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...

A Close Encounter With A Lion

This account of a close encounter with a lion near the Limpopo River in 1845, appears to have been written by William Oswell, a former big-game hunter, three years before his death.  _________________________________________________________________________________...

Campfire Thoughts & Reminiscences Part 14

Written by Neil Harmse     Chapter 15. Geoff’s Lion and Baboon   A good friend of mine has always had a yearning to shoot a lion. When I was involved with problem animal control, Geoff kept asking me to call him if there was an opportunity to join me and...

Leopard Hunt – Podcast

Caption: Rudolph Stephan, Tim and Mary Sylvester. By Richard Lendrum   I was talking with Tim and Mary Sylvester when they were out on their safari and somehow the conversation turned to recalling a previous hunt they had done – a leopard in Zimbabwe almost...