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.
We all think about getting in shape for that up coming big game hunt but what about your truck or suv? Just how much thought goes through your mind on getting it ready for that out of the way hunt that you are heading out on?
The first thing that I usually do is check the tires. If they need replacement think what would happen if you get 50 miles from nowhere and not one but two of them go flat or blow out on you. What are you going to do? When my tires usually get...