Let me start out by saying Mike runs a top notch operation! The hunt was only a day by choice. I had more fun on this hunt than any other guided hunt!
The day started out by getting greeted by Mike and his dad at the ranch house. I was already in awe at all the quality animals I had already seen just driving thru the low fence part to get to house. You can always tell the guys that truely love their ranch and they do.
After a short meet and greet and signing usual paperwork we were off in the ranger to chase oryx.
We drove maybe 10mins and we got into a huge herd of oryx all well fed and in great shape. We tried numerous times to get a good shot but his animals are anything but tame. Well after about a hour of playing cat and mouse they ran off into the really thick stuff. After a little work we got them located but couldn't get a clear shot. After getting enough of us they moved back to the more open area. Finally around 2pm the stars aligned and a big old mature cow seperated from the herd and gave me a shot. That is when I found out how tough African game really is. I placed my first shot center of the neck (I hate tracking) well that only slowed her down. My next shot was on the move and landed a little far back and that really slowed her down but not fully down. I finally had enough and with one well placed shot to the neck sealed the deal. I was in shock at the lead it took. I was just plain confused.
Ended up with a awesome 40" cow. It actually is exactly 40".
Thank you Mike for a great hunt and look forward to the next go around.