We first met Dave and Adam Monke in Nebraska at SCI’s Annual Chapter Convention during 2008. At that stage the only hunt the Monke’s had in mind was for Cape Buffalo.
Neither Dave nor Adam had travelled to Africa and we did our utmost to convince the guys on joining us for a Plains Game hunt in South Africa before going after Cape Buffalo. With heavy hearts and a breath of uncertainty, the Monke’s agreed to start their African hunting career with a Plain Game Safari.
Professional Hunters Gary Phillips and Juan MacDonald not only ensured the Monke’s hunted a high standard of quality trophies. Most importantly, they made sure that the Monke’s first safari was a first class experience.
We now invite you to follow them through the lenses of our cameras to experience their first few days of what looks to be a long and succesfull African hunting career….
When the time came for us to part ways at the end of their hunt, Dave and I sat down for a last drink and reminisced over the unforgettable 10 days spent at John X Safaris. At last he was convinced. First Plains Game and only then Big 5.
He had come to realise, Africa has much to offer and so many places to see. Why rush when you may miss the best along the way?