By Barbara Crown, Editor
If you are heading to the Save Valley Conservancy
in Zimbabwe, you may have heard about some recent trouble there. Two returning subscribers contacted me in mid-June about their experiences. One wished to remain anonymous and did not want to name his operator for fear he might suffer repercussions. The other was Richard Smith, who hunted the Savuli block through John Hunt of Georgia Safaris (210-630-0138).
The problems were apparently caused by locals moving into that hunting block to squat, subsistence farm and poach. Smith says they also burned down one of the chalets at a hunting camp. Although the perpetrator was arrested, hunts there were disrupted. Smith says other Save operators in the area helped by taking him and the other clients hunting on their blocks wherever there was quota available, but some of the replacement hunting areas required as much as two hours of travel from camp.....