First Buffalo

Do you remember your first kiss? I mean a real kiss. Not one of those cheek grazing, lip brushing, air kisses into nothingness and nowhere. Do you remember your first

Conversations with my Son

Last month a friend sent me an email he had received from a United Kingdom visitor in response to the DVD he had sent her entitled, The South African Conservation

The Fair Chase Guild – what is it?

Fair Chase Guild Membership Documentation I attended an historic meeting on Tuesday 18 October 2016. Or at least in time to come, I hope people will look back and say

Caveat Congo – the Anatomy of a Hunting Disaster

The sweat shiny, black face and dull black uniform of the huge Congolese policeman blocked out most of the weak overhead light from the yellowy street bulb barely illuminating the

What do Bongo and Art have in Common?

When I was researching the chapter on bongo conservation in Kenya for the fifth and final book in the spiral horn series, Hunting the Spiral Horns – Bongo & Nyala

Some Roan I Remember

I like hunting roan, especially in West Africa. I think they are harder to hunt than Lord Derby’s eland, for example, because the big, lone roan bulls seem never to

Zebra – Pyjama Clad Horses?

It is sad but true. We have had a few hunters – or should I say "so-called" hunters – who visited us on our game ranch who had no love

The Five Huntable Hartebeest on Licence in Africa Today

It was my second visit to the 10,000 hectare game and cattle farm near Ellisras in the old Transvaal. The four of us hunters stood with our backs to the

Leopard Lunacy

As told to Peter Flack by Ryan Cliffe I was 27. Been a PH for exactly three years and an appy for five years before that. Why five years? Firstly,

How to Hunt Hard when it’s Hard to Hunt

I am 67 and there are days when I seem to hear the ticking of Father Time’s clock especially loudly. All those things they told me would not be possible