Early March saw newlywed, Dusty and Candace Phillips, join Professional Hunter, Gary Phillips, on a 10 day plains game safari in the Eastern Cape. Dusty and Candace would combine their hunt with their honeymoon, making it a honeymoon with a twist.
The hunt started from our Coastal Base Camp, with the hunters targeting the coastal species. Later the party would travel north to our Eastern Mountainous Area for a variety of high country species, and finally ending their hunt from our Coastal Area.
We invite you to join Dusty and Candace through the lenses of their cameras, and experience the thrill of being on safari……
Having hunted what they were after in the north, the hunting party returned south for the final few days of their safari. There was still allot to do and time was running out!
A Bushpig was the one animal that Dusty had specifically requested when he first booked his safari. While he had harvested a great Warthog on a previous trip to Africa, a Bushpig was his priority on this trip.
The last day of the hunt was to be a relaxed one, the all important Bushpig was in the salt and Dusty was truly a content man. At mid morning we received a call from our houndsman, Jeff Ford, Jeff had been battling with a specific Lynx for over a week. From all accounts the cat looked to be a very good one. The dogs had been battling to hold his scent and he often doubled back on the dogs tracks, making it hard to pick up any clear tracks. Jeff notified me that the hounds were in hot pursuit. If we had any hunters in camp who may be at all interested in Caracal, then they should drop what ever they were doing and get to the area immediately. Dusty didn’t need much convincing and the race was on to reach the area.
From the entire John X Safaris Team – We thank you and wish you all the best!
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