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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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The proposed Up-listing of Hippopotamus under the Endangered Species Act

Posted on May 1, 2023

While hippos are not currently threatened with extinction, their populations have declined due to various threats, including habitat loss, poaching, and climate change. Hippopotamuses are often hunted for their meat and ivory tusks, and uncontrolled hunting can...

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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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Hunting Tuskless Elephants | The Dangers, Tracking and Closing

Posted on Jan 29, 2018

The only value in something hanging from a wall is because of the effort exerted, memories shared and experiences had while in the pursuit. This is why a tuskless elephant hunt is an amazing adventure despite tohe non-exportable status of the trophy. And on top of that, this type of hunt is much more affordable for your average Joe. At the end of the day...

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Budgeting for an African Hunting Safari: How Much Will it Cost?

Posted on Dec 11, 2017

One of the first things a potential client asks a hunting safari broker, or an outfitter is "How much money is this going to cost? Every client has three questions he asks himself. How much do I want to spend? How much can...

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Why We Should Continue Hunting Rhinos

Posted on May 21, 2017

First of all, people who don't live in Africa, who are not directly involved in the management of wildlife in Africa, and who don't deeply understand the different wildlife cultures of Africa's many countries - with all the best intentions in the world - cannot determine what is best for Africa's rhinos (or any other wild animal species). I have compiled...

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The Benefits of Legally Hunting Your Food

Posted on Oct 6, 2016

Many people in modern society have never considered the possibility of hunting for their own food. However, with the negative environmental and welfare implications associated with the agricultural industry and with the current high cost of meat...

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Taking a Handgun to Africa

Posted on Jul 26, 2016

Some of us like to hunt the hard way; walk for miles; climb mountains, live in tents, fight bugs. Then there are those of us who like to hunt the real hard way...

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New Elephant Regulations Proposed by USFWS

Posted on Nov 15, 2015

Recently the U.S, Fish and Wildlife Service (USF&W) has proposed to revise their rules concerning the African elephant as put forth in Section 4(d) of the ESA. Recent downturns in African elephant populations due...

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