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Zebrakiller 29-May-17
RamDreamer 29-May-17
Zebrakiller 29-May-17
StickFlicker 29-May-17
Zebrakiller 29-May-17
AZ~Rich 29-May-17
Zebrakiller 29-May-17
Zebrakiller 30-May-17
Firehuntfish 30-May-17
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Zebrakiller 30-May-17
Zebrakiller 30-May-17
Firehuntfish 30-May-17
Zebrakiller 30-May-17
StickFlicker 30-May-17
Zebrakiller 30-May-17
fenceman 31-May-17
AZ~Rich 31-May-17
Buffalo1 01-Jun-17
joker2400 02-Jun-17
t-roy 02-Jun-17
t-roy 02-Jun-17
Buffalo1 02-Jun-17
Buffalo1 02-Jun-17
AZ~Rich 02-Jun-17
t-roy 02-Jun-17
GhostBird 02-Jun-17
Zebrakiller 07-Jun-17
Bake 07-Jun-17
Bake 07-Jun-17
t-roy 07-Jun-17
Bake 07-Jun-17
Zebrakiller 08-Jun-17
Scar Finga 08-Jun-17
PAstringking 08-Jun-17
PAstringking 08-Jun-17
Forest bows 08-Jun-17
huntinelk 08-Jun-17
Zebrakiller 08-Jun-17
huntinelk 08-Jun-17
GhostBird 09-Jun-17
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Zebrakiller 09-Jun-17
AZ~Rich 09-Jun-17
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t-roy 09-Jun-17
Forest bows 09-Jun-17
Zebrakiller 10-Jun-17
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Zebrakiller 10-Jun-17
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Firehuntfish 11-Jun-17
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Zebrakiller 21-Jun-17
PAstringking 21-Jun-17
GhostBird 21-Jun-17
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AZ~Rich 22-Jun-17
Zebrakiller 23-Jun-17
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Zebrakiller 26-Jun-17
MedicineMan 27-Jun-17
Zebrakiller 13-Jul-17
From: Zebrakiller
29-May-17
Lets see some Africa stuff I have 54 more days to wait!

From: RamDreamer
29-May-17
You have much to look forward to! Africa's a big continent, where are you going?

From: Zebrakiller
29-May-17
South africa by steenbokpan and some free state

From: StickFlicker
29-May-17

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Here's my best trophy from the Steenbok Pan area, a 13" + Warthog taken in 2012. Good luck on your hunt, I've been Jonesing to go again this year!

Marvin

From: Zebrakiller
29-May-17
Nice warthog congrats, s

From: AZ~Rich
29-May-17

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Hey Marvin, you can come with us. We are leaving in two weeks and have only three in camp. You met the others at the Sheep banquet last year. Plenty of time to get a ticket (Maybe). I know you have a favored place already though. We will be thinking of you when we are after those Sable.

From: Zebrakiller
29-May-17
Good luck on the sable!

From: Zebrakiller
30-May-17
Any bush pigs I want to spend some time after one this year

From: Firehuntfish
30-May-17

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Zebrakiller, here are a few to get you fired up!

From: Firehuntfish
30-May-17

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From: Zebrakiller
30-May-17
sweet!!!!!!!! thanks

From: Zebrakiller
30-May-17
Did you hunt bush pig over bait at night?

From: Firehuntfish
30-May-17
Zebrakiller,

Nearly all of our bush pigs are taken over bait at night. On a rare occasion, it is possible to catch one in the bush in daylight heading to or from it's bedding area. However, that is not typical.

We have a fantastic ranch up in the Waterberg mountains on concession where we do most of our bush pig hunting. It is usually planned on request, and we set up a couple of different hides over bait many days prior to the hunters' arrival. Trail cams will tell us which baits are getting hit and we go from there. Over bait, the success rate with both rifle and bow is very high.

From: Zebrakiller
30-May-17
thank you Firehuntfish, My PH knows its on my list and one Im really after, sounds like he is planning about the same as you say, I have a bunch of African animals already so I want to go after a few hard ones and different ones this trip thanks for your replies,

From: StickFlicker
30-May-17

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You mentioned in your PM that you were also going to another province to hunt Black Wildebeest. Here's a picture of mine that I took spot and stalk on the open prairie (highveld). Although there are trees and rocks in the photo, he was in the complete open grasslands when I shot him. He was actually the very first animal I saw as the sun came up on my first day, first trip to Africa, and I successfully stalked him the next day. There were larger bulls, but they were in large herds that were very difficult to stalk in the open. This bull was by himself. The winds were pretty strong, so I had to be able to get pretty close to be able to make a high percentage shot in the wind. I believe it was a 25 yard shot, and to this day he is one of my favorite animals to have taken.

