Archive for african game

Lesser Kudu: Africa's Most Elegant

The magnetic lure of a majestic animal proves less is more.

June 02, 2010

Mahochi Leopard

You have not truly experienced Africa until you have sat in a pitch-black leopard blind.

May 07, 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

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

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

Kudu Quest

One hunt is never enough when it comes to the pursuit of a big kudu bull.

December 15, 2009

Cape Buffalo in the Long Grass

Buffalo are Africa's most desired dangerous game, and for good reason.

November 16, 2009

Hunting Sitatunga, The Aquatic Antelope

After some of the hardest hunting I've ever done in Africa, I finally take a great bull on the 14th day.

November 06, 2009