those are some awesome pictures. I can't wait till the day that I get to experience Africa. I am applying for a position studying large carnivores (lions, cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs etc) for next summer. I am really hoping I can get it. It would be a once in a lifetime experience.
Kevin, I really appreciate the photos and the stories about your African hunts. Like many others on here it is on my destination list. Don't tell my wife, but I am planning to go to celebrate my 60th birthday. i am 7 years from that so I have time to plan and save, so keep the stories and photos coming.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
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