It's very sad that such drastic measures are needed, but I agree with this method. Obviously it's sad to see this magnificent beast without it's trademark horns, but if it's the only way to curb poaching of rhinos in Zim, then it's the way to go. Luckily, in South Africa, this problem is mostly under control and Rhino populations in the National parks is on the incline, where you can see this beast, horns and all! Hopefully in a few years, we will see the same thing hapening in Zimbabwe.
The first time I hunted in the Zambesi River Valley in the late 80's I was fortunate enough to see a couple of black rhino in the wild. They were having real big problems with the poachers from Zambia at that time and any poachers encountered could be shot on site.
I count myself fortunate now to have seen those rhino in the wild before they started darting and moving them.
January: Last years Season has ended.Time to start focusing on next year's season. You will need to find out what bucks might still be alive that made it through the last years hunting season. After the hunting season sometimes bucks and does might leave your area and go to another traditional winter yarding area. But they will return to the area around late February early march to spend the rest of their summer there. At this time of year, the use of scouting cameras will be the tool in...