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Royal assent for hunting?

The benefits of hunting for conservation have met with acceptance from Prince William, according to the president of Botswana.

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A rite of passage

Kevin Thomas recalls the introduction he had to hunting as a youngster in Africa, and wonders if his sons will have been the last generation to experience it in the old way

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Why one hunter is worth 1,500 tourists

A poaching-threatened reserve in the Greater Kruger area in South Africa made a shocking discovery about the true price of phototourism in the region

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The rhino’s last stand: Witnessing the danger African anti-poaching units face every day

Ahead of launching Sporting Rifle’s 2018 auction to raise funds for Save The Rhino, editor-in-chief Peter Carr outlines the experiences of Big Game Parks in Swaziland

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Seeing the unseen

On a close-up warthog and gemsbok follow-up, Daryl Crimp is in awe of the incredible powers of perception African PHs and trackers possess

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Elephant in the room

Recounting his first close encounter with elephants, Byron Pace contemplates the challenges facing their very survival, and why hunting them offers hope for the species’ future

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Outfitter focus: Mugaba Safaris

Hunt South Africa with the best Africa has to offer.

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Culture clash: NZ hunter on plainsgame safari in Africa

Daryl Crimp finds himself turned on his head by Africa, coming face-to-face with a wide variety of antelope species – everything except his chosen kudu

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Killing fields: The big game hunters who are fighting poachers in southern Africa

Paying hunters play a critical role in helping rid the African safari scene of its biggest scourge: inhumane poachers with their deadly traps. Professional Hunter Kevin Thomas witnesses their efforts first-hand

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In the Buffalo herd

Kevin Thomas is ready for his close-up – and he gets less than 40 metres away from an old dagha boy on a hunt in Zimbabwe’s Bubye Valley Conservancy After about three hours of tracking, we finally closed with the

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