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Aug 1st

2021

CategoryPosted in Conservation Frontlines

Trophy hunting: how it can protect Africa’s wildlife

Trophy hunting sparks outrage around the world, but it can actually help to protect Africa’s endangered landscapes and wildlife. Taking this proven conservation tool off the table, with no viable alternative, puts millions of acres of habitat, the wildlife and the people living there, at risk. In the African countries, where hunting is properly managed, […]

Jul 28th

2021

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

Hunter’s Profile – Kelly Drolet

From what I remember and that which has been told to me by my parents and grand parents, it is obvious to me that my love for nature, the wilderness and the outdoor life is based on being raised on what would be defined as a very remote farm. We had limited access or need […]

Jul 21st

2021

CategoryPosted in Shooting Sportsman

First from the Field

On any dove shoot, there are always one or two participants who are the first to return from the field. What sets them apart from their fellow hunters? Of course, experience, practice and visual acuity are part of the equation, but often overlooked is the smoothness of the shooters’ movements and gun mounts. There are […]

Jul 14th

2021

CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

Best Bets for Bushbuck

Where to hunt “Africa’s whitetail.” Photo credit: An old harnessed bushbuck with one horn tip broken, taking a drink along a river in Benin. (Photo by Christophe Morio) On a hunt in Uganda this past March, we spent our last few days hunting sitatunga in riverine papyrus beds, and we were successful on the last […]

Jul 7th

2021

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

Ground Blind Hunting: Tips and Tricks to Remember

For the hunter that doesn’t mind sitting for hours, ground blind hunting can be the ultimate in concealment and versatility. Ground blind hunting is perfect for applications such as big game or turkey hunting, bowhunting whitetail, ambushing bull elk during the rut, and especially waterfowl hunting (though this situation is a little different from the […]

Jun 30th

2021

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

African Parks keep moving steadily forward

Non-governmental organisation (NGO) African Parks has just released its 2020 Annual Report. By the close of 2020, AP had 19 parks under management in 11 countries, over 14.7 million hectares (56,757 square miles, covering ten of the 13 ecological biomes on mainland Africa. This is the largest and most ecologically diverse amount of land under […]

Jun 25th

2021

CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

Masailand Safari

Braving COVID and travel hassles to experience an unforgettable adventure in Tanzania. East Africa feels like southern Africa without the guard rail. Anyone who’s ever spent any time there can attest that its danger matches its startling beauty, making the region a premier destination for the traveling hunter. Tanzania is massive, and still very wild; […]

Jun 18th

2021

CategoryPosted in Conservation Frontlines

Cooperative Conservation–It’s what defines the hunting narrative

“There is almost nothing more integral to being human than this sharing”—of hunted or foraged food, and the cooperation behind it. Hunting stories are what we tell our friends and family about our own experiences; the hunting narrative is the collective history we tell as a broader hunting community. We can tell our hunting stories however we […]

Bring Dad Fishing!

Celebrate Father’s Day the best way possible… outside! Father’s Day Weekend, June 19-20, 2021, is Free Fishing Weekend! On these days, any person who registers online (except those whose license has been suspended or revoked) may fish without a license. All other laws and regulations apply on these days. Open to residents and nonresidents.  For fishing tips, to find a […]

Jun 11th

2021

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

South African Government’s latest thinking on elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards

On 2 May 2021, South Africa’s Minister for Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, made public a massive report of 582 pages compiled by a so-called ‘High-Level Panel’, containing 18 goals and 60 recommendations. Most strategic planners will tell you that having too many goals is a sure recipe for failure to achieve any of […]

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