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Old 07-28-2021, 03:13 AM   #1
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Had the trip planned for 2020, buy yall know what 2020 was like! Still fighting with the travel agent to refund our flights, but that's another story.

Ade to to joburg last sunday night. We stayed at a guest house as there is a curfew from 8p-4a, so no driving g at night. We get up at 5am, drive to the border. Our group is split up as we are hunting different animals. 3 go one way for cape buffalo and sable. We go the other direction to a different ranch. Before we get to the ranch, we must go thru the border stop. When we arrive at the stop, they wont accept our covid test results. So, we get out of line to wait in another line, for the rapid covid test. Mind you, we already had a pcr test, because they wouldnt accept the rapid test. But they will do a rapid test, for $100 each. Fine, whatever. Not gon a bore you with more details, but we were at the border for 6 hours, finally make it into bots!

At the other ranch, sable and cape hit the dirt! They meet us in bots the next day.

One of the guys shoots a really big lioness! I was lucky enough to shoot a nice impala and one of the sons in our group dropped a big blue wildebeest.

It's been kinda slow. It's cold here. COLD! -9C one morning. THATS 16 F! Been in the low 30s the past couple mornings, but its warming up.

Not the best write up, but my hands are cold!

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Hope to post more pix soon!
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Old 07-28-2021, 05:59 AM   #2
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Old 07-28-2021, 07:47 AM   #3
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Thx for the update Danno!!!

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Old 07-28-2021, 07:48 AM   #4
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Old 07-28-2021, 08:02 AM   #5
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Old 07-28-2021, 08:10 AM   #6
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Very nice!
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Old 07-28-2021, 08:38 AM   #7
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Attaboy Dan!! You're a LOT more determined to hunt than I am!! No way would I have gone through what I know you guys had to go through to get to where you are....AND you still gotta get back out and home and HOPE your trophies make it too!! I applaud you and your group for sticking to it!! That cape is a DOOZY!! Beautiful gun too!!
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Old 07-28-2021, 10:12 AM   #8
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Way to represent, Dan!
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Old 07-28-2021, 10:54 AM   #9
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Outstanding! Enjoy Africa, it is a wonderful experience.

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Old 07-28-2021, 11:17 AM   #10
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Nice bud........................
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Old 07-28-2021, 09:14 PM   #11
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Old 07-28-2021, 09:17 PM   #12
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Congrats. Keep posting updates!!
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Old 07-29-2021, 01:48 PM   #13
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Its picking up! Saw a lot of animals today. I guess I need to stop being so picky! I did shoot a nice steinbuck today!

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Old 07-30-2021, 08:14 AM   #14
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Lots of animals today, but nothing to shoot. Seen kudu cows, wart hogs, female tsetsabe, several impala, 10 hundred thousand guineas, a cori buzzard and a gemsbok that wouldn't come to the water hole. Wind is horrible. 315 pm here. Still got about 2 1/2 hrs to git r dun!
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:15 AM   #15
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Good luck and awesome trip thus far!
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:16 AM   #16
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:17 AM   #17
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:28 AM   #18
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:37 AM   #19
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Great pics so far. Keep the updates coming
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:23 PM   #20
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This has been my nemesis since 2008. 4th trip, finally got him in Botswana! I think we need a bigger truck!
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:30 PM   #21
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Now you're cooking with peanut oil, Skeeter! Well done!
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:37 PM   #22
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Congrats on all the great critters! Im dying to get back over there and hunt again!

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Old 07-30-2021, 06:33 PM   #23
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U DA MAN DAN!! That is a beautiful animal... He should'a stayed away from da water!! Glad for you that he didn't!
Congratulations on a fine, fine trophy!!
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Old 07-31-2021, 04:10 PM   #24
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The best part was the gemsbok tenderloin kabobs!
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Old 08-01-2021, 06:07 AM   #25
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This has been my nemesis since 2008. 4th trip, finally got him in Botswana! I think we need a bigger truck!
Heavyweight right there!!!

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Old 08-01-2021, 07:01 AM   #26
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Loving the pictures! Congratulations!
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Old 08-01-2021, 10:15 AM   #27
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Awesome!!! Congrats to you all on some nice critters!!!
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Old 08-01-2021, 10:18 AM   #28
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Awesome, I miss Africa.
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Old 08-10-2021, 08:36 PM   #29
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had a great trip! 5 of us ended up with 19 animals. 8 (lioness, sable, 2 steinbuck, 2 impala, bushbuck and gemsbok) were bow kills!

3 steinbuck
4 impala
2 wildebeest
2 gemsbok
2 sable
2 bushbuck
1 zebra
1 giraffe
1 lioness
1 cape buffalo

weather was cold, moon was full, didnt see as many animals as I hoped. but. still had a great time! food was good and the beer was cold! heard some really good lies while sittin around the campfire! made new friends, got to visit a country Ive never been to (ill go back one day!)
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Old 08-10-2021, 08:40 PM   #30
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Awesome!
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Old 08-10-2021, 08:46 PM   #31
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Nice trip. I love steenbok hunting, they are fun to chase.
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Old 08-11-2021, 06:45 AM   #32
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Congrats on beautiful trophies, looks like y'all had a blast.
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Old 08-11-2021, 09:01 AM   #33
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Congrats on some nice animals!
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Old 08-11-2021, 11:00 AM   #34
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Old 08-11-2021, 11:06 AM   #36
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Old 08-11-2021, 11:21 AM   #37
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Awesome trip!

Ive been 4 times also, and really hope I get to make a 5th one day!

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Congratulations Dan! Looks like a great trip! Glad you shared it with us! Thanks! And some awesome trophies!
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Old 08-11-2021, 11:40 AM   #39
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Looks like an awesome trip. I just passed up an opportunity with Limcroma next June because I have an elk hunt booked, but Africa wont be too far behind.


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Old 08-11-2021, 11:41 AM   #40
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Thanks yall! Had a great time! Cant wait to do it again! My once in a lifetime trip was in 2008 with landrover. I've been back 3 times since then, plannin trip #5! Africa really does get in your blood. Tell ya the truth, I've never talked to anyone who hunted Africa that said they wouldnt do it again.


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You wanna plan on goin in 2023?
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Old 08-11-2021, 11:57 AM   #41
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Looks like an incredible trip. Congrats on all the successes and thanks for sharing the pics with us.

I've been spending way too much time on AH lately and this thread and Landrover's thread aren't helping things

Waiting for Joe to get back to see if he killed a buff or not.
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Thanks yall! Had a great time! Cant wait to do it again! My once in a lifetime trip was in 2008 with landrover. I've been back 3 times since then, plannin trip #5! Africa really does get in your blood. Tell ya the truth, I've never talked to anyone who hunted Africa that said they wouldnt do it again.









You wanna plan on goin in 2023?
Yessir ........that was good times!!! I have 6 or 7 trips total now. just craziness but I love it. yall done good

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Thanks for sharing Dan, I will make it back to Africa one day. Congrats to all the hunters.
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thanks for sharing dan, i will make it back to africa one day. Congrats to all the hunters.
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