Things have apparently gotten worse since then. As of mid-January we had word from Bob Kern at The Hunting Consortium that hunting permits are simply not being issued and that visa applications for western hunters are not even being processed. With political tensions in the area rising, an American visitor openly in the country sentenced to death for spying, and Iran threatening to close the straits of Hormuz, it may be a while before Iran reopens to western hunters. Stay tuned. We will, of course let you know instantly by Email Extra bulletin if anything changes in the situation.