SOUTH AFRICA: Short Hunt Booked Two Days

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  1. Hunting Sailor

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    I just confirmed a short, very short hunt with JP Kleinhans in the Eastern Cape.
    My folks are coming for a visit from Sweden and I want to give them a feeling of Safari.
    They will be onboard as observers as they have closed the shop on shooting, but are both still very much in the game of hunting. So I volunteered to hunt... :)
    Whatever plains game animals that comes would work for us. Impala, maybe Kudu, Duiker, Bushbok, are the ones I expect to see, but maybe not shoot. I have no musts, except to show my folks a good time, even if we just have two great days in the veld.

    I know many of the AH members have much more elaborate hunts planned, but I'm really excited to go hunting with JP again, if even only for two days.

    //Gus

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    Any time hunting is always great! Trust me if I was there and could only hunt 2 days I would do it!
     
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  3. BRICKBURN

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    Who needs elaborate, you're hunting.
    Write that report when you get it done

    Good luck
     
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  4. Hunting Sailor

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    @reedy0312, knowing that you are going for Leopard soon and sending such encouragements to me is very honorable of you.

    Thanks

    //Gus
     
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    Thanks Brickburn, will try to write something.

    //Gus
     

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    JP is a great outfit. I'm sure you'll see plenty of animals. Best of luck. Shoot straight and have a lot of fun. Would love pics when you get done. Bruce
     

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    Two days or two weeks, doesn't matter! The important thing is you're getting to hunt and spending time with you folks!

    Good luck and get us a report!
     
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    Two days hunting is far better than two days at work
     
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    I really like the idea of not having a "list" and just enjoying whatever comes your way. Enjoy sir!
     
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    +1 Anytime in the outdoors with family/friends is always a plus, add hunting onto it makes it icing on the cake!
     
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    This is a great thing you're doing, sharing this experience with your parents!
     
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    Think it is great you get to do some hunting and to have your parents there will definitely make it special. Enjoy your time in the bush!
     
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    Shoot straight and make mom and dad proud!
     
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    Thanks for the support Gentlemen, much appreciated.

    //Gus
     
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    Wanted to touch back on this subject.

    Had a wonderful time hunting with my parents. The loved it all, the area, JP, the lodge, the mountains, all the animals we saw, but most of all being out in the veld with family.

    We got a couple of Impala for the pot, a Nyala bull and a Kudu bull.
    My dad got a chance on an Impala ram, made a good shot at 160m and it fell quickly.
    It will only qualify for being in entered in my dad's record book, but for him it was a great trophy to be hunting in Africa at the age of 77. Making a good solid shot so the animal fell where it stood sunning in the morning sun, is more important than the inches.

    There are lots of thorn bush in the kloofs where we hunted the Nyala and Kudu, so the shots across the kloof were longer than I prefer, but it was not possible to come closer.

    JP is a solid and great host. We had lots of fun and great times.

    I borrowed his Howa .30-06 with 168gr PMP Soft Point. It was very accurate and the bullet performed better than what I had thought. Even on the Kudu bull at a long distance it went through the ribcage, heart and exited.

    The animals aside, the experience with mom and dad was the best part of the hunt, just as I had hoped.
    When I was a kid my dad took me hunting, now I could take him and mom hunting.

    //Gus
     

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    Glad you had a great time, but we need pics man!
     
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    That sounds like a great experience and memories that will last a lifetime.
     
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    Typical area of the hunt for Nyala and Kudu.
    This is the kloof where I shot the Kudu.

    //Gus

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    Thanks.
    I'm not so experienced with the posting, but I'll work on the picture posting. Some pictures will come:)

    //Gus
     

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