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  1. WMU05

    TANZANIA: Northern Masailand Hunt With Kilombero North Safaris

    This was a fantastic read. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on a great adventure and some fine trophies!
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    TANZANIA: Tanzanian Plains Game Hunt With Kilombero North Safaris

    This is an outstanding hunt report. Congrats on the fine animals so far!
  3. WMU05

    NAMIBIA: SOUTH AFRICA: Fantastic Safari With Warthog Safaris

    Outstanding! Congratulations!
  4. WMU05

    BOTSWANA: 30 Days With NKWE SAFARIS

    Looks like a ton of fun. Thanks for sharing...and congrats on the Kudu!
  5. WMU05

    6 weeks out to Namibia

    Looking forward to your report up return! My family and I are going on my first safari with Kowas next July and I could not be more excited. I flew down to DCS in 2020 and met Jacque, which sealed the deal on who we'd be going with.
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    NAMIBIA: Off To Namibia

    Magnificent cat! And a great hunt and story to tell. 13 months until I head to Namibia with the family for my first African safari. Every one of these reports from the country have me salivating!
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    SOUTH AFRICA: BOWHUNT: Off Season Wanderings....

    Fantastic! Way to stay persistent!
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    SOUTH AFRICA: BOWHUNT: Buffalo & Plains Game Rifle/Bowhunting With Limpopo Big Game Safaris In January 2021 RSA

    Fantastic report! Great writing and pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: Hunting With KMG Hunting Safaris In February 2020

    Heck of a first safari! Congratulations!
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    AH Get Together In Dallas During Dallas Safari Club (DSC) Convention 2020

    I just changed my flight to come in today instead of tomorrow, so since it looks like there was space added, I'm in! Payment sent.
  11. WMU05

    ZIMBABWE: SOUTH AFRICA: NAMIBIA: An Epic Retirement Party!

    What a great hunt and report. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
  12. WMU05

    NAMIBIA: Elandpro Safaris

    Well done FWB, well done!
  13. WMU05

    NAMIBIA: Hunt Report - Khomas Highlands Hunting Safaris Namibia Aug-Sep 2019

    Nice first African safari! Thanks for sharing!
  14. WMU05

    NAMIBIA: 20 Days With Keibeb Safaris

    What a great hunt, report and photos! You've now given me another outfit to investigate for my 2022 African 40th B-day safari!
  15. WMU05

    SOUTH AFRICA: BOWHUNT: My Limcroma Safaris Experience

    Congratulations to you both!
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    NAMIBIA: Hunting Namibia With Aru Game Lodges

    What a great adventure! Congratulations on some fine trophies as well. I'm planning to do a similar trip in 2022. It was originally going to be a 40th bday gift to myself, but my now 7 yr old son is starting to squeeze his way into the plans!
  17. WMU05

    NAMIBIA: Johnnyblues V.S. Mr. Spots Round Two

    Freaking awesome! Congratulations on one hell of a trophy!
  18. WMU05

    USA: BOWHUNT: Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Thanks for the kind words gentlemen! Reliving the hunt through a write up takes time, but is a lot of fun to put together. @Shootist43 Derek was planning a return trip within five minutes of leaving Jackson Hole! However, he's trying to talk his ol' man into coming along next time, which is...
  19. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    We continued to ride and covered some real beautiful country, at maybe the highest elevation we'd been all week.
  20. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    As we turned back towards camp, we crossed over the bottom and up to a saddle bordering a prior burn where Shawn had killed a bull two years prior. There was water there, so Sam called a few times and we settled in for lunch and our mid-day rest. I was tired, but was afraid of what I'd feel like...
  21. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    We had a couple hours to kill before Derek and Sam went back out, so we sat around for a few beers and listened to the other crew's story of an uneventful search. I finally started to relax.
  22. Bow Hunt Elk in Wyoming USA

    Bow Hunt Elk in Wyoming USA

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018 I also took my bull out and got a few pictures with the head in the daylight.
  23. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Before long, Derek and Sam were riding out and I took the time to pack some gear and then went to work trimming and prepping the tenderloins for dinner. Beside the bourbon, I'd also packed in a good bottle of Cab (what can I say, I tried to plan for everything
  24. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    After the meat was ready, I got a good fire going and sat alone for a bit, writing in my journal and thinking again about the week…and how lucky I was. It had felt like we'd been gone for weeks, a good sign that I'd really broken away from everyday life. Since the only wood to burn was pine, I...
  25. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Pack out day did not mean sleep-in day. We were up at 4:00. These guys were going to have one afternoon and evening at base camp, sleeping in real beds for a night, before packing in four more bowhunters the following day...and they wanted to make the most of it. I packed what was left of my...
  26. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    We were all riding out together, and the mule trains were ready for the road right about 7:00, just as the sun began to show.
  27. Wyoming USA Bow Hunting Elk

