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I returned home recently only to repack and head to NM for Antelope. Will try and get more pics as soon as my clients get me their CDs. Enjoy, David

Head of the Clan no more. Used the .223 to take this one from the top of a tall cliff overlooking his subjects. Baboons can be quite clever, and sometimes it seems like you'll never get a shot. Other times you see them all day and have many opportunities. This was one of the heaviest males I've taken, and I'm always looking for them.


I used high winds to help me get within 40 yards of this porker. Used the old reliable Remington Core Lokt 165 grain in .280 Remington. He didn't go more than 20 yards.


High winds caused me to take my time and sort out this shot at 259 yards. It worked out with a shoulder shot. 160 grain Nosler Accubonds in .280 did the trick on this Red Hartebeest. This one will be a skull mount and flat rug.


My second Blue Wildebeest with a spread of just under 30 inches (29.75"). High winds every day created tough shooting conditions on the plains, so some thought was given before the shot. Not a very old bull to have such a spread and good bases. I did not attempt to score any of my trophies but this would score well. Add to the skull mounts and flat skins.


My quest for a 30 inch Waterbuck satisfied, we then hunted a better bull but he gave us the slip twice on the last day. This one fell to the 160 grain Accubond from my .280 Weatherby. They are tough animals. Shoulder mount for this bull.

Dennis Harris mounted this bull for me:


My highlight was taking 6 Porcupines and 4 Spring Hares one night in our alfalfa fields. Now I have enough quills to finish a project I've waited 4 years to complete.
Good hunting,
David


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Every morning the Zebra wakes up knowing it must outrun the fastest Lion if it wants to stay alive. Every morning the Lion wakes up knowing it must outrun the slowest Zebra or it will starve. It makes no difference if you are a Zebra or a Lion; when the Sun comes up in Africa, you must wake up running......

"If you're being chased by a Lion, you don't have to be faster than the Lion, you just have to be faster than the person next to you."
 
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Thanks for sharing-looking forward to more pics !


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Great pics! Looks like a great hunt.
 
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Great trophies, that waterbuck is a nice one.


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Very nice! What a monster baboon!
 
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Really great pics! Can't wait for you to put up some more. I really like the blue wildebeast.

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Looks like a great hunt! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!


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Nice animals!
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Thanks fella's. As soon as I get the CDs from my friends (hopefully this weekend) I'll post their pics. They had a very successful first hunt, taking 20 animals between them.
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Recent hunt in the Eastern Cape, August 2010: Pics added
http://forums.accuratereloadin...261039941#9261039941
10 days in the Stormberg Mountains
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/7781081322
Back in the Stormberg Mountains with friends: May-June 2017
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/6001078232

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading" - Thomas Jefferson

Every morning the Zebra wakes up knowing it must outrun the fastest Lion if it wants to stay alive. Every morning the Lion wakes up knowing it must outrun the slowest Zebra or it will starve. It makes no difference if you are a Zebra or a Lion; when the Sun comes up in Africa, you must wake up running......

"If you're being chased by a Lion, you don't have to be faster than the Lion, you just have to be faster than the person next to you."
 
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Thanks for the pics! Nice shooting..


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nice trophys, looks like you had a great time down there.

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Congrats David! tu2


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Looks like a fun safari, LDK!
 
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Good stuff LDK...congrats on a fun trip!


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Congrats on what looks like a trip that was a great trip.


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David welcome home and good hunting and shooting.

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Thanks guys. Still waiting for those pics from the guys I hunted with. They have 20 trophies between them. Will post ASAP.
Regards,
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Hunting the Eastern Cape, RSA May 22nd - June 15th 2007
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16 Days in Zimbabwe: Leopard, plains game, fowl and more:
http://forums.accuratereloadin...=212108409#212108409
Natal: Rhino, Croc, Nyala, Bushbuck and more
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/6341092311
Recent hunt in the Eastern Cape, August 2010: Pics added
http://forums.accuratereloadin...261039941#9261039941
10 days in the Stormberg Mountains
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/7781081322
Back in the Stormberg Mountains with friends: May-June 2017
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/6001078232

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading" - Thomas Jefferson

Every morning the Zebra wakes up knowing it must outrun the fastest Lion if it wants to stay alive. Every morning the Lion wakes up knowing it must outrun the slowest Zebra or it will starve. It makes no difference if you are a Zebra or a Lion; when the Sun comes up in Africa, you must wake up running......

"If you're being chased by a Lion, you don't have to be faster than the Lion, you just have to be faster than the person next to you."
 
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Great Animals,Well done tu2
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Excellent trophies!
I have not hunted E Cape for any of the ones you posted.
 
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I'm jealous. I've made seven trips across the pond and never had an opportunity to shoot a baboon like that. I've always wanted to get one of those big boys.


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David,

I missed this post somehow.

Good job and some nice trophies. I see that .280 is still putting meat on the ground for you!
 
