African Hunting Gazette

Mar 18th

2020

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Botswana auctions permits for elephant hunts

On 22 May 2019, the Government of Botswana took a decision to lift the five-year hunting suspension on elephant. And last week, it auctioned off seven licenses of 10 kills each. According to The Citizen newspaper, the one-hour sale was conducted by a local firm, Auction It Botswana, from the premises of the Ministry of […]

Mar 6th

2020

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The Immorality of Saving Elephants

The battle for the hearts and minds of the international public over the African Elephant brings into sharp focus the activities of the animal rights movement. Here people who live in countries devoid of large and dangerous animals raise vast amounts of money to ‘save’ elephants. Recently two noted academics dissected this situation in a […]

Feb 4th

2020

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Francolins – A Rose by Any Other Name

You’d think with birds this ubiquitous, the “experts” could come to an agreement. That doesn’t seem to be the case. By Ken Bailey Sitting on my desk are five of the most universally accepted and highly regarded books describing the birds of southern Africa. I’ve looked up in each of them the species of birds […]

Jan 24th

2020

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Trophy Hunting: A Form of Conservation

The ongoing offensive against trophy hunting is being waged largely on social media by keyboard warriors in comfortable offices, far from the heat, dust, dirt and flies of rural Africa. These self-righteous, self-appointed guardians of animal rights and ethics have no qualms about name-calling and insults directed against hunters who come to Africa to spend […]

Jan 20th

2020

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The proposed Namibian Hunting Trophy Measurement System

It is a growing concern by conservation-orientated hunters and other stakeholders that the constant removal of breeding males in their prime (or even at a younger age) has a severe negative effect on the gene pool of the hunted species. This does not only affect the trophy potential of the species in question but the […]


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