Newsletter for 2017 hunting season

I just returned from a successful Capercaillie hunt in northern Finland, on invitation from my friend and colleague Jorma. As I was there in the Arctic Circle, some of the first snow of the winter fell. I realized with a shock that another year is gone and that it is almost time for me and Charl to go to the hunting fairs in Germany and Austria.

The past hunting season was fully packed during the first part of the year, but we had some unfortunate cancellations in the second half due to personal circumstances of some hunters, that will now visit us in 2018. On the political front it is not currently going as well as we hoped and there was some negative media coverage in Europe, which may put some hunters off from visiting our lovely country.

Newsletter for 2016 hunting season

It was a challenging year for us to do business. On all fronts there were attacks on our hunting industry, hell-bent on destroying it. We as hunters have big challenges ahead of us to save our passion. No doubt we in South Africa and elsewhere are also partly to blame for some of the attacks by the animal rights groups.

The breeding of artificial colour variants and intensive breeding of some species for trophy size, put and take hunting and hunting in small areas, no doubt also helped to put pressure on the SA hunting industry and gave us a bad name with international hunters. We in Shikra Safaris pride ourselves that we are not associated with these practises and strive to give our hunters a unique and personal African experience where it is not only about hunting, but also all the other aspects of nature surrounding it. We apologize for the quality of the pictures in the newsletter, but it was deliberately done to protect our hunting friends from possible attacks by the animal rights groups. I also removed many pictures from the gallery of our web-page.