The other concessions and successful bidding companies are: " NG35 (four elephant), purchased by Jeff Rann of Rann Hunting Safaris. NG35 borders the southern concessions of the Okavango Delta, including areas that were just closed to safari hunting in 2009. Rann says he considers NG35 the best of all the blocks in the auction. " CT7 (three elephant), also purchased by Jeff Rann. CT7 borders CT1, where Rann produced that 86 x 83 pound elephant reported in the June issue of The Hunting Report. This concession is nearly 2 million acres, stretching from Hwange Game Reserve on the Zimbabwe border to CT1 and Nxai Pan Game Reserve. Rann says he personally saw an 80-pounder in CT7 this past April. " CT4 (four elephant), purchased by Johan Calitz Hunting Safaris, is located in the Central District and borders CT7. " NG8 (four elephant) and NG9 (three elephant), secured by Clive Eaton of Tholo Safaris, border the western Okavango Delta. According to Eaton, they feature lots of cattle and flood water with good elephants. But, he says, these hunts are already sold.
What's interesting about this auction is that the 18 elephant permits in these units were originally earmarked for resident hunters. They were part of........(continued)