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South Africa's Landmark Decision: Closing the Chapter on Captive-Bred Lion Hunting

Posted on Jul 27, 2023

The timetable for closing captive-bred lion hunting has not been finalized. A likely scenario is that a date will be set when lion hunting permits will no longer be issued. This will likely be followed by an order calling for all lions in captivity to be euthanized. At that point, only wild lions will...

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Hunting the Spotted Hyena in Africa

Posted on Nov 27, 2018

Spotted hyenas are not scavengers by nature. The will hunt their prey unless they can drive another predator off its kill. Hyenas tend to be opportunistic hunters. The pack will tend to hunt when their prey will be at its most vulnerable, such as during inclement weather, or at night. When hyenas spot their prey, they target the...

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Hunting Tuskless Elephants | Shot Placement and Equipment

Posted on Mar 31, 2018

Once you've closed on the elephant herd and determined that there is a shootable tuskless cow without a calf at heel, you must decide on a brain or heart/lung shot. The span of this article is not sufficient to adequately cover the placement of a brain shot on an elephant. Basically, on a frontal brain shot, you are...

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About Elephants and Their Hunting

Posted on Sep 14, 2015

About Elephants and Their Hunting

The status of elephant hunting in Africa today is mixed. As this is written, importation of ivory into the US is embargoed from Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, and Mozambique.

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Lioness Hunt in the Kalahari Desert

Posted on Jun 6, 2015

Modroo set the sticks 35 yards from the thicket and I quickly cradled in the Sabatti for a shot. Our lioness would not remain still and began pacing back and forth. The pacing route kept her in the thicket and a clear shot was obscured. I stayed on the sticks for fifteen minutes waiting to fire.

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Ultimate Big 5 Safari Hunting Guide

Posted on May 27, 2015

For many hunters, bagging Africa's Big Five is a lifelong dream. Testing your skills against some of the most difficult prey on Earth, connecting with your inner Teddy Roosevelt, or simply building once in a lifetime memories...

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African Lion listed as Threatened under ESA

Posted on Oct 29, 2014

On October 26, 2014, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is proposing to list the African Lion in the Threatened category under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with a special rule that would limit the import of trophies to...

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Dwindling Ivory Opportunities

Posted on Jul 2, 2014

On April 4, 2014, the USF&WS agency issued a temporary suspension of ivory importation and elephant parts from Tanzania and Zimbabwe for calendar year 2014. So what is left for the hunter that wishes to take the largest land mammal on earth?

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Hunt Your African Lion Now!

Posted on Apr 27, 2014

(African Lion Hunting is Under Pressure)
Lion hunting in Africa is currently under attack from multiple fronts. One of the primary threats to future lion hunting is not even in Africa!

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