Use Enough Bullet: .35 Whelen Improved and Swift A-Frame Bullets for Cape Buffalo

This ‘hunting’ story or more accurately, ‘preparation for hunting’ story, was very enjoyable to write. It allowed me to dream of using my late-Dad’s custom built rifle to take a Cape Buffalo. It is yet to be seen whether that dream will become a reality, but I’m going to give it a go this November. Hope you enjoy this article as much as I did putting it together. You can check it out here.
13b) Rifle, bullets and cartridges - cropped
 
 

Craig Boddington on BuffaloII!

The next article from Frances’ and my time at the Dallas Safari Club Convention appeared. This article involved my interviewing one of my heroes, and mentors, in outdoor writing, Craig Boddington. Please check out (here) what Craig has to say about his latest treatise, BuffaloII!
 
 

Quotes of Note: Wildlife Photographers

J.A. Hunter was a Professional Hunter that worked as an animal control officer, Hunting Guide and also a Guide for those folks who might not care to hunt, but instead wanted pretty photos of wild species. The following quote from Hunter’s book, Hunter, relates to the latter group:

“Yet I must admit that animals are sometimes remarkably tolerant of picture taking. I have watched in amazement while a group of photographers ducked in and out of brush within thirty yards or so of a herd of elephants…The elephants must have known they were there…After considering the matter carefully, I am convinced that the elephants thought that the photographers were a herd of baboons.”

Quotes of Note: Lawyers and Cape Buffalo

My lovely wife, Frances, suggested that I start a Blog series on quotes that have caught my attention and imagination. Since Craig Boddington has been a great mentor, I decided to begin this series with a quote from his book, Where Lions Roar.

 

“In today’s society, I liken hunting (Cape) buffalo to shooting lawyers: they’re dangerous, mean, nasty, ugly, treacherous, smart – and there are lots of them, they are easily replaced, and you don’t get too attached to them as individuals.” (Where Lions Roar, pg. X, C. Boddington)