Thanks to all. It was a great trip full of incredible surprises.
Many of you have expressed condolences about not connecting on the kudu. Thank you. However I look at it as an excuse/opportunity for a future hunt. On my first ever safari a good kudu was the number one animal on my wish list. The PH did his part but I failed. Like many others here I went into that hunt with the idea that it was my bucket list, "once in a lifetime" trip. My failure gave me the perfect excuse to explain my new addiction and return. FWIW the following year I had a kudu on the ground by 8:30 the very first morning and connected with another incredible specimen later in the week.
I'll always go back and there will always be more kudu. Until next time.
Greetings all! I've been a hunter for 50 years, but only now planning a trip to Africa. I was fortunate and successfully bid on a couple hunts for plains game in SA later this year and next. Also a rare Native Texas (5th generation) and USMC Vet. Hunt safe y'all!