Trophy hunting is the selective hunting of wild game animals...
Trophy hunting has firm supporters and opponents.
Public debate about trophy hunting often centres on the question of the morality of sport hunting and the question of the extent to which the money paid by trophy hunters benefits the population of game animals and the local economy.
When U.S. put polar bears on the threatened list in 2008, it barred any parts from coming into the country. Even bears shot legally before the ban. Two Lancaster County hunters want their trophies back and have taken their cry of unfair to federal court and the halls of Congress.
......I work at a major firearms manufacturer. If stereotypes are derived as a reflection of the majority, well … Most employees wear camouflaged clothing to work. There are many trucks in the parking lot with gun racks and stickers bearing different NASCAR racers’ car numbers. You’ll hear Obama jokes, double negatives, and the word “ain’t.” A lot. If Wal-Mart doesn’t have it, they don’t need it. And personal firearms are allowed in the building. Care to guess how they feel about the second amendment, firearms, and hunting?
But even these hardcore second amendment supporters are divided on the issue of trophy hunting; that is, killing an animal you do not intend to consume. A quick straw poll at the office reflected the thoughts of one hunter who posted on Miss Jones’ Facebook page, ‘I’m a hunter and proud of that. That being said I eat what I shoot and only hunt overpopulated animals that other wise [sic] would starve or get diseased. Trophy hunting majestic and rare animals so you can get paid by the people who sponsor you is sick! … Don’t make the rest of us look bad with this crap!”....
The President of the Humane Society of the United States worked with about a dozen other volunteers on a door-to-door campaign on Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness for ballot issues concerning wolves in November.
This is taken from a hunt report involving Neil Duckworth, a professional hunter with Mokore Safaris in Zimbabwe and the woman hunter pictured above:
“We were able to take [a] nice buffalo cow on the first morning. By the afternoon hours she was hanging in two locations for lion bait after a lot of time and effort was put into selecting the perfect bait / blind sites.
On day 2 we spent most of the day trying for a zebra to add to our lion baits and building blinds at the existing bait sites from the day before. With all set all we needed was for a lion to show.
After 20 months, Zambia has lifted its ban on hunting, allowing trophy hunters to target numerous species in the wildlife-rich country including elephants. The announcement was made by the country's Tourism and Art's Minister, Jean Kapata, who stated that the ban had resulted in a loss of revenue to the Zambia Wild Life Authority (ZAWA).
Lian Pin Koh believes drones can be a key part of conservation efforts, particularly in remote regions. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about how his project, ConservationDrones, is promoting the use of drones for everything from counting orangutans to stopping poaching.
Zambia, the southern African nation with nearly a third of its land reserved for wildlife, has lifted a ban on hunting for species other than wild cats.
“The suspension of safari hunting is hereby lifted,” Tourism and Arts Minister Jean Kapata said in comments broadcast on Lusaka-based Radio Phoenix. “The suspension of cat hunting shall still remain in force until a survey to ascertain their numbers” is complete.
Zambia, where rhinos and elephants roam 20 national parks together with animals ranging from antelopes to hyenas, suspended hunting in January last year, saying its wildlife would be more beneficial alive....
A US citizen reacts to seeing, reading about teen hunter Kendall Jones....
We wondered what regular folk thought about Texas’ teen huntress. When one of our new volunteers expressed absolute dismay we asked her to jot down her thoughts… by doing so she learned a most valuable lesson...
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has approved that the areas of Lusese and Nakabolelwa along the Zambezi and Chobe rivers be turned into conservancies, bringing to 81 the number of registered conservancies in the country.