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A response to the African hunting trophy ban. My personal thoughts. Part 4

December 5, 2017

Last thing I want to mention and one of the things I want folks to think about is who the heck are we (Americans) that we think we can tell people in another country how to live and what they can do or not do with their animals within their borders. What would you do […]

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A response to the African hunting trophy ban. My personal thoughts.

December 4, 2017

Part 3: Now that the animals have a value what else could the value provide the local people?  To an individual land owner he can feed his family, make improvements to his home, send his kids to school, Take them to the doctor when they are sick, all of the things we take for granted […]

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A response to the African hunting ban. My personal thoughts.

November 29, 2017

Part 3: Now that the animals have a value what else could the value provide the local people?  To an individual land owner he can feed his family, make improvements to his home, send his kids to school, Take them to the doctor when they are sick, all of the things we take for granted […]

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A response to the African hunting ban. My personal thoughts.

November 28, 2017

Part 2: For this next part let me use an analogy. Suppose you live in the middle of nowhere, have no concept of a grocery store, and if you did know what a grocery store was you have no money to spend there. Now suppose you have two bags of seeds. One bag has an […]

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A response to the African hunting ban. My personal thoughts.

November 27, 2017

    First things first.  I am going to simply state facts as I know them. I am not writing this to preach to the choir or talk down to the folks unfamiliar with trophy hunting in Africa. I will also ask you to not take my word for it but to look things up […]

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Safari, Namibia 2016: Next Link In The Chain. Blog #22 “Birthday Party and Farewells”

June 26, 2017

The morning of our departure meant packing our final odds and ends and heading home. But first it meant a big breakfast and a chance at one more round of goodbyes. We took our time and enjoyed the morning. One unexpected item on today’s agenda was a birthday party for Zoe’s dog, Sophie. It was […]

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Safari, Namibia 2016: Next Link In The Chain. Blog #21“The Final Fire”

June 23, 2017

After our naps it was finally time to go to officially measure the trophies. The last time I had officially measured anything was 10 years ago on my first trip. I wanted to watch Doug as we officially measured his kudu and I was curious as to how my eland finally measured up. After all […]

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Safari, Namibia 2016: Next Link In The Chain. Blog #20 “Uni-What?”

June 19, 2017

According to Jonas, they are on the backside of some kopje or other and we need to travel via Unimog rather than Landcruiser. Johann, Ilouwna, myself, and a few other hands piled in to go and retrieve the animal. For those of you unfamiliar with the Mercedes Benz Unimog let me try to describe it […]

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Safari, Namibia 2016: Next Link In The Chain. Blog #19 “Songbird Waterfall”

June 15, 2017

Today was our last full day in camp. I woke up, as I normally did, at 5:00 AM, but since I had decided I was done hunting, I slept in until 7:15 AM. A lazy morning in camp is another rare jewel on safari and another one to be treasured. As I loafed, I debated […]

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Safari, Namibia 2016: Next Link In The Chain. Blog #18 “One More Time”

June 13, 2017

Got to sleep in until 5:30 this morning, and were in the truck by 6:00. We found a group of wildebeest early but the sun was just peeking up.  Try as I might, the glare from the sun behind the animals kept me from seeing well enough for a shot. When we tried to get […]

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