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Greywolf
February 2, 2009, 07:33 PM
Hey, guys - finally got my photos up from Namibia. I had posted an earlier thread detailing my hunt, but here are just the pictures on my Photobucket account - not in any particular order - first set is the hunting, and the second set is just touring around the country.

http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc271/johncrighton/Namibia%20Huniting/

http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc271/johncrighton/Namibia%20Travel/


Oh, and for those pansy-ass treehuggers who think that this ranch I'm on promotes the indiscriminate slaughter of poor little Bambi, I give you a photo of Lucy, an abandoned impala (mother rejected it) - the staff is raising it by bottle and it will go to a petting zoo when it gets older. They've done that for quite a few animals, including Jon-Jon the Eland (damn big boy!)

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc271/johncrighton/Lucy1.jpg

cookhj
February 2, 2009, 08:35 PM
you horrible bambi killer!




j/k :D





looks like a great time! i would love to be able to go to africa and do a safari.

LateNightFlight
February 2, 2009, 09:28 PM
What a hunt! Excellent photo album, too. All I bagged this week was a squirrel, I worked hard for it and it's skinny. I'm jealous!

Kiss wart hogs much? ;)

Greywolf
February 2, 2009, 09:39 PM
I was lonely for my wife, so I kissed the warthog. I'm not proud of it, but at least I didn't do what my PH did with the warthog!

LateNightFlight
February 2, 2009, 10:03 PM
at least I didn't do what my PH did with the warthog!

I'm not going to ask. I don't want to know.

LMAO

Greywolf
February 3, 2009, 12:31 AM
Look through the Hunting pics and you'll see - he swore he'd hunt me down and kill me if I ever posted that picture, but he has crappy internet and will never see them - lol.

hardhit
February 3, 2009, 01:31 AM
Wow man thanks’ for sharing those photo’s I can only dream about a trip like that, what rifle and caliber did you carry on the hunt’s, and how was your accommodation food, what were the people or the guides like.

lt dan
February 3, 2009, 03:23 AM
hope you got discount for shooting the jackal.

Greywolf
February 3, 2009, 09:18 AM
I used a Tikka M695 Whitetail Hunter in .30-06 for my rifle. Hands down the finest rifle I've ever owned. Topped with a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 scope with #4 German reticle. For my handloads I used 180 grain Nosler Partitions at 2800 fps - the best, most accurate ammo I've ever made - I was so damn meticulous making it that it drove the wife nuts - LOL.

Accomodations were very nice, food was AWESOME - we had a personal chef there who really knew his stuff and the food was just to die for. I'm a bit of a gourmand and I was very happy. Local beer was killer as well.


For those of you who missed the original VERY detailed report:

http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2271732&page=0#Post2271732

Two pages, lots of info, pics, videos, ruminations, etc. I go by "John Crighton" over there.


Trophy Pics are up (all but the Impala skull/horn - still need to mount it, and the MISSING Springbok and Impala skins - grrrrr)

http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc271/johncrighton/Trohpies/


For those of you who never saw the videos - make sure to click on "High Definition" to see them best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC8agrFd5zM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFfKAYrPYIc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivDOjTDQeo4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-Nbk0vH_DU


LT Dan - I would have paid for it! I loved hunting jackals and baboons!

fisherman66
February 3, 2009, 09:25 AM
Very cool. I'm green with envy. I pulled some of my favorites.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc271/johncrighton/Namibia%20Huniting/IMGA0511.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc271/johncrighton/Namibia%20Huniting/IMGA0606.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc271/johncrighton/Namibia%20Huniting/IMGA0669.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc271/johncrighton/Namibia%20Huniting/IMGA0757.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc271/johncrighton/Namibia%20Huniting/IMGA0812.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc271/johncrighton/Namibia%20Huniting/Impala1lowres.jpg

Greywolf
February 3, 2009, 09:39 AM
LOL - Fisherman, those are exactly MY favorite pics as well!

OuTcAsT
February 3, 2009, 12:51 PM
Wow, what a great hunt! Looks like an awesome trip. Thanks for the "Huntin' ****" :D

hardhit
February 3, 2009, 05:31 PM
The 06 hammed that jackal, it looked like you hit a hair low on that Springbok not easy when the pressure, did you use a bipod or just use the vehicle as a rest? great video memory’s thanks.’