Can you remember your first African animal?

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by Eventually_Africa_Again, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. 375 Ruger Fan

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    A long time ago...... 111472-e8bf2e11264f5f3bc3fffb0b877ed1a2.jpg
     

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    Sounds like a story from hunting camp. Might be alcohol involved.
     

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    Thanks @sestooppleman, my taxidermist had some zebra laying around and I made the hatband before the trip.

    BTW - We’re obviously from the same era sporting the mustache and aviators.

    Timeless, I am still sporting them!
     
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    Had to swap the RayBans for wraparounds to fit over my glasses! Facial hair is all grey now...:eek::eek::mad::mad:
     
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    I want to throw two First out here.
    My first African Trophy was a blesbuck. My PH kept saying that is a real good blesbuck you could take it instead of a warthog that was on my list.

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    But maybe more important was my first trophy.
    My father in law was coming from out of state to hunt an antelope in Wyoming. I thought I could get a tag for about 1/5 the price and he or his friends could shoot a second one. When his friend was introduced as the local fish and game person from their home town. I said I was more than happy to go out Saturday morning and see if we could get me one, so with his rifle we had a good day.
    This is for George who started me on this addiction!! A better photo of the trophy.

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  7. Divernhunter

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    Yes a really nice Waterbuck 127.JPG Africa trip 680.jpg
     

  8. K-man

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    My first African animal was a big baboon, about an hour into the hunt. every one that shouted "yahoo. yahoo" good shot. ended up shooting twelve that day, can still remember the smell from the back of the bakkie. I was concerned I might run out of shells, then found out they just wanted them culled. Interesting way to begin an African hunt.
     
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  9. VonJager

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    The same thing happened to me with the sun and gemsbok the day before I connected. I had an entire herd staring at me broadside. I was on the sticks, and I could see them but not well enough to place a shot into the Setting sun. But that memory of those gemsbok I passed just standing in front of me is seared in my memory.
     

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    Oryx in Limpopo. But first real sighting was a group of zebra and Blue Wildebeest. It was magical!
     

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    2013 Hunt and this Blue Wildebeest was my first African animal.
     

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    My first African animal was in 2017.
    Cull impala..
     
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    Jeez how many times have you blokes been over, I'm hoping to just get there once in my lifetime!

    Loving all the memories and pics though
     

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    My first African animal was a gemsbok in South Texas, my first animal in Africa was a male lion.
     

  15. Ragman

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    image.jpg A steenbok on April 1, 2014. Hunting in Namibia with Nick Nolte Safaris.
     

  16. Bill Bunn III

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    Springbok, July 25 2017 with Martin of @KMG Hunting Safaris ...after missing two previous opportunities

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  18. ActionBob

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    Erik that Gemsbok doesn't count, he's an Immigrant;)
     
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  19. jasyblood

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    Really enjoying this thread....

    My first African animal was a Scimitar Oryx in Texas in 2013.
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    My first animal on African soil was a blesbok in 2014.
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  20. lwaters

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    It was an impala shot in Namibia in 2012.
     
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