From Africa with Love – Part IV

Michael Kinn is a good friend of mine and a genuine, outdoor kind of guy. He recently returned from his first hunt in Africa. Michael does public and media relations work for ATK. ATK is the parent company of Federal, Weaver, Speer, Shooter’s Ridge, RCBS, Eagle Industries and now Blackhawk!

I asked Michael for a few sentences about his experience. I’m thinking now that maybe he should be the writer:

“When you find yourself in the remote regions of South Africa, it’s easy to imagine God’s hand at work…deftly creating both earth and creature with purpose. South Africa is a place that defies explanation—a country of contradictions; it contains both abundance and scarcity, gentleness and fierceness, tranquility and danger. The country rolls on endlessly…uninterrupted by agriculture, cities, neighborhoods or vehicles. The occasional road or fence is the only hiccup in the expanse of animals and terrain.”  MK

Well said Michael! But what about the hunting!


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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One Response to From Africa with Love – Part IV

  1. Michael Kinn says:

    OK Richard…so you want to know about the hunting? Leave it to a gun-nut to ask the obvious questions. Well, how about seeing (12) different species in one day? How about rolling down a dusty, desolated road sitting in the “high seats” of a Land Cruiser and watching countless black wildebeest, gemsbok and springbok dash across the plains? Seeing big kudu, lightning fast dikkar and zebra and eland running together? We were (7) hours outside of Johannsberg up by the Botswanna border where the thickets are dense, thorns are many and the animals are fast and spooky. Paradise.

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