As this issue goes to press in late January, hunting in Asia presents a mixed bag of both opportunities and frustrations. Despite continued interest from international hunters, China remains closed. The political and security situation in both Pakistan and Iran is questionable at best for western hunters, particularly Americans. Yet there are still opportunities for quality hunts available in the region.
We have seven new subscriber reports on Central Asia this month, three on Kyrgyzstan, one each on Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan, and two on Iran.
Two recent reports paint a mixed picture of hunting in Iran. The initial reports we had have all recommended the experience. In our newest report, however, long-time subscriber Douglas Yajko tells us he hunted from October 31 through November 14, in four different locations: Querham, Esfahan, Tehran, Kabudan Island. His hunts were conducted by Aito Tours (telephone from the US 011-98-21-8873-2191), which is a new name for us. Yajko booked his trip through Hunt In Europe.....