Classic and Contemporary African Hunting Literature

Ask the Namibian Guides Diana Rupp, (Safari Press, 2013, 182 pages.) Reviewed by Ken Bailey   Long-time Sports Afield editor Diana Rupp first hunted Africa in 2003, a plains game hunt in Namibia. Captured, as so many of us are, by Africa’s magic, she’s gone back...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 20

Written by Neil Harmse     Chapter 21. Shotgun Cartridges and Their Development Over the Years   Today most wing and clay target-shooters using modern shot cartridges show very little interest in the ammunition they use, apart from what they feel is...

Classic and Contemporary African Hunting Literature

A Game Ranger’s Note Book  Arthur (A.) Blayney Percival, (Whitefriar’s Press, Ltd., 1924, 372 pages.) Reviewed by Ken Bailey   Arthur (A.) Blayney Percival (1875 – 1941) arrived in British East Africa in 1900 from Arabia, where he had been in charge of a British...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 19

Written by Neil Harmse     Chapter 20. Understanding The Shotgun     New shooters being introduced to the shotgunning sport may find the many terms and techniques rather confusing, with words like ‘load’, ‘bore’, ‘gauge’, ‘choke’ and others bandied...

The Beauty of Beadwork: Turning Waste Into Art

For the past six years, Carmen Rudman has been creating intricate works of art on mostly, South African wildlife skulls.   Living on their family ranch, Blaauwkrantz, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, a well-known hunting destination, and with her background...

Classic and Contemporary African Hunting Literature

Death in the Dark Continent Peter Hathaway Capstick (St. Martin’s Press, 1983, 238 pages.) Reviewed by Ken Bailey   There’s probably no modern author of African hunting adventures that has captured audience appeal like Peter Capstick has. After a short career as a...