SOUTH AFRICA: Just Returned From KMG Hunting Safari

cperso

AH veteran
Joined
Dec 29, 2011
Messages
115
Reaction score
170
Media
8
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Hunted
South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea
Wow,
Just returnd from hunting with Marius Goosen KMG Hunting Safaris in Eastern Cape.
What an awesome trip. My mate Ray and I hunted with Marius previously 2 years ago and after making great friends and taking some great trophies promised we would return.
This trip we brought our wives along and went to Pumba Game Reserve and the wives did Addo Elephant Park and local town shopping/sight seeing while we hunted .
Marius and the team at KMG treated us like family and we all had a fantastic time.

My mate Ray took a great Kudu Bull we had watched in heavy cover for most of the day and took it at 250mtrs with my 325WSM later in the day as it feed down the ridge with some Kudu cows.

Second trophy was my Eland Bull first spotted by Marius two ridges away (1.5miles away)on a hillside bench and after tough stalk in mountainus terrain we got within 150mtrs.
I took the bull with a shoulder shot with my Browning A Bolt 325wsm as soon as a broadside shot presented.
The bull took the shot and lunged forward but was visibly mortally hit but two more insurance shots to the shoulder anchored him within 10 metres.

Third trophy was my Waterbuck Bull taken at 210mtrs with my 325wsm in the last half hour of light on the last day.
The Waterbuck Bulls on this trip had been hard to locate as Marius said with all the recent rain and feed in the bush they didnt need to venture out in the open as much to feed.

Marius's effort to find exceptional trophies over the 7 days was amazing, he never gave up and always had a plan "B" to every situation.

We all made new friends and had a fantastic time, already thinking about the a future returm to KMG in the near future.
P1000426.JPG
P1000427.JPG
P1000498.JPG
P1000506.JPG
P1000507.JPG
P1000543.JPG
P1000545.JPG
 

Royal27

AH ambassador
Joined
May 27, 2012
Messages
9,497
Reaction score
13,553
Media
109
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
6
Member of
DSC, NRA, SCI
Hunted
USA - TX, CO, GA, ID. Africa - Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa (Limpopo and EC)
Very nice!!!!

I still don't know how they spot some of those animals that far off.... :)
 

cperso

AH veteran
Joined
Dec 29, 2011
Messages
115
Reaction score
170
Media
8
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Hunted
South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea
Very nice!!!!

I still don't know how they spot some of those animals that far off.... :)
Me either, I spotted a lot of animals but they seem to spot the ones that count :)
 

BRICKBURN

Super moderator
Contributor
Lifetime titanium benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 5, 2010
Messages
23,095
Reaction score
17,862
Location
Canada
Media
412
Articles
25
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
2
Europe
1
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico, England
Congrats.
 

billc

AH legend
Joined
Feb 10, 2011
Messages
3,647
Reaction score
4,170
Location
Pa.
Media
97
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
3
Hunted
united state- Co Nm Mt Wy Pa , canada ,mexico ,south africa- Northwest, Limpopo, freestste.Northern cape,East cape, namibia
Great animals and one nice mature eland. Great job done by all
 

Wheels

AH ambassador
Joined
Dec 23, 2012
Messages
6,600
Reaction score
10,454
Media
115
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
4
Hunted
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Glad you had a great hunt.

Thanks for sharing it with us.
 

sestoppelman

AH ambassador
Joined
Apr 25, 2010
Messages
7,858
Reaction score
8,195
Media
172
Articles
2
Hunting reports
Africa
3
Member of
NRA, NA Hunt Club
Hunted
Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia (2), South Africa (2)
Love that old eland bull, fantastic!
 

cperso

AH veteran
Joined
Dec 29, 2011
Messages
115
Reaction score
170
Media
8
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Hunted
South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea
well done! great eland! how is that 325?
I love the 325wsm its a great calibre and hits really hard. I find it great medicine for the Sambar Stags we have here in Australia.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

JWB300

AH veteran
Joined
Mar 2, 2015
Messages
136
Reaction score
91
Location
Australia
Hunting reports
Australia/NZ
2
Member of
ADA, SCI, SFP
Hunted
Australia, NZ, Canada
Wow well done. Great Eland!
 

bluey

AH legend
Joined
May 21, 2012
Messages
4,764
Reaction score
2,067
Location
australia/zambia
Media
52
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
5
Member of
ssaa, aba ,bairnsdale field archers SFP
Hunted
australia south africa (limpopo, north west,eastcape) canada (b.c)zambia
great animals , congratulations,cperso....
 

