My best friend and I clamped our legs hard against the sides of our pinto ponies as they burst from a trot into a gallop. The herd of buffalo took flight, and the echo of their pounding hoofs on the lush, green prairie along the Continue reading Buffalo Hunt in the Greasy Grass
Editor’s note: On Fridays we search the extensive Safari Magazine archives for a story from our past. This week, we join Greg Hines and his son on a hunt for a very tough leopard in Tanzania circa 1986. This story originally appeared in the November/December 1986 issue of Safari Magazine.
While hunting the Selous district of Tanzania with my son Brad and professional hunter Ndonde we came across the fresh kill of a leopard. It appeared the leopard had made the kill as recently as that morning and had dragged it up a nearby tree. The leopard had eaten very Continue reading Flashback Friday – Danger in the Tall Grass
Editor’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