ALLAS (April 14, 2017) – DSC Frontline Foundation has approved an interim grant for African professional hunting guide Andre Bennett, who was severely injured by a Cape buffalo while assisting on a hunt in Namibia. The grant will help offset the costs associated with his recovery. DSC Frontline Foundation will also be available if additional assistance is needed.
On March 18, Bennett was working with Japsie Blaauw, owner of Dzombo Hunting Safaris Namibia, when he was charged and struck by a Cape buffalo. Bennett received extensive and traumatic injuries. The injured guide was taken to Otjiwarong for treatment and care. Blaauw later tracked down the wounded buffalo and killed it.
“DSC Frontline Foundation was created for this very opportunity – to be able to assist those eligible individuals who are injured in the course of providing professional hunting or anti-poaching services,” said DSC Frontline Foundation President Karl Evans. “We wish Andre a full and speedy recovery.”
Andre’s injury is another example of the dangers and hazards that professional hunters, guides and outfitters are exposed to on a daily basis. DSC Frontline Foundation and DSC recognize the dedication and commitment of those professional hunters, guides, outfitters and members of their organizations and are grateful that they can provide assistance to Andre and his family.
If anyone wishes to make a donation for Andre’s benefit please go to www.dscfrontlinefoundation.organd follow the donate link. Please indicate that your donation is for the benefit of Andre Bennett.
DSC Frontline Foundation provides financial relief to professional hunters and their assistants who are killed or seriously injured in the course of providing professional hunting services or anti-poaching activities. These individuals are often on the frontline of hunts and therefore exposed to the dangers inherent in hunting
About DSC Frontline Foundation
The DSC Frontline Foundation, a Texas non-profit corporation, was started by a group of dedicated DSC members with the support and encouragement of DSC. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible under Section 170 of the Code.
A member of IUCN, DSC is a mission-focused conservation organization, funded by hunters from around the world. With an administrative staff of less than 15 and a volunteer army of 500, DSC hosts the Greatest Hunters Convention on the Planet™ that raises funds for grants in conservation, outdoor education and hunter advocacy. In the past five years, more than $5 million has been channeled to qualified projects, organizations and programs in support of that mission. Get involved with DSC at www.biggame.org.