HUNTING THE GREAT CONTINENT OF AFRICA

News

More

    Hunter Profile: Archie Landals

    I was born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada in 1945. I guess that makes me a city kid, but we were never far from the...

    Taxidermist Feature: Marakalalo

    Company Name: Krugertaxidermy t/a Marakalalo (Pty) Ltd. Contact: (Owner/Manage) Kruger Human Physical Address: 21 Stormavenue, Bainsvlei, Bloemfontein, Free State Province, South Africa Tel Office: +27 (0) 649382563 ...

    International Vulture Awareness Day 4 September 2021

    Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats in many areas where they occur. Populations of many species...

    August Newsletter

    Dear African hunters, enthusiasts and outfitters Send in the clowns Not sure how they first got the reference to being clowns of the savanna, but some...

    Fury at Bay

    Hunters who have had the privilege to hunt leopard over hounds or over bait will know the anticipation and excitement of the hunt, from...

    Hunting wildebeest in Africa

    African Black Wildebeest The Black wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou) is sometimes referenced to as the white-tailed gnu.  Its average weight runs between 250-425 pounds, and...

    The Orange Grove Bushbuck

    I met Sydney in Kentucky in 2020, just before Covid, and we immediately started talking about a family trip with her, her father and...

    There is No Climate Emergency

    Readers will have noticed a recent massive surge in alarming international news about the climate. This is an organised, contrived campaign to draw attention...

    Hunting Buff with Stephen Bann

    While most folks spend a lifetime dreaming of hunting Cape buffalo, I was lucky enough to make that dream a reality. Cape Buffalo, known as...

    Taxidermist profile – Life Form Taxidermy

    Established in 1981, Life-Form Taxidermy is a world-renowned studio, with a large, dedicated staff, providing top quality taxidermy and outstanding service. Our indigenous taxidermists specialize...

    Highlights from John Sharp Safaris

    Just a quick update to let you know what's been happening with me in the field. My first hunt of the year was a leopard...

    Motsomi’s happy customers

    When we planned our 1st trip with Motsomi in 2018, we planned it as a once in a lifetime trip. Then we fell in...

    1 COMMENT

    1. CV-19. Mankind has not seen this situation before. When very deadly EBOLA broke out in Africa recently, there was concern, panic even, but not a shut down of Africa, let alone the world. Same for the terrible Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. While I remain skeptical of all the reasons why responses have been extreme and unique, especially since other common disease such as the flu still takes more lives, the preventive measures for COVID-19 also work well for the flu and CV-18, CV-etc.

      Reality says that so far about 80% of those with CV19 have mild symptoms and recover, many without knowing they were sick. However, no one really wants to say “here I am, come and infect me.” My planned college class field trip to Namibia was canceled before the airlines beat me to it. Cancellations of planned safaris are cascading over the communication lines. I am concerned too, but …

      In Jan. 2019, I booked a July/August, 2020 safari with a quality PH, John Sharp for the Bubye Valley. Communication with them has been superior. Same for my travel agent, Jennifer Ginn at Travel Express. I did not qualify for travel insurance due to the timing specs of booking vs. deposit history, but you do not need a magnifying glass to read that travel insurance will not cover cancellations due to government intervention.

      Right now, I choose to stay the course of my original intentions. Work at keeping my health and attitude. I will keep practicing with my 470 NE to be ready when that moment of decision presents itself, in Africa.

      Bill Head

    Comments are closed.