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Let me know if you need a helper on your next trip! All I want is the "Black Death", aka, Cape Buffalo.
I hunted for them and had two opportunities on mature shooter. I passed on the first. Literally a few hours into the hunt on the first day. I passed on the second because we were in a very rugged mountain base. I was using a 470 Nitro double and I didn't like the shot angle. Once the bull squared up on us I decided to back out and wait for a better chance. That chance never came.

On the last day of my hunt I had 42 Buffalo come into my hide. So close I could have speared them. Not one mature shooter in the bunch.

There is always next hunt. (3 years from now)
 

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Nice hunt.The locals take the meat if you just want the trophies. I would just take the tenderloins from all the game only. It would cost a lot to ship back that meat.
You cannot import your meat from South Africa (USDA regulations). I believe you can from Namibia now. I am not sure what the requirements are for Namibia though.
 

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@0002S Best and worst flavors?

I’ve only had Impala and thought it tasted like goat… but it may have actually been goat IDK
I like all game meat. All antelope taste the same to me. Back strap is good on just about anything. If you pound it out, chicken fry it and leave it on the rare side, even better.

I like lamb and they ate a lot of that. Giraffe is interesting in stew.
 

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Care to share any details of your equipment, like rifle, caliber, scope, accommodations, etc? I understand if not.

Is that your dog?

And, it's winter there now, correct? Looks like nice, mild weather. Reminds me of my south TX hunts.

Sorry, not being nosy, just curious.

Yeah, WOW! I completely missed that the first time. Hard to see on my phone. Looks like 30 foot diameter, or more. Baobab?
Colt/Sauer .300 win mag. Don’t know the scope or suppressor make. Guide’s rifle.
Kudo w/180 gr SGK with reloads 225 yards
Blesbok w/180 SGK with reloads 160 yards

RAVIN 29X Crossbow w/SIG BDX 3.5-10x-44 matched to SIG KILO3000 BDX binoculars
w/500 gr RAVIN and 315 gr Ed Ashby’s
Sable @ 37 yards
Impala @ 22 yards
Warthog at 18 yards
w/400 gr RAVIN and 100 gr Rage Hypodermic
Golden Wildebeast @ 44 yards
Blue Wildebeast @ 51 yards

Accommodations were typical African hunting camp. Food was what we shot and local preparations. Weather 50/75 daily. Yes winter. No bugs or flies. about the same as my West Tx winters.

Yes Baobab. No not my dog, but Gibbs is a good doggo as long as you’re on the right side.
 

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I've got a friend that lives in Texas that's invited View attachment 457845 me on a hunt for these. Yes, there's a viable population of these in south Texas. We both drive trucks so we are working out the logistics to make it happen. I want one of these bad boys.

I go every third year to either Colorado or New Mexico for elk and Mule deer. Might be changing that rotation to hunt these.
They are tasty too.

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