SOUTH AFRICA: Eliot Hunts With Karoo Wild Safaris On His First Ever African Hunting Safari

victorw

AH enthusiast
Joined
Feb 14, 2012
Messages
492
Reaction score
726
Location
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Media
595
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
35
Member of
ECGMA, PHASA
Hunted
South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe
Eliot joined us for a 10 day hunting safari, his first hunting trip to Africa. He hunted with Arnold as his PH using my 7x64 Brenneke and 375 Ruger.

The guys hunted hard the first few days having some exceptional luck with Nyala, Springbuck and Burchell's zebra. On the afternoon of the third day they spotted a large Kudu bull from afar and put in a long, tricky stalk. The bull was surrounded by a herd of younger bulls and cows and it was a difficult stalk. Eliot made a good 180 yard shot shortly after sunset to bag a world class Kudu bull. No doubt the highlight in an already successful hunting trip.

img_0055_copy.jpg
img_0083_copy.jpg
img_0136_copy.jpg
img_0094_copy.jpg
img_0103_copy.jpg



I guided Eliot on his Eland bull. We were hunting plum in the middle of the Eland rut and all the Eland were off the surrounding mountains and in the plains chasing after the cows. in the short time before we were began our stalk we spotted a 170 Eland in a 25 square mile plain. We identified a old, exceptionally long horned bull and waited patiently for him to emerge from behind some cows. Our firing line was briefly impeded by some brush for several heart stopping moments. We knew we were too close and were within a whisper from being spotted when Eliot grabbed his opportunity, the 375 bullet knocking the bull over. Two follow up shots later we could approach and admire the magnificent Eland.

img_2309_copy.jpg
img_2313_copy.jpg



Over the course of the next 5 days, Eliot and Arnold successfully hunted a cull Blue Wildebeest cow, a Blesbok and two Impala. He completed his spiral slam with a thrilling stalk on a lone Bushbuck ram emerging into the open form the thick bush.

img_0155_copy.jpg
img_0160_copy.jpg
img_0174_copy.jpg
img_0187_copy.jpg
img_0195_copy.jpg



It was a fantastic 10 days of hunting with Eliot and we thoroughly enjoyed his company, excellent hunting and many laughs. We hope our paths will cross again someday soon.





Guest Comments -

Hunting with Karoo Wild Safaris marked my first African hunt, a lifelong goal. The hunting areas in the Eastern Cape are beautiful, rugged and majestic. I couldn’t have asked for better hunting country. The quality of the game was superb, exceeding my wildest expectations. Victor and Lindsay run a first rate operation, with first class food and wine, fantastic service, and better accommodations than I deserve.

Arnold, my PH, was absolutely top notch! I’d hunt anywhere in the world with Arnold. Patient, personable, and experienced, he repeatedly guided me to trophy class animals and had the highest possible standards on which animals to harvest, never settling for anything but the best. Victor’s experience, and great instincts, led him to hire such a phenomenal PH as Arnold.

I was fortunate to harvest some absolutely monster trophies, and when I wasn’t shooting, I was enjoying the wonderful terrain, mountain views and the pleasant company of Victor’s staff and fellow hunters. You cannot go wrong with Karoo Wild Safaris, they have my strongest possible recommendation for your next hunt! I will be booking my next African adventure with Karoo Wild Safaris.
 

Ragman

AH elite
Joined
Jun 8, 2015
Messages
1,436
Reaction score
2,120
Location
Saskatchewan, Canada
Media
232
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
2
Hunted
Canada(Sask./B.C.), Namibia, RSA(Eastern Cape) USA(Texas)
Beautiful trophies...Congrats!
 

cls

AH elite
Joined
Jan 27, 2014
Messages
1,723
Reaction score
1,244
Location
Alberta, Canada
Media
65
Hunting reports
Africa
3
Member of
SCI, AHEIA
Hunted
Canada(AB, BC, SASK, NWT)), USA (WY, MN, TX), South Africa (Limpopo and Eastern Cape), Zambia
Well done, congrats to all. Some very nice critters.
 

