There are few recreational activities that form such a bond between a father and his son or daughter as hunting does. To hunt is a way of life. A lot of skill is involved and the transfer of that skill from one generation to the next makes it very extraordinary indeed. Spending quality time together in nature whilst hunting has many benefits. The restorative power of nature has an impact on the bonds between family and friends.
We at Fort Richmond were privileged in the last week to have two fathers hunt with their children – Richard Mann, from Empty-Cases with his son, Bat Mann and Shane Jahn with his daughter, Grace Jahn.
Bat and Richard Mann with Bat’s Kudu.
Richard wrote: “The best of times – an epic week in Africa. Great times spent with my son. This photo was taken just after he made an amazing shot on a kudu bull with his African rifle – a O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. Patriot in 308 at Fort Richmond Safari.”
“Probably the most important part of the safari are the personal relationships you create. Lucky for me I was here with my dad, and obviously we already have a connection. Having a friend on the trip is great, but having your best friend is even better. We were also with a father and his daughter. It was great being on the outside and seeing what it’s like to connect with your dad. Hunting is truly a family tradition.” Bat Mann.
Hunting is truly a family tradition.
Shane and Grace Jahn.
Shane Jahn’s graduation gift for his daughter, Grace, was to join him on a hunt in Africa. It was Grace’s introduction to hunting. She did exceptionally well and enjoyed the hunt thoroughly. She was very grateful for the wonderful experience that she had with her dad. She also took a Gemsbok and a Red Hartebeest on the hunt.
Well done Grace, you are such a lovely young lady and it was so special to share this experience with you. Grace Jahn and her father, Shane (right) and PH Mark McKenzie on the left with her Kudu. Grace with her Red Hartebeest and Gemsbok. Shane took this warthog whilst hunting for the Kudu.
He borrowed her Mossberg Patriot Super Bantam rifle in Muddy Girl camo and took the shot. He was also proud to pose with his trophy AND Grace’s rifle.
Hunting is a family tradition.
tradition | noun | : the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction.