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So - my once in a lifetime trip has become an obsession.  I returned to RSA in August to hunt Leopard.  I was not successful, but we did have two cats on bait.  Damn, that is a smart animal.  In some areas, the cats liked to climb trees and eat - away from the brown hyena.  In areas without pests, the cats would just eat on the ground.  We even found a fresh blesbok kill.

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I was, however, lucky enough to take some very challenging plains game trophies while we were running bait lines.

Klipspringer.


Cape Bushbuck.


Mountain Reedbuck.


Common Duiker.


Springbuck.  The giraffe were interested in what we were doing.

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Green with envy! Thanks for sharing!
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Good game selection… nice photos.
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I think Mike said it the best, Green with envy.


Congratulations on your trip. Excellent Looks like it was a great time!

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You don't see many SS1-4 on 300WMs, but it works.  Especially as a night hunter.
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Thank you for sharing, That is a dream trip of mine.

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The closest I will ever get is to watch reruns of HATARI!
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Awesome trip! Congratulations!

I'm also envious!
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

The closest I will ever get is to watch reruns of HATARI!


Me tooooo. Thanks for sharing.
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Good venison, too!   
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My favorite part is when Red Buttons fires the rocket net over the monkey tree.
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Excellent trip nice animals where were you hunting REMF?
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[QUOTE=REMF]So - my once in a lifetime trip has become an obsession.  I returned to RSA in August to hunt Leopard.  I was not successful, but we did have two cats on bait.  Damn, that is a smart animal.  In some areas, the cats liked to climb trees and eat - away from the brown hyena.  In areas without pests, the cats would just eat on the ground.  We even found a fresh blesbok kill.

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In Africa they can keep a lot of game inside of a fence----except monkeys, baboons.....and Leopards!   











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A friend of mine jack-lighted a leopard in Botswana a long time ago with a 22!  He shot him in the road in the headlight beam of his pick-up.  Shot him right above the eye.  I saw the hide.  A Monster hide.  Probably the Rowland Ward Record of all time....but, illegal as Hell......   


 





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I had another friend in South Africa who said that if he had a 22 ( a 'Two-two' ), he would never buy meat ever again....



...........outlaws!   Bucky
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Glock, I was in the Enselsberg Mountains of the Northwest Province - near Zeerust. Beautiful country.
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Originally posted by REMF REMF wrote:

Glock, I was in the Enselsberg Mountains of the Northwest Province - near Zeerust. Beautiful country.


Yes is beautiful up there next time you come try Natal, if you want too see a different area.

I can highly recommend Zeekoepan Safaris, they are in the USA from January to March going to shows. Feel free to email them for info, this years price list is on there website so you can compare it to where you were.

www.hunting-safaris-africa.com/

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Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:

I had another friend in South Africa who said that if he had a 22 ( a 'Two-two' ), he would never buy meat ever again....



...........outlaws!   Bucky


I really don't want to shoot a leopard with a .22 rifle. But game animals if you can get close enough to them and place the shot properly no problem. I dispatched a wounded Gemsbuck with one, most cattle farmers here use one to dispatch cows on the farm. Single shot to the front off the head 😉
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In Africa they can keep a lot of game inside of a fence----except monkeys, baboons.....and Leopards!  
Unfortunately we also cannot keep a lot OUTSIDE of a fence .......They come through from Mozambique to poach Rhino in the Kruger Reserve etc
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Unfortunately that is so true Wouter, like to park a few G6's in Kruger and sort them out.
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( Obama would say that they just need a job.....like the Muslim Terrorists....)   






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Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:

( Obama would say that they just need a job.....like the Muslim Terrorists....)   








Obama also doesn't think anyone should have any firearms except his body guards
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Obama has the IQ of a head of lettuce.....
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That's being unfair to the lettuce....
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