As this issue goes to press, Namibia has not yet allocated hunting concessions, as was previously promised, and they do not expect to until sometime in February or later. This meant no outfitter at press time should have been representing to you that he has rights to hunt a state concession in Namibia in 2008 or beyond.
The key words here are state concession. What is referred to here are hunting areas, like Nyampala in Zambia or Chewore South in Zimbabwe, that are entirely controlled by the government. Namibia has other kinds of hunting land, including conservancies and private lands, where outfitters can legitimately claim to have hunting rights. The log jam over hunting rights in Namibia is confined to state concessions. Unfortunately, the log jam is important because the majority of the big game hunting in Namibia takes place on concessions. For sure, I will let you know as soon as these areas are allocated.........(continued)