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Repeat client Jade Sarah hunted for the first time in Argentina taking a Blackbuck, Multihorn and Axis deer (as well as some varmint hunting in the evenings). It was a cultural experience as well as a hunt. Traditional Argentinian bar-b-ques and daily dishes often made from the animals hunted was a highlight.
A happy Gary Ashmead on his third hunt with Whiteswan Lake Outfitters - a nice big Cougar.
Long time client of World Safari Xpeditions Brian (Wato) Watson hunted at Kushjuna Lodge with African Safari Trails in Namibia.
Mario Mori hunted plains game with African Safari Trails at their Kashjuna Hunting Lodge in Namibia. He was thrilled with this amazing 46.5"Sable.
Hunting with MJK Safaris, Bryan Thomson shot this fantastic Buffalo in the Omay Safari area in the north of Zimbabwe. Bryan and brother Nigel also competed at the International Competition shoot in Pretoria.
Nigel Thomson traveled a long way to hunt this hippo with MJK Safaris. After arriving in Bulawayo his was an eight hour drive to the far north to hunt in the Zambezi Valley.
John Murphy hunted Zebra, Springbok and Duiker with our newest Outfitter Royal Karoo Safaris in South Africa.
Hunting with Royal Karoo Safaris in South Africa, Bob Christopher downed a Cape Buffalo with a William Beattie 8Bore hammer S/S underlever double black powder rifle.
Brett Beesley returning to Africa after a double lion hunt in 2017, hunted at Tshipise Safaris. Animals taken: Kudu, Baboon, Nyala, Duiker, Bushbuck, Buffalo and Nyala female. Brett and partner Jas also took a few days out of the hunt to enjoy Kruger National Park.
Brad Allen returned to Whiteswan Lake Outfitters to hunt in their brand new hunting area. This fantastic Elk was worth the one day horseback ride to access the camp.
A large contingent of members and their partners from the Lara branch of The Big Game Rifle Club of Australia ventured to Pretoria in South Africa for an International shooting competition. By all accounts the club shot well with Bob Christopher coming fourth and Brian Kilpatrick winning the Haley Hop event. David Schereck was the winner of the raffle - the coveted Verney-Carron 500NE Double Rifle.
Brian Kilpatrick hunting with MJK Safaris in Zimbabwe for his second elephant hunt.
Tony Barrett, Ian Moss, John Benetto and John Chivers arrived in Argentina just in time for the last duck shooting of the season.
Our last hunter for 2017. The snow arrived early in British Canada this year. Brad Allan experienced a very cold and wintry Canada when he hunted his Mule Deer with Whiteswan Lake Outfitters.
A Canadian Goat - the latest hunt for Andrew Connors with Whiteswan Lake Outfitters.
The last legal hunt at Pro Safaris in Zimbabwe - the end of an era. Wato's tenth elephant and a time to reflect on all the great hunting in the Rifa. The Rifa will now become a photographic safari location.
Andrew Connors found the remains of a Grizzly the wolves had taken down. Wolves could be heard howling all around and there were tracks everywhere. A great hunt with Whiteswan Lake in British Columbia.
SSAA SHOT EXPO BRISBANE 2017
Australia's BIGGEST expo for the shooting sports, hunting and outdoors.
Venue: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Queensland
Expo Dates and Opening times:
Saturday August 26 - 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Sunday August 27 - 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
$20 - SSAA Members, $25 - Adults (over 16 years), $40 - Family Passes (2 Adults, 2 Children 15 and under), Free - children 15 years and under (Must be accompanied by an adult).
Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased on line at http://shotexpo.com.au/brisbane/
Father and son team, Gary and John Ashmead, have taken two bears in the last twenty four hours at Whiteswan Lake Outfitters in Canada.
Ian Head has just returned from SCI Las Vegas with some RED HOT specials for hunting in South Africa and Zimbabwe this season. He also reports that the latest 'hot spot' for hunting is Zambia - fortunately we have two Outfitters there. Contact Ian for further information.
Andrew Connors had a hard Cougar hunt with Whiteswan Lake Outfitters in British Columbia and then took a huge 24lb. Bobcat and a Lynx the following day.
A milestone birthday was celebrated with friends on a cull hunt out of Darwin with Unique Adventures. Hunters - Michael Gibbs, Geoff Rodgers and Greg Cain.
Another fantastic Cape Buffalo taken at Tshipise Safaris in South Africa. Mario Mori on his third hunt with Tshipise Safaris - another great hunt. Trophies - Cape Buffalo, cull buffalo cow, Warthog, Bushbuck, Honey Badger and Jackel.
Chris Dalbosco took this great trophy Moose on the last day of the season at Whiteswan Lake Outfitters in cold and snowy British Columbia.
Tim Reeve took this great trophy on the first day of Moose Hunting with Whiteswan Lake Outfitters in British Columbia.
