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Brent: we always called those "cinnamon birds" which, the best that I can tell, is a variation on a red phase bird. Pretty rare, I've seen only a handful over the years.

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Originally Posted by Lloyd3
Brent: we always called those "cinnamon birds" which, the best that I can tell, is a variation on a red phase bird. Pretty rare, I've seen only a handful over the years.

Seems appropriate, but with the strongly grey tail, I think the color phases are a lot more complex than most realize. We get very few of the reds over where I'm at.


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Clearly an unusual mountable specimen, and one I've certainly never seen!
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Grandson with the Daw and a rabbit. Another great day in the stubble…



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I went out into the forest yesterday but only managed to chase up a lone Spruce grouse rooster. It was still a good day hunting.

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Very nice, Tim. Could we see some more of the H,B &P, including a right side view?


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Originally Posted by Stanton Hillis
Very nice, Tim. Could we see some more of the H,B &P, including a right side view?

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I hunted with Valie Enslin of That's Africa Safaris after seeing his offer on Accurate Reloading. We hunted a game reserve totalling 367K acres bordering the Gonarezhou National park in Zim and the Save river to the North.

Crossing the Limpopo

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Last petrol before we headed in to camp.

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Camp was comfortable, the food was very good, the rooms had bathrooms and showers with hot and cold water, electricity was provided by generator.

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I saw plenty of wildlife, both species were were targeting and ones we were not.

A couple of bulls at a pan getting a mid-day drink.

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A very nice Kudo

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Nyala bull, the most beautiful of the antelope species to my eye.

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I was in awe of the size of my Eland bull, just huge. It is amazing how such a big animal can be so graceful.

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Nice sold bosses on my buff but not that wide. Might have to try for another on a future trip.

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I very much enjoyed my first African safari and will return again. Valie was an excellent PH, the Shangaan trackers were truly amazing. The food and accommodation were quite good.

It was HOT! By far the hottest I have ever experienced during a hunting trip. The bright side was that you can see farther during the dry season and the animals congregate around the pans. That said, I might try a cooler period next trip.

I will certainly return.

This trip was a bit of a business venture as well in that Valie wants to break into the American market, his current clientele is mostly European and South Africans. I will be marketing hunts for him in the future, in Mozambique, South Africa and possibly some additional locations.


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Switched states for different grouse.

This has to be one of the most beautiful landscapes in America. But it is hard to capture in pixels
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Gus is always looking good.
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I so much appreciate everyone sharing their trips and pictures here. Makes me want to know more. Steve - what was that rifle you used in Africa? Looks like the same one in all the pictures, but maybe you took more than one? Brent, I agree that's a beautiful landscape. What state were you in? Looks like cottonwoods growing in shortgrass prairie. Sounds like a lot of bird life around. What shotgun did you use? Keep the pictures and stories coming!

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