Hunting News

Tracking Butterflies!

By Joe Greco The Fall 2019 issue of AHG was the first issue I received after becoming a lifetime member. It didn’t take long to...

African trackers – the last of a vanishing breed

By Kyle Ball M.D. Robin Hurt. Coenrard Vermaack. Gary Kelly. Gordon Mace. Paul Ferreira. Carl Stormanns - professional hunters all, and well-known operators in their...

The Formation of the Conservation Coalition-Botswana

By Zig Mackintosh Our latest 60-minute documentary, Voices from the Frontline: Communities and Livelihoods in Botswana, follows Jack Ramsden, a young cattle rancher from Maun,...

Volker Grellmann of Namibia: Giant of a Gentleman, Giant of a Hunter

By Brooke ChilversLubin When I first started attending the SCI Convention in Las Vegas the 1980s, we all lived and exhibited together under the same...

The Safari… Experience It

There is a certain magic this continent offers the visiting hunter. Our challenge is to understand exactly what that is, package it, and spread...

A THOUSAND DAYS

By Jeffery Belongia   I love waking up on safari. Of course, there’s no place like Africa, and even after 52 hunts in seven countries, I...

The Charge of the White Brigade!

South Africa: 2016 By Darrell Sterling Irwin Tam and his sons Stephen and Peter are avid conservationists and lifetime members of SCI, raising and donating tens...

Mozambican Monster

Mozambique: 2017   By Darby Wright                   “We must go into the jesse and search for our buffalo," said our PH Ian Rutledge.   If you've never been to Mozambique,...

Many Hunts and a Mercy Mission

 By Kim Stuart Zimbabwe:  1996 - 2018   It was 1996 when I was with hunting buddy Jim Gefroh. Being novices, we had booked our first tuskless...

Hunter Father, Hunter Son

By Lavon Winkler   We only get one “first trip” and this was Scott’s.  After five years of him listening to me talk for hours on...

MOZAMBIQUE’S SWAMP BUFFALO…

Into the big herds! By Craig Boddington   The buffaloes we could see were starting to lie down on the far side of a short-grass savanna. Egrets...

The Mysterious Case of the Vanishing Elephants

Tourism is a tough sector. Competing global markets with a smorgasbord of products makes for stiff competition. It is also a fickle business; the...

Richards Editorial

“He can track a butterfly...” Reading Terry Weiland’s back page gave me the nudge I needed - I am actually ashamed that it’s taken me...

Bowhunting a Tsessebe Bull

By Frank Berbuir   What is a tsessebe, some guys in my home country asked when I told them about my bowhunting adventure on this African...

Terry Wieland On Ammo

FATHER OF THEM ALL   Thanks to Zulu, the classic 1964 movie starring Michael Caine, the Martini-Henry rifle enjoys a celebrity among citizens at large that...

African Wingshooting Popularity Reaching New Levels

Ken Bailey There’s an emerging trend in African hunting circles that is seeing dedicated wingshooting safaris rising in popularity. As all who’ve hunted or visited...

One for the Road

“Hurry, Hurry!  Shoot! SHOOT!  (And other helpful comments.)   Towards the end of his career in Africa, Robert Ruark had one particular tracker named Metheke without whom,...

Artist Profile: Debra Cooper

An innate knack for drawing, an encouraging art teacher, and a passion for wildlife have inspired and motivated Debra to take her art to...

Loxodonta Africana

Loxodonta Africana What a powerful name for the world’s greatest land animal. Today, the landlocked, small southern African country of Botswana, with a little over a...

Royal Antelope

Royal Antelope Based on Chris and Mathilde Stuart’s book, "Game Animals of the World," published by African Hunting Gazette, here’s everything hunters need to know...

Politics and Hunting in Botswana

Politics and Hunting in Botswana By Dr John Ledger In 2014 the then President of Botswana, Ian Khama, unexpectedly announced the banning of all hunting in...

A Matter of Trust…

A Matter of Trust… Trust - firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something When you’re buying something – particularly the higher...

Of Demons and Dragons

Of Demons and Dragons.   The preservationist, anti-sustainable use doctrine is a formidable global force. Selling the creed to the Western world is both simple and...

Always trust Your PH…

Always trust Your PH…   By Lucas Paugh     “Nothing captures your heart like Africa,” was the mantra of my friend and mentor Craig Boddington. And as a...

Bow, arrow and a Common Reedbuck!

Bow, arrow and a Common Reedbuck! By Frank Berbuir   Previously, we were lucky and happy to finally take a nice mountain reedbuck after four days of...

