By James D. Zirin, Opinion Contributor — 04/01/20 03:30 PM EDT. Watch the Rhino charging two lion brothers in Kruger National Park. The introduction of the .458 was a watershed event that changed the face of American sporting arms forever, and it had almost nothing to do with the cartridge’s demonstrated effectiveness on African game. The number of rhinos slaughtered by poachers increased by more than 3,000 percent between 2007 and 2011. These guns were supposed to have been surrendered to the government after the war ended, but some people decided to keep them. For my next African hunt, I’m thinking about going with .45-70. The rhino's horn makes it the unicorn of Africa and Asia, while the elephant's tusks look like they make up a giant, stout mustache. While the .500/.450 H&H Double Rifle was also a beautiful piece I think I would prefer the quicker follow up shots. One male may stalk prey upwind, and drive it down to a group of females, who can be hiding in grassy bushes further downwind. Once you’ve beaten the Jackal, just run through the map to the exit. Mine was made in 1919 (years after his safari but exact same configuration) and I’m restoring it along with a complete engraving coverage; a rhino is alredy on the receiver, most scroll done; but still have to put cats on each side of the lever; he called it his medicine for them big cats. In 2016, award-winning journalist Godknows Nare spent six months in the epicenter of rhino poaching, around the perimeter of Kruger National Park, interviewing poachers and their families. A giraffe can take a single lion and they have been known to kill lions by swinging their heads like a golf club with the lion being the golf ball. Some hunt alone, but lions also kill their prey in groups. I will second the Winchester 1895 with the same reverence above to Theodore Roosevelt. Your Ad Choices You guys just make me laugh. Rhino do not like Lion. Post Dec 15, 2007 #3 2007-12-15T03:09. Much has been written about the decimation of rhino populations in Africa due to poaching. They are also at risk of being shot and killed by guards, police or each other. That bad bullet would stop an elephant. ‘Karamojo’ Bell killed 1,011 elephants with his 7×57 Mausers, and fired slightly over 1,500 rounds while doing it. Zinc nasal sprays and lozenges have been proven to shorten the length of a cold from 10- 14 days to 4- 7 days. David Barrett with an elephant he shot dead in Zimbabwe in 2009. Sboniso Mhlongo, a suspected poacher, told Nare: “We only get free water from Skukuza. The pet rhino can also be tasked with guarding a particular area around the Player's base. (Nare, who had received death threats for several years due to his work exposing the inhumane prison system in Zimbabwe as well as his investigations into corruption in South Africa, was shot and killed outside his home by Johannesburg Metropolitan Police in 2017. If you counted how many people were killed versus the animals, there are less animals dead. The MSM’s all abuzz with NY Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s bill to rid the United States of any handgun or rifle magazine that holds more than 10 cartridges, and populate prisons with anyone who doesn’t surrender same to federal authorities. According to Martin Bornman, a director of the African Conservation Experience, there is close to a 70 percent unemployment rate in the communities that surround Kruger, a population of almost 2 million people. In some cases hunters prefer to hunt white rhino with open sights. lionsAside from humans, lions are the only predators powerful enough to kill an elephant. Lions, on the other hand, can have an entirely different way of killing. I would not shoot a rhino either. That should effectively take everything that walks or crawls. In April of 2019, a poacher was killed by an elephant and then eaten by lions. The rhino poaching crisis in South Africa is at an unprecedented level. Rhinos are in the same field as elephants when it comes to facing a hippo cause its skin is so dense only long spear-like weapons like rhino horn or elephant tusk or even another hippo can penetrate it … There are people who benefit [from Kruger] — and it’s definitely not us, but it belongs to all of us … In a way, our government is killing us. I wouldn’t shoot a rhino. But I am deeply amused by .460 Weatherby Magnum. He said: “because we are poor. These sprays act in a very simple manner, they inhibit rhinovirus infection. So the poachers got the .458 the same way Los Zetas get HK fully-automatic weapons: the military. 73,032, This story has been shared 72,074 times. 