My name is Sol Griffith and I run Diamond Z Outdoors. We are a small (but growing) organization dedicated to wildlife conservation, promoting fair-chase hunting, preservation and care of public land, and introducing the sportsman way of life to new hunters.
Growing up I was an avid reader and "Green Hills of Africa" by Ernest Hemingway and "African Game Trails" By Theodore Roosevelt were always my first choice. I read both 10 times each. I had a deep passion for hunting from an early age and hunting the Dark Continent has always been a dream.
This last fall I had the opportunity to finally make that dream a reality and booked an African plains game safari with Nick Bowker. I chose to hunt with Nick because first and foremost he runs a low-fence, free range operation with no captive-bred, or planted animals.
The second reason was due to the hunt value. 7 animals for an unbeatable price. Nick was great to work with and very understanding as we ran into some difficulties with getting dates worked out, but it all came together.
The hunt itself was superb, I enjoy stretching shots out there so was very comfortable with the shot opportunities that I got, shots ranged from 60 yards to 640. It was a true hunt, we got lucky with a few animals, but we worked for the others. All-in-all I ended up harvesting 8 animals, seven trophy animals, and one cull.
My wife shot a beautiful impala ram and a cull warthog as well. I have already booked my next hunt and I cannot wait to go back.
As an amateur movie maker, I was able to capture all the hunts on video and will have the videos attached if you would enjoy watching them. I have an easy time telling a story with video than words so I will let the videos tell the story.