SOUTH AFRICA: On Hunt with Chris Troskie Took 59 6/8 Kudu Bull

mtcraigco

AH member
Joined
Jan 1, 2012
Messages
24
Reaction score
4
Website
www.crossbreedholsters.com
Hunting reports
Africa
3
Member of
New member of SCI
Hunted
USA, Africa
Hey all, just a quick check in to give an on-hunt report with Chris Troskie. Im on day 2 of a 10 day hunt and took a nice Zebra
yesterday. This morning I took this guy this from about 200 yds out.
Took 3 solid hits from the 404 to finally anchor him. Spotted him yesterday but he gave us the slip.
Tori Toetoe ( my daughter who is on hunt with me ) had her scope on him but he walked off before she could break a clean shot.
Spent the rest of the day chasing a slightly smaller bull, but lost him too. Spotted this guy again this AM and he didnt slip us this time.
59 6/8 raw score on longest side!
Thanks to Chris Troskie of Chris Troskie Safaris for knowing where the big ones live!!
8 days to go! Note the rugged terrain we took him in, I thought Africa was flat! LOL
I'd have been jut as happy for my daughter to take him but she culd not see him from her position so we decided
we would not let him slip away again, no matter which of us had to shoot him!
I cant wait to see what happens the rest of the hunt and will give a full report on my return to the states.
Additional thanks to Hunters Support, Travel Express, and CZ Firearms for a fine CZ550 in 404 Jeff.

Mark_Kudu.jpg
 

RickB

AH fanatic
Joined
Mar 9, 2011
Messages
877
Reaction score
41
Media
11
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
NRA lifetime, SCI Member, Longhunters LLC
Hunted
South Africa, Germany, USA (OH, NY, VA, PA, WY)
So far so good!!! Nice looking bull. And I am sure you tossed a rock at that bull before your daughter got her shot :D. Good luck and hopefully she gets a 64" bull!!
 

sestoppelman

AH ambassador
Joined
Apr 25, 2010
Messages
7,596
Reaction score
7,408
Media
171
Articles
2
Hunting reports
Africa
3
Member of
NRA, NA Hunt Club
Hunted
Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia (2), South Africa (2)
OK this is too weird! You look just like me! Maybe you are the one 35bore saw at the airport a couple of years ago and thought it was me. Uncanny resemblance! Nice bull BTW!! LOL!!
 

35bore

AH legend
Joined
Apr 17, 2009
Messages
2,402
Reaction score
877
Media
74
Member of
NRA,Missouri hunters ed, SCI, Owensville Gun Club, Quail Forever
Hunted
USA, South Africa, France
Nice Kudu, and Holy S*#t, he does look like you sest,,,:confused::wow:... mtcraigco, were you in Joberg airport last June???
 

Diamondhitch

AH legend
Joined
May 2, 2011
Messages
3,050
Reaction score
781
Website
www.diamondhitch.webs.com
Media
77
Hunting reports
Africa
3
USA/Canada
3
Europe
1
Asia/M.East
1
Member of
SCI
Hunted
Canada (AB, SK, NWT, BC) USA (NM, TX) South Africa (Limpopo, KZN, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northen Cape), Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic
Congrats, that is an awesome bull!!! Chris emailed me pics this AM, I think he is pretty stoked too!
 

James.Grage

AH legend
Joined
Feb 8, 2010
Messages
3,590
Reaction score
716
Media
75
Articles
10
Hunting reports
Africa
8
Member of
NRA, ATA, PITA, NAHC, NAFC, DU, TU, DSC, SCI, RMEF
Hunted
USA - Canada -Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Very nice kudu ...

I am sure there is more to the story...
 

BRICKBURN

Super moderator
Contributor
Lifetime titanium benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 5, 2010
Messages
22,971
Reaction score
17,453
Location
Canada
Media
412
Articles
23
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
2
Europe
1
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico, England
Everyone should be stoked.

Congratulations. Great Trophy.

The downside: How the he** do you beat that!?
 

Wolverine67

AH fanatic
Joined
Feb 18, 2011
Messages
556
Reaction score
66
Media
29
Hunting reports
Africa
4
Europe
1
Member of
SCI, SHAC, RW Guild
Hunted
Norway, Sweden, Poland, South Africa
Beautiful bull!
 

enysse

AH ambassador
Joined
Jan 20, 2009
Messages
11,751
Reaction score
4,343
Media
136
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
1
Member of
Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
Awesome kudu!!! Congrats!
 

Nyati

AH ambassador
Joined
Jan 15, 2011
Messages
7,938
Reaction score
3,407
Location
Madrid, Spain
Media
117
Hunting reports
Africa
6
Europe
1
Member of
RFEC, RFETO
Hunted
Spain, Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape, Free State ).
Congrats for a great bull, looking forward to the rest of the story.
 

Bobpuckett

Gold supporter
AH ambassador
Joined
Dec 21, 2009
Messages
5,008
Reaction score
755
Location
Russellville
Media
75
Hunting reports
Africa
9
USA/Canada
1
Europe
1
Member of
NAHC Life Member, NRA Life Member,SCI, Buckmasters
Hunted
USA(from Coast to Coast and Alaska), Germany, South Africa, Canada
Awesome Bull! Congrats waiting for the rest of the story.
 

mtcraigco

AH member
Joined
Jan 1, 2012
Messages
24
Reaction score
4
Website
www.crossbreedholsters.com
Hunting reports
Africa
3
Member of
New member of SCI
Hunted
USA, Africa
Hey All, just a quick check in as the net is S...L...O...W here

To those who think they recongise me, no ive never been to Afrcia before, this is my first safari. Beginners luck I guess :)
And of course a hell of an outfitter!!

