Oct 31st

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

The common warthog

Description The common warthog has an overall skin colour of grey with a sparse covering of bristle-like hairs and a mane of long, erectile hairs along neck and back. The colour of mane hairs varies from straw-brown to black and is raised when an animal is under stress. Tufts of pale to white coloured whiskers […]

Oct 29th

2020

CategoryPosted in Conservation Frontlines

Science be Damned?

As more and more conspiracy theories dominate popular discourse on subjects ranging from conservation to COVID-19, a writer-naturalist explores some of the reasons why we frequently favor wild theories over solid facts. The coronavirus pandemic is a hoax. Global warming isn’t real. Evolution is a lie. The earth is flat . . . Such beliefs […]

Oct 27th

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

5 Reasons Hunters Become Totally Anti-Social During the Fall

It’s a fact of life: Hunters need some space in the fall hunting season. Don’t take it personally. We’ve got a message for all the loved ones of hunters out there, so listen up. We mostly get to hunt once a year, and we can’t be having people interrupt this process for anything. It may […]

Oct 25th

2020

CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

Something of Value

Having your firearms appraised helps safeguard your family from getting ripped off after you’re gone. When I reached Duke McCaa of Gulf Breeze Firearms by phone, he was in the middle of appraising a hunter’s gun collection. This isn’t particularly surprising, considering how many appraisals McCaa does a year and how in-demand his services are. […]

Oct 23rd

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

On safari with… Axel Engman

Q: Tell us how you came to be in Africa. A: I am the first generation of the Engman clan to have settled in South Africa – and I arrived on an airplane. Q: So where were you born? A: I was born in Sweden in a little village named Dalstorp in 1969, and moved […]

Oct 21st

2020

CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

High Country Mule Deer

The biggest bucks live in the highest, loneliest places. Photo above by Vic Schendel After spending about half my autumn hunting time pursuing mule deer from Sonora to Alberta over the past several decades, I started to envision mule deer range as a loose ocean of deer, filling the western portion of the Mississippi River’s […]

Oct 19th

2020

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge: Supporting Conservation During COVID-19

On Oct. 3 more than 50 ranger teams from across Africa will run 21 KM to support conservation efforts. Here’s how you can help—even if you aren’t a runner.  By Brad Fitzpatrick COVID-19 has impacted African tourism and hunting, which has decimated anti-poaching teams and threatens the work of conservationists worldwide. COVID-19 has put a […]

Oct 17th

2020

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

The Sika Deer: Everything There is to Know About This Exotic Species

Here’s what hunters and other outdoorsmen need to know about the Sika deer. What exactly is a Sika deer, and more importantly, how can you hunt this unique ungulate? Most veteran sportsmen and women already have some understanding of this interesting game animal, but there’s still a lot of unknown surrounding the Sika deer, or […]

Oct 15th

2020

CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

Animal Nature

The fascinating, complex, and intelligent behavior of animals never ceases to amaze us. Photo above by Gary Kramer/garykramer.net The hunting world is full of contradictions, some more visible than others. One of these is how often hunters, in private, share their wonder at the capacities, intelligence, and emotional expressions of wild animals, and how infrequently they […]

Oct 13th

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

On Safari in Africa with… Hannes du Plessis

Q: Tell us about your family, how they originally got to Africa. A: My ancestors arrived in Africa during the 17th century. Q: When and where were you born? A: I was born in Windhoek, Namibia on 6 February, 1963. Q: How did you get into hunting – what was it that influenced you? A: […]


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