Wolf tracking in Yellowstone

USA Wolf tracking in Yellowstone Yellowstone USA, world renowned as the oldest national park in the USA. What a great opportunity and privilege this was for me to visit this beautiful place in Wyoming USA. The absolute beauty of this unspoiled and undisturbed piece of nature was breathtaking and probably the highlight of my tour to the USA. Working with predators for a immense part of my life, this opportunity to visit Yellowstone National Park and to come face to face with the top predato...
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USA Researchers and Farmers

USA Researchers and Farmers During my resent visit to the USA I had the opportunity to visit different research centres, specialists, doctors, professors and of course farmers from different states and experiencing first-hand the conflict between humans and predators. After the trapping course in Indiana I boarded a plane to Western USA, the idea being that for this part of my journey I would travel between the states of Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming. Just before landing i...
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Fur Takers of America

USA Fur Takers of America After two unsuccessful years of trying to attend the Fur Takers of America’s trapping course, luck finally turned my way. A few months ago I had the opportunity to travel abroad to the USA attending the famous six day course of the Fur Takers of America (FTA) covering all the basics of trapping, snaring, cages, fur handling, research, and conservation. For the trappers of the USA trapping dates back as far as the first time they set foot on their new continent. ...
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Farmers Day – Western Cape

Farmers Information Day - Western Cape I was invited to present a talk at a Farmers Day in Caledon, Western Cape on the 22nd of August 2017. With 115 farmers attending on the day it was a rewarding and successful day. With my experience in trapping I focused my presentation on the correct type of cages, the correct setting and placement of cages, especially for catching caracal which seemed to be the biggest problem animal amongst the livestock farmers in that area. The next day the fa...
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The perfect shepherd

During the past month I have done extensive traveling throughout South Africa, visiting farmers and assisting them with predation management strategies. Always observing and learning from farmers with experience, some interesting facts were observed while visiting farms in the north-east of our country. It was in Mpumalanga and Kwazulu-Natal with the big mountains and undulating landscape, vegetation and forests that farmers were put to the ultimate test. A predator’s paradise indeed. The cha...
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