Jan 9th


CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

On safari with Thierry Labat

Both my parents immigrated to then Rhodesia from Mauritius. My father was only 20 years old in 1964 when he left Mauritius to come and work in the sugar industry in a place called Hippo Valley, in south-eastern Rhodesia. He started as an assistant section manager, then manager, until he was able to buy his […]

Jan 6th


CategoryPosted in Shooting Sportsman

A Girl & A Gun

Shooting sports can be intimidating and overwhelming for beginners, especially if they are in a minority group and do not have a mentor. A Girl & A Gun is working to change that. The ladies-only national organization, founded in 2011, works to create a positive environment that supports women shooters and to generate opportunities for […]

Jan 3rd


CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

Namibia Running Out of Patience with CITES

At the Eighteenth Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to CITES held last year, five southern African countries, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia proposed that the ban ontrade be lifted. These countries constitute the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA-TFCA) which holds two-thirds of the continent’s approximately 400,000 African elephants. The Conference rejected this proposal, which […]

Jan 1st


CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

United Against Canned Lion Shooting

Rowland Ward joins other conservation groups in taking a stand against the shooting of captive-bred lions. Rowland Ward Ltd. has united with several highly regarded international conservation groups to take a firm stand against the practice of captive-bred lion shooting.The shooting of lions bred in captivity not only has no conservation benefit, but also it […]

Dec 30th


CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

Living the Dream

A quest for a very old dagga boy in the Zambezi Valley. “A buffalo hunt has been a lifelong dream of mine,” said seventy-eight-year-old Frank after introducing himself to me at a recent Dallas Safari Club Convention. “I’m told you’re Mr. Buffalo, so can you please help me make it happen?” What a nice request this […]

Maine’s Hunters and Trappers are Conservationists

By Wildlife Promotional Coordinator Lauren McPherson It’s that time of the year again; thousands of sportsmen and women have flooded Maine’s woods with orange, carrying traps, bows, and guns. While many assume hunters and trappers are simply taking valuable resources from our incredible state, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife frequently refers to our […]

Dec 20th


CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

Extremely Rare Black Bobcat Caught on Video in Vermont

Facebook Video: Melissa Patnoe  Black bobcats are exceedingly rare. The bobcat is a shy and solitary creature that often likes to avoid humans at all costs. Most people have never seen one in the wild because they are so talented at avoiding people. What could be rarer than seeing a bobcat? How about seeing […]

Dec 15th


CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

On Safari in Africa with… Russ Lovemore

Q: When and where were you born? A: I was born in Port Elizabeth in 1967. Grew up on a farm in the nearby Paterson area. Q: How did you get into hunting – what was it that influenced you? A: My father was not a hunter, however both my grandfathers were and their stories […]

Dec 10th


CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

The Intriguing Hartebeest

It may not be the most beautiful of Africa’s plains game, but the hartebeest is fascinating and challenging to hunt. Featured Image: A Cape hartebeest. Photo by Dirk de Bod Among the millions of words I’ve written about African hunting, this is the first piece I’ve devoted specifically to the hartebeest. This is odd, because […]

Dec 5th


CategoryPosted in Conservation Frontlines

The Achilles Heel of Conservation

Conservation is a global challenge and battle. Movements against climate change, plastic pollution and deforestation are on the rise. So too are ground-breaking research and futuristic interventions. And yet the natural world is still burning. Nowhere is this more evident than in Africa, and this is why. I am an aspirant ornithologist and a conservation […]

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