The Hunting Report Newsletter Hunting Articles For The Hunter Who Travels Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT HURRY! Two VERY LAST-MINUTE Landowner Tags For Monster Oregon Mulies If you are looking for a 180-class or better mule deer buck and can hunt early in October you need to act NOW.While editing a subscriber&apos;s hunting report for the October issue, Editorial Assistant Justin Jones uncovered a truly last-minute opportunity on a new property in central Orgeon that has just come under the umbrella of Multiple Use Managers. This is third-generation family property that has been under private lease for many years.Wayne Long, the founder of MUM is overseeing this development while son Gordon is in the field on other hunts. The property encompasses 8,000 acres in north-central Oregon near Highway 97 above Bend. Long has four landowner tags available, two for trophy-class mule deer, two for management bucks. These tags have to be picked up by this coming Monday, September 15, and must have the hunters name on them (the landowner can pick them up). The first five days of the season, which begins on October 4, are prime time for the trophy bucks.Price on the trophy tags is $5,000. A trophy fee of $1,500 will be charged for bucks scoring 180-189, $3,000 for bucks 190 or above. Long told us he has personally seen 20 bucks on the property with two scoring 180-plus.The two landowner management buck tags are $3,000 each.Long also has slots for two elk hunters for a five-day season later in October. These hunts are $5,000. This is an access fee. Elk tags are available over-the-counter. Long says the bulls aren&apos;t huge but a good five- or six-point bull is a reasonable expectation.If you take all six opportunities, the price is $25,000 which includes trophy fees. These prices include on-site lodging, meals and guiding by the landowner&apos;s sons.Again, there&apos;s very little time to act. If you are interested, call Wayne Long at 209-304-0519 or email him at If you take any of these hunts, please file a report. Enjoy! News Bulletins Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Safari Nordik Under Review by Quebec Office Of Consumer Protection Qu&#xe9;bec caribou outfitter Safari Nordik has been the subject of a number of negative reports in our pages recently, and we have heard from a number of hunters who haven&apos;t been able to receive either the hunts they&apos;ve paid for or the refunds promised.Qu&#xe9;bec&apos;s L&apos;Office de la protection du consommateur (Office of Consumer Protection) has received a number of these complaints as well and has weighed in with this document, which we are reprinting here in full:Safari Nordik: Assistance to Unsatisfied Customers and Advisory Notice to ConsumersSeveral customers of the Safari Nordik outfitting operation have had their caribou hunting packages in Northern Qu&#xe9;bec postponed until next year. The company claims the Qu&#xe9;bec government does not issue them enough hunting licenses for all its customers.If you have purchased such a package and are unsatisfied with this postponement, here are the details concerning the recourse options available to you. If you planned on purchasing a package from Safari Nordik, please take note of the advisory notice from the Office de la protection du consommateur.Potential recourse against Safari NordikIf you are not a resident of Qu&#xe9;bec, the Office recommends that you seek legal counsel for advice as to where you can exercise a recourse and to check whether you can initiate proceedings under Qu&#xe9;bec law.If you take legal action against Safari Nordik under Qu&#xe9;bec law, the Office suggests that you base your recourse on the following grounds: On its web site, Safari Nordik indicates that should the outfitting operation cancel a reservation, customers will be reimbursed unless an acceptable alternative solution is agreed upon. You could therefore request that the company respect its commitment. Under the Travel Agents Act, a person may apply for the annulment of a contract entered into with any person or body acting as a travel agent without a license issued by the Office. Safari Nordik does not hold such a license, whereas it should. You could therefore ask that your contract be annulled and request the reimbursement of any amounts paid to the outfitter.Advisory notice: Activities of a travel agent without a licenceSafari Nordik carries out travel agent activities without a license. The Office wishes to caution consumers. In addition to services normally provided by outfitting operations, Safari Nordik also offers packages that include air transportation, usually from Montr&#xe9;al to Kuujjuaq. A license is required to offer such services. Safari Nordik is in fact currently the subject of penal proceedings on this issue.The company does, however, hold the license required to provide lodging and sport hunting services to its customers. This outfitter&apos;s license, which is different from the one from the Office, is issued by the Qu&#xe9;bec Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks.The Office recommends that you purchase tourism services from travel agencies that hold a license issued by the Office. The agency is required to post a security bond with the Office. This is a monetary amount that could be used to provide you with compensation should the agency fail to fulfill its obligations.In addition, when you do business with