    Wyoming USA Bow Hunting Elk

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018 I'd hunt with Sam again in a heartbeat.
  28. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    We only had one delay on the drive, as a line of tourists were stopped to allow a small herd of bison to cross the road. This kind of traffic jam I could deal with.
  29. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    We made straight for the butcher upon getting to town and unloaded the quarters for processing.
  30. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    We grabbed the truck and made one stop at a liquor store for some more mountain “souvenirs” and ice before heading over for the meat. They rolled a full rack of trays out upon our arrival, and boy was it a sight. There was around 175 lbs. of vacuum sealed, frozen solid, organic goodness. We...
  31. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    As we drove between Jackson and Pinedale, I took one last shot of the mountains as we put them in rear-view mirror.
  32. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    About halfway back to camp, we were riding up on a fairly large beaver pond when Sam gave the halt sign. There were a couple elk up ahead in the water and we quickly determined they were two spikes out for an evening bath. We sat there in the wide open for a few minutes watching the show before...
  33. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    We continued to call, but never struck up a bugle on our evening ride...and the 5 point in the wallow was our last elk sighting of the day. However, the animal encounters were not entirely over. About a mile out from camp, as we rode up and over the last hill, the smaller two of the three moose...
  34. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Eventually, the two moose bailed on us and we rode into camp right around 7:30, 15 hours after we'd left. I put a note in my journal on this night that my ass was surprisingly not sore, which must have meant I was finally broke in! We sat down for a dinner of roast beef at 8:00 and then talked...
  35. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    We rode from 8:00-10:00 in a light rain without seeing another elk and only hearing one or two distant bugles. We were still pretty high up, and after the rain stopped decided to head the rest of the way up to the crest to take a look at the country on the backside. I do pretty good with...
  36. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    We rode from 8:00-10:00 in a light rain without seeing another elk and only hearing one or two distant bugles. We were still pretty high up, and after the rain stopped decided to head the rest of the way up to the crest to take a look at the country on the backside. I do pretty good with...
  37. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    The ridge-line we took off the backside was pretty steep, so Sam instructed us to get off the horses and lead them down the first couple hundred yards until the grade became a little less severe. I was happy to get off and walk, and just prayed the beast didn't slip and come crashing down on top...
  38. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    We made it down safely and proceeded on our way. It was lunchtime, and pretty hot, so Sam suggested we shake things up by heading straight back to camp for a late lunch and nap, followed by an evening hunt down the logging road we'd sat three evening's prior. We were up for a change, and were...
  39. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    I nocked an arrow, put my quiver in the bow scabbard on the horse (I don't really like shooting with my quiver on if I don't have to) and moved out in front.
  40. Wyoming USA Bow Hunt Elk

    Wyoming USA Bow Hunt Elk

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018 Given how little light was left, we quickly wrapped up a recap of the events and spread out about 20 yards (me on the left, Sam in the middle, Derek on the right) and moved towards where we heard the bull go down. We didn't make it 50 yards before a large shape...
  41. Elk Bow Hunting Wyoming USA

    Elk Bow Hunting Wyoming USA

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018 At 9:30, Cody, Mark, Sam, Derek and I, and two mules, rode out of camp. We were soon back to the spot we had marked on the logging road and proceeded to take the entire caravan into the timber. Being grizzly country after all, the more commotion we made the...
  42. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Sam prefers the gutless method for quartering elk and went to work in speedy fashion. I held hoofs out as he cut away the quarters and Mark went to work cutting off the lower legs after we had them removed from the body. Cody stood guard with his .44 and Derek assisted back and forth as we...
  43. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    At 11:00, exactly 90 minutes after we'd left, we rolled back into camp. It really was a miracle how close to camp I killed the bull. We had hunted up to a four-hour ride away on some days, and then we finally got one on the ground it was damn near within walking distance of camp…unreal. It was...
  44. Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Wyoming Archery Elk Hunt 2018

    Not a quarter mile past our only human encounter of the week, we rode around a point of timber into a large meadow where two 5 pt. bulls were sparring not 150 yards away. Sam jerked his horse to the right, out of sight, and we did the same. We jumped down, Derek grabbed his bow, and we moved off...
 
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