NAMIBIA: Hunt Report Ndumo Hunting Safaris Karl Stumpfe

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  1. kebco

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    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.

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  2. spike.t

    spike.t SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Ambassador

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    wow ken that is bloody quick and nice ele , but what did you do after you finished fishing on the 1st day for the rest of your time there ? :) and tease me with a photo of the rifle you used ;)
     

  3. kebco

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    Fished for a couple of days & arranged for a early flight home.
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    No. They kept breaking the line even with a steel leader.
     

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    a good hunt doesn't have to be a long hunt , but that's incredible .
    must be a good area .
    thanks for sharing your memories,with us all
     

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    That was fast, but the result was very good, congrats !
     

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    Can't agree more.

    Congratulations.
    Fortune smiled and you were prepared to take advantage of it.
     

  10. James.Grage

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    Great hunt.

    good words to live by.

    We will save that one for later, in case we cannot find a better one.
     

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    Which area were you in? How many pounds is the ivory?
     

  12. kebco

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    Hunted in the camp that is on the river, started with a "S" but I do not really remember. Karl will know, I believe it is his only camp on the river.
    Weight, one was a touch over 65, the other just under if memory serves me right.
     

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    Sikunga? 65 is a monster. Congrats.
     

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    Yes indeed!
     

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    I introduced my BIL to Karl and accompanied him on his hunt in June 2015( I had hunted buff, hippo and elephant before with Karl). In 5 days, he took a 42 1/2" buff, a 13 1/2' croc, a hippo, and 2 elephants-1 own use and 1 trophy bull. We fished for the next 7 days, taking a lot of tigers and vundhu. Neither of my 2 elephant hunts took more than 2 days. He simply has outstanding areas.
     

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