Well I booked this hunt in April 2014. I had just signed up for summer college classes and found out there was going to be an open window of opportunity to hunt or do whatever I wanted for 4 weeks in August. So I scanned some of the great deals on AH and sent some emails out. At this point I was just looking. Rouan Nel of Tsala Safari sent me an offer I had a hard time turning down. So I was booked to be in South Africa from Aug. 12- Aug. 20th. Rouan and Neil Nel picked me up from the airport on August 12th. We drove up to hunting area in the Limpopo Province. Neil was my PH, he has very sharp eyes. He is also on the anti-rhino poaching team. Conditions in the Limpopo Province were dry, warm, windy and a full moon. Everything was some sort of brown or black shape, mixed in with a few green leaves that are acidic and the animals won't eat. It was a unfamiliar Africa for me because I usually like to go earlier in the year. It was definitely harder to spot animals for me, Niel and Rouan were A LOT better than me. I was looking to hunt sable, honey badger, caracal, bushbuck baboon, warthog, bushpig or any of the smaller antelopes. I probably would have shot a big kudu if the shot would have presented itself. Day 1 on August 13, we went out to check my gun as the thugs of Delta decided my new gun case looked to nice and decided to run it over on the runway. My Winchester Model 70 Super Grade in 7mm Rem Mag was shooting 2 inches to the left, so we shifted the aim over. I have a Leupold VIII 3.5-10 40mm on the gun. I was shooting some old ammo I had, 160 grain Swift A Frame bullets. This gun has been a safe queen, it had not seen action in 10 years. So it was time to end that reign. It's a fine rifle, frankly I love that gun to pieces, it fits me well. The first day we went hunting for sable. The brush is fairly thick on Tsala Safari's property. Neil said it could be tough finding the sable. So we just used the roads to look for signs of the sable. There is a lot of game on the property. I saw giraffe, eland, kudu, waterbuck, impala, blesbuck, steenbok, warthog, oryx, blue wildebeest, nyala, zebra, civet cat, African wildcat, and brown hyena. There were tracks of caracal and honeybadger. I saw tons of birds on their property!!! It was never quiet. Anyway we did see the sable two different times, but the second he saw him, he ran into the thick brush. I did catch a glimps of the horns and they looked really nice. I had jet lag in the afternoon and the hot sun didn't help out. Getting next to last light we come around the corner and the sable is standing on the side of the road up ahead. We back the truck up and get off and try to stalk up on him. He runs but then sticks his head out of the brush, kinda curious what is chasing him. I get on the sticks and he is facing me quartering to very hard and I know he is gonna run in hurry. I decide in my mind to take the shot, I'm really confident in that gun at 100 yards. I pull the trigger and he jumps straight in the air like 5 feet+ and runs off into the bush. I'm think "oh boy" this is not what I wanted. But the PH says the shot was excellent. We call for the dogs because it is getting dark quick and I don't want the animal staying out all night unattended. The dogs come and he isn't 100 yards into the brush, I spot him and put 2 more shells into him. He is a gorgeous animal. The left horn in 40 inches and the right is 40.5 inches. I could not be more happier!!!