ZIMBABWE: Tuskless Elephant, Buffalo Hunt & More With Charlton McCallum Safaris October 2017

Discussion in 'Hunting Reports Africa' started by Dinsdale, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Tally-Ho Hunting Safaris

    Tally-Ho Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    619
    Video/Photo:
    510
    Likes Received:
    598
    Member of:
    SCI, PHASA, SA Wingshooters
    well done on the trophies
    in hunting i say take your chances, even on first day, else last day you tend to shoot anything in front of you and its usually smaller then what you saw on day one. plus it make the safari a lot less stressful for everybody when u have something in the salt day one

    regards
     
    DCN, Ridgewalker and Dinsdale like this.

  2. ROCKET

    ROCKET AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2014
    Messages:
    762
    Video/Photo:
    13
    Likes Received:
    552
    Location:
    Cordoba, Argentina
    Hunted:
    Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, South Africa
    Well done in the Ele hunting and good trophies......I think the same way.....in free range hunting you can get the chance on a trophie in the first ten minutes or last days who knows......but when the chance is there....take it.....!!!!
     
    edward, Ridgewalker and Dinsdale like this.

  3. npm352

    npm352 AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Messages:
    307
    Video/Photo:
    14
    Likes Received:
    332
    Cool hunt. Tuskless are cool.
     
    Dinsdale likes this.

  4. WAB

    WAB AH Elite

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Messages:
    1,302
    Video/Photo:
    66
    Likes Received:
    2,112
    Location:
    Alabama
    Member of:
    DSC, NRA, SCI
    Hunted:
    Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Scotland, England, Canada, Alaska, Ireland
    Awesome hunt and great decision to take the buff. Buffalo are always a good idea!
     
    wiml76 and Dinsdale like this.

  5. johnnyblues

    johnnyblues AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2013
    Messages:
    6,463
    Video/Photo:
    155
    Likes Received:
    6,216
    Location:
    Georgia
    Hunted:
    USA, ALASKA Canada, New Zealand, Mexico Africa.
    Well done on some fine trophies.(y)
     
    Dinsdale likes this.

  6. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2016
    Messages:
    4,892
    Video/Photo:
    196
    Likes Received:
    4,651
    Location:
    Colorado
    Hunted:
    South Africa: Limpopo, Northwest; USA: Ak, Mt, Wy, Co, Ne, Ks, Nv, NM, Tx
    What a grand wild spaces hunt! Man am I jealous!
    Congratulations!
     
    Dinsdale likes this.

  7. elephantmaster29

    elephantmaster29 AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2017
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    19
    Congrats on your tuskless
     
    Dinsdale likes this.

  8. Timbo

    Timbo AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    509
    Video/Photo:
    33
    Likes Received:
    696
    Member of:
    BGRC PFRC & SSAA
    Hunted:
    Australia (WA & NT), Zimbabwe, Zambia
    Congratulations! Beautiful trophies - especially that buffalo!! (y)
     
    Dinsdale and edward like this.

  9. WAB

    WAB AH Elite

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Messages:
    1,302
    Video/Photo:
    66
    Likes Received:
    2,112
    Location:
    Alabama
    Member of:
    DSC, NRA, SCI
    Hunted:
    Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Scotland, England, Canada, Alaska, Ireland
    Well done on a great hunt! I've never done a plains game hunt so I can't really compare, but I do know that I am totally addicted to hunting buffalo in the bush. It's not something that one tends to do just once!
     
    Timbo and Dinsdale like this.

  10. edward

    edward GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    2,223
    Video/Photo:
    242
    Likes Received:
    2,366
    Member of:
    safari club,nra,d.s.c.
    Hunted:
    south africa and zimbabwe.alaska and several lower 48 states.
    i thought one would do,but ive taken two,not sorry.
     

  11. Dinsdale

    Dinsdale AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    335
    Video/Photo:
    17
    Likes Received:
    288
    Oh, I can see doing that hunt again.:whistle:

    Thanks all for the comments, feel fortunate to have been to Africa several times and the last two hunts have been with two terrific PH's that I would hunt with again at some point; Len in this case and Marius from our own KMG that sponsors here. Had terrific communications with both Buzz and Myles the owners of the outfitting company and enjoyed meeting both while in Zimbabwe; Buzz did the airport run both ways which I didn't expect as I overnighted on both ends at a Harare guest house (Amanzi), and had a terrific diner with Myles and his wife on my arrival. Class acts. Enjoyed camp with PH Alan Shearing with his hunter and guest, just a good experience all around.

