SOUTH AFRICA: 1st Safari!!!!

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  1. Guster

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    Last day, I decided if we could find a big Blesbok I would attempt to give him a dirt nap. After looking over huge numbers of small rams & females, we finally found a great ram and the chase was one. Using the hillside and trees , we able to close the distance to 175 yards. I took the shot & center punched him. He still ran 150 yards before tipping over 20180607_084835.jpg

    And that was a wrap to an unbelievable first trip to South Africa......I will be making a return visit
     

  2. dobber

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    great report, it truly is an amazing place
     

  3. Jfet

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    Yes, trophy smiles in all the pictures. :D

    Thanks for the story. (y)(y)(y)
     

  4. gillettehunter

    gillettehunter AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    You had a great hunt. That is a beautiful Kudu. They are one of my favorite animals to hunt. Congrats.
    Bruce
     
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    Congrats on a heck of a trip. That kudu is awesome!
     
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  6. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    Awesome first Africa hunt! You took some great trophies, but I’m really jealous of the smaller critters! Good shooting!
    Thanks for sharing your hunt with us!
     
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  7. Lee M

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    Great hunt. Thx for posting. I could feel the emotion of your first few animals, especially the Kudu. I felt the same way on my first hunt in 2014. Could hardly believe I was there.
     
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  8. BobT

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    Congrats, sounds like a great trip and you got some really fantastic animals!
     
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  9. Bob O

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    Congrats on your first hunt! Ours was last week too in Limpopo, SA. I went through the same range of emotions when I took a large Kudu bull on day 1. Your stories are entertaining and fun to read!
     
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  10. Milan

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    Some very nice animals and pictures. Looks like you had a blast. :A Way To Go:
     
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    Guster, thanks for sharing your very successful hunt with us. You took some great trophies. Just out of curiosity, what were the measurements on that Kudu? I agree with all of the others that think he is a dandy.
     

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    Congrats on the hunt and thanks again for sharing!
     

  13. Guster

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    He taped just over 53"
     

  14. Jeffrey Masters

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    Great report, and some REALLY nice animals. sounds like you got bit by the goback bug over there as well. Glad your first was as memorable as mine!
     
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  15. vancewalker007

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    Those things are hard to get a crack at. Nicely done.
     
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    You will feel that 2020 won't come quick enough. I will be taking part of my group back in 2020.

    Your smile says everything that can be said!
     
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    Great report, love the photo's!
     
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    Thanks for sharing report, great pictures and beautiful animals. I completely agree how tough zebra are. It really shocked.me how far they can run with a good hit.
     

  19. Guster

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    Thanks for the comments. Cant wait to return 20180616_102907.jpg
     
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    Congrats on the great trophies! I'm sure you will have many great memories for the years ahead.
     
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