12 Days Till Trip #2 Bos en Dal Safaris

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  1. Mark Biggerstaff

    Mark Biggerstaff BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    We are 12 days out till departure for my second trip to South Africa. Last year in June I had a most memorable trip with Gerrit at Bos en Dal. Harvested some magnificent animals including a 58 in Kudu! After returning home all I could think about was returning for another hunt. Within 45 days of returning home I had two buddies wanting to go for their first trips and we had dates set and plane tickets booked. I took the leap on this trip and targeting Cape Buffalo as my primary animal and we will see what ever else comes along. My buddies have Giraffe, Kudu, Sable, Roan,Gemsbok and others on there list.
    Thanks to this sight and all of you fellow AHers for all the advise you have given me. Before my trip last year I owned 1-375 HH. Now with the new addiction I have 2 - 375HH, 2 416 Rem Mags, 458 win mag, 2- 9.3x62 and recently a Sako in 338 win mag. I guess you might say I have become addicted!! At 56 yrs old I decided I am going to enjoy it while I can. I am traveling heavy this trip with 2 rifles. Winchester model 70 416 Rem Mag. Loaded with 400 grn Swift Aframes. Custom Remington 700 375 HH. Loaded with 300 grn Swift Aframes and taking my Elite Synergy Bow for some relaxing hunting after Buff is in the salt.
    Thanks to all of you again for all the knowledge and advice.
     
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  2. Ridgewalker

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    Have a grand safari Mark! I’ll be waiting excited to read your report and see pictures of your trophies as well as maybe some of the camp and terrain?
     

  3. jasyblood

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    Good luck and safe travels, Mark!. Looking forward to the report!!
     

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    stay away from my warthog!

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    hope you have a great time mark.. 57 days and 4 hours until I head over to chase a buff myself.. cant wait!
     

  5. BRICKBURN

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    Enjoy your hunt.
    I will await the Hunt report.
     

  6. Mark Biggerstaff

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    Already had a talk with Gerrit. Will send you a picture of it. Right after I shoot it.
     

  7. Philip Glass

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    Mark,
    Congratulations short timer! Looking forward to hearing your tale upon return. Maybe i’ll Swing by the GS to get it straight from the horses mouth! Wish you the best of luck!
    Cheers,
    Cody
     

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    Best of luck, look forward to the report!
     

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    Hope you have a great hunt Mark.
     

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    Mark have a great hunt, enjoy watching the wonderment in your buddies eyes on their first safari and smile as the Africa bug bites them like rest of us
     

  12. Mark Biggerstaff

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    And we are Off! Headed to Houston for first leg of the trip. There has been a change in some of the plans. One of the guys that was going had to drop out yesterday due to family medical emergency. So now only two of us going. I have added Giraffe to my package along with Buff and we will see what else may come along. Full report when we return!!
     

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    Hate to hear one of your buds is dealing with an emergency... hope everything works out...

    Sounds like a good excuse to go back and escort him next year

    Looking forward to the report on the buff... I’m headed to the range today with the 375 and the 416 for some practice myself... 46 days and counting!
     

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    Good luck and shoot straight. I'll be watching for your report.
     
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  15. Mark Biggerstaff

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    Just wanted to give a quick update and teaser pic. Still have 5 days left on hunt.
    Buff is down. Full report when I get home. IMG_3616.jpg
     

  16. Ridgewalker

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    That is some fine looking bosses! Pop something else!
     
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    Well done, and on to the giraffe!
     

  18. buckmarkhunter

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    Great buff!
     
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  19. Hogpatrol

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    Awesome buffalo. Good luck for the remainder of your hunt.
     
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    Damn nice buff, congrats
     
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