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Thanks guys. Tom: that baboon was a stud. He was much heavier than previous males, and I've been fortunate to take several good ones.
Wendell: yes, I took the Mark V again but the baboon was with the .223rem. I believe I'll take the M-77 .280 next time. It's accuracy at extreme ranges is excellent. Putting a Millett tach scope on the .223. I'm anxious to see what it will do. As soon as I can go by and pick up some CD's, I'll have over 1,000 pics to sort through and will try and post the best pics my clients took.
Cheers,
David


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Hunting in the Stormberg, Winterberg and Hankey Mountains of the Eastern Cape 2018
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Hunting the Eastern Cape, RSA May 22nd - June 15th 2007
http://forums.accuratereloadin...=810104007#810104007
16 Days in Zimbabwe: Leopard, plains game, fowl and more:
http://forums.accuratereloadin...=212108409#212108409
Natal: Rhino, Croc, Nyala, Bushbuck and more
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/6341092311
Recent hunt in the Eastern Cape, August 2010: Pics added
http://forums.accuratereloadin...261039941#9261039941
10 days in the Stormberg Mountains
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/7781081322
Back in the Stormberg Mountains with friends: May-June 2017
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/6001078232

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading" - Thomas Jefferson

Every morning the Zebra wakes up knowing it must outrun the fastest Lion if it wants to stay alive. Every morning the Lion wakes up knowing it must outrun the slowest Zebra or it will starve. It makes no difference if you are a Zebra or a Lion; when the Sun comes up in Africa, you must wake up running......

"If you're being chased by a Lion, you don't have to be faster than the Lion, you just have to be faster than the person next to you."
 
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Very nice LDK and thanks for sharing your pics and hunt. Look forward to seeing the clients hunting log.
 
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Very good LDK... congratulations. That baboon is definitely a stud, WOW.
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Thanks again for the kind words. Finally, after much prodding, I just received one email containing the following pics. Nothing like what he has on CD but these will do for now. The following were taken with a client of mine in the Eastern Cape during our August hunt. He used a Remington model 700 in 7 mag pushing Remington 150 grain Core Lokts (still a good bullet). The only side bar was the Lynx: he used one of our shotguns. He doesn't do "reports" nor visit web forums so I can only say he's ready to return next year with friends. His opinion on the hunting, food, accommodations and PH was excellent. He did really well for his first trip to Africa. Several of his trophies were exceptional. The only one I measured was his Blesbok. It went 17 inches, but check out his Black Wildebeest. My other client only made hard copies of his trophies. Hopefully I'll get his card and post his soon.
Cheers,
David

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Cape Springbok


Mountain Reedbuck. Excellent venison and a nice trophy!


Cape Kudu. This one had tight curls and ivory tips.


Gemsbok


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Caracal (Lynx) This is one exciting hunt we do down on the coast: Eastern Cape


Cape Bushbuck, thick, heavy horns


Common Blesbok; 17" horns


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Hunting the Eastern Cape, RSA May 22nd - June 15th 2007
http://forums.accuratereloadin...=810104007#810104007
16 Days in Zimbabwe: Leopard, plains game, fowl and more:
http://forums.accuratereloadin...=212108409#212108409
Natal: Rhino, Croc, Nyala, Bushbuck and more
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/6341092311
Recent hunt in the Eastern Cape, August 2010: Pics added
http://forums.accuratereloadin...261039941#9261039941
10 days in the Stormberg Mountains
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/7781081322
Back in the Stormberg Mountains with friends: May-June 2017
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/6001078232

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading" - Thomas Jefferson

Every morning the Zebra wakes up knowing it must outrun the fastest Lion if it wants to stay alive. Every morning the Lion wakes up knowing it must outrun the slowest Zebra or it will starve. It makes no difference if you are a Zebra or a Lion; when the Sun comes up in Africa, you must wake up running......

"If you're being chased by a Lion, you don't have to be faster than the Lion, you just have to be faster than the person next to you."
 
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Outstanding Blesbok and the spread on the Black is unreal!! The good old Cape Bushbuck is quite nice too!
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Sorry I missed this Tom. I agree, the guys did really well. I'm still waiting for Rip Van Winkle to get me his memory stick. He was supposed to burn me a CD of his pics but had a computer crash but I'll see him at the Nashville show next weekend and pic it up. He shot some fine trophies.
Cheers,
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Hunting in the Stormberg, Winterberg and Hankey Mountains of the Eastern Cape 2018
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/4801073142
Hunting the Eastern Cape, RSA May 22nd - June 15th 2007
http://forums.accuratereloadin...=810104007#810104007
16 Days in Zimbabwe: Leopard, plains game, fowl and more:
http://forums.accuratereloadin...=212108409#212108409
Natal: Rhino, Croc, Nyala, Bushbuck and more
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/6341092311
Recent hunt in the Eastern Cape, August 2010: Pics added
http://forums.accuratereloadin...261039941#9261039941
10 days in the Stormberg Mountains
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/7781081322
Back in the Stormberg Mountains with friends: May-June 2017
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/6001078232

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading" - Thomas Jefferson

Every morning the Zebra wakes up knowing it must outrun the fastest Lion if it wants to stay alive. Every morning the Lion wakes up knowing it must outrun the slowest Zebra or it will starve. It makes no difference if you are a Zebra or a Lion; when the Sun comes up in Africa, you must wake up running......

