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From: hunt forever
21-Jul-22
Last Year, my daughter and I traveled to South Africa for our very first Safari. After, the hunt I created a semi live post filled with pictures and stories. Well, we had such a blast I decided to head back this year. I told the wife it was my daughter's high school graduation gift for next years graduation. Lol We decided to try a different location in South Africa this trip. We headed to Kimberly located about 4 to 5 hours south of Johannesburg near the free state.

I would leave on June 25th and my daughter would follow me on the June 27th. She had a conflict with AAU Regional track meet that she was competing in.

From: hunt forever
21-Jul-22
We had a group of friends join us on the hunt as well. They all brought a son or daughter on the trip as well. I would invite them to feel free to share their pictures and stories as well.

From: hunt forever
21-Jul-22
I decided on this trip, I really wanted a Cape Buffalo along with a long list of other animals. Lol

My daughter said all she wanted was a zebra and to just hang out with me for the rest of the trip. This might be a spoiler but that didn't happen. Lol

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21-Jul-22

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21-Jul-22

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This is us all having dinner in the Johannesburg airport hotel. We had to stay over night until our flight for Kimberly in the morning.

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21-Jul-22

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I bought a new double bow case a couple months before which worked out perfectly

21-Jul-22
Following!!!!! Love these Africa stories

From: BIGHORN
21-Jul-22
I took my last (3rd) African hunt last July. Did get two Mtn. Zebras, a Bush Buck and a Sable. I did not get my Leopard. That makes 17 mounts in my house.

From: hunt forever
21-Jul-22
The Bushbuck is at the top of my list of animals!!!

From: StickFlicker
22-Jul-22
Excited to follow this! Could you elaborate on which double bow case you used?

From: hunt forever
22-Jul-22

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It's the Legend Everest 44 bow case. It's a soft shell bow case that fits two bows. I placed two bows in the case then surrounded the bows with all my clothes. It has 2 small removable pouches for tools/gear along with 2 large compartments for gear or clothes. It also comes with a arrow tube. I was able to get all my clothes, 2 arrow tunes and my gear in this case. I had one carry-on bag for other items.

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22-Jul-22

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22-Jul-22

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22-Jul-22

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From: ahunter76
22-Jul-22
Enjoy & good luck. Those of us fortunate to share adventures with our kids, regardless of what it is are among the most blessed parents. I am SO thankful I have been able to make such memories.. Hunt Forever, wishing you a safe & fun hunt..

From: hunt forever
22-Jul-22
That morning we jumped on a quick flight to Kimberly. I have a funny story about our flight attendant. Before take off she made all the passagers open their window shade completely for the take off.

Before, the landing she walked around requesting everyone rise their window shade. I looked at my friends and said, "Watch this"!! At that point I proceeded to lower my shade a single inch. I said, I bet she say something when she walks by me. Everyone including by standers begin to smirk. As she approached I got still and straightened my face. When she got beside me, she reached over me and pushed the shade back up that one inch. As she walked away we all busted out in laughter.

On that landing the pilot actually missed the runaway and had to pull up and swing back around the second landing attempt. So, maybe it makes a difference!!??

From: hunt forever
22-Jul-22
Our PH's with 4 Aces Safari meet us at the airport and loaded up our luggage for the short drive to the lodge.

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22-Jul-22

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Our PH's with 4 Aces Safari meet us at the airport and loaded up our luggage for the short drive to the lodge.

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22-Jul-22

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22-Jul-22

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22-Jul-22

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22-Jul-22

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A few pictures of our lodge

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22-Jul-22

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A few pictures of our lodge

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22-Jul-22
A few pictures of our lodge

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22-Jul-22
A few pictures of our lodge

From: hunt forever
22-Jul-22
I cant get thr images to rotate.

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22-Jul-22

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22-Jul-22
Any advice on rotating my images

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23-Jul-22

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From: hunt forever
23-Jul-22
We all got our gear unloaded into our rooms and had lunch before we headed out for the afternoon hunt. My daughter made me promise not to shoot a Buffalo, kuduor Waterbuck before she arrived. She wanted to be there for the hunt. I happily made the promise.

