We had the pleasure to attend to the main french hunting convention Rambouillet 2014 again this year, this is a great show where we get to meet all our french hunters year after year.
Last year, we introduced Uganda to he french hunting community, and this year was Congo Brazzaville. Lots of interest for this new forest destination where we have great numbers of Bongo, Sitatunga, Dwarf Buffalo, Yellow backed duiker and the usual other forest duikers.
Feel free to contact us for further details.
Saturday, Martin (Grand Safari PRO staff member) wants to take his bow for a walk on one of our concession close to the Indian Ocean. It is a lovely afternoon and I decide to join him.
… Some Nyalas on our left are checking us out, a very nice bull of about 27’’ leading the troop. We’ve decided to look for Cape Bushbuck, any bow hunter’s dream buck to harvest. Martin will walk the valley on the left, I’ll take the right one and we can meet a tour usual spot, a big rock from where we can glass the hills further. There is something special about hunting any spiral horn antelope species, especially walk and stalk with your bow …
This time of the year, the bush is thick and the grass very long, allowing to get real close but also to bump into something without seeing anything. Well, soon enough, it is a young ram that jumps in front of me and dive in the thickets with a very upset bark …
Further on, it will be a big ewe and a young lamb happily browsing on the hill in front of me. Then an other one barks on my right, this place is full of them!
Further on, a young ram gives me his shoulder at about 45 yards, I’ll try to get closer for fun but the wind turns and he also dive into the nearest bush.
Martin is already on top of the rock and found 3 or 4 rams, but rather too far to reach before it gets dark. We decide to walk back to the 4×4, we have about an hour left before night.
We’ve been walking together for less than 10mn when a beautiful ram shows himself about 200 yards below us. He has his noise stuck in a bush browsing some juicy green leaves. A beautiful stalk in the long grass and behind thick green bushes takes both of us to about 20 yards away. He is really a M.A.G.N.I.F.I.C.E.N.T buck possibly touching 15’’.
I draw my bow and as I am about to stand up for a shot, he lift his head up and start looking around, finally decide to walk up the path towards us …
It is with one knee down that I will let the arrow go in his shoulder as he passes us at about 10 yards … He will run 15 yards, rounds his back and just collapses in the open.
He is beautiful, and what a hunt!! We truly have some world class bow hunting in the Eastern Cape of South Africa!!!
A week earlier, it is a group of French hunters that Martin and Patrick took to the hills of Tarkastad area, on an other exclusive Grand Safari concession. Their hunters took 2 superb East Cape Kudu (with one just above 50’’ ranking quite high in the book, look at those deep curls!)
Our hunters also took some good Nyalas, Oryx/Gemsbok amongst other species. Great hunt, great people, good time!
Grass has to be greener on the other side of the tarred road bordering the Murchison Falls National Park, and we will not complain has Nile Buffalo enter our 500 000 ha concession bordering the park. We have 110km of boundary with the park, and Nile Buffaloes, especially old dagga boys, seems to be very attracted by the local farmer’s rice little plantations.
Christian, our main PH and owner of our Ugandan organization report on a very rare double of Nile Buffaloes, taken by the same hunter at the same time. Read the rest of this entry »
Very First time in Russia with Eventus at the Safari Expo hosted at the Crocus City in Moscow. Come and visit us on booth A163 Hall #7, Christophe will be there until Sunday 23rd February 2014 with the whole team from EVENTUS.
Sergey Tyutchev has been a professional hunter in Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazahtan since 1991 and created his own outfit company called Eventus in 2009.
Grand Safari is very proud to be represented by Eventus in Russia, feel free to contact them for any of your African Safaris requirements with us.
Thanks to all of you visiting our booth 4145 – 4147 where we spent 4 days with Chris and Bob Beck from Extreme Outer Limits and Dereck & Mike from MOA Rifles. I am now heading back to RSA to finalise the logistics of the first Safaris of the season before flying to Moscow Russia for the next show.
I’ll be seeing some of you around one of our camp fire under African stars soon, travel safe!
Great day at the show, thanks to Birgit the organizer, looking forward to meet more of your guys tomorrow. Thanks for all of you attending my seminar on hunting in Tanzania.
And from next Sunday, Grand Safari will be on Wild TV and the Sportsman Channel again for extreme Outer Limits third season in Africa with us…will let you guys know closer to the time, we will then be in Las Vegas for the annual SCI convention
Thank you very much for your visiting at the African Hunting Event in Calgary, and thanks for those that attending the seminar I did on hunting in Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon and Burkina Faso.
We are now looking forward to see you guys in Toronto.
1 & 2 February 2014
Delta Meadowvale Resort & Conference Centre
Saturday 1st – 10am to 6pm
Sunday 2nd – 10am to 4pm
Delta Meadowvale Resort & Conference Centre
6750 Mississuaga Rd, ON, L5N 2L3
Phone: 905.542. 6739
$25 pp for both days, includes a free copy of the African Outfitter magazine
Children under 16 are free
Pre-register and get 1 free ticket for the draw to ‘Win a Safari to Africa’ raffle