For sure, I am not comfortable with the drift of events in that southern African nation. As you already know, President Robert Mugabe has taken his country out of the Commonwealth. Anti-British rhetoric is increasing. Inflation is at unsustainable levels. Political violence is continuing. More and more white Zimbabweans are simply throwing in the towel.
Despite all that, there is a core hunting community left in Zimbabwe that provided many scores of successful hunts last year. Hunting Report subscribers alone filed 56 reports this past year, all but one of them positive. Anyone waffling on a safari to Zimbabwe will be doing himself a favor by ordering these reports. It will cost us $35 to copy and send them to you by mail. Add the 45 reports we received in 2002 and the total cost is $70. Call 800-272-5656. Or e-mail us at: email@example.com. E-mail Extra subscribers, of course, can view these reports free by going to the password-protected section of our web site.
As this is written, I have just received a very useful Question & Answer Report on the situation in Zimbabwe, sent to me on my request by a member of the Board of ZATSO (Zimbabwe Association of Tourist and Safari Operators). It will be posted to our web site (www.huntingreport.com) by the time you read this. I will also bring copies of this report to the various hunting conventions I plan to attend - namely, Dallas Safari Club, FNAWS and SCI. Suffice it to say the report focuses on what a prospective hunter has to do to determine if a hunt he is offered is completely legal and on the up-and-up.
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