By Justin Jones, Assistant Editor
Back on April 12 we alerted subscribers to the disappearance of South African PH Scott Van Zyl of SS Pro Safaris Africa, who went missing in Zimbabwe on April 7. On April 24, Limpopo Hunters Liaison Forum and Zimbabwe Professional Hunters and Guide Association released a joint statement indicating the search had been called off on April 14.
A houndsman, Van Zyl was accompanying a registered Zim PH and a client on a safari and running dogs on the hunt. On the morning of April 7 Van Zyl went out by himself looking for leopard tracks with his dogs. Apparently, one hound went missing, so he returned to the bush with other hounds to look. The dogs later returned without him, and his vehicle was found more than eight kilometers from camp.
Search efforts concentrated on an area surrounding where Van Zyl's backpack was found by fishermen along the Limpopo River, and authorities also secured permits to shoot three Nile crocodiles as part of the investigation....