Let me just say that I hope the information I will post will help others in their decision to go on this hunt, or, if like you @MarkB, to have a better awareness of what to expect, and what to do and bring in preparation. I can only say that this hunt is so action packed, I feel like I have been hear a month or more. Yes, my blind sitting is over, but the final two nights involve specific plans for spot-lighting the illusive night cats, Serval, Caracal, and African Wild Cat. In addition, we will be looking for any of those strange little night creatures like diker and porcupine that we may come across.Just got back and seamed I missed your awesome so far updates, thanks Mort. Great that your done the night sits, can only mean a great report and pics will follow. Keeping me on pins and needles, at least its less than a year for me. Great post, eagerly waiting.
TRUTH!Also, let me say that I do not think this hunt is for everyone, but I do believe it can be. If you are wanting the carefree down time of a plains game hunt, the fellowship of hunting with friends and family, or lots of great evening around the fire with a cocktail in hand, forget it. This is not your trip.The days are as long as the nights. The reward is directly proportional to the effort. The physical and mental strain are real, not overwhelming, but very intense
I like how you say leopards, as in plural. I have twice hunted leopard in Zambia and Tanzania. Crafty, sly, sneaky, and stealthy on bait. However, take them off the menu, throw out a hunk of meat for some poor starving badger, and the things sit and eat mountains of meat, and acts like a damn possum on my dog food bowl at home.TRUTH!
And I just hate when those silly leopards come and eat your badger bait.