Return visit to Argentina Safaris and another great shoot for the Tingay family - photos speak for themselves.
It doesn’t matter how much you read or how many people you talk to you can never truly understand something until you have witnessed or experienced it firsthand.
After a recent trip I can now say that I am lucky enough to have seen how hunting in South Africa benefits the wildlife, the people and the country as a whole. Coming into the trip I hadn't realised that in South Africa there is very little public land where animals can live. The small amount of land that does exist is heavily poached, so heavily that the animal numbers are almost non-existent. Unfortunately I learned that the poaching can be just as bad on the Private Game Reserves.
What do people envision when you say South African Hunting Property? I've heard all sorts of terms used by the media, hunters and the general public. Things like 'canned hunt' and 'shooting fish in a barrel' come to mind. People think high fences, paddocks, pens, enclosures, small areas, even tame animals. Well that wasn't my experience.
Read Bec's full story on her South African hunting experience and her thoughts on conservation: http://likeagirl.com.au/blog/conservation-in-africa-a-little-note/
Hi Ian and Chris,
Just a note
to let you know that my twelve day
grizzly hunt in British Columbia with Whiteswan lake outfitters has just been
completed. Hunting out of Cranbrook near Whiteswan Lake was certainly a
picturesque location to hunt Grizzly in the amazing Rockies.
happened on the first day with just a couple of black bears showing themselves
whilst eating the lush green pick along the roadside. On the second day Tim, the
co-owner of Whiteswan, walked up a quiet lonely road which led to a good
feeding area that grizzlies often inhabit. He found good signs on the road so up
the hill for evening was the plan .The evening seems to be much more productive
in relation to bear hunting. Walking in single file about two ks up the road
Daryl suddenly stopped and signaled to get to the roads edge. A grizzly's head
appeared around the corner looking slightly wary. After what seemed like an
eternity it stepped out and began grazing on high protein green pick on the
roads edge. At thirty three yards it was the most amazing sight I have ever
witnessed - the bears silver tipped shoulders, chocolate brown legs with long
white claws and brown hump stood out in the soft afternoon sun. Looking back at
Daryl he gave the nod to touch the trigger on the 300wsm. A few seconds pause
and the money shot was on its way and the trophy of a lifetime was on the
Much back slapping and elation at getting me a grizzly really showed on the faces of these fantastic working guides. Their enthusiasm to get results was contagious. Everybody hooked in and we soon had the magnificent cape in Tim’s pack ready for the walkout. Daryl asked for my grizzly tag and honors were performed. The walk back down the mountain was a reflective and euphoric occasion, was this the pinnacle of my hunting life?
I am often
asked when in my hunting room, ' which is your favorite trophy'? I think my thoughts
will always drift back to the wild strawberries flowering high above the Kootenay
river, the Rockies capped in snow reaching to the sky with the trophy of a
lifetime standing on that grassy road. Thanks go to Ian and Chris of World Safari
Expeditions for their flawless organization which always makes the journey so
smooth. A special thanks to Daryl, Tim ,Cody and Joyce from Whiteswan Lake
Outfitters who made my dream a reality - they are true hardworking hunters.
and desire to get results, is infectious and will stay with me always
all “The Grey Ghost”. Southern NSW
Our first hunt for 2016 - Jade Sarah takes a black bear with Whiteswanlake Outfitters in British Columbia, Canada. Long days and lots of walking paid off for Jade taking this great old bear on the fourth day of her hunt.
Last hunt of the season - a 'group buffalo hunt' in Coutarda 11, Mozambique with Zambeze Delta Safaris. The hunting was hard and hot, very hot! The outcome: Five Cape Buffalo, Blue Duiker, Red Duiker, 2 Red Hartebeest, Suni, Warthog, Waterbuck, Bushpig, Nyala and Reedbuck. Great hunting, great camaraderie - hunters were Andy Duncan, Sam Broinovski, Ian Head and Brian Watson.
Repeat client Mario Mori once again hunted with Tshipise Safaris in South Africa. This was Mario's third hunt and his first time at a new concession. The game was plentiful and the hunting exceptional. He certainly made the most of his opportunities taking Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Blesbuck and perhaps the highlight - an exceptionally large bodied Eland.
Cheryl Yeats and Christine Coles had a fabulous time trekking with the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda and touring Tanzania. The many highlight included seeing two river crossings with hundreds of Wildebeest and Zebra, a flight over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon and the fabulous accommodation provided by &Beyond.
Repeat client Tom Tweedie made the most of his hunting opportunities in 2015. Firstly a plains game hunt with Tshipise Safaris in South Africa which was closely followed by a bird shoot with African Safari Trials in Namibia. Plains game taken - Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Red Hartebeest, Blesbuck and Bushbuck. He also took a Warthog in Namibia along with plentiful doves, guinea fowl