WOMEN IN THE HUNTING FIELD AND GAME INDUSTRY ...

With National Women’s Day being celebrated as a public holiday in South Africa on 9 August each year, we decided to clad this month’s issue in a dash of pink for a feminine touch, especially for the women in our lives – girlfriends, grandmothers, mothers, sisters and sisters-in-law. It is an extra, month-long treat for our local ladies, as International Women’s Day is only celebrated on 8 March worldwide. On p 16–17 Erika Strydom tells us how she started shooting and hunting as a wife, mother and grandmother at the age of 55, while Bianca Venter writes that hunting is an exciting activity for the whole family (p 25). Turn to p 50 for “Joan of Alldays”, a tongue-in-cheek article by Meyer le Roux of Buffelsfontein Baard-olie, in which he explains why we can learn so much from women hunters. In “A woman who hunts” on p 63–64, Luzanne Grant shares the precious experience of being able to hunt with her daughter. We talk to Annette Oelofse about her involvement of more than four decades in the game industry ...  

Grysbokke

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In gesprek met ... Annette Oelofse

Hennie van der Walt het in Namibië op Mount Etjo gaan kuier waar Annette Oelofse en haar familie haar wyle man, die legendariese wildvanger Jan Oelofse, se waardevolle werk voortsit deur wildbewaring en maatskaplike opheffing

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