Hunter wins 25-year game park contract

2017-09-24 06:05

The North West Parks Board has conservationists worried after it awarded a 25-year contract for the co-management of a state-owned game reserve to a company specialising in trophy hunting and stuffing animals.

Hunter dies after elephant falls on him

2017-05-21 15:26

A professional big game hunter from Tzaneen has died during a hunt in Gwai, in Zimbabwe, when a member of his group fired at a storming elephant cow and the animal fell on him.

Remains found in crocodiles might be those of missing hunter

2017-04-14 21:30

Teams searching in Zimbabwe for missing SA hunter Scott van Zyl, 44, have found what is possibly human remains in two crocodiles they shot.

Hunters association to defend its decision on captive-bred lions

2016-11-17 20:59

The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa says it will go to the Pretoria High Court to defend its decision regarding the hunting of lions bred in captivity.

Hunters’ answer to Cecil the lion row: We create 53 000 jobs

2016-06-10 12:32

Trophy hunting contributes R6.4bn to eight sub-Saharan African countries and employs 53 000 people, a report by the club that suspended Cecil's shooter, has revealed.

Paid cull of nyala sparks ire

2016-02-22 14:24

A paid cull of large numbers of nyala in a northern KwaZulu-Natal game reserve by foreign hunters has raised the ire of struggling local communities.

18 animals already killed in platform-hunt - NSPCA

2015-09-08 11:53

Despite the public outcry, the hunt on purpose-built platforms at a Limpopo farm has continued with 18 animals slaughtered, the NSPCA says.

Zim parks confirm Jericho the lion is alive

2015-08-02 12:05

Zimbabwe wildlife authorities have dismissed rumours that a second lion, known as Jericho, had been slain after the killing of Cecil the lion by an American trophy hunter caused a global outcry.

US launches probe into killing of Cecil the lion

2015-07-31 06:15

US authorities have launched an investigation into the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, as the American dentist who hunted the big cat remained in hiding amid mounting global outrage.

Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients

2015-07-30 12:44

A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has advised patients to seek care elsewhere and said he rarely discussed his big-game hunting because it can be a "divisive and emotionally charged topic".


'Illegal' night-time kudu hunt nearly ends in disaster

2017-09-08 13:10

An allegedly illegal night-time kudu hunt in Bloemfontein’s Soetdoring Nature Reserve almost had a disastrous ending when one of the hunters, Kobus Willemse, suffered a heart attack.

Search for missing hunter called off

2017-04-15 21:38

The search for a South African hunter, Scott van Zyl, who went missing in Zimbabwe more than a week ago, has been officially called off.

Cecil the Lion, drought end SA wildlife price boom

2017-02-22 10:08

Wildlife prices are tumbling in South Africa, as game breeders are squeezed by restrictions imposed following the killing of Cecil the Lion, and the worst drought on record.

Limpopo government investigating illegal hunting

2016-09-23 22:44

The Limpopo department of environment and tourism is investigating a case of suspected illegal game hunting in Polokwane.

Australian politician says the elephant he slaughtered and ate was ‘delicious’

2016-06-02 10:21

Australian politician Robert Borsak described in detail killing an elephant in Zimbabwe and eating it, saying 'I think it tastes as good as the best Wagyu beef'.

Limpopo hunting farm did nothing wrong - environment dept

2015-09-08 20:15

The hunting farm outside Alldays at the centre of a social media outcry is doing everything by the book, the Limpopo environment department says, following a visit to the farm.

NSPCA in bid to stop 'European-style' Limpopo hunt

2015-09-07 17:48

The National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has obtained a warrant to inspect a farm the organisation believes is hosting a 2km-long game shoot from platforms.

Cecil the lion lights up NY's Empire State building

2015-08-02 10:53

A giant picture of the beloved Zimbabwean lion killed by an American trophy hunter has been projected, among other images, onto the Empire State Building in New York in a dazzling display.

Jani Allan: Cecil the lion’s killer now one getting hunted – by outraged Americans

2015-07-30 16:24

Columnist Jani Allan looks at what the American public is doing in retribution against the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, now one of the most talked-about animals on earth.

Protesters march outside Cecil the lion killer's offices

2015-07-30 07:09

About 200 people have protested outside the suburban Minneapolis office of Walter Palmer, calling for the US dentist to be extradited to Zimbabwe to face charges for killing Cecil the lion.

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