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.
The Occasional Sport Shooting or Hunting Licences by Damian Enslin
One of the easier types of licences to obtain is the occasional sport shooting or occasional hunting licence in terms of Section 15 of the Firearms Control Act, 60 of 2000 (FCA). Although the FCA appears to have few stipulations for such a licence, my experience in having dealt with such applications for some time, as well as dealing with appeals after such licence applications have been refused, means I have a fairly good idea of what is required by SAPS.
NAMIBIA HOSTS the 2016 Hunting Rifle World Championships
by Turner Wilkinson
Hunting rifle shooters from across the globe flocked to Namibia for the bi-annual Hunting Rifle World Championships in June. The venue for the 2016 event was Heja Lodge, a hunting farm, private reserve and events venue about 25 km from the capital Windhoek. Any country wishing to host the World Championships must first convince the international body that they can do si in the true spirit of hunting rifle shooting – and from that perspective, the choice of venue was excellent.
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?
Langafstand jag deur Meinardt Tydeman
Hierdie omstrede onderwerp lok gemengde reaksie onder jagters uit en hierdie artikel is nie daar om die etiese aspek daarvan aan te spreek nie, maar eerder om te bepaal wat nodig sou wees om ’n dier effektief oor lang afstande suksesvol te kan jag.