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Again due to work commitments I had to arrange a quick one day hunt. Living close to the bushveld made it possible. I managed to convince my wife to join me and she really enjoyed herself in the end.
It was a short trip to a place called Marblehall. The farm was relatively small and well stocked with game. We saw kudu, eland, wildebeest, nyala, giraffe and impala. On my menu was two impala for biltong, sausage and some cooking venison.
The first impala fell early. A short stalk and then I dropped the ram with a shot dead center between the eyes. Could not be better if you had measured the spot beforehand.
The second impala played hard to get. I made quite a few abortive stalks. Amazing, but the moment one puts the crosshair on them, they move off!! 6th sense???I missed two shots, one difficult, the other a dead cert. My confidence was shattered!! I then went to their range and checked the rifle's zero. It was dead on. I must have hit twigs on the bullet path.
After a quick refreshment we were back in the bush and half hour later I dropped the second with a perfect heart shot. My confidence was restored!
 
Sorry, no pics, I left the camera at home, idiot me.
 


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Sound nice.  Now your only 3 shots? lolWink
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Guess the wife made him nervous.... Wink
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I envy you for the huge variety of interesting and beautiful game animals you have there, Wouter!
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Nicely done Wouter, had a very easy miss shot myself this year. It really sucks
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If you haven't missed, you haven't hunted.  Nice report Wouter, and congrats on getting the second hunt in for the year.  I'm excited for our hunting season to start up soon.


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