Tag Archives: African Safari

A Working Man in Zululand

I have been to Africa a couple of times for plains game and am fortunate enough to have taken a number of species that are in the SCI Record Book.  Recently, while sitting at my desk and looking at my trophy wall, it hit me — it was time — time to step up to Continue reading A Working Man in Zululand

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Bushpigs, Blue Bulls And Bloody Big Buffalo

The hour-and-a-half charter flight from Pemba was uneventful yet revealed evidence of an unspoiled, remote landscape. Eventually we flew over the pristine Miombo woodland of the Continue reading Bushpigs, Blue Bulls And Bloody Big Buffalo

Multi-Species Safari In South Africa

espance-sable-021317I had been talking with Hans “Scruff” Vermaak for some time about a 60-inch kudu. This is akin to a 400-point elk, a 200-inch deer or an 11-foot brown bear—basically not much to ask? The Continue reading Multi-Species Safari In South Africa

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