Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa A...

Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa August/September 2011Days 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days...
Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa August/September 2011Days 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 & 10Tecomate’s David Morris booked his return to Zimbabwe’s Sentinel Limpopo safari area for August/September 2011. He would stalk “Bucks of Zimbabwe”, the spiral horn antelope of the region. The Southern Zimbabwean nyala, kudu, eland, and bushbuck are the four species that David would target - the four most like whitetails - cover dwellers, alert creatures of stealth, each...
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Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa A...

Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa August/September 2011Days 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days...
Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa August/September 2011Days 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 & 10Day 9 - September 8th, 2011For us it was back to the riverine after daylight in search of the heavy horned bushbuck of the nyala berry tree. And that’s right where we found him. Moffat spotted the ram first in the thicket just beyond the berry tree’s far reaching branches. A duiker moved into the clear first and...
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Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa A...

Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa August/September 2011Days 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days...
Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa August/September 2011Days 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 & 10Day 7- September 6th, 2011Elephant pictures, skinning, butchering and general adrenaline hangover were on tap for me today. My group did little else. David Morris and Matthew Carmen came to admire our elephant and take photos. Several trips by Land Rover to the skinning shed were required to transport thousands of pounds of meat and trophy. We met...
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Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa A...

Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa August/September 2011Days 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days...
Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa August/September 2011Days 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 & 10Day 5- September 4th, 2011More of the same today - searching, searching, searching for a trophy elephant bull. Today we ran into scores of buffalo that appeared to be anesthetized, seemingly unaffected by our presence, as we traveled the dusty two tracks of Sentinel. We observe one buffalo bull worthy of a return trip to Sentinel in 2012....
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Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa A...

Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa August/September 2011Days 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days...
Sentinel Limpopo Safari Chronicle, Zimbabwe Africa August/September 2011Days 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 & 10Day 3 - September 2nd, 2011Our hunting party of five returned to cut the tracks of more buffalo this morning. In short order we were back on fresh tracks. Most of the day we met with similar frustrating results as the day before. But late in the day Richard`s persistence along with the talent of our trackers and...
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The Bucks of Tecomate Hunt – African Edition - Day 1...

Bucks of Tecomate - African EditionDays 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 &...
Bucks of Tecomate - African EditionDays 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 & 10Date: August 28-Sept. 9, 2011Where: Sentinel Limpopo Safaris in southern ZimbabweBooking agent: Burnt Pine Travel, Marietta, GAGame: African antelope most like whitetails – bushbuck, nyala, kudu and eland – the spiral hornsBasic Gear:Rifle – Sako A7 Tecomate in .300 WSM.Ammo – Winchester Elite 180-grain XP3Scope – Leupold VX-3L 4.5-14x50mm CDS (Custom Dial System)Binoculars – Leupold 10x42 MojaveRangefinder – Leupold RX-1000...
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The Bucks of Tecomate Hunt – African Edition Day 9 a...

Bucks of Tecomate - African EditionDays 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 &...
Bucks of Tecomate - African EditionDays 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 & 10Day 9: Sept. 8 – Back to the Pye for kudu. More walking and looking, always dodging impala. A couple of young kudu bulls and an hour later, Willie pointed into a thicket. Using binoculars to focus out the intervening brush, Terry and I were able to make out a big kudu bull. He was feeding away from us. Too thick...
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Australian Water Buffalo Safari – NT Australia

David Morris, Chris Dorsey, Larry Sletton and I went on a terrific five-day water buffalo safari “Down Under" at the...
David Morris, Chris Dorsey, Larry Sletton and I went on a terrific five-day water buffalo safari “Down Under" at the beginning of August. David, Chris, and all took two great bulls each. All six were taken on camera by master videographer Larry Sletton of Orion Multimedia. There is certainly no shortage of great buffalo bulls at Conway Cattle Station near Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia. The ranch is approximately 325 kilometers south of Darwin NT Australia, a six hour drive to...
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The Bucks of Tecomate Hunt – African Edition Day 7 a...

Bucks of Tecomate - African EditionDays 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 &...
Bucks of Tecomate - African EditionDays 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 & 10Day 7: Sept. 6 – Coasting a bit now. Four days left and only kudu on my must have list. I saved kudu for last because they are my favorite. Like whitetails, I never grow tired of hunting them. Smart, wary, supremely equipped with excellent sight, hearing and smell. They are quick to put distance or cover between themselves and danger....
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The Bucks of Tecomate Hunt – African Edition Day 5 a...

Bucks of Tecomate - African EditionDays 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 &...
Bucks of Tecomate - African EditionDays 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 & 10Day 5: Sept. 4 – Kudu next … at least that was the plan, but this is Africa. Almost as an afterthought, Terry wanted to check a waterhole for eland tracks before going after kudu. Bull eland often drink at daybreak. Fresh tracks mean the animal is likely nearby and can be tracked. Once at the waterhole, we indeed found fresh...
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The Bucks of Tecomate Hunt – African Edition Day 3 a...

Bucks of Tecomate - African EditionDays 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 &...
Bucks of Tecomate - African EditionDays 1 & 2 | Days 3 & 4 | Days 5 & 6 | Days 7 & 8 | Days 9 & 10Day 3: Sept. 2, 2011 – Another day in the riverine chasing nyala. Same story – close but no cigar. We’re seeing them but mostly after they’ve seen us and are running with white tails flagging (yes, they have a white tail like a whitetail, as do kudu and bushbucks!). Sometimes, it’s just too thick for a clear look or shot....
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Lifelong Dream Fulfilled

At long last, a lifelong dream fulfilled – hunting water buffalo in Australia. Four of us – Chris Dorsey, the...
At long last, a lifelong dream fulfilled – hunting water buffalo in Australia. Four of us – Chris Dorsey, the head guy with Orion Multimedia, who produces Tecomate’s TV shows, David Shashy, Tecomate Pro Staffer, Larry Slatten, Orion partner and lead cameraman, and me – traveled over 30 hours to Darwin, Australia in the remote Northern Territory, better known as the Outback. We made the trek to hunt Australia’s massive water buffalo for VERSUS Dangerous Game TV series. What a trip it...
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