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    What TV hunting personality?

    I would love to go on a hunt with Jim Shockey. His commitment to ethics, willingness to push himself and his thirst for adventure are truly inspiring.
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    Massacres in Burkina Faso

    It's things like this that make me worry about the short-medium term future of hunting in places like Central Asia. I could see things getting pretty ugly for visiting Western hunters in Central Asian countries in the event that Putin decides to flex his muscles in the region.
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    American Idol Star Under Attack from PETA for Hunting

    While it is easy to get worked up over these things, you have to bear in mind that PETA (and other vocal animal rights extremists) only represent a small minority of the population. The vast majority of comments that I have seen online have been supportive of Will Moseley. It gives me some...
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    A Death Of Ethics: Is “Hunting” Destroying Itself?

    Thanks for sharing, tigris115. I have mixed thoughts about the piece. The article makes a good argument for why predator killing competitions should be banned, and I am inclined to agree. The practices described in that article (running animals over, etc.) are not hunting, and unfairly damage...
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    The Best Ever Food Review Show

    Thanks for sharing, Sue. This is the sort of content that we need to see more of, particularly when it comes to hunting in Africa. The meat utilization aspect is something that many people in the general public are not aware of. If they were, I think that there would be significantly less...
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    Y'all are missing the bigger picture: rhinos move to extinction

    That's my understanding, too. The black rhino Corey hunted was an old wild male that had been attacking and killing other rhinos.
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    Y'all are missing the bigger picture: rhinos move to extinction

    I'm not sure about white rhinos, but black rhino hunting permits usually go for a very high price. In 2014, a hunter named Corey Knowlton won an auction to hunt a black rhino in Namibia, bidding $350,000. After the auction, he said that he felt the amount he paid was low. The reason it wasn't...
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    Are You A Member of SCI?

    I am planning to join very soon. They do a lot of great work.
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    Y'all are missing the bigger picture: rhinos move to extinction

    This is a direct consequence of our industry's refusal to self-regulate. If hunters and hunting organizations had condemned CBL shooting practices as unethical from the beginning, then this issue wouldn't even exist. But because the practice persisted and became a big political issue, the baby...
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    CBL Debate Over, CBL Loses

    You pretty much answered your own question. It's a given that anti-hunters used the CBL industry as a convenient excuse for the banning of all lion imports. However, before the Australian public and politicians became aware of the CBL industry, lion hunting just wasn't something that the...
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    Threats to Hunting

    1. Habitat loss. This is a problem that we as hunters address by spending money that goes towards buying back land and keeping wild lands wild. 2. Ignorance of the realities of conservation/nature. This is a problem that organizations have been working hard to address over the past 15 years or...
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    CBL Debate Over, CBL Loses

    That's not correct. It was specifically because of CBL shooting that lion imports to Australia were banned. This is from the Australian Government website explaining why they banned imports: In other words, it was explicitly due to concerns over CBL shooting that lion imports were banned. You...
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    CBL Debate Over, CBL Loses

    I'm honestly surprised that it took this long. The facts of the matter are pretty clear. 1. The shooting of captive bred lions is in no way comparable to hunting wild lions. 2. SCI, DSC and CIC all oppose the practice on ethical grounds, and because the practice has no proven conservation...
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    Trophy Hunting Undermines Conservation, Right? Wrong

    This is something that Shane Mahoney and Jim Shockey have been saying for a long time, with the former advocating for the term "international hunting," and the latter arguing for the term "selective hunting." The term "trophy hunting" has been twisted by the mainstream media and anti-hunting...
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    Well wishes for our friend Dennis from The Artistry of Wildlife

    Get well soon, Dennis; we are all thinking of you.
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    Who is your preferred taxidermist?

    Considering that this thread is about taxidermists, I might as well post my query here. I am planning on starting my African hunting adventures in the near future with a plains game safari, and I hope to have all the animals taken on said safari mounted. As I am in Australia, I am unsure at to...
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    .416 Remington Magnum Recoil

    Thanks for the reply. I have decided to go with a Winchester Model 70 in .416 Rem Mag. I've just started saving money for it, as well as a future trip to Africa.
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    SCI Kicks Up Its Game To Protect Hunting

    I stand corrected. I am sincerely thankful for your response and for letting me know what really happened. Like I said in my original post, I largely stopped paying attention to the topic due to the obvious tsunami of misinformation that was going around at the time. I wanted to wait for all of...
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    Ending Trophy Hunting Of Elephants: Is This A Conservation Success?

    This really is a great article! The author deserves some serious praise for being truthful and sticking to the facts.
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    SCI Kicks Up Its Game To Protect Hunting

    I didn't follow the Cecil controversy that much after the initial drama, so please correct me if I am wrong with what I am about to say but as a non-member of SCI, here are just my two cents. Regardless of whether or not the hunt was legal, I think that the conduct of Dr. Palmer and the...
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    .416 Remington Magnum Recoil

    Thanks, just sent my reply.
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    .416 Remington Magnum Recoil

    Very interesting! It seems that I did not receive your message, though.
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    .416 Remington Magnum Recoil

    Hello, The_Wanderer. Thank you very much for the response. I live in Western Australia, and it seems like a .375 will be the most sensible option. I contacted two local gun stores, and both said that a Model 70 in .416 Rem would be $2.7K, which is a bit out of my price range. I am planning on...
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    .416 Remington Magnum Recoil

    Hello everyone, I have been asking around the different forums to get as much advice as possible. I have been thinking about what caliber to pick for a dangerous game rifle, that I hope to use on a water buffalo hunt in the near future (they are similar to Cape Buffalo). So far I'm torn between...
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    New Member

    Thanks for all the kind messages everyone.
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    New Member

    Hello everyone, I have been a passionate follower of hunting in Africa for a while now, and recently decided to join this forum to expand my knowledge and meet people with similar interests. I haven't hunted in Africa yet, but my dream is to one day go on a Cape Buffalo hunt. I am really...
 
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