SOUTH AFRICA: Coastal Hunt With LJ Safaris

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  1. markm

    markm SILVER SUPPORTER AH Senior Member

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    I had the honor of hunting with Juan and Lauren of LJ Safaris recently
    and must say what I awesome time I had.If anyone wants a great place
    to hunt you must give them a call believe me you wont be sorry.Juan
    is the real deal .the man knows his stuff.The hunting area is off the
    charts absolutely outstanding.The operation is first rate food the lodge
    the people .also Lauren is really first rate.I could go on and on but
    this typing stuff not so hot.
     

  2. BWH

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    You should elaborate, regardless on how bad you suck at typing. Pictures, what did you shoot, game plentiful, etc....

    Hell, you don’t have to be a Hemingway to be part of this group of monkeys.
     
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  3. HuntingGold

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    I am glad you took the time to post. Thanks for doing so.
     

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    Details! :A Popcorn:
     
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  5. Firebird

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    pictures are worth thousands of words
     

  6. LJ Safaris

    LJ Safaris SPONSOR Since 2017 AH Enthusiast

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    Hi All

    Just a short description of this hunt, Mark had 3 main species on his list, Bushpig, Bushbuck and Common Duiker and then we were planning on a few cull animals. We gave enough days for the bushpig to try be as successful as possible. We picked Mark up from Port Elizabeth and got to the lodge around 3pm, unpacked checked the rifle and went to a lookout to see what we could see, what do you know there are 3 bushpig in the river below us. We moved around and started a long stalk up river to see if we could be lucky to shoot a bushpig in day time, we took our time and when we got there 2 of the 3 bushpig were in the water busy eating water lilies, there was a nice boar, Mark got on the sticks and made a great shot, bushpigs downon the first afternoon in day time.

    The following days we tried hunting bushbuck, we saw lots and looked them over and did this for a couple of days. One afternoon we saw 4 rams and there was an old ram and we decided to stalk him and again a great shot was made and we had a bushbuck down. We did not manage to connect with a Duiker, saw lots but just never got into the right position. In the following days we shot 4 cull warthog and 3 cull Impala. We also managed to shoot a cull zebra.

    It was a great hunt all round.

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  7. Firebird

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    Love that bushpig! Pix really do the grizzled, wet, old stud the honor he deserves! And daytime too-very cool, thanks for posting
     

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    Have hunted with Lauren and Juan highly recommend them ..........
     
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    Fantastic bushpig. They are my nemesis.
     
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  10. markm

    markm SILVER SUPPORTER AH Senior Member

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    Fun hunting them
     

  11. LJ Safaris

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    It truly was an amazing hunt and the whole stalk and hunt on the bushpig was amazing...
     

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    Congrats on your hunt, love that bushpig !
     

  13. markm

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    Was a blast going after him .
     

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    Nice pig and bushbuck!
     

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    Thank you for the report and telling us all about the hunt. It looks like you have great animals and run a smooth operation.
     

  17. markm

    markm SILVER SUPPORTER AH Senior Member

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    That he does
     
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