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Twenty-four yard shot on a jackal.

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Twenty-two yard shot on a red hartebeest. These things are so much more impressive when they're within shooting distance - and bigger than you'd think.

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Nice animals. I want to get myself to Africa soon!

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Thanks Eric -

You should make it happen, I know you'd love the experience. Couldn't leave without a warthog - drilled this one at just over twenty yards, hit it perfectly and he still ran about a hundred yards. Tracked him and found him still alive under a thornbush. Got another arrow nocked, but it wasn't needed - looks gnarly in the man cave.

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Who doesn't want a gemsbok...? One of the most majestic looking animals in all of Africa - and tough as nails. Whacked this one from a tree stand at about 25 yards, after waiting all day and passing on a few other animals. This area was known to hold a few nice Gemsbok, so I held out in hopes of one coming in to drink, and that's exactly what happened. It was a good day in southern Africa.

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This was the most cautious blue wilderbeest in Africa. This was the last animal I shot, and it was literally at last light, on the last evening of my hunt. With light fading fast, we spotted this lone wilderbeest straight in from of us at a little of a hunderd yards and slooooooowly approaching our water hole. Took him forever to get within shooting range, as he circled and tried to wind us. Finally, with my heart pounding thru my shirt, and my palms sweating, he lowered his head to drink and I somehow made a perfect shot. He jumped straight up in the air and bolted, and still made it about two hundred yards - tough animal.

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So awesome! You are the man!

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Some great animals and stories in there. Well done!!

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Thanks fellas, I try....lol. Here's the last animal on my recent African adventure, the greater Kudu. I was in a pit blind glassing two big bulls for over an hour, but they just wouldn't come in. Finally a cow and her calf came in the drink, and that pulled in this really nice bull. I thought the wait might be in vain, as the cow and calf positioned themselves in front of the bull, and he was very wary. I was getting a bit discouraged when the cow and calf finally moved, giving me a perfect broadside shot at the large bull. Seventy yards away I watched him go down, pretty thrilling. He measured out to 54", with a full two inches of ivory tips.

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Another view.