Issue April – June 2016 ezine
You’d likely spit out Cecil, or gun laws, or a variety of other major issues. Perhaps even the cost of the safari itself. Over the past six years we have conducted two major research projects across a variety of topics in order to find out what hunters rate – favourite game to hunt, countries to hunt, which countries offer the best standard of PH, and so on. And, although not surprisingly the value for money of an African safari was rated very highly, sadly there were two significant areas of note that we’d found to be barriers to growth. As our mission has always been pretty simple – to promote hunting in Africa – it was these barriers that are of real concern. Sure, we know there are some great things to focus on in terms of growing the industry, and starting our boutique hunting shows in North America was one of them. And, while small, when you have 500-plus people coming through the doors of our shows in Canada, where there is 100% interest in coming to hunt to Africa, that is quite a prospect base.