Archive for plains-game

Buffalo By Boat

In the floodplains of the Caprivi Strip, hunting dangerous game sometimes means taking to the water.

July 01, 2013

The 48-Hour Safari: Priorities

By John Zent, Editorial Director

July 30, 2010

The 48-Hour Safari: Not Done Yet

By John Zent, Editorial Director

July 29, 2010

The 48-Hour Safari: Horns o’ Plenty Long

By John Zent, Editorial Director

July 28, 2010

The 48-Hour Safari: Wild Beest Encounter

By John Zent, Editorial Director

July 27, 2010

The 48-Hour Safari: The Pro’s Pro

By John Zent, Editorial Director

July 26, 2010

The 48-Hour Safari: Bucking Tradition

By John Zent, Editorial DirectorAnyone who’s ever been involved in African hunting will agree on one absolute truth: It’s an experience that shouldn’t be rushed. President Teddy Roosevelt’s famous East Africa expedition of 1909-10 extended nearly 11 months, a tad lengthy even in that era of steamship travel, but not unheard of. Robert Ruark’s 1951 Horn of the Hunter safari went about 60 days, which was typical in those post-War years. Just a few decades back, 30-day jaunts were the norm, and today’s African hunts mostly run from one to three full weeks. The duration has shortened considerably, but even so, it was downright nuts when my partner, Drew Goodlin, and I arrived at highly regarded Eden Preserve in Namibia with just two days to hunt our way through a game list of more than a half dozen animals each. Mind you, we were bound to do this ethically, taking only good, mature trophy animals.

July 25, 2010