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September / October 2014
FREQUENCY: Bi-monthly

Neels Geldenhuys
From the Editor Fair chase... Animal rights organisations will always claim that the poor animals have no chance against the hunter’s high-powered rifle with state-of-the-art optics. In a fair-chase situation this is definitely not true. I ch... Read more
African Outfitter
Professional Hunting in Perspective


9mm Mauser and the shadow of Pondoro
The 9mm was never a military round and was designed as a hunting number only. Andrew Tonkin weighs up the pros and cons to find out why it never achieved anything approaching cult status...

The .30-06 Springfield
As an all-round hunting cartridge for non-dangerous game for the one-gun man, the .30-06 is an outstanding choice. Johan van Wyk looks at the origins...

The end of Eden
Derek Carstens takes a sober look at the situation hunting finds itself in today – the trophy is often the ultimate goal, not the experience of the hunt itself, and the chase is not always fair...

“I am not sure that there is any moment when one feels more alive than when in a tense hunting situation, very close to large dangerous game.” Ivan Carter shares the thrill of buffalo hunting...

Hunting in the Zambezi Valley
Owen Connor shares old-time hunting stories from the 1950s when he hunted elephant and other game in Zimbabwe’s Zambezi Valley with the likes of Ian Nuyschens...

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Memories of Rungwa
Aldo Rech and his son Elisio experience an unforgettable hunt in magical Rungwa, Tanzania, with seasoned PH Oliver Barton of Robin Hurt Safaris.

Recoil and Newton’s third law of motion
Chris Bekker explains the technical aspects of mechanical vs “felt” recoil, including calculations, and gives some hints to lessen the felt recoil of a rifle.

Berthold the backslapping Austrian
A humorous account by John Coleman about a client with the peculiar habit of dishing out violent slaps on the back after a successful hunt.

Torn by a leopard
A leopard hunt went wrong for Geoff Wainwright and a client in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley in the 70s but they lived to tell the tale.

Hunting the trophy red duiker
This article is intended for the hunter who wishes to hunt a trophy-class red duiker. General aspects and the various duiker species are discussed.

Nature’s newspaper: Expect the unexpected
When tracking an animal we make assumptions about it and what its next move will be. Remember to always be ready for the unexpected!

On safari: big-game hunters of yesteryear
In an overview of the big-game hunters and their exploits in Africa during the period 1836-1930, Chris Meyer describes Sir Samuel Baker’s encounters with hyenas.

The hunter and society’s “conservation” ethos: Rumble in the jungle – America vs Africa
If America continues dictating what should happen within African wildlife management affairs, it will be the underlying reason for the demise of Africa’s wildlife.

Newspaper - Tracking the giants If you want to track elephant, be prepared to walk, and to walk far! Colin Patrick explains why.

Big-game hunters of yesteryear

another day in Africa . . . During Cleve Cheney’s time as a trails ranger in the Kruger National Park, he had contact with potentially dangerous animals on a daily basis.

South Africa's Most Proven and Experienced Outfitters

News about the Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa

Interesting news, events and articles by the Big Bore Association of Southern Africa

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