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Andrew Zimmern Hunts and Gathers

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Hunting Blue Wildebeest in Namibia

My friend Matthias Theofullus of the Ovambo tribe is one of the handful of truly legendary trackers in a part of the world known for them. He guided me in my quest for this blue wildebeest. I finally felled it with a single shot. The animal weighed 600 pounds, and I had to break it down myself in the middle of the Dordabis Conservation Area, with lookouts watching for predatory big cats moving in the tall grass all around us. We cooked some of the meat and organs over hot coals, then donated the rest of the wildebeest to an AIDS orphanage, feeding children who hadn’t seen meat for months. I had the hide salted and sent to me in Minnesota. It’s currently being tanned at a taxidermy shop.

Photo courtesy of the Travel Channel.

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