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Flashback Friday – Warts and All


safarimagMA1998Editor’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

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Flashback Friday – Last Minute Leopard


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

Flashback Friday – Believe It!


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!

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