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SCI Flashback Friday – Monster of the Musansara

Cover Safari Magazine July/August 1992Editor’s note: Every Friday we feature a story from the Safari Magazine archives. This exciting account of a leopard hunt in Zambia was originally printed in the July/August 1992 issue of Safari Magazine. The skull of the leopard in this story measured nearly 17 inches and was the Zambian record for 1990. Enjoy the adventure.

 Bordering the South Luangwa National Park on the southwestern side lies a stretch of land known as the Chisomo hunting area. The Luangwa, one of the major Zambian rivers, runs through this wild, unspoiled area of ancient Africa. It is one of those places of which the African dream consists. Our camp, on the banks of the Luangwa, offered a spectacular view of the river and the setting of the Africa sun beyond the craggy horizon. It is here, in pristine paradise that you will find a sand river meandering though the bush, known as the Musansara. Continue reading SCI Flashback Friday – Monster of the Musansara

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Flashback Friday – Hunting axis deer on a tropical isle

Cover Safari Magazine July/August 1992Editors Note: Each Friday we post a story from the Safari Magazine archives. This story of a Hawaiian axis deer hunt was first published in the July/August 1992 issue. Enjoy!

Hawaii! Most of us think of its beaches, swimming, golf tennis and just plain relaxing in tropical sunshine – not its hunting. Think again. The island of Lanai is home to the most beautiful deer in the world, the axis deer, and in good numbers. Imported from India more than 50 years ago, this deer has flourished and spread out over most parts of the island. Continue reading Flashback Friday – Hunting axis deer on a tropical isle

SCI Flashback Friday – Tracking an Obsession

Safari MagazineEditors Note: This story originally appeared in the November/December 1985 issue of Safari Magazine.

I lay on the cot, staring at the canvas of the tent’s roof. Moonlight filtered down through the leaves of the overhanging trees and in through the open tent flaps.

A hippo grunted, elephants trumpeted down on the river and a hyena sent its eerie call into the night. Then I heard the one sound I had been listening for – lions calling. The soft moaning call of lionesses drifted in on the night air. Then, the harsher sound of a much bigger lion pierced the air from just behind our camp. Another male called from farther away. Continue reading SCI Flashback Friday – Tracking an Obsession