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#181656 - 06/26/17 09:25 PM Nice Waterbuck with my XP.
Ernie
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Waterbuck of a lifetime. Double kneeling off of Bog Gear. Tried both prone and sitting, but there was too many limbs in the way. Even with double kneeling I had to thread the needle so to speak. Relatively short shot at 176 yards I think (Could be 167). One shot and 40 yards later he was done. Thanks to Thinus En Sanet Steyn (Big Water Safaris) and Philip! Had a hunting/shooting buddy with me too, Todd Fischer. Another very good friend, Darrell Holland had hunted with me on my first day. 7mm Dakota XP-100/180 Grain Berger. It will be measured tomorrow. He weighed 750 pounds.


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#181658 - 06/26/17 09:28 PM Re: Nice Waterbuck with my XP. [Re: Ernie]
s4s4u
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Fine specimen, Ernie. Good on ya!
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#181659 - 06/26/17 09:31 PM Re: Nice Waterbuck with my XP. [Re: s4s4u]
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Beautiful animal Ernie. WTG, you never cease to amaze.

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#181660 - 06/26/17 09:33 PM Re: Nice Waterbuck with my XP. [Re: cherokeetracker]
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Beautiful.
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#181662 - 06/26/17 09:50 PM Re: Nice Waterbuck with my XP. [Re: Zee]
KRal
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Fantastic Waterbuck! He will look great in the trophy room, congrats!
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#181663 - 06/26/17 10:01 PM Re: Nice Waterbuck with my XP. [Re: KRal]
Ernie
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One of the things I really love about this place, is they let you hunt.
In two days I have walked over 14 miles. The train reminds me a lot of Wyoming except there are many more rocks which can make for challenges when walking.
It would almost be impossible to go barefoot....
Most of our hunting has been spot and stalk, and we also done some still hunting as well.
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#181665 - 06/26/17 11:27 PM Re: Nice Waterbuck with my XP. [Re: Ernie]
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Beautiful trophy. What a great hunting adventure. Africa must be experienced to be fully appreciated. Congratulations.
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#181667 - 06/27/17 12:47 AM Re: Nice Waterbuck with my XP. [Re: billa]
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Waterbuck are beautiful animals! Great job Ernie, keep it up!

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#181670 - 06/27/17 09:34 AM Re: Nice Waterbuck with my XP. [Re: sixshot]
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beautiful!!!!
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#181672 - 06/27/17 10:23 AM Re: Nice Waterbuck with my XP. [Re: reflex264]
Russell
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Nice one! Congratulations!
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