Apr 1st


CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

On safari with… Drikus Swanepoel

When and where were you born? 10 March 1985 in Windhoek, Namibia How did you get into hunting – what was it that influenced you? I was raised on a cattle ranch in central Namibia where hunting was part of growing up. With whom did you train, apprentice and learn from? When I was in […]

Mar 28th


CategoryPosted in Conservation Frontlines

The Last Free Rhinos Part 1

The Last Free Rhinos focuses on community conservation efforts-specifically around combatting wildlife crime. Year: 2021 Producer: Namibia Nature Foundation Duration: 11 1/2 Minutes The post The Last Free Rhinos Part 1 appeared first on Conservation Frontlines. The views expressed by the editors, authors or users of this linked article are expressly theirs, and do not […]

Mar 24th


CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

The Irish Elk: What is This Beast, and When and Where Did It Live?

We set out to explore the saga of the Irish elk, an animal that last lived more than 11,000 years ago and counting. The extinct Irish elk, or Megaloceros giganteus, is a bit of a misnomer, since this creature was actually the largest animal that ever existed in the deer family (sorry, moose fans). In […]

Mar 20th


CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

Maryland Bill Opens Sunday Deer Hunting in Prince George’s County

Maryland House Bill 615 would allow deer hunting during every Sunday of the firearm and archery seasons on both public and private land in Prince George’s County. HB 615 has a hearing on Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom and you can stream it here on YouTube. Take Action! Maryland […]

Mar 16th


CategoryPosted in Conservation Frontlines

How hunting pays for African wildlife

If you want to see the difference between hunting areas and non-hunting areas in Tanzania, accompany biologist Karen Seginak and Mike Angelides of McCallum Safaris. They speak out against media attacks on hunting tourism. Year: 2021 Producer: McCallum Safaris Duration: 12 1/2 Minutes The post How hunting pays for African wildlife appeared first on Conservation […]

Mar 12th


CategoryPosted in DSC News Center

DSC Northeast Co-signs Letter Opposing Connecticut Senate Bill 925

DSC Northeast recently co-signed a letter opposing Connecticut Senate Bill 925. The bill is written as follows. SB 925 – An Act Prohibiting the Import, Sale and Possession of African Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros and Giraffes. Please see the attached letter opposing this Senate Bill. DSC Northeast is strongly against this proposed […]

Mar 12th


CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

Rhino horn trade continues at an alarming rate in SA, despite COVID-19

South Africa’s Minister for Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, announced at the beginning of February 2021 that rhino poaching during 2020 had declined by 33% compared to the year before. A total of 394 rhino were poached in 2020 compared to 594 killed in 2019. She also said this marked the sixth year that […]

Mar 8th


CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

Back to Africa!

International hunting travel is different, but still possible, in the era of COVID. Photo above: Boddington tracking buffalo between palm islands in Botswana’s Okavango Swamp in 1985. Botswana is open, and elephant hunting will resume this year. Unfortunately, there is no longer any hunting in the Okavango. My rationale (“excuse,” if you prefer) for my […]

Mar 6th


CategoryPosted in News

Connecticut Fisheries Division COVID-19 Updates

Fishing Season-2021 Trout Fishing season is open effective March 4, 2021 per announcement by Governor Ned Lamont. Executive Order 10B and Press Release During this time of social distancing, fishing should be enjoyed as a solitary experience or with members of your immediate household, not as a group activity.  DEEP is encouraging all anglers to follow social distancing […]

Don’t forget! The moose permit lottery is open!

The 2021 Maine moose permit lottery application process is open! Applications for the moose permit lottery will be accepted online only. To apply online, go to and fill out the online moose permit application. There, you will be able to indicate several preferences, including which wildlife management districts (WMD) you are willing to accept […]

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