a travel agent that is licensed by the Office, you benefit from the protection provided by the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents. This Fund allows you to be reimbursed if your travel agency or a provider (air carrier, hotel, etc.) is unable to provide the services you have purchased.To find out if the agency with which you do business holds a license, use the search tool Get information about a merchant. To find out more about the protection available to consumers, go to Travel with coverage.Our sources in Quebec tell us that the warning on unlicensed travel agents and any actions that the Office of Consumer Protection takes in this regard against Safari Nordik will not have any impact on the other caribou outfitters currently operating in Quebec, since no complaints have been received about any other operators. As far as we have been able to determine, Safari Nordik is the only outfitter with a backlog of hunters, and they continue to blame the government for their current situation (See the full story here).In the meantime, the caribou season in Quebec is in full swing, the Leaf River Herd still appears to be stable and healthy. Look for an update on results from this season in an upcoming issue of The Hunting Report. - Tim Jones, Managing Editor News Bulletins Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Last-Minute Bighorn Opportunities Available While correspondent Ken Nowicki was researching an update on the bighorn sheep outfitters in Alberta (look for it in an upcoming issue). He found some last-minute opportunities for bighorn hunts that we thought were worth passing along while there may still be time. Don&apos;t delay, though! Nowicki cautions that sheep season is upon us (opened August 25th)) and outfitters are likely already in the field. It may take some time to contact them.Scott Carter of Carter Outfitting ltd. (; 780-892-2965 or 780-977-3500; now hunts the old Glen Willsie area, which has long been a good bet for getting high-quality Rocky Mountain bighorns. He has one opening for this fall, October 2-15. This hunt is regularly priced $40,000, but has been reduced to $32,500. Hunter flies into Edmonton.Landen Collings of LC Outfitting (403-563-8873) has a last-minute opening for a 15-day hunt October 1-15 in Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 438 east of the Jasper National Park boundary and west of Cadomin Mines. This area produced the current world record ram. He&apos;s charging $26,000 for this hunt, plus a $10,000 trophy fee.We&apos;ll have a complete roundup on the bighorn season in Alberta along with news about changing regulations and outfitters at the end of the season. In the meantime, if you hunt bighorns in Alberta this season, file a hunt report. - Tim Jones, Managing Editor News Bulletins Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT In the Editor&apos;s Sights: The Importance of Filing Negative Reports We hear all the time how much our subscribers appreciate the way we handle negative hunting reports (we call them &quot;controversies&quot;, giving both sides the opportunity to address the specific issues of a hunt gone wrong, keeping the issues specific and objective rather than personal. Many readers tell us that our approach helps them decide for themselves how they would react should they find themselves in similar circumstances. And that, in turn, helps them decide if a specific hunt is right for them, even if it was wrong for someone else.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;At the same time, we often have subscribers tell us they are reluctant to file negative reports on hunts gone wrong..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Briefly Noted: Well-known BC Outfitter Charged with Wildlife Violation &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;By Tim Jones, Managing Editor&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;Abe Dougan, of Big Boar Outfitters in Kamloops, BC, is on trial in federal court on more than a dozen hunting-related charges. The charges stem from an alleged cross-border poaching incident that took place in 1999. According to the account published July 24, 2014 (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;;/a&gt;) and another on July 25 (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;;/a&gt;) in the newspaper Kamloops This Week, the prosecution contends that a record-book Dall sheep, which was registered as being taken in BC, was actually shot 18 kilometers inside the Yukon.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;We made it clear that Dougan had not been convicted of anything and is innocent until proven guilty. As far as we know, that is still the case. However, with the seasons fast approaching, we warned subscribers that a conviction on any of these charges could impact any hunt scheduled with Dougan this season..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Briefly Noted: “Big Time Texas Hunts” Raffle &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;By Mike Bodenchuk, North American Editor&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;We&apos;ve reported on&lt;strong&gt;Texas&lt;/strong&gt;public hunting options for drawn hunts and our Important Deadlines column this month details some of their deadlines for specific categories of hunts. There is one other public hunting opportunity for Texas, and it&apos;s important to highlight because one of the hunts is for a desert bighorn sheep.