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In contrast, the Phinda game reserve south of Swaziland is run by the luxury company &Beyond and had such a surplus of rhino that it relocated some to Botswana in 2016. I’d have no problem using .375 H&H on a rhino, but would probably go with a .416 Rigby, or step up to a .458 Lott (basically a .375 H&H Mag case expanded to .458). Is that a poacher smiling in the picture? Rhinos are usually killed by elephants, especially young bull elephants. It’s backbreakin labor, but it’s worth it when you see the hands bringin in those raw rifels fur finishin…. A senior forest official told Indileak that the incident came to light on Saturday when a patrol party of the forest department spotted the partially eaten carcass of the rhino. No one I know around here works at Kruger,” June continued. 4 suspected rhino poachers have been killed in a cross border skirmish at Sedudu island on the Chobe late at night on the 5th of August - almost as a direct consequence of what happens in the middle of a tourism hotspot when there are no tourists! Sprays containing oxymetazoline are sold under a variety of trade names, including Afrin, Dristan 12-Hour Nasal Spray, Duramist Plus, and Vicks Sinex 12 Hour Nasal Spray. Generally speaking, .375 (e.g., .375 H&H Mag) is the minimum legal caliber for large dangerous game in most African countries. This having been said, the rhino’s aim is not to hurt or kill the human beings inside the vehicle. All of my S&W 500 hand cannon’s (700 grain T-REX THUMPERS from ranger rick) are capable of taking down “ANY WALKING MAMMEL” I guess that would leave out a whale, but you shouldn’t be shooting at water anyway. “Guns are circulated on a very fast pace as there is huge demand for the weapons,” he said. If they defeat us, we usually run out. Rhinos are quite commonly killed by elephants, particularly young bull elephants. Terms of Use Then you can think about other things.”, Mpumalanga, in eastern South Africa near the border of Mozambique, is a hotbed for poaching recruitment. It started with this from our good friends at buanews.gov.za: “Spokesperson for the provincial South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF) joint tactical head office, Captain Albert Mathonsi, said that a .458 rifle recovered following a shoot-out with a group of suspected rhino poachers in the Kruger at the weekend was used as a defence weapon during the war between Frelimo and Renamo.” .458? May 16, 2020 | 12:48pm | Updated May 16, 2020 | 1:59pm. But I think a .300 Weatherby Magnum wouldn’t be too much gun to use on a rhino poacher. “All of my” yeah, right. While Kruger is the epicenter of poaching in South Africa, many say it doesn’t have to be this way. For the best results you gotta add chromium just before the barrel is done growin’, and they have to restaked evry week to makem grow straight. There is no need to kill everything in your way and you can just ignore all the Corpus units you’re going to encounter. Generally speaking, .375 (e.g., .375 H&H Mag) is the minimum legal caliber for large dangerous game in most African countries. An adult rhinoceros can weigh up to three tons. Once, we were busy working on a rhino and the rangers came and a shootout ensued and one of our men died. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Early in the game you do need skins for upgrades. Looks like there is more info out there, you never know. A premium 1,5 – 6 X gun scope is recommended for hunting white rhino in South Africa due to the expected short average shot distance. Hostile Takeover – A Rhino tank must be stolen if Fort Zancudo is chosen as the starting location. Of course, times move on. Lions kill – but hippo kill far more. We are stuck without any income.”. In the wild, the adult black or white rhino has no predators except for humans. Then you gotta make sure they get plenty of sunshine, water, and Hoppe’s #9. The average price for a three-kilogram rhino horn, at $77,548 per kilo, is $232,644 — down from a high of $300,000 in 2013, but still an astronomical number that fuels the Chinese and Vietnamese cartels behind the illegal wildlife trade. Rhino horn sells for $3,000 a pound, which can turn poachers into kings in villages without running water or electricity. If me, I would use my 1895 takedown in a 405 in the exact configuration that the greatest american of all time took one with. I am not ‘Karamojo’ Bell. 72,074, This story has been shared 58,258 times. “[Park] rangers use R1 [guns] and we shoot at them if they fire at us,” the anonymous poacher said. In addition, its horn is used in attacks and can do an extraordinary amount of harm to an animal, human or vehicle. Your California Privacy Rights But then again, a hippo’s tusks are about as strong as the white rhino’s horn. Thanks for contacting us. They also work for [&Beyond] and everyone makes money off the animals.”