Gustavo Ruiz and Andres Caballero joined Professional Hunter, Gary Phillips and assistant, Jose Hernandez, this past August for a 10 day plains game safari to the Eastern Cape.
Neither men had ever visited the Eastern Cape and had certainly never hunted any of the terrain or variety of species that the East Cape has to offer. Gustavo was set to do most of the hunting, while Andres was along for the experience. Andres, later did join in on the action and bagged a few good trophies too.
The hunters spent their first night of their hunt in the south. The following day they travelled north to our Eastern Mountainous Area, but not before stopping off for Warthog hunting along the way.
Back on the coast and the hunt was on for Cape Bushbuck, Caracal with hounds, East Cape Kudu, Zebra and the all important Cape Eland. Of all the species available, the Eland was the one that captured both mens imagination the most.