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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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Travel Insurance for Hunting

Posted on Oct 8, 2021

Travel Insurance for Hunting
Booking travel always carries some degree of uncertainty. Travel insurance provides a safety net so you can step out with confidence. Insurance is designed to cover the big financial risks you don’t want to bear alone. You may not need travel insurance for inexpensive trips, but it can provide a sense of security when you prepay for pricey reservations, a big international trip or ...

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Hunting the Brown Hyena in Africa

Posted on Apr 2, 2019

The brown hyena is often a victim of myths and general bad press. They are said to threaten livestock, but this has turned out to be false. But this doesn't stop the farmers from killing the hyena at every opportunity. Also, the animal is a source for some of the ingredients in traditional medicines. Despite being persecuted, the brown hyena's future is becoming...

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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 Zebra in Africa

Posted on Sep 22, 2018

Zebras have no horns and are not trophy hunted in the same way as horned plains game. The Safari Club International has no listings for zebra in their trophy book. Because their hide is so spectacular, their trophy value is judged by its quality, size, and...

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Hunting Trophy Giraffe in Africa

Posted on Jul 11, 2018

Hunting giraffe in South Africa starts with locating its spoor. It can be very difficult to place a proper shot after the animal is located. The hide is between 1.5 to 2 inches thick, and is time consuming to skin. To give a relative idea of the size of a giraffe hide, consider that just the back skin alone is larger than the entire hide of a dairy cow. Giraffe have no trophy value except...

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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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Packing for Your African Hunting Safari

Posted on Jul 2, 2017

The main idea about packing for a safari is to pack as lightly as possible, you really don't want to lug around a lot of items that you won't use. I learned how to pack for safari a long time ago. Make three piles of what you want to take on safari. The first will contain what you really will need, the second will consist of:

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Trophy Hunting Damara Dik Dik

Posted on May 4, 2017

While hunting Damara dik-diks look for dung piles and spore. They are very territorial, and tend to use the same dung pile on a regular basis. This is one of their methods of marking their territory which can be as much as...

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