In Tanzania, there is a significant paperwork snarl you simply must know about if you plan to hunt what are called CITES III animals in that country this summer. The major CITES III animals in Tanzania are sassaby (tsessebe aka topi), sitatunga and African civet. We are indebted to Carol Rutkowski of Coppersmith (817-481-1260) for early word of this problem. Seems the Tanzanian Government has not been issuing what is called a Management Authority Certificate of Origin for at least some of these animals. The major conflict is over sitatunga exports.
The whole matter is a bureaucratic mess, but it had serious implications recently for at least one US hunter who had to pay for shipping his trophy back to Tanzania so a Management Authority Certificate of Origin could be attached. If you are headed to Tanzania, you should take this note from The Hunting Report with you and show it to your safari operator. Almost certainly, he will already know about the problem, because we have made efforts ourselves to alert the Tanzanian hunting community. But it won't hurt for you to further the effort by telling your operator to make sure a Management Authority Certificate of Origin is attached to any CITES III trophies shipped to you.