I crawled onto a low termite mound, rested the rifle over my daypack and snuggled in behind it. A gorgeous waterbuck bull stood with his harem at about 225 yards. Perfect, except he was facing straight away, so I waited for him to turn. Eventually he swung to the right, broadside. The crosshairs were steady and about half the slack was out of the trigger when the whole group took off, running straight away across the open floodplain. Continue reading .30-06 IN AFRICA→
Before hunting in Africa became as well regulated as it has become in recent decades, it was big enough, areas of it remote enough, and cultures diverse enough to allow lifetimes of hunting by free spirits in a free setting.
Wally Johnson’s Winchester Model 70, .375, serial no. 13997, was produced during the first week of December in 1938. When Winchester first introduced the Model 70 in 1937, it became the first American rifle manufacturer to include the .375 H&H Magnum Continue reading Wally Johnson – The Last Ivory Hunter→
Editor’s Note: On Friday we search the extensive SCI archives and reprint a story from the past. This week’s story is a tribute to the majestic and aggressive Gemsbok. This story originally appeared in the November/December 1992 issue of Safari magazine.