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Old 07-17-2017, 04:37 PM   #1
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Day two in the mountains
We climbed 2 miles up the mountains and over 1000 ft of elevation to find this bull in a remote valley

He was hidden under a tree and I still don't know how our tracker saw him from 300 yds away

We waited over an hour for him to move due to high winds

When they finally moved I was able to take a 280 yd shot from across on another hillside
Had to lay prone in the rocks and grass to get the shot away
Double lung shot and he ran 100 yds
I was so full of adrenaline I completely missed my follow up shot
But the first one had found its mark

Took us four hours to pack him out
The guys with us are amazing!!
Not a scrap of meat left on the mountain

Longest kill shot I have ever made and one of the toughest and most rewarding hunts of my life




Saw these giraffe on the mountain too
Cool animals out in the wild


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Old 07-17-2017, 04:40 PM   #2
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Nice bull, congrats!!!
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:40 PM   #3
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Nice!!!! Bucket list for me.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:43 PM   #4
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That's a great bull on a awesome hunt Jay, congrats!

I am contented now that you are totally screwed with the Africa bug!

Mission complete, lol.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:46 PM   #5
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Beautiful Kudu! One day, one day...
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:48 PM   #6
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Thats a heck of a bull, congrats !!! Bet that was an awesome hunt !
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:51 PM   #7
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That is an awesome bull! Nice.....
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:52 PM   #8
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Trophy of a lifetime!
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:53 PM   #9
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Great looking Kudu. Congrats.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:59 PM   #10
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Good Looking Kudu.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:01 PM   #11
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Wait in Africa, Beautiful Kudu and missing end of quarter chaos?!?! Congratulations!
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:12 PM   #12
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Wow, that's a superb Kudu! Congrats!
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:18 PM   #13
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congrats. Nice bull
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:25 PM   #14
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kudu in the salt! outstanding, congrats!
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:25 PM   #15
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Great bull!
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:25 PM   #16
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Congrats!
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:35 PM   #17
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Congrats! Great bull. Who are you hunting with. Bucket list trip for me, soon I hope.


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Old 07-17-2017, 05:40 PM   #18
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Beautiful bull sir, congrats!
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:42 PM   #19
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Awesome animal. Congrats!
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:46 PM   #20
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Nice!!! Congrats!
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:49 PM   #21
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Hunting with Bossie Mostert of Limpopo big game safaris
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:51 PM   #22
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Congrats, very nice.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:51 PM   #23
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Very nice, congrats!
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:51 PM   #24
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Beautiful bull, congratulations!!
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:02 PM   #25
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Nice bull, congrats.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:09 PM   #26
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nice dang bull!!!!!!
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:22 PM   #27
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Wowzer a 280 yard bow shot from the prone position impressive. Lol just kidding that's my number one African animal I would like to take and that one is huge. Always curious what did the kudu taste like?
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:26 PM   #28
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Very envious congrats
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:33 PM   #29
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Sweeeet!!!
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:36 PM   #30
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Outstanding Jay. What an animal. Jealous for sure
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:36 PM   #31
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Very nice congrats
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:42 PM   #32
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That has to be a taxi's dream. Congrats!
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:58 PM   #33
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Beauty. Congrats.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:03 PM   #34
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Awesome experience!
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:51 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by lovetohunt View Post
Wowzer a 280 yard bow shot from the prone position impressive. Lol just kidding that's my number one African animal I would like to take and that one is huge. Always curious what did the kudu taste like?
I trust that Bossie will cook up some of the Kudu for Jay on the braai so that he can give you his opinion here later. I've eaten it many times over there and it is one of my favorites, but I've eaten just about all of the plains game found in that area and I honestly like it all. I hope Jay will get to try the Eland steaks, as they are certainly a favorite of most everyone.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:58 PM   #36
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Wow, awesome bull! Congrats.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:26 PM   #37
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Beautiful bull


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Old 07-17-2017, 10:32 PM   #38
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That is an absolutely beautiful kudu bull! Congratulations!
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:32 PM   #39
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Very nice bull. Congrats!
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:38 PM   #40
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beautiful bull. congrats!
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:43 PM   #41
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Awesome, congrats!
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:48 PM   #42
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Nice bull and write up.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:52 PM   #43
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Incredible animal. Congrats!

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Old 07-18-2017, 06:57 AM   #44
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Heck of a bull congrats. He is a trophy for sure


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Old 07-18-2017, 07:08 AM   #45
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That is awesome, congrats!
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:29 AM   #46
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Great looking animal!! Congrats.
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:48 AM   #47
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Real nice bull!!

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Old 07-18-2017, 07:58 AM   #48
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Congrats! Very nice bull
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:09 AM   #49
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:11 AM   #50
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congratulations
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