. The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill . It’s dangerous, but we go anyway.”, June Mabuse, whose brother Henry — a suspected poacher — was shot dead inside Skukuza, said: “We are being killed like animal, but it seems like the animals are now more valuable than human life. You will automatically get one Rhino part blueprint, but since there is RNG involved you most likely need to run the boss fight more than three times. Or harvest from a “gun tree?”, You city folk know nuthin’ about growin rifels. Since lockdown, six rhino in Botswana have been slaughtered for their horn. Three officers were arrested and put on trial for murder, later to be acquitted. “We don’t know what else to do. While [the rhino] is still kicking and fighting, we are working [on the horn]. Rifles. A few years after the end of World War II, Africa’s professional hunters faced a growing dilemma–a shortage of ammo for their fine British double rifles. I’d have no problem using .375 H&H on a rhino, but would probably go with a .416 Rigby, or step up to a .458 Lott (basically a .375 H&H Mag case expanded to .458). If I had to take an animal like that I would want to do it from a distance, with a sniper rifle in 338 Lapua or higher. Although the rhino can use it sense of hearing and smell to locate the elephant, it cannot accurately put itself in a position to deliver a fatal blow. As does gunsandammo.com . In Official PVP, a pet rhino on guard should attack players from any other clan if they wander too close to the area the rhino is guarding during raid hours. Rhino poacher killed by an elephant and then 'devoured' by lions This article is more than 1 year old Police say the man entered the park with a group intending to shoot and kill â ¦ prides can be as large as 30 or more, which could contain 25 females. Any of these calibers with a good premium solid bullet – Barnes Triple Shock, Trophy Bonded Bearclaw, etc – would be good rhino (or cape buffalo, elephant, or other large dangerous game) medicine. The Kruger Park is not helping any of us. Then, “we usually leave at 4 p.m. and get to the park at six, when it’s dark.” After finding the rhino, “we shoot it, and then there is another team with machetes. “There is lots of employment [at the park]. Most of the people come from outside our neighborhood … We who live nearby — a walk away  — will never get hired. Much has been written about the decimation of rhino populations in Africa due to poaching. We are now forced to relocate to Johannesburg to look for work. “After removing the horn, we go to our boss to deliver it,” the anonymous poacher said. What animal can beat a lion? In hunting big game, facing danger is the height of the hunting ethic. ©COPYRIGHT 2020, THETRUTHABOUTGUNS.COM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Rhino horn is touted as a cure for hangovers, cancer, and impotence. Rhino poachers have wiped out most of the Okavango This should be spread around on other forums as well. And now we know the fate of South Africa’s rhinos is inextricably linked with market demand in Vietnam—a country that recently saw its own rhino population slip into extinction. This is mostly done when they are hunting with double rifles … One local poacher who uses the Skukuza area of Kruger to hunt, said on camera: “I have been a poacher for a long time now. We've received your submission. Whoa, really close to some political, violent rhetoric in the title there if a certifiable nutjob taught spelling by the public school system reads it. Many times. What kills a rhino? Just when the shortage was becoming critical, Winchester came to the rescue in 1956 with the revolutionary .458 Winchester Magnum–an honest-to-God elephant caliber. Not adult male ones, only calves or sick/old ones. We go there knowing that death is a possibility. Adult elephants and rhinos are just too large to serve as common prey for a tiger, and they can easily kill even the biggest tiger. At Henry’s funeral, which was attended by most of the community, Mabuse was asked about why his brother was killed. Privacy Notice The high muzzle velocity offered by these new cartridges caught the imagination of American shooters, and “magnumania” was born. Bornman explained: “In South Africa, whoever owns the land owns the animals on the land. Today it’s a reasonable certainty that more African professional hunters use a .458 than any other cartridge. . He said while many poachers were Mozambican, the .303 man-made rifles from Swaziland were also commonly used for