The Hunting Report has reported on this numerous times in the past and has the updated SDN list posted on the homepage of its web site under the Special Forum called "The Zimbabwe Crisis." E-mail Extra subscribers automatically receive the updated list from us whenever OFAC adds or removes individuals from it. US hunters planning to hunt Zimbabwe need to make certain that no part of their trip, including hotel stays, is associated in any way with anyone on the SDN List. Subscribers without internet access may contact my offices to receive a copy of the list by fax or snail mail.
The other thing to check if you are hunting in Zimbabwe is to make certain that your intended operator is a registered Zimbabwean operator. Illegal operators continue to lure international clients with super deals that seem too good to be true. That's because they are. You can easily check out your operator with Sally Bown of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe (SOAZ) at email@example.com or the investigations officer of Parks and Wildlife Management Authority at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I checked in with Bown at press time, and she told me that the hunting season in Zimbabwe had gotten off to a smooth start. Although times are still difficult there, Bown says the unity government has created a new spirit of hope that things are changing for the better, albeit slowly. Also, abandoning the Zimbabwean dollar to conduct business now in US dollars has also helped. The downside to that is a bit of confusion the shift in currency caused in........(continued)