Tag Archives: Hunting Tanzania

Buffalo Hunt in the Greasy Grass

The author dropped this magnificent buff with an admittedly fortunate spine shot.
The author dropped this magnificent buff with an admittedly fortunate spine shot.

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

Advertisements

Flashback Friday – Danger in the Tall Grass

Editor’s note: On Fridays we search the extensive Safari Magazine huntforeverND87Coverarchives 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

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