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Newsletter 84

DEAR HUNTING FRIENDS

I hope this 84th edition of the Take Aim Safaris newsletter finds you well.

Since our last newsletter that was send out at the start of May, our clients have done some really great hunts in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

The safari industry is waking up from over a year of Covid slumber, hunters want to hunt, guides want to guide, now is a good time to book your hunt for this year of next. Please contact me for available quota, dates, and hunt pricing.

As mentioned on a previous newsletter, TAS has started to offer hunts in Botswana, in the NG 49 concession to be specific via a partnership agreement with the concession owner who is a TAS hunting client.

My last client to hunt Botswana (during June 2021) was a German client that booked to hunt a leopard and a trophy elephant bull, this client had previously failed on leopard hunts (not through TAS) and wanted to be as sure as possible that he would get his leopard this time, the client not only wanted a leopard but wanted a big old heavy cat, my recommendation was that he booked one of the two leopard permits that I had available in Botswana since there has been no hunting there for many years, the chances of success would be high. The result of his hunt was this superb 103 kg old tom cat, a great one to harvest, well done Lucas, Wolfgang and all concerned.

I do still have one tag left for the 2021 hunting season for leopard in Botswana, please let me know if you want this tag.  Also on my client’s wish list was a trophy elephant bull, this 70+ pounder ticked that box… Please contact me for your Botswana hunt bookings, the quality of elephant bulls that has been harvested in NG49 this year is simply amazing, if you want the photos of those bulls please let me know, I do have them. Prime time for big elephant in Botswana’s NG49 is April until September. I have quota on elephant, buffalo and leopard in Botswana.

This recent hunt in the Gonarezhou hunting concessions Sengwe 1 and 2 was guided by PH Simon Dzingai (in photo), clients from the USA hunted these 35 and 50 pounder elephant bulls plus this fantastic dagga boy buffalo, the Gonarezhou concessions are literally teaming with elephant and buffalo that are moving into the hunting areas from the adjoining Kruger National Park and Gonarezhou National Park, if you plan to hunt a trophy elephant bull and/or trophy buffalo bull in Zimbabwe then look no further than the Gonarezhou.

Well done on another great hunt Simon. Thanks to Barry Seabrook from Gunsmoke Safaris in Darwin, Australia for this booking.

This is what a dagga boy should look like in my view…

This recent buffalo and plains game hunt was conducted in South Africa, this client has booked with TAS ten times or more, well done on another great hunt Ernest and thanks for your ongoing support.


Also on a recent hunt in South Africa, Russian clients hunted these great animals, thanks Vladimir for another great booking.



On another recent hunt in South Africa, these proper old dagga boys, trophy warthogs and plains game were hunted, I have a good number of these dagga boys on quota in South Africa, if you are interested in buffalo and plains game hunting in South Africa please contact me.

A special thanks to PH’s Leo Van Rooyen and Werner Mulder for guiding this hunt.




Hunters, PH’s, Outfitters, Operators and Agents please contact me for all your hunting requirements in Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, I have dates and quota available on top quality hunts.

Thanks for taking the time to read my newsletters and for passing them onto your hunting friends.

Hunters best wishes.

Carl Knight

(JHB RSA)
Contact Number: 0027-82-749-1747
Email: carl@takeaimsafaris.com
Web: www.takeaimsafaris.com

 

Newsletter 83


DEAR HUNTING FRIENDS

I hope this 83rd edition of the Take Aim Safaris newsletter finds you well.

Since my last newsletter that was sent out on the 7th February 2021 Take Aim Safaris clients have done some great hunts in the Sengwe 1 and Sengwe 2 areas of Zimbabwe, these areas are real hotspots for trophy elephant bulls and trophy buffalo bulls, these hunting areas are ideally located in-between the Gonarezhou National Park to the North, the Kruger National Park to the South and Mozambique to the East, these concessions have proven themselves time and time again as the best of the best when it comes free range, fair chase hunting for trophy quality elephant and buffalo plus hippo and croc. Please see below for a map showing the location of these concessions in Zimbabwe.

In addition to the Sengwe concessions of the Gonarezhou I remain pleased to be able to offer my clients quality hunts in the Matetsi area of Zimbabwe that is excellent for big cats, elephant, buffalo and plains game, Matetsi can be located on the below map.

These are our recent hunt updates:

There are few hunting company’s in today’s Africa that are delivering results like these, if you want to hunt with professionals in the best areas available for the species you wish to hunt then please email me personally to discuss your hunt: carl@takeaimsafaris.com

In January we hosted Josef Thoma from Westfalia Jagdreisen (Germany) and his client on an elephant hunt, they hunted a 75 pounder that was featured in my last newsletter, in February we welcome Josef back into the Sengwe’s with another of his clients this time for trophy elephant and buffalo, following on from his early season success PH Nixon Dzingai guided the hunter on this magnificent +90 pounder (both tusks + 90 pounds each) elephant hunt and also this superb buffalo, well done Nixon on another record breaking bull and a great one to harvest.

