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An Open letter from the President of the African Professional Hunters’ Association

Editor’s Note: Jason Roussos, President of the African Professional Hunters’ Association, responds to the outcry and outrage from the rabid anti-hunting organizations regarding hunting in Africa and the need for scientific management programs to preserve species. Continue reading An Open letter from the President of the African Professional Hunters’ Association

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PH Spotlight – Harpreet Brar

ph-spotlight-harpreet-brar-022317Motivated by his passion for wildlife, wild areas and conservation, Brar aspired to a career as a professional hunter. He was born and raised in east Africa and, at age 16, shot his first Cape buffalo in Masailand. After obtaining his PH license in 1997, he worked for other outfitters and in 2000 opened his own company, Rungwa Game Safaris. Continue reading PH Spotlight – Harpreet Brar

PH Spotlight – Hans Vermaak

PHHansVermaakPixHans Vermaak was born into the life of professional hunting, which his father, Coenraad Vermaak, had begun years before his birth. He accompanied his father on safaris from a very young Continue reading PH Spotlight – Hans Vermaak

Elephant Kills Zimbabwe PH

The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) offered condolences following the tragic accident on April 15, 2015SCI-LogoLnS_sm.

“It is with deep sadness that we heard of the passing of Zimbabwe professional hunter Ian Gibson,” PHASA reported. “Gibbo was tragically killed by an elephant bull yesterday while guiding an elephant hunt in Chewore North, Zimbabwe. He was one of the finest professionals in Africa and will fondly be remembered as a great friend and safari companion.

“As PHASA management and members we extend our sincere condolences to his family. You are in our prayers.”