Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Kalahari Hunting Trip

I was able to travel about 7 hours away into the bush of the bush. We were on the edge of the Kalahari desert with 2 other men and their sons. This is a very tough land, about an hour off of the pavement, near the town of Ghanzi. This is the land of the bushmen, they were our guides. They had just killed a "problem lion" on Monday, and last year alone killed 16 lions at this farm. It was a huge farm with a ton of game. The land had kudu, gemsbok, hartebeest, springbok, lions, snakes (we saw a HUGE Egyptian banded cobra - fully hooded - AMAZING) and even wild dog!

IMG_1059 The wild dog is very rare and to see it in the wild is UNREAL! Anyway we hunted very hard and had a great time. I was able to take a Gemsbok, this animal loves this barren landscape.

IMG_0994 It was so much fun to be able to track find these animals with a bushman, they are amazing trackers and know the land and the animals. I took the shot and dropped a great sized male Gemsbok. It had 29 inch horns, and the body weighed about 400+ pounds. The meat is amazing and we are already planning another trip back in our winter (May-August).

IMG_0997 The others guys took a springbok, gemsbok, and a hartebeest. It was a blast. If you want to check out more pictures, take a look at our shutterfly account.

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