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The Hogs of Camelot

The Hogs of Camelot

The Arthurian legends enthralled me as a kid… they still do. Don’t get me wrong, Nintendo, and Star Wars, and shooting snakes from a bridge or canoe were all legit, too. But King Arthur and all those knights doing knightly things like being polite to one another...

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Dolphin Sweat is for the Girls?

Dolphin Sweat is for the Girls?

My friend Joel and I came across the kiosk following our last day of peacock bass fishing in Brazil's Amazon. We were exploring the Podunk frontier town of Barcelos when we came across a store wedged between two dilapidated concrete structures. Despite...

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Lessons from Outlaws

Lessons from Outlaws

From the ‘respect your opponent’ files: Poachers do it for the thrill. Don’t believe otherwise.  The days of starving families have largely fallen by the wayside in this country, where width is a bigger problem than want.  But killing everything,...

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Going Primitive

Going Primitive

She turns, gliding through the kelp on my right. I release the kelp stalk I’m holding thirty feet beneath the surface and very gently kick my feet from the ankles, streamlining my body and letting myself sink to her depth as I glide forward. I don’t move towards her,...

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Welcome to Africa

Welcome to Africa

I didn’t have to speak the language to understand that things were about to explode. In the driver’s seat to my right, my Professional Hunter Hendrik sat screaming in Afrikaans at the rear-view mirror reflection of Ball-Ball in the back seat. The tracker/skinner sat...

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