I’m excited about the new season of shows that will be appearing next fall on Benelli On Assignment (BOA). We kicked it off this fall with a bird-shooting safari in Kenya, where we hosted four prominent outdoor writers. This included Mike Schoby, Editor of Petersen’s Hunting Magazine, Lane Simpson, Senior Field Editor for Intermedia Outdoors, Jeff Johnston, Managing Editor for NRA’s American Hunter and Robert Williams, freelance writer for Sporting Classics, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Shooting Sportsman and Sports Afield. We were field testing some brand new guns, so stay tuned to BOA for an exciting look at how these guns performed on an old-style African bird shooting safari, complete with tented camp and Masai gunbearers.
In the meantime, keep a sharp eye out for some great action safari stories coming up in your favorite outdoor magazines beginning in January. This, by the way, was a reunion of sorts for me, as we visited the same country that I hunted while still in my teens back in the 1960s when my family lived in Kenya. We even stopped for a look at the Tsavo River bridge, built back in the late 1890s. At that time work was halted for several months when a pair of man-eating lions took to preying on terrorized laborers. The story is told in Colonel J.H. Patterson’s famous book, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo.