NAMIBIA: Johnnyblues V.S. Mr. Spots Round Two

Discussion in 'Hunting Reports Africa' started by johnnyblues, May 3, 2019.

  1. TTundra

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    Congrats Johnny!!
     
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    Congrats! Well done.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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  4. 375 Ruger Fan

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    Well done Johnny! Congratulations to you, your PH and all the others that helped make this dream come true. What a wonderful trophy.
     
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    Superb effort!! Mate, after such perseverance over a long, long time - you DESERVE that leopard!! Congratulations!!
     
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  6. johnnyblues

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    Ok guys just to finish up the story, Johan arrived at 3 am with another leopard hunter / dog handler. And they brought some big time reinforcements in the way of dogs. We immediately set out to the bait and as we arrived the dogs were going crazy already. They were put on the spoor and off they went. Mind you this brush is so thick you think you had gone a quarter of a mile but in reality it’s maybe 100yards. The tension was incredible the two dog guys in front followed by my PH and then me along with the trackers hold high intensity lamps. Very slowly and cautiously we all went. The guys in front tried to position themselves in between thorn bushes in case of a charge. We had been tracking about 45 minutes when we came upon my cat stone dead. Everyone was relieved and elated at the size of the cat. Congrats all around and even some tears... Now a day of relaxing and doing all the paperwork for the Namibian government. Then onto more hunting.

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  7. Sako AV

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    Congrats on a well deserved trophy! This is the picture everyone's been waiting for as it shows just how big that beast is! Enjoy the rest of your hunt and safe travels home.
     
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  8. Bailey Vinac

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    Congratulation on a nice leopard. And the best part is that everyone is still safe.
     
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  9. cpr0312

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    Awesome and congrats again my friend!!!
     
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  10. gesch

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    Congratulations! I can only imagine the relief and sense of pride. Relief of having gotten a great cat and taking him without anyone getting hurt. Pride for the incredible discipline! Way to go. I am very happy for you and your PH.
     
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  11. AZDAVE

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    Thank you for taking us all along on your adventure, a well earned and sought after cat. Awesome job by all the PH and staff in the recovery, tip my hat to them and a big high 5 to you:A Big Hello:
     
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    Beautiful cat Johnny! Glad it worked out for you.
     
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  13. BRICKBURN

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    John, you proved out the roller coaster theory in spades.

    Hearty congratulations to you and the team. Well done.

    ps. I could not help myself and I updated your avatar.
     
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  14. edward

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    nice new avatar.
     
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  15. edward

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    like hell,LOVE!!!!!
     

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    Awesome! Congratulations! What a cat and what an adventure.
     
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    Johnny, we all think that is a great cat, but what do we know? It's Mrs. JB's opinion that counts, what did she have to say about it?
     

  18. spike.t

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    Awesome!!! Well done!!!!!
     
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    Congrats on a incredible trophy and hunt, well earned tom!!!
     
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