The surprise news updates the report that appears on page 1 in this month's hard-copy issue of The Hunting Report. As an E-Mail Extra subscriber, you have the benefit of this last-minute news reporting. Our previous report accurately indicated that the judicial system in Zambia was on strike late last month and that hopes were fading at press time for a decision of any sort this year on the country's prime areas. Fortunately, we were able to get a last- minute News Flash Bulletin inserted in hard copy issues of The Hunting Report that are mailing today.
The areas affected by the court decision are: Mumbwa, Nyampala, Mwanya, Chifunda and Upper Lupande. Only Sichifulo remains closed, and that is because the closure there revolves around a separate matter. All of the rest of the areas in country are already open, of course, and have been for some time. Early reports have been very bullish, too.
"It's amazing how many licenses we are selling," Mushinge said yesterday. "Early success has been just wonderful. Please pass on the good news to your subscribers."
Mushinge went on to note that Zambia has just pushed through a change of regulation allowing clients to pay for their trophies after their hunts have been completed. Mushinge said this decision was done to acommodate hunters, but it also reflected ZAWA's confidence that most hunters will get the trophy they are seeking. We will have more details on this and other developments next month.
In the meantime, reports of successful safaris into undisputed areas were already trickling into........(continued)