Greetings from South Africa

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Nicol Brand, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Nicol Brand

    Nicol Brand New Member

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    Hallo Fellow hunters

    my name is Nicol Brand from Gravelotte, South Africa. I have been a passive reader on the forum for some time now and decided to join at last!!!
     
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  2. Nyati

    Nyati AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    Welcome to AH, Nicol !
     
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  3. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    Nicol, having been a passive reader I’m sure you know what an interesting sight AH is. Looking forward to your participation.
    What have you hunted and do you have any pictures you could report to us on?
    Best
     
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    Hello and welcome!
     
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    Welcome to AH sir.
     
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    Welcome to AH Nicol! Glad to have you on the posting side!
     
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  8. Nicol Brand

    Nicol Brand New Member

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    Thanx everyone,
    I will try to post a few pics, I usually don't get to take a lot of them because most of my shooting is culling (I work on a game farm). most of the animals I hunt is problem animals.

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    Welcome to AH Nicol!
     
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  10. sierraone

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    Welcome to our forum! There are many of us on here that have no problem hunting cull animals! From my point of view, you get to do more hunting for less cost. Waiting for some of your culling stories!!!
     

  11. edward

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  12. Nicol Brand

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    thanx Edward, all of the animals in the pics are hunted on foot. I came across this waterbuck whilst doing anti-poaching and we needed meat for staff-rations (that's why I had to take him with the FN ). When I talk about culling, I refer to larger operations where game farms have to lower their numbers. In the more open areas (Northern Cape, Free state, Highveld etc.) it is nothing to remove 100 springbuck or blesbuck in a day. I'm not a fan of this but as you know, if the numbers are not adapted they will over utilize their habitat.
     
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    Welcome to AH, Nicol!
     

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    Welcome aboard!!
     
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    right on.
     

  16. Game Trackers Africa

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    Welcome to AH Nicol! Glad you found us and joined our community.
     

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    Welcome Nicol! Enjoy the ride!
     
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  18. Shootist43

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    Welcome aboard Nicol. What caliber rifle do you use for your culling operations? Do you try out different bullets? If so, which ones perform the best?
     

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  20. Nicol Brand

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    Shootist43, I mainly use my 223 in Howa (20" bull). when culling I usually go for whatever is cheapest... 55gr V-MAX is my favorite, but the Hornady 55gr SP varminter (#2265) is doing a great job on head shots. A wile ago I tried the 55gr Spitzer Sierra (1360) and I had to shoot both an impala and warthog twice (It can obviously happen with any bullet, but they are more expensive that the V-max in SA.
     

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