Tag Archives: Africa Hunting

Bigfoot Est Mort – Tracking A Wizened Old Bull

BigFootPendjariWalking back to the truck, my PH, Jean François Meslin, wondered out loud where those three bulls were? “There,” I said. Jean François pointed to his shoulder for a rest and I shot. Little did I know 66 years ago that I, with my wife Frances, would end up in this part of the world: Benin, in western Africa. Continue reading Bigfoot Est Mort – Tracking A Wizened Old Bull


Flashback Friday – One Rifle Safari

SO93CoverEditor’s Note: On Friday we scour the Safari Club archives and dust off a story from a previous issue. This week we join Richard C. Latham as he challenges himself to collect a wide range of African game with a single rifle. This story originally appeared in the September/October 1993 issue of Safari Magazine. Enjoy!

Back in 1982 I planned a safari to Botswana and decided to take only one rifle to use on animals ranging in size from the little steenbok to gemsbok, eland Continue reading Flashback Friday – One Rifle Safari

SCI Flashback Friday – Hunting Waterbuck in Zimbabwe

flashbackfridayMayJune1985Cvrhuntforever041814Editors Note – Each Friday we select a story from the archives of Safari Magazine. This story of a waterbuck hunt in Zimbabwe originally appeared in the May/June 1985 issue.

The first time I saw a waterbuck it was a picture of one, poorly reproduced in one of those cheap pocket-sized handbooks. You know the kind, “The Complete Guide to Every Critter Living on the Planet Earth.” $1.95. Continue reading SCI Flashback Friday – Hunting Waterbuck in Zimbabwe

Africa Then and Now


We love to read the great old stuff about Africa – but Africa has changed (and not all for the bad!).

Craig Boddington points out the changes and challenges of hunting on the African continent in an exciting and informative seminar at the 2014 Safari Club International Convention.

Craig’s first safari was in Kenya 36 years ago. Since then, he has hunted Africa 100 times in 16 countries. He will take you back to the great old days of safari…and bring us up to date with today’s Africa.

There have been some losses: Kenya, Southern Sudan, Chad, the days of the big tuskers, availability of lions and rhinos…

But there are also many gains: more countries are open to hunting, more game animals, and the “plains game safari” – all more available and affordable than ever before.

Included will be discussion of how CITES and U.S. Fish and Wildlife rules have impacted trophy importation.