My name is Tink Nathan And I’ve been a
bowhunter my entire life. I’ve had some amazing adventures and some of the greatest friends Howard Hill, Fred Bear, Peter Capstick. I’m 76 years old now.
I’ve hunted in many many countries. I’m not done yet. Tink Nathan’s Hunting Adventures
is brought to you by Tink’s #69 Doe-in-Rut Buck Lure® America’s #1 Selling Buck Lure Danner Boots And Lacrosse Footwear This upcoming Safari is about
introducing Carrie Jo to Africa And also to hunting. Carrie Jo never hunted before. I’ve hunted all over the world. I’ve hunted Africa. I was a
professional hunter there for nine years So, I wanted this trip to be about her, not about me. I didn’t shoot very much. I hunted a little bit. I got a few animals that were on my
bucket list but basically I wanted to introduce
her to Africa and to hunting And to show her the Africa that I loved. Tink said you won’t go to Africa? I said I don’t know.
It was supposed to be ten days and And then it was 20, and then it ended up
it was 30 days. And I’ve never been out of the country. I was scared to death about
that. I’ve never been hunting. I never killed an animal except for running over
a squirrel and it broke my heart about 40 years ago. It’s anybody’s guess what’s
going to happen. Hey Carrie. I got you a set of boots. Alright. Oh those are nice. They fit great sweetie. They’re not too tight are they? Nope. They’re like they were made for me. Are Those mine? No. These are mine. I’ve have a pair of
Danner Boots I’ve worn since 1985. Aren’t they nice? Yeah they are. I work with wounded soldiers and I had a crossbow
laying around that was a recurve bow Not the fastest thing the world, but very
dependable, and very, very accurate. I introduced her to the crossbow and we
went out in the backyard and she took two shots.
Both right smack in the bullseye. Good shot. The day that Tink gave me the crossbow
and said, “Well try this.” I was like, oh no. I am not gonna shoot that. I was kind of scared, but then I was
excited too, and then after I shot it a couple times there, I thought okay.
I can do this. I can do this. I didn’t want to go over there and be the only woman, with all these men, make a fool of myself. You know. I went over there not like I’m
doing this for the women. it’s all for you women. If I can do it. Y’all can do it. We’re packing for safari we’re going to Africa. This is my professional hunter shirt
that I wore for 12 years in Africa it’s got African Bowhunting Safaris which are my epaulets that we used to wear over there. I got a zebra vest. So
when you’re hunting zebras, you can sneak up on a zebra and pretend you’re a zebra. Yeah. As long as they don’t think I’m. Yeah as long as they don’t get me mixed up with a… Oh yea. That’s pretty honey. Thank you. That’s wool so it doesn’t scratch
when you go through the brush. There’s a lot of thorns. Everything over
there pricks you and bites you. I planned this trip with Guthrie Safaris. Especially Robbie Guthrie. Robbie was a kid of 14
living in Louis Trichardt in South Africa when I moved over there many years ago. And Robbie had a scrapbook and he
clipped pictures of me out of magazines and Tink’s ads and everything. He had
no notion at all that I was actually living in Louis Trichardt in South
Africa. In fact I gave him his first bow An Oneida Eagle. And he went on to become a professional hunter. He married a lady and now they have two wonderful
sons. The boys have shot more elephants and Buffalo and leopard than probably
most professional hunters in Africa. I hadn’t seen Robbie for ages.
He lives up in the northern part of Limpopo Province in the town of Chapice
and that’s where we’re going to do our Safari. Hey old man. How are ya buddy. Beautiful, man. Good to see you. How are you doing? Great. You look great. You too. You’re getting shorter, man. I’m getting bigger too. I have Dunlaps disease. Dunlaps disease? Yeah my stomach done lapped over my belt buckle. This is my lady Carrie Jo. Pleased to meet you m’aam. Nice to meet you. Carrie? Carrie. Carrie Jo. So nice to have you. So what are we going to hunt today? Whatever comes in. Plains game. Into the blind. Are you excited?
Yeah. You nervous?
Scared to death. Well, there’s nothing to really worry about.
We’re gonna be after plains game today and we don’t know what’s gonna come in.
Maybe nothing. You know some days you just go out and you just sit all day, and
nothing happens. You know? The heart is usually protected by the leg bone.
You want to shoot them in the lungs. The lungs are the largest organ in the body. A shot through the lungs is always fatal. I was like, I’m gonna have to shoot out of this? It was all new to me. I was like they put me in this little hole you know . It was also he had to be real quiet and it was and that was the hardest thing. Everybody asked me what was the hardest thing about Africa. For me? I was like, being quiet. He’ll come around and then we’ll take him. I was like which one am I supposed to
shoot? Which one? I was like, “Oh no.” There was one in the very back, you know?