Here is a pic of my daughter's 51 inch Kudu bull and 26 inch Nyala.
More hunting to be done and more updates as I can :)


MrknTri_2ndKuduCmprsd-1.jpg





Tori_NyalaComprrssd.jpg
 

Attachments

  • MrknTri_2ndKuduCmprsd-1.jpg
    MrknTri_2ndKuduCmprsd-1.jpg
    22.3 KB · Views: 81
  • Tori_NyalaComprrssd.jpg
    Tori_NyalaComprrssd.jpg
    28.7 KB · Views: 93

Bobpuckett

Gold supporter
AH ambassador
Joined
Dec 21, 2009
Messages
5,008
Reaction score
755
Location
Russellville
Media
75
Hunting reports
Africa
9
USA/Canada
1
Europe
1
Member of
NAHC Life Member, NRA Life Member,SCI, Buckmasters
Hunted
USA(from Coast to Coast and Alaska), Germany, South Africa, Canada
Hey All, just a quick check in as the net is S...L...O...W here

To those who think they recongise me, no ive never been to Afrcia before, this is my first safari. Beginners luck I guess :)

Here is a pic of my daughter's 51 inch Kudu bull and 26 inch Nyala.
More hunting to be done and more updates as I can :)


MrknTri_2ndKuduCmprsd-1.jpg





Tori_NyalaComprrssd.jpg

Nice Congrats to your daughter! WOW that means there's 3 of you Scary. haha
 

Bobpuckett

Gold supporter
AH ambassador
Joined
Dec 21, 2009
Messages
5,008
Reaction score
755
Location
Russellville
Media
75
Hunting reports
Africa
9
USA/Canada
1
Europe
1
Member of
NAHC Life Member, NRA Life Member,SCI, Buckmasters
Hunted
USA(from Coast to Coast and Alaska), Germany, South Africa, Canada
Hey All, just a quick check in as the net is S...L...O...W here

To those who think they recongise me, no ive never been to Afrcia before, this is my first safari. Beginners luck I guess :)

Here is a pic of my daughter's 51 inch Kudu bull and 26 inch Nyala.
More hunting to be done and more updates as I can :)


MrknTri_2ndKuduCmprsd-1.jpg





Tori_NyalaComprrssd.jpg

Nice Congrats to your Daughter! WOW that means there's 3 of you Scary! haha
 

BRICKBURN

Super moderator
Contributor
Lifetime titanium benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 5, 2010
Messages
22,971
Reaction score
17,453
Location
Canada
Media
412
Articles
23
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
2
Europe
1
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico, England
That smile says it all!
Congratulations.
 

allhands

New member
Joined
Jun 10, 2012
Messages
12
Reaction score
6
Media
6
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Member of
NRA LIfe Member
Hunted
South Africa
Your smile look as big as our were!! Nice job and great shooting to both of you!!!!!!! Chris is a great PH
 

Diamondhitch

AH legend
Joined
May 2, 2011
Messages
3,050
Reaction score
781
Website
www.diamondhitch.webs.com
Media
77
Hunting reports
Africa
3
USA/Canada
3
Europe
1
Asia/M.East
1
Member of
SCI
Hunted
Canada (AB, SK, NWT, BC) USA (NM, TX) South Africa (Limpopo, KZN, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northen Cape), Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic
Congrats, whack em and stack em! Thanks for the update.
 

BryceM

AH veteran
Joined
Aug 5, 2009
Messages
138
Reaction score
22
Media
10
Hunting reports
Africa
1
USA/Canada
1
Member of
NRA, RMEF
Hunted
USA, Namibia
Great Kudu!

But, if I just shot a kudu that measured 59 6/8", I know for darned sure I'd round up and be talking about my 60" bull!!!!!!
 

Forum statistics

Threads
37,309
Messages
711,105
Members
66,442
Latest member
Antoniozxm
 

 

 

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

KCharl wrote on MAdcox's profile.
Hi Madcox
I trust you are well?
Are you perhaps on instagram ?
cal pappas wrote on Mnelson2's profile.
Nelson. Is this message a PM format. I want to send you my email, but don't know if this is the cirrect way to do it. I'm at <pappas@mtaonline.net> Send me an email with your phone and I will call you about a skull I have. I went to school in Boston and am from Bernardston in the west part of the state. Moved to Alaska in 1984 adn never looked back.
BeeMaa wrote on Justbryan's profile.
Sold a Blaser scope mount to him. He was a pleasure to do business with.
BeeMaa wrote on 375Fox's profile.
Sold a Blaser scope mount to him. Was a pleasure to do business with.
Tundra Tiger wrote on Alaska Luke's profile.
Hi Luke. Just saw your message. I am in Dillingham, and have been since 2002. I took an elementary teaching gig here, taught here five years, and then got a job with Togiak National Wildlife Refuge as their education and outreach specialist. Recently I just got a promotion and now I'm the Visitor Services Manager. Prior to DLG I spent 6 years teaching for Lake and Pen in Nondalton.
 
Top