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21 Jun

Advice from a professional hunter

by Thinus Steyn

The majority of hunters do not spend a lot of time hunting due to financial and time constraints. Therefore it makes sense to get the most out of the time actually spent in the bush. As I spend six to eight months of the year guiding hunters on a large private game reserve in the Southern Free State and Northern Cape, I can offer some advice on how to make your next hunting trip more enjoyable and less stressful.

21 Jun

Murphy's Luck

by Thinus Steyn

Dawn was still an hour away as I set off from home with the intent of procuring a wildebeest, black or blue, and a springbok for staff rations. Joining me was my year-old, wire-haired terrier bitch, which I am training as a tracking dog, while my wife trains her to be a lapdog. I also took along a Howa .300 win mag, binoculars, range finder, knife and GPS. My Star BM rode on my hip in an ancient holster but, as it is there virtually permanently, I did not really notice it.

20 Jun

Hunting Gear

June 2017/Edition 30

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Perfecting the art of cleaning shell casings

by Chris Blatherwick

20 Jun

When Fortune Smiles

by Thinus Steyn

We were both breathing heavily from the steep climb, filling our lungs with crisp winter air as we crested the ridge. Before us lay a large grassy plateau, bisected by a shallow valley.