It’s behind the tree and I was like… The guys will tell you which one you know the shoot, to aim at, and tell you when And I was like, “But I don’t know. I can’t see that third one. I want to see what that third one looks like.” Cuz that third one you know.
It was way back there, you know? And I want to see what it looked like. It was very frustrating. I was very
aggravated because it wouldn’t fire. I had three beautiful waterbucks and I
missed the chance to get it. This was Carrie Jo’s first day of hunting.
She had a beautiful waterbuck at 12 yards were broadside and the
bow didn’t go off. It wasn’t cocked properly. My fault. I should have overseen it. I’m not that good with crossbows. So we got the bow fixed and she’s got another shot about
30-35 yards. It was an angling shot. It wasn’t the best shot in the world, and we missed. I think
maybe the crossbow when we we cocked it by hand,
we threw one side off a little bit instead of using the crank. So lesson
learned the 10 point, it’s a good bow, got to use a crank to make sure both limbs are
lined up I like that. Carrie just couldn’t get that waterbuck
out of her head. So the very next morning she went right back to the same blind. It kept going in circles. It didn’t know
it was hit. It was running on adrenaline and it just kept running in circles.
It would go down the creek and then, and then up the creek and then make…I
mean a full circle. I was out of shape and I wasn’t used to the heat and the
running and stuff, you know. I got in shaped pretty quick. I could have stayed, you know, there and
let the guys do it, but I felt like, Well, I shot it, so it’s my responsibility to
go after it too. And I was so proud of myself. I was just glad I turned around, eh? I’m telling you the exit hole no this side.
It’s in the right place. Perfect exit hole. This waterbuck was giving us a hard time from day one. Thursday we tried five times shooting him. Today we got a shot at him. Perfect shot, but still went on. He just decided he’s not going to die but luckily we beat him. Congratulations.
Thank you. It was a beautiful animal.
Beautiful animal. With the waterbuck back at the lodge,
Carrie and Johan decided to go try some stalking. We just went tracking. His parents have
like 11,000 acres and we went over there on his parents land, and went to tracking
them on foot. And I liked it. I didn’t know…He says don’t look, you know,
when we get up to a herd or we see one you know, kind of glance and keep your
eyes, you know, down, because if you have eye contact with the animal it’ll spook
the whole herd, so I learned a lot of different things, you know, over there
about, you know, hunting and animals and stuff. When I finally took the shot and I got
it, and then when we went to track the animal He pulls a joke on me. He says,
“Where’s the animal?” and he’s pointing over there. I’m looking off to the left
and what not. He says, “You see it?” and I’m looking and I’m like, “No. I don’t see it.” and
then he says, “Well look this way.” It was right there you know, about four foot
from me, you know, and he’s pulling a joke on me. Well if had a been a snake it have bit me. This is my lifelong buddy
Robbie Guthrie from Guthrie Safaris and this was just an amazing day.
Slow for us but very, very good for Carrie.
She had a fantastic day. She had a fantastic day. Well you’ve got some good PH’s here at Guthrie Safaris. Yes I just want to thank Johan. He’s the man. Well okay. This is Johan Botha, and
tell us what you think of this Ramcat broadhead. I know you’re not much of a bowhunter but what did you think of that head? No I’ve been bowhunting before and I like it. They did a real good job in both these animals The nyala was a straight pass-through. He didn’t even go 30 yards and he dropped down dead.
Wow. Wow, that’s fantastic. Well I wasn’t there to thank you but she thanks you. As you know Carrie doesn’t talk a whole lot, but I bet she talked today. Oh I did. I bet you she was excited today.
Oh yeah. Did you ever believe in your wildest imagination that you’d be in Africa? Nope. My first of everything. Did you ever believe that you’d be hunting
on safari in Africa? No. Never. Did you ever think you’d be hunting with a crossbow in the middle Africa? Oh no. No. I’d say give me a rifle, give me a gun.
I love that thing. Yeah that’s the Ten Point. Ten Point crossbow.
It’s a recurve and the reason I got it is…recurves…they don’t break. They’re just like the old fashioned recurve we all learned on and there’s
no moving parts except a bowstring, so that you never have any
trouble with it you know? Well I want to thank you and thank Johan for doing a
really great job. Next week on Tink Nathan’s Hunting
Adventures. I mean this is way, way up in the record book.
Gold medal for sure You see that? His flank.
Yes. Right in the shoulder.