Stoking the fire..

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by johnnyblues, Dec 8, 2018 at 7:49 AM.

  1. johnnyblues

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    Well as many of you here know I’ll be attempting a second go around at leopard in May of 2019 in Namibia. My PH is already trying to pump me up ( as if I really need it!) with some trail cam pictures of a cat he has on bait. Long time off of course but it’s always fun to see.

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    He should be really fat if he sticks around.
    Nothing like trail cam pictures to create some anticipation.
     

  3. johnnyblues

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    Lol. He should be the size of a Saint Bernard!
     

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    Only one thing will drag him away from easy food. ..........
     

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    Ya I know. Not sure what the drought situation is. I know in 2015 when I was there the drought ruined my chances.
     

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    Same thing that drags most of us away from the Reloading bench or a cold beer? Lol
     
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    Game cam pics like that just bring a smile to your face and add to the anticipation for next years safari. Enjoy the prep time and look forward to seeing your hunt report
     
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    Namibia has no shortage of leapards any where I’ve been
    Good luck on strike two
     
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    even drags us away from a football game,hot wings and cold beer. That thing Brought you here and it will take you away.
     

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    I everyone sure that cat is a male? I didn't see any evidence of that. But then I'm not a leopard guide or hunter either.
     
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    Never thought about that, I just assumed
     

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    Really not important at this point since we’re not a week away. I know he has a lot of cats on his place. I thought the same thing but it’s fun anyway to see. His head though is large enough. Could be a male
     

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    Look st third picture, obviously a male but I’m not sure it’s the same kitty as night raider
     
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    The third picture indicates it as a male. The thickness of the root of the tail as well as the testicles.

    Although this is a mature male, looking at the size of the head and the thickness of the neck and lack of any scars, it indicates that this is not a old male. The track would be the same size as a female.

    His daddy may well come past after doing the rounds through his home range and settle in...
     
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