My brother lives down in Natal (Howick), and is in the game capture bussiness. He captures a lot of Nyala at the Tala game ranch annually. For those that know the area, Tala is a place where you can come very close to the game.
One of the staff members were caught recently poaching, 7 x Blue Widebeest, and a couple of Impala, and Blesbuck, (and this is the part that is realy unbelievable). With a Weihraugh HW100 High power, like mine.
This is truely amazing, but needs to be condemed in the biggest way possible. People like that, will be the cause of the government, taking serious action againts us, law abiding airrifle owners.
I just wonder how many more animals is now walking around the park, with bullet wounds, that may turn septic, and make them suffer, and die a slow and agonizing death. It would take a perfect shot, everytime, to achieve this very risky task.
This sort of lunatic action must be condemed, and the culprits, must be brought to book, to save us, our sport.
It also goes to show, how leathal our "toy's" can be, if we treat them as toy's. I cannot empathise enough, of how dangerous any pellet gun can be, if used incorrectly, and that safety is not an option, but a serious matter. A matter that must be addressed at every opportunity, that we use our airrifles. Esspcially where we work with the kids, the future of our sport.
It sound unbelievable, but unfortuanately, it is true.