(and no one robbed our house, so thank you for that...)
Long trip summarized in a post: we had a great time, killed 9 animals, saw some incredible ones, had a great time with the other hunters and guides, ate some great food, and spent waaaayyyyy too much time on airplanes.
Here are some animals:
This is a waterbuck cow with a baby....very cute.
A blue wildebeest with an impala buck.
Some more blue wildebeest with an eland in the background.
This is one of the blinds we hunted out of. To the right is the blind, in front of it is the
water hole and there are about 3 feed troughs in the area.
This is a nyala. They are so pretty.
There were about 50 monkeys that came into the blind. They were hilarious; biting each other, screaming at each other and running full speed only to face-plant into things.
Almost wanted to take one home, but something tells me they aren't very friendly.
This is Phil the Grinder (as he was known in high school) from Louisiana who kept us entertained all week.
This is the camp where we stayed. Our cabin is the one to the far left.
This is a huge sable. You can kill one for a cool $11,000.
A huge ant hill. Steve tried his best to disturb them, but it is hard as a rock.
Black Wildebeest. This guy is very skinny and sick, but would still make a nice trophy with the right taxidermist.
A group of white blesbok with a nyala.
Some very pretty butterflies. I didn't kill these.
THE ANIMALS ABOUT TO BE SHOWN ARE NO LONGER LIVING...
HOWEVER THEY WILL LIVE ON FOREVER ON OUR WALLS AND IN OUR HEARTS...
VIEW AT YOUR OWN RISK. :)
Steve finally got his gemsbok and it is gorgeous.
We both shot a blesbok out of the same blind one after another. Before we could go retrieve mine, another herd came in and Steve took one. It was pretty cool and these animals are gorgeous.
Steve's Nyala. I'm excited for him to move into our home.
My white blesbok.
This bushbuck was difficult. We had to track him through thick brush for 3 hours and get the dogs on his trail. The dog that is in this picture, however, was worthless and once we called in for another dog, we had my animal in about 5 minutes. Glad this dog felt worthy of the picture though. Posing like a pro.
Another pic of me and my bushbuck. This is a really nice one and they are beautiful animals. All of my animals measured 16", guess I should have a new lucky number.
Steve with his ginormous waterbuck. His goal was 28" and this beast is 29.5"; the biggest one they have killed all season. I have no idea where this thing is going to go....we need a bigger house.
So there's Africa in a nutshell. It's very good to be home!