Editor’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
Editor’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
Editor’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
Editor’s note: On Friday we like to dig into the Safari Club International archives and dust off a classic from past issues. Hunting has become very popular with women and as this story will prove, hunting has always had a certain appeal for many women. This time we go back to 1994 and the memories of Bernece Gray for a first hand account of the first all women African Safari taken in 1954. This article originally appeared in the Jan/Feb 1994 issue of Safari Magazine.
January 12, 1954: In the company of 13 other women, I was on a trip through Africa that included a 15-day hunting safari in Kenya’s Rift Continue reading Flashback Friday – The First Women Only Safari