Travis speaks with longtime friend and Silvercore instructor Darren Maughan. They discuss Darren’s experiences as a professional hunter, preparing for an African hunt, firearm and calibre selection, the differences between North American and African guided hunts, what can go wrong and how to ensure it doesn't. 

 

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Topics discussed in this episode:

 

  • Intro [00:00:00 - 00:01:50] 
  • Growing up in Africa  [00:01:50 - 00:05:01] 
  • Hunting Plains Game & Dangerous Game [00:05:01 - 00:07:37]
  • Professional Hunter vs. Professional Guide [00:07:37 - 00:9:00]
  • Differences in hunts in Africa and North America [00:9:00 - 00:12:59]
  • Differences in Calibre’s used [00:12:59 - 00:15:41]
  • Training required for Professional Hunters [00:15:41 - 00:21:54]
  • Safari Operator [00:21:54 - 00:23:06]
  • Advice for people going to Africa for a Hunt [00:23:06 - 00:27:46]
  • Missed shot,  a camel pack & training with your equipment [00:27:46 - 00:29:51]
  • Immerse yourself in the culture [00:29:51 - 00:31:39]
  • Outro [00:31:39 - 00:32:01]

 

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