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What Von Gruff said, but from both of you. I especially want to see how many 60 yd. shots DL took with his bow.
 

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Hallo from main camp, at Khomas Highland Safaris,
(Mountains west of Windhoek, Namibia).

At the moment, we're in from the bush for lunch.
Just a few minutes ago, the communications company repaired our tower here (baboons had climbed the pole and pulled some wires out).
So at last we have Internet.

The above photo was taken in Heathrow-London Airport.
L to R:
My son Danny (DoubleLunger).
Myself
Dale (old friend from my childhood).

Anyway, so far, collectively we've taken a Hartman Zebra, a red hartebeest, a Springbock, and two gemsbock.

Must go now but hunting is good, owners and staff are good as well.
(Food is also quite good.)

There will be a thorough report at some stage and Danny will post photos as well.
However, it shall have to be after our return as, none of us wish to spend our time in Africa writing reports lol.

Cheers,
Velo Dog.
 

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Bring on the photos
 

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Sounds like your off to a good start to your hunt. Also sounds likes you may need to help thin out some baboons so you can do more talking about your hunt. They make such great targets anyway. Good luck with the rest of your hunt.
 

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Hallo from main camp, at Khomas Highland Safaris,
(Mountains west of Windhoek, Namibia).


There will be a thorough report at some stage and Danny will post photos as well.
However, it shall have to be after our return as, none of us wish to spend our time in Africa writing reports lol.

Cheers,
Velo Dog.
By all means wait for your return for the full report but make little notes in the evening so you dont forget any of the details that might be a bit hazy after the adrenalin filled days are behind you.
 

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What Von Gruff said, but from both of you. I especially want to see how many 60 yd. shots DL took with his bow.

Hi Shootist43,

Thanks but, where did you get the idea he would try to hit a live target at 60 yards with an arrow ?

Scratching my head,
Velo Dog.

PS:
Having a splendid time here, making new friends and the hunting although hard work (no game fences here, truly free ranging animals) the hunting is fruitful.
 

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Hi Philip Glass,

British Air has "lost" my son's bow.
They're full of shrugs and excuses as to why their tracking system can't find it (in other words they stole it).
He's using one borrowed from his excellent PH here but has missed a couple shots within his normal comfort ranges (40 yards and under).

I'm through battling the gimp heads when I bring firearms across international borders.
If you don't pull your own hair out when trying to deal with what amount to mentally retarded airline employees and border police who are nothing but criminals in uniform, have fun.
I'm done with it.

One reason I booked with Philip Hennings this time is because he was willing to rent to me a rifle identical to my favorite bolt action .375 H&H at home (Brno 602 Mauser).
I see no reason to bring mine when it's twin was waiting for me here.

Cheers,
Velo Dog.

PS:
Took a fine old warthog with it yesterday (a favorite animal of mine to hunt) while slowly and quietly hunting along a mostly dry river.
I was in heaven for awhile.
 
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Waidmannsheil to your success and for your trip.
I loved hunting in the Highland also.
Like Wheels wrote:a little bit like the Wild West.
Here my horse for you :
When "General Nelson Miles" rides again :)
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Regards from Munich
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Always one to enjoy an iced bourbon on Saturday evening I must say it was a bit improved while checking up on yalls Namibian adventures. Good hunting to you all.
 

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By all means wait for your return for the full report but make little notes in the evening so you dont forget any of the details that might be a bit hazy after the adrenalin filled days are behind you.

Thanks Von Gruff,

Notes are written each mid day, except if we have lunch far from the house.
My parents were both School Teachers so, I was required to excel at the "Three R's" (readin' ritin' and rithmayic").
Therefore, my homework (taking down notes in this instance) is a priority to this day, no problem.

Cheers,
Velo Dog.
 
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Sorry to hear about your son's bow, it might be a permit issue by British Airlines?
 

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Di
Waidmannsheil to your success and for your trip.
I loved hunting in the Highland also.
Like Wheels wrote:a little bit like the Wild West.
Here my horse for you :
When "General Nelson Miles" rides again :)
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Regards from Munich
Foxi

Donke shoen Foxi,

Serious wind and dry lightening last night.
Bush fire raging from same but not headed this way.
Internet connection off and on anyway but, now very very shaky.
Calm weather this morning (6:00am).

Walking much and eating much lol.
Zebra migration is on, I've taken a large old stallion.
Also much game of several species and we're all bagging animals.
It is work to get into position for a shot but fun work and plentiful game, diversified species.

The Hennings family and employees are a very excellent crew to hunt with.

Time for breakfast and hope to sort out baboons.

Cheers,
General Miles.
 

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Thanks enysse,

Brit Air has not mentioned that possibility whatsoever.
Their ploy is to put the victim on hold forever, obviously hoping he will just take it in the arse and quietly go away.
When someone finally answers the line again, they spew out multiple excuses as to why they can do nothing.

British Air is a mob of gangsters,
Velo Dog
Namibia.
 

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Hallo fellow Hunters,

A few highlights:

Son used PH's .375 H&H / 300 gr (Remington 700 / large Leupold tactical turret type scope) to drop large baboon at somewhere between 250-300 yds, as it walked R to L (L to R ?), across small dam - DRT.
He will write report later.

Old pal Dale has taken a cracker kudu with Philip's .300 Winchester / 180 gr Accubond (I believe that's the bullet used), a real large old bull, beauty.

Yours truly sacked also a large old male baboon as he bolted from a leopard bait, running uphill, R to L, like a scalded cat, slightly quartering away.
I led him and at about 220 meters, I let drive one RNSP, 300 gr PMP factory load, as he briefly cleared a gap in the thorns.
Impact was just left of the tail root.
Exit was just before the last rib, right side - expiration was nearly instant.

