Wanted to thank you and everyone at Numzaan Safaries for the great hunt. I think that your 470 kill shot not only saved us from many more hours of tracking but saved us also from a potentially very harmful and serious leopard attack.
Staying vigilant, with rifle shouldered, thumb on safety in order to take that split second shot is not easy. It was simply amazing to watch and now reflect on that 7 man team effort successfully track down that leopard.
The newsletter was so well written by Mike that I must have read it 10 times, sent it to all my friends and it gave me chills as I recalled every second of what now seems like a dream.
Although my visit was short, and my hunt one night, I realize how fortunate I was to take the leopard the first night and that in reality, the prep work by Mike and the awesome Shorty was time consuming and required diligent thought and effort. Much appreciation for that because without it, I am sure I would have been painting spots on an Impala!!! Seriously though, it is important for me to have you know that I realize it was NOT a 1 day hunt but a MANY day effort and use of wisdom, skill and talent that allowed a one say SHOOT!! Your entire team, Bennie, Shorty, Jean-Louis, Jaco, Mike and you were the consummate professional trackers and hunters! You must be extremely proud of your son Jaco. He is a gentleman. He is a humble and respectful young man with wisdom and talent far beyond most his age. Please forward me a picture of his leopard if his bow hunt is as successful as I believe it will be.
You and the entire behind the scenes team at Nuumzaan are 2nd to none. You treated Sandra and me to not only two fantastic hunts this year but a friendly, embracing, warm camaraderie that are more important in life than any trophy animal.
The true joy and success of an adventure is not necessarily the length of the hunt but the lifetime of memories in every second that passes by. For the lifetime of memories, I thank you my friend and thank you Nuumzaan Safaries!!