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    June Newsletter

    Dear African hunters, enthusiasts and outfitters Most deaths occur on the way down… That is if you’re on Everest. It’s to do with not enough understanding what...

    Hunter’s Profile – Kelly Drolet

    From what I remember and that which has been told to me by my parents and grand parents, it is obvious to me that...

    The Outfitter. The PH. The Hunter. My Thoughts…

    This article is not intended to offend anyone, but is merely an offer to inform - and possibly improve - the safari experience for...

    Hunter’s profile – Conrad Miller

    Tell us about your background… I was a 30-year-old cop when I went to Zimbabwe in 1998, leaving a wife, five year old daughter and...

    Hunting bushbuck in Africa

    The African bushbuck is divided into two species, the kewel (Tragelaphus scriptus) and the imbabala (Tragelaphus sylvaticus) The kewel’s distribution includes Senegal Ethiopia,Eritrea, and...

    Taxidermist profile: Moredou Taxidermy

    Contact: (Owner/Manage) Hilgard Kotze Physical Address: Farm Moredou , Schweizer – Reneke, North West Tel Office: 053 963 1444 Mobile: 082 784 5269 Contact Email: mortax@mailbox.co.za Website: moredoutaxidermy.com It is...

    African Parks keep moving steadily forward

    Non-governmental organisation (NGO) African Parks has just released its 2020 Annual Report. By the close of 2020, AP had 19 parks under management in...

    The Hunt Is On

    As the world knows, 2020 was unlike any year ever before experienced—and that was true for life at Eastern Cape Bowhunting. When the government...

    May 2021 Newsletter

    I wanted to showcase the common eland (as opposed to the Giant, or Lord Derby) this month. When I sent the message to the...

    Taxidermist profile: Nico Van Rooyen Taxidermy

    As second owner of Nico van Rooyen Taxidermy, from 1994, my beginnings in this artistic trade were based on a childhood in hunting and...

    South African Government’s latest thinking on elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards

    On 2 May 2021, South Africa's Minister for Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, made public a massive report of 582 pages compiled by...

    Hunt eland in Africa

    Livingstone Eland  The Livingstone eland, Taurotragus oryx livingstonei, is found in Angola, the northwest tip of Namibia, the Caprivi Strip (now Zambezi Region), Botswana, Zimbabwe,...

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    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

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