I wasn’t sure which was worse. Quietly slipping into my deer stand in the dark for an early morning hunt or coming out in the dark after an afternoon hunt. Either way, being in the location of this deer stand after dark gave me chill bumps, but the prize I sought amortized my uncomfortable feeling. Continue reading Flashback Friday – The Spook House Buck→
Editor’s Note: On Fridays, we reach way back in the Safari Magazine archives and dust off a story from the past. This week we tag along on a hunt in South Africa and a hunter’s admiration for the warthog, an animal the author describes as “ugly as sin and tough as nails”. This article originally appeared in March/April 1998 issue of Safari Magazine.
We were back in the bushveld blind. It was mid-afternoon, a welcome, sleepy, in-between time of the day. It was Bushman country. Nearby were the 2,000-year-old rock paintings of those early hunters and I thought of that Bushman saying, “There is someone dreaming us.” These were days of sweet dreams, followed by nights bright with the Southern Cross and the Milky Way, a thick river of stars, flowing overhead.Continue reading Flashback Friday – Warts and All→
Editor’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 travel to Zimbabwe and a long and challenging hunt for leopard. This story originally appeared in the Jan/Feb 1988 issue of Safari Magazine.Continue reading Flashback Friday – Last Minute Leopard→
Editor’s Note: On Friday we reach back into the Safari archives and dust off a gem from the past. This time we join Wayne Van Zwoll on a kudu hunt in Blaauwkrantz in South Africa, where thorns, thick brush, and elusive game make for a challenging hunt. This article first appeared in the November/December 2009 issue of Safari Magazine.Continue reading Flashback Friday – Believe It!→