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Trip Report : Safari in DSA with Thierry Labat
10 August 2012, 00:18Orvar
Trip Report : Safari in DSA with Thierry Labat
10 August 2012, 00:59retreever
What a wonderful time. Emotions and the privilege to hunt the elephant. Tremendous sable.
Michael Podwika... DRSS bigbores and hunting www.pvt.co.za
" MAKE THE SHOT " 450#2 Famars
10 August 2012, 01:05Marty
Thank you for the report and photos, and congratulations on a great safari. Nothing like an impromptu elephant bull! The buff and sable are beauts as well. Did you measure the sable? Beautiful curve, and nice secondary growth.
I'll be in DSA with Buzz next April, thanks for stoking me!
10 August 2012, 01:10nube
Awesome hunt!!! Thanks for the hunt report
I hope you didn't work Thierry too hard. I am hunting with him next week for 15 days. Leaving tomorrow!!!
10 August 2012, 01:17Safari2
Could you give us an update on the game situation in Sango?
10 August 2012, 01:45GunsCore
Great report and congrats on some fine trophies.
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Beautiful rifle is that the Rigby? Nice ele congrats
10 August 2012, 03:14samir
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10 August 2012, 03:18Use Enough Gun
Outstanding hunt and pics! Congrats!
10 August 2012, 03:23mbogobutch
Fantastic Report, great pictures...Very well done
10 August 2012, 03:37D. Nelson
Where are the pics of your huntress and her baboon????
Congratulations on your honeymoon and safari!
Best regards, D. Nelson
10 August 2012, 04:17Cazador humilde
Congratulations. Great report and pics, especially the close-up of the ivory.
10 August 2012, 04:22Frostbit
Nice hunt and great report. Thank you for sharing.
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10 August 2012, 04:56bwana cecil
Congratulations on a wonderful honeymoon safari!
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10 August 2012, 05:34safari-lawyer
Glad to hear that it turned out so well and that you had a good time.
Love the elephant, sable, and hyena.
Will J. Parks, III
10 August 2012, 08:59FishN4Eyes
Now that's "making a plan"!!!!!!
Nice trophies, congrats on the nice buff, sable and the bonus (?) elephant.
Pretty damn good plan "B".
10 August 2012, 09:42Bwanna
What a great hunt. Congrats. That Pedza camp is one of my favorites in the Valley.
10 August 2012, 17:12R.Jolly
Well done on a great hunt. Looks like you will be back for more eles.
10 August 2012, 17:14JudgeG
Glad that you, yours and Lil' Ernest had a good safari! Great pictures and a fine report!
JudgeG ... just counting time 'til I am again finding balm in Gilead chilled out somewhere in the Selous.
10 August 2012, 17:59Orvar
Marty, yes, the Sable is 37.5" on both sides, but with very large bases. I am thrilled!
Rug, yup, that's the Rigby.
10 August 2012, 18:02Orvar
We're at Sango now and there is tons of game! Unfortunately, the situation is not resolved - but i am 1000% with the local owners on not bending, as it would only be the beginning of the end...
10 August 2012, 18:04Aspen Hill Adventures
10 August 2012, 19:09matt u
10 August 2012, 19:20dukxdog
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10 August 2012, 22:31Svinejakt
Congratulations with an amazing Hunt. I think you just completed my dream hunt. And all in 8 days. Just amazing.
10 August 2012, 22:44Pulicords
Terrific hunt! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
10 August 2012, 23:27Dave Fulson
Wonderful hunt report. Congrats on a very successful safari in the bag!
11 August 2012, 08:26pagosawingnut
Great hunt report. Congrats on your hunt and marriage. You are lucky to have a bride that will go with you. Sounds like a keeper!
11 August 2012, 18:18bwanajay
Congrats. Thanks for the report and pics.
11 August 2012, 20:02Fjold
Thanks for thee hunting fix! Great pictures there and some beautiful animals.
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12 August 2012, 11:13Buzz Charlton
Wow that was a quickly done report- and a brilliant one- It was a pleasure to meet you and your beautiful wife down in Dande and congrats on a great hunt with "Bull Butt"!! He has proved now that he is top dog getting another great bag outside of the SAVE! Well done guys and hi to Nevin- he was my examiner many years ago!
12 August 2012, 13:36Orvar
Thanks Buzz. Let us know if you're back in town this week.
13 August 2012, 16:41Buzz Charlton
Guys not sure when you back but I am in town till sunday and would love to have that drink we chatted about! My number is 0772136413- give me a call when you get to town- hope you are having a great time at Sango! Cheers Buzz
13 August 2012, 19:39AJN Hunting
Fantastic report sounds like the near perfect Safari.
Small world as well. I went to school with Ben Mavros in the UK, if I remember correctly Patrick is his Father.
A good guy.
13 August 2012, 23:23Orvar
Yup, and Ben is here and in top form!
14 August 2012, 04:39A.Dahlgren
Very nice Orvar ! The first pic with the sexy rigby is a classic. Great old animals all around ! Looking forward to more pics
14 August 2012, 12:02Harris
Excellent report and pictures. Your Rigby is gorgeous.
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15 August 2012, 03:19hunt99
Awesome Sable! Well done!
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15 August 2012, 10:45fairgame
Great elephant and some very desirable trophies you have there.
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