The Stalking Rifle


The tradition of stalking the Scottish stag is firmly entrenched in the highlander heritage. This one fell to a Dakota M76 in .270 Winchester.
The tradition of stalking the Scottish stag is firmly entrenched in the highlander heritage. This one fell to a Dakota M76 in .270 Winchester.

We can probably agree that the “stalking rifle” has its origins in the British gun trade, and that in its classic form it’s a beautiful and beautifully light little rifle with origins almost certainly pre-dating smokeless powder (if not self-contained cartridges). But the exact definition, if there is one, is a bit more elusive. Continue reading The Stalking Rifle

Species of the Week – Cape or Southern Buffalo


Syncerus caffer caffer

Cape Buffalo map F028Bufalo del Cabo (Sp), Kaffernbüffel, Schwarzbüffel (G), Buffle du Cap, Buffle noir (F). The common name “Cape buffalo” is misleading, because this subspecies is native to many parts of Africa besides the Cape of Good Hope region (where it is extinct); however, that F028_legendis what most people call it.

DESCRIPTION Shoulder height 60-65 inches (150-165 cm). Weight 1,400-1,800 lbs (650-800 kg).

The Cape buffalo is the largest and darkest (black, or nearly so) of the African buffaloes. Its heavy horns curve outward and downward from massive bosses to well below skull level, then circle upward, inward and slightly backward.

Record-Book-Promo-2015DISTRIBUTION Savanna areas in Kenya, southern Somalia, Uganda except in the northwest, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania; all of Angola except for the far northwest; Katanga Province in southeastern Congo (K); Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, northern Botswana, Zimbabwe, and northeastern Transvaal in South Africa. Has been reintroduced on private ranches in other parts of South Africa.

The Art of David Southgate


David Southgate, Soaking up the sun
“Soaking up the Sun” is a sambar stag considered by many hunters in Australia as the “ holy grail” of free range hunting trophies due to the difficult terrain in which they are found. Oil on Canvas 28 x 36 inches

David Southgate’s original pastels, oils and hand-carved ceramics have been prized by hunters and other wildlife lovers in Australia and overseas for more than twenty-five years. For the past eighteen years, this South African-born artist and SCI Member has also donated them to our Australian SCI Down Under Chapter, as effective fundraisers. Since first meeting him at one of our annual Expos in the 1990s, I’ve followed his career, admired his art and, on occasions, watched him creating it. Continue reading The Art of David Southgate

In The White North, Canada’s Chapters Are Doing Great


SCI’s All Canada meeting attendees gathered in Windsor July 17 and 18.
SCI’s All Canada meeting attendees gathered in Windsor July 17 and 18.

The SCI All Canada meeting was held July 17 & 18 during a mild summer weekend in Windsor, Canada’s southernmost city. John-Mark Jurak, the Club’s Region 35 Chapter Continue reading In The White North, Canada’s Chapters Are Doing Great

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