SCI n° 5 Western ROAN

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by christophe morio, May 14, 2014.

  1. christophe morio

    christophe morio SPONSOR Since 2010 AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Messages:
    677
    Video/Photo:
    3,346
    Likes Received:
    545
    Member of:
    Rowland Ward (RW) & Association des Guides de Grande Chasse (AGGC)
    Hunted:
    senegal, guinea, ivory coast, burkina faso, benin, cameroun, central africa, tanzania, zimbabwe, south africa
    I just got the final measurements of the big ROAN we were Lucky to get with a friend from America last Year.

    It was in January 2013 in Central Africa. We were driving to the bongo camp, a long drive, so we were talking and not really paying attention... when suddendly this Roan ran accross the road and stopped for a few second at about 40 yards from us. Two years ago, we already shot a good 29 1/2 and we were not really looking for one... So, we look and enjoy the beautiful animal. When he walked in an open I could see the trophy and I got very excited.... By the time we got the 375HH and load he was away, off course.... Some 15 minutes later he was at our feet. We only realized that it is a monster... He was a lone bull in his prime, not old and the curve is very pronounced. The biggest horn is: 33 2/8 and the total score 85 3/8.
    Here are some pictures:


    Enjoy some more roan pictures:

    SCI n°5 (2).JPG SCI n°5 (3).JPG SCI n°5 (4).JPG SCI n°5 (5).JPG SCI n°5.JPG 30\'\' almost straight horns.JPG Beautiful 31\'\'. Not very old.JPG Loaded in the truck.JPG Old, long, curve. 32\'\'.JPG P1020261.JPG P1020268.JPG P1020302.JPG
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 14, 2014

  2. Pawprint Safaris

    Pawprint Safaris SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,443
    Video/Photo:
    604
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Member of:
    PHASA HSC
    Hunted:
    South Africa,Zimbabwe,Mozambique
  3. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    17,408
    Video/Photo:
    411
    Likes Received:
    8,958
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico
    You always need good luck when you are hunting.

    Congrats to you both Christophe.
     

  4. rnovi

    rnovi AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Messages:
    242
    Video/Photo:
    2
    Likes Received:
    103
    Member of:
    NRA, SCI, more I'm sure to come
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Texas, Alaska - hey, they count. Trust me!
    What an excellent Roan! Talka bout being in the right place at the right time!
     

  5. Nyati

    Nyati AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    5,394
    Video/Photo:
    65
    Likes Received:
    1,239
    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    Member of:
    RFEC, RFETO
    Hunted:
    Spain, Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape, Free State ).
    Beautiful animal !
     

  6. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com FOUNDER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    8,851
    Video/Photo:
    5,429
    Likes Received:
    3,034
    Thanks for the tale and splendid Roan Christophe.
     

  7. James.Grage

    James.Grage AH Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,633
    Video/Photo:
    75
    Likes Received:
    652
    Member of:
    NRA, ATA, PITA, NAHC, NAFC, DU, TU, DSC, SCI, RMEF
    Hunted:
    USA - Canada -Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe
    Thank you for taking the time and sharing your story and pictures with us.

    Nice hunt.
     

  8. garyleach

    garyleach AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    189
    Video/Photo:
    55
    Likes Received:
    47
    Member of:
    Local clubs
    Hunted:
    Canada and RSA
    Great roan!!
     

  9. enysse

    enysse AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    10,077
    Video/Photo:
    68
    Likes Received:
    2,731
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    Tremendous trophy!
     

  10. christophe morio

    christophe morio SPONSOR Since 2010 AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Messages:
    677
    Video/Photo:
    3,346
    Likes Received:
    545
    Member of:
    Rowland Ward (RW) & Association des Guides de Grande Chasse (AGGC)
    Hunted:
    senegal, guinea, ivory coast, burkina faso, benin, cameroun, central africa, tanzania, zimbabwe, south africa
    Getting big trophy is just luck.
    You just need to be at the right place at the right time....

    I hunted a lot in west Africa where I shot many Roan and when I moved to CAR, one of my goal was to get a 32''. In 2011 I was so happy to get one (see below), it was like I was done with the beautiful antelope...
    You never know what can happen in the bush….

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 1, 2016

Share This Page