WOW!!! It is that time of year again already!! It seems like such a short while ago that we were sitting here writing the Introduction for our 2011 season brochure. God has blessed us richly. 2012 has been a truly phenomenal year. We hosted more clients, hunted more trophies and expanded hunting into many new top class areas. From as far North as the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia all the way South to Kenton on the Sea in the Eastern Cape!! Even our “family” is growing with the blessed arrival of Luke Myburg. The new friends we have made through hunting are certainly the highlight of the year.
Sadly Botswana has indicated that it will be systematically closing down all hunting as the current leases expire. We had a truly magnificent season in our Sankyo area and Scott Ackleson was the fortunate hunter to take the biggest bull here this year. A very big thanks must go to Johan Calitz and his team for all the logistical support they gave us.
As always our priority was to take the best trophies possible. Through hard hunting and great management of our areas we were able to continue providing our hunters with World Class trophies.
With so many magnificent trophies taken it is difficult to list them all; however some that spring to mind are: A 36 ½” white rhino bull taken by Larry Atkinson scoring 107 SCI points, also a 209 pound leopard and one of the best lions we have ever taken surely make his BIG FIVE one of the best in the World. Scott Ackleson hunted the largest elephant taken in Botswana this year while JP Morris took the new SCI #4 buffalo with a bow. A superb 131 7/8” buffalo was taken by Lloyd Douglas as well as a monster hippo at 8 yards. Randy Shapiro hunted really hard at Venetia and was rewarded with the SCI #5 muzzle loader lion and Lawrence Trunk took the new SCI #1 handgun grey duiker.
We cannot express enough how we appreciate each one of our clients, you all have helped to make our season a success and the memories make a valuable part of our being. Thank you!! Also we are so grateful to have such an amazing team here at Madubula Safaris and thank each one of our staff for all their hard work and heart they put into each safari. We are looking forward to next year!!
John and Lauri Abraham, Vlam Myburg
and all the Madubula Team