The Blue Duiker hunt was proving harder than what the hunters had anticipated. We only really got one chance very late that afternoon, but by that stage the 30 degree heat had taken its toll. At the end of day 1, Blue Duikers 1 – Hunters 0.
During the course of that first day I had the opportunity of being part of one mans vision. Jose explained to us that he had a dream of building his very own Wildlife Museum. He was personally building and stocking the museum on his farm El Pimpollar, situated in Sierra Norte, only a few kilometers from Seville, Spain.
While he and Filo may have the idea of stocking it personally, that’s where it ends. From there he wants the public and especially kids to come and visit the museum, he wants a legacy to be left behind for all to enjoy after he is gone.
John X Safaris and Camino Real Hunting Consultants were proud to be a part of Jose’s dream. It took many hard yards and even harder work to achieve the quality, variety and experience that made this safari one for the ages.
Sit back, relax and view their experience with a selection of pictures from their Safari. Keep in mind, this was not their first Safari to Africa, all the regular species had been hunted on previous trips.
We travelled North, East, South and West. We hunted the majestic plains of the Karoo, the breath-taking mountains of the high ground, the savannah, and the coastal forests. In all we hunted 28 animals.
For the numbers guys. 28 Animals – 16 Different Species – Not all doubles. Our trackers skinned, processed and salted 20 full mounts and 8 shoulder mounts. 23 Bags of salt, that’s 2300 pounds of salt – 4 knives worn out. 5000 Kilometers between Jean and Carl without the slightest hitch from their Toyota’s. Best of all, every single measurable specie made it well into the SCI Record Book.
Will we take it on again? In a heartbeat! What a safari! What an adventure! What a trip it was!
Ps. Jose & Filo, next time let’s do it in 20 days and not 8.
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