The real story of why we hunt is built into all of us. It's in our history, our DNA, and the reason man survived the harshest conditions. The very reason I am able to sit here behind a computer and write this is due to some hunter that was able to provide for his family and keep them alive during a cold winter season. We, like our ancestors, have this primal urge to go out and provide for our family, and although hunting has become a chase for horn, a trophy, we still find the trophy is actually the experience of the hunt and the story it tells.
Pierre and I grew up like most young men in South Africa; we spent most our time in normal family life but got to experience the outdoors in some form or another. Back in those days, it wasn't uncommon for us to tell our parents we were going to play outside, and only return when it was either dark, or we were hungry. It was in these years, as youngsters at our grandparent's house in a small town in the Free State, that our passion for hunting and the outdoors started.
It has been a few years since we were out hunting pigeons or rabbits with an old-hand-me-down pellet gun that our parents had once used, but the excitement has not changed. We have started this Quest with the idea of showing our story and to hopefully highlight how hunting is not just about the pursuit of a trophy, it's about more than a skull on the wall, it's a passion for conservation and to better understand our history. With an ever-changing society, we want to know where our food comes from and to show others how to enjoy the spoils of the hunt.
We hope you follow along as we try to gain more experience and show how fortunate we are to live in a country that allows us to travel to new places and experience different cultures in our Quest for fresh air food.