Iran made international headlines again last month when news broke of a foiled plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the United States. A few nervous hunters contacted The Hunting Report
to find out what the development meant for hunters on their way to that country. Turns out the event had little to no detectable effect on foreign hunters, including Americans. What DID
cause problems for foreign hunters was a changing of the guard in the Iranian Department of Environment.
Those problems included delayed hunts for the first group of hunters arriving in early October, followed by a sudden change in licensing procedures and cuts in the number of licenses to be issued this season. Some hunts have already been postponed, others cancelled. The Hunting Report
distributed an Email Extra
bulletin alerting you about the problem and advising you to confirm with your agents or operators that they could indeed get licenses before you get on a plane for Iran.....