Corey Knowlton, a Texas man who received death threats after paying $350,000 for the rights to hunt an endangered black rhino last year, completed his hunt recently and told CNN he has “no regrets.”
“I felt like from day one it was benefiting the black rhino, and I’ll feel like that until the day I die,” Knowlton said, perhaps from someone hunting him. “Nobody in this situation, with this particular black rhino, put more value on it than I did.”
Knowlton, co-host of Jim Shockey’s The Professionals on the Outdoor Network, won the rights in an auction from the Dallas Safari Club. Knowlton said he was engaging in “conservation hunting,” in which he hunted aggressive rhinos past reproductive age that were killing other rhinos, and worked from a list of four black rhinos in Namibia considered a threat to the herd.
Knowlton’s hunt follows a Twitter conflagration between Ricky Gervais and hunter Rebecca Francis, which Francis said resulted in death threats for her as well.
Rumors that man is the most dangerous game went unconfirmed at press time.
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