BIG GAME HUNTS still available

August 27, 2013 in Bargain Hunts, Bow hunting, hunter, Hunting Areas, Nambia, South Africa, Sport Hunting by Hunting Legends

Jim and Louise Shockey drop in at Harrisburg to say hallo. (Phillip, Cornè, Jim, Louise and George)

We still have some GREAT BIG GAME HUNTS available for the serious hunter who wants the best Africa has to offer:

  • Cape Buffalo Hunts – $16975
  • Leopard, Cape Buffalo and Crocodile combo – $ 29975
  • LION HUNTS from as little as $19975
  • Plains Game hunts from as little as only $4700 for a week and 4 x animals on “royal hunting grounds”
  • Elephant specials ranging from as little as $27000.

No matter what you’re looking for or where in Africa you would like to hunt, we have the right deal for you. Contact us today and let us provide you with a FREE QUOTE!

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Phone Phillip at: USA 484 – 357 2772 or email:

Hunting in Africa

August 27, 2013 in Bow hunting, Hunting Areas, Hunting Info, Nambia, South Africa, Sport Hunting by Hunting Legends

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SCI – RENO show completed:

We want to thank all our friends and people we got to meet at SCI in Reno this past week. We are looking forward to hosting you in Africa soon.

If you haven’t made your booking with us yet, please allow us the opportunity to provide you with a FREE QUOTE, and join us on a hunt you will certainly never forget.


To help you make that decision we invite you to talk to the following people who have hunted with us recently and are coming again in 2010.

Joe Buyers (USA) Mobile no: 1 – 301 – 964 0927

Brett Hinton (USA) Mobile no: 1 – 208 – 420 2650

Bob & Malorie Crowell (USA) Mobile: 1 – 817 – 688 0550

Jim Hebert  (USA) Mobile: 1 – 810 – 252 1212

Keith Powell (USA)  Mobile: 1 – 469 – 261 5561
DALLAS TEXAS visit: 25 January 2010

We will be visiting the Dallas Forth Worth area for the next week, so if you would like to meet up with us and talk about hunting in Africa, or get that face to face FREE QUOTE, then please contact us

Phillip Mostert (CEO – Hunting Legends)
Mobile: 1 – 484 – 7 2772

Bob Crowell (CEO – 5 Star Expedtions (Booking Agents)
Mobile: 1 – 817 – 688 0550

If you live on the eastern seabord or close to Pennsylvania, then you most definitely would want to visit the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, starting on the 6th of February untill the 16th of Feb.

We have a double booth in the West Hall at the Harrisburg show and will also have  some fantastic exhibits on display – be sure to visit us and get your special deal and FREE QUOTE.

For more detail and arranging a private meeting, please phone George Hinton at the following number: 1 – 610 – 703 8182

2010 is promising to be an excellent year of us again and we are thankfull for all the bookings we have received – your business is important to us and we need you.

We still have a limited number of Leopard tags available for 2010, so if you are looking for that big cat, then you are best advised to get in touch with us as soon as possbile as these will be going fast.

We have a number of Buffalo and Lion tags available and invite you to contact us if you want the best big 5 experience you will ever have.

Phillip Mostert 1 – 484 – 357 2770

Monster Leopard shot in Namibia – October 2008

August 27, 2013 in hunter, Nambia, Sport Hunting by Hunting Legends

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Is this a big leopard or what?

This magnificent leopard was shot during October 2008 in Namibia, and it launched a chain of controversy and reaction from all walks of life. As can be expected anti-hunting lobbyist are up in arms about this hunt and have raised their outrage in all the local newspapers.

It is to be expected perhaps, as this is one of the finest trophies taken recently. The question however is if this was uncalled for or not. Read the following post and share your views with us right here.

The leopard was shot on a local cattle farmers property in Namibia, due to the fact that the farmer had reached a stage of beyond sanity. This cat was responsible for more than 50 cattle kills during the last year and the farmer had suffered huge financial losses subsequently. The farmer ended up applying for the necessary permits, and invited a professional hunter to have the animal shot by an International client.

Lobbyists claimed that the leopard’s gene’s were now lost forever and are outraged by the incident, claiming that the leopard could have been removed, instead of being shot and killed. The leopard is well over ten years old, so it also has seen and done it’s fair share of mating, so all is certainly not lost.

The farmer’s plea is that he had suffered financially and by having the leopard removed instead of hunted, would not have reimbursed him for his losses. To the contrary it would have cost him more and risking a capturing attempt with this monster was certainly not his view of another day at the office. The international hunter paid his due’s and at least the farmer received some financial return for his losses.

What is your opinion, should the cat have been shot or captured and relocated?

Share your comments with us and let’s see what your views are?

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August 27, 2013 in African Safaris, Conservation, Firearms, Gunroom, hunter, Hunting Ethics, Hunting trophies, Nambia, South Africa, Sport Hunting by Hunting Legends

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The debate between hunters and conservationists will always exist, there is no doubt about that. Perhaps the fundamental contribution of ammunition against ethical hunting, is provided by un-ethical hunters themselves. It is and has always been imprtant to identify the rogue’s in our industry and to root them out where ever possible!

