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Capstick: African safaris are vital for conservation

Capstick: African safaris are vital for conservation

If you’ve ever considered walking away from your mundane day job to do something reckless and conspicuously masculine—join the French Foreign Legion, live like a hermit in the Alaskan wilderness, or become a big-game hunter in Africa, for instance—you’re not alone. Peter Hathaway Capstick, one of the foremost big- and dangerous-game hunters in Africa and

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I’m no Bambi killer: The real reason we hunt

I'm no Bambi killer: The real reason we hunt

I blame it on Bambi. Whenever I try to have a rational, calm discussion with a non-hunter about why I hunt, that adorable little baby deer is the first thing that comes up. It doesn’t seem to matter if I explain that no real hunters are out there searching for does with newborn fawns munching

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