2012 South African Safari
You don't have to be a nimble
stalker or capable of out-marching an Army
Ranger to be successful on a safari. My
five trophies were taken by methods that
accommodate a hunter with my physical limitations.
The eland, kudu and impala were taken from
blinds, while the gemsbok and zebra were
taken from a safari platform atop a truck
after considerable effort tracking.
Keys to my hunt:
Patience is key. Patience
from the hunter, PH and outfitter. Things
don't always go smoothly and according
to plans, but patience gives success a
Be honest about your limitations
with your outfitter and PH.
Travel with a friend.
They can help you navigate airports
Be ready to do what you
can. It's hard enough for a physically
challenged person to get in position for
a shot. Make sure that you can make the
shot when you're there.
Don't do anything that
makes you uncomfortable. It's your hunt.
If climbing into that tower blind seems
dangerous, ask for an alternative.