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March/April 2015
FREQUENCY: Bi-monthly

Neels Geldenhuys
From the Editor Moose vs eland... This issue came under discussion once again at the recent African Hunting Events hunting show in Calgary, Canada. I realised that we as African outfitters still have a lot of work to do in educating the interna... Read more
African Outfitter
Professional Hunting in Perspective


.303 British – hopefully not forgotten
The .303 British was developed in 1887 and adopted by Britain in 1888 when the country was looking for a small-bore infantry rifle to replace the .577/450 Martini Henry...

The heart of the hunter
The hunts you will remember the most, and the trophies you will treasure above all others, are not the ones that measured the most, but those which took the most from you. – Ivan Carter ...

Keeping it real with lion in the Niassa
Derek Carstens and his hunting buddy, Peter Flack, experienced a memorable lion hunt in northern Mozambique’s wild Niassa Reserve and realised once again that it is about so much more than...

Hunting the trophy hippo
Benand Els provides handy hints for the hunter who wishes to hunt a trophy hippo, which will assist the hunter with planning and preparing for the hunt, as well as selecting and shooting the trophy...

The venerable .470 Nitro Express
Johan van Wyk delves into the history of this old British classic that withstood the test of time and played a large part in putting the old British Nitro Express cartridges on the map again...

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Buffalo down under
When invited to go and sample some water buffalo hunting in Australia’s Northern Territories, co-editors Johan van Wyk and Andrew Tonkin jumped at the chance.

Just another day in Africa . . .
Cleve Cheney, a seasoned ranger, wildlife researcher, field guide and PH, shares the memories of his very first lion capture operation.

The man from Fort Lauderdale
Seasoned PH John Coleman regales the reader with another interesting hunting story from the good old days, this time about an American from Fort Lauderdale.

Nature’s newspaper: Tracking by moonlight
If one observes field rangers tracking at night and operating under potentially dangerous conditions, it becomes apparent how fine-tuned all their senses are...

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

Scopes for plains game: An analytical look – making sense of scope numbers
Just in the last decade we have experienced a remarkable evolution in rifle scopes that came onto the market. Chris Bekker takes a close look.

When courage deserts you
Ron Thomson describes the trials and tribulations when, as a youngster, he embarked on the long and dangerous journey to becoming an experienced elephant hunter.

Africa’s wildlife Armageddon
Africa is fighting a desperate battle to save its wildlife and national parks amidst poor wildlife management and increasing pressure from animal rights organisations worldwide.

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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