SOUTH AFRICA: My First Buffalo Hunt With Spear Safaris

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  1. bluey

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    nice buff jeff
    congratulations , mate
     

  2. Sika98k

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    Well done ! That is a great looking animal.
     

  3. tarbe

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    Perfect!

    Well done and congratulations.


    Tim
     

  4. woods1126

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    That has got to be surly the finest buffalo I've ever seen. He must have had a sore neck from carrying those around!:ROFLMAO:Congratulations on that fine beast!! Kevin
     

  5. huntermn15

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    Outstanding Buff, Enjoy the rest of your journey! Looking forward to the rest of the story and more photos of the upcoming weeks.
     

  6. Bruce Fletcher

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    Excellent Photo's and description of the Hunt. When you went through the desription of the tracking and then seeing lion tracks my heart started pounding a little. All the photos were terrific and really added to the story of the hunt. Best of luck on the rest or your Safari
     

  7. CAustin

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    Congrats! He is an old boy for sure. The bosses are truly amazing! Hope you do a head and shoulder mount of him. Post pictures when you get him home.
     

  8. Spear Safaris

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    Congrats.
     

  10. PeteG

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    that is a superb trophy jeff, really appeals to me as a top notch trophy.
    Congrats
     

  11. bassasdaindia

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    magnificent bosses, well done on a great buf
     

  12. AB2506

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    I've met Ernest Dyason a number of times at the African Events Show in Calgary. A very nice guy that has a calm "presence" that likely comes from his years as an officer in the defence forces of the RSA. I would not hesitate to hire him when/if I go for a buffalo.
     
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  13. buffybr

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    Congratulations on a great buffalo! I don't think I've ever seen bosses like those.

    I've enjoyed talking to Ernest several times at sport shows.

    I also had a great hunt with Koos in 2005 hunting on properties in Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Free State.
    Here's Koos and me with my Nyala...
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  14. crudeoildude

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    AWSOME SIMPLY AWSOME very nice congrats
     

  15. johnnyblues

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    Yes amazing bosses on that ole boy! Big congrats!
     

  16. sgt_zim

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    Very nice.

    That's exactly the kind of buff I want - a battle-scarred, aging warrior with worn-down tips and great bosses.

    Perfect! I agree with another poster - this is the best-looking buff I've seen on AH, and there are lots of really good ones here.
     

  17. edward

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    best ive ever seen.
     

  18. Brian

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    Congrats on a great old bull.
     

  19. 1dirthawker

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    very fine bull,

    great bosses, worn tips, perfect. congrats.
     

  20. Bushpig4Ever

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    Incredible buffalo, hope to get a similar one ;) in April when hunting in Zimbabwe.
    Is the hunting area bordering Kruger National Park without any fences or is the hunting area completely fenced in?
     

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