From: hunt forever
23-Jul-22
Thanks Inshart!!!

How did you get it to work. I keep trying but when rotate it doesn't change the image in the tools setting.

From: hunt forever
23-Jul-22
I forgot to mention 4 days before we arrived they got 3 inches of rain!!! Driving into the waterhole the roads where covered in water and mud. I was very nervous because our last trip we saw very few animals at the waterholes. They also had plenty of grass in the flats to eat with all the rain this year.

That evening we saw some small common springbucks and waterbucks. It was a little slow that evening but still had a good time.

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23-Jul-22

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Waterbuck

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23-Jul-22

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African Sunset

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23-Jul-22

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From Camp

From: Bearman
23-Jul-22
Let's see some blood dammit!. Lol

Looks like a very nice place.

From: Jim McNamara
23-Jul-22
Eager to see what all you and your friends get on the hunt. Africa always looks so enjoyable and my clients who have gone rave about it. Hope your daughter gets there safely and the hunt commences . Enjoy the ambience of Africa.

From: SIP
23-Jul-22
Brady…..I don’t know if it works differently for different phones, but on my iPhone I USED to be able to use the image tools to right-side-up the pictures. But nowadays, the only way I can be sure it will post correctly is to go in, edit my pic in my photo album and just use the rotate button to flip it around 360*, back to correct orientation before adding it to the post. Then they seem to post properly…..

Not sure bout others, but that seems to work for me on my phone

From: hunt forever
23-Jul-22
Patience Bearman LOL ??

I like stringing you guys along!!

From: hunt forever
23-Jul-22
How do younpost videos?

From: LINK
23-Jul-22
I’m with bearman. I’ll check back in August and hope the story is finished. ;)

From: JohnMC
23-Jul-22
YouTube. You can't post a video straight to bowsite. Download to YouTube think embed

From: hunt forever
23-Jul-22
Is there a way on you tube to make it pravite?

From: hunt forever
23-Jul-22
Is there a way on you tube to make it pravite?

From: JohnMC
23-Jul-22
You can only people you choose can watch it. You would be better if publishing it as unlisted if you want to share here.

From: hunt forever
23-Jul-22

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Here's a quick video. Hopefully it works and I will post the more.

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23-Jul-22

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Video of the Lodge

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23-Jul-22

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Lodge

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23-Jul-22

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Trophy Room

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24-Jul-22

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Day 2

to the Blinds. We started off with a Roan bull come into water and the salt. Then a few really nice Sable's. I shot a Sable on our last trip so it was safe.

I debated if I should tell this next part but its hunting and mistakes happen. The Zebra would be my Achilles heal for this trip.

I few hours later Adam spotted a group of Zebras approaching the blind. They were very cautious and took their dear sweer time. They would walk closer to the blind then  turn around. They did this a number of times before they committed.

Finally, one of  the male zebra's presented a shot. I pulled back my 80lb Hoyt RX5 tipped with an ironwill and settled my pin and has I released my arrow the zebra took a quick step forward causing my arrow to hit futher back then desired. My heart sake to my feet as I knew exactly what happened. We watched the herd and my zebra run into the bush. As we set in the blind, we played the video on Adam's phone in slow motion to confirm what I already knew it was a bad hit. The elevation was fine but it was over 6in to the right.

From: hunt forever
24-Jul-22
Sorry, when I copied and pasted it must have missed the 1st sentence. Ops

After a 8am Breakfast, we headed to the Blinds.

From: hunt forever
24-Jul-22
The feeders in the picture are not for feeding the animals. They used them a number of years back when they tired to introduce the bushpig. Unfortunately they didn't take to this area.

From: Inshart
24-Jul-22
Brady, I just click on the pic, drag it onto my screen, rotate it, then post it.

24-Jul-22
Yeah unfortunately he stepped forward and started dropping before the arrow arrives

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24-Jul-22

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Them watering before I took the shot.

