Classic and Contemporary African Hunting Literature

Hunting On Safari in East and Southern Africa Aubrey Wynne-Jones (Macmillan South Africa Ltd., 1980, 180 pages) Reviewed by Ken Bailey     Like many others, early on I read the books of Capstick, Ruark and Hunter, dreaming of the day I could live out my own African...

Classic and Contemporary African Hunting Literature

Rhino War Major General (Ret.) Johan Jooste with Tony Park (Ingwe Publishing, 2022, 268 pages) Reviewed by Ken Bailey      Rhino War is a fascinating read describing the staggering level and sheer brutality of rhino poaching in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, and...

Classic and Contemporary African Hunting Literature

Wato Brian Watson ( 2019, 321 pages) Reviewed by Ken Bailey    Brian Watson’s Wato is purely and simply an enjoyable read. I suspect that’s in part because he’s one of us. Like many of us he took a fancy to guns, shooting and hunting as a child, and he grew up in...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 23

Written by Neil Harmse       Chapter 24. A Martini Henry – Resurrecting an ‘Oldie’   A number of guns were put up for sale by a retired hunter and among these was a very rusty, badly pitted sporting Martini Henry .577/450 made by Isaac Hollis &...