It is worth noting that ZATSO (Zimbabwe Association of Tour and Safari Operators) is getting tough with its oft-stated recommendation that visiting hunters go afield only with members of their association. In a strongly worded e-mail last month, ZATSO announced that it would no longer assist hunting clients with problems if they hunt with non-members of ZATSO. The e-mail went on to note that clients can find out if their would-be Zimbabwe guide/outfitter/safari operator is a member of ZATSO by going to their web site. We think this warning is well worth heeding.
Still in Zimbabwe, a Hunt Report that caught our eye this month is the one sent to us recently by subscriber Bill Campbell. Seems he went to Chewore North this past April with Buzz Charlton Safaris in search of tuskless cow elephant. He took two jumbo in eight days and paid only $8,800 for the whole experience. And what an experience it was! Under "Highlights of the Hunt," Camp- bell talks about "...getting into herds sometimes for an hour or more trying not to get winded and charged...stalking within yards of elephants...shooting two tuskless cows with frontal brain shots from 15 and 12 yards."
Phew! Talk about getting a lot of bang for your buck...!