Game price stampede

By  Stafford Thomas, Financial Mail, 16 August 2013 SA’S wildlife industry is seeing a boom in prices paid for superior breeding animals — but it is a boom subject to deeply divided

Rain Forest Elephant Hunting in Cameroon

When I awoke to the first ominous signs at midnight, I knew immediately it was something I had eaten or drunk at supper. I also knew it was going to

G.F.H. in the C.A.R.

Early morning. The grey of early dawn is lifting over the two and a half kilometre long glade on either side of the Batou River in the north central region

The legalisation of rhino horn trading

Cape Times – 9 July 2013 I read the articles by Melanie Gosling and Tony Weaver on the legalisation of rhinoceros horn trade in the Cape Times on Friday 5

Crocodiles – Birds Or Lizards?

It all started many, many years ago. There were four of us. Amongst other things, we hunted together and, because I was the anally retentive one, I got the logistics

The Elephant in the Room

A debate entitled, The Elephant in the Room: The ethics of collecting natural history specimens and their role in today’s society, was hosted by the Iziko South African Museum in

Time to preserve game?

Question: I respect your charter in favour of respectful hunting but can you explain to me why why I find it disgusting to see all these dead animals, notably the

Why do I hunt?

I received an unpleasant surprise concerning some of the responses to the donation of the some 300 mounted animals from my museum on our old game ranch to the Iziko

Cornwallis Harris’s Cameleopard

Last week I was reading the book of the earliest recreational hunter to visit South Africa, Captain (later Sir) William Cornwallis Harris, originally called, Narrative of an expedition into Southern

Letter to hunters

In May last year I was asked to organise a meeting of the major South African hunting bodies to discuss public relations and how necessary I believe it is for