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A Golden Oryx

Hunter Jill St. John with golden oryx
Jill St. John and outfitter Barry Burchell with a beautiful golden oryx, taken as part of a package auctioned at our 2014 convention. The “golden oryx” is a color phase of gemsbok that occurs naturally, but Burchell has been breeding them up at his farm in extreme southern Namibia.

The first “golden oryx” I ever saw was in Dick and Mary Cabela’s trophy room in Sidney, Nebraska. I thought it was really beautiful—and different—but I actually didn’t give it any further thought until Barry Burchell asked me to join an auction hunt at his place in southern Namibia for exactly that: The golden oryx. Continue reading A Golden Oryx