This week on Americana Outdoors, we’re continuing our adventures in the Limpopo province of South Africa. We’re on the hunt for the Greater Kudu, famously known as the Grey Ghost of Africa. For more than thirty years Wade has dreamed about hunting one of these majestic animals in their native land, and today is the day he just might finally see that dream become a reality.
We jump right into the action as Wade, Steve, Kevin, and our PH’s Dale and Carl are deep into a stalk in the African bush. While our team sees a decent number of kudu, none stand out or prompt them to set up the sticks. After exploring a little further, our team decides to move locations and set up on a rocky hill side with the hopes of spotting a large kudu from above. After another hour of waiting, a promising large kudu makes an appearance and steps into the open. Could this be the kudu that Wade has been dreaming of for the last thirty years?
We continue on with the afternoon portion of our day with Steve on the gun. Our team has no particular safari animals in mind and before we know it, Dale has spotted a gemsbok in the distance and it’s time to get stalking. After a short stalk, it’s apparent the team has lost the opportunity on this gemsbok, however, Dale spots a kudu to the right and doesn’t miss a beat getting the sticks up for Steve. This Kudu gives us all a run for our money and Steve one unforgettable experience!
Over the course of this journey we have had the pleasure of being introduced to different hunting styles, and meeting a wonderful group of individuals who made this trip an excellent experience. Thank you to Michael Spud Webb and World Class Fishing and Hunting for donating this incredible once in a lifetime trip, and to Koos and his team at Kuche Safaris for showing us everything that South Africa has to offer and more! This certainly isn’t goodbye, we will be back soon and we encourage you to contact these great folks to plan your trip as well!