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Flashback Friday – The Spook House Buck


huntforeverflashbackfridayso95cvrOn Friday we dig through the Safari Magazine archives and dust off a story from one of our past issues. This week, we tag along as a deer hunter in Georgia hunts a monster whitetail buck, and finds a bit more than he intended. This story originally appeared in the September/October 1995 issue of Safari Magazine.

I wasn’t sure which was worse. Quietly slipping into my deer stand in the dark for an early Continue reading Flashback Friday – The Spook House Buck

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Flashback Friday – Warts and All


safarimagMA1998Editor’s Note: On Fridays, we reach way back in the Safari Magazine archives and dust off a story from the past. This week we tag along on a hunt in South Africa and a hunter’s admiration for the warthog, an animal the author describes as “ugly as sin and tough as nails”.  This article originally appeared in March/April 1998 issue of Safari Magazine.

We were back in the bushveld blind. It was mid-afternoon, a welcome, sleepy, in-between time of the day. It was Bushman country. Nearby were the 2,000-year-old rock paintings of those early hunters and I thought of that Bushman saying, “There is someone dreaming us.” These were days of sweet dreams, followed by nights bright with the Southern Cross and the Milky Way, a thick river of stars, flowing overhead. Continue reading Flashback Friday – Warts and All

Flashback Friday – First African Adventure


sept-oct-09-safari-coverEditor’s Note: On Fridays we reach back into the archives and dust off a gem from a past issue. This week we follow a first-timer to Africa and watch as his leopard hunt becomes a bit more exciting than he anticipated. This story originally appeared in the September/October 2009 issue of Safari Magazine.

African sights and sounds can be disconcerting, especially on the first trip. One hears Swahili and Continue reading Flashback Friday – First African Adventure

Flashback Friday – Flintlock Moose


SAfari Magazine July August 1986Editor’s Note: On Fridays we reach back into the Safari Magazine archives and dig out a gem from past issues. This week, we follow a hunter who is after moose in the Yukon with a flintlock muzzleloader. Despite a guide who has concerns about the efficiency of the hunter’s choice of firearm, he proves that the old ways are still effective. This story originally appeared in the July/August 1986 issue of Safari Magazine.

I was belly down in the cold snow of the Yukon, looking down the long barrel of a 1790-period flintlock rifle at three bedded-down Continue reading Flashback Friday – Flintlock Moose