Hans PH of the Year Award 2019

Hans wins Professional Hunter of the Year Award 2019

Congratulations! Hans Vermaak wins the BASIE MAARTENS Professional Hunter of the Year Award at the annual CPHC (Custodians of Professional Hunting & Conservation) AGM in November 2019. This award, presented by Craig Maartens, recognizes a Professional Hunter or Outfitter acting as a PH in the trophy hunting profession for his exemplary ethics, trophy quality, personal conduct and dedication to his profession, over-all hunting skills, any act of bravery and comradeship exhibited…

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CVS JUMPS FOR RHINO

Dear friends, Swapping their safari gear for something a lot more colourful, PH Clive Curtis and tracker Jack took part in an exhillirating parachute jump over Zululand in support of Project Rhino! Skydive for Rhinos is a fundraising initiative of Project Rhino that started in 2012 and has become a wonderful conservation awareness campaign to stop wildlife crime and to save our Rhinos. This year the Skydive for Rhinos came to Zululand, home to…

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THE BUFFALO THAT BEAT US!

BY HANS VERMAAK Trey and his family arrived in the Kalahari for their first safari in Africa in June 2018. Clive and I were booked as the PHs and we were anxious to get cracking with the hunt. Trey was after Buffalo and his children had a variety of plains game on the menu. Buffalo hunting is addictive, and I doubt there is a PH in Africa who doesn’t get…

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YOU’RE HOME, YOU’RE AMONG FRIENDS AND DANGER AWAITS – a hunt in the Kalahari

Early 2017 proved a pivotal point in my hunting career. I was part of something I’d previously thought unimaginable, to the point that a considered response to the question, “How would you like to do a white rhino hunt—a proper walk and stalk with your Double, on the largest concession in South Africa?” had never entered my thought process. Surprisingly I didn’t laugh, choke, or chortle, but asked the standard questions for…

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Outstanding Nyala & Bushbuck Areas

Dear Friends We have the very best hunting areas in SA for the elusive Nyala and its mysterious cousin, the Cape Bushbuck. The Nyala occurs naturally in the southern and eastern regions of Southern Africa, in Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The most prolific populations by far are found in South Africa, primarily in the eastern regions of Kwa Zulu Natal province. Nyala have been introduced to a number…

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New Professional Hunting Association is formed!

Dear friends, Concerned professional hunters who rejected the hunting of Captive Bred predators and the recent constitution adopted by PHASA, met today (6 December 2017) in Johannesburg and founded a new professional hunting association to be known as “Custodians of Professional Hunting and Conservation South Africa” Our mission statement: To promote ethical and responsible professional hunting To demonstrate and enhance conservation and ecologically sustainable development through the responsible use of…

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