The love of nature and dedication to conservation motivated Tollie Jordaan to become a professional hunter beginning his career in 1986. He considers trophy hunting the best conservation tool because adding value to animals protects the Continue reading Professional Hunter Spotlight – Tollie Jordaan
Early Friday morning May 29th Apie Reyneke (58) owner of Serapa Safaris was killed while flying his Robinson helicopter which crashed while in route to Delareyville, North-West province, South Africa. Seriously hurt was his wife Yolande (42) and son Abraham (13) who have narrowly survived this tragic event albeit with extensive injuries. Following the accident, both were transferred to a Pretoria hospital critical care unit, and as of June 1 are in intensive care. Continue reading South African Apie Reyneke, Owner Of Serapa Safaris, Killed In Tragic Helicopter Crash
Jim Fink grew up on a farm in west-central Alberta where his passion for hunting began early. There, he hunted ducks, geese and grouse and, as he grew older, deer and moose. At age 16, Fink began guiding fishermen at his parent’s lodge on Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories and, in the fall, enjoyed an annual sheep hunt with his dad. Fink took his first bighorn at age 18, which triggered the beginning of his life-long dream of becoming a professional big game guide and outfitter. Continue reading PH Spotlight – Jim Fink
The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) offered condolences following the tragic accident on April 15, 2015.
“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.”