SOUTH AFRICA: MOZAMBIQUE: Off To Southern Africa With KMG & TMS & PPS

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  1. siml

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    The sable graph is pretty interesting, 20 years of civil war in Mozambique and also a long war in Angola could have an effect. Northern Mozambique has Roosevelt Sable, a lot smaller than common Sable.
     
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    Wars don't effect game populations do they? :rolleyes:
     
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    Brickburn, is that a trick question?
     

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    Nope. Pretty sure the critters in Chad and CAR have pretty well been obliterated or are well on there way.

    "GORONGOSA: RESTORING MOZAMBIQUE’S NATIONAL TREASURE
    But two years after Mozambique gained independence from Portugal in 1975, the country was engulfed by a civil war. By the time the war ended in 1992, a million people were dead and several million more were maimed, traumatized, and displaced. The web of life within Gorongosa’s park was likewise left in tatters. Soldiers killed and ate most of the large animals, and elephants were shot

    for their ivory, a major source of funding for weapons and ammu- nition.

    In the decade after the war, civilian hunters continued killing
    most of the remaining large animals for food. In just 20 years, the decline in the number of herbivores in Gorongosa was staggering and, as the prey disappeared, so did the predators. Before the war, Gorongosa had over 200 lions, 2,500 elephants, 14,000 African buffaloes, 6,500 wildebeests, and 3,500 zebras. By 1994, you could count the number of lions on one hand, there were no buffaloes and wildebeests, and elephants and zebras each numbered under 110.

    The scale of Gorongosa’s tragedy is not unique to Mozambique. "
     

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    Gorongosa had the largest hippo population in the world, 25000, not a single hippo left after the war.
     

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    Brickburn,

    If you truly want a perspective of the impact of the civil wars in Southern Africa had on the game populations, buy and read "Eden's Exiles" by Co. Jan Breytenbach, the former CO of the South African Special Forces ("Recces") and 32 Battalion when you get to South Africa.

    Amazon captions the book as follows:

    “This is the story of war and conservation, a drama enacted in a theatre in the southwestern corner of Africa.”

    Author Jan Breytenbach, a legend in military circles, and a founding member of South African Special Forces ‒ the Recces ‒ describes how he discovered that Military Intelligence was involved in illegal wildlife trade with Jonas Savimbi. To his horror and astonishment, senior officers were also using the MI created ivory-smuggling routes for their own corrupt ends. A must-read on a little known topic of the South African Border War, Angolan Civil War, and the de facto genocide of southern Africa's Big Five, particularly the elephant.

    It is truly an interesting read.

    Save for this enjoy your hunt and best of luck.

    Snoepie
     

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    Thanks for the wishes and the reading suggestion.
     

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    One of the signs of a great Outfitter is the communication before the hunt. Not, just before the sale.

    kmglogo.jpg Marius just checked in with me and let me know I am next on the list and he's ready to go.

    He made sure that I knew my package has arrived with the statement: "The Eagle has Landed!"
    Since the courier company has only allowed me to know it was "in transit" from Bloemfontein, this was a relief.
    Otherwise, you guys would not be able to see the Ghillie pictures. :ROFLMAO:

    Looking forward to seeing the southern part of the Eastern Cape.
     
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    @BRICKBURN, when do you get on the flying sardine can?
     

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    54 hour count down
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    so your getting ,all jillicky and hard to live with ,then ........
     
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    BRICKBURN, if you need anything, any time of the day or night, you know where to get a hold of me. Hope to get a a few pictures from you during your trip via WhatsApp. Wishing you a safe and amazing time in Africa.
     
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    Brick, have fun, stay safe and I promise to behave on the site while you are away!!!:rolleyes:
     
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    Thank you my friend. If I manage to get the data added to the phone I should be able to get it done.
     

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    I am not too worried because the guy with the really big gun will still be watching.
    Thanks for the well wishes.
     

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    Too darned busy running around; new additions to the neighbourhood being born at 3 am and training dogs and working.
    I think when Thursday comes around we'll see how I'm doing.
     

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    There is always Wifi from time to time. :cool:
     

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    That's too technical, I don't understand it! :ROFLMAO:
     

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    Hope the 54 hours goes very quickly! Have a safe trip!
     

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    Thanks Charlie.
    I know it will go faster than the days you are counting. ;)
     
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