Archive for Cameron Hopkins

How To Choose Safari Boots

There are three rules for African footwear—comfort, comfort and comfort.

April 06, 2010

Dangerous Game Sights

Out there at binocular distances, none of Africa’s game is dangerous. Stalk close and use your sights the way they were intended.

April 06, 2010

A Lion Named Blondie

He was a stock raider, a cattle killer, and he was terrorizing the local tribe of herders near a camp in central Tanzania.

March 30, 2010

.416 Rigby

The .416 Rigby has been called “ideal lion medicine” by no less an authority than John Taylor, the author of “African Rifles & Cartridges.”

March 18, 2010

The Barnes X Bullet

Now known as the TSX, the Barnes X Bullet has been used with success on African game for a quarter century.

March 18, 2010

How To Run The Airport Gauntlet

The airline ticket agent is the ultimate gate keeper because he or she alone can determine how your gun case is checked.

March 09, 2010

A Three-Rifle African Battery

I put much more thought, planning and care into the selection of my safari rifles than I do choosing the safari itself.

March 09, 2010

The Big Five

Renowned as the most dangerous game in Africa, the Big Five are a major milestone in any safari hunter’s career.

March 09, 2010

Confessions Of An Obsessive Backpacker

Not that anyone who hunts passionately in Africa is “normal,” but even by the standards of obsessive safari addicts, I stand out as, well, a bit strange.

March 09, 2010

A Near-Death Mistake

Tropical malaria, or plasmodium falciparum, is the only lethal variety of the four types of malaria.

March 09, 2010

No Apologies Necessary

I was on safari in Tanzania, booked for 21 days in the Kigosi flood plains for what was promised to be an epic adventure.

March 09, 2010

Field Tested: Two Blooper Products In Africa

Sometimes tried and true gear wins out over shiny and new.

March 09, 2010

Disrespectful Photographs: Two Views

Is it possible to demean a game animal with a photograph?

March 09, 2010

African Safari Camps Then And Now

The era of the champagne safari is over, but there are ways to mimic the experience.

March 09, 2010

The Ultimate Safari Experience (Page III)

We celebrate the Old Girl's birthday and give thanks for an incredible hunt.

December 15, 2009