“I can’t stop smiling when I describe my year-long journey that will climax this month, when I hunt Cape buffalo in Africa.” Some of you are unhappy with my penchant for linking to photos of beautiful women. But I wouldn’t have crafted such a licentious lede for a citizentelegram.com story about the winner of the ‘Extreme Huntress’ competition. I’d be comma toast. Anyway, Jackie Gross has shown her dedication to the shooting sports by postponing her nuptials to harvest African game. [NB: that’s not her future husband’s name.] And that’s not the only sacrifice the future Mrs. Somethingorother has made . . .
Another challenge has been learning to use my new Blaser 375 H&H with Barnes VOR-TX bullets and Aimpoint Red Dot site. Can I say product placement?
Just kidding. A bit. Here’s the real quote:
Another challenge has been learning to use my new Blaser 375 H&H with Barnes VOR-TX bullets and Aimpoint Red Dot site. Can I say O-U-C-H!? I just did — many times! The rifle kick rocks my petite body after every shot. Really, it is quite comical to watch, me with my big ear-to-ear grin, even if it is going to hurt.”
It wouldn’t hurt me a bit, unless, perhaps, her betrothed was in attendance. Which he will be when Jackie takes down one of Africa’s “Big Five.”
“Called ‘Black Death’ or ‘widowmaker’ in Africa, this buffalo is widely regarded as a very dangerous animal, as it gores and kills over 200 people every year, according to Wikipedia. Among big game hunters, they are considered very dangerous, with wounded animals reported to ambush and attack pursuers.
“Guess what I told T.J. in case we run into trouble? That’s right: ‘I can run faster than you!’ Is that something you should say to your fiancé?”
Hey, anyone ever read The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber?