Tag Archives: Boddington

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

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Whitetail Guessing Games


When someone refers to me as a “professional hunter” it’s a lot like fingernails on a blackboard! The title of “PH” connotes long apprenticeship and proper licensing in far-off places. I’m just a gunwriter, and happy to be just that. However, I’ve done enough guiding to know that I lack the patience to do it full-time! Fortunately, I don’t have to—but I do enjoy matching wits with the whitetails on our Kansas farm. Continue reading Whitetail Guessing Games

Tune Up At SAAM


The truth is very few of us do as much shooting as we should. I suspect even fewer among us do enough of the right kind of shooting to really prepare us for shots we will encounter in the field. These are busy times; even under the best of circumstances it’s difficult to budget range time. Many of us have challenges getting access to good ranges and few among us have ready access to the Continue reading Tune Up At SAAM

The 6.5 Comes Alive…Again


Old and new, left to right: 6.5x53R, 6.5×54 MS, 6.5×55 Swedish Mauser, .256 Newton, .260 Remington, 6.5mm Creedmoor. Of the older cartridges, only the 6.5×55 remains popular, but the Creedmoor is the most popular non-military 6.5mm cartridge the world has ever seen

Unless you’ve been living in a cave you must be aware that the 6.5mm Creedmoor is the hottest centerfire cartridge on the planet! Everybody’s talking about it and everybody wants one. Gunmakers are Continue reading The 6.5 Comes Alive…Again