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#6829881 - 07/21/17 09:25 AM South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris
rsquared Offline


Registered: 01/15/09
Posts: 3416
Loc: Round Rock, ranch in Junction
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.
Day 2
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


Edited by rsquared (07/21/17 10:16 AM)
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#6830449 - 07/21/17 07:43 PM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
svbubba Offline
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Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 274
Loc: Sierra Vista AZ
nice...... cheers

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#6830456 - 07/21/17 07:51 PM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
dkershen Offline


Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 17415
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Nice bull!
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#6830532 - 07/21/17 08:53 PM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
Lazyman Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 4028
Loc: Hamilton
Awesome congrats..
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#6830767 - 07/22/17 09:05 AM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
EddieWalker Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1440
Loc: Tyler, TX
Congratulations, that sure sounds like an amazing adventure!!!! How big is the ranch?

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#6830807 - 07/22/17 10:07 AM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
Jgraider Offline
Tracker

Registered: 06/13/15
Posts: 641
Loc: West Texas
Fantastic bull rsquared. Congrats on a well earned trophy. Kudu hunting is addictive isn't it? Good to know LBG and Bossie took good care of you. I'd like to chase those kudu bulls around with him someday too.

Nice shooting BTW.

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#6830941 - 07/22/17 01:27 PM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
rsquared Offline


Registered: 01/15/09
Posts: 3416
Loc: Round Rock, ranch in Junction
That place was about 12000 acres with a ton of elevation
Wide open and dense at the same time
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Stuff my dad said in the deer blind

"I can dive deeper and come up drier"
"did you do that?"

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#6830946 - 07/22/17 01:38 PM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
syncerus Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2450
Loc: Dallas, TX
What's there not to love about kudu hunting?

smile
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#6831425 - 07/23/17 08:08 AM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
sparrish8 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1472
Big bull!

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#6831963 - 07/23/17 08:05 PM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
Leadsh2 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/27/08
Posts: 510
Loc: Round Rock Texas
Great bull, congratulations!
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#6834398 - 07/25/17 10:39 PM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
DSO Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 135
Loc: SE Texas
Nice big bull. Congrats

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#6848896 - 08/07/17 07:30 PM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
Erny Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 2068
Loc: Smith County
That is an impressive bull! congrats.

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#6849058 - 08/07/17 09:41 PM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
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Woodsman

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 135
Loc: SE Texas
Nice bull. Congrats

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#6849174 - 08/08/17 03:25 AM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
AXA OUTFITTERS Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/29/10
Posts: 382
Great bull & story, thanks for sharing

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#6849941 - 08/08/17 06:55 PM Re: South African Mountain Kudu down with Limpopo Big Game Safaris [Re: rsquared]
Drahthaar Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/27/13
Posts: 359
Awesome. Forrest

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