Tag Archives: Hunting Central Africa

Challenge In CAR

Checking for tracks around a salt lick.
Checking for tracks around a salt lick.

An early morning haze covered the sky as we hiked over the savannah to the next salt lick. It doesn’t take long for the sun to burn through the mist and well before lunchtime the heat cranks up unmercifully. Continue reading Challenge In CAR

SCI Record Book Top Central African Giant Eland

The Giant Eland of Central Africa is an outstanding game animal and one of the must have trophies of any African hunter. Because of its habitat, most hunting is by tracking on foot. Once tracks are found, they are followed quickly and often at a trot because the eland are continually on the move. Tracking can take days, in debilitating heat and if the eland become aware of the pursuit, they will bolt, running for miles before slowing down.

Here are the top Central African Giant Eland Entries in the SCI Record Book.

 

The Hunting Eras Part 1

Ancient petroglyphs depict hunters and game from prehistory.
Ancient petroglyphs depict hunters and game from prehistory.

I chose for one of my books the title, ‘This Is the Greatest Hunting Era,” because there is no question that the period from the time when the guns of World War II fell silent to today is, in fact, the greatest hunting era. More Continue reading The Hunting Eras Part 1

Hunting Giant African Forest Hog

Mark Hampton takes us along on a trip to the Central African Republic on a handgun hunt for Africa’s Giant Forest Hog.