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;The Big Time Texas Hunts raffle offers one of two public sheep permits available each year. The program raffles several hunt opportunities, but the sheep permit is included in the Grand Slam Package, which includes guided hunts for desert bighorn, desert mule deer, pronghorn and whitetail deer.Like all permit raffles, the odds are long, but for a dedicated sheep hunter, the potential payoff is worth the small gamble..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Briefly Noted: HuntMap Offers Useful Hunt Unit Maps for Western States &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;By Mike Bodenchuk, North American Editor&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;As a professional biologist who grew up in the west, I&apos;ve been lucky enough to be able to hunt in every western state. Often, I&apos;ve studied maps, statistics and done my homework to identify when and where to apply for permits. That&apos;s why I was excited to see a new map service,HuntMap, LLC., which develops maps by hunting unit for each of the western states.Quality maps are critical not only to understanding where you&apos;re planning on hunting, but also to show public access, administrative units such as Wilderness areas, and water sources. When I ordered maps for a couple of Arizona units with which I&apos;m familiar, I found high quality maps with information on land ownership status, location of forest or BLM roads, dispersed camping areas and, of course, the actual boundaries of the individual Game Management units.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Keep in mind that I pre-date GPS data and grew up on old USGS topography maps. These maps, which served generations of hunters, were usually scaled at 1:100,000 and several maps were necessary to cover one hunt unit..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Missed Flights and Undelivered Trophies on Cameroon Hunt &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;By Tim Jones, Managing Editor&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;Mexican subscriber Ramon Llano is very unhappy with the fallout from an elephant hunt in late May and early June of 2012 in&lt;strong&gt;Cameroon&lt;/strong&gt;with Ngong Safaris (see report&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9780&lt;/a&gt;). As he tells it, &quot;This was my third hunt with Ngong Safaris and PH Borge Ladefoged, who owns the company. We had a successful hunt, I shot a very nice forest elephant, but things started to go wrong when our charter flight never arrived when the safari was finished. We had to drive with two other clients all the way from Lokomo to Doula, a very dangerous two-day drive due to road conditions and careless driving by truckers.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&quot;All three clients lost all our bookings as we weren&apos;t on time to make our scheduled flights. Before departing Cameroon we were told that the charter never arrived because Ladefoged owed money to the charter company; he never admitted this to us, but we all had to pay extra money to rebook our flights..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT More Failures to Deliver Hunts from Safari Nordik &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;by Tim Jones, Managing Editor&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;We have covered a number of complaints from hunters on Safari Nordik in&lt;strong&gt;Quebec&lt;/strong&gt;, including fully-paid hunts not delivered as promised and hunts paid for but not delivered at all (see previous articles in our&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;May&lt;/a&gt;and&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;June&lt;/a&gt;issues). Since then, we have received two more reports from hunters who had booked with Safari Nordik and paid in full, but who have not gotten their hunts. We have also exchanged emails with a third hunter in the same situation, but he has not filed a report as of this writing. We know there are many more hunters out there in similar straits and are hoping they will file reports.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;In our June issue, we openly questioned whether Safari Nordik would have the financial resources to deliver on its commitments given the cost of maintaining operations in the north. Those commitments would be the number of return hunts they owe previously unsuccessful clients, hunts they could not deliver due to quota cuts and hunts they have continued selling..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Word from Jason Roussos on “Ham Slam” Hunts including Giant Forest Hog &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;By Barbara Crown, Editor&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;This past July I told you how PH Christophe Morio was offering hunts in Central African Republic targeting giant forest hog and several other pigs for a Pig Slam of CAR (see the July article). You&apos;ll recall I mentioned that giant forest hog is only available in CAR, Cameroon and to a lesser extent in&lt;strong&gt;Ethiopia&lt;/strong&gt;. Since then I have heard from Jason Roussos of Nassos Roussos&apos;&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Ethiopian Rift Valley Safaris&lt;/a&gt;with news of a huge giant forest hog taken by client Malcolm King this past February. He says the monster pig should be the new SCI number 2.