SOUTH AFRICA: My First Buffalo Hunt With Spear Safaris

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  1. jeffpg

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    I am still in camp at Spear Safaris Tintshuba lodge in Limpopo hunting some plains game and watching buffalo. We downed this beast on the second day of a 7 day hunt. I still have another couple of hunting trips during the next 3 weeks and I honestly won't have time to share a hunt report with you guys any time soon.

    However, I just have to share some pics of my buffalo with you... I have learned much from Ernest Dyason and Koos Moulder during my short time here, and I am extremely proud of the old Dugga boy that I was fortunate enough to track down and take as he prepared to bed down with his partners in the think of things. We followed these old buffalo all morning over several miles as we picked up their tracks early from he waterhole they had visited the night before. The presence of a couple of male lions on the track pushed these animals very far in their attempt to put distance between themselves and the big cats. With the help of Koos and our tracker Chengeta, I was able to identify and follow the largest track with them and with the help of the good Lord above, I was actually blessed to take the right buffalo from the half dozen bulls.

    This was the perfect animal for me to harvest on my first buffalo hunt!

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    This was my view from 30 yards away from the buffalo while he prepared to bed down with his mates as I set up for the shot.
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    Massive bosses, bashed up/dull horns, battle scar on hind quarter (presumably from lion or another buffalo), that is a very excellent bull by my way of thinking.
    In fact, for my opinion and taste - this buffalo is one of the best looking ones I have seen posted in the forum here, and there are some very fine ones here.
     
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    This is what I walked up on after paying the insurance as the bull tried to get up from the first 2 shots from the 375 H&H.

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    Here is a track from one of our competitors. Also shown is the big buffalo track we followed that was mixed in with all the others, and a shot of the foot that belonged to that track. How lucky can a guy get to have the one visible animal among the bedding bulls be the big footed, big bossed beast I wanted?!?

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    Wow......thats what I call a incredible boss.....I see the surprices still coming with you Jeff.....very good Buff you got and impresives tracks from your competitors.....!!!!!

    Congratulationsfor that good Buff Jeff.....!!!!!
     

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    Nice....

    Those bosses look swollen!!!

    It is amazing at how little of the animal you can see at such a short distance.
     

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    Congrats! Monster bosses on that old bull.
     

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    Jeff that is an Awesome Bull one dreams are made of. Congrats!
     

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    Jeff,

    Amazing bosses!

    Must be one of those weight lifting buff on steroids.

    Hope the rest of your three weeks goes as well.

    Looking forward to the reports and photos on your other hunts.

    All the best.
     
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    Congrats Jeff. Very nice Bull.
    Good luck with the rest of the hunting.
     

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    I love your cape buffalo. The massive bosses are cool!
     

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    Lots of people would love to get a buf with those kind of bosses. Great job. Have fun with the rest of your hunt. Bruce
     

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    PERFECT,PERFECT!!!!!!!I KNEW YOU WOULD HAVE A GREAT HUNT WITH ERNEST!!!
     

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    Congrats, Jeff, great bull !
     

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    Very nice Cape Buffalo Jeff.

    Some great Boss's on that Black Death bull.
     

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    Awesome.
    A dagga boy from the best ones.
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    Thank you guys for the kind comments.
    They mean a lot to me.

    This buffalo is all that I could possibly ask for, and far more than I deserve.
     

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    Great bosses on that Bull!


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    Terrific bull - congratulations.
     

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