I want to thank you so very much for publishing such an amazing magazine in the African Hunting Gazette. Five days ago I returned from a hunting safari in South Africa. It was a hunt that was supposed to happen in 2020 and was delayed due to COVID. The safari company I hunted with was Thwane Safaris Africa and they were so very appreciative that we made the trip and did not reschedule until next year. I don’t think we as hunters truly appreciate the impact the pandemic has had on their businesses, their livelihood. I was so very glad that my wife and I made the trip and possibly helped to ease a little pain for this one outfitter and his team. We had a wonderful time and booked our safari for next year with Thwane as well.
I absolutely love Africa. Hunting their has literally changed my life. Not a day goes by without me reflecting on my hunting experiences there and the people we have come to know so well. I so look forward to receiving each issue of African Hunting Gazette as it is my lifeline to Africa and helps me to bridge the time between my visits. With each issue I literally devour every article and advertisement. Most articles are read 2-3 times. Then, each issue is displayed in my trophy room for visitors to enjoy. I am writing to reinforce the impact that your work has on my life and I am sure the lives of countless other hunters. A multitude of thanks to you and your staff for supporting and promoting what I believe to be the most enchanting place in the world.
Richard, your work is making a difference.
Lavon R. Winkler
Greetings Richard and Esther
I just finished reading the Summer 2018 issue finding the article titled “Africa – from Canada with love” authored by Thomas Schwanke most informative and well-timed. As I read, I found myself reflecting on the many years of learning about and understanding the importance of getting the African experience planned correctly on the first trip. There are so many considerations in planning a perfect safari and Mr. Schwanke presented these matters in an engaging and concise manner as possible.
The hunting/conservation world is up against political and regulatory pressures while facing a reduction in participation notably in the younger generations. Getting started on the path to Africa is an applied effort. I can’t tell you how many times I have met fellow hunters with a burning passion for an African safari who are worried that the costs and logistics are prohibitive. When I attempt to breakdown the safari planning details into simple, sequential steps, you can see their eyes go from excited to glazed as they seem to lack the confidence to execute. This paralysis need not be!
Those of us with safari experience must pass on the legacy of our great hunting heritage. The African Hunting Gazette is a leader in providing resources for us to do so. I’m going to keep the issue with Mr. Schwanke’s article handy and share it with those hunters seeking the guidance and encouragement for fulfilling what really is an attainable goal: African safari!
Thanks for another terrific issue of AHG.
I want you to know that I greatly appreciate your magazine. It is a bright spot in the current world of Journals. I have extended my subscription to 2022 to demonstrate support. Unfortunately, so many current magazines have just become promotions for the “latest greatest” from one corporation or another. Even the hunting articles so often seem to push a product.
I am in love with Africa and her people. I now count so many I have come to know there as personal friends. I have even struggled to learn some of the language so I can interact with many of the native workers. I have been hunting Africa for thirty years. Over sixteen safaris I have been blessed to experience far more than I deserve. In an effort to share my love of safari I have written a number of short stories for friends and family. These have been received with enthusiasm and currently are shared among members of my hunting clubs.
God bless and good hunting,
I completed my 4th safari last June and had plans for another this year, but as you know this virus has the entire world upside down. When things get better and the travel bans are lifted, hopefully the safari trade can return. I will return to Africa, there is no place like it. The SAFARI bug has the worst bite.
Thanks for a great magazine, and with the Afton House, thanks for a great place to relax after a long flight.
York, PA USA
Thank you for a wonderful magazine. I have never seen such beautiful pictures and ads, and the stories from hunters are great.
After 3 1/2 years of red tape, I may finally get my buffalo from Mozambique.
Chester, WV. USA