Today was a hot day. We did not wear any warm clothing at all for the simple reason that we did not need it.
Above: What we did not have space for yesterday was the picture of a rhino track. Seen here is a large shoe next to the track for scale.
Above: With sunrise we did not yet know what the day had in stall for us. Were we going to harvest an animal or not?
Above: Before we did anything else we had to have something to eat. Breakfast was a great way of starting the day.
Above: We had a bit of a drive to get to our hunting property. Fortunately Helen had a number of jokes up her sleeve to keep us in the correct mood to hunt, and more appropriately, to hunt the holy grail, a kudu. There was much talk about shot placement and the pocket size field guide did a fantastic job of explaining where and how. We passed up on a kudu initially but when we came across this one we knew we had to do something about it. We passed the animal and returned several minutes later before dismounting. Gary has done some stalking prior to this hunt which helped a whole lot. Up on the shooting sticks he steadied himself and had no hesitation to squeeze the trigger. After a 100 yard dash we heard the crash and this was the result. Well done and congratulations on harvesting such an old animal!
Above: The smile was not forced. Well done man.
Above: Loading the huge beast was made easier with so many capable hands.
Above: We were shown the breeding bull. No matter how I tried to twist Gary’s arm he simply would not shoot this fine specimen. What a bull.
Please follow us again tomorrow.