In memoriam - Theunis Botha

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  1. Steve Scott

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    Sad to report the passing of Theunis Botha. His wife confirmed on their FB page he died in a hunting accident in Zim. There are no further details of the circumstances at this time. I hunted with Theunis in SA and Botswana. He was an excellent PH and world-class houndsman. Thoughts and prayers for Carike and the children.



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    A picture I snapped of Theunis Botha at the last SCI while having a visit with the man himself. Great guy! I am grateful I had the honor of meeting him personalty, even if just that brief time.
     

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    That is sad news. Are there any details on the accident? Condolences to the family.
     

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    Sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences and prayers to the family. Rest in peace.
     

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    My prayers to the family, it was shattering to see the message on my phone this morning. Theunis was a true gentlemen, with a love for his family , nature and his hounds. The hunting industry has lost a true legend.

    Herd of elephant charged them.
     
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    Prayers for his family and friends. Sad news indeed!!
     

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    Though I don't know him, so very sad to hear this news. Thoughts and prayers with his family.
     

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    I heard about this here in India at lunch. There were a couple South Africans (not in the hunting industry or hunters themselves) mentioning a person who they said was trampled by en elephant in Zim. As I am headed there for elephant in two days, I immediately perked up. They showed me his picture and gave me his name. No details on a google search and I don't want to start rumors or spread them, but it was shocking how quickly word spreads.

    Thoughts and prayers for the family.
     
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    I am very saddened by this news. Although I did not hunt with him personally, I did hunt with his protege Coenraad and with Theunis' dogs. I enjoyed the stories and then met Theunis at the last SCI Convention. He was a gentleman and a pleasure to visit with. He will be dearly missed by many and it is also a loss to the hunters who would have met him in the future.

    My prayers go out to his family in this time of grief. I hope they can find some solace in celebrating his well lived life.
     
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    RIP
     

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    RIP. So tough to loose them. Bruce
     

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    Terrible news. RIP. Prayers for family & friends
     

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    I've only met Theunis on a few occasions and had the pleasure to speak with him briefly, but I'd say Simon nailed it. I've also read that about a herd of elephant charged the hunting party he was in.
     

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    My sincere condolences to his family, loved ones and friends. Tragic.

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    Another well respected professional hunter lost in the field. Extremely sad news.
    Condolences to his family and friends.
     

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    Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends.
     

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    Damn. My condolences to family and friends.
    R.I.P.
     

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    Condolences to Theunis' family and friends - always sad to hear this kind of news.....
     

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