Makali halts and gives a hand signal to “watch”. From his knees he points to a clearing in the bush up ahead of us. I could see from our position the slow movement of 2 or 3 grayish animals. Keeping my eyes on the objects, I motioned Stan to move slowly with me toward Makali. He was well positioned behind a thornbush. As I moved behind Makali, I could now clearly see 3 Lesser Kudu grazing close to the edge of a clearing about 75 yards away. There was one large male with two females. The male definitely looked to be trophy size. Benga was right behind me. Without a word from me, he had moved next to Stan and had the tripod in position. I whispered to Stan.
“The male kudu is worthy, you ok?”
“Yes.” Stan replied.
“Ok, slip off the safety and use the tripod. Nice shoulder shot if you can, and before he moves back into the bush.” “Good luck,” I added.