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September / October 2015
FREQUENCY: Bi-monthly

Neels Geldenhuys
CUSTODIAN FOR PROFESSIONAL HUNTING... Call me philosophical, old-fashioned, or just in a bad mood, if you like. The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary gives the following definition for an association: “an official group of people who hav... Read more
African Outfitter
Professional Hunting in Perspective


In the footsteps of Jim Corbett (with a fly rod)
Well-travelled hunter Aldo Rech embarks on an extraordinary journey in India, following in the footsteps of the great hunter, Jim Corbett. Instead of hunting, he explores India’s great rivers with...

Headspace – what the reloader should know
Ballistics expert Chris Bekker discusses aspects such as different types of headspacing, headspacing methods, testing for correct headspace, characteristics of brass, case vs chamber dimensions...

The definition of conservation
What is the definition of conservation? In the very wise words of Ron Thomson, it is the “sustainable utilisation of living resources for the benefit of mankind”...

Hunting the trophy red hartebeest
The first in a three-part series, this article is intended for those wishing to hunt a trophy-class red hartebeest. It will assist the hunter with planning and preparing for the hunt...

Tracking the king of beasts
Good hand signal communication and the ability to move quietly through the bush are important factors when tracking the king of beasts. PH, scout and senior tracker Colin Patrick explains...

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Just another day in Africa . . .
Encounters with snakes, especially venomous ones, are potentially lethal but the fact that most people have a fear of them sometimes leads to hilarious situations.

Chiwore River Hunts, Zimbabwe, 1982
Owen Connor reminisces about hunting with his sons in Zimbabwe. They shot a buffalo and faced a fierce lioness that was stalking the same buffalo!

A tribute to Fred Duckworth
Geoff Wainwright recalls good times in the Zambian wilderness, hunting with his friend, PH Fred Duckworth, a lovable rogue gone to the happy hunting grounds.

Hunting in Africa? What you need to know
Canadian-based Dennis and Julie Hilling provide prospective hunters to Africa with handy information on Temporary Export Permits for firearms.

If life was fair ...
Johan van Wyk talks about underdog cartridges that are sadly losing ground but really deserve to be much more popular than they are.

Old Bill
Seasoned PH John Coleman entertains readers with a story about old Bill, a hunting client in his late sixties who was partially blind.

Africa’s Wildlife Armageddon
One of the dangers to Africa’s wildlife is the interference in the wildlife management practices by animal rightist NGOs and government institutions...

SAMPEO (South Africa’s Most Proven and Experienced Outfitters) is a group of seven experienced outfitters who have publicly stood up and opposed the lion industry.

Newspaper - Tracking the giants If you want to track elephant, be prepared to walk, and to walk far! Colin Patrick explains why.

Big-game hunters of yesteryear

another day in Africa . . . During Cleve Cheney’s time as a trails ranger in the Kruger National Park, he had contact with potentially dangerous animals on a daily basis.

South Africa's Most Proven and Experienced Outfitters

News about the Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa

Interesting news, events and articles by the Big Bore Association of Southern Africa

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