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The Blesbok

August 4, 2015
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This June I traveled down to the Limpopo of Area of South Africa. Ever since a little kid I also had a desire and dream to hunt Africa, and well it came true! I chose TDK Safaris because of the many different packages and animals they had to pursue! The prices were affordable and the accommodations were incredible! I had my own chalet with my own bed, own bathroom, my own house pretty much!! The food was unbelievably good, everything was fresh and tasted great! The hunt was truly incredible, we saw every animal you could think of! It was breath taking! In the mornings we would spot an stalk, then move toward the blinds later in the morning as it started getting hotter, after lunch we would sit in a blind and see literally hundreds of animals! I highly recommend this trip, and highly recommend booking with TDK Safaris for your next adventure!
I had a huge challenge on my hands, while hunting these beautiful creatures tat the good lord put on this earth to hunt, and those animals are the Blesbok. These Blesbok were a very tough hunt, a lot like hunting whitetail deer during the rut. The Rams were locked in with the females, so wherever she went, they went with her as well. Not only that, but both animals both have horns and were very very tough for me to recognize and identify which one was the Ram and which one was not. Thankfully, I had the guide by my side to help through this confusing process for myself! On the fourth day we were sitting over a waterhole, the action was slow, and my eyes were getting heavy. I remember standing up to stretch my legs for a second, and when I did I peeked out of the window and saw an animal coming, I said to my guide “Here comes something, oh wait I’m pretty sure its a Blesbok” He looked through his binoculars and replied back with “Yes, definitely a Blesbok.” I remember grabbing my bow and getting ready for that moment I have dreamed about. I was shaking like a leaf, and kept asking God to calm me down! The Ram came in at 30 yards, he got startled by something and I remember telling my guide panicking “Stop him, stop him” the guide made a squeak and the Ram stood long enough just for me to squeeze off a shot as I watched that Black Eagle Arrow soar right through the lungs. I could see blood pouring out and knew he couldn’t toat that Obsession bite very far. We found the Blesbok piled up not even 100 yards from the blind and I was out of words. These are the most beautiful animals I have ever seen, they are pure beauty. I am blessed to have harvested such a trophy, and cannot wait for it to be on the wall!

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Jonathan Matthews Co-Host/Producer of Lethal Mission TV My name is Jonathan Matthew and I am 34 years old. I am married to my beautiful bride Amanda Matthews and I live in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. I am a Custom Home Builder and love building peoples dream homes. But my real passion is bowhunting whitetails . I have been hunting most my life and nothing compares. I love going out into Gods cr eation and trying to harvest one of His most majestic creatures. My dream has always be en to film and hunt. I am blessed to be a part of a group of people who share the sam e passion as me. Not only does this team love the outdoors and all it has to offer. We love the Lord as well. I can�t think of a better way to spend my life than to try and make th is world a better place by showing them the love God shows us through filming and shar ing our outdoor experiences. Follow us as we pursue our next Lethal Mission. Josh Anderson Host/co-producer Born and raised in the footsteps of my father and Grandpa, I was always outside, soaking up the good lords creation. My name is Josh Anderson praising God and hunting is what I do. I accepted Jesus Christ into my life on August 28, 2004, he is always number one, and is the one I will always serve and send thanks too, failure or success. I put God first in each and everything for I do, without him we are nothing, with him we are everything. He led me to fall in love with hunting at an early age. Ever since I could walk I would be sitting in my grandpa or father's lap in a deer stand or tractor I was listening, waiting, watching, and learning. You could find me out in the backyard hunting squirrels, rabbits, and birds as a little kid. If it moved, walked, or could be hunted I was hunting it. I took a deep passion to hunting at an early age, and have always had the desire and motivation to host my own hunting television show. Hunting, Videoing, Sharing, and touching lives through my Christian faith and filming are what I want to be known as. Hunting is my passion, my love for the outdoors is contagious, and my savior Jesus Christ guides me and drives me to do what I do. Ainsley Cash Co-host/producer My name is Ainsley Cash. I was born on February 29, 1996 and growing up I always had a strong bond with The Lord and my family. No matter what I faced, whether I was in school, participating in sports, or hunting, I knew I could always turn to my parents and the good Lord for guidance. On December 11, 2005 I committed my love for The Lord and knew right then and there where I was going to spend my eternal life. My Jesus died on the cross to save not only my sins, but also the entire worlds sins, whether they are believers or not. With hunting I want to pursue not only living the dream that every bow hunter/huntress wants to live, but I also want to give back to people whom deserve it. I want to strive to make my own charity fund to help out those who are in need. Whether it be the homeless, the abandoned, or someone who may even be lost with their faith. I want to have the ability to share my testimony with not only my friends and family, but also the entire world. By doing this I plan to share my faith and testimony through the way I feel most comfortable, and that is being in the outdoors, and being able to show the world some of God�s most beautiful creations. In trying to pursue this wild and crazy dream I have, I expect myself to exceed the high goals and expectations I have set for myself along the way. Hunting is my passion. The Lord is my savior. My family is my support system. And without these three adorations my life would be meaningless. I know this is my calling and I feel as if The Lord wants me to put my shy self in front of a camera and express my love and faith for him while hunting. Alex Hamilton Co-host My name is Alex Hamilton, I'm 25 years old and I was born and raised in Owensboro Kentucky. I was introduced to hunting by my granddad when I was 12 years old. I started hunting on my own at the age of 14 and killed my first deer at age 15. I am an avid bow hunter and bow fisher. I enjoy hunting most all game but turkey and whitetail are my favorite. I have come a long way since shooting my first deer and hope to take my love for the outdoors to a new level in the hunting industry.