SSAA Shot Expo - Melbourne: May 20 and 21:
Opening times: Saturday 20th 9-5, Sunday 21st 9-4
Entry Prices: SSAA Members $20, $25 Adults over 15, $40 Family. Tickets allow for entry on both days.
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.
SSAA Shot Expo Perth: WSX can be found at Stand 43
Australia's biggest expo for the shooting sports, hunting and outdoors.
Venue: Claremont Showgrounds, Claremont. W.A.
Expo dates and open time for the public:
Saturday 22nd October: 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Sunday 23 October: 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door or on line at:
www.shotexpo.com.au/perth/. Visitors can collect a special wrist band before exiting which allows re-entry to the expo over the two days.
$20 SSAA Members
$25 Adults (16 years and over)
$40 Family Passes (2 adults and 2 children 15 years and under)
Free Children 15 years and under (must be accompanied by an adult)
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/