Melorani Hunting Season News 2016

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Bea feeding Nyala from the veranda

Melorani News 2016 What a season we have had hunting Melorani, shared with some fantastic clients. Many were repeat clients who have become part of the Melorani family. Conditions for bow hunting were tough. We thought the drought would make it easy this year but how wrong we were. The wind seemed to play havoc day after day, swirling back and forth warning the animals that the blinds were occupied. Trail cams proved that when the blinds were unoccupied the animals streamed in to the waters and licks, but stopped abruptly when I client moved in. Despite the slower than … Read More

wildlife conservation threat

Stewart DorringtonAnimal Rights, blog, hunting

wildlife conservation threat

It seems too, that the media is largely informed by the populist and dishonest animal rights groups whose agenda is not conservation (check their record in Africa), but rather a business of collecting money from the gullible for their own salaries and propaganda campaigns. Neither the media nor the animal rights groups take any responsibility for the negative consequences their actions cause. Very often their actions are also destroying are many scientifically formulated and funded conservation projects that benefit both wildlife and the poor rural populations that live with the wildlife. Most journalists don’t care. They sell sensationalism and disregard … Read More

Canned Lion Hunting and the release of blood lions

Stewart Dorringtonblog, hunting

Blood Lions documentary - an expose of canned lion hunting
The Release of "Blood Lions" and our views on Canned Lion Hunting.The documentary "Blood Lions" is about to be released in the USA. No doubt it will cause a huge wave of anti-hunting sentiment once again. We too condemn the practice and have actively called upon authorities to update legislation to prevent this slaughter of captive bred lions. What the public must hear too, is that the worst of the worst cases are depicted and captured in the documentary. The footage also goes back many years, mixing old and new as if it is all current. I see that at ... Read More

best broadhead for african plains game

Stewart Dorringtonhunting

best broadhead for african plains game
What is the best broadhead for african plains game?Mechanical broadheads have been around for quite a while now, and even though they have improved considerably, I still don't like them on mid and larger sized African game. Some clients swear by them and do have success, but we see more lost animals shot with mechanicals than we do with fixed blade broadheads. Mechanicals are great for small game, up to impala size. If hit in the right spot, they make a big channel through the animal and invariably leave a good blood trail to follow... and we don't usually have ... Read More

Lion Hunting is giving us a bad name

Stewart Dorringtonblog, hunting

Hunting Lions – why “canned lion” hunting is giving hunting a bad name. Almost all lion hunts done in South Africa are released lions. There are very few wild lions to hunt as SA does not have many big reserves that allow lion hunting. So before booking a lion hunt, just check that it is what they say it is! Unfortunately, the lion industry has been fraught with sensation and bad practices. These are constantly being exposed by the media and all hunters are therefore tarnished. There have been drugged lions shot, lions from petting parks, old circus lions, lions shot … Read More

Hunting Buffalo in Africa

Stewart Dorringtonblog, hunting

My thoughts on hunting buffalo in Africa Craig Boddington recently wrote a great article on hunting Cape Buffalo. I’d encourage you to read it. I could not agree more with Craig Boddington. His article “The right buffalo” hits the nail on the head. Although size does matter, so does age and the hunting experience. Personally I put the experience first, age second and the measurement third on my list of priorities. A buffalo hunt is meant to be challenging. Not only should it be difficult, it is also dangerous and that makes it exciting. When the hunter looks at the trophy … Read More