African Elephant

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(Loxodonta africana)

This amazing animal is one of Africa’s big five. A family group is led by a cow, the matriarg . They dont have very good eyesight but has excellent smell and hearing. Eventhough they weigh up to 7  tons they move unexpectedly quiet. Tuskless cows are known to be very aggresive. 

 

The Hunt:

The legal minimum caliber is the .375.  a Typical shot would ideally be 20-30 yards. 

Please see diagram for the vitals and where you should aim. 

Acknowledgement

Information regarding the placement of shots and animal spoor were obtained from "The Perfect Shot" by Kevin Robertson.

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