is a native North Carolinian with a passion for the sporting lifestyle and all things Southern. He can't stop buying books and loves collecting old duck decoys. He seems ok, but deep down inside, he wants to be back in Africa on Safari. John 3:16

  • Hunting

    The Southerner’s Guide to Safari Planning!

    If you ask most Southern sportsmen and women if they would like to hunt Africa, they will tell you yes, but that they also feel a bit overwhelmed at the idea of it all, but with a little planning and preparation your Safari Dreams can be a reality! Here are five tips to help you with the…

  • Hunting

    Grant’s Gazelle in Tanzania

    “Clean miss”! I heard the words almost instantly after I squeezed the trigger on what I would later learn was an excellent Grant’s gazelle. “The bullet went right over his back,” my Professional Hunter JP Van Wyngaard yelled as we rushed to catch up with the ram that was now moving quickly away from us. I shook…

  • Hunting,  Quotes

    Five Quotes About Hunting Cape Buffalo

    It’s difficult to put into words the appeal of hunting the great buffalo of Africa ,but make no mistake; they demand respect. The following quotes hammer home the reality of hunting Cape Buffalo, but those that have done it and survived will tell you the risk is worth the reward.

  • Editor's Desk

    From the Editor’s Desk

    It is the end of June as I sit in my office and write this letter, and as I type on the keyboard I feel the excitement building for July, for I know the month will be all about Africa! I could spend hours discussing how much I love the continent, its people, and its wildlife and how excited I am to devote a month to articles that share the magic that is the Dark Continent’s beauty and adventure, but I won’t. On the other hand, I will offer insight into why we started Africa month and what you can expect in the upcoming articles.

  • Culture

    Robert Johnson: Hell Hound On My Trail

    I love legends and lore and ghostly tales from the Southland, and one of the most prominent spooky Southern legends is the story of how boy from Mississippi became king of the delta blues. Robert Leroy Johnson was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, on May 8th, 1911...

  • Lifestyle

    Cast Horn Designs

    One of the classic ways to bring a rustic element into the interior design of a home or business is by using antlers. Even if the interior designer or their clients are not sportsmen or women, antlers are popular for adding that natural touch

  • Hunting

    Warthogs and Time Limits

    Hemingway detailed his struggle trying to bag a Greater Kudu in his book Green Hills of Africa. He wrote about how it was a pleasure to hunt something that was a challenge but having a time limit in which to do it was not fun; his exact words are “Now it is pleasant to hunt something that you want very…

  • Hunting

    Teddy Roosevelt and The Montana “Incident”

    In 1889 a book was published titled The Wilderness Hunter, written by future president and avid sportsman Theodore Roosevelt. It told of his life and sporting adventures in the American West some eighteen years before becoming president. In the the book one story stands out among the others and its one that you might not expect to find in a book written by a future president.

  • Bookshelf

    Six Miles to Charleston

    It was a cold February day in 1820 as Lavinia Fisher stood on the gallows outside the Old City Jail in Charleston, South Carolina, clad in her wedding dress. Lavinia and her husband John had been convicted of murder. A crowd gathered to watch America’s first female serial killer be hanged, but before the beautiful Lavinia dropped to her death, she had one last message for the people below...