Hunter's Path VI

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EDITORIAL

Sparrows, Bears, Elephants and You

Photo: Remo Engelbrecht

Sometimes sparrows fly into the windows of my home

office and break their necks, despite the sticker silhouettes of

raptures. Generally, I try pick up the dead birds and remove

their breasts and legs before the neighborhood cats carry them

off to place on their animal loving owner’s porches as a sign

of appreciation. A few times I cooked up the sparrow breasts

as appetizers for dinner parties, and once I even posted a

couple photos on my private blog of the finished culinary

product. In response to those photos I have received several

extremely threatening anonymous messages from radical

anti-hunters, who didn’t quite offer death threats, but

indeed wished much pain and suffering not only for me,

but for my children and family as well.

As a proud hunter I have received numerous anonymous

threats like these over the years for various reasons, mostly for

posting photos of harvested animals. The audacity of antihunters

to force their radical and unnatural agenda on everyone

else never ceases to amaze me. They will stop at nothing

in their attempts to intimidate and ultimately force their misguided

views on everyone else. If serious threats are handed

out for using an already dead bird for food, just imagine what

they are capable of in reaction to hunting cute or so-called

“sexy species”. Their emotional pleas are very seductive to the

naïve. Negotiating with people like this is futile; offer them

your finger and they will chop off your hand.

Meanwhile in the state of Maine in the U.S. anti-hunting

groups from outside that state have spent millions to place

legislation on this fall’s ballot that will essentially eliminate

bear hunting in that state. The ballot initiative is purely

political and certainly not based on science. The bear population

is quite healthy and increasing. In Germany a high

ranking government bureaucrat was recently removed from

his position because he posted photos from a successful and

completely legal elephant hunt, due to pressure from antihunters.

And in the U.S., the Fish and Wildlife service has

banned all ivory imports from Tanzania and Zimbabwe in

a reckless decision that has no basis in law, science, or conservation

policy; presumably under the influence of powerful

anti-hunting lobby groups. The list could go on and on.

So what to sparrows, bears, and elephants have in common?

The message is clear: no matter where you live and hunt the

threat from anti-hunters is very real. To borrow a famous

organization’s motto I think the only thing left to do is

Stand and Fight.

Good Hunting,

Chris Eberhart

Editor

CONNECTING HUNTERS

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CONTENT

FEATURES

M a n i e w s k i

Taxidermy

WE HUNTED ALASKA 10

20 SOUTH AFRICA

Nelson Mandela (18.07.1918 –

05.12.2013) was the first democratically

elected black President

of South Africa. His prudence

and conciliatory policy saved the

country from extreme acts of

revenge and violence. This story,

however, is not about politics, but

rather about hunting. Madiba, as

he was also known, was a hunter!

Photo: © George Clerk – iStockphoto.com

NELSON MANDELA THE HUNTER 20

BOWHUNTING IN MAURITIUS 24

COUGAR HUNTING 34

SURVIVE PART III – FEAR OF THE UNKOWN 38

CAPE BUFFALO IN NAMIBIA 42

QUEST FOR QUAIL 48

HUNTING DALL SHEEP IN ALASKA 54

ON THE RUN FOR ORYX 64

Roan

Booked at: PS Jagdreisen GmbH

54 ALASKA

Dall sheep inhabit some of

the most rugged and remote

terrain on our planet. Hunting

them with a bow and arrow is

a challenge that only few people

attempt. Success is seldom,

but with a little help from good

friends it is sometimes possible.

Photo: Jake Adams

SAVANNA‘S KNIFE 68

KYRGYZSTAN – IBEX HUNTING ON THE EDGE 74

EZULU – CONSERVATION IN SOUTH AFRICA 100

DIY HUNTING – TAHR IN NEW ZEALAND 110

YES WE HUNT IN FINLAND – WHITETAIL & MOOSE 118

COLUMNS

Editorial1

Hunting news from around the world 4

Cartoon – Haralds Klavinius 8

CIC Commentary 30

Taxidermist:

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Alte Burgwedeler Str. 11

D- 30938 Burgwedel

Fon: 05135 774

praeparation@t-online.de

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HunT ing Travel

We provide hunting trips

only in selected and

tested areas!

From booking to Taxidermy:

Everything in one hand!

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NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand is a well known

hunting destination, but did

you know that you can hunt

there without the help of

guide? Our author shares his

do-it-yourself hunt for Himalayan

tahr, and gives some advice

for planning your own adventure.

Photo: Andrew Smith

Portrait of an artist – Laurel Barbieri 92

In Memory of Frederick William Duckworth 108

Marketplace124

Preview & Masthead 129

Russia - Kyrgyzstan - Poland - Bulgaria

Spain - Latvia - Namibia - South Africa

Others on request!

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D 30938 Burgwedel

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