Nica Richards
Deputy online news editor
5 minute read
12 Feb 2021
1:39 pm

Business as usual for trophy hunting industry as SA tops exhibitor list

Nica Richards

Out of the 306 outfitter exhibitors, 104 offered hunts in South Africa, totalling 47 hunting packages, making SA top of the list at 29% of all exhibitors

Trophy hunters pose next to a dead lion. After parts are removed, the bones of the lion are harvested and sold to be turned into tiger bone wine or lion bone cake. Picture for illustration: Unfair Game

Despite a deadly pandemic and lockdown restrictions, South African hunting outfitters still topped the exhibitor list at the annual Dallas Safari Club’s (DSC's) annual convention.  The event was hosted virtually this year.  According to Humane Society International (HSI) and Human Society of the United States (HSUS), the convention offered hunting trips to kill at least 319 types of mammals in 70 countries.  Out of the 306 outfitter exhibitors, 104 offered hunts in South Africa, totalling 47 hunting packages, making our country top of the list at 29% of all exhibitors. SA's closest competitor was Namibia, offering just 15 hunting packages. ...