As we told you last December the size of the elephants Wagner took jumped this past year from roughly 35 and 50 pounds a side in 2000 to 69 x 68 and 57 x 55 in 2001. All of the buffalo this past year measured over 41 inches. The appeal of these hunts, of course, is the possibility that a real bruiser of a bull elephant and/or a huge buffalo will wander through the concession.
What we were not able to determine at press time is whether Wagner was able to secure rights to hunt plains game this coming year. We hope to be able to answer that question soon. In the meantime, we should note that we have a very positive report on a June 2001 Kruger Park plains game hunt from subscriber John Salevurakis who reports taking two "very good" southern impala and a fine zebra. "I saw big impala and huge nyala," he writes. "I can't wait to return...."
Other important game animals available here, Wagner tells us, are southern nyala, kudu and eland. Last year, he says one of his clients took an 39-inch eland and a nyala that scored 78 6/8.