Transferred Brian's posts from the Blog:
Andries, no need to answer until you have time. Just looking over your sight, and I now see why you call yourself Musgrave man! Also looking over the pictures of the Big 5 with kill shot red dots ;0) The one on the buffalo is planned to hit the brain stem? The one on the elephant seems just logical (although I have zero interest in killing one) Of all of them leopard seems most interesting.
We NEVER see cougar, unless over dogs, and killing them relatively easy. Up North, we routinely kill grizzly over moose remains ( killed purposely first). We like to break shoulders first ( to anchor them first) and I have been extremely lucky so far, but I ALWAYS play by the rules! I have hunted with Europeans mostly in the later part of my career (Germans, Swiss and Austrians, with the odd Spaniard thrown in.) I find them generally more prepared than our friends to the south.
Why do you suppose it is that African game seems to take more killing than North American? Or is that a mistaken idea. Sorry Andres, I have a lot of questions.