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&quot;Giant forest hog are one of the top trophies in Africa, but not many people know about them. It is truly a magnificent animal,&quot; Roussos wrote in an email to me. &quot;In a couple of our mountain nyala areas we also find giant forest hog and bushpig (not red river hog like in CAR), and in another concession there is warthog. We call it the &apos;Ham Slam.&apos;&quot;..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Two Perspectives on a Mountain Nyala Hunt with Northern Operations Africa &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;By Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;em&gt;Editor&apos;s Note: Mountain nyala is a true &quot;specialty&quot; trophy among the spiral-horns. At present, only five outfitters operate hunts for this species. We have a new report on a mountain nyala hunt with&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Northern Operations Africa&lt;/a&gt;(305-733-1873; email:&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;;/a&gt;) from subscriber Craig McDonnold. In Report 9754, McDonnold describes a very successful hunt in the Bale Mountains along with his hunting partner, fellow subscriber J.C. Hurt, in late February. McDonnold and Hurt had originally planned a full-bag safari in Ethiopia that was to have included Abyssinian bushbuck in the Sororo, but there were issues with quotas. Hurt and McDonnold were given the option to cancel, but decided to go for just the mountain nyala and Menelik bushbuck. After we spoke to McDonnold about his hunt, we received a phone call from J.C. Hurt, who also gave us his perspective. First, here&apos;s what McDonnold had to say:&lt;/em&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&quot;My hunting partner J.C. Hurt and I had been planning to try for mountain nyala for a while. Quotas are very limited, so we had to book in advance for late February, 2014. Getting a mountain nyala is not a guaranteed thing. Only 25 permits in total were issued in 2013, and 18 hunters were successful..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Request For Information On Tropical Whitetail Opportunities One of our subscribers has his sights set on a trophy tropical whitetail and has asked for more information. North American Editor Mike Bodenchuk was recently in Yucatan and is following up..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT <link></link> <description>&lt;em&gt;(Editor Note: Over the past month we have received reports on hunts in the following parts of the world. All of these reports have been added to our files and are available to you as an E-Mail Extra subscriber. Just click on the ID number for the report you would like to see and you can view the full text in our database. Enjoy!)&lt;/em&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;United States&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Alaska&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br&gt; Robert Young (brown bear) with Mountain Monarchs of Alaska (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9753&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Colorado&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br&gt; Chad E. Allen (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;mountain lion&lt;/a&gt;) with Badlands Outfitting (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9774&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Hawaii&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br&gt; John Stevens (sheep, axis deer) with Hawaii Safaris (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9770&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Texas&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br&gt; Diego Gonzalez (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;nilgai&lt;/a&gt;) with Lomas Chicas Outfitters, Inc (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9768&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;strong&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;Africa&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Namibia&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br&gt; Hoke Wagoner (impala, kudu, waterbuck, black wildebeest, blue wildebeest, Hartmann zebra, oryx, hartebeest) with Jan Oelofse Hunting Safaris (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9769&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;div&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;strong&gt;South Africa&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; Chad E. Allen (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;baboon&lt;/a&gt;,&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;blue duiker&lt;/a&gt;, oribi) with Blaauwkrantz Safaris (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9775&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; Edward K. Folmar (Cape buffalo, hippopotamus, sable) with Spear Safaris (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9760&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; Raymond Moses (blesbok, impala, greater kudu, oryx, mountain reedbuck, springbok, black wildebeest, Burchell zebra) with Ubathi Game and Hunt (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9763&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Zimbabwe&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br&gt; Robert