Passed on this gentleman - Leopards Valley Safaris 2017 Photos

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  1. daved

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    So we are out and about on 25k+ hunting area in South Africa and we stumbled on this gentleman. We passed on him though and we're out again this morning . Wish us luck
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    Definitely wish you luck.
     
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    So I gotta ask. Why the pass? I have never hunted buff and I'll take every opportunity to learn.... Bruce
     

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    My very humble opinion is the boss. The boss doesn't seem to be really hard. A hard worn boss is a good indication of a mature animal. This buff looks big but doesn't have the look of a mature bull. Again just my humble observation......
     
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    That's my take too, but the pictures aren't clear enough for me to see if it has a boss. Could be April fools as it is a pretty nice sized specimen. People too often shoot a soft horned 40" in lieu of a mature hard boss 38" dugga boy. The soft fellow is still studding the herd and protecting it and has a role to play. The dugga boy has done his bit and is now in retirement.

    I've seen some huge dead buffalo photos lately of some very young animals....It's rather sad.
     
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    Hi back for lunch. Yes we passed on this guy because of the fact that his bosses where not developed yet

    We left real early this morning again and saw a bunch more bulls and passed two hard bossed bulls because of spread


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    We returned for lunch and ran into this mammoth once in a lifetime springbuck ram
    That I couldn't pass on . Luckily myself and client where on the same page
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    That is a dandy springbuck and one never to pass on that is for sure. Good luck on the buff
     
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    Nice springbuck.
     
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    Great springbuck. Congrats to you and your client. Bruce
     
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    As noted above - one heck of a springbuck. Looking at your site, this seems to be a self-sustaining buffalo herd? If so, your offerings are very competitive. Best of luck to you and your client.
     
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    Incredible springbok..... stronger than I on the Buff..... I might have had to let lead fly
     
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    Great Springbok !
     
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    Can someone say springbok backstraps for dinner? What a great ram.....
     
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    Well chaps just got in and we had a good day

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    We finally connected on a good bull . He was one of 12 Bulls we saw at a water hole

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    We watched them for 2 hrs before they finally got up and started moving off.
    We had to start a small stalk once they moved off and connected with a tank !! We looked through 35 buff bulls in 4 days.

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    We managed to get a 80-100 year shot on a magnificent bull.

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    I love hunting buff on big areas. This is just another day in the life of an African Pro hunter.

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    This big ol bull measured 40" and weighed in at just over 2000pds
     
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    Now those are some killer bosses.....
     
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    Like those bosses!
     
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    dandy buff. He has done well that is for sure.
     
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    nice scruffy bull.
     
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    Nice bull.

    My guess is your client figured he had best take the shot on the Springbok because you were reaching for his rifle.
     
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