Hunting the Hunter


Editor’s Note: On Fridays we dig through the Safari Club archives and dust off a story from the past. Today we follow a hunter and his crew as the search the thick and tangled underbrush for leopard. This story first appeared in the Jan./Feb. 1998 issue of Safari Magazine.

The author (l) and his hard-won leopard. PH Findlay-Cooper is on the right.
The author (l) and his hard-won leopard. PH Findlay-Cooper is on the right.

The light tap on my shoulder startled me at first. As I looked to my right, the animation in the tracker’s face told me that something was about to happen. I looked in the direction of his pointing finger and quickly realized the source of his excitement. Eighty yards ahead, directly under the tree where we had hung an eland quarter, stood a magnificent male leopard. With just seconds to shoot, I raised the .338 Winchester Magnum to my shoulder and fired an off-hand shot. Continue reading Hunting the Hunter

The Rifles of David Miller Co.


David Miller and Curt Crum are unique in the world of custom rifle manufacturing. These are rifles made by hunters for hunters. Not just the seasonal deer and elk hunter, but people who use their rifles so much they have to have shot out barrels replaced. David Miller Continue reading The Rifles of David Miller Co.

The Best Coues Deer Hunt Ever


Glassing for deer, coues deer
The hunt was a mixture of glassing and sitting over water.

It was the fifth evening of the hunt, and though it had been both excellent and action-packed, I had yet to take the safety off. Once again, as I have been doing off-and-on for more than two decades, I was in Continue reading The Best Coues Deer Hunt Ever

Hot Hunt for Brown Bear!


hot-hunt-plane-on-stripAfter landing on a gravel bar between alder patches, I surveyed the tundra from Ted’s camp. It stretched monotonously in all directions, a vast barren plain broken only by the low rolling hills to the north. It looked like Wyoming antelope country, and during my visit it was nearly as dry. Alaska in May of 2014 was experiencing an unprecedented dry spell. Continue reading Hot Hunt for Brown Bear!

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