    With an American based bank, I pre paid for all the Tuskless hunt, and had enough cash to cover additional plains game and tips. Buzz was kind enough to allow me to transfer balance of the buff trophy fee on my return home when we talked about adding the buffalo on the hunt.


    I'll post something here about the knife used to take my elephants tail. Decided since there is no option of importing any of the parts, I would make a knife as a memento from the hunt and a few weeks before I left spent some time watching a few internet videos, bought some supplies on line and had a go. Turned out I used it more than any knife I have ever taken on a safari hunt and was pleased with performance. O1 tool steel(hardened in vegetable oil) and some left over Turkish walnut for handle/brass pins. Made a basic leather sheath for the pack as I'm not much of a belt knife guy. Chose a scandi grind for more of a bush craft style knife and just need to put a handle on the secong slightly bigger blank I did at the same time; that one is going to have wood for handles I cut from where the elephant fell on the recovery effort.

    Blank;
    [​IMG]

    A little shaping;
    [​IMG]

    Ready for heat treating;
    [​IMG]

    Finished product in use;
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Dec 1, 2017
    Edge, BC.Pat, Ridgewalker and 3 others like this.

  12. Gerry Addison

    Gerry Addison AH Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    34
    Video/Photo:
    1
    Likes Received:
    30
    Did you see many buffalo while on your trip?
     

  13. Dinsdale

    Dinsdale AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    335
    Video/Photo:
    17
    Likes Received:
    288
    One bigger herd that PH estimated at a few hundred; a few sets of dagga boys including the one I shot out of a group of three; and several sets of dagga boy tracks. Lots of sign.

    Both PH's in camp both remarked that dagga hunting in DSA can be a hard hunt at times; we even had plans to try for a few days and move to another camp where there was more quota and no hunting had taken place for a spell. I didn't want to hunt a herd and Len didn't either so we were exactly on the same page for that one.

    But then the plan worked out for this buffalo, and even I knew the set up was perfect to take a shot.

    With several days left, there was a leopard tag available in another concession but I just didn't have the funds to work that out or I would have chased that too!
     
    Ridgewalker likes this.

  14. BC.Pat

    BC.Pat AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Messages:
    385
    Video/Photo:
    8
    Likes Received:
    360
    Location:
    Victoria, British Columbia
    Hunted:
    Botswana , Namibia, Sierra Leone
    Congratulations & Thanks for posting, a tuskless is on my to-do list (y)
     
    Dinsdale likes this.

  15. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2016
    Messages:
    4,892
    Video/Photo:
    196
    Likes Received:
    4,651
    Location:
    Colorado
    Hunted:
    South Africa: Limpopo, Northwest; USA: Ak, Mt, Wy, Co, Ne, Ks, Nv, NM, Tx
    Very nice! One opportunity lead to another. “Picture perfect!” hunt!
     
    Dinsdale likes this.

  16. SETH RINGER

    SETH RINGER AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    OCALA, FL.
    Member of:
    NRA, SCI, DSC
    Hunted:
    TX,AK,PA,AZ,FL,AL,GA,SC,ME, PHILIPPINES, NAMIBIA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE, ARGENTINA, CANADA
    Bet that pretty little Bushbuck did not complain one bit about a .375 being too much gun! Congrats on all.
     
    Dinsdale likes this.

  17. Rell

    Rell New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    Great pics and great story. Very wise taking what Africa offers when she offers it.
     
    Dinsdale likes this.

  18. AfricaHunting.com

    AfricaHunting.com AH ENABLER FOUNDER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    10,599
    Video/Photo:
    5,557
    Likes Received:
    4,707
    Welcome to AH Rell! Please share with us your hunt behind your avatar. ;)
     

  19. Dinsdale

    Dinsdale AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    335
    Video/Photo:
    17
    Likes Received:
    288
    +1....that LDE is a real corker.(y)
     

  20. Philip Glass

    Philip Glass AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2015
    Messages:
    2,547
    Video/Photo:
    59
    Likes Received:
    3,799
    Location:
    Texas
    Member of:
    NRA, Life SCI, Life DSC, Life EWA
    Hunted:
    RSA, Namibia, Kyrgyzstan, Austria, Australia, Zimbabwe, Texas
    Very well done! What a great safari. And I know you had a good PH.
    Philip
     

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice