Hunting as a Wildlife Management Tool. By Cleve Cheney

There are very few natural habitats left in the world big enough to allow nature to regulate wildlife populations without any intervention from man. Even South Africa’s biggest national parks are too small to allow for this to happen. Smaller parks and private conservation areas may also not be afforded the luxury of a laissez-faire (“hands off – let nature take its course”) management approach.

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Hunting after COVID-19: Survey Results Inspire Optimism is concerned about the challenges that the epidemic of COVID-19 presents to hunting, hunting tourism, and conservation activities funded by hunters’ dollars. To get a glimpse into post-COVID future, we surveyed about a 1000 hunters who book their hunts on our online marketplace, which comprise a representative sample of the consumers of the hunting tourism industry. And we found the answers, overall, highly encouraging.

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a small herd of springbok

Good Times, Bad Times: Springbok hunting in Gordon-Cumming’s “Five Years in South Africa” and today

“The springbok is so termed by the colonists on account of its peculiar habit of springing or taking extraordinary bounds, rising to an incredible height in the air, when pursued”, wrote Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming in “Five Years of a Hunter’s Life in the Far Interior of South Africa”. The graceful antelope that has become the symbol of South Africa once covered the plains with its innumerable herds. Today it is mostly found on game farms, hunting concessions, national parks and protected areas, and the impressive “trek-bokken” is but a memory of times gone by. But are the good times of springbok hunting then or now?

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Fantastic scenery of Wyoming

Wyoming’s Grizzly Season: The Why’s and Why-Not’s

It finally happened – for the first time in 44 years a grizzly hunting season is approved in the Lower 48. This story is looking into the most common arguments for and against the hunt. The very limited number of animals to be harvested, tough hunting regulations, on the one hand, and a likely though decrease of overall bear mortality with the legal season (due to improved attitude towards bears by locals, and decreased infanticide) make support the hunt.

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