VIDEO: Rhino hunter becomes the hunted

January 17, 2014

Corey Knowlton won the Dallas Safari Club's auction for a black rhino hunting permit for $350,000, which would allow him to hunt the rare species in Namibia, in southern Africa. Critics are outraged, and Knowlton now has a security detail because of death threats.

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Knowlton, 35, is a Dallas-based hunting consultant for The Hunting Consortium, an international guide service. He's also the co-host of a hunting show on The Outdoor Channel called "Jim Shockey's The Professionals." Knowlton's online biography says he's hunted more than 120 species on almost every continent.

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He describes himself as a passionate conservationist and desperately wants to explain to his critics why hunting one old black rhino can help save critically endangered species around the world. He knows it's a difficult conversation full of scathing-hot emotion.

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Editor's Note: A thousand apologies for the Piers Morgan video.