Hunting the Big 5
by Liesl Venter
Chris van der Westhuizen has loved hunting for as long as he can remember. Deciding to become a hunter for a living, however, was not a quick decision for this avid outdoorsman with a real passion for shooting. In 2012, Chris took the bull by the horns and established African Pride Hunting Safaris with his wife, Anne-Marie, a keen huntress herself. “I was established in a career in project management when I started thinking about the possibility of hunting full-time.
Stalking in the Southern Free State
by Thinus Steyn
There is a widely-held belief that the only way to hunt in the Southern Free State is from the back of a bakkie. This has merit in certain situations. However, I do believe that a hunter who only relies on this method deprives himself of a very rewarding experience.
deur Ge Jooste
Ek probeer elke jaar ’n elandbul en -koei skiet vir tafelvleis vir my familie vir die volgende jaar of so. My jag vir die twee bokke het hierdie jaar weer by ’n vriend se plaas op Speculatie, Limpopo plaasgevind. Die bokke word glad nie van ’n voertuig af geskiet nie, maar liewers te voet.
Barrel Death Sentence: Pre-Hunting Season Rifle Checks
by Eduan Prince
Hunting season is upon us all, with the thought of sighting the great African Ghost looming at the back of our minds. However, before we can lust after the adrenaline rush, the smell of the African Sahara burning our throats, and the ominous African sun beating down on the back of our necks, we need to ensure our hardware, our tools of the trade, are set up and ready to echo the sound of eternal glory (and bragging rights).
Next-Generation Female Hunters
by Magda Naude
Female hunters are still the exception to the rule in South Africa. However, gender taboos are making room for a new generation of financially-independent, young, professional and career women who embrace a hunting and outdoor lifestyle.