Shooting sticks are a familiar item in the field for SCI Members and there is a wide variety of them ranging from single staff monopods to elaborate contraptions that are essentially wireframe portable shooting benches. Most common are homemade ones with two or three wooden poles simply lashed together a few inches down from the top using something flexible such as a piece of rubber inner tube. To deploy Continue reading Primos Gen2 Trigger Stick and 2 Point Gun Rest
Taurotragus oryx livingstonei
Named after the missionary and explorer Dr. David Livingstone (1813-1884).
DESCRIPTION: Slightly darker than the Cape eland, typically with six to ten thin white stripes on its sides and a dark brown band on the rear surfaces of the forelegs above the knees. The backs of the pasterns are whitish. The forehead hair mat is Continue reading SCI’s Top Livingstone Eland
Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros
DESCRIPTION: This subspecies is the largest and darkest (grayest) in color and has the longest horns. There are 9 to 12 vertical stripes on each side.
DISTRIBUTION: Southern Angola, Zambia, southeastern Continue reading SCI’s Top Southern Greater Kudu
It is always difficult to single out one species to say it is your favorite to hunt. Whether it is whitetail deer, elk or Hirsch, or some species of sheep or ibex living up where it is hard to breathe, fact is they all offer unique challenges and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The Big Five are fabulous, but for me, the diminutive, delicate and difficult Vaal rhebok (sometimes called the grey rhebok) are just plain enjoyable to hunt. Almost always free range hunting in the high plains sheep country of the Western Cape of South Africa to the hilly and sometimes mountainous regions of the Eastern Cape, these grey-colored antelope with the long, thin, large ears; big binocular lens-sized eyes; and soft, angel hair-like hair are anything but easy quarry for the hunter—I’m fortunate to have enjoyed about a 50% success rate hunting them myself. They hear your every move and they seem to see everything! Continue reading Vaal rhebok – Hunting the Grey Ghost