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AspenHill
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The Nyala Thread!
      #167708 - 13/09/10 11:13 PM

I've actually shot two but only have one set of horns. PH stole the horns from one of them. Anyway, here is the one I got. Shot in KZN with a .375H&H, this bull was in full rut.



I've had some taxidermist issues and have seized the trophy from two other shops and six weeks ago got it to Dennis Harris at the Artistry of Wildlife. He just finished the mount:





This is the first one I shot years ago. PH claimed it measured 28 inches which it clearly didn't. He took the horns for what ever reason.



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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: AspenHill]
      #167727 - 14/09/10 07:08 AM

Really nice animals, Ann. Well-done. You sure have had some dramas with the nyala.

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: AspenHill]
      #167732 - 14/09/10 10:20 AM






What a regal look to a beautiful animal.

Von Gruff.

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: VonGruff]
      #167738 - 14/09/10 02:08 PM

Ann

That has to be one of the best Nyala pedestal mounts I have ever seen. Fantastic.

Never hunted myala, but did get some great photos of them in 1988 in Zimbabwe, except my camera broke, and an idiot at home when taking it to get fixed just opened the back thereby exposing the nyala photos. Did get one out of it OK.

I had been thinking a specific nyala hunt might be on the cards one day. Perhaps a combined bushpig and nyala hunt in Natal might work out?

Congratulations on a very beautiful mount and trophy.

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: NitroX]
      #167762 - 15/09/10 12:04 AM

John, plan to add common reedbuck and red duiker, there are very nice ones to be had in Natal in the same areas as nyala and bushpig.

Here's a nice on the hoof nyala bull.



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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: AspenHill]
      #168295 - 23/09/10 04:17 PM

Ann

Thanks.

Nyala are such a wonderfully looking animal. Deserving a full mount.

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: NitroX]
      #170861 - 03/11/10 03:35 AM

Competition entries for the Save raffle ticket totalled and now closed for this thread.

Ladies and Gentlemen, thanks for joining in.

However please post more photos if you wish.

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: NitroX]
      #188363 - 23/08/11 10:12 AM

Got lucky with this Nyala. Took him in some really thick bush
in Limpopo with Limcroma Safaris.PH is Jaco Strauss...pup in his hand is
"Binga"...maneater in training.
Nyala Measures 28 1/8th.




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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: messmate]
      #188575 - 26/08/11 03:51 AM

Great one!

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: AspenHill]
      #190372 - 21/09/11 02:33 PM

Nyala Bull from 2007. Enjoy.



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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: AspenHill]
      #190885 - 28/09/11 08:08 AM

My Nyala...Moz in 2007




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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: Brad]
      #239375 - 16/12/13 11:28 PM

Took this one in 2010 in the Eastern Cape. The only one I saw, I had nothing to compare him to, the PH said he was ok and that we might be able to do better but to me he's magnificent.



I think I'm getting the hang of this picture posting thing, not sure why it took me so long to figure out.

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: Rell]
      #239378 - 16/12/13 11:40 PM

He's a beauty!! If you have to measure a trophy with a tape measure it's time to stop hunting

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: BB416]
      #244090 - 21/03/14 08:52 AM

Absolutely love the spiral horn antelopes. I took this one in RSA



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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: FOsteology]
      #254950 - 10/10/14 12:12 AM

Hunted this Nyala last year with my Blaser R93 416 Rem Mag. Made it into the Book - 27.5"... Best of all was, that I only had to drive 15 minutes from my doorstep to go and hunt him, tough living in Africa



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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: UmshwatiBoy]
      #254977 - 10/10/14 06:49 PM

Some good nyalas added to the thread. Thanks.

Nyala is definitely a priority when I return for a safari if I hunt in the right areas for them.



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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: NitroX]
      #257242 - 27/11/14 08:40 AM

2014 Natal, shot with a 338-06 and Barnes 210gr TTSX loaded to2700fps.



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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: Rell]
      #257257 - 27/11/14 10:12 PM

Great trophy and you look happy !!!!

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: Sville]
      #259936 - 04/02/15 02:56 AM

Sigh!

Next year!

I'm looking at some KwaZulu Natal free range outfitters for Nyala and Bushbuck.

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: Fjold]
      #259955 - 04/02/15 10:49 AM

Don't forget the incredible kudu and the baited bush pigs.

PM me if you want a recommendation,.

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: Rell]
      #259969 - 04/02/15 09:41 PM


Chasing Mountain Nyala in Ethiopian Rift Valley.
A nice Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphus Buxtoni) shot by a friend customer with a .300 DORLEAC rifle.
Enjoy !

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: DORLEAC]
      #259978 - 05/02/15 12:31 AM

Awesome!

Did your friend also take Mendelik or Abissinian bushbuck?

Ethiopia is calling ...

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: Rell]
      #259982 - 05/02/15 03:13 AM


Only a Mountain Nyala...a very costly Mountain Nyala !

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: DORLEAC]
      #259988 - 05/02/15 05:51 AM

I enjoy it, great pics and seems to have been a fantastic hunt. The scenery is fantastic! /Staffan

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Re: The Nyala Thread! [Re: Sville]
      #259990 - 05/02/15 06:26 AM

Here is the one my friend got last year (Save Zim)...:





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