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SCI Flashback Friday – A Charge in the Tall Grass

SafaricoverMA05Editor’s Note: This week’s story from the archives follows Luis De Lamar on his first safari to Africa and his very close encounter with a Cape Buffalo. This story originally appeared in the March/April 2005 issue of Safari Magazine.

My professional hunter Con van Wyk and I moved ahead of the trackers as we made our way through the long grass. We
had been tracking the wounded Cape buffalo for an hour or two when suddenly, a huge, black shape launched itself at us from 15 feet away! Con swung his .500 NE and fired. The horns struck him a glancing blow as the heavy rifle’s recoil propelled him away from the buffalo. Continue reading SCI Flashback Friday – A Charge in the Tall Grass