We met Chad through our good friend Gary “Bum” Woelzlein of Bum’s Taxidermy in Birch Run, Michigan. It was with great pleasure that we welcomed Bum and his friend Chad Williams. It was really great to see our friends and to make some more lifelong friends!
Bum brought over an SCI Blue Bag filled with some treats and supplies for children from a local underprivileged school. The girls in the office had the pleasure of handing out the donations and seeing the bright smiles on the kids’ faces. Thanks Bum!
“Someone will never be able to redo their first African safari. This past trip got as close to it as we could ever imagine. Absolutely over the top on this round!” Bum’s main objective on this hunt was to take down a Cape buffalo: “The buffalo hunt was very intense! The rifle I u sed was a 458 LOTT with 500 grain Swift a Frame bullets. Never imagined it would be a “cat and mouse” type hunt. Very skittish, alert, dangerous and a tough animal!” Bum also took down a gemsbuck, eland, kudu, zebra, hartebeest and springbuck. This took place in the Kalahari, of which he has to say: “Beautiful country, very dry and full of game!”. He also took a duiker.
NICELY DONE BUM! LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU NEXT YEAR!
Chad is a good friend of Bum’s, and ours, from Saginaw, Michigan. Chad’s main mission was also to shoot a buffalo and he did so to great effect! Chad also harvested the following plains game: blesbuck, springbuck, gemsbuck, zebra, red hartebeest and impala. While on safari, Chad also shot a giraffe – what a great trophy! We had a really great time with Bum and Chad – riding the “Kalahari Ferrari”, eating some delicious food and even fitting in a bit of fishing.
WELL DONE ON YOUR GREAT TROPHIES CHAD! WE WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU AGAIN AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!
Article by: Somerby Safaris
Thank you to each and every one of you who has joined us this year. We are extremely excited for the last few hunts and we look forward to seeing you next year! Please visit our website at www.somerbysafaris.com