If you had only One trophy...

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  1. johnnyblues

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    I am curious as to which animal would be your #1 pick if you could hunt it. Mine is the lord derby with the bongo a VERY close second. What say you?
     
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    Giant sable from Angola.......with about another 30 species VERY close second.
     
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    I know what you mean.....
     

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    Cape buffalo is my #1 pick. But I'm with Simon with a bunch of other stuff as close seconds!
     
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    I have to say Cape Buffalo. It may be the "popular" pick, but it is definitely the animal that I thought of wanting to hunt as a child and the one that still excited me 40 years later.

    If forced to pick a second species I would have to say Bongo. Such a different hunting geography than anything else I've ever done.
     
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    :D Pop Popcorn:Way to hard to answer.... So I'm just here for the comments.
     
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    C mon...give us one!
     

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    Ok.... Probably a Cape Buffalo, in their element or maybe a Bighorn Sheep in the mountains. But then I have a $hitload of close 2nds. Way toooo hard to pick 1.
     
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    I have so many seconds that feel like number ones!
     

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    Also, a Leopard at night over bait.... That has to be close to 1. See what I mean... I CAN"T DO IT!!!!:confused:
     

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    Oh yeah.... add a Sable to that list....
     
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    So.... your "one" is really a 28 day full bag safari. What's wrong with that???? :)
     
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    28 full hunting days... right? :sneaky:
     

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    of course!!! None of those silly travel days!!! LOL
     
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    Cape Buffalo is my # 1 pick.
    Witold
     
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    Ahhh, the leopard.....MY current favorite that I hope I can cross off my list this September!
     
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    Thanks guys.
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    Elephant. I'd like to he challenge of the days of walking. I'd like to know if I could stand tall with one face to face not knowing if it is a mock charge. I think you could learn something about yourself in that moment.
     

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    Wow I would have to agree with all the above! But if I had to choose just one, I'm going with Mike's thought below on the 100+ elephant! There is nothing that can compare to hunting elephant.... It is the one animal I feel "differently" about shooting, I think it changes you and even takes something of you.... However it is an experience like no other and I would do it again... Yup, my number one would have to be a huge elephant bull hunt done the right way and in the right place... Just damned hard to find the right place right now!

     

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