LaGrone (buffalo, crocodile, eland, sable, zebra, leopard) with Mokore Safaris (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9764&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; Russell Marshall (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Cape buffalo&lt;/a&gt;,&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;kudu&lt;/a&gt;) with Charlton McCallum Safaris (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9757&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; Richard Netzley (buffalo, crocodile, elephant, hyena, impala, zebra, bushbuck) with Bvekenya Safaris (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9771&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; Alan Wilson (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;buffalo&lt;/a&gt;, impala, wildebeest, zebra) with Pete Fick Safaris (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9761&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;strong&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;Elsewhere&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Argentina&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br&gt; Dave Baxter (fallow deer, red deer) with TGB Outfitters (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9772&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;strong&gt;New Zealand&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br&gt; John Drzemala (red deer, Himalayan tahr, chamois) with New Zealand Safaris (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9766&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; Robert Hayes (red deer, Himalayan tahr) with Kiwi Safaris (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9773&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; Chris Lewis (red deer) with New Zealand Safaris (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9767&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; Brad Weiss (fallow deer, red deer, Himalayan tahr) with New Zealand Safaris (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9759&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Pakistan&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br&gt; Mychal Murray (Himalayan ibex, Sindh ibex) with Caprinae Safaris (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9762&lt;/a&gt;) &lt;/div&gt;</description> <category>The Sep 2014 Issue</category> <pubDate>Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT</pubDate> <guid></guid> </item> <item> <title>Found! One North Island Destination and Package Price for the Big Five Deer &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;By Greg Morton, New Zealand Correspondent&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;em&gt;Editor&apos;s Note: New Zealand correspondent Greg Morton reports that&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Poronui&lt;/a&gt;, a respected New Zealand lodge, is now packaging an estate hunt for five deer species. He recommends June through August as the right timing for this hunt, so it&apos;s time to start planning for next year. Enjoy!&lt;/em&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Visiting hunters targeting all seven of&lt;strong&gt;New Zealand&apos;s&lt;/strong&gt;deer trophies must travel to both islands. The North Island has five species (red, fallow, sika, rusa and sambar), of which three (sika, rusa, sambar) are only available on the North Island. In addition to red and fallow deer, the South Island has whitetail and wapiti. Most hunters will visit a number of North Island locations to target individual deer species.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Poronui, located near the central North Island town of Taupo, is changing that and has set itself up as a &quot;one-stop-shop&quot; for all five of the North Island deer species..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT A Rave Review for Whitetail Deer Hunts with Lucky Outfitters &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 10pt;&quot;&gt;by Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;img src=&quot;;&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Subscriber Bob Nancolas says he has found a great semi-guided whitetail deer hunting outfit in southern Illinois. Nancolas hunted last November with Matt Farrell&apos;s Lucky Outfitters (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;;/a&gt;; 630-201-4106). Located in Benton, it&apos;s about two hours by car from St. Louis International Airport and five hours from Chicago&apos;s O&apos;Hare. Cape Air offers connecting flights to a small airport in nearby Marion.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt; In Report &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9782&lt;/a&gt;, Nancolas writes, &quot;I harvested a great whitetail with my bow, the biggest I have ever taken. As far as a deer camp goes, this place has it all, and I&apos;m already planning a return trip. The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT More Hunting Opportunities in Romania for Brown Bear, Roe Deer and Boar &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;By Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;Last month (see article&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;) we ran a report from subscriber Michael Brooker on a value hunt in Romania for big Eurasian brown bear. Right after going to press, we received two more subscriber reports on hunts in Romania, both on recommendable outfitters that haven&apos;t appeared on our radar before. The first report comes from Scott Swasey, who hunted brown bear in the Fagaras area of Romania in May with Dacrom Trade. Swasey booked through Hunt in Europe (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;;/a&gt;;&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;;/a&gt;; 011-34-67-1213205).