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When Dan Baker and Gladys Taggart bid on Jamy Traut’s auction package at our 2019 Convention, they knew they would be hunting in Namibia. I’d agreed to go along, so I knew that as well, and I also knew Jamy would put on a great safari. None of us knew we’d be hunting in an unlimited expanse encompassing 1.6 million acres of wild Africa! Continue reading KAOKOLAND SAFARI


A TALE OF TWO “.450s”

Planning the perfect safari battery is always a challenge. With Africa’s great variety it’s almost impossible to be perfectly armed for everything one might encounter. In the old days, the African battery was typically three rifles: “Light” for small to medium plains game; “medium” for the largest antelope and perhaps lion; and a “heavy” for the big stuff — and sometimes it’s fun to have a shotgun as well! Continue reading A TALE OF TWO “.450s”

Parque Diana: One Of “Mr. Mac’s” Places

By the time SCI was started in 1973, founder C.J. McElroy (1913-2002) had hunted most of the places in the world…as our hunting world was known at the time. Over the next two decades, and especially after our record-keeping system got rolling, “Mr. Mac” spent a lot of his time afield exploring—and making us aware of—new hunting destinations. Continue reading Parque Diana: One Of “Mr. Mac’s” Places

Vineyard Blacktails

At Steinbeck Vineyards the deer get their share…

The area we residents call Central Coast runs along the low coastal mountains from below the Monterey Peninsula south toward Santa Barbara. In stairstep fashion along Highway 101 the major towns are San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, and our Paso Robles, the latter two Continue reading Vineyard Blacktails