"If you're being chased by a Lion, you don't have to be faster than the Lion, you just have to be faster than the person next to you."
 
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Great hunt David you have the best prices in everything ,thanks for sharing AND YOU MUST COME TO HUNT WITH ME.Juan


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Outstanding trophies. The wildebeest is a cracker and welcome to the 30 plus inch waterbuck club of which I am still seeking membership.


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Thank you for the compliments gentlemen Smiler Juan, hopefully this next year myself and some friends be down to hunt with you. Really like those duck photo's your posting, love those Argentine Cinnamon Teal!


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Hunting in the Stormberg, Winterberg and Hankey Mountains of the Eastern Cape 2018
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/4801073142
Hunting the Eastern Cape, RSA May 22nd - June 15th 2007
http://forums.accuratereloadin...=810104007#810104007
16 Days in Zimbabwe: Leopard, plains game, fowl and more:
http://forums.accuratereloadin...=212108409#212108409
Natal: Rhino, Croc, Nyala, Bushbuck and more
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/6341092311
Recent hunt in the Eastern Cape, August 2010: Pics added
http://forums.accuratereloadin...261039941#9261039941
10 days in the Stormberg Mountains
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/7781081322
Back in the Stormberg Mountains with friends: May-June 2017
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/6001078232

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading" - Thomas Jefferson

Every morning the Zebra wakes up knowing it must outrun the fastest Lion if it wants to stay alive. Every morning the Lion wakes up knowing it must outrun the slowest Zebra or it will starve. It makes no difference if you are a Zebra or a Lion; when the Sun comes up in Africa, you must wake up running......

"If you're being chased by a Lion, you don't have to be faster than the Lion, you just have to be faster than the person next to you."
 
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Better late than never; another of my good friends joined us on this hunt and for a first time African Hunter, he did very well. He used a Weatherby .300 mag with 180 grain TB Bear Claw's.
Warthog was not on his mind when then boar walked a 100 yards below his position. Nice heavy old tusker.


Was quite windy on the open plains that day but he got a fine stallion.


Stronger wind that afternoon but it all worked out on this nice Red Hartebeest.


Well polished Cape Kudu was one of his favorite trophies.


Nice Impala, picked him out of a group of 5 rams.


My friend said this was a tough hunt. Spent most of the day going through rough country with thick thorn bush and cacti. I know the feeling. Was really rough on him as he had major surgery back in February.


Another great bull Wildebeest. Heavy mass and wide! He was really happy to get one this big.


Trying to pick out a decent Blesbok out of a huge herd was quite a job. My friend mentioned finally getting a 300 yard shot when this ram separated from the herd of about 100.


We took the number 1 Black Wildebeest off this ranch several years ago and I personally took one that if I ever get around to having it officially scored by a master scorer, will most likely make the top 5, so we wanted my friend to get a good bull. I think he did well.


My friends only regret; he didn't plan on hunting a Waterbuck. Not realizing how large they are, he was miffed after seeing the bull I shot. Next time he wants one along with a Bushbuck and a few other species. What made this hunt special for both of us; he was recovering from losing a kidney to cancer. He's still fighting but on the winning side. He remains positive each day and we'll be fishing offshore again very soon. Tough guy and I'm proud to call him friend. Smiler


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Hunting in the Stormberg, Winterberg and Hankey Mountains of the Eastern Cape 2018
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/4801073142
Hunting the Eastern Cape, RSA May 22nd - June 15th 2007
http://forums.accuratereloadin...=810104007#810104007
16 Days in Zimbabwe: Leopard, plains game, fowl and more:
http://forums.accuratereloadin...=212108409#212108409
Natal: Rhino, Croc, Nyala, Bushbuck and more
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/6341092311
Recent hunt in the Eastern Cape, August 2010: Pics added
http://forums.accuratereloadin...261039941#9261039941
10 days in the Stormberg Mountains
http://forums.accuratereloadin...6321043/m/7781081322
Back in the Stormberg Mountains with friends: May-June 2017
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"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading" - Thomas Jefferson

Every morning the Zebra wakes up knowing it must outrun the fastest Lion if it wants to stay alive. Every morning the Lion wakes up knowing it must outrun the slowest Zebra or it will starve. It makes no difference if you are a Zebra or a Lion; when the Sun comes up in Africa, you must wake up running......

"If you're being chased by a Lion, you don't have to be faster than the Lion, you just have to be faster than the person next to you."
 
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Great trophies - thanks for sharing.
 
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