Veld, also spelt veldt, is a word from Afrikaans, the language of the Dutch colonists in South Africa. This word is used to describe a wide open grassland landscape.Continue reading
Many a page in the “Wild Sports of Southern Africa” may seem appaling for modern readers, both for the blatant racism and for hunting practices described. However, it is a document of an epoch, and inspired many later hunters and explorers. Here we reproduce an abstract from it.Continue reading
I guess it is safe to say that every hunter, during his lifetime of hunting adventures, will face a particular species and have a similar experience. In my particular situation I would say that I was lucky rather than good, and that I was in the right place at the right time. I have certainly been most fortunate to have taken some spectacular specimens. Taking the Chobe bushbuck still remains a challenging hunt and an exhilarating experience for me, as this animal truly is “the prince of the river”.Continue reading
Stunning. Regal. Majestic. There are just not enough words to describe this beautiful antelope, known as the “Prince of Africa”. A species high on every African hunter’s bucket list. A revered animal, sold as a special package or specified minimum amount of hunting days. The Sable.
The Sable Antelope has lightning-fast reactions and sharp long curved horns, with which it is able to protect its flanks, making it a formidable foe when attacked by Lions, Hyenas and other predators. Adult males have jet black faces with white facial markings and a graceful horse-like body, making it one of Africa’s most desirable hunting trophies.Continue reading
Do silencers have a place in the hunting field? Peter Ruddle answers the most common questions about hunting with a sound moderated rifle.Continue reading