My name is Sol Griffith, and I run Diamond Z Outdoors. We are a small (but growing) organization dedicated to wildlife conservation, promoting fair-chase hunting, preservation, and care of public land, and introducing the sportsman way of life to new hunters. I always dreamt of an African plains game safari.
Growing up, I was an avid reader, and “Green Hills of Africa” by Ernest Hemingway and “African Game Trails” By Theodore Roosevelt was always my first choice. I read both ten times each. I had a deep passion for hunting from an early age, and hunting the Dark Continent has always been a dream.
When are you planning your Plains Game Safari?
This last fall, I had the opportunity to make that dream a reality finally and booked an African plains game safari with Nick Bowker Hunting in South Africa.
I chose to hunt with Nick because, first and foremost, he runs a low-fence, free-range operation with no captive-bred or planted animals.
The second reason was due to the hunt value—7 animals for an unbeatable price.
Nick was great to work with, and very understanding as we ran into some difficulties with getting dates worked out, but it all came together.
The hunt itself was superb; I enjoy stretching shots out there, so I was very comfortable with the shot opportunities that I got; shots ranged from 60 yards to 640.
My wife shot a beautiful impala ram and a cull warthog as well. I have already booked my next hunt, and I cannot wait to go back to South Africa.
I have an easy time telling a story with video than words. So I will let the videos tell the story.
As an amateur movie maker, I captured all the hunts on video and have the videos attached. I hope you will enjoy watching them and please leave any comments below.
It was a real hunt, we got lucky with a few animals, but we worked for the others. All-in-all I ended up harvesting eight animals, seven trophy animals, and one cull.
- White Blesbok
- Mountain Reedbuck
- Black Wildebeest
- Cull Springbuck