The Littlest Sheep

The Littlest Sheep

  The oil-producing nations of the Middle East are usually thought of as scorched stretches of shifting sands where the midday sun broils your brain and sizzles skin like spit on a hot griddle. In truth, though, as my hunting pal Fred Huntington and I found out,...
The Great Buffalo Con Job

The Great Buffalo Con Job

  “Hurry and shoot before he runs away,” urged Totze. “Yes, hurry,” added Bawlo. “He’s a wonderful trophy, and if he gets away we’ll never find another half as big.” Even grizzled old Malkopje joined in. “Ah, look at those horns, the biggest buffalo I’ve...
Marvelous Creations

Marvelous Creations

  One evening when I was clicking my TV remote, I happened across a so-called educational program that had a panel of assorted know-it-alls discussing mankind’s greatest achievements. I’m normally suspicious of people who declare themselves experts on all...
Guns as Investments

Guns as Investments

  How many investments can you name that virtually guarantee a sizable return on your money and also offer the added bonus of pride of ownership? Sure, there are a few; buying antique automobiles may be one, and collecting fine art is certainly another, but...
The Day I Shot the .700 Express

The Day I Shot the .700 Express

  Note: The following is a passage from Classic Carmichel: Stories From The Field, the hotly anticipated book from Jim Carmichel. Classic Carmichel is a collection of articles written during Jim’s 30 years as Rifle Editor of Outdoor Life, each never before...
One-Gun Pete

One-Gun Pete

  Note: “One-Gun Pete” is a chapter in Jim Carmichel’s highly anticipated new book, Classic Carmichel: Stories From The Field. The book features a collection of articles from Jim’s 38 years as Shooting Editor of Outdoor Life, each...
The Croc That Wouldn’t Die

The Croc That Wouldn’t Die

  Editor’s note: The following passage appears in the November/December 2015 issue of Sporting Classics and in Jim Carmichel’s upcoming book, Classic Carmichel.     Looking back, it’s hard to remember just when we realized we might...