SOUTH AFRICA: My First African Safari With Bos en Dal Safaris June 8 To 14 2018

Discussion in 'Hunting Reports Africa' started by Mark Biggerstaff, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. BenKK

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    Awesome adventure! What a wonderful kudu and eland! Congratulations!
     

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    Enjoyed the story and congratulations on a great Safari!
     

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    Mark congrats buddy and I have so been looking forward to this report. What a wonderful adventure you had. You took some magnificent animals too. Congrats sir and we’ll done!
     
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    Great report and some exceptional animals. That kudu was exceptional. I loved the fact you kept going back looking for him until you nailed him. Enjoyed your writing style.
    That sable is in trouble.
     
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    Great hunt. Enjoyed your writing style. Stud of a Kudu. The Red Hartebeast is no slouch either. Sounds like your shooting was good and your rifle did a great job.
    Bruce
     
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    Some nice pics - especially like the side profile shot of the black wildebeest, great pic - thanks for posting
     
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    Congrats, I'm especially jealous of that kudu!
     
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  8. Mark Biggerstaff

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    Here are the recovered bullets
    Wildabeest frontal
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    Eland shoulder quartering was found in ribs opposite side
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    Eland only went about 35 yards
     
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    Mark, what a great story. That Kudu is a trophy for sure. This experience is going to be hard to beat in the future.
     

  10. Mark Biggerstaff

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    Thanks Erik and I know you will do them justice when they get to you.
     
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  11. gizmo

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    Yes sir and thank you.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your hunt with us.
    You got some fine trophies for a first kick at the can.
    Well done and congratulations.
     

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    beautiful trophys just love those barnes bullets have had exelent luck on us game with them congratulation on you trip
     

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    Great report, thanks for sharing. Wonderful trophies, what and introduction to Africa. The curls on that Kudu are HUGE!!
     

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    Congratulations on a great hunt and trophies!
     

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    Looks like you had a great hunt! That is one beautiful Kudu!
    Thanks for the report, living vicariously lol!
     

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    Congrats on a great hunt !! Gerrit runs a great outfit!
     

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    I was really enjoying this report until the damn snake showed up. :A Outta:

    The Kudu and black wildebeest make up for the snake. :A Banana:
     

  19. Jeffrey Masters

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    What a great hunt and incredible trophies. The first of many I am sure. Thanks for the report!
     
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    Just saw this today. WOW! All your trophies are wonderful. This is what Africa is all about.........great hunt and report!
     
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