Jan 3rd

2021

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

2021

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

2020

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

2020

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

2020

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

2020

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

2020

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 […]

Dec 1st

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

Namibia’s Khomas Hochland

In the early eighties, the history of the Khomas Hochland Conservancy began. The Conservancy was founded to get neighboring farmers together and to reintroduce game species into the area. It was an important step to get the farmers together to combine the interests of game and cattle farmers. The Khomas Hochland Conservancy is situated about […]

Nov 28th

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

10 Most Famous Bear Hunters There Ever Were

With a cast of characters that includes a Confederate General, a former slave, and a President of the United States, the most famous bear hunters in American history were a pretty diverse group. To an even greater extent than other big game animals, it takes a great deal of skill as a hunter to match […]

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