The First Lion

He’s roaring fear, You’re stupid if you’re not afraid, He’s built to destroy, That’s how he was made. See the tail flicker, A single black weave, See his mane waver, In that soft breeze. Hear his call, It shatters the quiet, Hear that first note, Of the bush’s wild...

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...

Review: Rigby Big Game .416

Author Scott Perkins and his latest dugga boy taken with Rigby’s Big Game rifle in the long-proven 416 Rigby caliber. When I was 12, my dad took me to an Issac Walton League banquet at the Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs. While waiting for the banquet feast...

Looking at Kenya

Written by Ian Batchelor   I was born in Kenya in 1965, a turbulent time in this part of Africa with the uneasy onset of the “winds of change” sweeping the continent, with all sorts of upheaval and uncertainty. Very few countries in Africa escaped this; some...