ZIMBABWE: Bad Leopard Hunt West Nicholson Zimbabwe

Discussion in 'Hunting Reports Africa' started by The Artistry of Wildlife, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Ole Bally

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    Gavin, you're right....whatever we need to do to conserve our Leopard should be at the top of the priority list!
    I'll try the link again.
    Leopard are not as threatened by legal hunters as by illegal ones.
    The offtake required for the KZN traditional healers and 'royals' far outweighs the hunt off take. (6000 + market) Thus I believe the whole of the southern african region is being affected by this demand. Perhaps it's time they started breeding them captively like the Lion scenario to ensure a wild population?
    The issues will remain there until such time as a more holistic approach is used by the game dept's to the detriment of the species!
     

  2. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    I completed this research survey and found it challenging to say the least. I did pretty well, considering I had not ever hunted a Leopard myself.
    It provides some great training.

    More educated hunters will lead to better management from "our" side.
     

  3. Ole Bally

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    Gavin, great article!
     

  4. Gavin Lipjes

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    Ole Bally, glad you got it open but certainly not mine to take any credit for.
     

  5. Ole Bally

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    well you found it and posted it! :thumb:
     

  6. Gavin Lipjes

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    Ole Bally here is another pick that is relevant to your expressed concerns regarding the illegal Leopard skin trade:

    Panthera
     

  7. observe

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    gavin & ole bally

    yes, the illegal trade in leopard skins in africa is a very sad story but unfortunately a reality and truely shocking...

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