NAMIBIA: My Namibia Hunt 2017

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  1. Nyati

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    Congrats Bill, that was a great hunt with very good trophies, specially that eland !

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  2. Gemsbok Gangsta

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    The 257 is saucy!!!'
     
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  3. billc

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    Yeah it is one saucy caliber and when I do my part has worked really well in Africa.
    It will make another trip over next year and get some action again. On avg animals shot with the 257 have run far less then ones I have taken with the 300 win mag. Have also had way more animals drop in there tracks with the 257 then any other gun I have used there.
     

  4. Ridgewalker

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    I'm assuming this is a 257 Weatherby and not Roberts?
     
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  5. billc

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    Yes a 257 weatherby with 100 grain ttsx or 100 grain aframes. Going to get some 120 grain aframes to try them also but the 100 grain bullets have done amazing when I have done my part.
     

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    Hmmm...got your own "laser" rifle. I've always read good things about the 257 Weatherby. Supposedly old man Weatherby's favorite and as such he took nearly every animal (including Cape buff!) with it.
    Thanks!
     
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  7. Rick Cox

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    Nice Oryx!
     
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  8. billc

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    Well I thought I would share some pictures. I said in my report how I got to help hang some leopard baits for a hunter coming in aug. Well they must of liked my zebra because they have been hitting the baits hard now for over a month. Thought I would share the pictures I just received. 4 different males on bait now.

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  9. Ridgewalker

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    Very handsome Mr Spots!
     
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    Some good animals there. Congratulations!
     
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    Great hunt. I have been considering Namibia for my 2nd trip. You may have just pushed me over the top. Gemsbok, Springbok, and an old beautiful Eland are my main goals. Yours are all awesome. Congrats on a great trip.
     
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    Just so you know and thinking of 2018 I have a group going back over in july of 2018. You can Pm me if you want some details.
     
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    Thanks a lot Bill, but I will still be paying taxidermy from this year. Hoping for 2019 or may have to be 2020.
     
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  14. billc

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    Well when you ready you can reach out to see if any group trips are in the works. Always nice to met up with new hunters and share camp.
     
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    Absolutely. One of the guys who just got back with me on our first trip have been looking at Pawprints packages already. We will definitely reach out when we figure out our schedule. Will you be at DSC in January?
     

  16. billc

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    We do not do a booth at the show but maybe there to meet up with people and say. I am not sure yet if I or Pieter will be there yet.

    You can tell your friend he will have a great time on a Paw print hunt. I am once again doing a Namibia/paw print combo because of the Africa sickness I have, LOL If we do go to dsc we will make a post on Ah for sure.
     
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    Here is the start of some of my mounts from this great hunt I had. Cant wait to get back there this july.

    Eland.JPG Springbuck.JPG
     
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    Love that Eland Bill.

    That dark face is so cool.

    Hope to hook up with an old Livingstone in Zim next year!
     
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    Exciting to see the works in progress, it will be great to get them home!
     
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    I like the springbok mount wall pedestal style, shows off the coat nicely!
     

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