Wet your African hunting appetite

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by pvanwyk, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. pvanwyk

    pvanwyk Active Member

    Messages:
    40
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2004
    Decided to wet your appetites by including some photo's of my latest hunt in the plains of South Africa. Photo shows a Rowland Ward Mountain Reedbuck taken with my 25-06, 100gr SMK's at a modest 223yds.

    Long shooting is normally the course of action as can be seen from the photo showing some of the landscape. [image][​IMG][/image] [image][​IMG][/image]
     

  2. Mountainsheep

    Mountainsheep Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    206
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    2scoops,

    That is a beautiful animal! Good on ya!
    I plan on visiting SA in the near future, hunting plains game and flyfishing for GT.
    Once again, congrats!
     

  3. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,365
    Joined:
    May 3, 2001
    Nice!

    I'm scheduled to be in Eastern SA for 10 days in late May to early June 2007. I still haven't decided what I'm shooting in the way of critters but I figure only indigenous species for the Cathcart, Eastern Cape area. I'm sort of hoping the landscape there will be a little lumpier that in your picture.
     
  4. wildworks

    wildworks Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    114
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    what area did you take your mt reedbuck?? I took a gold medal Mt reedbuck in the Graff-Reinet area ( Camdeboo conservancy) Yours looks like its close to 6"

    very nice!!
     
  5. pvanwyk

    pvanwyk Active Member

    Messages:
    40
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2004
    Dave,
    areas vary quite a bit from wide open space to thick bush valley's. I really worked hard for a good Eastern Cape Bushbuck but no luck. My favourite species for the area is black Wildebeest.

    Did a quick measurement in the bush, which was just over 8". Rowland Ward is 6 7/8" if I remember correctly so I'm really happy. Was a long stalk, including a 35min power nap while waiting for the ram to get up and start walking around. The hunting area is Bedford, which is about 200 miles from Camdeboo.