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Big Things In The Water

Hippo Hunt, Fisherman Polling boat
A fisherman volunteered to handle this recovery, earning a nice tip and all the meat he could carry away in the process. He polled the hippo nearly 200 yards to a sloped bank, where a waiting throng quickly handled the butchering.

If looks could kill, the mean-mugging woman on the fishing boat would have done for us all right there and then kicked our corpses straight to Hell without a flutter of remorse. As circumstance kindly permitted, we passed close enough to give her a good and proper judging right Continue reading Big Things In The Water

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Proper Barrel Length

Barrel-length-Sundra-shooting-doubleWhat’s the “proper” barrel length for a dangerous game rifle? That’s a question that often comes up around the fire in safari camps across Africa and among gun cranks everywhere. And it’s one that can easily morph into a heated debate, because it can be a very polarizing subject. Continue reading Proper Barrel Length