24-Jul-22
Did you find the Zebra

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24-Jul-22

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Day 2 Continued:

We continued to wait impatiently giving the zebra time to bed down. About an hour had passed and all the sudden we looked up and there stood a nice group of Blue Wildebeest. One of the bulls was a mature male with a dark face a sign of maturity. I pulled back my bow thinking please make this arrow count. I'll let you watch the video.

The ironwill and the 80lb bow did its job. Adam said he had never seen a bow drop a Blue Wildebeest in that manor. No tracking needed!! After, a few pictures we spent the rest of the day tracking and looking for the zebra. We caught a quick glimpse of him trotting away but lost sight of him. My gut kept telling me he might be in this oje area certain but we couldn't locate him.  We spent the whole day looking for him until we couldn't see due to darkness. I haven't lost alot of animals with my bow but when it happens it really sucks.

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24-Jul-22

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24-Jul-22

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24-Jul-22
Are the videos working for everyone?

24-Jul-22
Yup!

24-Jul-22
Wow! Through both shoulder blades. Very impressive. Whats the weight of your arrows

24-Jul-22
Here is the zebra shot

24-Jul-22
Here is the great Blue Wildebeest Shot

From: t-roy
25-Jul-22
You definitely hit some major wiring in there, Brady! I shot a whitetail buck in close to the same spot, years ago, and had a very similar reaction, except the whitetail kept trying to regain his feet, but couldn’t get them under him, before he died. Wondering if there’s some major nerve or something in that area.

Bummer about the zebra. They are certainly some tuff critters.

From: Potro
25-Jul-22
Great stories!!! Keep coming

From: LINK
25-Jul-22
Is there water near the feeders or what’s the draw for the animals.

25-Jul-22
One of the videos shows a water hole to the left of the feeder. He said the feeder was to attract Bushpigs. But they couldn’t attract the bushpigs. So the feeders are not used. I’m guessing If they were used there would be no grass growing near them.

From: hunt forever
25-Jul-22
Day 3

My daughter made it safely into camp and would be joining me for the rest of the hunt. Our PH decided to try another location about a 30min drive from the lodge. He had our lunches packed and off we headed. The morning started off strong with some Sable, springbuck, Roan and warthog visiting the blind. A little after 11am we caught some movement in the bush. We could tell straight away it was a mature Eland Bull. He walked around for a while slowly working his way to us. When he arrived, he began to pick a fight with some baby warthogs. They gave him a run for his money. It was fun seeing 2  baby warthogs giving a 2000lb animal a run for his money. The bull was facing us for about 5 min, realizing he probably wouldn't present a broadside shoot. We made the decision to try a quarting towards shot angle.  I pulled back my bow and placed my pin on the front shoulder and let it fly.

From: hunt forever
25-Jul-22
All the Blinds had water and some kind of salt source.

25-Jul-22
Here is the next Video!

25-Jul-22
Here is the second video shortly there after

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25-Jul-22
The bull ran about 25 yards and fell over!!

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25-Jul-22

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The bull ran about 25 yards and fell over!!

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25-Jul-22

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25-Jul-22

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I couldn't believe the body size of the bull. They're way cooler in person and on the ground. We hunted another blind that afternoon with no luck. The wind picked up that afternoon casuing the wind to swirl which impacted the hunt.  We headed back to the lodge for another amazing meal provided by the chief.

26-Jul-22
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26-Jul-22
Perfect shot placement. Mature Eland are very impressive animals. Especially in early season before winter when still fat and fit. My bull looked like his skin was too tight. Nice shooting.

26-Jul-22
Perfect shot placement. Mature Eland are very impressive animals. Especially in early season before winter when still fat and fit. My bull looked like his skin was too tight. Nice shooting.

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26-Jul-22

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here is some of the animals myself and son took on same hunt. Was great meeting bardy and his daughter are group had a great time overall.

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26-Jul-22

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here is some of the animals myself and son took on same hunt. Was great meeting bardy and his daughter are group had a great time overall.

