You'll remember, it was public protests over a plan to auction permits for various species that led to the suspension of hunting in this country. That led to various other kinds of protests, some of them overtly anti-hunting in nature. As this issue goes to press, the Chinese New Year holiday is just weeks away, and at that time much of the country shuts down. No one we spoke too was hopeful that things would move forward any time soon. Should Chinese officials suddenly lift the suspension, we will of course immediately send a bulletin to E-mail Extra subscribers and post the news to our web site within 24 hours. Be sure to check often under E-mail Extra Bulletins at www. huntingreport.com.