All we can do at this point is urge you to go to our web site (www.huntingreport.com) for the latest information we have. Click on World Hunting Update. Better yet, upgrade your subscription to E-Mail Extra and qualify yourself for regular full-length news bulletins, not just on the situation in Zambia and Zimbabwe, but on hunts worldwide. We just hope that all of you, as you read this, are celebrating the good news in both of these important hunting countries, not bemoaning the loss of hunting opportunity.
Down in South Africa, we have now confirmed that Wayne Wagner of Wayne Wagner Safaris has gotten the go-ahead to hunt three elephants and four buffalo this coming year in that special Makuleke Concession in Kruger National Park. This year will be the third year Wagner has been able to offer these hunts. For a quick rundown on how these hunts came about, see the February 2001 issue, page 3.
As we told you last December the size of the elephants Wagner took jumped this past year from roughly 35 and 50 pounds a side in 2000 to 69 x 68 and 57 x 55 in 2001. All of the buffalo this past year measured over 41 inches. The appeal of these hunts, of course, is the possibility that a real bruiser of a bull elephant and/or a huge buffalo will wander through the concession.
What we were not able to determine at press time is whether Wagner was able to secure rights to hunt plains game this coming year. We hope to be able to answer........(continued)