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Dang, I saw that impala at the beginning of my trip but didn't get a shot on it. Nice trophies.
 

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Nice sable and pig!
 

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Small world and what timing. I just got back from Africa where I was hunting in Thabazimbi with John Henry Keyser at Greatland and I was there from the 11th through the 18th. I wanted a leopard but I heard there were no tags available. I got a Cape Buffalo, Blue Wildebeest, two Bushbuck, a Kudu, a Zebra, a Giraffe, an Impala, a Nyala and an Eland, all with a bow.

I had the time of my life and it was actually the first time I had ever gone hunting. And like you, I am also dreaming of my return to the Dark Continent in July of 2017.
Stories to come - I heard about your awesome trip. Hoping we connect live or over the phone sometime soon! Looking forward to learning more about your trip!

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Wow Buck, nice Kudu in your avatar pic.

I have a retail brand to protect and don't want to be the next "Dentist from Minnesota" so I am not putting photos online with my picture in them. I have posted a few physical photos of myself next to the Cape buffalo at the hunting stores, but I am guessing those are safe - nobody cries over a dead cow. To paraphrase the Joker, "Nobody cares when a buffalo dies because it is part of the plan, but when one little lion or long necked horse dies, everybody goes crazy."

I have never hunted before, and didn't pick up archery until March this year when I bought my bow. Five months later, I take down a Cape buffalo and have John Henry Keyser to thank for that. I was hunting for 8 days.

Day 1 - Nyala
Day 2 - Shot a Zebra (got away - lost)
Day 3 - Greater Kudu and Zebra
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Day 4 - Giraffe
Day 5 - (Started Cape buffalo hunt - got nothing)
Day 6 - Bushbuck (still no love from the buffalo)
Day 7 - Another bushbuck, Cape Eland (and much unsuccessful time on the buffalo)
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Day 8 - Blue Wildebeest, Cape Buffalo (FINALLY!!)
Day 9 - leave for home, but shoot an impala before I leave. (Management/cull kill on old female, blind in one eye so no horns) (Pic of the impala is anti-climactic after the rest so no need to see her)
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I understand Poindexter- you got some really great animals. That kudu is also a stud !!! Do you happen to remember what farm/ranch you were on when you killed the kudu? Mamba maybe ?
 

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It was not mamba - these were all from his home ranch which is exclusively for bow hunting. There were two good kudu bulls I saw and a bunch of guys who needed one more year. There was of the younger ones with horns in the 48" range that looked great, had deep curls and a wide spread that will make an excellent trophy next year, comparable to what I shot.

I didn't get to hunt on mamba. Maybe some time in the future but I have already booked another safari, this one with Eland Safaris, before I went on this one, so 2017 is already filled. I was hoping to go to Mozambique in 2018 with John Henry but have not started the preparations. If lion I,ports open up, I want to do the kalahari, otherwise it will be Mozambique for Jumbo.

My hope is to get 3 of the dangerous 7 at Eland but have to see based on permits and time. If that goes well, I will have only a few left to complete the B5 and D7.
 

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