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  1. to answer predator-i (as all my friends) are opposed to "canned" hunts. we dont get it. we like the fair chase "hunting" aspect of hunting. i dont like high fences either, here in texas or in africa, that is why my father and i are going to moz instead of s africa. my mom and wife are going with cameras while we are out and we are all doing a 2 day photo safari in kruger at end of trip with our PH. on a personal hunting note-we have no desire to shoot a lion, elephant or most other animals. most lion hunts i've seen the lion is just lying there licking itself, while its fine for others just doesnt appeal to me. buffs are pentiful and dangerous that appeals to us, especially "dugga boys" that are past their prime and breeding and living alone.
  2. yeah i guess by some i'm a dummy because i did a search and when i saw safari it was the term i grew up knowing. i was asking a legit question in the wrong place. okay. first there are good reps for your cause like nappa and predator and just the opposite in milbank and jochen, Eugene Lapointe (head of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) from 82-90 and current pres of International Wildlife Magangement Concortium (IWMC) has a few quotes "unfortunatley, most african economies are poor and wildlife conservation has to compete with so many pressing demands for public money. so conservation projects are going to be most successful if they can be self-supporting; in other words, if they can generate income and provide local jobs. a number of nations in southern africa had adopted a "sustainable use" philosophy, including nambia, south africa and botswana. they have issued permits to sport hunters to shoot a limited number of elephants that are pre-selected according to factors like age and sex. as a result, these nations has well-stocked and healthy populations and poaching was not a major problem" Peter Lindsey from the univ of zimbabwe (who is not a hunter) has some quotes: "realistically, for conservation to succeed, wildlife has to pay for itself in africa" "if local people do not benifit, it is usually lost" "there's on question in my mind if hunting were to be banned, the conservation consequences in africa would be dire" on lindsey says that 18,500 hunters/companions come to africa each year spending over 200 million. bringing in money that goes to local owners to buy more land for the animals that does not appeal to ecotourists because the area is not politically stable, too remote, or simpily less scenic. as long as land owners have finacial income from the animals they will continue to improve the land hunters on avg spend 10-20 times more than ecotourists, and hunting operations cover more than 540, 000 sq miles, thats 22% more land than is protected by national parks. *look, i'm deep into the hunting community and almost every one i know follows the rules and respects the game. there are scumbags out there that abuse it and it sucks (shooting 18 deer in a county where you are only allowed 1, shooting animals on your wife or childrens tags) but we arent hunters like the "hunters" that slaughtered the american bison or white rhino years ago you wont change us and we wont change you, we just have to agree to disagree
  3. anti-hunters are so uninformed its funny bye
  4. going late june to mozambique buff hunting and was wondering if anyone has info. camp will be about 3 miles from zimbabwe border north of kruger. should be a good area if quess to see decent #'s of buffalo. any info appreciated thanks

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