After talking with the Legelela guys at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo for several years I finally booked a bowhunt for serval ardwolfe and caracal for the first part of Oct. 2019. Due to getting a super price on a Delta 200 flight with alternative dates I arrived on Fri. the evening of the 27th of Sept at Joburg. It was nice to go straight to my lodging with out a long drive. I stayed at the airport Game Lodge which my wife and I have stayed at before, Its very adequite and they serve a great buffet breakfast that is included in the price. They have blesbok, ostrich, springbok, guineas and fallow deer for your viewing, a pool and some hammocks for a midday snooze all for $45.00 bucks a night. I had a down day the next day which was Sat. met up with a friend and went to lunch, then that evening our good friends from Tsala , Rouan, his wife Charmane and their daughter Leila that I've hunted with 3 times before picked me up and we went to a great seafood dinner and caught up on some visiting. The next morning after breakfast Garth my PH arrived right on time and we were off to the lodge in Kwazu Natal. We hunted in several provinces depending on what we were hunting and it was confusing where we were at often. We got settled in the lodge and I shot my bow to make sure everything was ok and a slight adjustment to the right was needed. We waited for dark and went out on a drive, we saw several night critters like yellow mongoose, jackal, rabbit, among others and then a serval, the serval blended in so well that I had trouble seeing it but finally did and shot from the back of the truck, the cat jumped straight up and I thought I had undershot but we found blood and put the dog, JD on it. He's only about a year old but has a lot of heart in no time he had the cat bayed and a quick arrow dispatched him, the first shot was low but would still have been fatal. I couldn't believe we had a serval on the first night!
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