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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
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, 12:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
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) 04-23-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
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, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
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, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
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, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
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, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
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, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
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, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
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, 02:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
Posted By Gerhard
Exactly!! [emoji38] Sent from my iPhone...

Exactly!! [emoji38]


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-21-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
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, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
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, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
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, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Gerhard
https://youtu.be/EuiyQ-mjzmE FFF Safaris ...

https://youtu.be/EuiyQ-mjzmE


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Forum: It's All About the Video 03-02-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Gerhard
Thanks Buff! They are really ghosts in the...

Thanks Buff!
They are really ghosts in the night


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Forum: It's All About the Video 03-02-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
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, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By Gerhard
Awesome setup! FFF Safaris ...

Awesome setup!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By Gerhard
Wow that is amazing! FFF Safaris ...

Wow that is amazing!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
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.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
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, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
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, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Gerhard
Aimpoint Micro is doing well for me FFF...

Aimpoint Micro is doing well for me


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
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, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
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, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
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
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Gerhard
Its a gurgler that I tied myself ...

Its a gurgler that I tied myself

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/db3b201da8514e9ebece80d7567c9375.jpg


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Forum: It's All About the Video 01-21-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By Gerhard
Robertís trophy photos LDPís ...

Robertís trophy photos LDPís

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/23b092f9f8b5780d64992a5fb9326372.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/24a926352ec10ba809bd4d7924ae6dea.jpg
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,994
Posted By Gerhard
Thanks guys, Will share the results once I...

Thanks guys,

Will share the results once I get the trophy back from the taxidermy


FFF Safaris
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Gerhard
Bass fishing 2020

We have some areas in South Africa with a lot of great bass fishing venues.

I have not fished for them for a long time and started chasing them again early January 2020 as its summer here.

I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,227
Posted By Gerhard
Draco, Mind sharing a photo of the fly? ...

Draco,

Mind sharing a photo of the fly?

We have seen that red is a very good trigger for carp, thats why I tied on the fly


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,994
Posted By Gerhard
Unfortunately not, but will have the scull...

Unfortunately not, but will have the scull mounted


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,994
Posted By Gerhard
Well spotted! Yes it was. FFF...

Well spotted!

Yes it was.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,994
Posted By Gerhard
Nope, But have called in Brown Hyena quite a...

Nope,

But have called in Brown Hyena quite a few times


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,227
Posted By Gerhard
How many chase carp with the fly rod

Winter time the water will clear up and I would be sight casting to them as well using the cast and drop method.

Summer time we stalk them and drop the fly on the dinner plate target. Using the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,994
Posted By Gerhard
Thank you all!! [emoji1] I regularly call in...

Thank you all!! [emoji1]

I regularly call in Serval.

Long legged spotted cat but dont shoot them as they do not cause damage with live stock just enjoy watching them through the scope.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,994
Posted By Gerhard
Thanks!! FFF Safaris ...

Thanks!!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,994
Posted By Gerhard
Finally my 1st Caracal

I have been doing predator control with the call and shoot method since 2005. I have shot a lot of blacked backed jackal over this time. Some places in the country you shoot about an even amount of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,472
Posted By Gerhard
Tell me more about the raptor FFF...

Tell me more about the raptor


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,227
Posted By Gerhard
Great to see I am not the only one that enjoy the...

Great to see I am not the only one that enjoy the stalk with a long rod. [emoji38]


FFF Safaris
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,227
Posted By Gerhard
I used my IPhone to take the photos FFF...

I used my IPhone to take the photos


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,227
Posted By Gerhard
I can sure get addicted in stalking these yellow...

I can sure get addicted in stalking these yellow torpedoes


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,227
Posted By Gerhard
Here is the fly I used. ...

Here is the fly I used.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200115/65b0d8a01224baff0a3b8cf9b2292fa6.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200115/206b0f678ca3398d69b362a529246a36.jpg
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,227
Posted By Gerhard
Would love to hear how you guys do it. I am...

Would love to hear how you guys do it.

I am still learning the different tactics on how to target carp on the fly rod.


FFF Safaris
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,227
Posted By Gerhard
Episode 2 https://youtu.be/7yvTlHNX4go ...

Episode 2


https://youtu.be/7yvTlHNX4go


FFF Safaris
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,227
Posted By Gerhard
How many chase carp with the fly rod

This is how I do it in South Africa


https://youtu.be/-Qp3N-NOMh8


FFF Safaris
www.fffsafaris.co.za
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,472
Posted By Gerhard
Big Bore Rifles

Lets talk about the big boom sticks.

Here is mine.

The 460G&A


https://youtu.be/u6NAXwdtzQM
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