What to bring on your African adventure
I do an awful lot of packing and unpacking, and I don’t take much time doing either. But even after thirty years and sixty-odd African hunts I still get a special thrill when I pack my safari gear.
Sometimes it’s the hardships and challenges we experience on hunting trips that make our adventures truly memorable.
If you’re going to hunt in some of the world’s most remote places, you’d better be prepared for some unexpected adventures. Being a hunter with a restless spirit, I can’t seem to get enough of the both the joys and hardships that come with hunting the world’s far-flung regions.
A European Hunting Tradition
One of the many charms of hunting in European countries is the importance of tradition. Age-old rituals meant to honor the game animal and the hunter are still practiced in many regions.
These magnificent mountains in southern Alaska are a sheep-hunter’s mecca.
Take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course for stress-free border crossings.
American hunters traveling to Canada often encounter long lines, confusing firearms regulations, and hidden fees. But if you hunt in Canada often, there’s a way to avoid all of that.
Hunters have an obligation to make sure their game meat is cared for and used, even when hunting far from home.
Once upon a time, a hunter hoisted his deer over a saddle and led the horse home proudly. Or he merely dragged it from the woods to shed or smokehouse. Then came decades of carrying game home on fenders and hoods, with the carcasses slowly cooking atop big Detroit motors.
What’s the best way to defend yourself if you run into a grizzly while hunting—or if a grizzly tries to run into you?
Nearly all authorities on the subject agree that the first two words to memorize in this regard are “pepper spray.” I’m fully aware that some hunters associate pepper spray with politically correct, granola-eating, New Age, tree-
Here’s how to minimize your risk of contracting this disease while on safari.
Because malaria is rare in the United States, we don’t hear a lot about it, save for periodic media sound bites that are largely negative and often unsettling. The news is usually bad news.
This beautiful desert in southern Africa is home to huge gemsbok, springbok, and a variety of other game.
Quick. Name a famous desert.
If you said Sahara, join the crowd. Everyone knows the world’s largest desert. If you said Kalahari, though, you’re probably a hunter.
It took him most of a lifetime to get to Africa… but it was worth the wait!
It was 4:00 a.m. when I pulled on my boots and walked out into the cool night air. Last evening’s campfire had been reduced to embers but I welcomed its lingering warmth as I settled into a dew-dampened canvas chair.