No Wildlife in Africa?
Today in Africa, a growing political crisis and resulting economic crash will lead to the tragic and unnecessary destruction of wildlife in
In a recent policy about face and a major blow to the anti-hunting organizations such as the Humane Society of the Untied States, US Fish & Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe announced wild and wild-managed lions from South Africa will once again be granted US import permits. However the prohibition of captive bred lions from South Africa will continue to be banned from importation. The change in the lions status is due to the Fish & Wildlife’s determination that scientifica
The High Fence: Benefit or Detriment to Wildlife?
The high fence. To some, it represents an unethical way of hunting. To others, it’s an indispensable wildlife management tool. And in South Africa, with over 9000 private game reserves throughout the country, an understanding of the how and why of the high fence may make your hunting experience more enjoyable. In the United States, and other common law countries, the wildlife was owned by the sovereign, or the government. In the 1970’s, South Africa changed this policy to
The poster boy of conservation success stories of the 20th Century is most definitely the white rhino, recovering from less than 2 dozen head in 1900, to over 17,000 today. But today, poaching for rhino horn is decimating the species, to such a degree that if it continues at this rate, the rhino will be gone in within the next decade. In 2010, 333 rhinos were poached. The number grew to 448 in 2011 and 668 in 2012, and in 2013, poachers slaughtered 1000 rhinos, all record
One Day Safari
The herd was big; maybe 200 animals. It was evening now, and they were beginning to stir after bedding through the heat of the African day. The air so close to this many animals was pungent, reminiscent of an Oklahoma cattle sale barn. But this wasn't Oklahoma, and this herd only resembled cattle in a distant-cousin kind of way. These were cape buffalo, the most aggressive and dangerous of Africa's famed Big Five. And as the herd began moving our direction at 40 meters