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Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals
      #209011 - 26/05/12 03:55 AM



Rino Hals

The sweat stinged my eyes and I wiped it away with the sleeve on the short-sleeved shirt I was wearing. I had stalked a few kilometres in the bottom of a valley in search of nice trophy Nyala bull, but the afternoon's hunt had not been rewarding. I had only seen a couple of small herds containing females and calves and the great Nyala bull was like “gone with the wind..

I had a ridge between myself and the hunting camp at Driefontein and was about to reach the top of the hill on my way up. My double rifle felt heavier than usual where it rested on my shoulder and I could not wait until I reached the top. Up there I would sit down and drink a little bit of the water I was carrying.
Finally, at the top and I sat down on the ground and rested my back against a large stone, I felt the light breeze in my face, and it felt nice and refreshing. The water I had carried with me was warm but tasted just as good as if it was a fresh tin of cold beer.

The valley in front of me was bathed in the afternoon sun and had this beautiful glow. I was watching the surroundings and enjoyed the sight of this beautiful scenery I had in front of me. I had seen him, but I didn’t realise it. I saw him at least two more times before my brain manage to figure out what I saw. Only twelve to fifteen meters away from me and partly hidden by the tall grass and bush stood what for me is the king of all African antelope. The greater Kudu.

I was surprised and my first thought was that I actually had seen a vision, but no, he was no vision.. He was right there. His large ears was pointed in my direction, and he was staring right at me and stood complete motionless. His dark corkscrew-shaped horns was curled a little more than two times, and looked like a crown that crowned a kings head. It is astonishing how this great beast could be so close without me being able to see him, but the colour and stripes in his fur created this perfect camouflage in the bush.
Slowly he turned his head away from me and disappeared silently back into the bush.
I had just met "the gray ghost of the African bush." The greater Kudu .....

A few days later he was mine… I will always remember our first meeting… And his mounted trophy looking down at me from my wall will always remind me of this magic moment…
— in South Africa.

Rino

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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: NitroX]
      #209022 - 26/05/12 05:37 AM


Zebra.



Impala from Driefontein, for camp meat.



Bushbuck in thick bush.



Excellent leopard photo.



"One of my largest kudus. This bull gave me a long hunt with an exiting stalk. A 300 gr. Swift A-frame from my custom-built Ruger Rsm ended his life." Rino Hals, PH



Bushbuck in the open.



Rhino, tonnes of power!

A namesake and similarity perhaps?!

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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: NitroX]
      #209023 - 26/05/12 05:48 AM


Rino Hals is a Norwegian Professional Hunter hunting in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa.

And a member of the NitroExpress.com forums - Rino.



"Some of my most important tools."





"300 gr Swift A-Frame... Perfect !! Recovered in a blue Wildebeest."



"Woodleigh FMJ bulets. Maybe the best FMJ bullets for use in doubles."



"458 Lott... You dont need more than that !!!"







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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: NitroX]
      #209437 - 29/05/12 11:28 PM

Some more.






Someone is watching.




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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: NitroX]
      #220252 - 26/11/12 05:28 AM

Thanks for posting this John....



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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: Rino]
      #220258 - 26/11/12 09:11 AM

Excellent!

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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: Ben]
      #220273 - 26/11/12 02:03 PM

Good stuff in this thread eh!Good pics.

Rino I wonder is there a particular reason why you didnt use your Kudu bull`s own cape for the mount.

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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: NitroX]
      #220291 - 26/11/12 07:55 PM

NitroX thanks for posting.

Rino certainly a very interesting life and some mvery fine animals and experiences.


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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: Rule303]
      #220328 - 27/11/12 06:29 AM

Great.
:-)


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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: gryphon]
      #224258 - 25/01/13 03:04 AM

Quote:

Rino I wonder is there a particular reason why you didnt use your Kudu bull`s own cape for the mount.




Hello.
I am sorry, but i realy dont understand? What mount? I have the scull and horns mounted like an "european mount". Havent got room for a shoulder mount of all of my kudus.

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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: Rino]
      #224259 - 25/01/13 04:20 AM


Thanks for the pictures, Rino.

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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: Daryl_S]
      #224267 - 25/01/13 09:23 AM

Wonderful photo's!

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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: AkMike]
      #224288 - 25/01/13 05:34 PM

That Kudu.........beautiful.
Rino you have some very fine memories.

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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: SAHUNT]
      #224335 - 26/01/13 03:05 PM

Excellent photos.

Thank you for sharing them!

Can you share some details about your double rifle?


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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: Azone]
      #224350 - 27/01/13 03:44 AM

Thank you for your kind words. You should thank Mr. Haan (NitroX) for this post. He made this post for me

My double is just a 9,3 Chapuis RGEX.
Chapuis taylormade it for me aprox 15 years ago.. I have used it for back up since...

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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: Rino]
      #225784 - 22/02/13 11:23 PM

Nice photos, thanks for sharing them with us.

I like the "important tools" pic. It looks familiar for a reason.



Our photographer in 2006 put this one together for me.


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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: Cazadero]
      #226537 - 07/03/13 05:30 AM

Seen most of them before Rino, but it is always a joy to see them again. Looks like you have been having a lot of fun!

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Re: Ten years of my personal african memories - Rino Hals [Re: ErikD]
      #226599 - 08/03/13 07:47 AM

Those photos are fantastic.

Thanks!

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