We awoke to beautiful weather again- clear and still. Today, the other PH, (Ettienne Strydom) was our driver, and I secretly wondered if Ettienne was going to bring us a lucky break. We spent the day driving and hiking, scouring the ranch for more volunteers to be Campfire Stories stars. Gert and Ettienne would stop often and inspect tracks, analyzing them for species, sex, and how recently they may have been made.… Read more
The first day at Fig Tree Safaris found us up early, preparing to spend the day afield. Before daylight, I began organizing cameras, rifles, and gear. We had arrived in the dark, so our view of the camp was pretty limited, but as the sun came up, it was clear to see we were surrounded by miles and miles of bushvelt (a.k.a brush).… Read more
Editor’s Note: Ben Fleming is the new national-sales manager for Black Powder Products Inc. (BPI). He’s only been shooting muzzleloaders for about a year. Today he gives us some insights as to why some hunters may not have caught muzzleloader fever yet, but he also builds a good case for enjoying the sport.
Before I came to work with BPI, I was somewhat intimidated by blackpowder hunting.… Read more
When it comes to a turkey gun, the key features I look for is: a light weight gun, a barrel/choke combo to deliver tight groups at distances of 50 plus yards, and most importantly easy trigger pulling shot gun as accuracy is often derived from the trigger pull. I found all those features and more with the CVA Apex Turkey barrel.… Read more
The Iowa Deer Classic is a huge event, and with our show’s roots derived directly from the state of Iowa, it’s a no brainier that Campfire Stories is there. Surprisingly enough, Fig Tree Safaris from Ellisras, South Africa somehow ended up in the booth across from us this year. The owner (Johan Gey van Pittius) and one of the Professional Hunters (PH’s) Gert Brits, spent the day watching our big screen TV play video after video, shot after shot.… Read more