&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;In Report&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9755&lt;/a&gt;Swasey writes, &quot;This is an interesting opportunity to take a Eurasian brown bear in Transylvania. The countryside is lovely, and there is a lot of history.&quot; He harvested a 420 CIC (SCI Gold) bear with guide Florian Mihai..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Successful Self-arranged Tur Hunt in Azerbaijan; Plus, A Positive Report On Global Safari &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;By Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;Subscriber Kevin Ciavarra sent us a report (&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;9738&lt;/a&gt;) on a sucessful Dagestan (Eastern) tur hunt in Azerbaijan this past June. One of Ciavarra&apos;s party arranged the trip through a family connection, which makes this our first report on a self-arranged hunt in Azerbaijan. Ciavarra says that the hunt was conducted by Elshad Alxasov, who is equipped to outfit hunts in the Sheki area.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Ciavarra tells us, &quot;Alxasov runs a fantastic operation, and his son Kamal was great to work with. Truly one of the better hunts I have been on, although it was by no means easy. Tough but rewarding hunting, which included hiking to 10,000 feet in pitch black darkness at 4:30am. There were lots of animals, and the people were nice. The food was very good, too.&quot; We spoke to Ciavarra in a follow-up phone call to get more details on this hunt..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT More Draw Disappointment Cures in Eastern Canada and Ideas for 2015 &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;By Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;em&gt;Editor&apos;s Note: In our July and August issues, North American Editor Mike Bodenchuk offered some last-minute hunt options for hunters who missed out in the western permit draws. If you are still looking for that last-minute hunt (or looking ahead to 2015) Editorial Assistant Justin Jones has unearthed a treasure trove of hunts available in eastern Canada. Just be aware that some of these hunts are for mid-September, so we are truly down to the wire. Enjoy!&lt;/em&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;If you are still looking to fill a slot in your hunting calendar this fall there are plenty of opportunities for fun, easily-arranged, value-priced hunts in Quebec, Newfoundland and New Brunswick. Some of these opportunities have never been mentioned in The Hunting Report before. To find these hunts, we checked with a variety of our trusted sources, but we want to make it clear we aren&apos;t specifically endorsing these hunts, and we urge you to do your own due diligence and make sure any specific hunt is right for you before booking..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Important Deadlines &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;&lt;br&gt;Here are the important permitting developments to watch for this month in the US.&lt;br&gt;Compiled by Mike Bodenchuk, North American Editor&lt;br&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;table class=&quot;ae_noborder&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;em&gt;(Editor Note: The listing below includes current year information for big game hunts in each state. The listing will be maintained and updated as a planning tool even though deadlines may have passed. As The Hunting Report is &quot;…for hunters who travel&quot;, all information below is based on nonresident status. Different license fees and, in some cases, deadlines apply to residents of the states listed.)&lt;/em&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;table class=&quot;ae_noborder&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;90%&quot; align=&quot;center&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td bgcolor=&quot;#3e473e&quot; height=&quot;1&quot; colspan=&quot;3&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=&quot;1&quot; height=&quot;1&quot;&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td bgcolor=&quot;#3e473e&quot; width=&quot;1&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=&quot;1&quot; height=&quot;1&quot;&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td bgcolor=&quot;#515d51&quot;&gt;&lt;table class=&quot;ae_noborder&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=&quot;3&quot; height=&quot;17&quot;&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;font class=&quot;title&quot;&gt;Western States Deadlines&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td bgcolor=&quot;#3e473e&quot; width=&quot;1&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=&quot;1&quot; height=&quot;1&quot;&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td bgcolor=&quot;#3e473e&quot; height=&quot;1&quot; colspan=&quot;3&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=&quot;1&quot; height=&quot;1&quot;&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td