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From the Niger to the Nile – An Armchair Safari with Boyd Alexander


Every explorer looks upon the map of that part of the world which particularly calls him, and endeavors to find a spot that still affords opportunity for the special powers he may possess….” It was Lake Chad that originally interested Alexander, but his fellow officer, Captain Gosling, an avid hunter, joined his expedition and the men expanded their horizon and traveled from the Niger to the Nile, of course hunting along the way. Their first chance to hunt big game was lion. Continue reading From the Niger to the Nile – An Armchair Safari with Boyd Alexander

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A Rhino Interrupts a Lion Hunt – An Armchair Safari with John McCutcheon


As chief cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune, John McCutcheon provides not only insight but a sense of humor to the description of his African hunt – by the way, sometimes hunting with Carl Akeley and meeting Theodore Roosevelt. His only big game hunting book, In Africa Adventures in Big Game Hunting Country, is one to be cherished. It is dedicated to “those adventurous souls who resent the restraint of the beaten path” and prefer to go “where the roar of the lion and crack of the rifle are part of everyday life and where in a few months you can store up enough memories to last a lifetime.” This he did on his very first lion hunt. Continue reading A Rhino Interrupts a Lion Hunt – An Armchair Safari with John McCutcheon

Zambia 2017 Lion Forecast


zambia-lion-091216Lion hunting in Zambia is reopening after a few years of closure. Roland Norton, Chairman of the Professional Hunters Association of Zambia, explained what he sees as prospects for lion hunting there this coming year. Continue reading Zambia 2017 Lion Forecast

Zimbabwe Lifts Temporary Ban on Lion, Leopard and Elephant Hunting


SCI Recently received the following press release from the Zimbabwe Professional Hunters & Guides Association.

zphga-logo-1__previewOn the 2nd of August 2015 the Ministry of Environment imposed a temporary suspension of lion, leopard and elephant hunting in Zimbabwe. The goal was to gain clarity and understand the positions of stakeholders positions following the recent allegedly illegal killing of two lions near Hwange National Park. Continue reading Zimbabwe Lifts Temporary Ban on Lion, Leopard and Elephant Hunting