Hi from South Africa

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  1. Hunter Mickey

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    Hi Guys,

    New to the group. Been a long time meat hunter. My family and I love the African bush. And annually hunt for the table at home. My daughters love venison and prefer the taste to beef.

    Hunted pretty much most African antelope.
     
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  2. Henrysdad

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    Hello Hunter Mickey, I like putting meat on the table too.
     
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    Welcome aboard Hunter Mickey. Where do you live? Do you usually hunt your own or a friends' property? What kind and caliber rifles do you own? BTW I thought that Zebra meat was very good tasting as well. The PHs we hunted with seemed to prefer it over "venison."
     
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    Welcome to AH Hunter Mickey!
     
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  9. Hunter Mickey

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    Hi. I live in JHB. I own a few but my favorite is a Sako 85 30-06 with GRS stock and Z6i Swarovski scope.

    I hunt everything from Impala to Eland with it.

    I normally hunt at Hakuna Matata. It's really great and the whole family - sister, nieces and nephews, cousins etc comes along and we make a family event out of it. They stay at the camp while out go out each day.

    This year I took my nephew on his first hunt he took a male and female impala with the 243. We covered 13km on foot on the first day. He was exhausted after, but I’m sure he will remember it his whole life.

    I also took a colleague’s husband from the UK and her son ( also first time hunt). They took a Kudu cow, a blesbuck and an Impala. They are already talking about next year. :)

    I hunted an Eland and Kudu cow and a Golden Wildebeest. The wildebeest was not on my list for meat but I was offered it at a steal ( basically the same price as a blue) and having never hunted on took the opportunity.

    We now have enough meat for the whole family both siblings and cousins family.

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    Hunter Mickey, '06s have been putting meat on the table for quite a while now. On my first trip to Africa I took a 35 Whelen and a 6.5 x 55 Swedish Mauser. The Whelen is very close to the 9.3 x 62. I used it on an Eland cow. However on my second Safari I took a 404 Jeffery which I used on a large Eland bull. Maybe that much "horse-power" wasn't necessary but the Eland dropped in his tracks. Please post some more about your combined family outings and hunting trips.
     

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    Hi , welcome to AH. I'll be laying over a day in Pretoria in Sept. any suggestions on what to do for a day?
     
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    Welcome Hunter Mickey to AH! Where in RSA do you live?
     
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    So much to do ... what do you enjoy?
     

  18. Hunter Mickey

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    My most memorable hunt was a Kudu male. We tracked him for 18km form early morning to late afternoon. I struggled all day to get a shot in the thick bush but eventually took him.

    My most difficult was a wildebeest that I shot low through the brisket. I followed blood for 6 hours often only picking up a small drop every now and then through thick bush and by following his tracks when the blood disappeared for a while. I eventually found him too. Patience and a good eye is an important skill when hunting and if you look close you can always follow the trail.
     

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    True enough, but sometimes it would be nice to own or have access to a good hound that has been trained to follow blood. I am amazed at some of the posts I've read and stories I've heard about the tracking skills some folks have. Even when a wounded animal has stopped bleeding and mingled with the herd.
     

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