Big Game Hunting In Africa Is Economically Useless IUCN


AH enthusiast
Jul 20, 2014
Reaction score
Democratic hunting of what you call it = low cost hunting you will find in RSA, up here in Zambia or Tanzania and also Mozambique you must as outfitter focus on big game hunting that comes with a high price tag off course in combination of high quality hunting, in other wise we can not running the anti poaching and contribution to the local communities.


New member
Sep 12, 2012
Reaction score
It's a tricky subject. I'm still not sure what the answer is. Outfitters are of course running a business as well as giving back to conservation. The only worry is that these areas do not have the popular support they do in North America just last week a concession (Hurungwe) was invaded by squatters with tacit political support and.none of the bleating that followed 'Cecil'. If a politician in North America tried to do that they would be hung out to dry.

Re South Africa most hunting is conducted on is private land. SA also has a small domestic hunting industry which seems to be pretty vibrant. I just wonder how those big state concessions north of the Limpopo will withstand expanding populations and other development pressures of the next 20 years.

The Campfire model in Zim and others used to be very good for community development as conservation. I just wonder if they need to be adapted for the 21st century.

Forum statistics

Latest member



Latest profile posts

RicardoT wrote on Jan007's profile.
Hallo , ek stel belang as die 375 steeds beskikbaar is 083 511 9921
Cervus elaphus wrote on Bob Nelson 35Whelen's profile.
Hi Bob, how's things going in Wyong?. Down your way a couple of years back but haven't been in NSW since Ebor for the fishing. just getting over some nasty storms up here in Qld, seeing the sun for the first time in a few days. I'm going to NZ in the spring and hope to clean up a few buns while there and perhaps shake the spiders out of my old .303LE (currently owned by my BIL). Cheers Brian
A couple pictures of the sable i chased for miles in Mozambique, Coutada 9!! We finally caught up to him and I had the trophy of a lifetime. Mokore Safaris, Doug Duckworth PH
sable Coutada 9.JPG
sable 2 - Coutada 9.JPG
Safari Dave wrote on egrmpty507's profile.
Did you purchase your hunt at a US SCI fundraiser?
uplander01 wrote on colorado's profile.
Heard you may have load data for the 500 Jeffery,.....any info would be appreciated. Was thinking 535gr, but already had a response that the 570gr would be a better way to go, not sure why.