rhino poaching in South Africa. But we are never hired. In all the coverage of the rhino disaster — about the demand from China, the gangs who control the racket and the horrific on-the-ground images — the people who commit the actual murder of the animal have largely remained silent, until now. And while the government-run Kruger park saw 1.8 million visitors last year — with average guest costs ranging from $225 to over $5,000 a night, for a considerable cash flow — outside the park, where many communities don’t have electricity or running water, it’s another story. I hate poachers but I love .458! We don’t shoot RINOs. If it’s good enough for Vince Lupo, it’s good enough for me. So full of bullshit it just stinks worse and worse more each day. They can kill a crocodile. That would be the British round produced from 1888 to 1950, replaced by today’s 7.62x51mm NATO. The Rhino is the protagonist in Rhino Hunt Adversary Mode, where a maximum of six players equipped with Sticky Bombs and off-road vehicles must kill one or two players on board of Rhinos. Single Blog Title This is a single blog caption. What happened in Phinda was a group of wealthy individuals bought the land and returned it to the local tribes in exchange for a contract to manage the property. Conservation is the key to maintain and any good hunter gives back more than he takes; those good ones are responsible for preserving the future and balance, not someone who preachs but to afraid and lazy to take action and actually work; far more hot air than the bad hunter in this world. They are regal beasts and hunting just for sport is a turn off for me. “After poaching and getting money, I can open a small business and prosper.”, He outlined how the deed is done: A lookout will alert a group, comprised of six or seven people, of a rhino’s location. Or a lever action .500. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights It was taken legally at a preserve to help maintain it; the rhino went rouge and was killing others and a danger and the money that man paid which was more than most make in a year to take that magnificent creature gave the preservation balance; future funding, food to local tribes; and donated time while there to make the place better. Great White Shark wouldv’e won 50% of the time. As opposed to the naturally occurring ones you can prize out of a rock formation? Can you kill a virus with a gun? I used to poach elephants, but now we are targeting rhinos … A lot of my family members get paid to poach [and do it] because of circumstances. Javan rhino also has predators. The major demand for rhino horn is in Asia, where it is used in ornamental carvings and traditional medicine. .303? It is killing us.”, Across town, the poacher, who was waiting on word about another rhino, said: “Life and death are the same … there is no other option.”, Paula Froelich is the founder and editor of the online travel magazine for women, A Broad Abroad. To all you nuts who have a problem with hunters I know for a fact most of us do more for nature and preservation than any word out of your mouth has ever done; you are ranked lower to me than a poacher because you preach and criticize and do nothing; you donate money so you think you faught but in reality your compensating for your weakness to actually do real hard demanding work and if you left your cities, suburbs along with your peta ideology and actually spent time in nature you might see things a little different. 221extra. The on-the-ground poachers put themselves at risk. Shot placement is ALWAYS #1. well at least it makes a good self-defense weapon……. Instagram @pfro, New Hamptons hotel is now a $400K/month summer rental, This story has been shared 73,032 times. 357. “Poaching makes me good money,” said the anonymous poacher. Thousands of people have been killed in that park and only hundreds of animals. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The local tribes now protect and police their land, making it almost impossible for poachers to penetrate. Due to the large size, the only real predator of the Javan rhino in the forest is the large wild cats, such as tigers, will hunt the Javan rhino calf and the weak ones. 02 Dec 2020. It is this desperation that leads many people to poach. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters Galliers and Toft believe dehorning could help save rhinos under threat elsewhere in Africa and Asia. Rhinos are usually killed by elephants, especially young bull elephants. . Some former soldiers are believed to be selling the weapons to make a quick buck,” said Mathonsi. I don’t understand how.”. 