Hunting in the heat

If you want safari success, says Kevin Thomas, you can’t retreat when the temperature rises – you need to keep hunting through the punishing ‘midday window’ Throughout my hunting career, be it guiding safaris or hunting for myself, I’ve observed

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Seeing the unseen

On a close-up warthog and gemsbok follow-up, Daryl Crimp is in awe of the incredible powers of perception African PHs and trackers possess

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Culture clash: NZ hunter on plainsgame safari in Africa

Daryl Crimp finds himself turned on his head by Africa, coming face-to-face with a wide variety of antelope species – everything except his chosen kudu

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Safari with a difference: Hunting plains game with a 6.5×55 rifle

Hunting Africa is all about big, shoulder-busting bores, right? Not necessarily. Thomas Nissen visits a PH who prefers something rather more diminutive

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Gemsbok in the red sand

Kevin Thomas recounts a frustrating hands-and-knees hunt on the trail of gemsbok in South Africa’s Northern Cape Pennsylvanian Bill Haslett was scheduled to fly into Kimberley for the start of our second safari. During the planning phase Bill expressed his

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