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namibia leopard 9/2007

here is my leopard from namibia this year Thumbs up

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namibia leopard 9/2007

Man, that is nice.

Tell us about the hunt. Did you hunt in a blind over bait or did you use hounds? What caliber of rifle?

Details, man, details Big smile

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it was a bait hunt, the complete story is in the africa forum.

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That's a pretty big cat. Is that normal size?

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the leopard weighed 45 kilos (100 lbs) and the PH said it was fairly young. average size in that area i do not know. length from nose to tail 2 meters. i really like the HUGE teeth he has. i have seen bigger cats in other forums, but this was the only one i saw, and when the PH says shoot, i try not to argue, unless i do not have a good shot opportunity. he is supposed to be the ultimate judge of trophy quality, especially in a low lite situation. a big old tom is a matter of luck.

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namibia leopard 9/2007

What a awesome beauty ! Congrats!

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awesome !!! Congrats Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

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namibia leopard 9/2007

That Is gorgeous man, I'd love to see your mount and/or fur. Thumbs up

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namibia leopard 9/2007

Stunning - my congratulations!

My first leopard was a bit smaller than yours and I still remember how I felt. Sure, a big 80-90kg cat would be nice, but I'be a pal who's a vet and as he says, a 3kg cat will put you in the emergency room, a 40kg cat will put you in the ground!

So, did it 'growl' at you when you picked him up?

LOL

The most un-nerving of sounds in Africa IMHO!

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namibia leopard 9/2007

Beautiful leopard Thumbs up , congratulations friend.

Bye,

Oscar.

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namibia leopard 9/2007

What a beauty...

If a leopard charge, the charge will be under 3 seconds on a 100yrds, so any cat that weighs only "40kg (100lbs)" will seem enormous for the hunter...Just to steady your aim is already a big success...Congrats!!!

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