SOUTH AFRICA: First Safari With Game 4 Africa Safaris

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  1. COSA

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    Not a big internet poster, but I'll give it a try:
    Recently completed my first hunt in Africa with Game 4 Africa in the East Cape , hunting with PH Wik. Had a outstanding hunt and took 12 animals. Wik has the best game eyes I’ve ever been around; we saw between 150-200 different Kudu bulls over the hunt. The only animal I did not get on my “list” was a warthog, because we were being really picky after shooting several not on the “list"

    Accommodations & food were top rate (mostly ate game by request, Springbuck is my new favorite game meat). They also own a butchery in town so the meat/trophy care was immaculate. Watching the animals in the irrigated field over a beer each evening was relaxing. I will say that our Montana beer is superior to South Africa beer....

    This was my first guided hunt, having only hunted public land in the mountain states; so I had some concerns about high fences or “tame” animals. All the properties we hunted were quite large, and the bush thick – fences were a non-factor. Can't wait to come back, though the bank account says otherwise....

    Impala.JPG Field.JPG Bles.JPG Fire.JPG Spring.JPG Blue.JPG Kudu.JPG Black.JPG Steen.JPG Country.JPG Bush.JPG Harte.JPG Gems.JPG Nyala2.JPG Z2.JPG
     
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  2. Dbrown4183

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    Looks awesome! Headingvfor my first hunt in 3 weeks can't wait. How long were you there?
     

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    Thanks for the effort.
    Glad the fences were not an issue.
    Congratulations on a successful hunt.
     
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    Thanks for the write up. Good to know all went well as we will be hunting there 2-weeks from this Friday...not like I am counting days or anything.
     
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    Congrats, looks like you had a great time
     
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    Awesome hunt, beautiful animals, I'm leaving tomorrow for the Eastern Cape. Love the nyala.
     
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    Congrats, nice trophies !
     
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    Glad you had a good time and took some animals I am very envious about-congratulations!
     
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    Looks like a successful hunt, congrats.
     
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    Great hunt, that is a nice Nyala. What calibre is the Sako?
     

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    Looks like a fun hunt and you sure took some beautiful animals! Well done!
     
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    Congratulations on some beautiful trophies, some crackers there (y)
     
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    COSA, I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but you are HOOKED. Going back will only be a matter of time. Thanks for sharing your hunt with us.
     
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    Jerry said he isn't much of a Internet user so Ill reply for him
    He was over for 7 days, 8 nights.
     

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    He went for the rifle rental option and used our Sako 85. 7mm Rem Mag,
    Bullets Federal 160gr. All one shot kills
     

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    Yip, Already planning his next trip with us
     

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    You have some nice trophies. Lots of animals in a 1 week hunt. Congrats on them. Looks like a great East Cape Kudu and I love the mass on the Impala. You did well.
    Bruce
     
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    Perhaps...............but South African hunting weather is vastly superior to Montana hunting weather and more conducive to wanting/needing to drink beer...........:)

    Moose Drool vs Castle............that's a toss up, as long as they are both cold, I'm not choosy.

    Congratulations on an excellent hunt!
     

  19. COSA

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    Thanks for the replies, and yes, I'm heading back in 2021 with a good friend for a longer trip. Only complaint I have about Wik is that he's more anal about photos than my wife... but appreciate them now
     

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    Congrats on the hunt and thanks for sharing!
     

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