Bill Buckley, like so many of his time, went to Africa for gold and diamonds and wound up staying for war and hunting. He eventually became a noted big game hunter (carrying his beloved Gibbs rifle) and was considered Continue reading An Armchair Safari by William Buckley – Big Game Hunting in Central Africa
For Henry Faulkner, the search for Dr. Livingstone was mainly another opportunity to hunt along the untapped shores of Lake Malawi. Livingstone’s encounters with elephants had been dramatically recounted by Thomas Baines and Faulkner anticipated hunting thrills when he set out on his own expedition. Continue reading Armchair Safari – Elephant Haunts
Editor’s Note: The following is and excerpt from the book Big Game Shooting and Travel in South-East Africa by F.R.N. Findlay.
The penetrating rays of the sun were struggling to pierce the dense mist which at eight o’clock still enshrouded the country when Belt (my partner) and myself, accompanied by half a dozen boys, left our camp on the Jungwe stream heading for the Madingue-dingue River. We hoped to find buffalo in the tract encircled by that river and another, known as Monongoia Island. Having secured services of two locals we continued along a path through dense reeds about eight feet high on the right Continue reading Armchair Safari – Tracking Wounded Buffalo
Before hunting in Africa became as well regulated as it has become in recent decades, it was big enough, areas of it remote enough, and cultures diverse enough to allow lifetimes of hunting by free spirits in a free setting.
There were rules, even in those days, but following them was not what some folks did on a regular basis, and even when they were caught, punishments often were not much more than slaps on wrists. Continue reading Book Review – Footsteps of an Ivory Hunter By Ian R. Nyschens And Cheryl Nyschens Morck