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The One Hour Buffalo Hunt

This buffalo was taken in the first hour of the first day of hunting the Okavango.

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Of the above three photos, the top photo shows the crew behind the buffalo, left to right: !Gho, Motsome, and Ernest. They are tracker, skinner, and community escort-guide. "Motsome" is pronounced "mot-soo-me" and means "hunter" in Setswana.

The middle photo shows PH Adam Young on the right, and I am peaking over the top of the buffalo on the left. Ernest snapped this photo.

The bottom photo shows me with the 42" buffalo, and the Ruger 416 Rigby.

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In the above three photos: Adam Young (all six feet six inches of him) with another client's ivory, in the skinning shed. Below that is the puff adder we almost ran over. A pack of African wild dogs (getting rare outside of the Okavango) is next. Adam was reduced to game viewing duties with me after we spent a total hunting time of three hours to bag a cape buffalo and red lechwe in the first two days of my five day stay in Kaporota Camp. I am sure he would rather be hunting elephant, but he took care of me in a professional and faultless fashion. He has my recommendation for anyone hunting in Botswana.

I haven't even looked at half of the wildlife and landscape shots yet. More to come someday too I hope.