VIDEO STILL ESSAY, MY ELEPHANT HUNT
|Firearms - Rifles/Guns|
It's amazing the details you pick up as you go frame by frame over footage that was mere seconds long. Here's a photo essay of my cow elephant hunt straight from my video.
My Professional Hunter, Buzz, the gang and myself have been stalking this cow for a while in the jess. We've kept the wind in our faces and shifted back and forth looking over the herd as they are feeding. There were two tuskless elephants here but one had a calf, we didn't want her.
We get our girl singled out and opt for various positions. Finally Buzz picks a place and he looks at me and says this is going to be a frontal brain shot. The cow has stepped sideways across a trail with her head in the jess.
We get in close and set up.
We are so focused while performing the hunt to be able and go back and see the "big" picture is fantastic. Things I could see watching the video:
As I watched I could see that the whole time the elephant was moving, from when she backed out of the jess and was looking at me that my barrel followed her every move. All the way to the shot, I was on target, had my spot picked and stayed on it.
I cleared the spent round and closed the bolt only as she hit the ground. Was I too slow?
She was 13 yards away.
In one photo, though these are pretty low resolution, shows the angle and position of her head, both eyes, the zygomatic arches are visible framing the eyes. Your shot taken is based on the positioning of the eyes, ears and bone structure of the face. You can see her focus on me as well.
It sure is nice to watch this to be able to evaluate the hunt.
I personally can't wait to do it again. Read the complete story on this website!
My elephant hunt as well as several others is available on an instructional DVD put together by the Professional Hunter who led me on this hunt. If you would like to purchase this DVD please contact me.
© March 2006
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