I do not remember the date, although it had to in the early 1960’s. Nor do I remember the country, but it was in Africa. I do remember the photo of my hero Jack O’Connor long the “Dean of Gun Writers” with a monstrous greater kudu, a great gray ghost bull with spiral horns measuring over 60-inches. The photo and story made a huge impression on me.   Shortly after the photos and story appeared in Outdoor Life, I made a promise. Some day I would hunt Africa…

Twenty-two years ago this summer (2016) I went to Africa my first time. That trip essentially changed my life…   I had dreamed of going on safari since I was a youngster “in short britches”! When I learned to read a friend of our family game me a copy J. A. Hunter’s books. I was hooked. In high school when Hemingway’s books, were on the required reading list for “English Composition”, I knew I’d made the right choice in teachers. I considered this a “sign”. Someday I’d go…