Over time we as Professional Hunters enjoy the privilege of being part of something truly special.
It often involves a once in a lifetime experience with mother-nature, a rare sighting of that monster that got away, or starting a hunt with a complete stranger and walking away as friends for life. When comparing my short hunting career with guys like my Dad, Rick, and the many other great Professional Hunters of the industry, I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been a part of so many first time trips to Africa. We all agree there’s no safari better than a young boy’s first African safari with his father.
Late June saw Ignacio Gallardon and his son Inigo, board the late night flight from Madrid, Spain, bound for Johannesburg and finally onto Port Elizabeth. They would be joining Professional Hunter, Carl van Zijl, on safari in the Eastern Cape. Ignacio was after a few last remaining species he had not previously hunted on one of his many African hunts, and Inigo was simply in heaven. What more could one ask for than being on safari with your Dad in Africa!
Carl was still on safari with celebrity, Mike Rogers, filming his new season of SCI Expedition Safari, when the Gallardon’s arrived. Gary helped out and brought Ignacio and Inigo as far as Cradock, where the hunters would split. We then continued north, finally arriving up at Ed’s place in the Stormberg Mountains.