Last year I posted a couple of questions on hunting in Namibia. I recieved lots of great advice and offers from AR members,I thank you all. I accepted an offer from Kudubull to join a group he was taking to the Gras June 29, once I committed and paid my deopsit my nerves kicked in Flying thousands of miles to hunt with a group of guys I wouldn't meet until I was in Namibia, I'm sure I drove Ray nuts with my never ending stream of questions, all of which he answered patiently . I arrived in Windhoek as scheduled and so did my luggage, not a bad start so far,after clearing customs I was greeted by my Ph's Errol and Jannie who explained we had about 5 hrs until the rest of the party arrived so let's go get a kudu. We drove to a ranch just outside of Windhoek a quick stop to unpack my rifle and check it's zero , time to go hunting. I was prepared to see several different species but nothing prepared me for the shear numbers I encountered, it was staggering my first trip to Africa and I'm already addicted. We saw several herds of zebra, wildebest, springbok, even Klipspringers and wharthogs. We saw several kudu's that were a little on the small side but stunning none the less. we crested a small hill and saw three more bulls again just on the small side, when a fourth came walking out I asked Errol about him He said sure if I wanted, it would be around 50 inches, I knew there were bigger Kudu in africa but I had to have him. One shot later http://shttp://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z156/axle375/rifle_sub/?So,
tally sor far, safe uneventful flight, luggage arrived, rifle still zeroed, and a one shot kill on a fine kudu, Pretty good for my first 4 hours in Namibia, Time to meet the boys. even better the first time I get to shake Ray's hand, mine has blood on it. I also had the pleasure of meeting Ray's dad John, his brother John ,and their friends Mark and Floyd Fine gentleman I looked forward to hunting with. The next day after a beautiful sunrise and great breakfast I was able to connect on a Springbok. http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z156/axle375/rifle_s.../axle375/rifle_sub/?
July 1, Canada day probably the best I'll ever have. shortly after noon I took the animal that represents Namibia to me Gemsbok http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z156/axle375/rifle_s...=gemsbuck.jpgfinnish
the day off this blue wildebeast http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z156/axle375/rifle_s...e375/rifle_sub/?June
2 finds me with a red Hartebesthttp http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z156/axle375/rifle_s...current=HPIM0757.jpg
June 3 brings Blesbok http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z156/axle375/rifle_s...current=HPIM0806.jpg
and Impala http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z156/axle375/rifle_s...current=HPIM0803.jpg
we then travelled east to another ranch by Gobabis in search of Eland three days of hunting later after a fantastic stalk http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z156/axle375/rifle_s...current=HPIM0867.jpg
For those interested I useda Win mod 70 classic stainless in 300 win mag with 200 gr swift A-frames for all trophies. All in all I couldn't be happier I could not have picked a better place for my first safari, Errol,Jannie and their staff work tirelessly and know their business inside and out. I also could not have picked a better group of guys to go with than Ray, John sr, John jr, Mark and Floyd who all took fine trophies as well but that is their story to tell. I am just honored to have met and been able to hunt with them, Thanks again guys. Also I would like to thank all the AR members for putting up with a rookies questions, your patient answers and information truly helped make this dream hunt come true.
If the pics don't work sorry, it took me a month to get this far
meat is murder..... tasty,tasty murder