The 1884 hunt in "De Zuid Afrikaansche republiek"

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  1. Gert Odendaal

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    Meat processing:
    Due to extremely high day temperatures all meat processing was done in the early mornings or late afternoons . We did not hunt any warthog due to considerable possibilities of meat that would spoil .
    All meat /carcasses are de-boned /cut into biltong by Willie Barnard. All cut off pieces , not suitable for biltong is being process by me with assistance from fellow hunters we grind the meat to use as a mince dish for camp food. The rest I use for making venison sausage or wilds wors as it is known in Afrikaans.
    Every body assist to process meat in the camp as well..
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    Willie uses the skin of the slaughtered animal to cure the biltong in it for twelve hours. Then the biltong is hung to dry in the shade...


    As pointed out previously , it really is very important for us to hand down knowledge from the older hunters to our younger hunters..here the three younger hunters are stuffing wilds wors/ venison sausage after the meat has been minced by Erik and Shaun our young men of the camp..

    The following video shows the process of mincing the venison meat with sheep tail fat to enable us to stuff venison wors ...
     
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    Some photos of the hunt/camp/participants:
    This concludes the report about the 1885 Era Black Powder hunt..thank you to all members who follow and respond to this thread..it is much appreciated..:A Big Hello::A Banana::A Banana:
     
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    Thank you kindly members, the positive responses are much appreciated...:A Banana::A Banana:
     
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    Like always, a great report with some exceptional videos. Looks like a really fun trip. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thank you members, there are more videos available , I will share some of them in the near future...(y)(y)(y)
     

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    Members, I need to point out , the exceptional videos were taken by my good friend Georg Poppel, he really did a splendid job, we would not have all these great videos if it was not for Georg...he even had time to sit and rest..man he is good...:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:(y)(y)(y)
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    In regards to the type of hunting we need to do when hunting with the old rifles, here is a video of how near you need to get for a shot , even this distance is too far, as a hunter you need to get closer ...this year was more difficult to get very close to the game..the wind patterns/directions changed around all day...


    Max doing a stalk:
     
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    Members, the nearest shot this year was taken at twelve meters...the veld really was extremely dense..(y)(y)(y)
     

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    This is awesome! Great report.

    What is it about warthog that makes them spoil faster than the other animals?
     

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    Not only warthog, if you roast a pig over an open fire while the sun is shining on it it spoils fast as well..
     

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    Today,.... back from Johannesburg, at 08 00 am, Munich Airport, 3 °C !!!, snow in the mountains, cars are on the right side of the road….back in good old Germany.

    But no impalas, no warthogs, no nyalas, no kudus, no leopards,.... and no Boers....

    I miss these guys…...they gave me an adventure….

    Thank you...

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    My good friend Georg, I sincerely appreciated you and Elfriede doing so much , putting in a great effort to participated in the hunt...I enjoyed your friendship immensely..it was great to have you on the Weltevreden farm and experiencing a great hunt the way our old Voortrekker people have done it for a very long time, a time for ever gone by...I am extremely glad you managed to hunt and shot game as well. I am looking forward to see you and Elfriede again on the next hunt...it seems there is a possibility that we may do the next hunt on a game farm adjacent to the Kruger National park...this certainly will be another great experience....(y)(y)(y):A Banana::A Banana::A Banana::A Banana:
    Yes, I agree , it is easy to miss the Boers and Germans and Englishmen of this hunt, they really are great people to get to know, will always give their best for anyone..:A Big Hello::A Big Hello: I think you to be the greatest good person I ever met...
     
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