It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of professional hunter and conservationist Ian Goss, who succumbed to a kidney infection on Jan. 17, 2018. Ian changed the face of the hunting world. He was larger than life and will be sorely missed by all who knew him and by the industry he served for more than 50 years.
Goss was renowned for his ideals and accomplishments in hunting, game ranch management and conservation. He served many organizations, including Natal Hunters Association, Magudu Farmers Association, Natal Game Ranchers Association, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Wildlife Ranching South Africa, and PHASA as president, vice president and life member. Most recently Goss was a founding member of the newly formed Custodians of Professional Hunting & Conservation South Africa.
His great passion was teaching, and he was the director of Goss Estates Professional Hunters Academy, arguably the best PH academy in South Africa. He won numerous awards for his service and dedication to conservation. His drive and passion were to ensure that hunting remained a sustainable and ethical practice for future generations, and he never minced words when teaching the correct and safe way of hunting.
A memorial service for Ian Goss took place Jan. 24. The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to support Custodians of Professional Hunting & Conservation South Africa. Send donations to Peter La Mottee, Attorneys Trust Account, First National Bank Randburg, Ac 62278411146 Branch code 254005 CPHC-SA ref Ian Goss.
Goss is survived by his three daughters and four grandsons.