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Mike Yancey
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What a trip! I took five animals, all with two different sinew backed osage bows that I call my Deer Slayer model. Both bows were 60 lbs @ 26'' and performed perfectly with Grizzly 185 heads and 100 grain woodyweights up front on Wilderness Custom Arrows. One warthog was taken with one of my hickory shafts that I had passed through a feral hog in Texas with. It did the same thing on the warthog but took a nice bend going through.
I hunted with Sofala Safaries and will do it again! They are truly trying to make this a go to destination for traditional and primitive archers. All the blinds are set up for 11 to 15 yard shots with blinds made so that you can stand to shoot.
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This kudu was taken with a complete pass through heart shot going 80 yards.

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Found my gemsbok after an 80 yard trail and the grizzly centering a rib going in and taking out both lungs and touching the other side of the ribs before stopping.

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Fastest little animals in Africa! The impala is quite a trophy with a longbow, the outfitter said he has had trouble with them jumping the string on guys. I really tried to get as quite as I could without totally giving up speed. The arrow and head set up was 850 grains out of 60 lb bows making for some great penetration and quietness. This one dropped in his tracks when the Grizzly head shattered the shoulder going in.

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Also known for their toughness and string jumping ability. These two warthogs were icing on the cake. I could go back and just hunt hogs, they are smart and tough!

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Thanks for sharing great pics. Congratulations.
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Congratulations Mike on a successful trip and many beautiful animals! [clapper]

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Very nice congratulations
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Super!!!
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Hey Mike, great pics! Looks like you had a blast. I will be hunting Alberta for moose in Oct. but I've been long looking to Africa as a must do hunt. Can you tell me something about your hunt. How long were you there and what was the cost of the hunt? Animal options? What animals were included in your "package". Thought some of the guys here would be interested in your response. Thanks, Michael
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6 Days hunting package was 2400.00 Warthog and Impala Ram included. I took the Gemsbok and Kudu on trophy fees. This was a great trip and I will go back as soon as I can.
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