NAMIBIA: Hunt With Sumsare Safaris & Gerard Erasmus 2016

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  1. Rick Thompson

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    I had a great hunt with Sumsare Safaris in Namibia. I had hunted with PH Gerard Erasmus years ago in South Africa and chose him again for my second African safari. I was hunting plains game. We hunted in two areas; 1. A short distance north of Windhoek on approximately 65,000 acres split between two properties 2. The Kalahari on about 30,000 acres of a sheep farm.

    I hunted Gemsbok, Springbox, Mountain Zebra, Waterbok, Impala, Blue Wildebeest and Wart Hog.

    I was intending to hunt exclusively with a bow but the wind in the mountains and valleys was tough. I did take a really nice Waterbok with my bow along with a Wart Hog.

    After bow hunting these animals I was successful on high quality Gemsbok, Springbok (2), Mountain Zebra (2) and Impala, Blue Wildebeest with a rifle.

    We also hunted baboons and birds at various time during the hunt.

    In addition to animals we did not hunt there were a tremendous amount of : Burchell Zebras, Hartebeest, Black Wildebeest, Blesbok, Giraffe, Steenbok, Duiker, Kudu, Eland, Jackals

    The accommodations were very good and we were housed in commercial lodges with all amenities including a bar!

    As always the services and expertise of Gerard and his trackers were exceptional. They are masters of finding high quality trophy animals before and after the shot. I highly recommend Sumsare Safaris for those wishing to hunting in Namibia.

    Namibia was very dry (bloody noses every day) and is typically much more arid than South Africa et. al. Windhoek is a nice little town, very clean and friendly. Worth a visit!

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    Congratulations on a great trip!
     

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    Congrats, look forward to more!
     

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    Sounds like a fun hunt.
    Do they have permanent bow blinds over water ? Forrest
     

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    What was the name of the farm you hunted in the Kalahari ?
     

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    That's what I was waiting for, some pictures!

    Glad you enjoyed Namibia. Thanks for sharing.
     

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    Thanks for posting the pics! Love the spread on the gemsbuck!
     

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    Nice waterbuck also!!
     

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    I have no idea :). He was way, way off the grid, solar and windmill only. 30k acres.
     

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    31" and 30", 100% archery so he will score high.
     
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    In that last pic, I am bow hunting but the wind was swirling. I had 150 animals piled up on that waterhole blowing me. It was a bow hunting nightmare that was, comical. They barked and hissed at me for 1 hr. I hope I paid my dues on getting blown for 3 years with that mess.
     

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    Great hunt love Namibia!!! Mountain Zebra is an animal in a class by itself. If you don't agree just just don't know!
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