Corruption – The Biggest Threat to African Hunting

As we came into land at Harare back in the 1980s I think it was, the stewardess handed out small squares of brown paper without any explanation. On closer examination,

Fear – Facts and Fiction

I noticed it for the first time after Derek had shot his old, hard bossed, fully mature, 39 inch Cape buffalo bull. Up until then I had become progressively more

Fool me twice, shame on me!

It was 1961. I was 13 years old. We were in Knysna for Christmas and staying at the Beach House Hotel near the Knysna Heads. When the tide came in,

‘If Onlys’

For the last many years, I have tried to limit the ‘If Onlys’ in my life with greater and lesser levels of success but, more’s the pity, never entirely succeeding.

IPSAS – Immediate Post Shot Anxiety Syndrome

Despite hunting since I was a little boy, apart from one self-enforced absence of ten years as a young man, some things have remained constant. For example, after firing a

Nature versus Nurture

Some forty plus years ago, we were hunting on my then partner’s unfenced game ranch, Denstaadt, on the banks of the Limpopo River, out of a very rustic camp –

Wine, Whiskey and Trophy Hunting

A few days ago, a good friend emailed me a photograph of an excellent, 12 year old bottle of cabernet we both enjoyed. He had found it in a village

Rifles, Reflections and Rewards

I remember the only ultimatum my wife ever gave me. I was in my 30s, trying to build a legal practice. We had just had our second child and living

Hunting the Hippotrages off to the printers

Over half the way through 2021! Seems even incarceration in your own home for months on end does not make the time pass any slower. Hunting the Hippotrages is still

Hunting the Hippotrages with the design team

Good afternoon everyone from a very chilly Henley-on-Thames, despite experiencing the hottest day in March for the previous 79 years just a few days ago, it was snowing as I