Had a great elephant hunt with Karl. The camp was only a year old & very comfortable, staff were polite and efficient. Karl is always fun to talk to as he is also a gun crank. Karl has also put me into the running for the 2014 "Fastest Elephant Hunt". A little late leaving camp as I was busy trying to get my stuff organized but almost immediately after entering the hunting area we found very fresh tracks. Within minutes we had a huge herd of mixed elephant in front of us, including cows, bulls, calf & immature animals. A short stalk and we got busted by a young cow that came walking directly at us. Fortunately they were not badly spooked and we were able to get back on them. A few minutes latter 2 mature bulls came walking along the edge of the heard. Karl indicated to take the 2nd bull and within a few moments my hunt was over. Back to camp for lunch, a quick nap & spent the rest of the day fishing on the Zambezi. Having spent 18 hour days, as well as, miles & miles of walking hunting elephants in the past this seemed in some ways to fast & easy. But after years of hunting I have learned that you play the hand you are dealt & never pass on a animal on the first day you would be happy to shoot on the last. Used a Verney-Carron 450 NE, with Hornady factory solids. Karl had a Verney-Carron 577, said it was a elephant killing machine! Thanks again Karl, lets make a plan for the future.