The Third Annual Scout Rifle Safari in South Africa started with a range day conducted by gunwriter, Richard Mann.
Bill and Carrie Mazelin as well as Jim Jeansonne with his 2 daughters – Stephanie Marie Jeansonne and Katie Maxwell this time, previous 2 times with his son, James, joined us for three years in a row for The Annual Scout Rifle Safari. For Jim Jeansonne and his daughters’ Scout Rifle Safari click this link:
“Africa is awesome” Bill Mazelin “So glad to be back.” Bill Mazelin “Loving this African adventure just as much as the past two!” Carrie Mazelin
“A marvelous Eland (the largest of the antelopes) taken with a single shot at 161 yards. My @rugersofficial Scout Rifle topped with @leupoldoptics using @barnesbullets ammo.” Bill Mazelin
Bill Mazelin stalking at Fort Richmond Safaris.
After 5 days of hunting at Fort Richmond Safaris, the hunting party departed for the rest of their hunt to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, where a variety of different plains game can be hunted i.e. Bushpig, Bushbuck and Nyala. The terrain in the Eastern Cape is very different from the Northern Cape and new challenges awaited the hunters.
Jim Jeansonne and Bill Mazelin en route to the Eastern Cape Province.
“Scored a nice bushbuck ram yesterday afternoon. 193 yards across a narrow canyon after we watched and waited for about 45-50 minutes. When he cleared the bush, I made the shot. A real team effort on this hunt, a lot of time on the binoculars spotting and watching and waiting. A grand afternoon it was!” Bill Mazelin
“Bush pig hunting – First time Carrie & I have ever hunted with hounds. They ran amok for about 26 kilometers and ended up tracking down the sow I shot. It was a lot of fun! A lot of truck work, some foot work, and a ton of team work to pull it all off.” Bill Mazelin
Hounds on Bush Pig Hunt!“Late yesterday morning, after about 5 kilometers of walking, glassing, and patience I was rewarded with this awesome, old, non-typical, Nyala bull. His horns are quite unique as is his half size left ear. He was about 70 yards away when I made the shot. A great 10 days of hunting concludes this afternoon.” Bill Mazelin Below: Carrie Mazelin with the Nyala that she took on The Scout Rifle Safari.
“Last afternoon of the last day, success! A marvelous way to finish the Third Annual Scout Rifle Safari in South Africa. 10 wonderful days of hunting with family & friends. This impala ram was about 42 yards when he gave us the opportunity at the shot. The last round I fired this year in Africa brought him down.”
“Already dreaming of Scout Rifle Safari No. 4.” Bill Mazelin