From: Zebrakiller
30-May-17
O my lord , that is a great black and awesome story, what a way to take a true trophy! congrats

From: fenceman
31-May-17
Az-Rich, where you going this time?

From: AZ~Rich
31-May-17
This hunt will still be in the Limpopo area on various properties I am guessing. Same outfit your friend(s) and you had gone with in the past. I am curious to see how things might have changed since 2011. Regardless, we will have plenty of fun!

P.S. Thanks Zebrakiller, any luck wished for is always greatly appreciated and needed on this hunt.

From: Buffalo1
01-Jun-17
Some nice trophies posted. Cool looking bush pigs.

From: joker2400
02-Jun-17

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Just got back from African Barefoot Safaris.

From: t-roy
02-Jun-17

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Waterbuck wasn't even on my radar until about 3 months before we went. This guy ended up being my favorite animal of the trip.

From: t-roy
02-Jun-17

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Here's one for motivation for ya, Rich!

From: Buffalo1
02-Jun-17

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Passed on these two. PH is still probably in disbelief !!

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02-Jun-17

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Another one that got a pass.

From: AZ~Rich
02-Jun-17
Thx t-roy I remember you sending that sable pic before. It's still motivational! That one was on his the main property as I recall? I know they took a 44 incher last year but not sure what property. I hope this one you pictured is still roaming his place but I don't recognize the water trough. Henne's farm maybe?

02-Jun-17
Good luck and be safe Bill!

From: t-roy
02-Jun-17
Not sure the name of the farm, Rich, but he was probably within a mile of the older lodge.

From: GhostBird
02-Jun-17
Those Bushpigs are some evil looking critters. Good luck Bill.

From: Zebrakiller
07-Jun-17

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46 days , shooting, shooting and more shooting I will be ready for what Africa brings

From: Bake
07-Jun-17

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I've got 397 days until I go back. I can't wait. I just hope I have enough money to shoot some stuff :)

From: Bake
07-Jun-17

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this Cape Kudu picture has become a favorite of mine.

From: t-roy
07-Jun-17
Beautiful markings on your kudu, Bake! Did you do a shoulder mount of him?

From: Bake
07-Jun-17
I'm having a corner pedestal mount done for the kudu. I don't expect to see it until early next year. He was beautifully dark caped. Can't wait to see him again

From: Zebrakiller
08-Jun-17
Awesome Bake,

From: Scar Finga
08-Jun-17
Very impressive gentlemen! Africa has always been a dream of mine! Maybe some day:)

From: PAstringking
08-Jun-17

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My warthog was my first animal in Africa

From: PAstringking
08-Jun-17

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Going back next June.....and night hunting was really exciting

From: Forest bows
08-Jun-17
We go July 17th. First time

From: huntinelk
08-Jun-17
Arrived in South Africa today. I'm here with my son, my dad, and 2 cousins. We are hunting with African Trophy Pursuit.

From: Zebrakiller
08-Jun-17
huntinelk Good luck any issues at airport they are talking about on other thread?

From: huntinelk
08-Jun-17
We flew SAA. No issues at all with the airline or customs.

From: GhostBird
09-Jun-17

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Here you go Bill...

From: GhostBird
09-Jun-17

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From: Zebrakiller
09-Jun-17
thats sweet Ghostbird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: AZ~Rich
09-Jun-17

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Sunsets and sundowners

From: AZ~Rich
09-Jun-17

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Peek a Boo... whats in here.
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Peek a Boo... whats in here.
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Go Ahead, Make my day!
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Go Ahead, Make my day!
few more to get you going

From: AZ~Rich
09-Jun-17

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Crimson breasted Shrike, one of many shrike species there
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Crimson breasted Shrike, one of many shrike species there
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Starling- African style
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Starling- African style
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African Fish Eagle near Nest
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African Fish Eagle near Nest
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Corey Bustard, largest (heaviest) flying bird in world
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Corey Bustard, largest (heaviest) flying bird in world
Birds are great there

From: AZ~Rich
09-Jun-17

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This boy has tusks that must be near 100 lbs
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This boy has tusks that must be near 100 lbs
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One of five males right after killing an old Duga boy and gorging themselves
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One of five males right after killing an old Duga boy and gorging themselves
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wonder if these guys are still alive today with all the poaching
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wonder if these guys are still alive today with all the poaching
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He's only pretending to sleep
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He's only pretending to sleep
Some Big Five

From: t-roy
09-Jun-17
Rich...... I seen one of them big bustards when we were over there, but only from a distance. They are huge!

