African Hunters of 1890

In the second halve of the 1800, the last big hunting period in Southern Africa the area of Northern Namibia and Southern Angola was a paradise for hunters. One hunter that made a big name for himself was a Danish hunter by the name of Larssen. Larrsen lived like a barbarian and said of himself that he was a beast of the bush. He also said that if I must die today or tomorrow do not matter. I will die anyway. At the end of 1890 het was 48 years old. Strong and hardened and brown due to the sun. He had two black wife’s- an elderly women as well as a girl of 13 year. He bought them as slaves. He hunted completely different from the farmers of South Africa. He never used a horse or wagon with oxen. His only company was a black man Jim and his two wives. His clothes were short pants only a short sleeve jacket and shoes made of animal skin. He had small bags sewed to his jacket for six rounds of ammunition. His rifle was a double barrel Express 600. With his method he only hunted in the dense woods of Angola. He stalked an elephant and as he stalked het take of his clothes to prevent noise. His wife will then pick up his clothes. He will only keep on his jacket with the ammunition and then only shoot when he is within five meters of the animal. Smell was no issue as he smelled liked an animal. He laid flat on his back when he shot with both shots, and the power of the gun would prevent that the elephant trapped him underneath it. He never washed his jacket and most of the time it was black of old blood. After he removed the tusks, he went to sell them in Benguela, and buy food and ammunition for the next trip. The rest of the money he used on gamble, booze and women. He disappeared during a hunting expedition in 1910. His bones most probable disappeared like that of a beast of the woods.

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Le Chasseurs (For my French Followers)

Dans le second halve des années 1800, la dernière période de chasse au gros en Afrique australe la région de la Namibie du Nord et Sud de l’Angola était un paradis pour les chasseurs. Un chasseur qui a fait un grand nom pour lui-même était un chasseur danois du nom de Larssen. Larrsen vécu comme un barbare et dit de himselve qu’il était une bête de la brousse. Il a également dit que si je dois mourir aujourd’hui ou demain ne comptent pas. Il va mourir de toute façon. A la fin de 1890 het avait 48 ans. Solide et durci et brun en raison du soleil. Il avait deux noirs wife’s- une femme âgée, ainsi qu’une fille de 13 ans an. Il les a achetés comme esclaves. Il chassait complètement différent des agriculteurs d’Afrique du Sud. Il n’a jamais utilisé un cheval ou d’un wagon avec des bœufs. Sa seule compagnie était un homme Jim noir et ses deux épouses. Ses vêtements étaient des pantalons courts seulement une veste et des chaussures en peau d’animal manches courtes. Il avait de petits sacs cousus à sa veste pour six rounds de munitions. Son fusil était un double barillet express 600. Avec sa méthode, il ne chassait dans les bois denses de l’Angola. Il dirigea un éléphant et comme il traquées het prendre de ses vêtements pour éviter le bruit. Sa femme va alors chercher ses vêtements. Il ne conservera sa veste avec les munitions et seulement tirer quand il est dans les cinq mètres de l’animal. Odeur avait aucun problème car il sentait aimé un animal. Il a posé à plat sur son dos quand il a tiré les deux coups de feu, et la puissance du pistolet empêcherait que l’éléphant lui pris au piège en dessous. Il n’a jamais lavé sa veste et la plupart du temps, il était noir de vieux sang. Après avoir enlevé les défenses, il est allé à les vendre à Benguela, et acheter de la nourriture et des munitions pour le prochain voyage. Le reste de l’argent qu’il a utilisé sur pari, l’alcool et les femmes. Il a disparu lors d’une expédition de chasse en 1910. Ses os le plus probable dissapeared comme celui d’une bête des bois.

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Kudu Bull


This Kudu bull is in the top ten bulls of South Africa. An experienced knowledgeable hunter commented this weekend that this is the most beautiful bull he ever saw in his whole life.

He is currently walking with eleven cows of good genetic origins.

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Sable genetics

At Nampo yesterday a reliable source told me the following:

Sire: Mitochondrial West Zambien.
Nucluar DNA : 80% Zambian

Dam: Mithochondrail West Zambian.
Nucluar DNA : 80% Zambian

Offspring: Mitochondrial West Zambian
Nucluar DNA: 40% Zambian.

I am so glad that I only spend R 1 million on this genetic hogwash.

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Buffalo auction; Graaf Reinet

It came to my attention that a sale of buffalo in Graaf Reient is on its way. Celebetries on invitation only. By accident I saw the brochure. Thank you for small mercies, or that I am only a flentergat farmer from the Free State.

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Horn lenght; genetic trait or related to excessive food.

There is no doubt that adequite (excessive) food and supplements have a greater effect on horn lenght than the influence of genetics. Combine the two an you can breed (feed) a 45 inch sable bull in 5 year.

Problem is that this stuffed animal may not be so funtional as it looks.

To see photos of overfed sable bulls with protective gear on their horns is certainly artificial.

The days will come where like in the sheep and goat industries you will have two categories of auctions; stud and “veld” raised animals.

The price difference between a 48 inch buffalo bull and a 44 inch baffalo bullis so big, that it is no wonder that some of the baboons that parasitise on game feed in Limpopo are getting horn-like structures on their foreheads.

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New strategic movement amongst farmers.

The new act where land may he taken by government is a threat to farmers with all their security and capital caught up in their biggest asset, the farm.

A logical outflow of this is that some farmers accumulate their capital and assets in expensive game and bond their farms heavily.

A second option is to go for the 50:50 rule and sell the farm to government and farm with the game for ten years while mentoring his workers for ten years with his pension capital on investment or in his expensive game.

As students we alway said; “baie dinge mag met jou gebeur, maar jou plannetjies moet net nie opraak nie”.

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Family Business.


Moreson 1 met verskalf 20 maande en bulkalf 5 maande.

Wat is die invloed van die koei op die horings. Sekerlik 50%, maar wat van meer!!!!!

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Growth of Buffalo bull from September 2014 to Desember 2015

September 2014: 8 months old. Son of Barcelona and Moreson 3.


Same bull 10 Decmber 2015. Age 23 Months.


It would be so easy if one could only know
Whether you keep or must he go ??

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