Back thrust on the bolt
Ballistics expert Chris Bekker explains why it is important that we should be aware of this facet of internal ballistics.
Encounters of the dagga boy kind
Seasoned PH Geoff Wainwright takes an Austrian client on a hunt for two old dagga boys in the Moyowosi Swamp, Tanzania, 1997.
A Damara leopard
John Coleman pits his strength against a crafty tom leopard partial to his Dorper sheep on his game ranch in the former South West Africa.
Hunting lesson for life – The five “P’s”
Passion, preparation, patience, perseverance and pride, when coupled with dedication and discipline, honesty and hard work, are the keys to success in life and in hunting.
Big-game hunters of yesteryear
An overview of some interesting big-game hunters and their exploits in South and Southern Africa. Sir Samuel Baker undertakes an unsuccessful giraffe hunt.
Bismarck du Plessis went on a buffalo hunt, using a 525 gr DW-FN Solid in a .500 Jeffery. Chris Bekker looks at the bullet performance.
Bloodbath at Shapi
The final episode of game warden Len Harvey’s ordeal when he was mauled by a lioness at Shapi in Zimbabwe and survived against all odds.
Botswana’s wildlife dilemma
The Botswana government introduced a ban on the hunting of wildlife in controlled hunting areas with effect from January 2014. The outlook is pretty grim.