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November / December 2014
FREQUENCY: Bi-monthly

Neels Geldenhuys
From the Editor Metamorphosis of a hunter... It is always interesting to listen to the older generation of hunters who have done some hard hunting and have undergone a metamorphosis that changed them into great, compassionate hunters. I am s... Read more
African Outfitter
Professional Hunting in Perspective


Double-barrelled bore rifles of yesteryear
The double-barrelled bore rifles of bygone hunting days were wonderful things. Today they are fascinating to collect and use, deserving a place of honour in the field of fine firearms, writes Andrew Tonkin ...

Botswana – Which way now?
“The current ban on hunting is not going to increase the wildlife numbers; the only thing that it has, and will continue to increase, is rural poverty.” Bob Rokos takes a sober look at Botswana’s conservation dilemma...

The not-so-ordinary boxlock
Delving into the history of the humble boxlock, Johan van Wyk finds that the British, European and US gunmakers churned out thousands of boxlock guns and that good second-hand examples are still reasonably easy to find...

Hunting the trophy red duiker
Due to their habits and habitat, hunting one of these small antelope is quite a challenge and requires patience and considerable skill. The focus of this article is mainly on hunting tactics...

Three in one
Ivan Carter guided clients on a leopard hunt in Block L2 in the remote Niassa Province of northern Mozambique – an area with one of the healthiest leopard and sable populations he has ever encountered...

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Dreams of Iceland
Aldo Rech and his wife Michelle went salmon fishing in Iceland’s Adaldal valley and he shares their experiences in this breathtakingly beautiful country.

Wind deflection
Wind deflection is influenced, among other things, by how strong the wind blows and the distance the bullet travels. Chris Bekker provides a ballistic perspective.

Nature’s newspaper: How old is the track?
Colin Patrick explains how to age a track. The age, or more correctly, the time that the animal left the track, will determine whether we want to follow it.

On safari: big-game hunters of yesteryear
Chris Meyer describes big-game hunter Sir Samuel Baker’s encounters with different species of hyaena during his exploits in Africa.

The hunter and society’s “conservation” ethos: Africa’s wildlife Armageddon
The forces working against Africa’s ability to manage its own wildlife affairs are huge. It is vital that society starts recognising the bigger picture.

The winding path of an “inglorious hunter”
Pottie de Bruyn has progressed through his own moral conflicts about the various hunting methods. In the end it comes down to what is ethical and what not.

The first safari hunters in Botswana
Seasoned hunter John Coleman reminisces about the early days of safari hunting in Botswana and knew many of the famous great hunters of that time.

Wunderbar hunt
PH Geoff Wainwright takes the readers on safari, telling how he guided a German client to hunt lion in Tanzania’s Moyowosi protected hunting preserve.

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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