I think shooting sticks make eminent good sense. Most hunters are lousy offhand shots, and this, coupled with the adrenaline rush that comes with African hunting, makes their shooting truly atrocious. Second is the economic factor. The rule in Africa is that if you draw blood, you pay for the animal, and in most cases, this can mean a sizeable chunk of change. In 1981 when I shot my roan and sable in Zambia, the license fee was $750 for each animal. Now it’s $8,000 and $8,500 respectively. Years ago, at a camp next to a major river, I was asked to thin out the crocodiles because the villagers who lived nearby couldn’t get water. So I did it as a public service. Today, the trophy fee per croc is $2,150.