Grage , Jun 15, Yes, but these are PH's and should be able to place shots. All I can think of that might have happened is after all that tracking and finally seeing the buff Rex and I had a buff hit hard in the lungs, but went into heavy cover -- very intense, spotted it at maybe 20yds with the end of one horn sticking out from behind a hugh tree in tall grass. Second shot and still going, stopped behind thick tall grass and we could it breathing, tracker having fit for us to shoot it, could see nothing.
Runs again into 10ft tall grass, we track short distance knowing this is super dangerous and sure enough buff was waiting on us. But we noticed a downed tree and tracker climbed up for a look and there was the bufffaint gray image just off his trail waiting to kill us. We climbed up and got tracker to throw big stick at him so we could tell which way he was standing, he blasted out right by us and I knocked him down. Just feel alittle bigger power might have turned the odds in the hunters favor.
This should not have happened and need to look into all the ways to prevent it if possible. The only way to put a charging animal down that i am aware of is a brain or spine shot.
Maybe you have this shooting ability at a charging animal, however i would not put my life in your hands. I have seen some for lion however have forgotten there names.
Leopard now is another story all together. It can grow up to 1. Grage , Jun 11, For anybody who is interested. Dave Fulson produces "Tracks Across Africa". Dear Friends As you have probably read from my previous posts on the Loss Of Owain Lewis, Chifuti Safaris, Safari Classics, the brotherhood of Professional Hunters everywhere, and a legion of friends and clients have suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of this fine man. Owain was a man of GOD, a gentleman of the kind we see far too few of, a father to be emulated, and a true professional in his chosen field.
Yet it was his role of husband that, in my opinion, he showed the most exceptional qualities. Seeing Robbie and Owain Lewis together as man and wife had a deep impact on me. The bond they so quietly shared made me think " Thats what marriage really is, and considering my own upcoming marriage, it made me understand that it was this kind of partnership I want to have in my own relationship.
By just being who they are, they lead by example, and all who know them understand exactly what I am talking about. The members of this forum are in large part experienced safari veterans, who understand that the life of a professional hunter is one of financial challenge. There are no retirement funds, K's, or pensions.
You earn your money one daily rate at a time, and life insurance in most cases is impractical, if not impossible. Owain was the sole bread winner of the Lewis family, and besides the bottomless emotional hole his passing has left in his wife's heart, there are financial considerations that will soon become a focus.
Everyday life in Zimbabwe is difficult on women, especially on women who marry hunters, but when a tragedy of this scale strikes, the difficulty is compounded beyond words. Owain touched so many lives during his life and career, and so many have called to ask " How can we help and honor this fine man? Those that know the man will back me on this. Owain is gone from us today, a fact that still seems all to unreal to totally grasp.
But life will go on for Robbie, and we are trying to help in this difficult time by easing some of the financial hardships that are coming. You may send a check directly to our office in Dallas, or wire a donation. Harwood Ste, Dallas , Tx The international hunting community is full of good people, all of who realize the danger and personal risk Professional Hunters face in their careers, all in the name of helping folks like us enjoy our few Golden Days in the bush.
Owain gave his life to protect others, as his creedo demands. Please send prayers to Heaven for him, and if you are moved to do so, some financial aid to this sweet and Godly woman as she will need our help until one great day when Owain once again wraps her in those big arms and they begin their eternal lives, once again together.
Dave Fulson. Mike , Jun 11, Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment. You signed in with another tab or window. Clojure Clojure 1. Clojure 63 Haskell 1. Mr Lewis is understood to have adult children, who were travelling to Zimbabwe from their homes in the United States and New Zealand for a funeral on Friday. He previously ran his own ranch in the Chegutu district of central Zimbabwe but it was seized by Zanu PF supporters in The Cape Buffalo is one of African safaris' prized Big Five and one of the most dangerous animals in the world, also known as "The Widow-maker".
Wow David, you people really are nuts! I am curious as to whether you will reveal your position on abortion. Probably not, most likely because they are evil human babies and not cute little animals. Your hate speech is your free right but it, as well as you, disgust me. I will pray for the family of the killed hunter as well as for you David, because your rejoicing in his death makes me think that you need it. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Why do you bother writing to us mere humans? We must be beneath your superior life. Your last comment says it all. Owain Lewis was a friend. Or you can just continue your ignorant and spineless tirades from the safety of your computer, while reveling in your own intellectual omnipotence. No, Mike, I am sure David has never tried to stop abortion because he favors human population control for the benefit of animals.Software Engineering Senior Manager @ Oracle. Haskell, Scala, OCaml, Kubernetes etc. - owainlewisHome Country: Bristol.