Hunting Lord Derby Eland

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  1. CAustin

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    I just can't put into words how impressive this animal is.
     

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    Fantastic article. The pictures are wonderful. Congrats.
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    Fantastic post and one of the best African animals to hunt. Great read.
     

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    Wonderful article! Took mine on a self-guided hunt in northern Cameroon ten years ago. Some fantastic trophies pictured.
     
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    Stuff dreams are made of! Right along side a bongo.
     
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    This original article is now quite old, at least by AH standards. Still, I revisit it from time to time just to see the photos and dream. I must say, that it has not gotten any easier to hunt LD Eland.......either in logistics or price. I could not afford this hunt in the best of times, but I encourage those that can and do to report on AH. An alternative that I did this year was to hunt with Elandpro Safaris of Namibia. Many of the appealing aspects of the LDE hunt as posted by Christophe, were similar. We hunted wild eland by driving and cutting the track of a bull. The stalking that followed was very exciting, and often tiring and challenging. Some of the eland even have the orange color and many are striped, like a Livingstone or a LDE. But they are Cape Eland. Anyway, it is a poor man's alternative, and I will post a report soon. If you're interested in tracking and hunting wild eland..................."Never give up, never surrender".....FWB IMG_0718 (1).jpg
     
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  7. Rick Cox

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    Thanks for a great article!
     

  8. Rick Cox

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    I'm with you on the big three. But please sir, may I have a huge bear and a royal elk too?
     
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    Hunting eland in Namibia for five long days with success in the fading light of the final day, stands as one of the most memorable hunts I have done.... I'm looking forward to your report. And to hear how the animals are faring in the drought.
     
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    Hey, Rick...........I am with you on the big bear..............fortunate to have shot a lot of branch antlered bull elk, including two 7 points, but like you, the lowly cape eland that I sweated so much for, and bumbled so many stalks before final success, is a highlight from my 57 years of big game hunting. Happy to report that eland near Grootfontein are fat and sassy despite the drought. The "apple" trees, who's leaves they favor are much more drought resistant than grasses..............steaks cut from my bull sizzled with fat, and washed down with a good South African red wine, were almost like a night with Selena....................good hunting......FW Bill
     
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