Jun 18th

2021

CategoryPosted in Conservation Frontlines

Cooperative Conservation–It’s what defines the hunting narrative

“There is almost nothing more integral to being human than this sharing”—of hunted or foraged food, and the cooperation behind it. Hunting stories are what we tell our friends and family about our own experiences; the hunting narrative is the collective history we tell as a broader hunting community. We can tell our hunting stories however we […]

Bring Dad Fishing!

Celebrate Father’s Day the best way possible… outside! Father’s Day Weekend, June 19-20, 2021, is Free Fishing Weekend! On these days, any person who registers online (except those whose license has been suspended or revoked) may fish without a license. All other laws and regulations apply on these days. Open to residents and nonresidents.  For fishing tips, to find a […]

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 […]

Jun 4th

2021

CategoryPosted in Conservation Frontlines

It’s About the Future—Yours, Ours & Theirs

In January, more than 50 countries—the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People; in short, HAC—announced a bold commitment: That the Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biodiversity, scheduled for October in Kunming, China, agree to protect at least 30% of the planet’s lands and oceans by 2030. Science justifies this bold 30×30 target […]

May 27th

2021

CategoryPosted in New Hampshire Fish & Game

Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire Is Saturday, June 5

Take advantage of New Hampshire’s Free Fishing Day, Saturday, June 5, 2021. On Free Fishing Day, you can fish anywhere in New Hampshire — freshwater or saltwater — without a fishing license. Both state residents and nonresidents may participate. All other fishing regulations […] CONTACT: Scott Decker: (603) 271-2501 Jay Martin: (603) 271-3212 May 27, […]

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 […]

May 7th

2021

CategoryPosted in Conservation Frontlines

Conservation 101: Do you know the difference between conservation and preservation?

Do you know the difference between conservation and preservation? Many people think conservation and preservation are the same thing when it comes to managing natural resources, but there are important differences between them: Conservation means actively managing land for multiple, sustainable uses according to science. Preservation is a hands-off approach—letting nature take its course, with […]

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 15th

2021

CategoryPosted in Conservation Frontlines

Hunting, Trophy and Other–A primer for the non-hunter. It may—or may not—be what you think.

Our North American Editor’s take on a sometimes controversial subject.  Hunting comes up in so many articles in this issue that it seems appropriate to talk about the form of it that causes the most outrage among people who believe that we humans should no longer kill wild animals: trophy hunting. But there are other […]

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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