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.30-06 IN AFRICA

Still one of the most versatile choices…

I crawled onto a low termite mound, rested the rifle over my daypack and snuggled in behind it. A gorgeous waterbuck bull stood with his harem at about 225 yards. Perfect, except he was facing straight away, so I waited for him to turn. Eventually he swung to the right, broadside. The crosshairs were steady and about half the slack was out of the trigger when the whole group took off, running straight away across the open floodplain. Continue reading .30-06 IN AFRICA

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Deer Season

Depending on where we live across North America, it happens at different times, but it’s the biggest event in the entire hunting world! Between late summer and the first weeks of the New Year, as many as ten million of us will be in the woods celebrating (and participating in) this amazing North American phenomenon: Deer Season! Continue reading Deer Season

Who’s The Boss?

So, as the story goes, a friend of mine, his PH, and a new cameraman closed with a buffalo herd and my friend was preparing to shoot a big, old bull. Except the cameraman couldn’t figure out which one to focus on. The PH kept saying, “The big boss, man, it’s the big boss.” Eventually the herd spooked, no shots fired. The cameraman could only say, “How am I supposed to know which one was the boss?” Continue reading Who’s The Boss?

Wild Hogs—Our Best Teacher

I don’t know exactly who went out and counted them, but by some estimates there are now nine million feral hogs in the United States. After whitetail deer they are now the most numerous large wild animal in North America. The big population is from Oklahoma and Texas on across the Southeast, but feral hogs have been spotted Continue reading Wild Hogs—Our Best Teacher