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26-Jul-22

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29 1/2 roan my sons dream animal
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29 1/2 roan my sons dream animal

26-Jul-22
Nice! The sun light really shows off the stripes of the Wildebeest

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26-Jul-22

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His tseebee
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His tseebee
The hide on this wildebeest is what got it killed never saw another one like it in 7 trips. Had a copper tone under the tyipcal blue coat.

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26-Jul-22

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His black impala
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His black impala

From: hunt forever
26-Jul-22
Thanks for sharing the pictures and feel free to post your pictures at any point.

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26-Jul-22

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I've been so impressed with the Ironwill broadheads the last 2 years. Their the sharpest and toughest blade I've ever used. They fly so true I don't practice with them just with my field points. I'm using the S series head in the "Buff No bleeder Blade Combo"

My daughter is using the V Series with bleeder blades.

From: hunt forever
26-Jul-22
Day 4

That morning we headed back to the blind we hunted on day one. Brylee had her bow in hand and was patiently waiting for a Blue Wildebeest, Zebra or Gumsbuck. While in the blind, we saw a group of Wildebeest grazing in the distance. They stayed in the distance for some time, then all the sudden they made a bee line to the blind. The guide picked a big bull for her to shoot. It took some time to get a clear shot at him but finally the opening  appeared and relased her arrow. After the shot we were both shaking form the excitement.

26-Jul-22
From the Hide

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27-Jul-22

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golden wildebeest my main target with the bow.
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golden wildebeest my main target with the bow.
Brady her smile tells the whole story all by itself. Was so happy for her

From: Smtn10PT
27-Jul-22
Very cool pics and videos! Congrats to all.

From: StickFlicker
27-Jul-22
Great post! Thank you for sharing your hunt with us.

From: hunt forever
28-Jul-22
We got back into the blind after taking pictures with her blue Wildbeest. Within a few hours a kull black Impala walk up to the blind to gather some feed. After some back and forth he presented a shot. After, the shot he disappeared over a small hill. We decided to give him some time to expire but while we sat a White Blesbok approached the blind. He was far more cautious then the Impala and kept out of bow range for about 30min. He finally commented and headed towards the salt lick. l placed the arrow on the shoulder exiting midway back in the midsection. He ran about 80 yards and feel dead. We were packing up our things as I looked up and saw a kudu heading over a far off hill. It wasn't a monster but good enough for my 1st kudu. We waited as the bull approached the blind. When it reached 25 yards,  I pulled my bow back and sent an arrow on it's way. The kudu ran about 80 yards before disappearing my a small tree. Three animals in less then an 1 hour. That's definitely a 1st for me.  We gave the kudu about 20min and proceeded to exit the blind. We could see the Blesbok on the ground so Adam followed the black Impala's blood trail while Brylee and me followed the kudu's trail. It didnt take long to find the kudu because it fell down where we loat sight of him. Now the Impala, amazingly, was still alive but after some work I put another arrow into him. My 1st  arrow hit the back of the lungs exiting futher back then we expected. African animals are tough!!!

From: Bearman
28-Jul-22
This is a good read. Sounds like a blast.

28-Jul-22
Black impala

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White Blesbok

28-Jul-22
kudu

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28-Jul-22

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The black Impala was quarting away from me even more then I realized. It also jumped the string to complicated the shoot angle.

I still can figure out the exit hole on the blesbok. Here's a picture of the arrow entry.

From: APauls
29-Jul-22
Brady don't show us that stuff. Only mechs are supposed to be able to deflect inside an animal! ;) Congrats.

From: Potro
29-Jul-22
Great videos and pictures Have you see white and copper springbucks?

From: hunt forever
31-Jul-22
I single blade should defect less. Correct? Lol

Yes I saw white, black and common springbuck. None within bow range. I was looking for a colored springbuck.

From: ahunter76
31-Jul-22
Awesome post of you & your families adventure. Thanks. Our Kids make our adventures so much more

From: hunt forever
01-Aug-22
Sorry, for the story pause. I has to work on the Farm this weekend. Getting it ready for deer season.

