Next door in South Africa, you may be hearing reports that some dreaded new hunting regulations are about to come into effect, sharply limiting the kind of hunting that can be offered in that country. Well, it is true that the new regulations are slated to be enacted finally in March, and they may give your PH some paperwork headaches, but the bulk of them will likely not affect you much, unless you plan to hunt a canned lion or hunt with the use of dogs. The former is almost surely going to be either banned or so restricted that it becomes all but impossible to offer, and the latter is at the very least under a cloud.
We won't use valuable space here to talk about the in's and out's of the proposed new regulations, as the final shape of them is not yet known. Suffice it to say the punitive, anti-hunting character of the originally proposed regulations has been changed. Hunting is going to survive, if not thrive. And Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) deserves a lot of the credit for that. If you hunt South Africa this year be sure you put in a good word for PHASA.