bgcolor=&quot;#c0c0c0&quot; width=&quot;1&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=&quot;1&quot; height=&quot;1&quot;&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;table class=&quot;ae_noborder&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td bgcolor=&quot;#fffffa&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot;&gt;&lt;table class=&quot;ae_noborder&quot; cellspacing=&quot;10&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;strong&gt;State&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Telephone&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Comments&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;Arizona&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;602-942-3000&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;The 2014 deadline for pronghorn and elk permits was February 11. Licenses will be mailed to hunters who were successful in the draw by April 18, 2014. Bighorn, deer, fall turkey, fall buffalo, fall javelina and mountain lion regulations should be available mid-May,&lt;u&gt;deadline&lt;/u&gt;&lt;strong&gt;7pm, June 10&lt;/strong&gt;. Non-permit (OTC*) lion permits are available year-round. OTC archery deer permits also available for fall hunts.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;New license structure/fees in place as of January 1, 2014. Nonresidents are required to purchase a $160 Combination Hunting and Fishing License to apply for draw permits.&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;Colorado&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;303-297-1192&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;2014 big game brochures available. There are two separate brochures (sheep and goat in one brochure; elk, deer, pronghorn and moose in another). 2014 big game application deadline was April 1. Results will be posted online by May 30.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;You must pay for one $10 Conservation Stamp each year, but you can do so while applying for your special draw license (if applying for more than one species, you only need to pay for one Conservation Stamp). You must submit the entire license fee with your application (deer $364; bull elk $604; pronghorn $364; moose $2,009; bear $354; Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep $2,009; desert bighorn sheep $1,339; mountain goat $2,009). In 2014, there is one nonresident desert bighorn permit in CO and there are no preference points for desert sheep. Mountain lion season runs November through March with a new season (on the new license) April 1-30.&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;Idaho&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;208-334-3700&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;.OTC deer and elk tags. Application period for controlled hunts for moose, mountain goat and bighorn sheep was April 1-30; if a nonresident applies for moose or sheep or goat they are not eligible to apply for another species in the general draw.&lt;strong&gt;The application period for controlled deer and elk hunts, plus all pronghorn licenses, is May 1-June 5. A nonresident hunting license ($154.75) is required for all applications.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;Kansas&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;620-672-5911&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;2014 nonresident deer permit draw application period was April 1-25, 2014. Online or phone applications only. Nonresident deer permit fee is $337.50; if successful in the draw a nonresident hunting license ($72.50) is also required.&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;Maine&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;207-287-8000&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;Applications for Maine moose are due May 14, 2014. Applications are available online. Paper applications are also available, but the deadline for paper applications was April 1 (postmark or delivered). Multiple chances in the moose lottery are available: 1 chance $15, 3 chances $25, 6 chances $35 and 10 chances $55. If successful in the lottery, a $585 nonresident moose license is required.&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;Montana&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;406-444-2950&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;. A Conservation License ($10) is required for all applicants. Applications for nonresident combination elk/deer licenses and elk or deer draw permits were due March 15, 2014. Elk combination licenses $826, deer combination licenses $580. The elk or deer combination license is required to apply for special permit drawing (if unsuccessful in the permit drawing you may still use the combination license in the general elk or deer season).Moose, sheep, goat, bison applications were due May 1. Moose, sheep and goat tags cost $755 each, bison tag is $750. Pronghorn and deer B tag deadline is June 1. Deadline to purchase spring bear permits was April 14. Bear permits available through the miscellaneous licenses application (now online). Super Tag Raffle permit deadline is July 5.