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Mother-Daughter Mozambique Adventure

The bait hung 60 yards from the machan.
The bait hung 60 yards from the machan.

In July of 2014, my daughter Jessica and I traveled to Mozambique. After arriving and clearing customs, we caught the bush plane to hunting camp in the Coutada 10 hunting area to hunt with Marromeu Safaris. Continue reading Mother-Daughter Mozambique Adventure

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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

The Right Leopard

huntforeverrightleopardNamibia2006070314Hunting “Old Spots” has changed!

It is impossible to properly count wild leopards, but estimates range from a low of nearly 700,000 to as high as two million. Either way, there are a lot of leopards. The sport-hunted harvest is not significant and clearly sustainable, and I believe there are a lot more leopards today than when I started hunting in Africa. Certainly this is absolutely true in Namibia and South Africa! With more leopards, I also believe leopard hunting is better than it used to be—but it has changed quite a bit. Continue reading The Right Leopard

Leopards in the Baobab – Tracking the Cat in Zimbabwe

zimbabweleopardhuntforever051314Upon arriving at Johannesburg Tambo International Airport the first week of May on South African Airlines, I was met by Bruce, the representative for Gracy Travel and the Afton Guest House. Both the Afton Guest House and Gracy Travel cater to hunters, and the service and information they provide is excellent. Continue reading Leopards in the Baobab – Tracking the Cat in Zimbabwe