Colonel Smoothbore posted an article back in 2012 about knowing two world-class skeet shooters……however, this isn’t all they are known for!
I’ve known Dene and Lynn Cogdill for several years. Both are All-American and world class skeet shooters who have won world championships. I knew that both enjoyed big game hunting; what I didn’t know is how passionate Dene is about hunting the great beasts of the world.
In 2008, Dene and Lynn shared a 10 day Plains Game hunt in South Africa. Dene followed that hunt up with a 12 day dangerous game hunt in Zimbabwe in 2010. This past August, Dene upped the ante to the ultimate in big game hunting.
Dene traveled to Zimbabwe, Umguza R.D.C. Matabeleland North where for 14 days he, his PH (professional hunter), and the trackers and bearers of the safari searched and stalked in the wild lands of south central Africa. Elephant, crocodile and a sable were on the menu for Dene’s Zimbabwe hunt and as you can see in the photo, the croc was a monster.
Dene used a CZ Safari grade rifle chambered in 375 H&H Magnum. This classic big game cartridge is celebrating its 100 hundred year anniversary this year and it is most likely that more of the world’s big and dangerous game has fallen to the 375 H&H than any other big game cartridge.