Congrats and nice trophies, GA Hunter! Btw, I believe we were on flight 201 to ATL together on the 28th/29th. I think I sat next to your FIL on the trip back and I do recall you from the US Customs firearms area. I was returning from a buff/leopard hunt in Zim.
So how was your hunt?? I look forward to hearing about it
GA Hunter- well done and thanks for the report! I was kind of late to the other thread on this trip and just caught up to your report here. Those guys can track, can't they! Charles, I believe is River Bushman from up in the delta somewhere (as he explained it) so is slightly different from Kamuru who is local San. Charles is very interesting to watch track as he is much taller than the others and uses a different style- he's a deceptively fast tracker. Kamuru has super eyesight that must be at least 20x . Time after time, I watched him and the other San trackers accurately assess animals at unbelievable distances without using binocs. And yes, mornings and evenings can be much colder than one would think. I appreciate your story of the eland hunt. For me nothing beats tracking eland and dagga buffalo. That Kalahari sand is something else. It feels very fine textured under foot and is somewhat slick, so for me, requires different mechanics for walking efficiently over a distance. Those eland once spooked are a true and most rewarding challenge!!!! Again congrats and thanks for sharing.
Great hunt and report, thanks! One question for you, did you fly into Windhoek and drive to Botswana? Just curious about small details like that for future planning purposes.
So that looks like a pretty good Kudu. Did your PH give you a guess as to his length? Any regrets about not taking him? Beautiful Gemsbuck. They can be rather tough... Congrats. Bruce