Update On Re-Opening South Sudan


Published: August - 2007

Remember my report last month about South Sudan and the astounding results of some recent game surveys conducted there by the Wildlife Conservation Society? The good news has inspired more talk about trying to open the area to hunting. What's new this month is some feedback I got from Angelo Dacey and Charles Bazzy. Dacey has been hunting for many years in the north of Sudan and has his eye on the south of the country these days. Bazzy, a booking agent, has good relations with Dacey and is very familiar with South Sudan. Here is an edited version of the e-mails they sent me this month:

Angelo Dacey writes: At the moment, hunting in south Sudan is banned, but I believe it will open in the next year or two. When it does, I plan to begin operations there. I was in Juba, South Sudan, this past February/March studying the situation, and I plan to be there again this coming February/March. I plan to meet with local authorities on my upcoming trip. In the meantime, I am continuing to organize safaris in the north of the country, specifically in the Red Sea Hills and the Nubian Desert. The main trophies are Nubian ibex, Barbary sheep, Eritrean gazelle, Salt's dik dik, etc. I can also arrange fly-camping safaris for collectors in four different areas out of Khartoum. Possible game includes the following gazelles: Dorcas, red-fronted, Isabeline and Heuglin's. The hunting season in the north starts in October and runs through February. Please tell your subscribers to contact me if they want information regarding hunting in the north or south of Sudan. Charles Bazzy writes: The Wildlife Conservation Society may have been surprised by the results of its aerial survey of the Boma Plateau in South Sudan, but those results come as no surprise to those of us who have hunted in this area. Yes, there have been several decades of civil war in this area, and that has caused a proliferation of small arms. But what outsiders don't take into account is the natural protection offered by the area's so-called black cotton soil. It........(continued)

 
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