We have discussed the matter and have come to the decision that the Stalking Directory is a rifle stalking site and as such we have decided that we cannot condone advertising bow hunting on the site, which means we have to decline your offer to become a trade member. I am sorry but we merely wish to protect the integrity of the site, hope you understand.
John " - unquote
It is with the utmost regret that this will be my last post on your wonderfull site.
As a Professional hunter I assumed that my input as a Bowhunter / PH / Outfitter would expand the knowledge and information to the uninformed, on a different facet of Hunting.
I have participated in several discussions, with an open mind, and have endured ( without justification ) numerous negative comments. The positives however, far out-weighing the negatives. Being a mature Professional Hunter, who spends more time walking and stalking the African bushveld than most men would be fortunate enough to be able to do, I have taken these comments and tried to explain our interpretation of Hunting, in depth, from a Professional perspective, to those, the ill-informed stereotypes.
Sadly, it appears that only " Rifle Stalking" is Hunting, and Bow Hunting is not Hunting - either statement being somewhat confusing ? This is not for me to decide, for I am only a " Bowhunter" and these arm-chair expert interpretations are somewhat beyond me.
To my Fellow "Brothers -In Arms " I bid you farewell, it has been my honour to be a part of your family, albeit a somewhat brief relationship. For me it has been a rewarding experience to interact with folk who are positively receptive to alternatives.
I wish you all well, and some day, somewhere, whilst in the thicket, with your quarry within spitting distance from you, I trust you will spare a fleeting thought to :
" I wonder what a Bow Hunter would've done if he was here "
To the site Admin folk, thank you for your efforts, patience and understanding, truly a sad day where Democracy fails us all.
Gents, hopefully some day, some where, you will grant me the honour of walking and stalking the African bushveld with you.
Yours in Bowhunting
Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me. “
Genesis 27 : 3