Our story in the February issue on a new hunting opportunity for rusa deer and water buffalo in Papua New Guinea (PNG) generated feedback from two other subscribers who have hunted there. The first comes from Daniel Soliday who sent us this note:
“I read with interest the new hunting opportunities in Papua New Guinea. In July of 2008 I had the opportunity to travel into the Simbai area of PNG, which is in the north central part of the country. I was traveling with a friend to assist building housing for missionaries in a very remote part of the jungle.
“When traveling through the capitol and other cities in PNG it is important to be aware of your surroundings. The cities are extremely over-populated, and the native people are wandering around scavenging for food and whatever they can get their hands on. Stealing is very common. In those areas, you should travel in a group and always be cautious.
“Once you head out into the remote villages, however, the natives are extremely friendly and will do anything for you. The native people in these small villages spend their time gardening and picking native plants for food. They are some of the friendliest people I have ever met.....