Chris a friend of mine an also a PH (Professional Hunter) with Eland Safaris came down to guide Cody for a few days. We were going after Springbok an Impala on a neighboring farm.
We had spotted the Springbok with no problem because there were about 100+ running around in different groups out in the open plans. The Impala ram that was the only one on this ranch was running with the Springbok an he was a nice one. After many failed stalks from Cody and Chris the sun was finally going down and we had to chalk one up to the cunning animals.
Rick and Kathy were once again after the "Gray Ghost" on another ranch which was 7,500 acres. After allot of looking a small group of Kudu were spotted but only the tail ends were seen as the headed into the thick brush away from the hunters.
An hour later another group were spotted an they had not seen the approaching hunters. Du Toit glassed the bunch and told Kathy there was a nice bull under one of the trees almost invisible to the naked eye. Kathy looked through her scope an got very excited at the spiral horned majestic creature that had eluded her all these days.
Du Toit used his Nikon Laser Rangefinder and told Kathy "265 yards", the shooting sticks were set up and Kathy rested her gun on them as she prepared for the shot. She had a hard time locating the hidden Kudu in her scope as they blend into the terrain very good. After a short time she rested the crosshairs on his shoulder and squeezed the trigger, as the rifle rocked back the Kudu crumbled an was dead before he hit the ground. A perfect Kudu that was well earned, an now Kathy could shake that gray ghost demon off her back. her Kudu was "in the salt" as we say
Kathy 2005 Kudu
The Ranch owner told Du Toit that he had a bunch of Zebra and if Rick wanted they could spend the rest of the day hunting a Zebra there. I don't think that conversation took long as Rick was ready to start and do some hunting of his own.
Rick 2005 Zebra
The Zebra heard was located after a quick lunch an some cool drinks. After some careful examination Rick picked out a nice looking Zebra stallion an placed a deadly shot. The Zebra was loaded onto the truck and back to Eland Lodge to be processed
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