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your fingertips! This week we bring you kudu hunts in Namibia, North American
mountain goats and an around-the-world tour for wolves. Click the hyperlinked
reports below to read more! All reports are chosen strictly for the value of
their comments in helping you choose a hunt that's right for you.
Dan Willey took an excellent kudu in Namibia measuring 59 x 60
inches.The Grey Ghost of Namibia.
Kudu is to Africa what the whitetail deer is to North America,
and, like whitetails, a fun and exciting trophy to pursue. With classic plains
game hunts and big kudu aplenty, Namibia is a great choice for the experienced
African hunter and greenhorn alike. For his first time hunting in Africa,
) got off to a great start with Omujeve
Safaris. "Excellent, wild hunting areas; a free-range 60-inch kudu, plus a
3.5-inch Damara dik-dik. Everyone went out of their way to ensure that I had a
successful hunt." On his trip to Namibia, Greg
) enjoyed taking his first kudu with PH Jamy
Traut. "Everything I saw was in great shape. The animals were plentiful and
acted like they were lightly hunted." He reports taking a number of exceptional
trophies, including sable, hartebeest and others.
On his very first Africa safari Greg Morris shot a wonderful kudu
) says the Kavango area of Namibia is a kudu
honey hole. He hunted with Huntafrica Namibia Safaris' Koos Pienar and reports,
"Many kudu and many, many sable. Absolutely the most game one could ever want to
see." Veteran African traveler, Gibson
) took his grandson along on his 17th safari
and hunted a number of species with African Thirstland Safaris. Kudu,
wildebeest, oryx and zebra anchored his hunt, but he also took fox, African
wildcat, genet and Damara dik-dik.
Despite a die-off due to a disease outbreak, quality kudu were
still available on Neil Molendyk's safari.
outbreaks among kudu populations occur in Namibia regularly, killing off numbers
of these animals. Neil Molendyk
) found that this past June on his hunt at
Klawerberg Game Ranch with PH Jan Visser. He reports great game conditions, but
not for kudu. "The greater kudu were suffering from an outbreak of rabies.
Sufficient numbers, but there was ample evidence of disease mortality." Despite
that, he took two NAPHA sliver medal kudu and gives the operation an excellent
rating. Make sure you ask your operator about the latest outbreak in his area
and how the kudu populations there are doing.
Michael Morton overcame terrain, weather and shooting angles to
take his mountain goat in Alaska.Act like a
To successfully hunt a mountain goat you have to act like
a mountain goat. At least, you have to climb over some rough country to get to
their rocky homes. Be sure to look for Michael
report of his harrowing Alaska hunt (9372) in our
upcoming December issue: "After a three-plus-hour stalk I made a 255-yard uphill
shot in 50 mph winds. The goat rolled more than 750 yards down the mountain
before wedging in the crevice of a rock. This is not a hunt for the faint of
heart. Be ready to hike and climb." That is the refrain we also heard from
) after his hunt with Turnagain Adventures in
British Columbia. "Be in shape for climbing. There's nothing easy about a BC
backcountry hunt. I took my goat at 300 yards after two days of five-hour
climbs." Geppert tells us that he was in good shape, but "better after the
Joseph Ciavarra spent the night on a rocky mountainside after
taking his goat late in the day.Joseph
) usually waits to get his trophies home
before filing a report, but he was so happy with his British Columbia hunt with
Blue Stone Guiding and Adventures that he filed a report right away. He
harvested a representative mountain goat and a 50-inch moose. "This is a superb
outfitter, and all of the guides were hard-working and congenial." The
highlight? "Sleeping on the side of a mountain after shooting a goat late in the
in the Yukon, Richard Haykel
) missed his Dall sheep, but took a fine
mountain goat, accompanied by guide Harro Obst of Moon Lake Outfitters. "Great
hunting area with lots of game and excellent trophy potential. This is a
top-notch outfit, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a mountain hunt
in Yukon. I am already re-booking for next year and bringing my friends along."
Richard Haykel's Yukon mountain goat.
While goat hunts in
general require some hard climbing, we heard of one exception. Bob Keagy
) says that he was awaiting knee replacement
surgery when he got his 27 2/8 SCI goat in Alaska. "Glacier Guides was aware
that my mobility was poor. They managed, nevertheless, to put me on a trophy
goat the very first day!" Start hiking!
While hunting Marco Polo sheep, Paul Hatzell shot this Asian
wolf.Howl at the moon.
ubiquitous canis lupus
was once found from the Arctic to the Arabian
Peninsula. While its range is significantly reduced, you can still find wolves
in Europe and Asia in addition to North America. Chasing wolves makes for a
great stand alone hunt, or a bookend hunt while pursuing other species.
) went to far flung Tajikistan for Marco Polo
sheep and ibex through The Hunting Consortium. He got lucky and took a wolf on
the side. "The game was excellent. I saw perhaps 1,500 Marco Polo; this is the
place to go in November or December. Wolf sign was average." John Searles
) said that his trip to Mongolia with
Juulchin World Tours was worth it for the culture alone. "The entire hunt was
awesome and incorporated three widely different geographical areas." Besides his
wolf, he also took two ibex, a Mongolian gazelle, and a roe deer, despite game
numbers that were still recovering from the harsh winter of 2010.
how about hunting the "Children of the Night" in the land of Count Dracula?
"Stating that wolf is abundant sounds odd to my ears," said Jens Krenchel
) of the wolf numbers in Romania. "But their
presence there supersedes anything else I have found in Europe." He hunted with
Transylvaniahunt and guide Kiss Attila. "This was my first wolf after five
dedicated hunts. It was close to the hunt-of-a-lifetime."
Terrell McCombs took this huge wolf in Alberta.
wolf hunters often come up empty, but Terrell
) says he has found a good bet closer to
home, hunting Alberta with Scott Taylor of Bearpaw Outfitting. "Scott does an
incredible job on these hunts. It takes patience and some mental toughness, but
you will get a shot at a big wolf. I took a 130-pound, pure white male over
bait. Shots can come quick, and the animals may not stop."