The government and people of Tanzania have set aside 30% of the country’s total landmass for wildlife conservation. Approximately 100 000 square miles of this land lies outside of national parks. As a matter of policy the government has ruled that the best form of land use for this wilderness is sport-hunting. About 50 operators lease around 140 hunting concessions. They are the custodians of this vast wilderness. This is their story in their own words.