An archive of all of the articles in the In Support of Hunting section. They are ordered by date with the most recent at the top of the page.
In Support of Hunting
If you have ever doubted that hunting is under attack, you only have to take a quick look back over our social media posts from the last two months that show numerous examples of inflammatory media headlines, onerous government legislation and discriminatory acts by commercial businesses all aimed at recreational hunting and shooting.
Hunting and poaching. They are two words that have somehow become synonymous with each other. But are they the same thing, or are they wildly different? In this article, we will look at the main differences between hunting and poaching, and show how one gives back to wildlife while the other takes indiscriminately.
There’s no denying zebra are iconic to the African continent. It’s hard to think about Africa without imagining a herd of black and white striped zebra grazing across the open plains. Maybe that’s why some find it so hard to imagine why anyone could want to kill one. After all, why would anyone want to hunt a zebra? In this article, we’ll explore some of the common questions people have about hunting zebra and look at how hunting and conservation often go hand-in-hand.
Cockatoos are not only synonymous with the Australian bush, they are a much-favoured addition to aviaries around the world. Despite being protected, they can still be killed under crop protection permits. In this article, we explore why cockatoos are culled, and why anyone would want to kill such an iconic bird.
In 1977, Kenya banned trophy hunting and pinned its economic hopes on tourism, believing photographic tourism to be more sustainable in the long run than hunting tourism. Enter 2020 and a global pandemic that hasn’t just impacted the health of millions of people around the world; it has also decimated the tourism industry. Kenyan based conservation scientist Dennis Ombaki believes there should be a place for well regulated hunting to help Kenya rebuild and provide much-needed economic aid to Africa post Covid-19.
There are 3 main reasons why hunter education should be taught to children in schools. 1. Children learn a healthy respect for firearms that will help them as they get older. 2. Children learn where food comes from. 3. Children learn how to source food for themselves.
In South Africa, privately owned game reserves and safari parks have long provided the lion’s share of employment in rural areas but with Covid-19 bringing tourism to a standstill and causing historic unemployment, South Africa’s game reserves now provide the lion’s share of meat to those same struggling local communities.
Two members of the 7th Light Horse Troop in Gundagai will travel to South Africa to assist in training members of the wild mounted anti-poaching unit.
What happens when the world’s most vocal anti-hunting celebrities and animal activists are invited to save a rare rhinoceros and 10 Angolan giraffes from being hunted? Nothing. That’s right – they did not lift a finger and failed to save the wildlife.
Technology and social media have definitely changed things for hunters and the outdoor industry – some things significantly and others not so much. Back in
Did you know that recreational hunting has done more to save critically endangered wildlife species than all other conservation activities combined? Recently, we looked at
I Am Hunter team member, Rebecca Byfield, spoke to Jason Selmes from Australian Hunting Podcast in the lead up to the Federal Election to discuss
Just about every hunter or firearms owner by now would have heard about the recent changes to firearms laws in New Zealand. It’s almost a
Did you know that Australia has over 5 million feral donkeys that cause untold damage to our environment? While hunting donkeys may not seem very sportsmanlike, recreational hunting is definitely a worthwhile part of the overall solution to reducing feral donkey numbers.
We have all heard it said that trophy hunting is harmful to wildlife conservation. Tell that to the rare and endangered markhor, which is actually growing in number since Pakistan introduced trophy hunting as part of its wildlife conservation program.