The crew of DCVP filmed some exciting hunts in Botswana this year. Among these were two buffalo hunts in the Sankuyu concession area, which lies on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The hunts were guided by Ian Newmarch and Lee Potter of Coenraad Vermaak Safaris.
Videographer Kerry Wallace writes:
The Greco family from Houston Texas had the fortune of experiencing a classic-style buffalo hunt in this pristine area. After five days of arduous but exciting tracking, the hunt reached its climax with an adrenaline-inducing sequence of events.
In a matter of seconds, we had hundreds of buffalo moving towards us – totally oblivious to our presence. We were completely surrounded and there was no way out. I managed to get some awesome footage of buffalo cows, calves and bulls descending on us, with the hunter Chuck Greco keeping his eye close to the scope and his finger ready to pull the trigger when the call was made. The leading buffalo were now within 15 yards of us – hearts were racing, limbs were begging to fidget or flee, and anticipation of the hunt was overriding fear.
Click here to see what the Greco’s had to say about their buffalo hunt video.