During March we welcomed a client of Adler Tours (Germany) to hunt with us, also in the Sengwe’s, this was also an elephant and buffalo hunt, the hunt was again guided by PH Nixon Dzingai, the client was an experienced elephant hunter, the hunters had early success on their 15 day hunt managing to take this 55 pounder during the first few days of the hunt, followed on by this proper dagga boy buffalo that looks to be well over 10 years old to me, with quite a few days left on the hunt the client decided to upgrade his hunt and go for another elephant, that was a good decision on his part since the hunters managed to harvest this old bull 60+ pounder, well done Nixon and thanks Jens for the booking.

During April, we welcomed a client from France on his 3rd buffalo hunt with us in the Sengwe’s, this client is a buffalo hunter who has hunted many buffalos right across Africa for many years, he says that ours are the best concessions available in Africa for dagga boys, this is due in large to the fact that we have almost no lions in the southern section of our 300, 000 hectare concession on the Limpopo River adjoined to the Kruger National Park, this is dagga boy paradise where you will shoot your buffalo up close in the Jess bush along the river or in the beautiful fever tree forests.

This buffalo was shot at last light then recovered at night, no photos were possible, just the skull photo of this +14-year-old buffalo, with PH Simon Dzingai in photo, Simon guided the hunt.

My sons and I were also around in the lowveld and did some hunting at the same time, here are some photos from that hunt including this 60-inch kudu that my 11-year-old son shot with his 300 WM that he was given by a client of mine (Thanks Juan). We also hunted a great eland, nyala and zebra, loads of meat for our freezer this winter.


During April we welcomed a client from the USA into our Sengwe 2 camp, he hunted an elephant with PH Nixon Dzingai, the bull he hunted went 55 pounds per tusk, this has been a great season on elephant hunts to date, hunters that made the trip to Zimbabwe were well rewarded for their efforts:

Also during April another client from the USA hunted in the Lowveld, this time with PH Zane Bronkhorst, the client hunted this very nice and wide buffalo and this great hippo bull + huge river croc:

To my clients reading this: Are you interested in buying a game farm/a private hunting farm in South Africa? If you are interested now is a great time to buy, please contact me as I know of a great game farm that is for sale, a well-stocked game farm with buffalo and many other species, the farm is being sold out of a deceased estate and will sell at great value. Take Aim Safaris has many hunting clients that would support and make such a venture a huge success. Contact me if you are interested in more information regarding investing in a Game farm in South Africa, a private hunting farm/ranch.

Both South Africa and Zimbabwe are open for hunting, routing from Europe and USA to Southern Africa is pretty easy, many airlines are flying here, we arrange all the necessary Covid tests and all Covid protocols are followed.

Hunters, PH’s, Outfitters and Agents please contact me for all your South African and Zimbabwean hunting requirements, as you can see there is some movement coming back into the hunting industry, particularly in Zimbabwe, hunters wont/can’t sit at home forever, contact me and let’s get your hunt booked.

Hunters best wishes.

Carl Knight

(JHB RSA)
Contact Number: 0027-82-749-1747
Email: carl@takeaimsafaris.com
Web: www.takeaimsafaris.com

Newsletter 62

Dear Hunting Friends

I trust this newsletter finds you well and with lots of hunts booked for the year ahead.

Since my last newsletter on the 20th March we have had some very good hunts to update you on including this massive leopard and this 43 inch wild sable both hunted in our Matetsi ECA concession also known by the locals as Matetsi unit 8 situated in the Western part of Zimbabwe near the Victoria Falls. This hunt was booked and guided by Zimbabwean PH Phil Smythe.

On another Matetsi ECA hunt PH Stephen Meyer guided a client from Europe on this 45 pounder elephant hunt, our first Matetsi elephant bull for 2017.

During April we welcomed a client from the USA on a crocodile hunt in Binga, the client hunted with Zim PH Adrian Van Heerden. I received a stunning letter of commendation and appreciation from the client on Adrian so well done and a special thanks Adrian.

Also during April clients from Europe hunted with us in the Gonarezhou Safari areas guided by PH’s Nixon and Simon Dzingai, the clients shot two buffalos and this very good elephant bull that looks to me to be in the 40 to 50 pound class, I don’t have the official weight with me right now nor do I have a photo of the second buffalo but this one is a real dagga boy, typical of the Gonarezhou in as much that you can shoot a trophy that is superb on any given day.

Now for the real good news… My sons and I just completed this plains game hunt during the recent school holiday:

It is early days in terms of the 2017 hunting season, lots more hunts to come and lots of quota and dates available, please feel free to contact me for booking information. Hunters, Agents, PH’s and Outfitters feel free to contact me for all your big game hunting requirements in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

As always thanks for taking the time to read my newsletters and forward them to your hunting friends.

Hunters best wishes.

Carl Knight
Contact Number: 0027-82-749-1747
Email: carl@takeaimsafaris.com
Web: www.takeaimsafaris.com