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.30-06 IN AFRICA

Still one of the most versatile choices…

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

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Book Review – Footsteps of an Ivory Hunter By Ian R. Nyschens And Cheryl Nyschens Morck

Footsteps of an Ivory Hunter takes the reader back to the Africa of legend.
Footsteps of an Ivory Hunter takes the reader back to the Africa of legend.

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.

There were rules, even in those days, but following them was not what some folks did on a regular basis, and even when they were caught, punishments often were not much more than slaps on wrists. Continue reading Book Review – Footsteps of an Ivory Hunter By Ian R. Nyschens And Cheryl Nyschens Morck

Wally Johnson – The Last Ivory Hunter

Wally Johnson (r) discusses his Winchester Model 70 with Joe Coogan.
Wally Johnson (r) discusses his Winchester Model 70 with Joe Coogan.

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

Flashback Friday – Gemsbok, the Desert Warrior

SafariND1992CoverEditor’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.

One of my earliest and most vivid memories is of my father almost being impaled on the horn of a wounded gemsbok in South West Africa {now Namibia). I was five years old and just big enough to see over the dashboard of the 1936 Oldsmobile-if I stood on the front seat. Continue reading Flashback Friday – Gemsbok, the Desert Warrior