Please note that ALL PHOTOS used on this website were taken on the Wiets Ranch

Brent Mattis, NYC, USA

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When I made the first bid on a “10 day African Safari” little did I know that it would take me halfway around the world to Johannesburg, then Kimberley, then a ranch house in the Free State, South Africa.

Marita, Freek, and Ettienne were gracious hosts for my wife and I. For 4 wonderful days from sunrise to sunset we hunted (weather could have been better, but I cannot fault Wiets for that!)

With Ettiene’s fantastic help, he put me on 6 great animals: Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Eland, Warthog, Kudu & Springbok.

The Kudu was a tough and elusive trophy and taking it was a major highlight, especially after it tested our patience.

Ettiene did double duty as videographer and the results I will cherish forever.

Ettiene had incredible eyes for trophy quality within a second knew if a particular bull was a old enough to take or not. My Tikka T3 in 7mm Rem Mag performed admirably putting down all six animals quickly. Marita’s cooking and dinner conversation were a real treat. We very much appreciated the long dinners with real South African Reds.

Wiets gave us a one in a lifetime experience that we will cherish for many years to come.

 

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