August 8th, the seventh day of the hunt, we arose late because of the previous late night, had breakfast and started gathering together all the equipment again. I needed to resharpen some of the NAP RazorCaps, flesh out the hide and sharpen our knives before we went out again later that early afternoon. Simon and I changed plans and decided to go and stalk buffalo. We took his little boy Dylan and Gadea a camp helper along for the fun.
What a blast, we stalked four or five different bulls through a variety of vegetation and successfully got within 20 yards of two very big bulls all the while having a group of five of us sneaking in but the heavy, constant wind did help a lot. The first bull I got up close to was the highest scoring bull we had seen so far on this trip. That particular animal would have likely been the new number one SCI but we didn’t know that till we got in there with him.
After all the fun we headed home, had dinner and went to bed early since we were planning to leave early for a distant place but we didn’t get to bed before seeing the thousands of Flying Foxes (huge fruit bats) fly over our camp on their daily trip up the river to feed.