ARCHERY AND BOWHUNTING – why I like it…

 ARCHERY AND BOWHUNTING – why I like it… By Dr Adrian de Villiers The reason archery and hunting with a bow is so special is because...

One for the Road

One for the Road Maydon is not a name that is commonly grouped with Baker, Selous, Bell, and Taylor, although it should be.  In 1935,...

Unique African Ceramic Art

Unique African Ceramic Art For over 30 years Ardmore Ceramics has transformed the South African art scene by bringing together fundamental western ceramic techniques and...

Facing Down (a different) Fear… a South African Chippendale in Reno

Facing Down (a different) Fear…  a South African Chippendale in Reno  The Naked Truth at Harrah’s 2019 as related by Joe da Silva  I have been...

Waterfowling Africa Style- Size Matters

Waterfowling Africa Style- Size Matters In the big-game hunting world there’s a loose conglomeration of species collectively referred to as “charismatic megafauna.” These are the...

Choosing The Right Knife For Your South African Hunting Trip

Choosing The Right Knife For Your South African Hunting Trip Ripe with plenty of outdoor adventures and thrilling hunting experiences, 70% of land in South Africa is...

Krieghoff K-20 Victoria

Krieghoff K-20 Victoria Ask any woman about the challenges of clays shooting, and most will land quickly on the paucity of shotguns designed specifically to...

Cloete Hepburn – A true man of the bush

Cloete Hepburn – A true man of the bush PH Question & Answer:   African Hunting Gazette: When and where were you born? Cloete Hepburn: I was born...

The Legendary Magnum Mauser Action

The Legendary Magnum Mauser Action As far as bolt-actions intended for dangerous game are concerned, the famed M98 Magnum Mauser is without doubt the most...

Ostrich Jewelry

The largest, the fastest running and arguably one of the most unique birds on the planet – the Ostrich – is a hardy, resilient,...

African Cats

African Cats The world of cartridges has now reached a degree of madness that defies belief.  Barely a month goes by that one company or...

Small Sizes Count!

Small Sizes Count! By Mike Arnold “You have just taken one of the Tiny Ten,” said Arnold. “What is that?”  I asked, somewhat disinterested.   My PH...

Dangerous-game Hunting – not just for “Real Men”

Dangerous-game Hunting - not just for “Real Men” By Bill Head   Uninitiated Americans often see African adventure through images of fictionalized rough and dirty “Real...

Mozambique Búfalo!

Mozambique Búfalo! By Vance Squires In October 2017, I got an offer for an all-inclusive hunt for free-range Cape buffalo in Mozambique. The old-fashioned, one-on-one,...

Tanzanian Chui

Tanzanian Chui By T.J. Schwanky The plan was perfect; we’d slipped into the blind during the pre-dawn darkness with minimal fuss and now all we...

Sharp Eyes: Springbok, Impala – and a Bushman!

Sharp Eyes: Springbok, Impala – and a Bushman! by Archie Landals I am sitting at my computer on a cold Canadian winter’s day trying to...

“Did you hear the Oxpecker?”

“Did you hear the Oxpecker?” by Brian Gallup We were in the bush with good men tracking the most dangerous animal in the world to...

A Matter of Stripes

A Matter of Stripes by Craig Boddington The zebra is Africa’s most recognizable animal, requiring no description. Although related to both horses and asses and...

Bergzicht Game Lodge: Trophy meat gets utilized in every sense of the word.

Bergzicht Game Lodge: Trophy meat gets utilized in every sense of the word. Here are a few facts to keep in mind when trophy hunters...

African Safari Jewelry Newsletter

African Safari Jewelry Newsletter Art, Gifts, Decor, Coffee & Tea house

News from Makadi Safaris – Namibia

News from Makadi Safaris - Namibia It has been some time since we sent all our past customers a newsletter – so here it is. We...

Greywing Safari

Greywing Safari By Ken Bailey The Stormberg Mountain region is at once rugged yet welcoming. At a distance, the rolling, grass-carpeted hills are inviting, appearing...

Custodians of Wilderness: Sidinda, Zambezi Valley

Custodians of Wilderness: Sidinda, Zambezi Valley. A Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) is defined as a component of a large ecological region that straddles the boundaries...

Tripod versus 4 Stable Stick®: Range Analysis

Tripod versus 4 Stable Stick®: Range Analysis By Mike Arnold I was very dubious. That’s the only word to describe my internal response when my Blaauwkrantz Safaris...

Namibians speak up on rhino horn trade and hunting

Namibians speak up on rhino horn trade and hunting By John Ledger Namibia leads Africa in its progressive environmental and wildlife policies. The legalisation of community-owned...

