Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 8

Written by Neil Harmse   Chapter 9. Concerning Snakes   One of the most frequent questions I am asked by people venturing into the bush on a trail or hunt is: ‘Do we have to worry about snakes?’ To be honest, there are snakes all over, even in suburban...

Classic and Contemporary African Hunting Literature

Bringing Back the Lions Mike Arnold (Mike Arnold Outdoors, 2022, 241 pages.) Reviewed by Ken Bailey   Bringing Back the Lions: International Hunters, Local Tribespeople, and the Miraculous Rescue of a Doomed Ecosystem in Mozambique is a classic tale of...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 7

Written by Neil Harmse   Chapter 8. Concerning Rhino   At one stage, when I was doing wilderness trails for the Wilderness Leadership School, I was asked to do a promotional walking trail with a group of journalists and dignitaries to help raise funds for...

Classic and Contemporary African Hunting Literature

In the Salt  Lou Hallamore (Trophy Room Books, 1999, 218 pages) Reviewed by Ken Bailey   It’s been said that Lou Hallamore, one of Zimbabwe’s most revered PHs, has spent more time in leopard blinds than most of us have spent in movie theaters. His knowledge about...

Afton 20 years later

In August of 2002, I first visited  Afton Guesthouse in Johannesburg, SA. The place was recommended by a PH who is no longer in the industry. I was fortunate enough to stay several times during my six weeks and three-country hunt. I was able to harvest all of the...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 6

Written by Neil Harmse   Chapter 7. Lion Problems   As previously mentioned, during the 1980s the southern Kruger Park boundary was continuously faced with problems caused by lions crossing. into private properties and killing livestock. Once these nomadic...