Eric's contribution was to introduce game species into the area that had been shot off by cattle ranchers and poachers. To do so, he constructed an enormous 9-foot fence around several thousand acres. While Steve and I were there, we witnessed the first release of animals into the enclosure --several dozen blue wildebeest and red hartebeest. According to the plan, the animals would be allowed to breed, and as their offspring were produced, they'd be turned out into wild, unfenced country. Ultimately, the released animals will form the core of new herds that will attract hunters not only to Eric's ranch but to others as well, bolstering much-needed economic development in this depressed region.