My last Newsletter and Blog Post

I celebrated my 69th birthday recently and have been touched by how many people remembered and called and emailed to wish me. Wonderful to be remembered, especially at an age

WWF – Its True Colours

Since my expulsion as a 30 year member and 20 year trustee of WWF Southern Africa for the crime of being a hunter, the controversy surrounding this matter will not

Why Men Trophy Hunt by Messrs Darimont, Codding and Hawke

Did you know that the reason you hunted was solely to boast about it – ‘signalling’ is the word used in the above article – the size of the animals

First Buffalo

Do you remember your first kiss? I mean a real kiss. Not one of those cheek grazing, lip brushing, air kisses into nothingness and nowhere. Do you remember your first

Opposition to the Fair Chase Guild

Fair Chase Guild Membership Documentation I was a teenager when I first came across the phenomenon. My favourite cousin’s husband was doing his internship at Grootte Schuur hospital. I admired

Conversations with my Son

Last month a friend sent me an email he had received from a United Kingdom visitor in response to the DVD he had sent her entitled, The South African Conservation

South African Hunting Statistics for 2015 – Some Observations

I received the South African 2015 hunting statistics this week and was delighted to see that, after five years of steady decline – we reached our peak number of overseas

“Expelled” from WWF South Africa – continued

I received a copy of the WWF South Africa Constitution three days ago. I was in for an unpleasant surprise. Clause 8.2 states as follows: ‘The Board may at any

The Fair Chase Guild – what is it?

Fair Chase Guild Membership Documentation I attended an historic meeting on Tuesday 18 October 2016. Or at least in time to come, I hope people will look back and say

Caveat Congo – the Anatomy of a Hunting Disaster

The sweat shiny, black face and dull black uniform of the huge Congolese policeman blocked out most of the weak overhead light from the yellowy street bulb barely illuminating the