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Flashback Friday – When the Hunters Become the Hunted


safari-cvr-may-june-2003Editor’s Note: On Fridays we reach back into the extensive Safari archives and dust off a gem from one of our past issues. This week, we tag along on a hunt in Africa for Cape buffalo and a very dangerous encounter with a trophy of a lifetime. This article first appeared in the May/June 2003 issue of Safari Magazine.

The black tip of a lion’s tail lashed above the tall, dry grass 20 yards ahead of me. I stood waiting for a chance to shoot. Nearby, to our left, the lion’s twin crouched, roaring repeatedly. Continue reading Flashback Friday – When the Hunters Become the Hunted

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Flashback Friday – Lions in the Darkness


safarimagMA1998Editor’s Note: On Friday we reach back into the Safari archives and dust off a gem from the past. Today we share the visceral excitement of a large pride of lions stalking the hunter and his PH in a reed blind in Zimbabwe. This article first appeared in the March/April 1998 issue of Safari Magazine.

It is in darkness, within a hunting blind, in a remote part of Zimbabwe, and an intense Continue reading Flashback Friday – Lions in the Darkness

Flashback Friday – Big Thicket Elephants


Safari-Mag-cover-Fall-1971Editor’s Note: On Fridays we dig into the extensive archives of Safari Magazine and dust off a story from a past issue. This week, we go back to one of the earliest issues of Safari and to an article on elephant hunting by Safari Club International Founder, C.J. McElroy. This article originally appeared in the Fall 1971 issue of Safari Magazine.

“Hit em right,” Bob Foster was saying, “and you won’t have any trouble.” Continue reading Flashback Friday – Big Thicket Elephants

Flashback Friday – Cliffhanger


Safari-Jan_feb-1998-CVREditor’s Note: On Friday, we dig deep into the Safari Magazine archives and dust off a gem from our past. This week, we learn that hunting mountain lions requires a bit more stamina and creative problem solving than many think. This story first appeared in the Jan./Feb. 1998 issue of Safari Magazine.

Mountain lion hunting is easy. You just chase one up a tree and shoot it. What kind of sport Continue reading Flashback Friday – Cliffhanger