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African Hunting Gazette Oct-Nov-Dec 2017

Our Objective is simple and clear - to promote hunting in Africa. And everything we do, focuses on this central mission. We believe that for the passionate hunters they are either hunting, or spend their time wishing they were hunting. This publication helps them get through that time when they are not actually in the bush. Our reader is more committed, more passionate and has tremendous interest in just about everything to do with the African Safari. From cover to cover the AHG brings you everything you need to know about hunting the great continent of Africa. From the southern tip of Africa to the northern reaches of Ethiopia, we go about pursuing our simple and unambiguous objective.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
African Hunting Gazette Pty Ltd.
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contrasting beautiful namibia…

And then I published something that really got the camp at NAPHA upset. Technically, and from a publishing perspective – legal, but quite honestly, unnecessary. It really harmed my relationship for a while and for what? For the sake of controversy. The media is spectacular at doing this, and instead of focusing on how better to do things, what we can build on, or where the good is, they too often devote attention to the unimportant stuff. And they stick at it doggedly, missing more important issues. Note the mad western media besotted with bringing down Trump.I have lost all respect for mainstream media. The great David Attenborough’s BBC series had a spectacular scene in their desert edition in Namibia, where a giraffe was being chased by ‘desert lions.’…

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news & letters

Dear AHG, Thank you again. It is such an honor to be published in AHG. Your magazine is the finest publication in the hunting industry. I read each addition cover-to-cover 3 to 4 times. The content is wonderful, the photographs spectacular, and the information obtained from your advertisers has been incredibly helpful. Thank you again to you and everyone at AHG that makes this publication possible. I would say more but, Africa is calling… and I must return. Lavon Winkler USA Dear Richard, As you know, I've spent a lot of time in Africa over the last 40 years. It is absolutely impossible to recapture the wonder and excitement of one's first African safari. The closest you can ever come is to share another hunter's…

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favorite place

Patrick & PH Jofie Lamprecht with the New NAPHA top 10 Cape buffalo. “Soup-bowl-size tracks connected with drag marks” Mine starts with a 300-foot ascent up to a plateau overlooking the surrounding countryside. Vast vistas of the African bush. So different on the top compared with the below. Trees, bushes and grass have been preserved on the top for 850 million years when two tectonic plates of soft, red sandstone clashed, eventually slipping, and one was forced on top of the other. Dinosaur tracks from 200 million years ago and more recent Bushmen etchings mark its history.This unique plateau is my favorite place.Patrick joined me – our second safari together, buffalo being the primary target animal. Sable and eland were also on the list, but our…

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the importance of hunting towards conservation

The Communal Conservancy Programme of the Namibian Government is widely acknowledged as a shining example of practical nature conservation through the concept of sustainable use. In remote regions where income possibilities often are meagre, but natural resources (among them wildlife, inclusive of conflict species like elephant and lion outside of National Parks) often are abundant, this program brings advantages, such as job-creation, and additional income and incentives for practical nature conservation, including subsistence agriculture. From a conservation viewpoint it is of major importance, as it lends financial value to wildlife and leads to tolerance for wild animals, even dangerous and harmful species like lion and elephant. We would like to refer to the Cabinet Decision regarding “Namibia’s position to oppose any call to ban or restrict hunting and the…

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education on hunting

The NAPHA Executive Committee has prioritised the Education on Hunting aspect, and we therefore want to share more insight into this important matter.We as hunters play an important part and a leading role by following a rigid code of practice of our activities in order to promote conservation.In the best interest of practical conservation, dialog between hunting and non-hunting stakeholders is urgently necessary. This dialog can only be fruitful if discussion takes place on a common denominator and under avoidance of non-factual emotions.Some non-hunting proponents believe that humans have evolved to a point where they can live without any animal products such as meat, milk, eggs, honey, leather, wool and other by-products. This in effect means a total renunciation from nature and, in light of human population explosion, ultimately…

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collaring and naming of wild animals

Collaring of a few wild animals started off as a means to collect scientific data. It has almost developed into a mania to claim possession over free, wild creatures by certain interest groups. Add to this the hype of personalising wild animals by giving them names. Both these practices by now are utilized to undermine the sustainable use principle. Some critical analysis of the development is urgently needed.Perception is the unique result of the picture in a person’s mind when he sees or experiences something. It is the consciousness, awareness and understanding of something that generates a standpoint in our minds. Everyone looks at the same thing, everyone thinks something different. Give an egg to a bushman and he will suck it empty and create adornments. Give it to…

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