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Date Published : 8 February 2013
Kurtis and his Red Hartebeest

Kurtis and his Red Hartebeest

Kurtis and his Impala

Kurtis and his Impala

Kurtis' Blesbuck

Kurtis' Blesbuck

Kurtis and his Gemsbok

Kurtis and his Gemsbok

Kurtis and his Bushbuck

Kurtis and his Bushbuck

Duiker

Duiker

Kurtis and his dream trophy - a Kudu bull

Kurtis and his dream trophy - a Kudu bull

Springbok

Springbok

Kurtis Ramsay from British Columbia, Canada has also escaped the cold winter and coming on an exciting Eastern Cape Safari.

5 February: PH Francios met Kurtis at the airport and sighted in his rifle.

6 February: Kurtis and his first African animal, a red hartebeest shot at a watering hole out of a group of 6 bachelor bulls.

In the afternoon Kurtis shot a nice blesbuck. Just before sunset the guys were looking over a cutline and spotted a lone bushbuck ram. Kurtis made a great shot to end his first hunting day in Africa on a high.

The next morning Kurtis and crew spotted a group of impala feeding out of a river bed, Francois selected the biggest male and Kurtis made a 140 yard shot to bag this beauty!

8 February: Kurtis and Francois set out to our gemsbuck area north of Blaauwkrantz. After a few hours of glassing and covering some ground, they spotted a herd of gemsbuck. After a long stalk Kurtis made a good shot on a gemsbuck.

9 February: Kurtis spent the morning visiting the local cat sanctuary and a trip to the Addo Elephant Park. They managed to squeeze in a short afternoon hunt and Kurtis bagged his second impala ram after an exciting hunt.

10 February: Day 5 and all the attention was on kudu. Temperatures soared to 35 degrees by 9am and not much was moving. They spotted a few bulls but no shooters. Kurtis did manage to bag a nice Bush Duiker before heading back to camp. After a big thunderstorm the team set out to hunt kudu again. After spotting a few kudu they came across a bachelor herd of 14 kudu bulls. Kurtis made a great 260 yrd shot to fulfill his dream of getting a trophy kudu bull!

Kurtis got to experience a South African birthday celebration for lunch, Trinette had friends over for her birthday celebration and Kurtis enjoyed the lunchtime feast!

11 Februray: Monday: Kurtis hunted two impala rams taking his total impala tally to four.

12 February: Tuesday: the last day of his 7 day safari the crew headed north to the karoo to hunt springbuck. Kurtis made a 230 yard shot with his 300 Win Mag to down a good trophy.

After completing his safari, Kurtis is spending 2 nights in our beachfront condo to enjoy the beach and soak up some sun before heading back to the BC winter!!

Thank you Kurtis, it was great having you with us at Blaauwkrantz! We look forward to having you back with us again.

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