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21 October 2012, 17:28
Phillip Smythe
Zambezi Hunters Thierry Labat Leopard Hunt ((New Pics 2nd Page))
WOOHOO Thierry - Now THAT is how you hunt!!

Phenomenal Leopard! Well done brother.

Phil


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22 October 2012, 14:44
Torbjørn
Congrats on a fantastic safari! Thanks for sharing tu2

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22 October 2012, 22:13
TerryR
Great hunt
nice cat and huge kudu!
23 October 2012, 02:57
shootaway
Congratulations an a nice hunt.
23 October 2012, 07:01
DPS
Great report. Awesome leopard. Congrats!!


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24 October 2012, 16:01
Thunder Head
Congradulations guys,
Look at the head on that cat. HUGE!!!

I am a little jealous myself. Hmmm when is my next trip to Africa?


I have walked in the foot prints of the elephant, listened to lion roar and met the buffalo on his turf. I shall never be the same.
24 October 2012, 19:50
jwm
Wow! What an amazing hunt! Wonderful trophies and great photos to help remember them by.
25 October 2012, 05:37
nube
Here are some more pics of the trip.















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25 October 2012, 09:07
bwana cecil
I really enjoy this report.
Keep it coming please.


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25 October 2012, 15:37
A.Dahlgren
shocker


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27 October 2012, 18:57
Antlers
WOW!! Congrats!


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27 October 2012, 20:32
tendrams
Let's see, a 60" Kudu, 30" Nyala, RW level Bushbuck, a Serval, the "Fat Bastard" of Leopards, and a mess of other really nice specimins.......ya I guess that'll do.

tu2
27 October 2012, 21:56
h kittle
Thanks for posting. You certainly had a great trip. Congratulations on some fine trophies.
28 October 2012, 06:36
nube
quote:
Originally posted by tendrams:
Let's see, a 60" Kudu, 30" Nyala, RW level Bushbuck, a Serval, the "Fat Bastard" of Leopards, and a mess of other really nice specimins.......ya I guess that'll do.

tu2


What about my nice duiker and that very impressive 2"+ Grysbuck? Do they count as well.lol I think I really got it all didn't I! Spoiled rotten tot he core I think




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28 October 2012, 07:18
Marty
Wow. Just wow.
28 October 2012, 13:09
Thierry Labat
Phil, next time we will have to improve on the Jackal, buff and porcupine. The porcupine you got has a few quills less than the ideal trophy porcupine Wink


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28 October 2012, 13:51
David Hulme
Impressive trophies (ja, except the porcupine Wink ), fantastic photos and all in all a superb hunt. Congratulations Phil, Thierry, ZH and crew! Brute leopard, cat of a lifetime. I will join a few others and won't say I told you so Phil Smiler

Cheers to you guys beer


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04 November 2012, 19:17
fairgame
Outstanding trophies and an absolute brute of a Leopard. Excellent read.


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04 November 2012, 20:48
LittleJoe
Had to re-read and see more pics. What a trip. Congrats. Great photos.

I want to hunt with Thierry just once in my life.

Congrats to all.
06 November 2012, 00:38
Chris Lozano
Congrats on a great leopard! beer

That is exactly what i was looking for.
07 November 2012, 03:36
Use Enough Gun
Don't stop. Keep posting pics! (And some narrative where appropriate!) tu2
07 November 2012, 03:50
nube
I can post a few pictures if you want.
Some might be doubles but here you go.


Here is something I never to wish upon anyone.


I guess this is how they move shop in Zim!!










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07 November 2012, 03:59
nube


I couldn't believe how the trackers would just dig their hands into the gut piles to smear the guts all over at the leopard baits and I felt bad about it. I brought some rubber purple gloves with me and thought I would help the cause by donating them. The look I got from Mudini was like you got to be kidding, I am not going to wear purple gloves hahahaha











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07 November 2012, 04:44
Safari2
Nice Pics

Were the elephant pictures in Nuanetsi? If so I did not know there were any there.
07 November 2012, 04:59
nube
Yes they were from there. We saw 2 small bulls the one day and saw fresh tracks and trees pushed over every 2 or 3 days there. There was even a roaming single male Lion that was in the area




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07 November 2012, 05:05
Steve416
Congratulations to all involved.
Wonderful trophies.
Great report and pics.
Steve
07 November 2012, 05:37
Todd Williams
What a TOAD of a leopard!! Awesome!
14 November 2012, 02:49
D. Nelson
OMG!!!! You are now "hooked" forever!! Super trophies!

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14 November 2012, 03:06
Pegleg
Hunts like this one contribute to the reason Labat won PH of the year last year. He is a true hunter. Congratulations to all involved.
So looking forward to my Trophy Bull Elephant hunt with Thierry.


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15 November 2012, 05:52
Grafton
Fantastic animals! Congrats.


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18 November 2012, 23:45
BrettAKSCI
Wow! Great leopard Phil! I definitely missed this report while I was gone.

Brett


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19 November 2012, 00:24
DinoinPV
Labat...PH of the year...? Really?
Does that mean Permanently Hilarious? Or Perpetually Horny? Or Probably Hiding (at the golf course in Harare)? Or Pissed and Happy? Or ....
I'm sure many can fill I some more blanks...lol
He is an Amazing PH and friend, and my wife and I just booked another great adventure with him for 2013!!
-memories you will NEVER forget!!
- I hunted with Nube this year, in Zim (we hunt all over together)..what a great time, great adventure, great friends, great area!!
Although I am still pretty sure that Nube and Thierry went ut and shot my kudu and nyala...Smiler
-Thierry has a new name by the way.....it's "Slip Knot"
-Thierry, when you get back, explain to the throngs of fans, how you came about your new name....

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19 November 2012, 01:18
infinito
Thierry, realy, stop hunting now brother, you used up all your luck! Big Grin
On a serious note, well done, you had a great year if you look at the reports. They speak for themself! Congrats man! Hopefuly get to shake your hand at Dallas or Reno!


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19 November 2012, 05:56
nube
quote:
Originally posted by Brett Adam Barringer:
Wow! Great leopard Phil! I definitely missed this report while I was gone.

Brett


I'm still waiting for your report Brett and don't want to miss it!! It was nice to chat on the phone the other night. It really has answered a lot of questions about my Marco polo and Ibex hunt. Thanks for the insight.




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02 December 2012, 11:25
Texas Blue Devil
Great hunt and Great Report!!


Go Duke!!