Decided to splurge and have him full body mount for my man cave.

Note:
Originally, I was to use Philip's pet hand load of 250 gr Sierra spitzers.
But, he decided to outfit me with Federal factory loaded 270 gr round nose and we zeroed rifle for same on day one.
They proved adequately accurate and VERY effective (only two bullets recovered).
Only had a few of these cartridges and after the zebra, had switched to PMP 300 gr factory loads (plenty of these in supply) in anticipation of hunting eland down in the lower desert.
These are superbly accurate in the Brno .375 I must say, very happy about this !

This afternoon walking dry river bank for duiker but none seen.
Rain !
So, back in camp now.

Super is pending so, must close.

Best regards from the mountains of central Namibia,
Velo Dog,
DoubleLunger
and
Dale.
 

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Sounds like a group of sharp shooters have landed there! Well done.(y)
 

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Hi Shootist43,

Thanks but, where did you get the idea he would try to hit a live target at 60 yards with an arrow ?

Scratching my head,
Velo Dog.

PS:
Having a splendid time here, making new friends and the hunting although hard work (no game fences here, truly free ranging animals) the hunting is fruitful.

From DL's post titled Proper Setup. He mentioned both 60 and 80 yd. shots. In that thread I mentioned that he should restrict his shots to 40 yds. or less. I was just "ragging" on him a little.
 

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Ok,
From DL's post titled Proper Setup. He mentioned both 60 and 80 yd. shots. In that thread I mentioned that he should restrict his shots to 40 yds. or less. I was just "ragging" on him a little.

I get it now.
Comparable to asking someone how many animals they have bagged at 1000 yds, because they said they rifle practice out to 1000 yds on a measured shooting range.
Yes, fun poking is good for all of us, keeps us on our toes.

Time for breakfast, must go.
Cheers.
 

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Ok,


I get it now.
Comparable to asking someone how many animals they have bagged at 1000 yds, because they said they rifle practice out to 1000 yds on a measured shooting range.
Yes, fun poking is good for all of us, keeps us on our toes.

Time for breakfast, must go.
Cheers.

+1
 

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Good Morning,

(5:45 AM here).

We've travelled down into the edge of the Kalahari Desert and are residing at a very excellent place known as "Elephant Camp".
WIFI is working here at the moment, hurray.

One peacock and one peahen roost in the tree just beside my little veranda each night (my room is on the 2nd story of this "desert fortress" / within a beautiful green oasis).
This AM they are restless and screaming a lot so, I figured I will use this time to submit more of my jabber about hunting.
Must be a jackal prowling about or someone went outside to watch the sunrise (there also is a small group of German non-hunting tourists staying here, to take wildlife photographs.)

37,000 acres that is game fenced but I haven't seen this fence, except when we entered the gates, quite a long way before we arrived at the oasis.
Unless you count the fence immediately around the compound itself, design to keep dangerous animals away from the camp.
We've seen many species, including but not limited to elephant, antelopes, gamebirds, hare, giraffe and cheeta.
Part mountains and part flat, virtually all of this holding is covered with the thickest thornbush I have seen in a long time.
It averages about 8' high, very thick and so finding animals in it is no easy thing.

Everything has thorns here (someone once said; "that's Africa") but my favorite is the ones with millions of tiny, needle sharp, "cat's claw" thorns festooned on every branch and twig.
The slightest mis-step and they grab you, as if angry that you tried to sneak past.
Sharp stones have punctured two of our tires here.
Hunting conditions in this part of the Kalahari are not for the faint of heart.
And I spoke too soon about the WIFI, our connection just now has quit again.)

Philip however is extremely organized and always totally prepared.
He brings several spare tires, on rims and when one gets a puncture, it is changed out in 5 or 10 minutes.
Then off you go, to whatever water hole or hilltop you had intended on to begin with.
Likewise, while walking, if you stay directly behind your PH as he follows the trails beaten down by thousands of antelope and zebra hooves, you will not be clawed to bits.
(One glance at my scratched up shins and nicked up hands suggests that I'm a rather slow learner lol).

The Chef's here are tip top, serving only game meat, local vegetables and fruits.
All their bread is made by hand here as well.
White table cloths and candle light dinners.
I'm not necessarily worthy of such pampering but, am truly enjoying all of it.
Last night we enjoyed an impala roast, potatoes with cheese and bacon, rice, a huge supply of brown gravy, German style cole slaw (just as I prefer it - not sugary sweet), an excellent red wine (Syrah) from down in South Africa and blah, blah, blah.
All superbly prepared and delicious.

Back to hunting topic:
Is it just me or do German non-hunters seem to be more tuned in to reality than American non-hunters ?

Several of these German travelers have thanked us for the delicious food we provide for their dining pleasure.
Try holding your breath until some USA non-hunter tourist thanks you for the meat on their plate.

I have taken a decent bull eland and my son has taken a management bull oryx here.
I did not have the heart to tell them that some previous hunter/s had shot the impala, providing us with that splendid rump roast.
This lodge ages all meats within their walk in cold room, for minimum 1 week, old animals much longer.

Well anyway, we are all having a huge time and upon our return to the good old USA, both my son and I will write full details.
Likewise, he will post the photos for both of us, as I have had absolutely no luck posting them myself (it's a geezer thing).

Cheers,
Velo Dog
Namibia.

PS:
8:00 AM here and WIFI connected again so, I will launch this and breakfast is served now as well.
 

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