Mar 24th

2021

CategoryPosted in Wide Open Spaces

The Irish Elk: What is This Beast, and When and Where Did It Live?

We set out to explore the saga of the Irish elk, an animal that last lived more than 11,000 years ago and counting. The extinct Irish elk, or Megaloceros giganteus, is a bit of a misnomer, since this creature was actually the largest animal that ever existed in the deer family (sorry, moose fans). In […]

Mar 20th

2021

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

Maryland Bill Opens Sunday Deer Hunting in Prince George’s County

Maryland House Bill 615 would allow deer hunting during every Sunday of the firearm and archery seasons on both public and private land in Prince George’s County. HB 615 has a hearing on Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom and you can stream it here on YouTube. Take Action! Maryland […]

Mar 16th

2021

CategoryPosted in Conservation Frontlines

How hunting pays for African wildlife

If you want to see the difference between hunting areas and non-hunting areas in Tanzania, accompany biologist Karen Seginak and Mike Angelides of McCallum Safaris. They speak out against media attacks on hunting tourism. Year: 2021 Producer: McCallum Safaris Duration: 12 1/2 Minutes The post How hunting pays for African wildlife appeared first on Conservation […]

Mar 12th

2021

CategoryPosted in DSC News Center

DSC Northeast Co-signs Letter Opposing Connecticut Senate Bill 925

DSC Northeast recently co-signed a letter opposing Connecticut Senate Bill 925. The bill is written as follows. SB 925 – An Act Prohibiting the Import, Sale and Possession of African Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros and Giraffes. Please see the attached letter opposing this Senate Bill. DSC Northeast is strongly against this proposed […]

Mar 12th

2021

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

Rhino horn trade continues at an alarming rate in SA, despite COVID-19

South Africa’s Minister for Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, announced at the beginning of February 2021 that rhino poaching during 2020 had declined by 33% compared to the year before. A total of 394 rhino were poached in 2020 compared to 594 killed in 2019. She also said this marked the sixth year that […]

Mar 8th

2021

CategoryPosted in Sports Afield

Back to Africa!

International hunting travel is different, but still possible, in the era of COVID. Photo above: Boddington tracking buffalo between palm islands in Botswana’s Okavango Swamp in 1985. Botswana is open, and elephant hunting will resume this year. Unfortunately, there is no longer any hunting in the Okavango. My rationale (“excuse,” if you prefer) for my […]

Mar 6th

2021

CategoryPosted in News

Connecticut Fisheries Division COVID-19 Updates

Fishing Season-2021 Trout Fishing season is open effective March 4, 2021 per announcement by Governor Ned Lamont. Executive Order 10B and Press Release During this time of social distancing, fishing should be enjoyed as a solitary experience or with members of your immediate household, not as a group activity.  DEEP is encouraging all anglers to follow social distancing […]

Don’t forget! The moose permit lottery is open!

The 2021 Maine moose permit lottery application process is open! Applications for the moose permit lottery will be accepted online only. To apply online, go to mefishwildlife.com and fill out the online moose permit application. There, you will be able to indicate several preferences, including which wildlife management districts (WMD) you are willing to accept […]

Mar 4th

2021

CategoryPosted in Sportsmen's Alliance

Connecticut Bill with Felony Penalty for African Taxidermy Returns

The Connecticut Joint Committee on the Environment, which includes members from both the House and Senate, has introduced legislation that would prohibit the import and possession of certain African species. Senate Bill 925 would charge anyone who imports or possesses legally killed, processed and permitted elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros or giraffe taxidermy with felony charges […]

Feb 24th

2021

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

Sitatunga

This antelope has a relatively long-haired and shaggy coat; both sexes have white chevron between eyes. The bushy tail is brown above and white below, and have longer hooves than any other antelope (to 1 cm/7.0″). The extremely long hooves, capable of splaying widely, are an adaptation to assist walking on mats of floating vegetation […]


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