We just got back from our first safari to Africa. We were lucky enough to hunt with Ricus and his crew with White Lion Safaris. First class all the way! We hunted a couple different concessions and were treated with great accommodations, quality animals, knowledgeable PH's and wonderful hosts. The two concessions were dramatically different, one in the mountains, very rocky with large grassy velde spreading out from their bases and the other very bushy savannah with large Camelthorn trees and Blackthorn throughout. The areas were very large 25,000-35,000 acres each and we were the only group at them so it was very nice to say the least! The three of us were treated to the hunt of a lifetime! I took this Eland towards the end of the hunt at 130 yards (a chip shot as most of the animals were over 200...) It was an aggressive animal, goring and killing a Sable Cow the day before. It still had some blood on one of its horns!!! Though not on my list of animals to take it was hard to pass up when we heard the story and once we'd tracked it down I couldn't hold back. The bull was milling about with some Sable and no one wanted a repeat of the day before. We closed the distance to about 140 yards and then I had to wait for it to clear the Sable. There was one behind the bull and a couple in front. As the ones behind got nervous and started away I readied myself for the shot. There was one Sable left standing in front of the bull and when she lowered her head I squeezed off the shot, right through hThey are such immense animals! One shot from the .338 and he didn't go far.