Bow Hunting Season 2018 News

Stewart Dorringtonblog

Hunting season 2018 - the bush recovers from drought at Melorani Safaris Premiere Bow Hunting destination

Bow Hunting Season 2018 and Latest News Update It has been some time since our last newsletter, but then again when one is in negotiation with government departments things tend to move slowly. Last year we sold our family property to government. We took this family decision as the land issue has become so politicised with a growing number of populist political parties calling to take land without compensation for the owners….like Zimbabwe! Fortunately we received market value for the property and have retained a good relationship with government and the new community owners. They don`t want us to leave … 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

trade in endangered species question

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endangered species trade - a tug of war
To trade or not to trade in endangered species. There are those who believe a total ban on trade will kill demand? I don't think so, but I'm open to persuasion. Elephant poaching is soaring and I don't believe the one off sale 7 years ago is the cause as is claimed by the anti-trade group. Nor do I believe the burning of ivory has any impact on poaching... it just appeases the ignorant privileged Westerners - the funders of much of Kenya's wildlife preservation efforts. What I feel we have to look at, is whether it is better to ... Read More

my view on the best hunting arrow weight

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best hunting arrow weight for hunting plains game
My view on the best hunting arrow weightI have been guiding bow hunters for the past 22 years and usually do an average of 20 hunters per season. The average hunters over the past 22 years has shot 7 animals per safari... that means 140 animals per season x 22 years... my math isn't so good - but that's a lot of animals. I have seen various broadheads perform (and not perform) on animals as varied in size from steenbuck to buffalo and giraffe and thus feel entitled to some opinion on the matter of broadheads and hunting arrow weights. ... 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