The weather did not dampen Joe’s spirits either

Joe joined Karl hunting in the Northern Cape and Wingshooting in the Free State

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The best time for wingshooting is coming to an end for the year, but we have had some good rough hunts over crops.

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The trophies Joe will be proudly displaying at home in the USA include Kudu, Gemsbuck, Blesbuck, Impala, Zebra, Red Hartebeest and a Waterbuck.

Weather did not dampen Hunting

Although the weather didn’t always co-operate and we had some unseasonal rain (and hail) Karl Shaffer enjoyed hunting in the Northern Cape and Eastern Cape and wingshooting in the Free State.

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No snow, just hail. 

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The sun came out, the hail melted, and Karl could carry on hunting, shooting this Springbuck.

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A good trophy Kudu was crossed off Karl’s wishlist and added to his “I got it” list

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Karl with PH Evert and a Red Hartebeest

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In the end, whatever the weather, good hunting and good times are offered by Hunt the Sun

Cameron Hanes in South Africa

Cameron Hanes, host of RMEF’s Elk Chronicles on the Outdoor Channel, and his family journeyed to South Africa in April.  First Cameron ran the Two Oceans Marathon

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After which he joined Hunt The Sun in the Northern Cape.  Cameron’s sons Truett and Tanner took some beautiful trophies:

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Cameron himself shot a few lovely animals

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South Africa + Hunting + Family = Perfect Time

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Puyallup Show

We were on Show this year at Puyallup, Seattle.  The Show was a huge success, but if you missed us, don’t despair, you can catch us in Portland, Oregan from the 9th February until 11th February!  See you thereThe weather did not dampen Joe's spirits either 22

Lennart’s Gemsbuck

April 2009:  Lennart Ottosson and a last light Gemsbuck, a long night by the team packing out the carcass before the Jackals could feast.  Mauser take down rifle in .30-06.  Hunting Outfitter Mike BirchThe weather did not dampen Joe's spirits either 25