JD Buchanan // Anchored Cape Buffalo
“The hunter’s horn sounds early for some, later for others. For some unfortunates, poisoned by city sidewalks and sentenced to a cement jungle more horrifying than anything to be found in Tanganyika, the horn of the hunter never winds at all. But deep in the guts of most men is buried the involuntary response to the hunter’s horn, a prickle of the nape hairs, an acceleration of the pulse, an atavistic memory of his fathers, who killed first with stone, and then with club, and then with spear, and then with bow, and then with gun, and finally with formulae.”
“I personally believe that an animal that is worth taking the life of, to enshrine as a part of your own life; of a memory of something done properly, correctly and ethically, is worth respecting. I believe hunting is a moral thing, if done correctly, and if done morally. And there’s a hard way to do it, and an easy way to do it. Now, it’s the same idea as rock climbing, the idea isn’t to fall off the mountain, the idea is to reach the top. And the same way it is with hunting; the object is not necessarily to kill the animal, it is to hunt him honorably; on his terms. And in the case of dangerous game, at considerable risk.” - Peter Hathaway Capstick
Trophy Wall // African Room
How to make a gun my friend!