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Apr 3rd

2020

CategoryPosted in News

Connecticut Fishing Season Starts Early

Fishing Season Opened Early in Public Waters to Encourage Social Distancing On March 24, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont issued an Executive Order opening lakes, ponds, rivers and streams to fishing statewide.  Opening the fishing season early helps to limit community spread of COVID-19, by eliminating the large crowds that often accompany the traditional Opening Day […]

Apr 2nd

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

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 21st

2020

CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

Africa’s Most Common Antelope

Depending on where you go in Africa, it might be an impala, springbok, reedbuck, gazelle, or kob. Thanks to Chevrolet, the impala is probably the best known and most recognizable African antelope. An attractive reddish-gold in color, highly acrobatic, and topped with black, heavily ringed, lyre-shaped horns, the impala occupies a broad range across most […]

Mar 18th

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

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 15th

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

Pennsylvania is Pushing for More CWD Defense

The Keystone State is looking for hunter input on their CWD response plan. By: Travis Smola Pennsylvania is trying to get ahead of chronic wasting disease and they’re looking for hunter input on their plans. CWD is an always fatal disease similar to mad cow disease. It affects members of the cervid family like deer, […]

Mar 12th

2020

CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

An Outdoor Education

A unique pro-hunting curriculum is teaching outdoor skills to tens of thousands of public school students every year. Photo: Students in the Outdoor Adventures program at Mount Pleasant Junior High School work on their fire-building skills. School sure has changed a lot since most of us in the older generation went through it. I often […]

Exploring Maine’s Wildlife Management Areas

By Regional Wildlife Biologists Kendall Marden One of Maine’s most underappreciated natural resources is public land.  Many folks from the western U.S. are used to having access to millions of acres of public land. On the contrary, accessing private land in the west is a challenge and often involves paying for that privilege. We are lucky in […]

Mar 6th

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

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 […]

Mar 3rd

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

Craig Boddington: Thoughts on Proper Cape Buffalo Shot Placement

  Nothing will mess up a cape buffalo hunt faster than a poorly placed shot. Here’s what Craig Boddington has to say about cape buffalo shot placement. Cape buffalo have a well deserved reputation for toughness and aggression. They also have the ability to soak up incredible amounts of lead from poorly placed shots. The […]

Mar 1st

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

One Shot From a .458 Lott Puts This Bison Down

American Bison are extremely large creatures, but one shot from a .458 Lott was all this hunter needed to bring one down in Alberta, Canada. The .458 Lott is a very powerful cartridge designed for use on very large, thick skinned dangerous game like cape buffalo. The cartridge is not limited to use in Africa […]


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