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#3080203 - 07/10/17 10:04 PM Pictures From Africa
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Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1537
Loc: Gillette, WY
Springbok at 80-90 yards standing


Warthog at 35 yards.


Kudu at 350ish, kneeling shot.


Jackal at 100 yards standing


Blesbuck 340ish sitting shot (Corrected distance)


Blue wildebeest 155 yards proneish on a rock


Eland sitting and shooting off of a rock under 200 yards.


Springbok at 395 yards, shooting off a termite mound.



Of the 16 animals, at least nine of the kills I used the Bog-Gear (sitting, kneeling, and standing).
I learned a lot of things.
Since there was no stand hunting, or just get out of the vehicle and shoot over the top of it, hunting or ground blind hunting--all spot and stalk or still hunting.
Most of these animals do not hang around very long and the springbok are like squirrels on crack.
I walked from 7 to 10 miles per day and one day we went 12 miles.
I need a flexible, yet light, yet stable, shooting rest that is quick to change from sitting to standing or kneeling.
The Bog Gear is too slow to switch quickly from sitting, kneeling, and standing.
There was almost a handful of times where I missed a opportunity when I ran out of time to make the shot by 2-8 seconds
The only time I used my bipod (The one exception was my Highwind blesbok) was when it was on a big rock or on a termite mound.
Next time I will probably go with the cartridge no larger than a Winchester short mag or a short action ultra mag in 6.5 or 7mm.
We had a couple of guys using 6.5 creed Rifles ( 130 grain in 140 grain accubonds) and they did great.
This included Eland, Waterbuck, Gemsbok, and kudu.
I think a lighter recoiling specialty pistol will make it easier to shoot in positions other than prone.
The grass was fairly high there.
The price for a 16 animal package in six days of hunting was $3750, and that included six large animals and 10 small animals.
Blesbuck and springbok are considered small animals.
For South Africa, this is a bargain.
You can also upgrade on a specific animal if you ever want to.
The food and accommodations were wonderful.
When you're being guided by a professional hunter that kills 300 to 400 game animals per year, you are being led by someone with experience that far surpasses the majority of hunters little alone PH's.
Ranch surpasses 50,000 acres.
Big Water Safaris - http://www.bigwatersafaris.com/about.html
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#3080229 - 07/11/17 01:01 AM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: xphunter]
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Looks like you went on a bucket list, hunt of a lifetime. I really like that jackal...

I know you said spot and stalk, does that include the jackal? You did not call it?
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#3080254 - 07/11/17 10:12 AM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: xphunter]
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Registered: 06/18/08
Posts: 2560
Loc: South West, OH
Awesome ERNIE! Congrats

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#3080296 - 07/11/17 02:27 PM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: Infidel 762]
xphunter Offline
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Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1537
Loc: Gillette, WY
Originally Posted By: Infidel 762
Looks like you went on a bucket list, hunt of a lifetime. I really like that jackal...

I know you said spot and stalk, does that include the jackal? You did not call it?


No calling
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#3080324 - 07/11/17 05:44 PM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: xphunter]
atd Offline
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Registered: 04/07/11
Posts: 920
Loc: Miami Beach
Great hunt! Funny the Wildebeest was one of your closer kills and they're notorious for being hard to get up on.


Edited by atd (07/11/17 05:44 PM)

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#3080438 - 07/12/17 09:49 AM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: xphunter]
xphunter Offline
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Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1537
Loc: Gillette, WY
My very last large animal I killed was a blue wildebeest and we stalked to under 80 yards on a whole group of them.
It was a bold and amazing stalk.
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#3080537 - 07/12/17 05:43 PM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: xphunter]
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Loc: Michigan
WOW ! I great trip ,congrats !
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#3080559 - 07/12/17 08:10 PM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: xphunter]
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Registered: 04/26/01
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Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
Originally Posted By: xphunter
My very last large animal I killed was a blue wildebeest and we stalked to under 80 yards on a whole group of them.
It was a bold and amazing stalk.


Great pictures of a cool hunt.

I killed my blue wildebeest at about 80 yards too, freehand standing with a .338 Win Mag. Like you say, great fun!
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#3080580 - 07/12/17 09:33 PM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: xphunter]
twhitey Offline
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Registered: 08/03/12
Posts: 436
Loc: MA
Wow
Price is really fair...How about your taxidermy bill lol. Congrats on a sweet looking hunt...

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#3080674 - 07/13/17 02:14 PM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: twhitey]
xphunter Offline
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Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1537
Loc: Gillette, WY
Originally Posted By: twhitey
Wow
Price is really fair...How about your taxidermy bill lol. Congrats on a sweet looking hunt...


Doing several shoulder mounts and a few Europeans
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#3080782 - 07/13/17 11:41 PM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: xphunter]
DesertRam Offline
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Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
I shoulder mounted my kudu. It's a big sucker, but I couldn't resist. The rest are skull mounts and/or flat hides. I love the zebra rug on the wall! Next go-round, if there is one, I'll try for a giraffe and a few of the little guys, and maybe a bigger kudu, and some more jackals, and maybe a caracal, and... Well, you understand. grin
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#3081084 - 07/16/17 04:03 AM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: xphunter]
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Registered: 12/08/16
Posts: 390
Loc: lost in the desert
Wow.

So are there any animals left?

How much does it cost to bring them back?

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#3081138 - 07/16/17 03:51 PM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: xphunter]
xphunter Offline
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Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1537
Loc: Gillette, WY
Not sure all together on cost being shipped back. Not mounting all 16 of them for sure.
Skull/European mounts are being done over there. Shoulder mounts (3) are being done here in the states.
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#3081308 - 07/17/17 04:21 PM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: xphunter]
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Registered: 06/25/13
Posts: 2458
Loc: Metro Denver
Very nice!!

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#3083130 - 07/28/17 09:08 PM Re: Pictures From Africa [Re: xphunter]
Remingtonman Offline
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Registered: 02/12/09
Posts: 680
Loc: Brookline,NH
What where the calibers choices you used on your hunt xphunter? Looks like a blast.


Edited by Remingtonman (07/28/17 09:08 PM)
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