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The Family That Hunts Together….


A huge old baobab tree provides a perch for the whole family.

As parents and grandparents, one of our collective responsibilities is to leave a legacy of passion for the outdoors, hunting Continue reading The Family That Hunts Together….

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From the Greatest to the Least–Antelope at the Extremes


Stephanus has eyes that never fail. At the far end of a long open valley, he spotted the herd of eland lying in the shade of the trees on the edge of the hills. The valley is wide and gentle but the slopes that surround it are steep and rocky and covered in thorns with a few marula and fever berry trees. Continue reading From the Greatest to the Least–Antelope at the Extremes

Species of the Week – African Sable


F112 mapHippotragus niger niger

DESCRIPTION Larger than the other subspecies of sable. Adult males are glossy black, with a face that is largely white except for a wide black blaze from forehead to nose and a black stripe from eye to muzzle. Adult females south of the Zambezi River also turn blackish, though they tend to be lighter than males. Females north of the Zambezi tend to be reddish brown rather than black.

DISTRIBUTION Southeastern Angola; Zambia except in the far west; southeastern Katanga Province in Congo (K); Malawi; western and central Tanzania; Mozambique; the Caprivi Strip in Namibia; northern Botswana, Zimbabwe, and the northern Transvaal in South Africa.

TAXONOMIC NOTES Includes niger (the so-called black sable from south of the Zambezi River) and kirki (north of the Zambezi and west of the range of the Roosevelt sable). The name niger Harris, 1838 has priority.

Mother-Daughter Mozambique Adventure


The bait hung 60 yards from the machan.
The bait hung 60 yards from the machan.

In July of 2014, my daughter Jessica and I traveled to Mozambique. After arriving and clearing customs, we caught the bush plane to hunting camp in the Coutada 10 hunting area to hunt with Marromeu Safaris. Continue reading Mother-Daughter Mozambique Adventure