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My first Blue Wildebeest Bull, I hunted him by foot or should I say wheel chair



Willem Basson our host and PH catching an African Rock Python





This is what an Elephant can do to a tree,gives you a glimpse at the strength they have





Nice Warthog



Big Nyala Bull





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Wow! That's fantastic!
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Thanks Cheaptrick
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Thank you, Sir! 

Tell us about your rifle/scope set up, if you would please. 
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Cheaptrick it's a S&B 2.5-10x56 with a FD7 recticle. I have been really happy with it, it's mounted on a Ruger 30-06. I have had one shot kills on Springbuck up to 320m with that Combo.
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Outstanding, Chris! 


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Great pics Chris, congrats!!!  Cheers
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Chris, thank you for allowing us to"see" with your eyes... amazing, wonderful. 
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Fantastic, as always!!!   Nice photos!!  
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In a wheelchair, that is impressive.  I was laboring all over South Africa, can't imagine how much tougher it would be in a chair.


Nice animals.

And hunting suppressed, my PH loved that.
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SWEET     Congratulations. 
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Thanks guys it's always nice to share my photos, especially with people that are in to guns and hunting as much as I am.
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Congratulations Glock, great pics.

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Great 'beest and great pics in general. Congrats and a big thumbs up from Florida. Thunbs Up
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Congrats Glock Excellent  thanks for sharing..... 
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Awesome and hope one day that I can make a trip like it

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It's like the Lion King out there! Thanks for sharing!
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I had a fantastic trip managed to get 30m from that Wildebeest, it was quite a struggle as it had rained the night before. As you can see in the photo I had to hose my chair off back at camp, everything I had with me was covered in mud. It was worth it though made for a very memorable week. I didn't take as much photos as I would have liked, and seeing as we where hunting in Big 5 country. Sometimes you had to keep your rifle ready and forget about photos.

Willem and his neighbour have removed the fence between their two properties, although we are only allowed to hunt on Zeekoepan. But it allows you to hunt in a true Big 5 country as the Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Rhino move between both farms so you have to be alert. I seen less Impala than we normally see at Zeekoepan, I guess due to them having more room to move. Both farms are 5000 hectares and due to the fact that there are Lion as well as Leopard and Cheetah around. I did have a few wake up calls, firstly when I could hear the Elephants trumpeting about 100m from me just over the river. Never seen them though probably just as well, as there is now way I could run away.

My best moment came when I was hiding in a bunch of trees looking at 2 Buffalo Bulls, wishing I could afford the $11000 to shoot one. Next thing a herd of Buffalo Cows and Calfs pops up not 8m from me, and one off the cows spots me. Its amazing how quickly you can turn to face a threat, luckily for me they decided flight was better than fight. It was the first time I have been so close to a Buffalo on foot, but it was an amazing experience. I didn't see any Lion or Elephant wich was a pity, we drove around with Willem on Saturday looking for them with a radio antenna. One off them has a radio tag on, but they where deep in a Tambotie grove. And Willem wisely didn't want any one to walk in there.

It was another fantastic week of hunting in Africa, I manged to bag 3 Impala and my first Wildebeest Bull. I seen some amazing sights and have some wonderfull memories to tie me over till next year. I already can't wait to go back, think I need to organize a family weekend in summer. Maybe Willem Willem will let me bring my bow.
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    Congrads! I'm going to S.A. for a retirement gift to myself in a couple years. Great Pics, looks like you need a four wheel drive chair though. You must have ice water in your veins, I'd be a nervous wreck being in an area like that and unable to run or climb a tree.  I think it's great that you don't let you'r disability keep you from doing the things you enjoy. Tell us what ammo you used and post more pics if you have them.
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Congrats Chris,
Sounds like you had a good hunt. You are certainly showing up the bakkie-brigade!!
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Originally posted by tejas tejas wrote:

    Congrads! I'm going to S.A. for a retirement gift to myself in a couple years. Great Pics, looks like you need a four wheel drive chair though. You must have ice water in your veins, I'd be a nervous wreck being in an area like that and unable to run or climb a tree.  I think it's great that you don't let you'r disability keep you from doing the things you enjoy. Tell us what ammo you used and post more pics if you have them.


Tejas I use the Barnes 180gr TSX which I reload myself, speed is 2600 fps. I have used this ammo for quite some time, and have shot a lot of game with it. I dont want to use any other bullet for hunting, as long as I do my part all my animals die extremely quickly.

This is the bullet I retrieved from my Wildebeest, it was an angled shot quartering away. It cut a channel through 5 ribs punched through the lungs hit the arteries at the top of the heart and came to rest in the far shoulder. Meat damage was non existent and he didnt go 40m.




As I said I didnt take many photos this year.

Thanks Wouter I try my best to hunt ehically,to be honest I find it much more rewarding to hunt by foot (wheelchair). Willem tells us he regulary gets 18 to 25 year olds who just want to hunt from the vehicle, he reckons hunters like that have just become lazy. It is amazing how much more you enjoy the bushveld when you are actually in it and not on a vehicle.


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Originally posted by Glock Glock wrote:

Originally posted by tejas tejas wrote:

    Congrads! I'm going to S.A. for a retirement gift to myself in a couple years. Great Pics, looks like you need a four wheel drive chair though. You must have ice water in your veins, I'd be a nervous wreck being in an area like that and unable to run or climb a tree.  I think it's great that you don't let you'r disability keep you from doing the things you enjoy. Tell us what ammo you used and post more pics if you have them.


Tejas I use the Barnes 180gr TSX which I reload myself, speed is 2600 fps. I have used this ammo for quite some time, and have shot a lot of game with it. I dont want to use any other bullet for hunting, as long as I do my part all my animals die extremely quickly.

This is the bullet I retrieved from my Wildebeest, it was an angled shot quartering away. It cut a channel through 5 ribs punched through the lungs hit the arteries at the top of the heart and came to rest in the far shoulder. Meat damage was non existent and he didnt go 40m.




Thanks Wouter I try my best to hunt ehically,to be honest I find it much more rewarding to hunt by foot (wheelchair). Willem tells us he regulary gets 18 to 25 year olds who just want to hunt from the vehicle, he reckons hunters like that have just become lazy. It is amazing how much more you enjoy the bushveld when you are actually in it and not on a vehicle.
You are a man after my own heart... nothing I love better than a good stalk.  It just feels "right".  I don't care much for sitting in trees, though I do it at times.  Don't mind hunting the hogs from a vehicle, they arre a pest, not game, to me. 
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I truly salute you Chris! Excellent  To actively persue your passion for hunting while in a wheelchair is AWESOME!!!  It has to take some serious doodads to do it in S.A. Big 5 country!!!  To them you must look like a rolling lunch wagon!!!!  Judging from the amount of mud in your wheels you weren't going anywhere fast enough!!!
 
Great harvest and a true testiment to what someone can do when they put their mind to it!.
 
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