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African Reference: Lowland and Mountain Nyalas

African Reference: Lowland and Mountain Nyalas

by Larry Blomquist

Lowland nyalas or simply nyalas are spiral-horned antelopes native to southern Africa. Their range includes Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. They have been introduced to Botswana and Namibia. Their population is stable, and they have been listed as of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The principal threats to the species are poaching and habitat loss resulting from human settlement. Male nyalas are highly prized as game animals in Africa.The most recent population estimates I could find show that South Africa has the largest population of nyalas at over 30,000, with 25,000 in KwaZulu-Natal.

Mountain nyalas are large antelopes found in high altitude woodlands in a small part of central Ethiopia. Mountain nyalas are larger than the more common southern or lowland nyalas. Mountain nyalas are considered the rarest spiral-horned species and the hunt is regarded as the ultimate African big-game hunt. Many hunters compare this to high altitude sheep and goat hunts.

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Part 2 The Fox Series: Arctic Fox Reference

Part 2 The Fox Series: Arctic Fox Reference

by Brian Hendricks

Arctic foxes live above the tree line in the arctic and alpine tundra. They can be found as far south as Hudson Bay in Canada. The arctic fox in this article was only part of a lifelong dream trip. From my home state of Michigan, I flew to Chicago, to San Francisco, to Vancouver, to Anchorage and a 6-hour drive (ride) to the Alpine Creek Lodge. My host, guide, and comrade for a month-long adventure, Claude Bondy, helped design a custom package for my needs. The prerequisite being that I set all the traps—not a ride-along trapping trip, which is quite common.

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Mounting My Arctic Fox

Mounting My Arctic Fox

by Brian Hendricks

When considering a custom mount for yourself, competition or special request from a customer there are decisions that need to be made. That was the case when I began work on my arctic fox. I took some extra time to photograph some of the important decisions I decided to make and discuss and show some of the factors in implementing these ideas. These are decisions I consider during the mounting process for many of my competition mounts.

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Escanaba Walleye

Escanaba Walleye

by Tim Gorenchan

My hometown of Escanaba, Michigan, is situated on the shores of Little Bay de Noc in Lake Michigan. Escanaba is one of a handful of places in the upper Midwest who lay claim to the title of “Walleye Capital of the World” as the bay is a fantastic walleye fishery, as is neighboring Big Bay de Noc

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Submersible Tanning = Tanning Quality

Submersible Tanning = Tanning Quality

by Paul Cales

If you want the highest quality of tan, a submersible tan is the one you’re looking for. This procedure produces a tannery-quality tan; you just have to do a little math, but it’s not difficult. Skins are pickled first, then drained and weighed. From there they go into a separate “tanning solution.” If you are going to tan a lifesize mountain lion, etc., I recommend learning how to do a submersible tan because it is bombproof with regards to hair-set. Note: skins can be stored in a submersible tan. The theory that you will over-tan a skin if it is left in too long is simply not true as long as you are using the skin/weight formula. (If stored for longer than a week, cover the container to prevent water evaporation.)

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