Editor’s note: On Friday, we comb through the archives and revisit an adventure from an earlier time. This week, we take a trip to the Republic of Tuva circa 1989 and follow one of the first western hunters in the area for decades. This story originally appeared in the July/August 1990 issue of Safari Magazine. Enjoy!
The Republic of Tuva is formed by fertile valleys and alpine grasslands. With its unique mountain taiga and rough steppes, it is a country of extremes. It suffers under the summer wind and heat up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, and in the winter temperatures fall to -52 degrees. In the north they have caribou, in the south travels the camel – not even 200 miles apart from each other. Continue reading
Hundreds of pairs of eyes glassing with a clarity and definition rivaling the finest German optics kept vigilant watch over the herd of wily free-range aoudad sheep. My hunting partner, Wayne van Zwoll, and I had spotted the challenging quarry from a mile or more away and attempted a stalk, keeping the wind in our face and the sun at our back. But the slight “clink” from a loose Continue reading
The doves sang their sad goodbyes to the day as a gobbler took flight to his evening roost just behind our machan (stand). Soon, my guide, Antonio, and I were listening to his continuous gobbles and I sat there grinning at this perfect ending to my adventures in the Yucatan jungle. Continue reading
Editor’s Note: On Friday we dig into the Safari Magazine archives and rerun a story from one of our past issues. This week, we follow Burl Jones and his son Mark on a quest for grizzly bear in the Ogilvie Mountains of the Yukon Territory. This story originally appeared in the September/October 1996 issue of Safari magazine.
We were working our way above timberline, to the hunting country of the Yukon’s Ogilvie Mountains. My son Mark and I were being guided through these mountains by Marty Thomas, Continue reading