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We at Shotem and Caughtem have been watching the debate in legal African hunting and the fall out from some groups against some hunters who have taken part in the experience.  It is definitely a debate.  We have always tried to explain some of the many pros that come from the passion we hold so dear to our hearts and our passion for what we do and how we effect the world around us.  Many of us spend much of our time making sure we have the opportunity to continue to go out every year and enjoy our adventures.  In order for this to happen we make sure to create habitats that sustain and build a higher population of our favorite animals.  Also as stated time and time again much of the money that comes from permits, licenses etc. are pumped back into the system to enhance public habitat and to make sure rules are followed.  

Africa however has suffered from a black market for it's prized animals for centuries.  Poaching is a way of life unfortunately.  As such we as hunters try to support the hunting industry with our money to allow us the opportunity to hunt in the country.  We suggest you read the article and help as hunters to educate those about our passion and the benefits that come from our lifestyle.  http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/06/controversy-swirls-around-the-recent-u-s-suspension-of-sport-hunted-elephant-trophies/

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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 19:47

African Safari Hunt on Your Bucket List?

We at Shotem and Caughtem were a little excited when Mara decided to become a member of our website.  She has lived and been apart of a conservancy for most of her life in Africa.  With that we were ecstatic when she decided to help us out a little with informing more of our members about opportunities and possibilities in Africa.  She has also started her own discussion so others can ask her direct questions about Africa, their services and her personal experiences.  If you would like to join the discussion visit www.shotemandcaughtem.com.  Here is a little more background about her organization. 

Maroi Conservancy:


Maroi is situated in the Limpopo Valley on the banks of the mighty Limpopo River in South Africa. Maroi was established in 1993.

Maroi Conservansy caters for the hunting of a wide variety of game and game birds for the local and International hunter. We also cater for deep see fishing at our lodge in Mozambique, in the unspoilt waters of the Pomene area.

Maroi Conservancy focuses on sustaining the environment and the beauty of Africa for many generations to come, hunting is very important to us in order to manage population numbers as the animals can not be relocated due to foot and mouth disease along the border line. 

Ethical hunting is also very important to us, all the game including 3 of the big five are free roaming and wild, the success of a hunt is determined by the patience and enthusiasm of the hunter, our trained professional hunters and game trackers are always there to motivate and ensure a successful hunt.

Hunting in Africa is hunting on its own level, one can not compare it to anything else, mainly because every story you hear of Africa is different, some good, some life changing, therefore I can only tell you that much about hunting or fishing in Africa, the rest is your story to tell.

Visit our website for more information on Maroi Conservancy: www.maroiconservancy.co.za

 

 

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Recently one of our members from Texas posted a photo of an Axis Doe he had the opportunity to hunt which got us thinking.  If you love to hunt and want a distraction from the usual game is there a potential answer in Texas?  Here is what we found to tempt ones mind at a fun hunting adventure at a reasonable price should you not want to afford a hunting guide or a hunting ranch (though there are many to choose from).  

The Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) of Texas offer a unique opportunity for the public to learn and experience the natural part of Texas and the systems that support life. WMAs are operated by the Wildlife Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife. Today, they have 49 Wildlife Management Areas, encompassing some 769,242 acres of land. WMAs are established to represent habitats and wildlife populations typical of each ecological region of Texas. Today, nearly every ecological region in the state is represented, with the exception of the Cross Timbers and Prairies in north-central Texas.

 

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