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Ep.28: Pro Hunter vs Pro Guide, Hunting African and North American Game

Travis speaks with longtime friend and Silvercore instructor Darren Maughan. They discuss Darren’s experiences as a professional hunter, preparing for an African hunt, firearm and calibre selection, the differences between North American and African guided hunts, what can go wrong and how to ensure it doesn't.  If you have a story that would be of value to the Silvercore audience, or know someone who does, email us at  We would love to hear from you! Topics discussed in this episode: Intro [00:00:00 - 00:01:50] Growing up in Africa  [00:01:50 - 00:05:01] Hunting Plains Game & Dangerous Game [00:05:01 - 00:07:37]Professional Hunter vs. Professional Guide [00:07:37 - 00:9:00]Differences in hunts in Africa and North America [00:9:00 - 00:12:59]Differences in Calibre’s used [00:12:59 - 00:15:41]Training required for Professional Hunters [00:15:41 - 00:21:54]Safari Operator [00:21:54 - 00:23:06]Advice for people going to Africa for a Hunt [00:23:06 - 00:27:46]Missed shot,  a camel pack & training with your equipment [00:27:46 - 00:29:51]Immerse yourself in the culture [00:29:51 - 00:31:39]Outro [00:31:39 - 00:32:01] Explore these ResourcesIn this episode, we mentioned the following resources which may be beneficial to you: Silvercore [00:00:10] [00:00:21] [00:00:24] [00:00:31] [00:00:45] [00:01:46]Australian National Cricket Team  [00:01:37]Northern Rhodesia (Now Zambia) [00:02:25]Zimbabwe [00:02:31] [00:03:59] [00:12:06] [00:12:23] [00:17:26] [00:24:35]Impala [00:06:50]Kudu [00:06:51]Eland [00:06:52]Waterbuck [00:06:54]Bushbuck [00:06:55]375 H&H [00:13:16] [00:13:27] [00:13:40] [00:14:52] [00:26:00]458 Lott [00:13:38]416 Rigby [00:13:48]500 Nitro Express [00:14:06]30-06 [00:14:40] [00:14:46] [00:14:58]300 Win Mag [00:15:11]Zimbabwe Hunting Association [00:18:38]308 [00:29:09] Follow us:PodcastYouTubeNewsletterInstagramFacebookFollow our HostInstagram: @ Bader.Trav Learn More about SilvercoreSilvercore ClubOnline Training Other Training & Services MerchandiseCORE Training Management Resources (TMR) Blog Page

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