Had a Great Safari? Have Some Great Photos

Had a Great Safari?  Have Some Great Photos. By Jofie Lamprecht Here is some common-sense advice for packing, techniques, and spots not to miss while on...

Extreme Bowhunting

Extreme Bowhunting By Dr Adrian de Villiers There comes a time when you may be forced to take a very long shot because you only have...

Dawning of the Light Doubles

Dawning of the Light Doubles  By Rudy Mola  With advances in technology, manufacturing, metallurgy and the overwhelming success and popularity of the ARs as sporting...

New Huntress, Old Hunter

New Huntress, Old Hunter Two people go on a hunt together – one a seasoned hunter, the other a new huntress. Both have the same...

Up Close and Personal in the Limpopo

Up Close and Personal in the Limpopo By Joe Gray Taylor, Jr.   The morning had begun like many hunts for Cape buffalo anywhere.  Our hunting team...

A HUNTER’S RIFLE

A HUNTER’S RIFLE Johan van Wyk If ever there was a hall of fame for famous African hunters, the first entry would no doubt be the...

Bow, Arrow, and a Rooiribbok

Bow, Arrow, and a Rooiribbok   By Frank Berbuir It is end of August and I am lucky to be back again in South Africa to...

PH Stephan Joubert UK’s loss – Namibia’s gain!

PH Stephan Joubert     UK’s loss – Namibia’s gain! African Hunting Gazette: Tell us when and where you were born and about your family. Stephan Joubert: I...

Newton in Africa

Wayne van Zwoll 2610 Highland Drive Bridgeport WA 98813 File name: AHGnewton18 Newton in Africa Brilliance couldn’t trump his bad luck. But a century later Newton’s rifle excelled on...

PH Holger Jensen – From Northern Lights to Southern Skies…

PH Holger Jensen -  From Northern Lights to Southern Skies… African Hunting Gazette: Tell us when and where you were born. Holger Jensen: It was in...

An interview with Professional Hunter, John Sharp

An interview with Professional Hunter, John Sharp For those of you who have paid an interest in African hunting over the past 30 years,...

Mountain Nyala

Mammal Profile Mountain Nyala Based on Chris and Mathilde Stuart’s book, "Game Animals of the World," published by African Hunting Gazette, here’s everything hunters need to...

A-FRAMES IN AFRICA By Terry Wieland

A-FRAMES IN AFRICA By Terry Wieland The business of designing a good game bullet is not rocket science:  It merely has to expand on impact,...

DANGER FOR THE MASSES

DANGER FOR THE MASSES By Terry Wieland A serious safari in Africa has never been what you might call a commodity for mass consumption.  The...

WARHORSES

WARHORSES Johan van Wyk The term “warhorse” is synonymous with a hard-working beast of burden that goes about its chores with a minimum of fuss and...

Calgary International Hunting Expo 2019

This exclusive show provides sportsmen, fishermen, and photo safari enthusiasts the chance to explore the many African hunting & travel opportunities.

Red Duiker

Mammal Profile Red Duiker Based on Chris and Mathilde Stuart’s book, "Game Animals of the World," published by African Hunting Gazette, here’s everything hunters need to...

How it all started for me…

How it all started for me... By Ernest Dyason I grew up in an era when hunting as a profession was well established but not so...

Some thoughts and insights into egg-collecting

Some thoughts and insights into egg-collecting By Dr John Ledger In an article in The Guardian in 2012, writer Kevin McKenna expressed his surprise when he...

From camera to gun

PH Dylan Homes - From camera to gun African Hunting Gazette: Tell our readers a little bit about your personal background and where/how you grew...

Zambia Spots

Zambia Spots By McKenzie Sims As the plane taxied down the runway, I had one thought in my mind. I was leaving my home state of...

BIG STICKS AND SMALL CRITTERS

BIG STICKS AND SMALL CRITTERS By Johan van Wyk A classic big-bore rifle is certainly a legendary thing to contemplate, dream about, and use in action...

AN ARCANE PROBLEM SOLVED

AN ARCANE PROBLEM SOLVED By any standard, the 6.5x54 Mannlicher-Schönauer is one of the most successful hunting cartridges in history. It has been used everywhere,...

The Lion Charge

The Lion Charge By Frank Paino As a young kid growing up in Brooklyn, I always longed to be outdoors. I had a quiet life and...

A Father’s Gift

A Father’s Gift By Michael Arnold “Popular or not, however, the .35 Whelen is a great cartridge…Shame on me, to this day I have not taken...

Limpopo Sable – Black Magic

Limpopo Sable – Black Magic By Peter Ryan New Zealand to Africa sounds easy but it isn’t. I’ve made the journey a dozen times now, and...

Swazi Hooded Sweatshirt

Swazi Hooded Sweatshirt Swazi launches The Hood Sweatshirt Respected around the globe, award-winning cult hunting clothing brand Swazi Apparel has unveiled a stylish and practical polar...

The Highest of Highs…

The Highest of Highs… By PH Jofie Lamprecht I met the Butlers for the first time at a hunting show in the U.S. Our paths crossed...

THE MOYOWOSI MAULER

THE MOYOWOSI MAULER By George Gehrman The drone of the Cessna 206 was getting monotonous. We’d been in the air for some time on a...

One for the Road

One for the Road, Wieland THE GREATEST The subject came up, as subjects will, around a table at the shooting club. One of the denizens wondered aloud...

The Ghost of the Darkness

The Ghost of the Darkness By Dan Hendrickson Africa calls. Within a few weeks after my fourth safari I was already dreaming about going back. Because...

Neck, Legs, and Fancy Feathers!

Neck, Legs, and Fancy Feathers! By Frank Berbuir I am at full draw with my bow, highly focused and concentrated, and the sight pin is placed...

Rebuilding Zimbabwe’s Wildlife Sector.

Rebuilding Zimbabwe’s Wildlife Sector. Towards the end of the 1950s a small group of cattle ranchers, who were also committed wildlife conservationists, pioneered the game...

CASIO to Release New G-SHOCK RANGEMAN with the World’s First Solar-Assisted

CASIO to Release New G-SHOCK RANGEMAN with the World's First Solar-Assisted GPS Navigation Designed for the Ultimate in Survival Toughness   CASIO, through its South African distributor...

Hunting on hallowed ground

Hunting on hallowed ground By Marc Newton Images: http://tinyurl.com/nilebuffalo Photography credit: Marc Newton The Managing Director of gunmaker John Rigby & Co. is offered the chance of a...

World Record Kafue Lechwe?

World Record Kafue Lechwe? by Strang Middleton The alarm went off at 4 a.m., long after the first cup of coffee. We were up, packed and...

PH Petrie Boshoff – Buffaloes, Baloo and Boshoff!

PH Petrie Boshoff - Buffaloes, Baloo and Boshoff! African Hunting Gazette: Tell us about you and your family. When and where were you born? Petrie Boshoff:...

Guileless Guinea Fowl? Not a Chance!

Guileless Guinea Fowl? Not a Chance! By Ken Bailey The guinea fowl is often dismissed as the simpleton of Africa’s gamebird world. They are, by all...

Flushing Africa…

Flushing Africa… Again I am sitting on my patio a few metres from the Sand River. Ducks are paddling in the slow-moving pools, and Egyptian...

ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS

Africa will never be the same…but there’s plenty of good with the bad. By Craig Boddington Sometimes history is easy to pin down. We define the Victorian...

NEW SHOTSHELLS FROM NAMIBIA…NOW

NEW SHOTSHELLS FROM NAMIBIA…NOW By Craig Boddington As a lifelong U.S. citizen, it’s difficult to avoid an American perspective! We’ve had ammo shortages in recent years, but...

THE MOYOWOSI MAULER

By George Gehrman The drone of the Cessna 206 was getting monotonous.  We’d been in the air for some time on a flight from...

After 16 months, we have the following updates.

After a 16 months, we have the following updates. We have implemented NightsBridge, the leading hospitality booking software for guest houses, to improve and...

Ludo Wurfbain’s Letter to Richard

Dear Richard, I have just read “Give an Inch” in the summer 2018 issue of African Hunting Gazette. I agree with your disdain for those...

Response to the Editorial

Response to the Editorial Was to me a very accurate assessment of the present issues surrounding the hunting of lions that are not born...

Forest Elephant

Forest Elephant Based on Chris and Mathilde Stuart’s book, "Game Animals of the World," published by African Hunting Gazette, here’s everything hunters need to know...

Out Of Africa: The Best Boot Company You’ve Never Heard Of

The global footwear market is estimated to grow to $426 billion by 2022. The boot and shoe industry is growing at 6.2% annually and...

Uganda 2018

Uganda 2018 By Jofie Lamprecht As I descended through the clouds to land in Nairobi, I finally understood why Ernest Hemingway called his famous book The...

A Namibian Eland – a father daughter hunt

Namibia: 2017 A Namibian Eland – a father daughter hunt By Sydney Pendergast At the age of thirteen I killed my first elk. That cold November morning,...

On the Spoor of the Spiral-horned Kudu

Zimbabwe: 2016 On the Spoor of the Spiral-horned Kudu By Simon K Barr If I were going to take a shot at the kudu we’d been tracking...