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Martin Man 25-Sep-13
Martin Man 25-Sep-13
Martin Man 25-Sep-13
Pat Lefemine 25-Sep-13
Nick Muche 25-Sep-13
Martin Man 25-Sep-13
Martin Man 25-Sep-13
Martin Man 25-Sep-13
Martin Man 25-Sep-13
Martin Man 25-Sep-13
Martin Man 25-Sep-13
Toby 25-Sep-13
Buffalo1 25-Sep-13
INbowdude 25-Sep-13
Lucas 25-Sep-13
bearhunter 25-Sep-13
Martin Man 26-Sep-13
StickFlicker 27-Sep-13
Martin Man 27-Sep-13
AZ~Rich 01-Oct-13
StickFlicker 02-Oct-13
Martin Man 03-Oct-13
Martin Man 03-Oct-13
From: Martin Man
25-Sep-13

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Got back from Dries Visser's about a week and a half ago and I am finally getting around to posting some pictures.

This was my second safari, first in South Africa and I had an amazing time.

From: Martin Man
25-Sep-13

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First Impala from South Africa

From: Martin Man
25-Sep-13

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I got the only Honey Badger for 2013, to bad after I shot him he ran directly into an old aardvark hole! Made for a fun night of digging.

From: Pat Lefemine
25-Sep-13
Love the Badger!

From: Nick Muche
25-Sep-13
Awesome!

From: Martin Man
25-Sep-13

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Digging for gold and all we got was a badger.

From: Martin Man
25-Sep-13

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2nd Impala 25 1/5" to big not to pass up, I guess I will have 3 in my house now.

From: Martin Man
25-Sep-13

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#1 on my list!

From: Martin Man
25-Sep-13

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My Blesbuck, just over 16", I'm told that's a very good one with heavy bases.

Apparently I am not a good listener as my girl friend said to shoot a white one. I thought she said she didn't like them.

I guess that will be my excuse for a return trip.

From: Martin Man
25-Sep-13

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Helps to attach the picture.

From: Martin Man
25-Sep-13
Just a side note, I got my Zebra within two hours of the first morning. After that I did not have much luck until I put on my Dries Visser hat.

It is now my new lucky hat for chasing whitetails!

From: Toby
25-Sep-13
Nice animals!!! Congrats!!!

From: Buffalo1
25-Sep-13
You had a super great trip there. Nice trophies. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

25-Sep-13
Awesome! Thanks for sharing your pics.

From: INbowdude
25-Sep-13
Ah brings back memories, I was there in mid-July. Congrats on the zebra. Nice badger too!

From: Lucas
25-Sep-13
Like the Honey Badger!

From: bearhunter
25-Sep-13
That's cool . You are gonna get sick of this but the honey badger is awesome. Congrats on a great trip.

26-Sep-13
Who was your PH?

From: Martin Man
26-Sep-13
My PH was Geoff, He has hunted for Dries for a couple of years now. He was my age and did a great job. He went way above and beyond for me.

From: StickFlicker
27-Sep-13
That is an outstanding impala! I had the chance to shoot at a pair of honey badgers this past August, but I wasn't sure if I was allowed to shoot them or not so I passed. Just before the pair of honey badgers came in, a brown hyena came to water, so I had a heck of an evening in any event.

Some great animals, congratulations!

From: Martin Man
27-Sep-13
Yep, you have to have a permit for the honey badger. It is now my favorite trophy from Africa.

I saw a hyena on the trail camera but never in person. That would have really been something to see!

From: AZ~Rich
01-Oct-13
Nice! Hope to haves chance at a Honey badger next year at Limcroma. I assume you were using a bait for him?

From: StickFlicker
02-Oct-13

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In my case, both the honey badgers and the (Brown) Hyena came to water, with a decent amount of light left (at least for the hyena).

I don't want to hijack the thread, but here's a link to a short video I shot of the hyena coming in. Use the password "hyena".

From: Martin Man
03-Oct-13
Yes we were using a gut pile as bait for the first two nights. On the third night we used the fresh bloody lungs and heart from my first impala and that worked like a charm.

03-Oct-13
The more you discuss this...the more I keep counting down the days!

From: Martin Man
03-Oct-13
That video is pretty neat

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