Dear Hunting Friends
I hope this email finds you well and a big welcome to the 70th edition of my newsletters a milestone for me spanning over more than 10 years and 400+ big game trophies harvested to date including nearly 200 buffalos and over a 100 elephants plus lions, leopards, hippos, crocs, rhinos and sables plus a great many plains game that are in addition to the 400+ big game species. You can see the majority of these wonderful trophies harvested by clients from all over the world by following this link: https://www.takeaimsafaris.co.za/big-game-gallery/. When you book with Take Aim Safaris you will get the hunt the booked with no-nonsense.
Since my last newsletter on the 22 March 2018 we have had some fantastic hunts and have been fortunate enough to guide clients from all over the world in their hopes of hunting the trophy of their dreams, as you can see we have again delivered on our clients expectations.
During March 2018 we welcomed a father and son from Spain on a buffalo and plains game hunt in RSA, this hunt was guided by PH Riaan Lourens in the North West province of South Africa, our client shot a very nice hard boss buffalo and some trophy quality plains game:
During April we welcomed a client from the USA on a leopard hunt with us in our Matetsi ECA concession of Zimbabwe, this hunt was guided by Zimbabwean PH Zane Bronkhorst our client shot a very nice tom cat and some great plains game including a trophy waterbuck that I don’t have a photo of yet.
Also during April in the Matetsi ECA this fantastic wild lion was taken by a lucky client, this is the first of two lion hunts sold in the Matetsi ECA for 2018. We do still have an option for a 3rd lion permit of you are interested in a wild lion hunt in arguably the best lion country in Africa then please contact me. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF THESE TWO ROUGE MALE LIONS COMING TO THE BAIT.
On another hunt conducted in April this time in the Gonarezhou Safari area PH Nixon Dzingai guided a client of ours from Europe on an elephant hunt, Nixon and the client managed to hunt this very nice 60 pounder elephant bull and a hippo that I don’t have a photo of.
During April PH Joost Pretorius guided a client of ours from Europe on this plains game hunt in RSA. These RSA hunts are very well priced and are great fun with lots of species available to be hunted, great value for money:
During May I hunted on our Philippolis concession with Zim PH’s Steve Meyer and Simon Dzingai, we worked together at the RSA hunting expo then went hunting together after that. We had a great time (as always) and got these very good trophies including a 43 inch sable that I hunted. Steve brought his family and a good time was had by all. I must say here that if you want to hunt one of the best areas that RSA has to offer from a hunting perspective then look no further than our Philippolis hunting concession that is over 14.000 hectares in extent (you will literally walk your arse off) with no internal fences and over 4000 head of game on the property including over 60 buffalo bulls and 60 sable bulls all of different ages plus cape mountain zebra to mention but a few of the species that occur here. There are two lodges on the hunting area, a main camp that is 4 star luxury and my personal favourite an African bush camp nestled into the mountains, please follow this link to see photos of the area that is situated 2 hours drive South of Bloemfontein: https://www.takeaimsafaris.co.za/philippolis-hunting-area/
(RSA PH (me) guiding the Zim PH’s…… hahahahahaha, doesn’t happen often)
Lastly another personal milestone for me: I have been taking my two sons Hunter and Luke with me on hunts since they were very young (during school holidays) however until now neither of them had hunted anything them self. During April my older son Hunter (9 years old) shot his first animal with his .243 he shot this wildebeest that my family and I are eating. I managed this zebra on the same hunt.
Hopefully (for me) by the time I get to newsletter #140 my sons will be guiding these hunts.
Recent news: A foreign client who’s hunt I booked has recently hunted a trophy elephant bull in the Gonarezhou Safari area Naivaisha with Zimbabwean PH Lloyd Yeatman, the bull is estimated at 100 pounds per tusk however the tusk weight is not official yet nor are the trophy photos available to be released to the public yet. I hope to be able to provide you all with photos and more information about that hunt on my next newsletter. If you plan to hunt a trophy elephant bull then the Gonarezhou is the place to hunt and Take Aim Safaris is the company to book with.
As always thank you for taking the time to read my newsletters and pass them onto your hunting friends. I do have hunting quota and hunting dates available in both RSA and Zimbabwe, please contact me for your individual hunt quotation.
Hunters best wishes.
Contact Number: 0027-82-749-1747