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SCI Flashback Friday – Tracking an Obsession

Safari MagazineEditors Note: This story originally appeared in the November/December 1985 issue of Safari Magazine.

I lay on the cot, staring at the canvas of the tent’s roof. Moonlight filtered down through the leaves of the overhanging trees and in through the open tent flaps.

A hippo grunted, elephants trumpeted down on the river and a hyena sent its eerie call into the night. Then I heard the one sound I had been listening for – lions calling. The soft moaning call of lionesses drifted in on the night air. Then, the harsher sound of a much bigger lion pierced the air from just behind our camp. Another male called from farther away. Continue reading SCI Flashback Friday – Tracking an Obsession

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SCI Flashback Friday – C.J. McElroy Hunts Russia

Editors Note: Each Friday Hunt Forever will reprint an article from our 1985septoctSafariCoverhuntforever040314archives. This chronicle of Safari Club International Founder C.J. McElroy’s 1972 hunt in the former USSR was printed in the Sept/Oct 1985 issue of Safari Magazine.

The tur is an unusual animal that looks as if it might be a cross between an ibex and a wild sheep. There are two species, according to all that has been printed about this strange creature, and both occur in the Soviet Union. Continue reading SCI Flashback Friday – C.J. McElroy Hunts Russia