South African hunter dies after Zimbabwe elephant trampling

by Antonio Miles May 23, 2017, 0:04
South African hunter dies after Zimbabwe elephant trampling

After a member of Botha's party fatally shot the fourth elephant, the animal fell on top of Botha and killed him, News24 said.

Botha touted his perfection of "traditional European Style Driven Monteria hunts in South Africa", which uses "hounds" to round up big game for hunter clients.

Netwerk24 has learnt that Botha was a well-known hunter in Zimbabwe and often travelled to the United States to recruit wealthy Americans for trophy hunting in Southern Africa. In addition to videos profiling the hounds Botha used for his hunts, his website is also filled with photos of clients posing next to dead animals ranging from lions to antelope to huge elephants.

He is survived by his wife and five children.

Botha was a recognized hunter. This method involved large packs of dogs used to drive deer and boar towards hunters who then open fire on the animals.

He had been especially fond of hunting with dogs.

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Another South African was killed by a crocodile last month while hunting in southern Zimbabwe. The hunter was the owner of Theunis Botha Big Game Safaris which specialized in leopard and lion hunting with hounds. "Subsequent DNA tests have proved the remains to be those of Mr Van Zyl".

It is with great sadness that we have learnt that our great friend, and passionate Leopard man, Theunis Botha has passed.

Mrs Botha is expected to travel to Zimbabwe to bring her husband body's home.

Apart from elephants, wildlife has become quite sparse in this part of Zimbabwe in recent years, according to local experts.

He was leading the group through Good Luck Farm near Hwange National Park when they accidentally disturbed the breeding pack.

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