221extra. action, douglas barell, custom thumbhole stock, swarvoski scope and chambered it for a 416 rigby and the customer dropped that monster almost instantly. Looks like a tourist hunter to me…which makes it “OK”? Still a fast kill and easy kill for earlier in the game, where you have crap weapons and health. The average salary for a general worker — if they can find a job — in Mpumalanga is just $8,628 a year. Follow. Most importantly, it’s all about accurate shot placement in the field under stress – like being charged at close range – which only comes from practice, practice, and more practice. Follow the author of this article. Feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR) is an upper respiratory or pulmonary infection of cats caused by Felid alphaherpesvirus 1 (FeHV-1), of the family Herpesviridae.It is also commonly referred to as feline influenza, feline coryza, and feline pneumonia but, as these terms describe other very distinct collections of respiratory symptoms, they are misnomers for the condition. 0 Environmentalists and scientists issued dire warnings this week: Stop environmental... Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Most ammo on hand was from prewar stock, and Kynoch, the sole source of ammo for the big stoppers, had decided to stop production for most of them. A pet rhino on guard should defend the area against an enemy NPC, wild animal, or The Purge. There are no other benefits to the community.”, Another Mpumalanga resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said on tape: “Rhinos are government property and we need to eat. Javan rhino predators. The elephant would overpower the rhino, knocking it over and goring it with its tusks. Often the rhino is not killed right away, but dies a painful death either during the horn extraction or shortly thereafter. ), “At first I thought [poachers] were just cruel criminals,” Nare told me. There is a dam and we go there with drums of water to fetch and then we push the water back in wheelbarrows. They have to be handplanted from a strip o’ handcut walnut stock in soil rich wit iern. This causes both animals to break down their social groups and cause conflict between them as the number of animals decreases In addition to humans, elephants can kill rhinoceros, as they are notorious for being too strong and aggressive toward them. “[There can be a] huge fight and people die … when we fight, they shoot at us and we shoot back, and we kill some [rangers]. “We are usually a group of at least 6 or 7 people and he will give us each a 15 thousand rand [$810] fee …I don’t know how much they sell [the horn] for.”. White rhino droppings are unique identifiers, meaning that a rhino can take one whiff of a dung heap and instantly know the animal's age, sex, and reproductive status, according to one study. It’s been a high-capacity kinda day here at TTAG. We just defeat them in the primaries. 58,258, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved There is no work, and people are going in there to try and put food on their tables and are being killed. “Since the body of the dead rhino was partially eaten from the rear, it ruled out any foul play and conclusively established that the animal was killed by a tiger during a rare conflict,” said the official. There is no work, no money and no food.”. One treatment that has been found to shorten the duration of a cold is zinc. I’ve been thinking about lower capacity firearms. Why do the poachers do it? If I have to shoot anything living that weighs more than my car, I’ll take a .458, if you don’t mind. Not really that interested in Rhino Hunting m’self. Has done. However, there's a report of a huge male tiger killing an adult rhino, and there are 2 reports of 5+ tigers killing adults elephants. The impact of the .458 was that it sired a new class of American magnum cartridges suitable for .30-06-length actions, including the .338 and .264 Winchester Magnums, and their success spawned the 7mm Remington Magnum. Shortly after he returned, I talked with Nare about his time with the poachers. Due to COVID-19, the problem has worsened as gangs in Mozambique take advantage of the lack of tourists and guards in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, killing nine rhino already. There are many people who do not believe Lions can kill Rhino's, and that they're the only animals that can't be taken out. Charlotte Johnstone, Content Editor 7 September 2017 • 5:31pm. You say, “All of my S&W 500” like you have a basketful of them. They quickly cut out the horn and once that is done, we run out.”. Rhinos are hunted and killed for their horns. Gun scope for hunting white rhino. 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