From: Forest bows
09-Jun-17
Need to see dead things!

From: Zebrakiller
10-Jun-17
Great pic AZ

From: AZ~Rich
10-Jun-17

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Dead Blue
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Dead Blue
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dirt napping
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dirt napping
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From: AZ~Rich
10-Jun-17

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Dead Red
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Dead Red
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They are so tame!
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They are so tame!
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From: AZ~Rich
10-Jun-17

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From: AZ~Rich
10-Jun-17

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Pre Mortem
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Pre Mortem
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really dead
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really dead

From: AZ~Rich
10-Jun-17

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Post Mortem
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Worth every day (28) and every penny to finally get my B Buck
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Worth every day (28) and every penny to finally get my B Buck
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captured the moment
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captured the moment

From: AZ~Rich
10-Jun-17

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Monkey swatting noses of these waterbuck repeatedly. Great video of this
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Monkey swatting noses of these waterbuck repeatedly. Great video of this
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Baby Hippo sitting on Mothers' back
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Baby Hippo sitting on Mothers' back
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A Dwarf Mongoose
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A Dwarf Mongoose
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Not like your local taxidermist's shed
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Not like your local taxidermist's shed
How about some postings of unusual stuff.

From: Forest bows
10-Jun-17
Yes that's what I'm talking about. Awesome!!!!!;)

From: Zebrakiller
10-Jun-17
Man these are just insane

From: AZ~Rich
10-Jun-17

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Bull is just too young (soft bosses) Can you imagine him fully grown!
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Bull is just too young (soft bosses) Can you imagine him fully grown!
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It takes a village!
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It takes a village!
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love this pic
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love this pic

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10-Jun-17

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10-Jun-17

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Big ugly, the one on the right.

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10-Jun-17

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10-Jun-17

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Second zebra
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Second zebra

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10-Jun-17

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10-Jun-17

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10-Jun-17

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From: Forest bows
10-Jun-17
Yesssss!

From: JW
10-Jun-17

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Here's a few! Enjoy your trip! Africa is an awesome place. Can't wait to go back!!!

From: JW
10-Jun-17

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From: Forest bows
10-Jun-17
Can I start a go fund me account on here?

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10-Jun-17

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10-Jun-17

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10-Jun-17

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One of (3) impalas I took.

From: JW
10-Jun-17

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The finished result of a great safari with great friends.

From: Firehuntfish
11-Jun-17
Nice trophy animals everyone...!

JW, that is an impressive trophy display. I like what you did there...!

From: AZ~Rich
20-Jun-17

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Older bull on day two
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Older bull on day two
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Took all morning to build this perfect blind for him.
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Took all morning to build this perfect blind for him.
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Still have 6 more hunting days to go!
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Still have 6 more hunting days to go!
Well I'm over here now beginning day 4 of our hunt. Doing Kruger before was fantastic. I took my sable on the second day since we ended up constructing a perfect bush blind on day one and had to let things settle down there before using it on day 2. Heart lung shot and he still ran 170 yds. Very tough animals. 43" on both horns with 10.25" bases "green".

From: Zebrakiller
21-Jun-17
Nice AZ congrats, hope the rest off the safari is as successful! Keep me posted

From: PAstringking
21-Jun-17
Very nice bull Rich.

From: GhostBird
21-Jun-17
Hell of a Sable!!! Good work. Best of luck... carry on.

From: njbuck
21-Jun-17
Amazing bull!

From: AZ~Rich
22-Jun-17

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Just shy of 25" ram this morning 6/23
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Just shy of 25" ram this morning 6/23
Thanks, I'm happy. Also took a zebra and gemsbok on day four. Yesterday I had to mercy shoot a warthog with a snare tight around the muzzle trying to drink. Sad to see this is still so common almost anywhere you go over here.

From: Zebrakiller
23-Jun-17
I like the pics with your bow and the animals, congrats

From: GhostBird
23-Jun-17
Good shooting. Nice Impala, my favorite African animal.

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-17
Awesome!!

From: Forest bows
23-Jun-17
help me out with real cost of getting animals back. Say 10 regular plains game. Kudo gensbuck impala warthog zebra X2

From: AZ~Rich
25-Jun-17

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Finished my hunt with a reedbuck yesterday now just playing around the area

From: Zebrakiller
26-Jun-17
Nice reedbuck!!!

From: MedicineMan
27-Jun-17

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Can't wait to get back over next September and chase buffalo!

From: Zebrakiller
13-Jul-17

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I got a new piglet light for my bushpig hunt this thing is sweet

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