I wasn’t sure which was worse. Quietly slipping into my deer stand in the dark for an early morning hunt or coming out in the dark after an afternoon hunt. Either way, being in the location of this deer stand after dark gave me chill bumps, but the prize I sought amortized my uncomfortable feeling. Continue reading Flashback Friday – The Spook House Buck→
Editor’s note: Each Friday we dig into the Safari Magazine archives and run a classic story. This week, we join Bill Paulin as he hunts red stag in Poland circa 1986 in a traditional European hunting experience. This article originally appeared in the September/October 1986 issue of Safari Magazine
It was about 4 a.m. as my Polish guide, Ryszard Ryborczyk, and I edged our way quietly down a tiny dirt road toward the distant tree stand. Then we heard it. The unmistakable roar of the Polski (European) red deer – so close it seemed to shake the leaves off the trees. I’d hunted the world over but had never heard anything like it – certainly not from an animal that carries a rack of antlers! Continue reading Flashback Friday – Poland’s Roaring Stags→
Editors Note: Each Friday we post a story from the Safari Magazine archives. This story of a Hawaiian axis deer hunt was first published in the July/August 1992 issue. Enjoy!
Hawaii! Most of us think of its beaches, swimming, golf tennis and just plain relaxing in tropical sunshine – not its hunting. Think again. The island of Lanai is home to the most beautiful deer in the world, the axis deer, and in good numbers. Imported from India more than 50 years ago, this deer has flourished and spread out over most parts of the island. Continue reading Flashback Friday – Hunting axis deer on a tropical isle→