Redruff

AH enthusiast
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
453
Reaction score
317
Media
3
Hunted
Botswana, RSA, Scotland, Canada
Great trophies and memories! Thanks fir sharing! R.
 

enysse

AH ambassador
Joined
Jan 20, 2009
Messages
11,796
Reaction score
4,386
Media
136
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
1
Member of
Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
I like the 325 WSM too, congrats on the great animals!
 

SHOEDOG

AH veteran
Joined
Nov 20, 2013
Messages
103
Reaction score
91
Media
10
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
LIFE NRA SCI
Hunted
USA CANADA
Looks like Marius got you on some fantastic animals. Congratulations and thanks for the report.
I will be hunting with Marius in a 6 weeks and if my Waterbuck is like yours I will be thrilled!
Steve
 

cperso

AH veteran
Joined
Dec 29, 2011
Messages
115
Reaction score
170
Media
8
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Hunted
South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea
Looks like Marius got you on some fantastic animals. Congratulations and thanks for the report.
I will be hunting with Marius in a 6 weeks and if my Waterbuck is like yours I will be thrilled!
Steve
Yes it was a huge effort put in on Marius's behalf, he's a machine and that's what I like about his hunting.
 

Nyati

AH ambassador
Joined
Jan 15, 2011
Messages
8,052
Reaction score
3,580
Location
Madrid, Spain
Media
129
Hunting reports
Africa
6
Europe
2
Member of
RFEC, RFETO
Hunted
Spain, Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape, Free State ).
Congrats for a great hunt, love that Eland :A Way To Go:

Thanks for sharing.
 

gillettehunter

AH legend
Joined
Sep 10, 2009
Messages
3,734
Reaction score
3,781
Location
WYOMING
Media
83
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
4
Asia/M.East
2
Australia/NZ
1
Hunted
Namibia, Kyrgyzstan(2) South Africa(4) New Zealand Zambia(2)
Beautiful trophies. Looks like you had a great time. Congrats. Bruce
 

Scott Slough

AH fanatic
Joined
May 6, 2014
Messages
975
Reaction score
938
Location
Nacogdoches, TX
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
SCI, Pineywoods SCI, NAHC, TTH
Hunted
USA, South Africa (Eastern Cape)
Great trip ... I have to add to the consensus ... awesome eland!
 

IdaRam

AH legend
Joined
Jun 30, 2014
Messages
2,115
Reaction score
3,819
Location
Idaho
Media
199
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Member of
NRA Life Member, NAHC Life Member, SCI, DSC, Wild Sheep Foundation, NSSF
Hunted
Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, California, Alberta Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Congrats and thanks for sharing (y)
 

Forum statistics

Threads
38,197
Messages
734,687
Members
68,987
Latest member
ElidaAble9
 

 

 

Latest profile posts

Jaynecobb wrote on cal pappas's profile.
I hate to bother you....I own 2 of your books including British bore rifle. I was hoping you might have more 10 bore loads. For the heavier and later rifles. Any help would be appreciated.
Gert Odendaal wrote on Av8or's profile.
Good day , Do you still have .375 H&H Magnum brass available to sell?
tarbe wrote on PatrickMa Ward's profile.
Aha....I see you have a new Avatar!!

Nice bull!
flatwater bill wrote on KHOMAS HIGHLAND HUNTING SAFARIS's profile.
I hope your hunting season has started off well. I am coming to Namibia for the 7th time in late April of 2022. I am bringing two friends who have never hunted outside of the USA. I have several questions, but before I write them all, I will wait to see if you receive this. Please give a shout................................best regards.........................Bill...............Idaho, USA
My name’s Wyatt Baker. I’m a card-carrying NRA member, an avid outdoorsman, long-time angler, and a big Patrick McManus fan.
 
Top