Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 13

Written by Neil Harmse     Chapter 14. ‘The Hat’ – A Dirty, Smelly Old Friend   When it comes to ‘outdoors men’ (sorry, ladies, this is a man thing!), have you ever wondered what it is that sets us apart from one another? I am particularly...

Classic and Contemporary African Hunting Literature

Hunter J.A. Hunter (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1952, 264 pages.) Reviewed by Ken Bailey   At times we have a tendency to ignore or belittle the common in favor of whatever shiny new penny comes along; judging by all the love given the new 6.5, .27 and .28...

Bongo Hunting

Written by Frank Zits   After the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and Cape buffalo), hunting forest bongo possibly rates next, or at least high, on the list of dream safaris for most African game hunters. There are two types of African bongos, the western or...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 11

ritten by Neil Harmse   Chapter 12. Wilderness Trails   My life in the bush had its moments of excitement when dealing with problem animals and I have mentioned incidents on hunts and while guiding clients on safaris. However, when I think back, one of the...

Black Death with a Crossbow

Written by Jon Fossil Thirty yards in front of me, two huge Cape buffalo were repeatedly goring each other in a battle to the death.   We had been following these two Dagga Boys for several hours and were now only 30 yards from the two combatants with nothing but a...

Classic and Contemporary African Hunting Literature

Strange Tales from the African Bush Hannes Wessels (Safari Press, 2009, 234 pages.) Reviewed by Ken Bailey   As is suggested by its title, Hannes Wessels’ Strange Tales from the African Bush is not your typical book that describing someone’s African hunting...