African Hunting Gazette

Sep 18th

2021

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

The Orange Grove Bushbuck

I met Sydney in Kentucky in 2020, just before Covid, and we immediately started talking about a family trip with her, her father and her boyfriend coming to Africa. It was planned for the end of 2020, but obviously Covid ruined our plans.  One evening in early 2021 she and her dad said that they […]

Aug 25th

2021

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

Hunting zebra in Africa

Burchell’s Zebra The Burchell’s zebra Equus burchelli, is a southern subspecies of the plains zebra. It differs from that zebra by a number of features, most prominent being shadow stripes which are overlaid on the white stripes on the African zebra’s hindquarters. The dewlap that is common on other zebras is missing. Burchell’s zebra stands […]

Aug 15th

2021

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

First African Adventure

 It starts like most adventures start – a thought in the back of your mind, a vision of adventure, the experience of a new culture, new people, and a different perspective of a sunset in a remote continent and different hemisphere. Such was the case when I began thinking and dreaming of an African hunt. […]

Aug 11th

2021

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

UK Charity raises funds at expense of Africans

As the UK parliament consider bans on hunting trophy imports, community leaders representing millions of rural Africans have launched an official complaint against one of the key players in the campaign against trophy hunting. Representatives from communities of six southern African nations are accusing celebrity-backed animal charity the Born Free Foundation of waging a campaign […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

May 21st

2021

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

On safari with Jaco Oosthuizen

African Hunting Gazette: When and where were you born?   Jaco Oosterhuizen: I was born in northern Namibia back in 1973, in the town of Tsumeb, though I spent my early years on a cattle ranch just east of Etosha National Park. Later on we lived in town because of the high security risk in […]

Apr 30th

2021

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

Hunting hyena in Africa

Brown Hyena  The brown hyena, Hyaena brunnea, is a species found in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.  It is currently the rarest species of hyena.  Brown hyenas average 34 to 55 inches in head and body length.  They run 28 to 31 inches at the shoulder.  The average adult male weighs 88 to […]

Apr 1st

2021

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 […]

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