Brent in Az

Silver supporter
AH legend
Joined
Feb 25, 2015
Messages
4,303
Reaction score
7,842
Location
Arizona
Media
3
Articles
3
Hunted
USA - Az, NM, CO, MT, MN.
Excellent trophies in that group. Eland and Kudu, are exceptional.
 

Powdermaker

AH veteran
Joined
Feb 2, 2015
Messages
110
Reaction score
112
Location
Saskatchewan
Media
22
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Hunted
Canada , Namibia, South Africa, Germany.
That first trip to Africa is always special. Looks like you spoiled Eliot. How is he going to top this on his next safari?
Congratulations on a job well done.
 

cpr0312

AH ambassador
Joined
Jul 21, 2011
Messages
9,907
Reaction score
12,218
Location
North Carolina
Media
346
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
1
Member of
NRA Life Member
Hunted
US (All over), New Zealand, South Africa(Northern Cape, Northwest), Zimbabwe, Zambia
Congrats to the hunter and thanks for sharing!
 

Neale

AH enthusiast
Joined
Dec 5, 2015
Messages
497
Reaction score
537
Location
Cape York, Queensland Australia
Media
102
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Member of
SSAA
Hunted
Australia, South Africa ( Eastern Cape, Free State, Limpopo,KwaZulu Natal )
Great trophies for a first timer. Congratulations to Eliot.
Victor, you have certainly has set the bar high, what a magnificant Kudu.
It looks very dry, are the rains late?
 

gesch

AH enthusiast
Joined
Apr 27, 2018
Messages
373
Reaction score
410
Location
Wisconsin
Media
36
Articles
2
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Member of
Sheboygan Rifle and Pistol Club NRA
Hunted
WI, WY, AL, TN, KY, Namibia (x2)
Congratulations to the hunter and your team. I think the animals are beautiful!
 

Ridgewalker

Lifetime bronze benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 8, 2016
Messages
6,727
Reaction score
8,023
Location
Colorado
Media
231
Hunting reports
Africa
3
USA/Canada
3
Hunted
South Africa: Limpopo, Northwest; USA: Ak, Mt, Wy, Co, Ne, Ks, Nv, NM, Tx
WOW! Some fine trophies!
 

victorw

AH enthusiast
Joined
Feb 14, 2012
Messages
492
Reaction score
726
Location
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Media
595
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
35
Member of
ECGMA, PHASA
Hunted
South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe
Great trophies for a first timer. Congratulations to Eliot.
Victor, you have certainly has set the bar high, what a magnificant Kudu.
It looks very dry, are the rains late?

Thanks Neale. This was in September. Our first summer rains only came in January. We’ve received 100mm already, so set for a good year hopefully if it continues.
 

Matt_WY

AH enthusiast
Joined
Nov 27, 2018
Messages
263
Reaction score
572
Location
Wyoming
Media
92
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Member of
Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance, Wild Sheep Foundation, NRA
Hunted
US, Namibia
Definitely sounds like a great hunt!
 

Forum statistics

Threads
36,644
Messages
694,254
Members
64,191
Latest member
does generic viagra work
 

 

 

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Rifle57 wrote on Rimshot's profile.
I bought some bullets from Rimshot and he is good to trade with!
Greetings all! I've been a hunter for 50 years, but only now planning a trip to Africa. I was fortunate and successfully bid on a couple hunts for plains game in SA later this year and next. Also a rare Native Texas (5th generation) and USMC Vet. Hunt safe y'all!
uujm wrote on trg's profile.
I am looking for a Safari Express. Was yours made in New Haven or South Carolina? Any other details you can give me? I am very motivated to buy.
pimes wrote on flatwater bill's profile.
Hello Bill - can you tell me that landowner/ranch/outfitter - Thank you!
Pete0905 wrote on damundsen87's profile.
Hello
Is the Khales 1-6 still for sale?
Thanks
Josh
 
Top