In the meantime, it probably bears repeating that Namibia has a booming ranch hunting business and a thriving conservancy-hunting program, both of which have been unaffected by the multi-year paralysis over how to allocate concessions. Concession hunting does not represent the bulk of the hunting opportunity in Namibia by any means. However, much of the country's best dangerous game hunting takes place on concessions. Stay tuned.
Still in Namibia, subscriber Bruce Houle has brought to my attention some interesting horseback safaris. He hunted this past April with a company called Agarob Hunting Safaris. Operated by Johhny and Mariana Schickerling, Agarob owns 37,065 acres west of Windhoek in the middle of the Khomas region. While most of the property is a working cattle ranch in the flat lands, they hunt in the nearby mountains, which are so rough they use horses to access the area.
Houle says he had not been on a horse for 30 years but found these mounts were well trained and easy to handle. He says he and his PH drove up to a corral where the trackers were ready with the horses each day. They then rode up to the hunt area to hunt mountain zebra, kudu and gemsbok. They spotted and tracked game on horseback, then dismounted for the final stalk. Trackers held onto the horses........(continued)