Hunt dates 26 May - 4 June 2017
Outfitter and Guide: Marius Goosen
Location: Mpunzi Lodge, Eastern Cape, South Africa
I departed St. Louis on 23 May and transferred through Atlanta and then onto Joburg SA. The flight was on Delta in Comfort +. The flight was long and uneventful. I hired the services of Gunpermits.com and was met at the gate and escorted through customs in about 30 seconds. After retrieving my luggage I was handed off to Anna from Gunpermits.com. She was waiting for me in the arrivals area and we headed off to retrieve my rifles. We made a stop to pick up my pre paid SIM card for my phone. I highly recommend getting one. We arrived at the police station and had my rifle in less than 5 minutes. I decided to stay the night at City Lodge in the airport. Nice hotel with breakfast included. Anna met me in the lobby the next morning and helped me get checked in for my flight to Port Elizabeth. I was meet in PE by Marius and we were off to the lodge. We did stop for a few pot pies on our way. I really enjoyed the worth of pot pie. Once settled into the lodge, we went off to sight in the rifles. It was dark at this point so back to the lodge, are some dinner and off to bed as I was exhausted from my travels.
We found a nice vantage point and glassed across the valley. We spotted several different species and then a nice bushbuck and we were off. We had to stalk around to the other side of the lathe hill we were on and then down a steep section stopping to get a better look at the animal as wee went. Quietly stalked up behind a small bush to within 40 yards and got up on the sticks. The Bushbuch stepped from behind a cactus I I let him have it with a 180 grain Swift A-frame from my Remington 700 in .300 Win Mag. He was down and I had my first African animal.