SCI #7 Elephant

SCI #7 Elephant

"Garrett ~ Well, we finally got him.............. a big old bull, past his prime, and losing bulk. They were great hunts and stalks, but good trophies were not to be found for a week. Shot him from 33 yards............ had to wait a LONG time in agony for him to get the right position............had a very narrow shooting lane (nearly 1.5 hours waiting in the HOT Zimbabwe sun, but enjoyed every moment).

We got home safely; and even took a helicopter ride over Victoria Falls and Zambezi National Park…………. THAT was fun ! It is now just sinking in about my elephant………… that was the most difficult and challenging hunt…… more mentally than physically. I definitely had the elephant curse, and learned a lot, but so many bow-hunters before me have had the same sort of luck on elephant. I guess that is why it is not done too often.

My first shot, was a bit far back, but perfect on height, and double-lunged him. The arrow disappeared in him……………. Whew! He was immediately sick, and the rest is history. The truth is, we are all still learning about killing elephant with an arrow…………. My shot worked very well. He did not run, did not travel far, and I added a second shot from 45 yards as he walked by in thick Mopane forest. It was the icing on the cake. It was quite a moment to see the giant collapse.

And I finished my Big 5 ! But I am never finished……………… I want to repeat leopard and Buffalo by bow (later) and then I will have the Big 5 by bow ! so much fun !" - Brent

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