BOTSWANA: Plains Game Hunt May 2015

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Just back from a fantastic group hunt with Tholo safaris where we managed to take some magnificent animals in a spectacular area of varying terrain.The highlights of the hunt including an up close and personal encounter with a white rhino and hunting with the Tswana bushman who's tracking skills blew us away.
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The attention to detail and quality of the camp was incredible and the PH's worked there butts off to insure we got the animals we came for, Jason bridger has helped to create a truly world class camp.
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I managed to take my best kudu to date , (at last light in the 6th day) he was an old bull with thick based, Ivory tipped horns and chevron markings that just blew me away and left me speechless, the photo doesn't do it justice and I'm useless with the camera!
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Burchells zebra stallion again taken at last light.all of the animals where a challenge and made for great hunting.There was some positive attitudes in camp from the professional hunters who feel that the current ban on Elephant hunting will be lifted in the next couple of years and when it does I'm booking my flight!
 
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Very nice group of animals you took. I have heard a lot of good things about this place and have it on my short list if I try another country.
 

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Nice to see Jason landed back on his feet and doing great. Nice kudu!
 

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nice animals envioron .
glad you had a blast ........
thanks for sharing ..........
 

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Very nice critters, congrats. I hope you are right about the ele.
 

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Handsome trophies. Sounds like a great place to hunt.
 

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Thanks for sharing!

Beautiful animals....
 

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Congrats for the great experience and nice trophies.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Glad you had a great hunt. You have some nice trophies. Thanks for sharing the experience with us.

All the best.
 

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Thanks for the pictures and the hunt report!
 

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good to see you had a great time, and that jason is doing well. how were clive and linda?
They are doing well Mike, I heard some great things about Takeri around the campfire too
 

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Tholo has a great reputation and Jason will be fitting right in.

Glad you had a good hunt and shared it with us.
 

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They are doing well Mike, I heard some great things about Takeri around the campfire too

thanks thats nice. got one sable left this year if you can fit it in to your busy hunt itinerary that you still have left for this year :E Big Grin::D Beers:
 

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thanks thats nice. got one sable left this year if you can fit it in to your busy hunt itinerary that you still have left for this year :E Big Grin::D Beers:
not this year thanks Mike but ill be in touch im sure
 

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Beautiful Animals Congrats! Love that Blue Wildebeest. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Thanks guys, Leopard next in Namibia for August!
 

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looks like a nice trip and hunt.
 

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