As for Marco Polo permits in Tajikistan, Carpenter said last month he had received 132 applications for only 60 permits. If Tajikistan officials have not authorized you to hunt Marco Polo in their country, don't bother applying for a permit, Carpenter advised hunters. Moreover, even if your name made it onto the approved list of hunters, you may not get a permit this season. The reason is that Carpenter received a list of 99 approved hunters from Tajikistan authorities. That's 39 more hunters than there are permits. When we spoke with Carpenter he was waiting for clarification from Tajik officials. If Carpenter does not hear back from them in time, he said he would have to conduct a drawing. Stay tuned.