GAME & HUNT CURRENT ISSUE

It is the time of year when many hunters have already successfully tracked down their quarry and have the trophy on the wall and the biltong in the pantry – and we have their stories to share with you.
The Kalahari has a way of luring back hunters to its endless sea of dunes and the creatures that live there. Seasoned bowhunter Tom Miranda fell under its spell and braved the harsh landscape to hunt a special quarry – the golden oryx. Read all about it in “Stalking the wilds of the Kalahari”. Also make sure to read Prof J du P Bothma’s informative article on the remarkable oryx. Another avid bowhunter, Johan Smit, got US-based TriplePoint Outdoors on board for Season 4 of HunTech Pro and tells us about their visit to South Africa to test their ClovisTM mechanical broadhead. They hunted the Free State, successfully taking a roan antelope, Ankole-Watusi bull, kudu and buffalo. Heinz Grobler realised a lifelong dream by hunting an old dagga boy with his Rigby rifle, while LD Jennings travelled all the way to Utah, USA, to hunt a Rocky Mountain bull elk – an unforgettable experience.
Dit was ’n strawwe winter, maar die koue Vrystaatse vlaktes kon nie vir Bakkies Botha, Appel en Adam Tas afskrik om hul jaarlikse bydrae tot die welsynsorganisasie HelpJag te maak nie. Hulle het ’n hele 1,3 ton wildsvleis ingesamel, wat sal bydra om sowat 8 000 kleuters ’n dag te voed.
As jy nog ’n paar rand in jou sak oorhet ná jou jagtog, blaai gerus na Bakgat vir Christophe Roelofse se verslag oor die ARC Precision Alpha-uitgloeier en Zeiss se LRP S3-reeks geweerteleskoop.
Goeie nuus vir wildboere is dat vanjaar se veilingseisoen weer eens suksesvol was met 90% van alle veilinglotte wat verkoop is. Lees meer in dr Flippie Cloete se veilingverslag.
In haar maandelikse rubriek, Fiona’s best lodges of Africa, vertel Fiona Kruger hoe belangrik dit is om elke gas by jou lodge of wildsplaas soos ’n “VIP” te laat voel en dat dit jou nie noodwendig ’n fortuin hoef te kos nie.
Last but not least, I am excited to share some news on a venture to promote the conservation of rhinos worldwide. Royal Bhejane has developed a world-first economic model for ethical trade in rhino horn, sourced sustainably and legally from live rhinos. This approach not only provides an ethical solution for the rhino horn trade but also a source of revenue for conservation efforts. Read all about it.
Lekker jag en lees!

Wildbedryfgroete
Game industry greetings