Author: CPHC-SA

FRONTLINE DISPATCHES – VOLUME I, NUMBER 7, JULY 2019

FRONTLINE DISPATCHES - VOLUME I, NUMBER 7, JULY 2019 AFRICA “Thriving wildlife resources have a tremendous potential to be instrumental in sustainable socio-economic development through associated wildlife-oriented businesses such as eco-tourism, hunting and photographic safaris, among other benefits,” said Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa in his opening statement on June 23, 2019, at the inaugural African Union-United Nations Wildlife Economy Summit. “[The Southern African region remains] guided by [the] principle of sustainable utilization of wildlife . . . [communities] must experi...
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CPHC-SA position statement on long range shooting

Situational Overview Bullets fired from hunting rifles have had the capability of hitting targets at long distances for many decades.  Regardless of these capabilities, sportsmen have historically held themselves to an ethical standard of not taking excessively long or risky shots at the big game animals they pursue.  New shooting technologies now being developed and promoted for use in hunting are encouraging hunters to shoot at substantially increased distances.  These new technologies, while not illegal, are tempting hunters into taking longer and longer shots, which is raising significa...
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Chairman’s Reply to Don Pinnock

I find it rather sad that Don Pinnock continues to lambast the character and “type” the persons involved in trophy hunting. He refers to them as wealthy, elite, callous and cruel. It is simply not so. Simply describing all trophy hunters as wealthy and elite, let alone callous and cruel, immediately shows an unacceptable and incorrect bias on the authors part. That may be his perception, but it is certainly not true and is a gross generalisation. It is also unfair, dangerous and provocative to stereo type any person and I can only conclude that the use of this wording is an emotive ploy to man...
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CHAIRMAN, STEWART DORRINGTON’S DSC REPORT BACK

Dallas Safari Club certainly rolled out the red carpet for Custodians. I was warmly received by executive members Corey Mason, Karl Evans and Richard Cheatham. Richard has been appointed CEO of the Dallas Safari Club Foundation which is a new appointment and hopefully we will develop a fruitful relationship with this foundation going forward. Once again, we started the show with an OPHAA meeting where it was explained to those attending what we are working towards with OPHAA, namely, to prevent illegal cross border operators as well as to form a united front with our respective governmen...
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CHAIRMAN, STEWART DORRINGTON’S SCI – RENO REPORT BACK

It seems that everybody knew of Custodians before we even arrived at SCI. We have certainly caused a stir in the hunting world. Welcomed by almost all. On the first morning I attended the Guides and Outfitters meeting with SCI where the usual issues relating to the industry on a global scale was discussed. Again, the emphasis was on social media and the negative exposure hunting is receiving in the international press. The second meeting was the OPHAA meeting where the emphasis was on upholding ethics and how the different countries can work together to stop cross border malpractices. To...
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Press Release Feb 2019

It has come to our attention that there are many false allegations and assumptions, perpetuated and advanced by some of our detractors, about Custodians and we would like to put the record straight on these issues. Firstly, we are not against hunting behind high fences. Many of our members are game farm owners themselves and we recognise that almost all hunting in South Africa is fenced. Secondly, we have never attacked game farmers but have warned that certain practices within the game farming industry have little hunting value and are detrimental to the image and marketing of hunting a...
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Dallas Safari Club

Dallas Safari Club certainly rolled out the red carpet for Custodians. I was warmly received by executive members Corey Mason, Karl Evans and Richard Cheatham. Richard Cheatham has been appointed CEO of the Dallas Safari Club Foundation which is a new appointment and hopefully we will develop a fruitful relationship with this foundation going forward. Once again we started the show with an OPHAA meeting where it was explained to those attending what we are working towards with OPHAA, namely to prevent illegal cross border operators as well as to form a united front with our respective go...
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SCI Reno

It seems that everybody knew of Custodians before we even arrived at SCI. We have certainly caused a stir in the hunting world. Welcomed by almost all. On the first morning I attended the Guides and Outfitters meeting with SCI where the usual issues relating to the industry on a global scale was discussed. Again the emphasis was on social media and the negative exposure hunting is receiving in the international press. The second meeting was the OPHAA meeting where the emphasise was on upholding ethics and how the different countries can work together to stop cross border malpractices. To...
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The Africa Wildlife Consultative Forum

The AWCF is sponsored by the SCI Foundation and is a gathering of all recognised regional professional hunting bodies as well as government representatives, scientists and researchers in an effort to share information, collaborate on mutual issues and best practices with the purpose of advancing wildlife conservation through sustainable use. This year was the 16th AWCF and Custodians were invited to attend for the first time. OPHAA (Operators and Professional Hunting Associations of Africa) members all attend the AWCF and have their own meeting on the first morning. Custodians are recogn...
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Captive lion breeding for hunting in South Africa colloquium – Day 2

Chairperson: Mr MP Mapulane (ANC) Meeting Summary The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs hosted a Colloquium on captive lion breeding entitled Captive Lion Breeding for Hunting in South Africa: Harming or Promoting the Conservation Image of the Country. Day Two of the Colloquium was divided into three parts. In part one, questions were asked and comments were made based on the previous day’s presentations. The Scientific Authority of the South African National Biodiversity Institute indicated that it was not answerable to the public, but was only answerable to the Minister o...
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