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Boers, Big Bullets and Buffalo

Big-bore lever-action rifles have the ammo capacity, dependability and speed to be considered ideal African dangerous-game rifles, as long as you do your part.

Double Time

Zimbabwe’s Sengwa River may have dried up, but a Cape buffalo hunt along its banks provides meat to quell rumors that the game populations of the Chirisa Safari Area have dried up along with it.

Black Death, Bad-Breath Close

Hunting with a handgun forces you to get close. But when pursuing Cape buffalo, how close is too close? Your life may depend on knowing the answer.

Handgun Hunting: How to Prep for African Dangerous Game

Hunting dangerous game with a handgun is not for the weak-kneed. Think you’re ready? Here are a few tips for proper preparation.

Escapism Gone Wild: One Man's Obsession With Dangerous Game

If you’ve ever wondered what draws those audacious few to seek out game that can kill them, the author said it best: Most hunters talk of great days. The dangerous-game hunter speaks of great moments.

7 Tips for Hunting Dangerous Game

Follow these tips to prevent your dream hunt from turning into a nightmare.

Gear for Blackpowder Buffalo

What’s it take to hunt Cape buffalo with a muzzleloader? Here’s a look at what Editorial Director John Zent utilized on his recent trip to Mozambique.

Big Smoke Buffalo

We were on a mission to hunt the African troublemaker with muzzleloaders. Our mantra: Better get that first shot right.

African Experience: Episode 15

Professional hunter Hardus van Zyl and Iowa’s Mike McNichols line up a shot on a great Cape buffalo bull. But McNichols’ shot is high, and the bull leads the hunters “straight through the jess”—not a place anyone wants to track a wounded buffalo.

African Experience: Episode 14

Cape buffalo hunting can be hours of boredom punctuated by moments of adrenaline. A hunter in search of an exceptional bull will work hard. Key is finding a fresh track—not always the simplest task.

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