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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By Gerhard
Red Arrow Show

I really enjoyed the hunt episode show casing hunting Whitetails in Texas.

https://youtu.be/zaOjcB6zOoU
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Gerhard
Not yet. Its on my bucket list however to go...

Not yet.

Its on my bucket list however to go chase them in the Zambezi River.

Closest place from me is next to the Kruger Park border in the town of Komatipoort.

Its river fishing and you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 907
Posted By Gerhard
meateater netflix

Awesome.

Will definitely enjoy the new series.

He is a cool down to earth guy and I love the way he tells a story.

And the food they make looks absolutely amazing.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 23,520
Posted By Gerhard
He is a beautiful dog!! Sent from my...

He is a beautiful dog!!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Gerhard
Hunting / Guiding season was tough due to Covid...

Hunting / Guiding season was tough due to Covid Lockdown.

But privileged to have been able to hunt with local hunters.

Bass fishing is a great way to relax and forget about stuff for a while.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Gerhard
Tied a few sliders last night. Here is one...

Tied a few sliders last night.

Here is one example

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200916/14964772aaa6700b8e542d273e9a0e3c.jpg


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Gerhard
Thanks, Already have a new venue or two...

Thanks,

Already have a new venue or two lined up in the next week or two.

Will share video’s


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Gerhard
Hehehe, We do have Crocodiles and Tigerfish...

Hehehe,

We do have Crocodiles and Tigerfish in Southern Africa, luckily the Piranhas are in South America. [emoji1]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Gerhard
Thanks, Large mouth and Small mouth Bass...

Thanks,

Large mouth and Small mouth Bass were imported from the USA a long time ago.

Grew up fishing farm ponds for them with my dad.

At this stage I enjoy bass more than trout on the fly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Gerhard
Black Bass on the Fly rod

For me here in South Africa it means the end of the hunting season and time to clean the rifles after a season of guiding hunters.

The weather is starting to warm up a bit and it means the Large...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-02-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,684
Posted By Gerhard
How accurate is an AK at 300 yds for hunting?

I am planning to get an AK 7,62x39 down the line from Zastava with a side lock mount and a Primary Arms scope.

It will be a battle rifle and I want to make human chest size hits at 300 yards.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-20-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Gerhard
Cold Weather Hunt

Thank you Trapper!


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-19-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Gerhard
In my area this time of year I have either a...

In my area this time of year I have either a dominant easterly wind that normally brings in cold and moisture resulting in thick foggy conditions.

Or a westerly wind that can really get very...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-19-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Gerhard
Hi, I am situated around 3 hours drive east...

Hi,
I am situated around 3 hours drive east from Johannesburg on the Mpumalanga Escarpment at 6700ft above sea level.
Its typical grass veld savanna.

South Africa gets snow regularly especially...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-17-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Gerhard
The Barnes TSX and TTSX is still the gold...

The Barnes TSX and TTSX is still the gold standard for me. But due to availability and high cost I had to start looking at locally made monolithic bullets.

I have used the Viper Brass Frangible...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-17-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Gerhard
Cold Weather Hunt

We had a super strong cold front roll in while hunting yesterday....

Average temps were around 40F with strong winds...

That makes for a cold hunt in South Africa.

Come and join the hunt.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-13-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Gerhard
250gr 375H&H bullets

I love hunting with Monolithic Bullets.

Unfortunately its very difficult and expensive to get hold of Barns TTSX bullets in South Africa.

I found a local bullet manufacturer Viper Bullets that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Gerhard
Thank you.[emoji1303][emoji1303][emoji1303]

Thank you.[emoji1303][emoji1303][emoji1303]
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Gerhard
That is not something that a lot of people can...

That is not something that a lot of people can say they have done.

Well done!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Gerhard
Most of my hunting clients become friends. ...

Most of my hunting clients become friends.

Yes,

I can dedicate the same concession to
Bow Hunting only if I have enough booking Bisch.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Gerhard
Hunting finally kicked off for 2020

Hi all on the green screen.
This lockdown in South Africa has come at a bad time with it kicking off 10 weeks ago.

Finally we have enough relaxation of the regulations that we can start doing day...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Gerhard
Nice video, I love hunting that area, as you...

Nice video,

I love hunting that area, as you drive into Thabazimbi you turn left and head west towards Dwaalboom.

Thats where my bow hunting concessions are situated.

One can definitely see...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By Gerhard
Costas

Costas has been my choice since 2007.

Driving, fishing, hunting outdoors its always on my face.

They have also good warranty policy.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-24-2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gerhard
Glad you got another shot at the deer and made...

Glad you got another shot at the deer and made that one count.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-23-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gerhard
I agree on the finger, I saw that when I looked...

I agree on the finger,
I saw that when I looked at the video for the 1st time, and thats why I left it in as part of the video.

