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    Botswana Wildlife Dilemma

    by Ron Thomson Note from the Editor The attached article BOTSWANA'S Wildlife Dilemma first appeared in the "African OUTFITTER" magazine in the March/April 2014 issue. Thank you to "African OUTFITTER" magazine for giving permission to share it here on AH. It was written by Ron Thomson, a...
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    Expected Announcement From U.S. FWS Will Close Elephant Imports From Zimbabwe, Tanzania

    Re: African Elephant trophies banned from importation to the United States A very personal report from Ron Thomson (This is a round robin letter) Dear friends and colleagues, America's recent decision to ban elephant trophies from Tanzania and Zimbabwe is just one of a whole host of...
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    The Hunter & Society's Conservation Ethos

    The Hunter and Society's 'Conservation' Ethos by Ron Thomson Picture by Induna Safaris TRUE GREEN Over the last 30 years I have become progressively more concerned at the ever-growing animal rights challenge to common sense and science-based wildlife management practices in our...
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    The Hunter and Society's 'Conservation' Ethos

    The Hunter and Society's 'Conservation' Ethos by Ron Thomson TRUE GREEN Over the last 30 years I have become progressively more concerned at the ever-growing animal rights challenge to common sense and science-based wildlife management practices in our national parks, and to the sustainable...
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    Wildlife Management in Botswana

    Wildlife Management in Botswana To my knowledge there has been no pro-active wildlife management conducted in Botswana - ever. Cordon sanitaire fences were erected many years ago to separate Botswana’s commercial cattle industry from the infectious disease reservoir in its wildlife -...
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    On The Subject Of Species & Sub-Species

    The Wildlife Game - On The Subject Of Species & Sub-Species It always amazes me that so many people who state they are nature-lovers, naturalists, hunters and/or “conservationists”, et cetera, appear to have so much difficulty in understanding the differences that exist between what we call...
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    On The Subject Of Species & Sub-Species

    The Wildlife Game - On The Subject Of Species & Sub-Species It always amazes me that so many people who state they are nature-lovers, naturalists, hunters and/or “conservationists”, et cetera, appear to have so much difficulty in understanding the differences that exist between what we call...
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    The Cheetah Challenge

    The Cheetah Challenge Many people believe the cheetah is headed for extinction but, when all the facts are considered, it is clear the cheetah has as good a chance of survival as has any other large predator. It’s future depends entirely upon how man manages the species. Whereas...
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    The Cheetah Challenge

    The Cheetah Challenge Many people believe the cheetah is headed for extinction but, when all the facts are considered, it is clear the cheetah has as good a chance of survival as has any other large predator. It’s future depends entirely upon how man manages the species. Whereas...
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    A Buffalo, A Bullet & A Bushman Tracker

    A Buffalo, A Bullet & A Bushman Tracker Rhodesia: 1961 Ron Thomson was a government game ranger in Rhodesia & Zimbabwe for 24 years (1959-1983). This is the first in a series of his most extraordinary big game hunting stories. In 1961, I was a young game ranger stationed at Main Camp, Hwange...
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    A Buffalo, A Bullet & A Bushman Tracker

    A Buffalo, A Bullet & A Bushman Tracker Rhodesia: 1961 Ron Thomson was a government game ranger in Rhodesia & Zimbabwe for 24 years (1959-1983). This is the first in a series of his most extraordinary big game hunting stories. In 1961, I was a young game ranger stationed at Main Camp...
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    Cheetah

    Cheetah Much has been written about the cheetah but there is still a great deal to learn. Some say the cheetah is heading for early extinction. Others say this is nonsense that the cheetah has as good a chance as any other large predator to survive into posterity. What is clear – as...
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    Cheetah

    Cheetah Much has been written about the cheetah but there is still a great deal to learn. Some say the cheetah is heading for early extinction. Others say this is nonsense that the cheetah has as good a chance as any other large predator to survive into posterity. What is clear – as...
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    A game Warden Takes Stock

    A game Warden Takes Stock Forty-five years ago I joined the Rhodesian (now Zimbabwean) Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management as a game ranger. I was twenty years old. Over the years I accumulated a vast amount of big game hunting and big game capture experience. I was part of...
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    A game Warden Takes Stock

    A game Warden Takes Stock Forty-five years ago I joined the Rhodesian (now Zimbabwean) Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management as a game ranger. I was twenty years old. Over the years I accumulated a vast amount of big game hunting and big game capture experience. I was part of...
 
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