It our humble opinion that client’s and visting tourists can actually play a much more important role in this process, and thereby contribute towards removing the fly by nights from this industry.

The obvious way to achieve this, is to not to accept the bad, and the un-ethical services, such vistors or hunters some times encounter. When a tourist or visiting hunter encounters such un-ethical practices during or after his visit, it is important for that person, to take the matter further, and not just to accept it, and write it off as a bad experience.

In this way, relevant authorities and organisations governing or protecting the industry can get to hear of these mal practices, and assist in putting an end to such operators.

Organisations such as SCI (Safari Club International) can play a vital role in such dealings, and also link the hunter up with  the applicable governing authorities.

In order to protect our industry, it is vital for us to stand up against the people doing us the most damage, and sorry to say, it is often players and operators within our own industry that do this.

Help us rid the industry of the foul players, by going public and making their un-ethical practices within the industry known! Help boycot such operators on the trade shows, conventions and media. Help the industry, to help you!

Trophy Hunting Can Help African Conservation, Study Says

August 27, 2013 in African Safaris, Conservation, hunter, Hunting Ethics, Hunting trophies, Nambia, South Africa, Sport Hunting by Hunting Legends

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John Pickrell for National Geographic News
March 15, 2007

Trophy hunting can play an essential role in the conservation of African wildlife, according to a growing number of biologists. Now some experts are calling for a program to regulate Africa’s sport-hunting industry to ensure its conservation benefits.

According to a recent study, in the 23 African countries that allow sport hunting, 18,500 tourists pay over $200 million (U.S.) a year to hunt lions, leopards, elephants, warthogs, water buffalo, impala, and rhinos.

Private hunting operations in these countries control more than 540,000 square miles (1.4 million square kilometers) of land, the study also found. That’s 22 percent more land than is protected by national parks. As demand for land increases with swelling human populations, some conservationists are arguing that they can garner more effective results by working with hunters and taking a hand in regulating the industry.

Sport hunting can be sustainable if carefully managed, said Peter Lindsey, a conservation biologist with the University of Zimbabwe in Harare, who led the recent study. “Trophy hunting is of key importance to conservation in Africa by creating [financial] incentives to promote and retain wildlife as a land use over vast areas,” he said. In an upcoming edition of the journal Conservation Biology Lindsey and an international team of colleagues call for a plan to increase the conservation benefits of sport hunting, including a certification program to more tightly regulate the industry.

“To justify the continued existence of [protected] areas in the context of increasing demand for land, wildlife has to pay for itself and contribute to the economy, and hunting provides an important means of achieving this,” Lindsey said. Hunting’s Checkered Past In order to be certified under Lindsey’s proposed plan, hunting operations would have to prove their commitment to animal welfare, careful management of hunting quotas, wide-ranging conservation objectives, and the development of local communities. “The time has come for greater scrutiny from scientists to promote maximum conservation benefits from hunting,” Lindsey said.

“There should also be a greater effort from the hunting industry to self-regulate and ensure that unscrupulous elements are weeded out.” Trophy hunting has a bad reputation in the developed world, due in part to indiscriminate hunting by early European settlers, Lindsey observed.



Reckless hunting resulted in the extinction of species such as the quagga (a cousin of the zebra) and led to the massive decline of others, including the elephant and black rhinoceros.

But hunting has also been credited with facilitating the recovery of species, Lindsey’s team argues in its paper. The southern white rhinoceros grew from just 50 animals a century ago to over 11,000 wild individuals today, because hunts gave game ranchers a financial incentive to reintroduce the animal, the authors write.

Trophy hunting has also driven the reintroduction of cape mountain zebra and black wildebeest in South Africa, Lindsey said. Hunters typically take just 2 to 5 percent of males annually from hunted animal populations, he added, which has a negligible effect on the populations’ reproductive health. Opposition Remains Many animal rights groups remain fundamentally opposed to killing animals for sport.

“The idea of trophy hunting as a conservation method is an extremely tricky and contentious issue that generates disparate views from people all of whom claim to want the best for animals,” said Marc Bekoff a behavioral ecologist at the University of Colorado in Boulder and author of The Emotional Lives of Animals. Bekoff said that while the certification program is a good idea, he has difficulty believing it could work well in practice, because the bureaucracies involved in such regulation would be complex.

“It’s hard to believe that the situation has reached the point where killing is the best way to conserve,” he said. “There have to be more humane alternatives.” In late February South Africa announced long-awaited legislation against so-called canned hunting, in which animals are shot in cages or are tranquilized and released shortly before being gunned down. The ban will take effect June 1 under a law that also bans hunting with bows and arrows.

Please share your thoughts and comments with us on this paper, by submitting your comments below. Real Africa Safari Holdings is proud of our role we play in conservation, and believe that we as professional, and ethical hunters have made a huge impact on conserving wildlife in the area’s we manage – for generations to come.