From: hunt forever
01-Aug-22
Day 5

We headed to new area this morning looking for  a Red hartebesst. We got a late start this morning and busted a big herd of hartebesst at the waterhole. Well, at least we know their in the area. We started off seeing some Gumsbuck and small warthogs. Later that day, we saw two different groups of waterbucks with some good bucks but nothing great. Thst afternoon we saw a really good buck heading our way with some cows. He presented a 30 yard shot and the arrow hit its mark. It took off on a dead run and made it about 200 yards before dieing on its feet. Their really impressive animals up close!!

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01-Aug-22

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The day ended with the waterbuck and a beautiful sunset!!!

From: BULELK1
02-Aug-22
Way too much Fun!

Thanks for sharing with us,

Robb

02-Aug-22
Wonderful story. G

From: hunt forever
02-Aug-22
Day 6

Today Brylee and another girl headed to town for a girl's trip. They headed to the diamond mines, animal park and to the shops.

Geoffrey and I headed to the same blind in hopes of seeing the red hartebesst herd. We got into the blind early that morning and sat all morning with little action until after lunch a large group of Red hartebesst approached the blind. We picked one of the best bulls. My arrow and Ironwill did the trick and the hartebesst only ran 80 yards.

The color markings on its hide was breath taking!!! All the mounts, I've seen don't do them justice.

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From: t-roy
02-Aug-22
Very nice! Those red hartebeests look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. I didn’t shoot one on our safari in ‘15, but they will be near the top on my list, next trip.

From: Bou'bound
03-Aug-22
any game left on the continent? you cleaned up!

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03-Aug-22
Day 7

After visiting with Brylee about her day, I asked her if she wanted to go after an old Gemsbuck bull we saw yesterday. She jumped at the chance. So, we headed back to the blind that morning in hopes of seeing that bull again. Just before lunch, we saw a group of gemsbuck approaching but without the bull. They milled around the blind  for about 10 minutes before we saw a single gemsbuck walking towards the blind. We could tell it was him. Once, he reached the blind it took about 15min before he presented a good broadside shot for her. She took careful aim and place the arrow just above the leg.

After taking some great photos we jumped back into the blind for an evening hunt. I was still looking for my 1st warthog and at  sunset a male warthog showed up. It wasn't big but honestly I didn't care. I shot careful aim I placed the arrow in its the vitals.

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From: Bearman
04-Aug-22
That gemsbok is stunningly beautiful.

From: ahunter76
04-Aug-22
Awesome adventure.

From: StickFlicker
04-Aug-22
Are you implying the warthog ISN'T stunningly beautiful?!

From: TGbow
04-Aug-22
Awesome...what a trip that must be

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04-Aug-22
Warthogs are down right ugly!!! I couldn't mount one for that reason alone. Lol

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04-Aug-22
Day 7

We decided to drive around in hopes of spotting a shooter steenbuck that we could stalk. I really love the small antelope speiecs or the Tiny Ten.

It didn't take long for us to spot a steenbuck in the grass. We were able to get within 51 yards of him so I dailed my rover pin to 51 yards and took careful aim. It turned out to be one of my best shots to date. I'm confident half was luck but it hit the buck perfect. I was so pumped I did a massive happy dance. Geoffrey and Brylee started busting out in laughter at seeing me jumping and dancing. It was a sight to behold.

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05-Aug-22
Day 7 Evening Hunt We've been trying desperately to get Brylee a zebra with her bow with no luck. To be honest, I was concerned her bow poundage was a little to light. So, we decided to go after them with a gun this evening. The zebra is by far her favorite African Animal. She said, as long as I get a zebra this trip I'm happy!! So, we set out to do just that. We found a group of about 10 zebra right at sunset and she picked out the one she liked and sent the bullets on it's way. Once hit the zebra proceeded to do the zebra dance. She was all smiles!!!! I love sharing these experiences with her. Im so blessed to have her as a daughter. Truly blessed!!

