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Nothing wrong with his legs except that a cal 416 passed through his shoulders.
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Very strange but this can happen with an injury. I’ve seen it before but not as pronounced as this one!
 

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Cutaneous horn, probably didn't cause him too much distress at all.

I'd be curious to know his overall body condition.
 

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Looked perfectly normal and there was nothing wrong with the meat either. I had two PH's with me on my second day in Botswana and we were not looking for Bushbuck when we saw this one at the river bank. He stood with the rear end to us and we did not see the right side of the head. I was not interested but my PHs thought it was a very good trophy. When I looked at him through my scope, I could see that something was hanging from his head. I could not see what it was, maybe a snare or some harmless piece of vegitation but i took the shot as soon as i could.
My PH was right, it was a very good thropy! I donated it to the farm, it should stay in Botswana, the farmer said that they will make a full mount of the buck. They charged me full price for taking down the buck, i hope i dont have to pay for the full mount!
 

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Looked perfectly normal and there was nothing wrong with the meat either. I had two PH's with me on my second day in Botswana and we were not looking for Bushbuck when we saw this one at the river bank. He stood with the rear end to us and we did not see the right side of the head. I was not interested but my PHs thought it was a very good trophy. When I looked at him through my scope, I could see that something was hanging from his head. I could not see what it was, maybe a snare or some harmless piece of vegitation but i took the shot as soon as i could.
My PH was right, it was a very good thropy! I donated it to the farm, it should stay in Botswana, the farmer said that they will make a full mount of the buck. They charged me full price for taking down the buck, i hope i dont have to pay for the full mount!

I thought that would be the case re. His condition.
That's a little cheeky that they charged you for it when you allowed them to keep it. And yes but perhaps keep your eye out for the taxidermy bill! Who outfitted the hunt? He is quite a beautiful bushbuck.
 

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More than a little cheeky I think.:(
 

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