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Hunting Africa for Springbok

By Robert Hembrook When hunting in Africa, it is always good to start out with something small, easy and plentiful. Springbok hunting certainly fills this need. Springbok are plentiful and they make a challenging target. Males are around 70-87cm (28-34 inches) high and weigh 33-50 kg (75-100 lbs), similar to the diminutive, overpopulated whitetails of…

Hunting in Africa for Blesbok

By Robert Hembrook In 2009, while hunting in South Africa, I took a Springbok and my next target was a Blesbok. At 70 kilos, a Blesbok is a step up from a Springbok. They are purplish brown all over, with white bellies and a very distinctive white blaze on their face, which is what gives them…

My First Rehwild (Roe Deer) Hunt

By Robert Hembrook In November 2006, I took the hunter’s safety course in Heidelberg, Germany. Time and circumstances kept me from hunting until fall 2008. I took a couple trips to Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels to hunt Rehwild (Roe Deer). My first hunt was on a private Revier near Grafenwoehr. Despite a good setup, we just didn’t see…

A passion for the Hunt

By Nicholas Oliver The 2011 Rehwild (Roe deer) hunting season got off with a bang for me. I had the opportunity to attend a guided hunt conducted by one of the leading outfitters in Hungary. I felt that excitement and anxiousness that builds up inside me each year as it gets closer to the first…

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