Red Lechwe Ramblings

Well over 30 years ago, I was invited by a friend to acquire a minority stake in a Botswana safari outfitter. We flew up to inspect the main concession in

“Shopping and Shooting versus Hunting”*

Canned Killings and other Unnatural Behaviour in the Game Ranching Industry II In January this year, the Boone & Crockett Club, the foremost hunting association in North America, came out

The Livingstone’s Eland of Mocambique’s Niassa Reserve

If you are a passionate eland hunter, then October in Northern Mozambique’s massive Niassa Reserve is where to be. It is the time and place when the huge – and

Hyenas – The Voice of Africa

I think most hunters would agree that, the more they know about the animal they intend to hunt, the better are their chances of success. For years, however, when it

Second Bull Bandit

A good friend of mine, Peter Kennedy, the king of plus 60 inch kudu hunters, advises that whenever you seek permission to hunt kudu from a landowner, you should always

Game ranchers are the wrong target

See Peter Flack’s response below. Kicker: It is unfair to target game farming as an “economic bubble”. This industry creates jobs and makes a very healthy contribution to the economy.

Rhino in Crisis – Blueprint For Survival

I attended the Cape Town premiere of the 90 minute documentary, “Rhino in Crisis – Blueprint for Survival” produced by the Conservation Imperative, a group of conservationists primarily from KwaZulu-Natal.

Ready to Hunt in Africa?

There are only three things you need to know as an amateur hunter about hunting in countries to the north of us – preparation, preparation and preparation. Preparation of your

The Most Special Spiral Horn?

I have often been asked, which do I think is the most special of all the spiral horns. Well, the first question to be asked is probably what constitutes a

First Lion

There are four basic ways to hunt lions and, at one time or another, I have used them all, and more than once. By far the most popular way today