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Flashback Friday – The Spook House Buck

 

I wasn’t sure which was worse. Quietly slipping into my deer stand in the dark for an early morning hunt or coming out in the dark after an afternoon hunt. Either way, being in the location of this deer stand after dark gave me chill bumps, but the prize I sought amortized my uncomfortable feeling. 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