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05-Aug-22

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Another Evening Sunset

From: billc
05-Aug-22
I know that was a great day for her to get her zebra. She was all smiles that day and was great to get to talk with her after taking it

From: Buffalo1
05-Aug-22
Super Hunt!

Ya’ll got some awesome trophies. Congrats !!

Thanks for sharing.

From: hunt forever
07-Aug-22
Day 8

I wanted a chance at a mtn and  a common reedbuck this trip. They had a mtn range in the area so we headed that direction and started glassing. After about an hour, we spotted some females and a small buck. A few minutes later we glassed up a good buck. We watched them for about 2 hours before they bedded down in the rocky hill side. We made a game plan and I headed after him solo while they stayed behind and  watched. I had to hike around the mtn to approach him from above him. It took some time to stalk into bow range  but I was able to get within 30 yards.  I couldn't get any closer so I just got behind a big Boulder and waited. The wind must have swirled because all the sudden a doe I hadn't seen popped up from beside him and started looking around. After 5 min of that she decided to leave taking him with her leaving me no shot.  The rest of the day ended with no more sighing of a reedbuck. We decided that evening to try and locate them tomorrow.

Day 9

We went back to the same mtn range and spotted the buck from yesterday on a near by mtn. I worked quickly and got to 60 yards but he knew something was up and took a few steps forward and looked back. I took the opportunity and took the shot.

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Day 10

I managed to take my 1st impala in Africa and another steenbuck.

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07-Aug-22

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From: Potro
08-Aug-22
Looks like there is plenty go game with the outfitter you are hunting

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08-Aug-22
Yes they had a number of good areas with good numbers of animals!! They also had alot of color phased animals

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08-Aug-22
Day 10

We traveled to a completely new area looking for a mature red Lechwe. I wanted to do some more spot and stalk hunting. We spent the whole day looking for a good buck. About an hour before sunset we spotted him. He headed into a rocky reven so we followed after him. The area had rocks and ridges helping us close the gap to 60 yards before he caught sight of us. He caught movement or smiled us and moved 10 yards in the opposite direction. He stopped and looked back at us giving me just enough time to get a clean shot off. He only made it 80 yards before falling over. He had beautiful horns and a hide to match.

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Day 10 and 11

We would spend the next 2 days chasing Aoudad in their rocky hill country on foot. It reminded me of Mule Deer hunting back in the US. We had a blast chasing groups around their rocky mtns. Towards the end of the second day, I was able to close the deal on great ram.

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08-Aug-22

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From: Jim McNamara
10-Aug-22
Your daughters Zebra is a beaut! So's her smile. The Aoudad looks to be a very nice animal too. You're really getting some great opportunities. What a Fun hunt.

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10-Aug-22

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Day 12

Brylee shot a cull impala and a warthog

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From: Bearman
10-Aug-22
Wow, this is super fun to follow along! I normally would never ask this but... From leaving home till getting back, how much $$ do you figger the cost with all the animals you 2 are taking (minus taxidermy fees?) No need to answer if you don't feel compelled. You and daughter are having on hell of a memorable time together! Congrats!

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11-Aug-22

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Last Day of the hunt

We actually leave this afternoon but I decided to pack thr night before and to hunt the morning. I still really want a duiker or white spring. If I had to chose it would be a duiker. I had a number of animals water but one of the last ones was a duiker!!!

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11-Aug-22
I'm not done yet!!! I still have one last aniaml. Guesses???

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11-Aug-22
I'm not done yet!!! I still have one last aniaml. Guesses???

From: StickFlicker
12-Aug-22
In that area, I would guess a Black Wildebeest, maybe a Roan?

