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    Default Late season Eland Bull

    Hi Ladies and Gents.

    I can finally do a bit of bragging with the Eland Bull that has been evading me for a while.
    This is a Eland Bull which I had paid for and just could not get close enough to on 2 other occasions.
    So last Friday I took a chance and drove out to the farm and spent most of the morning glassing the hills to find where this bull was hiding.
    Saw him at about 9 and after a whole lot of running around finally got to take a shot at 12,00 at around 170 meters.
    Nice bull but no record breaker either.
    Rifle is Howa 30,06
    Loaded with 180 gr Barnes

    He went about 120 meters after 3 good shots and one poor one.
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    Default Re: Late season Eland Bull

    Congrats, nice bull.

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    Default Re: Late season Eland Bull

    Very nice. Congrats!!

    Out of interest, judging from the terrain in the pic. Did it take a while to get it onto the van? ;)

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    Default Re: Late season Eland Bull

    Congrats

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    Default Re: Late season Eland Bull

    Great bull

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    Thanks for the comments gents.
    Yes when I shot him I knew we were in for a long recovery.
    It does not look like it, but it was a relatively big hill and it took 7 off us more than 2 hours to get close enough to load on bakkie.

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    Default Re: Late season Eland Bull

    Very nice! Well done!

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    Default Re: Late season Eland Bull

    Howzit my boet,

    flip, I am both jealous but immensely proud of your achievement. You have wanted that puppy for a while so well done. Clearly the EC but who's farm and which area?

    Did you always have that girl silencer on? Looks like a new addition from the last time we hunted?

    Cheers

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    Hey Andrew
    It's been a while, long time no chat.
    Thanks for the nice comments, I think you need to admit that you are getting old now. I see altzeimers is setting in, always had the girly silencer.
    Yes it took me a few years to finally get my Eland, but as they say "aanhouer wen"
    I got the bull on Juan Nell's farm just outside Alicedale.
    I hunt there once or twice a year.
    It's a stunning farm and really good ppl, but then again aren't all Ooskaapers great..

    When are you making an appearance in the Pe area again?
    Regards.
    Daneel

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    Default Re: Late season Eland Bull

    Well done. I can only imagine the thrill and hard work in that hunt.
    very very nice

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