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hehehe The hundred pound thing was a joke... Im guessing that ya'll mean Tusk weight? I think 60 pounds nowadays is concidered a trophy aint it?

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cam69conv wrote:
hehehe The hundred pound thing was a joke... Im guessing that ya'll mean Tusk weight? I think 60 pounds nowadays is concidered a trophy aint it?

Just this week a 100 lb ele was taken in Zimbabwe! You are right, however, a 50 to 70 lb ele today is a shooter. However, the question was, "IF COST WERE NO CONSIDERATION, what would be your 5 best picks. Those would be my picks! Thumbs up

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Elephant been on one SERIOUS diet Mac? Laugh Laugh Laugh
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by Kevin Davis

i think i would have to throw in a time machine so i could go to africa of 700 years ago, then a 100 pound elephant would be very likely, as would a 200 pound leopard. my poor namibian leopard only weighed in about 100 pounds. of course, i would take my modern rifle and ammo with me. what a hunt that would be.

Iguess this guy has a time machine! Big smile

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From an email from John Barth:

TAKEN FROM ACCURATE RELOADING AFRICA HUNTING FORUM

A true 100 pounder has been taken in Zimbabwe. Adventure Unlimited's best elephant outfitter and professional hunter -Thys DeVries- took the bull last week with one of his Russian clients.

The right tusk was 82 inches in length and 21 inches in circumference and weighed out at 101.2 pounds. The left tusk was 78 inches in length and 21 inches in circumference and weighs out at 95 pounds.

The concession where the elephant was shot borders the Hwange National Park. In the past decade this concession and safari outfitter has produced several bulls with ivory in the 70+, 80+ and 90+ pound range, and now a legitimate 100 pounder.

Adventure Unlimited is offering 3 safaris in this concession for the 2008 season. The safaris are 10 to 14 days and guided on a 1x1 basis. The total hunt including the trophy fee is $37,000. Hunts will be conducted from September 1st thru mid November.

We have one permit still available for this year, and there are lots of big bulls in the concession right now. The hunter who took this hundred pounder was going to take 2 elephant, but after this bull decided he had been blessed and finished his hunt early. We can offer this 2nd bull for $29,500 to anyone who can get on a plane in the next couple of weeks.

John Barth & Jeff Sellers
Telephone: 361-852-0537
Email: safaris@trip.net

And if you think a 200lb Leopard dooesn't exist, you need to get out more! Big smile

Over thae last ten years several 90 lb ele have been taken, and only two years ago an ele in the Angorngoro Crator, died of old age and he had 120 lb tusks. You guys have been listening to the evening news too much, thaer are lots of large elephant in some areas! On the leopard thing I've seen three or four 200 lb Leopard in the last two or three yrs. Go to Accurate Reloading's African hunting forum, and do a search for LEOPARD, and you will find seveal very large ones! Thumbs up

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Lemmi clarify what I was kidding about... You wrote "100 lb elephant.". I was kidding around about the Ele ITSELF weighing 100 lbs not the tusks. Now THAT would be a serious diet even Richard Simmons would be proud of!!! Laugh Laugh Laugh

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kevin davis wrote:
i think i would have to throw in a time machine so i could go to africa of 700 years ago, then a 100 pound elephant would be very likely, as would a 200 pound leopard. my poor namibian leopard only weighed in about 100 pounds. of course, i would take my modern rifle and ammo with me. what a hunt that would be. Yes

Hey Kevin, heres you a 200 lb Leopard, taken in the Humani in Zimbabwe, Roger Whitall Safaris ! Big smile These boys don't have to cover 100 Sq miles, to find something to eat, like the Namibian Leopards do! Laugh

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i really should consider a zimbabwe hunt, one of these days. great pictures and thanks for posting them.

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Grizzly
elephant
big horn sheep
alagator
leopard

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1----->Red Stag
2------->Red Hartebeast
3--------->Polar Bear
4----------->Yukon Moose
5------------->American Elk
and just for kicks 6--->Sasquatch neener!

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My list:

grizzley bear

Big bull elephant ove 50 lbs per side

gemsbok 40"+

Elk 350+

Marco polo ram - I dont care how big Big smile

Thats my list.

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Dall Sheep (or another bighorn sheep)

Kudu

Caribou

Wapiti (Elk)

and possibly another of the African antelope

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