From: hunt forever
14-Aug-22
Buffaol

really wanted to be with me for the Buffalo. I wanted to spot and stalk for the Buffalo but it made me nervous bringing my daughter along. She insisted she wanted to be by my side during the hunt. If something happens to me, doing what I love so be it but not my daughter. We had seen some Buffalo herds while hunting but not the size I wanted. I figured this would be my only Buffalo because there are so many animals I want to  take in Africa. So, the decision was made to hunt a water hole with Brylee so she could join in the excitement. Another PH saw he a gaint Buffalo on the far side of the property. We decided to hunt the nearest water hole the next day. Within a few hours, we saw the  buffalo peak out from the brush and look towards the waterhole. My mouth dropped in disbelief. It was a true gaint. My heart began to race like a stock car engine. As he got closer and closer my heart beat faster and faster. I finally told myself to calm down. When the bull made it to the water he was only 23 yards away. I pulled back my bow and put the pin on the shoulder. When I released I saw the arrow hit where I had aimed and bury into he's massive shoulder. The arrow went all the way to the fletchings exiting the far shoulder. I thought to my self his done.

The bull ran about 50 yards and did a 360  looking to charge at whatever just stung him. He then slowly walked towards a tree surrounded by bushes. We were thinking he would go down any sec but has the minutes passed we got more nervous. After watching him for 30 plus min we made the decision to try and get a second arrow in him. I told Brylee your staying here at the blind.

The Buffalo had only managed to go 120 yards before positioning himself in some bushes. We carefully worked our way closer watching the wind and being sure he never saw us. We worked our way to 47 yards but couldn't get any closer without being seen. If he saw us the game would be over and I would probably have to use a gun. Which, I didn't want to do but would for safety concerns . We sat waiting for 15min  hoping the bull would move and allow us to get closer. No, such luck. He was hurt bad and didn't want to move.  The only shot I had was a quarting away through a fair amount of brush. I had an opening but it was tight especially at 47 yards. I would be kneeling which would make it even more interesting. I looked at my PH and said let's do it. I realized, this was my last chance to take this bull with a bow. I can't explain the pressure I felt at that moment. I actually took a couple seconds to myself and some depth breaths. Then, I pulled back my bow and placed my pin just below the branch that crossed his body. I squeezed the trigger and then remember hearing what sounded like my arrow hitting brush. My guide said great shoot but be still. The bull ran about 30 yards and did a 360 spin looking for us. Then ran another 30 yards and did it again but that would be his last spin. He took a few steps and fell over. I couldn't believe my eyes. I had taken a Buffalo with just a bow and arrow!!!

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I was sitting here when I shot the Buffalo the secind time. The blue dot represents the Buffalo's location.

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From: Bearman
14-Aug-22
That's a huge buff. Where did your first shot hit.? You said it hit where you aimed. Congrats.

14-Aug-22
Great Bull! Congrats.

What is the bow specs, arrow weight and BH ?

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
15-Aug-22
You mentioned buffalo at the start of the thread. Everytime I came back to check there was no mention of buffalo hunting, I was beginning to wonder....great conclusion!!! Looks like you and your daughter have had a fabulous trip. Congrats to you both!!

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15-Aug-22

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I have a video of the 1st shoot but need a cord to download to my computer. Ugh. I'll get it posted soon.

Here's a picture of the 1st shot. Because he's hanging it's a little deceiving. The shot was directly above the leg in the picture it appears to be more towards the edge of the shoulder. I would like to hear opinions about the shot placement.

15-Aug-22

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If this is the entrance, I would say it’s perfect

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15-Aug-22
Yes, that's the entrance hole!!! I thought the same thing along with 28in of arrow in him.

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16-Aug-22

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I finished putting together the video of my cape buffalo hunt!! It shows the shot placement better then the pictures. Keep in mind, I was standing about 6 ft to the left of my daughter who's taking the video. I didn't get my 2nd shot on camera because she stayed at the blind. You can see the entrance hole of my 2nd shot in pictures at the end of the video. The arrow hit midway back because the bull was quarting way.

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16-Aug-22

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16-Aug-22
It is a little high and the right leg was back a little. So maybe just got the rear of the left lung. So I would guess it took awhile to fill up his chest cavity.

For the angle it was a good shot. Just a little high.

What was your bow setup and arrow weight

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16-Aug-22
Congratulations on all of them, especially the buff!

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