Newsletter for 2015 hunting season
In the blink of an eye the past hunting season slipped by again! Bad thing about it is that each year we are also a year older! It is also again time of year to prepare for the hunting fairs in the Northern Hemisphere. In spite of the current economic climate we did fairly well in the past season. We had clients from all over the world visiting us and almost none went home without their hunting wishes being completely fulfilled!
Our season for 2015 kicked off with an old fried Daan Roux visiting me from New Zealand to which he emigrated a few years ago. I also hunted my first Buffalo with Daan in 1985 so it was special to have him and his daughter Mart-marie with us in Mkhunyane Reserve where she took a 17 inch Blesbuck and a good Mountain Reedbuck on q walk and stalk hunt.
Also in April another old friend Wilfried Matt from Austria and his friend Adam visited us. It was Wilfried's wish to hunt an old Cape Buffalo bull. This he accomplished after a nerve wrecking stalk that brought us to within 15 metres of a small group of Buffalo. One shot later and the death bellow of the very old bull a short while later signified the beginning of a big game hunting career (Wilfried said he is ready for the next one immediately). We then moved to my home hunting area Mkhunyane Reserve.
Here Wilfried took 2 good Bushbuck, 1 Steenbuck, 1 Cape Eland and a Black backed Jackal. Adam took a Nyala bull.
Our next hunter Antanas and his beautiful wife Jolanta arrived later in May. His wish for the hunt was a tall order. Since he is an experienced hunter from all over the world and has taken most trophies, he wished to hunt the small carnivores. We started the hunt in the Northern Cape where a Caracal, Small-spotted genet, African Wildcat, Aardwolf and Bat-eared Fox was taken. We get only a limited number of licenses per year for the latter 2 species. A Red Lechwe, Scimitar Oryx, Black and White Springbuck and a Steenbuck were also taken here in the Karoo.