Rhino Permit to be Auctioned at Dallas Safari Club Convention

Black Rhino
Rhino Permit to be Auctioned at Dallas Safari Club Convention
Dallas Safari Club
Dallas Safari Club

DALLAS, TX – -(Ammoland.com)- —Through an historic collaboration between governments, one hunter will have a chance to hunt a black rhino, help manage and conserve the species, and import a rare trophy to the US in 2014.

The Dallas Safari Club (DSC) has been selected by the Government of the Republic of Namibia to auction a special hunting permit with all proceeds earmarked for rhino conservation in that country.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has promised full cooperation with a qualified buyer.

DSC will sell the permit during its annual convention and expo Jan. 9-12 in Dallas.

An unprecedented sale price is expected.

“This fundraiser is the first of its kind for an endangered species,” said DSC Executive Director Ben Carter, “and it’s going to generate a sum of money large enough to be enormously meaningful in Namibia’s fight to ensure the future of its black rhino populations.”

The Government of the Republic of Namibia approved the permit in accordance with CITES provisions to generate crucial funding for rhino conservation initiatives including anti-poaching efforts—while at the same time managing the black rhino population within Mangetti National Park, where the hunt will take place.

Science has shown that removing certain individual animals can help rhino populations grow.

Black rhinos commonly fight to the death. In fact, the species has the highest combat mortality rates of any mammal. Approximately 50 percent of males and 30 percent of females die from combat-related injuries. Extremely aggressive bulls are known to be population-limiting factors in some areas. Selectively harvesting these animals can lead to population increases and greater survival.

Rampant and indiscriminate poaching is threatening rhino populations across Africa. Rhino horn has high black-market value, especially in Southeast Asia, for ornamental uses and folk remedies, although medical research has disproved actual benefits.

The Conservation Trust Fund for Namibia’s Black Rhino will receive 100 percent of the hunting permit sale price. Both DSC and contracted auctioneer Ed Phillips of Houston offered to forego their customary sales commissions to support the special cause.

Louisiana conservation attorney John J. Jackson, III, helped facilitate the auction item and proceeds will be channeled through his Conservation Force, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity, for income tax deduction purposes.

The winning bidder may hire his or her qualified outfitter or guide to lead the hunt, which will be accompanied by Namibian wildlife officials.

About Dallas Safari Club (DSC)
Desert bighorns on an unbroken landscape, stalking Cape buffalo in heavy brush, students discovering conservation. DSC works to guarantee a future for all these and much more. An independent organization since 1982, DSC has become an international leader in conserving wildlife and wilderness lands, educating youth and the general public, and promoting and protecting the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Get involved at www.biggame.org.

  • 62 thoughts on “Rhino Permit to be Auctioned at Dallas Safari Club Convention

    1. Mankind has lost themselves!!I don’t have a problem with hunting but not endangered species …. Is there not enough entertainment out there for u other then killing endangered animals, its sick and disgusting trophy hunting … Seriously there is nothing to be proud of ..well done u are destroying the world one animal that could have reproduced at a time. They deserve to be on this earth more then what u killers do !!… I have a idea I would like to trophy hunt as well I would like the guys that kill endangered animals to be released in to the bush so I can hunt them stuff your heads ….just so that I can brag and say I did it! There are loads of prisoners in jail that rape and murder why not shoot and kill them they deserve it. not a animal that is innocent beautiful and is worth more alive then on some aholes wall ! Ps there are much better ways to raise money don’t justify your killings by money that’s pathetic.

    2. There is something wrong with the argument that non-hunters do not bring the big amounts to the table. We do not have to just because many of us can shoot the same animal with our cameras. The animal will not be harmed and will live another day for more tourists coming to see it in its habitat.
      Sustainable tourism is what brings money to countries in the sub-saharan parts of Africa that are cited here ever so often. The circle of life is gruesome enough in an intact eco-system. There is absolutely no need to come in and kill some more. Tourism brings more money than the little million hunters are trying to impress people with. To have tourism you must have something to show your visitors. Don’t kill the rhino.
      And to all those “well, how much did you donate?”-guys: been there, done that – have not ask for a photo or t-shirt to prove it.

    3. Those comments above have said it all. Shame! Shame! SHAME ON THESE HUNTERS! The very act of paying for the thrill of killing is a reflection on a hunter’s wicked blood-lusting soul. You are NOT welcome in Africa. You do NOT kill to provide meat for communities. That’s just a stupid excuse for the violence you bring to this continent. That is NOT your motive and you know it! I hope you have a hunting accident and end up dead before the animal does!

    4. It has nothing to do with conservation to shoot an elderly animal. The natural system is taking care of this itself; if and when it is time for an old rhino to die it will do it naturally or it will fall prey to predators.
      Hunting an endangered species is sending out the wrong message to poachers and hunting for a trophy is simply sick!

    5. You people are SICK!! Rhinos are a world treasure and in danger of extinction because of A-holes like you people, poachers and idiots that think rhino horn is going to fix what ails them.
      Hunters are a sick bunch who get some warped form of “sport” or “fun” or “joy” from killing something! Shame on you all.

    6. If you are going to donate to the cancer wing on a hospital, do you demand the right to “hunt” a couple of patients in exchange for your “donation?”

    7. I’m all for it. I’ll even pay for the permit. I’ll pay for the baseball bat. (no guns allowed) Lets tie the hunter and the rhino together with a short rope just to make it interesting. Any takers?

    8. I was born and grew up in the Serengeti – so yes, I fully understand the wildlife and the need for conservation. I also have a good understanding of culling certain animals without harming the masses. I understand that ‘bushmeat’ is also going to happen for the locals. I grew up in an era that relied on hunting for our meat source. Not a single thing was wasted on these hunts. Animals selected were not females or large ‘trophy’ males (their meat was probably tougher than nails). I, unlike some here, know that there is a natural order of survival within the animal kingdom. When humans get into the mix, they disregard that order and in some instances completely rid an area of a species. A small example is the killing/poaching/hunting (all the same thing) a male lion for the thrill of it. The females in the area will probably lose all their cubs to the next male coming into the area. The natural order was disrupted by you – the human. Killing/hunting/poaching a female Cheetah will probably mean that you have eradicated her family who rely on her for food. Rhino’s are no different. These animals are not around every corner – they are few and far between. Taking one out in the name of conservation is infantile but expected from the mentality of poachers/hunters who honestly believe that they are doing these animals a favour. Both groups do this for greed alone. If you truly cared – I mean really cared for the survival of any species, you would put up your money for APU’s to protect these endangered animals – NOT add to their demise. Try it – you may find you get way more satisfaction.

    9. Need a hug?I feel truly and deeply great pity for you individuals who need to shoot and kill under the pretense of ‘conservation’ and ‘sports’. Where has the American Dream come to? Is this what you teach your children? Is this how you boost your self-esteem? I am sad for you all. You must have been deeply traumatised in your childhood to feel good after such a kill. Did Daddy not give you enough attention? Was Mummy not loving you? Competition with siblings? Bullied at school as ‘sissy’? Resonates somewhere?! Ahhhh….
      And, dear so-called hunters – if you must use your guns, why not do something useful – shoot poachers, join rescue missions with the army/peace corpse, protect children and women from genocide!
      Let nature take its course; you are NOT God and have no right to decide when an old Rhino dies. And remember: You can be someone great without your gun. Don’t be afraid!:)

    10. This should NOT be allowed at all, black rhinos are on the brink of extinction and the plight of our rhinos and elephants worldwide is appalling. Please do not allow this to happen just because of this rhinos age – this is appalling 🙁

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