Tag Archives: Boddington

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

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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

Easy Sheep Country?

I’m not exactly certain why, but I’ve been wanting one more Dall sheep for some time. Perhaps more explainable is that I wanted a ram from Alaska’s far-north Brooks Range. The Brooks lie across northern Alaska like a giant barrier, dividing Arctic from interior—but it’s good sheep country, also fairly low and somewhat gentle. Continue reading Easy Sheep Country?

Namibia: Emerging Giant

Four young kudu bulls in northern Namibia. All of these are too young, but they’re going to be nice bulls in a few more years. Despite ravages from rabies, Namibia has a lot of kudu and still produces very fine bulls.

Back in the mid-1970s I devoured Jack O’Connor’s account of what turned out to be his and Eleanor’s last safari. It was in an out-of-the-way place then called South West Africa (SWA). Hunting with pioneer outfitter Continue reading Namibia: Emerging Giant