NAMIBIA: My Hunt With Jamy Traut Safaris

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  1. Travis2282

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    Even though as some know my flight from Atlanta to joburg was changed to Atlanta to London then to joburg then Namibia it was kinda a blessing. After a few hours of getting my rifles on the right path Me and my wife had about 5 hours which allowed us to tour London a bit. What a beautiful place!

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    Then we were back on for another days worth of flights!
     
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    The first day of the hunt we seen many animals but were unable to get a shot on a mature gemsbok male which I preferred. On my second day of the hunt I got this beautiful gemsbok at 230 yards. He dropped from the shot of my .375 HH then got back up and ran another 40 yards and never moved again! IMG_0825.JPG
     
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    Very nice gemsbok! Looking forward to the rest of your report.
     
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    Nice gemsbok, congrats! Look forward to more
     
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    On the third morning we headed out stalking up on 3 different kudu bulls. The first two were very wide bulls which I had wanted, but Jamy insisted they were just not old enough! So on we go. After spotting this kudu from way out standing on a mountain side we made a 3 hour stalk on him and decided he was a shooter. Although I originally wanted a wide bull, Jamy told me we would be crazy not to try to shoot this bull! He guessed him at 51”. We snuck up to about 100 yards from him as he was bedded down behind some brush when suddenly he got up. Jamy put the sticks up and the 375 did its job again! He measured 55” on both sides! I was so happy to get this magnificent animal!. After the pictures he called the trackers and skinners and they all came on the hillside to skin him and butcher him up so we could take him back to the trucks. IMG_0166.JPG
     
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    Wow, your hunt started with 2 great animals!
     
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    Well if the other pics didn’t show up because it doesn’t seem to want me to edit it here they are I hope! IMG_0185.JPG IMG_0187.JPG IMG_0189.JPG
     

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    Very nice kudu and gemsbok!! Congrats and looking forward to more!
     
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    Magnificent bulls!
     
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    Great trophies, congrats!
     
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    Over the next two days I took this beautiful 24 1/2” red hartebeast and this meat wildibeast cow. IMG_0207.JPG IMG_0228.JPG .
     
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    You had a great hunt and took some nice animals. Congrats
     
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    Next me and my wife along with one of the PH and his wife took a 7 hour trip to the coast to Swakopmund. We stayed at their house on the beach for a couple days. Tons of things to do in this town. Atv rides on the sand dunes, seal tours, hot air balloon rides, shopping etc.... IMG_9412.JPG IMG_9426.JPG IMG_9423.JPG IMG_9593.JPG IMG_0536.JPG IMG_9500.JPG IMG_9452.JPG IMG_9561.JPG
     
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    Nice pics and beautiful trophies! The skeleton coast and Namib are a treat to get to see.
     
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    Congrats, nice critters and thanks for sharing
     
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    You have taken some incredible trophies!
     
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    Congrats Travis. An incredible hunt with great trophies for sure. And I really like the time at the coast added on at the end.
     
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    The last two days we traveled up to Etosha national park. Staying in two different lodges in the Park seemed to be the best way to see most of the animals. No leopards. And We only seen one lion. It was a long but interesting 7 hour drive on dirt roads from Swakopmund to etosha. I no longer complain about the bumps and potholes in the roads in South Carolina!. IMG_0257.JPG IMG_9620.jpg IMG_9647.JPG IMG_0560.JPG IMG_9727.JPG IMG_9339.JPG IMG_9736.JPG IMG_9642.JPG IMG_9660.JPG IMG_9655.JPG
     

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    Grand trip with all the interesting additions! Congratulations and it’s nice you could get your wife to go!
    Thanks for sharing some great pictures!
     
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    Some very nice trophies and you made a trip of it for certain.
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