GAME & HUNT CURRENT ISSUE

All hunters will agree that hunting a buffalo is the ultimate dream. They will also agree that this formidable opponent is not called Africa’s Black Death for no reason. This animal means business when wounded or simply in a bad mood. In “When a buffalo bellows”, Sonja Harmse of Muvhimi Buffalo Safaris shares a challenging hunt by a client who had to brave the Bushveld heat and dense bush to outsmart inaythi. If a Cape buffalo is on your hunting list, also read Prof J du P Bothma’s feature article on this species.
Die jagveld is vol verrassings en dis nie net spesies soos buffels, leeus en olifante wat gevaar inhou vir die jagter en sy honde nie. Nico Kotzé het eerstehandse ondervinding hiervan. In “When plains game charge” vertel hy dat ’n mens nooit jou prooi moet onderskat nie. Die meeste stormlope in sy jagloopbaan was deur gewonde vlaktewild – van die steenbok en duiker tot bos- en vlakvarke, rooibokke, gemsbokke, waterbokke, wildebeeste en selfs bobbejane. Bosvarke is ook gedugte teenstanders, veral omdat hulle in die donker gejag word. In “African pig slam” vertel Stefan Fouché hoe hy en ’n jagmaat die bos- en vlakvarke van die Bosveld die stryd aangesê het. Die jagter moet ook katvoet loop vir die uitgeslape njala. Laurence Jennings het Zoeloeland se ruigtes aangedurf, waar hy twee prag-njalabulle uitoorlê het.
In the market for some new hunting and shooting accessories? Make sure to read Christophe Roelofse’s review on the Ravin R5X crossbow and the EyE CaM spotting scope by Arcona. Also read the write-up about the Leica Geovid PRO 10×42 AB+ rangefinder featured on our cover. With this new flagship model, Leica Sport Optics presents laser-rangefinder binoculars that combine over 30 years of optoelectronics expertise – a must-have for serious hunters and long-range shooters! Competitive shooters will also enjoy the articles “Debunking gun stuff” and “Skerpskutskietdag”.
Fiona Kruger skryf vandeesmaand al ’n jaar lank vir ons tydskrif. Haar gewilde rubriek “Fiona’s Best Lodges of Africa” is van onskatbare waarde vir lodge-eienaars. In hierdie uitgawe gee sy wenke oor hoe om jou lodge in Amerika by die jagskoue te bemark.
Game auctions are in full swing countrywide and Dr Flippie Cloete reports that game auctions during April 2024 generated a combined turnover of R78,4 m – considerably higher than the R58,4 m generated during April last year.
En op daardie positiewe noot is dit tyd om te groet.

Wildbedryfgroete
Game industry greetings