I’ve been invited to come and experience and see a small-scale sustainable hunting farm. I want to empower my knowledge further and therefore I will travel to Namibia to check it out. The farm is a former cattle farm where cattle has wrecked the balance on the 12 000 ha of fenced grounds. Now the balance is being restored and after all cattle was removed, the fences were torn down and nature was invited back into the area to take over and to put it all back in balance. By removing the fences the natural migration patterns of the wildlife has been restored and they are free to roam the area.
Hunting to sustain life
Here in this area a family is trying their best to survive, far away from civilization, off what Nature has to offer and by inviting hunters to participate in hunting of herbivores on foot under the hot sun. The income generated by hunting is giving the farm the finances to be maintained while giving the family a livelihood.
I’m not sure how I will react to this or if I’ll be able to take it all the way and actually kill an animal. I don’t have any urge to do so, and nor do I have any fantasy of bringing home a trophy to put on the wall in my living room. I’m doing this to learn and to open my mind in order to see the bigger picture of our presence in Nature.
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