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…

“What is that stuff?” questioned my cameraman, pointing at a pile of meat that had been placed in front of us.   “Shut up and eat!” I replied.   “Not till you tell me what kind of meat that is!” demanded my companion. I smiled…all the while thinking if I’m gonna have to eat this, so do you!   “Bush meat!” I replied taking a bite and pretending to savor every lip-smacking bite. “Mmmmm, seasoned just right as well. I’m telling you the chef out did himself this…

August passed quickly, and it had little to do with my wishing my life away anticipating a grizzly/brown hunt in Alaska where fishing might also figure into the equation. A week remained before I was flying to Anchorage, “Going to put you on a place I prefer to call “No Name Creek”. It was here last year we saw four bears that would easily go 8 feet or better as well as several black bear as well. It’s a creek that is pretty well the end of the…

“It appears based on the number of fawns I’m seeing we’re going to have to take a serious look at the number of does we take this fall. Nearly every doe I’ve seen in the last couple of weeks has twins.” Said the rancher I was visiting with only a few miles from my home in Southwest Texas. “We’ve had ideal rains this year. They came at the right time to produce a lot of good vegetation. Has really helped in two ways, one to provide excellent weed…