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01 Dec

Variables of Long-Range Hunting 

by Knut-Eric Rognes from Norway

When I started my career as a hunter 20 years ago, I bought a Tikka M595 and a small Shirestone scope, 3-9x40 and 100 rounds of ammo, and shot three red deer in a season. Nothing fancy about it, maximum 100 m, and a shot in the middle of the shoulder. This is how it is done nowadays as well, as hunting has had a slow development (apart from better optics, that is).

29 Nov

a Hunt from a PH's point of view by Thinus Steyn

Dawn was still two hours away as he started the diesel Landcruiser and left it idling throatily while he went back inside and set a kettle on the gas stove.

29 Nov

Voetfout  deur Christophe Roelofse

Die jagseisoen het reeds ‘n wye draai geloop, maar trek noustrop, ten laaste is daar nog die belofte van ‘n netjiese ou blouwildebeesbul in die wind. Ek het hom vroeër die seisoen reeds twee maal uitgedaag, maar die bloubul is uitgeslape en kies sy slagveld wys. Dis ‘n pragdier, hy lyk soos ‘n Bison wat kop en skouers uitstaan bo die res met ‘n kenmerkende ritmiese drafstap.

15 Sep

Boetman en die Blesbok

deur Manie Viljoen

Pa, ek wil ‘n blesbok skiet.” Lank voor die Junie-skoolvakansie het Jeandre hierdie vraag onophoudelik gevra. Pa: “Ja, ons sal sien.”

15 Sep

Die .303 en die vlakvark

deur Thinus Steyn

Die skaduwees was reeds besig om lank te word teen die tyd dat ek, versigtig soos ‘n meerkat wat sy gat verlaat, oor die wal van die droë sloot geloer het.

19 Jul

Hunting: from Anticipation to Rumination by Thinus Steyn

For most of us, the joys of hunting start long before the actual event. The more organised experience it as a gradual build-up to the actual departure to their hunting destination. The late sleepers often experience it as a sudden rush of activity, hectically looking for a knife or pair of boots minutes before departure.

14 Jul

The Huntex E-Cape Hunter's Fair by Adrian Luppnow

Mentors Estate, Jeffrey's Bay, 27-29 May 2016

This was the second year that HuntEx was held in the Eastern Cape. According to Deon Erasmus 3 540 visitors passed through the gates over the three days.

14 Jul

The Disappearing Bullet by Thinus Steyn

It was already late in the morning when I found the bachelor herd of blue wildebeest that I was looking for. They were standing against a low ridge 2 km away. Between me and the wildebeest lay a vast plain covered in ankle-high grass and no other significant cover. Furthermore, the wind was blowing straight from me towards them. Well, hunting is not supposed to be easy, is it?

13 Jul

Die Lang Skoot deur Louis Knipe

Van kleins af speel seuntjies mos met karretjies, spog oor wie se pa is die sterkste, watter trekker is nou juis die beste, en dan later oor daai eerste voëltjie wat met die windbuks geskiet was.

03 Jun

Kaapjag Namaqualand second annual field shooting event by Heinrych Aylward

The Kaapjag branch of Namaqualand hosted its second annual field shooting event at Gifberg on Saturday 9 April 2016, proudly sponsored by Wildman, Cape Gate.