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The World’s Biggest (And Baddest) Pigs


Dorothy and Lacy Harber on their 56th African safari together, with the remote Vovodo River behind them.
Dorothy and Lacy Harber on their 56th African safari together, with the remote Vovodo River behind them.

Our record-keeping system recognizes the wild Suidae of the world, and one of our World Hunting Awards is the “Wild Pigs and Peccaries of the World.” This includes fully 15 currently huntable varieties, while our record-keeping system, aiming for Continue reading The World’s Biggest (And Baddest) Pigs

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Hunters, Hosts, And Camera Operators


I’ve often said that the best way to ruin a perfectly good hunt is to take along a television camera. Mind you, what we do in the genre generally called “outdoor television” is pretty simple, often just one camera replicating the work of three or more. (Simple for the hunter; more like the work of a one-armed paperhanger for the camera operator.) Still, if you truly cherish the outdoor experience, then filming while you hunt is at best a distraction…and at worst a huge pain in the tail. Continue reading Hunters, Hosts, And Camera Operators

After All, We Call It Hunting


The wood bison is a new nemesis for Boddington…he didn’t take this picture, because he’s now hunted them twice and has yet to see one.
The wood bison is a new nemesis for Boddington…he didn’t take this picture, because he’s now hunted them twice and has yet to see one.

This past May was tough. I had what I’d call a partial success in Mexico’s Yucatan jungle and a hunt in northern Alberta for wood bison where we never saw one. Continue reading After All, We Call It Hunting

Good Judgment


The great old 7x57 remains a fine cartridge for African plains game. Boddington’s Todd Ramirez 7x57 with 140-grain Hornady InterBond dropped this excellent Namibian kudu with a single shot to the heart.
The great old 7×57 remains a fine cartridge for African plains game. Boddington’s Todd Ramirez 7×57 with 140-grain Hornady InterBond dropped this excellent Namibian kudu with a single shot to the heart.

With horned and antlered animals, it’s pretty simple to determine “small, medium and large.” Animals such as bears and cats can be tricky but, as Jack O’Connor wrote, “the big ones always look big.” On unfamiliar turf, however, we often defer to our guides and professional hunters for trophy judgment, and we expect them to have a reasonable level of competence at this. Continue reading Good Judgment