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).
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.
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.
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?