I still believe however I had the bullet deflected by gras close...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-23-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gerhard
Sorry, Cape Or Common Eland Sent...

Sorry,

Cape Or Common Eland


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-23-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gerhard
For this hunt definitely [emoji38][emoji85] ...

For this hunt definitely [emoji38][emoji85]


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-23-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gerhard
Hi, Yes, you will find blesbuck and red...

Hi,
Yes, you will find blesbuck and red hartebeest also in the area you hunted.

To give you an idea what is in my area, Cale Eland, Black Wildebeest, Zebra, Blessbuck, Red Hartebeest, Mountain...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-23-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gerhard
That next kill shot is so much better after...

That next kill shot is so much better after having a missed shot...

Good hunting for that next bit Tom


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-23-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gerhard
Sometimes things do work out nicely while hunting...

Sometimes things do work out nicely while hunting blesbuck.

https://youtu.be/eC1zLz7l_rI


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-22-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gerhard
They are waiting for you! Would love to take...

They are waiting for you!

Would love to take you guys out hunting with me.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-22-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gerhard
Hi Trapper, The hunt was a success as I have...

Hi Trapper,

The hunt was a success as I have a LDP to
proof it! [emoji38]

The first two shots... those are the once that build hunting character[emoji6]


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-22-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gerhard
Thanks for the feedback on the video. My...

Thanks for the feedback on the video.

My main area where I hunt is on the Escarpment of Mpumalanga that is mostly grass savanna.

Its totally different from the bushveld areas guys normally...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-22-2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gerhard
Exactly!! [emoji38] Sent from my iPhone...

Exactly!! [emoji38]


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-22-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gerhard
You have not hunted enough if you have never missed a shot...

Well,

It happened to me again this week.

I needed to go shoot a blesbuck for venison that was in serious need of meat.

Decided its a great way to take the cameras along to go and show you...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-27-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Gerhard
Yes, In my area local population poaching with...

Yes,
In my area local population poaching with dogs can decimate the game population.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200327/a13f32434427fc011907bce4788dc8ca.jpg
...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-27-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Gerhard
Positive totals in South Africa is now 1180 with...

Positive totals in South Africa is now 1180 with two deaths.

This lock down is hitting everyone very hard especially financially, I have not done any history or birding guiding for the last 2...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-27-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Gerhard
Yes, The lock down started today. ...

Yes,
The lock down started today.

Essential services like farming, security, anti poaching, medical services are all still operating.

You can go buy food, go to the doctor or pharmacy and then...
Forum: It's All About the Video 03-17-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,443
Posted By Gerhard
https://youtu.be/EuiyQ-mjzmE FFF Safaris ...

https://youtu.be/EuiyQ-mjzmE


FFF Safaris
www.fffsafaris.co.za
Forum: It's All About the Video 03-02-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,443
Posted By Gerhard
Thanks Buff! They are really ghosts in the...

Thanks Buff!
They are really ghosts in the night


FFF Safaris
www.fffsafaris.co.za
Forum: It's All About the Video 03-02-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,443
Posted By Gerhard
Bush pig hunting in South Africa

For those who have hunted here in South Africa you will know how elusive bush pigs can be....

Here I take you on a series of videos to show how much work goes into getting a LDP...

...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-01-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,068
Posted By Gerhard
Awesome setup! FFF Safaris ...

Awesome setup!


FFF Safaris
www.fffsafaris.co.za
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,349
Posted By Gerhard
Wow that is amazing! FFF Safaris ...

Wow that is amazing!


FFF Safaris
www.fffsafaris.co.za
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Gerhard
Yea, No tracking is needed when you hit...

Yea,

No tracking is needed when you hit them in the Vital Triangle, at most they go on death run and goes down less than 100m from the shot.


FFF Safaris
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Gerhard
First hunt for 2020 is in the books

Yesterday morning was my first hunt for the year.
The freezer is running low on venison and I had to go and replenish.

The Sauer in 308Win got the job done at 150m

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-22-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Gerhard
They are indigenous to South Africa and one of...

They are indigenous to South Africa and one of our game bird species that we hunt with shotguns and dogs.

They will definitely remove a lot of insects around the house as well as seeds and small...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-21-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Gerhard
Aimpoint Micro is doing well for me FFF...

Aimpoint Micro is doing well for me


FFF Safaris
www.fffsafaris.co.za
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Gerhard
You have a serious talent when it comes to...

You have a serious talent when it comes to stacking deer hair.

I have plaid around with it but suck at it.

Poppers and Gurglers will have to do it for now for top water flies...



FFF...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By Gerhard
I had it as a kid. Best try and work out...

I had it as a kid.

Best try and work out what triggers it.

Talk to your GP.

It can turn deadly very quickly


FFF Safaris
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Gerhard
Used these light work hooks to tie poppers on ...

Used these light work hooks to tie poppers on

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/258bffec0f7e0664aa948e4711cf22ea.jpg
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