Day two in the mountains after a long, hot day one.
saw a nice bull on day one, but he was at 400 yds and walking away in a nasty cross wind. PH and I both felt like that would be a poor shot to take, even though it was clear shooting lane.
We climbed 2 miles up the mountains and over 1000 ft of elevation to get to a back bowl area where most people won't/don't go. we were hoping to find a bull in this remote valley.
one of the trackers spotted him from over 400 yds away, with no binoculars to boot, He was hidden under a tree and I still don't know how our tracker saw him as i could barely find him with my bino's
We waited over an hour for him to move due to high winds and it turns out he was with 2 other bulls, but you could rarely ever see them due to the dense cover.
When they finally moved, the biggest one stopped one a rock while quartering away. I was able to take a 280 yd shot from across on another hillside
Had to lay prone in the rocks and grass to get the shot away
Double lung shot and he ran 100 yds down in the the bowl.
I was so full of adrenaline I completely missed my follow up shot
But the first one had found its mark and he was down for good.
Took us four hours to pack him out
The guys with us were amazing!!
Not a scrap of meat left on the mountain
thanks to Bossie Mostert and his crew from www.LBGsafaris.com
they were top notch and worked their butts off for me.
Longest kill shot I have ever made and one of the toughest and most rewarding hunts of my life
Saw these giraffe on the mountain too
Cool animals out in the wild