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Craig Boddington Wins Weatherby Award

SCI Life member and Safari Times and SAFARI Magazine columnist Craig Boddington has been named winner of the prestigious Weatherby Award.

“Congratulations to Craig Boddington, who has been named the 2017 Weatherby Hunting and Conservation Award winner,” stated the Weatherby Foundation when it announced the winner recently. Continue reading Craig Boddington Wins Weatherby Award


Summertime Swine

Spring turkey seasons are long past. Most spring bear seasons are closed and if they’re still open the hides are sure to be rubbed. In southern Africa, this is peak safari season, and Tanzania’s hunting season opened on July first. That’s good news for the summer doldrums, but not all of us have safaris planned. Continue reading Summertime Swine

The Big Lever Action

A California wild hog taken with a Marlin .45-70. The old .45-70 is awesome for hogs and black bears, but that’s actually part of the problem — most factory loads available today are superb for medium big game, but not designed for really large animals.

In the perennial deep-freeze that is Antarctica, some of the explorers’ camps are preserved as if in time capsules. An early American camp can be visited. In a supply shelter one can see stacked boxes of .50-110 Winchester Continue reading The Big Lever Action

Kobs And Lechwes- The Beauty is in the Curve

Our SCI record book is a great reference for both desk and field. It does an excellent job of “organizing” the bewildering array of Africa’s hundred-plus species, subspecies and races of antelopes into understandable groupings. One such grouping is the family of “waterbuck, lechwe, kob, puku and reedbuck,” taxonomically the antelope subfamily Reduncinae. Although this large group varies tremendously in size and color, there are obvious shared features: All are creatures primarily of wetlands or well-watered grasslands. Only the males have horns; the horns are heavily ringed and generally have a forward curve, although with kobs and lechwes, this may be only in the uppermost portion of the horns. Continue reading Kobs And Lechwes- The Beauty is in the Curve