We just returned from our safari with Pawprint. We had a fantastic time on the hunt. Accommodations were comfortable and the service was fantastic! Pieter and his team worked hard to make sure that our needs and goals for the hunt were met. Pieter picked us up at the airport Sunday night and had very nice accommodations arranged for us in Johannesburg. After a fantastic dinner, we were off to bed for some much needed sleep after the long trip. We were up bright and early and off to Hoedspruit to start our buffalo hunt. We arrived shortly after noon, and headed out to hunt early in the afternoon. Buffalo was first on the list. We got onto a herd shortly after we got to the farm. We put several stalks on, but each time the herd spooked. I finally got a shot on a cow facing directly at me. Unfortunately, the shot was a couple of inches low and she was off and running with the herd. We caught up with them after a half hour or so but it took some time to get a clear shot. I was finally afforded a going away shot at about 30 yards. She buckled at the shot, but was off and running again. We learned after skinning that the shot penetrated the full length of the body and stopped just under the skin in her neck. But, as I said, she was off and running. We tracked until it was too dark, then came back in the morning to continue. On day two, we spent another 5 or 6 hours tracking and she was finally spotted back with the herd. A quick running shot at about 25 yards finally put her down. It was a very exciting couple of days! We decided to call it quits after getting the buffalo to the skinning shed. We spent a relaxing afternoon enjoying cold beer and good company while planning the next day's hunt. More to come!