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Tactics For The “Tiny Ten”

Every continent has its “small big game.” We have brockets, Asia has muntjacs and mouse deer, Europe has roebuck, and so forth, but no continent is so enriched as Africa with its profusion of pygmy antelopes. Continue reading Tactics For The “Tiny Ten”

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Light In The Forest

Yellow Backed Duiker
Yellow Backed Duiker

One of the greatest things about Africa is the incredible variety! There are more than a hundred varieties of antelope alone and they come in all sizes from the 2,000-pound eland down to the pygmy antelope. The little guys are a very large group. Our SCI Continue reading Light In The Forest

Liberia Rainforest Safari

On the way to the fly camp.
On the way to the fly camp.

I had just returned to fly camp after hunting with my guide, Beima McGill, and was so tired that I just removed my pack, boots and headlamp and immediately fell asleep on the mattress set on the floor of my tent. As the first rays of daylight filtered through the canopy of the rainforest, another of my guides, Edwin Brophy, started on a two-hour walk to his family’s food plot, since we would not hunt again until 5 p.m. Continue reading Liberia Rainforest Safari

The “Monster” Blue

Campfire stories often lead to unexpected adventures.
Campfire stories often lead to unexpected adventures.

I’ve never met anyone going on their first safari who says, “I’m going after the small stuff.” Like most first timers, visions of kudu and gemsbok filled my first safari dreams, and I had the good fortune of having Carl van Zijl from John X Safaris as my PH to help me earn them. Like most, both my wife and I were severely “bitten by the safari bug” on that first adventure in 2007. Continue reading The “Monster” Blue