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Impala, most popular 1st Timer animal
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Contributors to this thread:
DVS 20-Jul-20
altitude sick 20-Jul-20
Buffalo1 20-Jul-20
mountainman 20-Jul-20
AZ~Rich 23-Jul-20
Chief 419 23-Jul-20
JTreeman 23-Jul-20
BadlandsRoger 24-Jul-20
jstephens61 25-Jul-20
huntinelk 25-Jul-20
huntinelk 25-Jul-20
Chief 419 25-Jul-20
Spiral Horn 25-Jul-20
Chief 419 25-Jul-20
From: DVS
20-Jul-20

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The Impala is probably the most popular African plains game animal for First Timers to Africa. They make out for hours of entertainment at the waterhole. The way they interact and chase the female around in rut. Impalas are also a nice animal to hunt and get the rest of the family involved and to participate in the adventure. Kids and wives with crossbows in the blind and a 18 yard shot. Show us your Impala trophies!

20-Jul-20

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My wife passed on him so I elbowed her out of the way to shoot.
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My wife passed on him so I elbowed her out of the way to shoot.

From: Buffalo1
20-Jul-20

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He was my first African animal.

Put a fabulous “whitetail shot“ on him which is an “African gut shot”. Lesson learned quick !

From: mountainman
20-Jul-20

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Very cool animals.

From: AZ~Rich
23-Jul-20

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My third one was the best so far. Oh yeah, they also taste GREAT!

From: Chief 419
23-Jul-20
I like impalas so much, I shot three on my first trip. Impala rams herd their ewes just like a bull elk and his cows.

From: JTreeman
23-Jul-20

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I’ve probably shot close to 20 in all trips combined. This was the last one on my last trip.

—Jim

24-Jul-20

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One of my favorite targets when I was there.

From: jstephens61
25-Jul-20

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Also my first African animal. Also a perfect whitetail shot that was a quick learning curve! Hard to blood trail in the red sand.

From: huntinelk
25-Jul-20

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From: huntinelk
25-Jul-20

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From: Chief 419
25-Jul-20

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This is the last impala that I shot on my trip.

From: Spiral Horn
25-Jul-20

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They are a beautiful animal. Thank goodness they are plentiful or everyone would want one even more and they would cost a fortune. The biggest Southern Impala I’ve ever seen were in Limpopo, but the East African variant is even bigger. They are a blast to hunt during the rut and make an ungodly roar that the uninitiated would never believe come from this critter. If an opportunity presents itself on one like this - don’t hesitate.

From: Chief 419
25-Jul-20
Huge impala!. I'm glad they're cheap too. I find it very difficult to pass on impalas when in the hides.

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