SOUTH AFRICA: The Curse Is Lifted: 2018 Group Hunt

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  1. Jfet

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    This is a fun story!(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Awesome, glad you got your hippo. Also glad surgery went well. Speedy recovery.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Beauty pics and story!
     
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    Congratulations on getting your hippo Charlie.(y)
     
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    +1
     
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    Congrats Charlie!!
     
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  8. CAustin

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    Like Skobbie said the shot hit the bull right behind the ear. He obviously took a step forward as I pulled the trigger. But as I mentioned I have never been very good at leading an animal with a rifle. However the results speak for themselves.
     
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  9. CAustin

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    The round went through that thick neck skin shattered the vertebrate, cut the spinal cord and lodged just in the skin on the other side. As I mentioned earlier the Ruger likes this Federal Premium Bear Claws.
     
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  10. CAustin

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    He isn’t an old bull but he has a few battle scares. Now for the butchering!
     

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    Pretty awesome performance and retention for a soft point that hit the spine!
     
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  12. Hogpatrol

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    Great story and pics. Congrats on getting the hippo and thanks for sharing.
     
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    Congratulations Charlie!!!!
     
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    Well done Charlie! Thanks for adding the detail as I enjoy this info as much as the harvest pictures. Good to see Skobee as well. I enjoyed meeting him in 2016.
     

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    Congrats on the hippo!!! Enjoying the story!
     
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    Great shot Charlie!

    That Bear Claw really did the job!
     
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    What a relief it must have been when you saw him float to the surface...congratulations!
     
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    Enjoyed the read, congrats mate
     
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    great report, thanks for sharing
     
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    Yes sir it was.
     

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