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Old 05-01-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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I'm back in South Africa now.
So the videos are up.
I'm not sure how to tell the story, still trying to get it all straight in my head. It is kind of like a dream to me now with parts running together.
LOTS of walking, hot , humid and all worth it in the end.
This herd of Elephant had been giving the villages fits as they were totally unafraid of people and chased the villagers on sight.
When we went into the thicket after them we made a plan.
If I felt I had a 100* quick kill shot , I would say nothing.
If I had a kill shot that was going to involve some follow up tracking I would holler "shoot" and the PH would shoot it in the hip. We did not want it to be able to keep up with the herd or make it to a near by village and kill somebody.
If the arrow didn't go in I was to holler "kill it" and he would try to shoot it in the head or spine.
At the shot, I glanced off a rib and got about half the arrow penetration, I said shoot and the PH fired at the hip.
All hell broke loose. Elephants were everywhere at once and Steyn had to shoot 2 more for us to get out of the thicket.
We went back 4 hours later only to be pushed out of the brush by the other Elephants.
The next day I was happy to find my Elephant had only ran about 50 yards away before rejoining the herd.
I suppose one of the other elephants helped me out as the all bunched together as we found my arrow completely in the elephant when they dressed it.
To quote the trackers report to the ranger investigating
" arrow go in, elephant walk, walk bleedy, bleedy, walk here bleedy, bleedy, walk there bleedy, bleedy .........Done

The Tuff broad head did a great job.
The one that hit a rib was a little bent at the tip
I shot 2 more I to the elephant the next day.
Both disappeared completely

As often happens you just cant capture how intense something is with a camera. There was 14 elephants scattered around us in the brush. believe me when i say i was Maxed out on adrenaline
Thanks for all the help putting this together
Hope you enjoy the video.
I will never forget this hunt
Buff

Day one charge
http://www.buffsblackwidow.com/video...uploadable.wmv

The shot
http://www.buffsblackwidow.com/video...illfinalHQ.wmv

Tuff broadhead Tests
http://www.buffsblackwidow.com/video...uploadable.wmv

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:07 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing, you're the man
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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Awesome stuff to watch!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:15 PM   #4
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Tagged so I can come back and watch after tutoring
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:20 PM   #5
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Unbelievable. Great stuff
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:22 PM   #6
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That was awesome... Congratulations!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:24 PM   #7
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Absolutely incredible! You, sir, are living the dream! Congrats just doesn't seem to be enough!

Marty, if you ever retire that hat, I'd like to have first right of refusal to add it to my cool *** hat collection!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #8
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Awesome!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:27 PM   #9
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Great!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #10
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Great stuff buff!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:30 PM   #11
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Thanks Marty, for taking us along - Incredible!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #12
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Awesome stuff! Huge congrats!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #13
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Awesome can't describe the whole thing enough!! Congratulations to you on a lifelong dream!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:39 PM   #14
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Incredible captures. I can't imagine being that close to that many wild elephants. So glad you were able to get all that on video!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:39 PM   #15
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WOW

Excellent
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:39 PM   #16
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Wow. Great videos Buff.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:41 PM   #17
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thank you for posting....it's awesome to see your experiences.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:47 PM   #18
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WOW Buff...your the MAN!!!
Thanks for the vids...unreal!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:50 PM   #19
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Sweet
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:50 PM   #20
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Simply amazing. Thank you for sharing & congrats!!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:02 PM   #21
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Proud of you Marty! Chasing a dream and trying to make it happen. You are awesome!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:02 PM   #22
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I can't imagine anything topping this!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:13 PM   #23
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Wow, that was awesome to watch.

Congrats and thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:16 PM   #24
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WOW!!! Impressive!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:19 PM   #25
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I've really enjoyed following along. Congratulations on your elephant and great adventure!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:23 PM   #26
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awesome and congrats again!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:36 PM   #27
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Been along for the entire ride, thanks for taking us along! Unreal! Congrats!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #28
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Woooooooowwwwwww!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:48 PM   #29
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Thanks for taking the time to share! Been awesome following ur adventure!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:49 PM   #30
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Simply amazing! I don't know what else to say. Congrats!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:51 PM   #31
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Uber cool stuff. What does it taste like?
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:54 PM   #32
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Great Hunt, Great Video's...really loved the broadhead test video. Good stuff Buff...Congrats man.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:54 PM   #33
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Buff.........You are the Man!!!!!!!!! Congrats on a lifelong dream.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:54 PM   #34
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Wow! What was the total weight of your arrow again?
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:56 PM   #35
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awesome videos Buff!! congrats again
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:58 PM   #36
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Uber cool stuff. What does it taste like?
Smelled great cooking on the fire.
Tasted good but you couldn't chew it enough to ever swallow it.
The villagers cook it until it is black and crispy I didn't try it that way but med rare it is tough as boot leather
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:14 PM   #37
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #38
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WOW, What a story! Thanks for letting us tag along.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:31 PM   #39
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Amazing Marty... Thanks so much for taking us along...
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:35 PM   #40
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Tagged so I can come back
Tagged so I can watch after work.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:43 PM   #41
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That was A W E S O M E.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:44 PM   #42
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Loved every second of the videos! Very happy for ya.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:44 PM   #43
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Fantastic. ..

Thanks for sharing
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:50 PM   #44
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Great videos Marty and thank you for sharing your adventures with all of us. Just awesome.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:53 PM   #45
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Absolutely awesome stuff!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:57 PM   #46
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Saawweeettt!
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:03 PM   #47
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and on the 8th day, God created Buff
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:09 PM   #48
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Awesome job!
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:17 PM   #49
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WOW! I don't know how you managed to keep filming while getting out of there! I know if it were me, the video would have ended with the first arrow (unless I had a camera strapped to the back of my head).

By the way, even my computer was awed by this video as it kept telling me it was "buff" ring itself Congratulations!
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #50
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Amazing
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