African Hunting Gazette

Jun 24th

2020

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On safari with… John Oosthuizen

The Oosthuizen family arrived in the Cape Colony from Holland in 1671. The name featured prominently in two of the great events in South African history: the Great Trek of 1836 when the Boers migrated away from the British-controlled Cape and headed east and north-east; and in the second Boer War (1899-1902) when the two […]

Jun 18th

2020

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On safari with… Stephen Bann

I was born in 24 August 1977 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State. (Now the Free State.) Since I can remember my dad and I went hunting in the June school holidays in the Dwaalboom area. We stayed in a small bungalow without electricity or running water, and every evening we boiled water on the fire […]

Jun 12th

2020

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On safari with… Ryan Phelan

I was born in Pietermaritzburg in 1980. My parents, Paul and Jan, were living in Lotheni in the Drakensberg at the time, working in conservation for the Natal Parks Board. Therefore, my home has always been the bush, and for this I am ever grateful. With experiences in game reserves in Northern Zululand where my […]

Jun 8th

2020

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Game Animals of the World

Game Animals of the World by Chris and Mathilde Stuart African sunsets do not linger. Measly seconds exist between comfortable shooting light and pitch black darkness that is better suited for a hunting leopard. But right on cue my first wild gray duiker oozed from the Raisin bush and cautiously stepped out into the rapidly […]

Jun 4th

2020

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Bwabwata East hunting concession

Karl Stumpfe, owner of Ndumo Hunting Safaris, explains what makes Bwabwata so special. When one mentions the Caprivi, the wide-open floodplains of the Eastern Caprivi may come to mind. But the Caprivi is so much more than that, consisting of some of the most wonderful Kalahari-type woodland, and the jewel in the crown of this […]

May 31st

2020

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Farewell to an African conservation visionary

Garth Owen-Smith lost his battle with cancer on 21 April 2020, and so ended the life of an extraordinary man who has left an indelible mark on the practice of wildlife conservation in Africa. For 53 years, from his first visit to Namibia in 1967, Garth devoted his life to changing the way in which […]

Apr 29th

2020

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Tintswalo Safari Lodge launches free virtual safaris

Tintswalo Safari Lodge has launched free virtual safaris that are available on its social media channels to all its followers. Says Lisa Goosen, CEO of Tintswalo: “The national lock-down in South Africa has been very challenging for humans, but in the bush, nature continues undisturbed as it has since the beginning of time. The conservation […]

Apr 26th

2020

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The Covid Pandemic – the impact on rural Africans

While the world goes into “lockdown” in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus, international travel, tourism and hunting activities have ground to a halt. The flow of money that used to reach rural African communities in the form of hunting income has dried up. What are these custodians of African wildlife resources […]

Apr 2nd

2020

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Eating wild animals & the coronavirus

Wild species are utilised by humans for food all around the planet. The sea is the source of nourishment for millions of people who live in coastal regions, and further away. In Africa, ‘bushmeat’ comprises the important protein required for human nutrition. In Asia, a very wide variety of wild species are consumed, many of […]

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 […]

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