Following last week’s ostrich and blesbok hunt, Bedfordshire rifle supremo Paul Childerley is out in pursuit of one of the Big Five, the formidable buffalo. But he’s after a soft-bossed cull beast as a way of keeping the herd strong and securing all the excitement of a big-five safari at an affordable price. We first get behind the scenes of a leading outfitter as Mugaba Safaris’ Patrick de Beer dispenses his hunting expertise to Paul and the camera. Then we head out for a sweltering stalk amid the bush, with the elusive buffalo bull awaiting at the end.
Staying in Africa, we visit Huntex 2013, the continent’s biggest hunting and shooting expo. With a mixture of big African names and some European companies you’ll recognise, it’s a show for everyone – and we make the most of it by searching out the best of the show. A South African taxidermist tells us what to look out for when you’re getting your trophy mounted, a new African hunting magazine is launched, and we meet one of the country’s best known wildlife artists, plus much more.