Namibia has a booming private land hunting sector, of course, and there are a growing number of community-run conservancies. The bulk of the nation's big game hunting, however, is available on concessions. Elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion are all available in Namibia. And the interesting wrinkle here is the possible sudden availability of a lot of hunting opportunity after the traditional marketing season is over. Some extraordinary bargains could be offered by outfitters eager to realize some income from newly allocated concessions.
I don't want to raise hopes too high here, mind you, because sources have indicated before that concessions were about to be allocated only to have to backtrack. That could happen again, but the chances of that seem slight at this writing. Stay tuned.
Still in Namibia, I've received a few calls recently about the leopard import tags being used in this country. Seems there is still some worry over the possibility that US Fish & Wildlife Service inspectors will start denying Namibia leopard permits again because of a technical problem with the tags. Not to worry. Namibia has acquired, and begun to use, non-detachable tags that meet USF&WS specifications. I have that from John Jackson, III of Conservation Force who has been on top of this matter from the beginning.