SOUTH AFRICA: Another Fun Filled Action Packed Safari Completed

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  1. hansv

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    Dick and Andrew hunted 2 x 1 for 7 days with PH Clive Curtis. This was their first trip to Africa and they experienced more than they had expected in terms of hunting and the great sightings of wildlife they enjoyed daily! They bagged some great animals and Dick's walking challenges were countered by exceptional shooting.
    They both took exceptional Gemsbok, kudu, wildebeest, hartebeest and more. They used 300 win mags with barnes tsx ammo which worked like a charm! They will be back for buffalo in 2019! My wife and I enjoyed spending a few days in camp with Andrew and Dick.

    We have an AH member and his wife on safari with us right now, hope to post some pics of their safari at some stage.

    Some of you may find it interesting that the kudu pictured below (with 1 broken and slightly re-grown tip) measured the same on both horns. I was there and never expected this myself even though the view down the "pipe" clearly showed that the broken horn was deeper, and in the pic if you look closely, the broken horns curls are deeper than the perfect horn. Its all in the curl!

    Happy hunting to you all!

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  2. jacques smith

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    Looks like a very special place The eland is wow. Please sir is the second gemsbok a female?
    What did the unique kudu measure? Cheers
    Jacques
     

  3. hansv

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    Both gemsbok are bulls and the old kudus horns measured just over 52".
     

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    I asked about gemsbok because it appears both tips are perfect were as most of my experience found most males with one duller and shorter horn. Perhaps due to overcrowding and constantly fighting. The width and tips truly make these unique to me. Nicely done
    Jacques
     

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    Excellent trophies
     

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    Which Camp was this hunt done in?
     
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  8. hansv

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    The kalahari
     

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    That kudu has some great character!

    Congrats to you and the hunters!
     

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    Love the kudu, that eland is simply amazing!
     

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    Great animals and that area looks amazing. That picture of the sky is amazing and looks like it is on fire.
     
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    Nice animals, congrats! I love gemsbok hunting.
     

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