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Hunting in the heat

If you want safari success, says Kevin Thomas, you can’t retreat when the temperature rises – you need to keep hunting through the punishing ‘midday window’ Throughout my hunting career, be it guiding safaris or hunting for myself, I’ve observed

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The French Big Game Hunters

Hunting historian Martin Tulp covers the past hunting adventures of the French big game hunters in Africa

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In search of impala

The impala is more than a budding African hunter’s ‘starter species’ – it presents a real safari challenge, says Kevin Thomas

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The toughest track

When tracking a wounded buffalo, let caution prevail, warns Kevin Thomas

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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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