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Off to South Africa.
« on: September 08, 2018, 06:23:32 PM »
Well by this time next week the missus and I will be on our way to South Africa. We are so excited!
I am going to be hunting a Cape Buffalo bull and cow. Plus some plains game. Going to target Impala, Blesbuck, Nyala, Duiker, Steenbuck, Bushbuck, Bushpig and baboons. Then if I see any other critters that I like I may take a few more.
The missus is hunting for a few critters like Impala, Springbok etc which the outfitter is throwing in for free plus all the baboons she wants.
My rifles are pictured below. The one on top is a .257 wby mag shooting 115 grain Barnes TSX's. And the bottom one is a .460 Wby mag spitting out 500 grain TSX's.
We will be hunting for one week then taking a 3 day break and touring Kruger National Park. Then will continue for another week of hunting.
Outfitter and PH is Peet Bezuidenhout who owns Tshipise Safaris.
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Re: Off to South Africa.
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2018, 06:48:50 PM »
That sounds like a fantastic hunt, Best of luck and enjoy your self. :)

Did you get the Missus a Camilla?
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2018, 06:58:45 PM »
That sounds like a fantastic hunt, Best of luck and enjoy your self. :)

Did you get the Missus a Camilla?


Thanks BMR.

Yeah mate I bought her one ages ago. Got her one in .223. They were a custom job that the Australian outfitter had Weatherby do. Originally I bought her a 7-08 but then when they brought out the .223 I got her one of those and kept the 7-08 for myself lol.
You must of missed the post I put on here about it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2018, 07:28:18 PM »
Sounds like fun fun fun. Bag some big uns.
Roger
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2018, 07:48:23 PM »
That sounds like a great hunt!!
Keep us posted on those Barnes bullets 😎

Be safe
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2018, 07:58:53 PM »
Please give us the run down on how the various hunts went, and what you did that worked. I want to do an African big game hunt someday.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2018, 01:00:55 AM »
Be safe and take lots of pictures
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2018, 01:51:13 AM »
Have a great hunt and safe travels, and hopefully some pictures to show the Nation.
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Re: Off to South Africa.
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2018, 04:59:59 AM »
No wonder you're excited; be safe and bag lots of trophies. I'd dearly love to see videos of the baboon hunt.

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2018, 05:09:27 AM »
Good luck and travel safe!   :)

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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2018, 07:04:17 AM »
Sounds like a great time! Good luck and travel safely!
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2018, 08:51:15 AM »
What case are you using? Btw those are great looking rifles.I like that you are not afraid to use them.
Roger
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2018, 09:11:06 AM »
BB, congrats brother, glad you are heading back to the Dark Continent.  Great selection of calibers, and outstanding selection of games you are planning on taking.  BTW, the Blesbuck was my hardest animal to take.  We crawled on our hands and knees to for about 600 yds, them critters where hanging out with zebras & wildebeest, we had tons of eyes looking for any sign of trouble.  I finally took a shot at a very nice ram at about 185 yds.  I hunted not too far from where you are going to be.  Nice area!


Nyala & Bush Buck are on top pf my bucket list for when I head back.  I want to finish the spiral horn slam.  ;D ;D

BB, do you know who is the Taxidermist they use?  Do not use Highveld Taxidermy, they are the ones who did my animals, and they SUCK!!!

Again good luck brother, safe travels, and looking forward to reading your hunting report.
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Re: Off to South Africa.
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2018, 02:48:10 PM »
Sounds like a blast BB. Sounds like you'll have plenty of game to choose from. Manager knew people hunted baboons though.
Be safe and hope you bag everything you're after

Re: Off to South Africa.
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2018, 05:10:34 PM »
Best of luck and be safe!!