Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 18

Written by Neil Harmse     Chapter 18. The Slug Gun   As I approached my mid-60s, I decided I would ‘retire’ from game hunting and concentrate on wingshooting. I have a passion for vintage and well-made side-by-side shotguns, and it gives me great...

Wildlife Artist: Zoltan Boros

Zoltan Boros was born in Szabadka, Hungary in 1976. Nature and animals fascinated him since his early childhood. Zoltan began drawing at a young age, developing his talent by drawing the local wildlife. Later, he began to paint with oils and watercolors and continued...

Black Wildebeest 

Written by Tom Murphy   The Black wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou) is sometimes referred to as the white-tailed gnu. Its average weight runs between 250-425 pounds. Shoulder height is four feet. Overall length 65 inches to 90 inches. The black wildebeest has a dark...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 17

Written by Neil Harmse     Chapter 18. Silver Shooters   To quote George Bernard Shaw: ‘Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime it is to waste it on children.’ We never consider that we are getting older, and things change… As I myself get older, I...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 16

Written by Neil Harmse     Chapter 17. Why Wingshooting   I think there are as many reasons hunters pursue game as there are hunters – and those who hunt feathered game are no exception. When I decided to sell off my rifles and, instead, take up my sport of...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 15

Written by Neil Harmse     Chapter 16. A Storm to Remember   Living in the bush has its memorable moments, as well as its problems and dangers, but the dangers are not always from wild animals. One of the most frightening moments during my time living in the...