entry to SCI.
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