&lt;br&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;Nevada&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;775-688-1500&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;;/a&gt;Deadline for the mule deer guide draw was March 14, 2014. Application period for all other draw hunts (bighorn sheep, pronghorn, deer and elk) was March 24 through April 21, 2014. A $142 nonresident general license is necessary to apply for any tags. Tag fees are: deer $240, pronghorn $300, bighorn $1,200 bull elk $1,200. Additional application, predator control fees and convenience fees apply. Results should be posted by June 9.&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;New Hampshire&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;603-271-2461&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN&quot;&gt;Applications available for 2014 moose permits, due May 30. Online applications encouraged. Application fee of $25 due at the time of application. If drawn, you will need to submit a moose license fee of $500. Results mailed to successful applicants by July 7.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;New Mexico&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;505-476-8000&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN&quot;&gt;Applications for ibex, oryx, deer, elk, pronghorn, javelina and bighorn sheep were due March 19. Drawing results available online April 23. All applicants must purchase a hunting license ($65) before applying. Habitat Management and Access validation ($4) required of all hunters and Habitat Stamp ($5) required for hunts on BLM or US Forest Service property. Full license application fees due upon application: standard elk $555; high demand elk $780; standard deer $290; high demand deer $375; pronghorn $290; javelina $185; bighorn (Rocky Mountain or desert) $3,180;, oryx $1,630; ibex $1,630; Barbary sheep $380. Additional fees for desert bighorn or oryx on White Sands Missile Range. All hunters must create an account within the drawing system to apply. Tutorial available online.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN&quot;&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;Oregon&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;503-947-6100&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN&quot;&gt;2014 regulations and applications available. Applications for controlled deer, elk, mountain goat, bighorn sheep and pronghorn due May 15. Results available online June 20. All hunters must purchase $148.50 hunting license before applying. Application fee $8 per species. New this year, nonresidents may apply for mountain goat. Tag fees (due only if successful in the drawing) deer (mule deer or blacktail) $383.50; elk (Rocky Mountain or Roosevelt) $508.50; bighorn sheep (California or Rocky Mountain) $1,308.50; mountain goat $1,308.50; pronghorn $341.50. Spring bear (drawing only) deadline was February 3. Fall bear available OTC through the license division (not from vendors).&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN&quot;&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;Utah&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;801-538-4700&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt; 2014 big game application book available. Bear applications were due March 3, big game (bighorn, moose, mountain goat, bison, deer, elk and pronghorn) applications were due March 6. Results will be posted on or before May 30. Applications for bonus points only were due March 20. Antlerless application period May 30-June 20. All applicants must purchase $65 hunting license to apply. Online applications include credit card authorization to charge permit fee if successful in the draw. Permit fees: general deer $268; limited entry deer $468; premium deer $568; general elk $393; limited entry elk $800; pronghorn $293; once-in-a-lifetime species (moose, desert bighorn, Rocky Mountain bighorn, mountain goat or bison) $1,518; Antelope Island bison $2,615. OTC mountain lion tags available for units with available quota.&lt;br&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;Vermont&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;802-828-1000&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;span lang=&quot;EN&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Moose applications now available, due June 10, 2014.&lt;/strong&gt;Both paper and online applications accepted. Nonresident application fee $25 per lottery. Two separate lotteries, one for archery permits (total 50 permits available) and another for general season (285 permits available).&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;Washington&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;360-902-2464&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;;/a&gt;Multi-hunt applications (allows hunters to hunt all three seasons for deer or elk) were due March 31. Application period for mountain goat, bighorn sheep, moose or draw tags for bear, turkey, deer and elk is April 15-May 15. The application fee (per permit) for &quot;Quality elk&quot;, &quot;Quality deer&quot;, any moose, bighorn ram or mountain goat is $110. Deer-only permit $434.30, elk $497, moose, goat or bighorn $1,652. General deer, elk, cougar and bear tags available OTC and combination licenses for these species are available.&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;&lt;nobr&gt;Wyoming&lt;/nobr&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot; width=&quot;100&quot;&gt;307-777-4600&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;. Elk application deadline was January 31; results available February 28. Moose, bison, bighorn and mountain goat application deadline was February 28; results will be available May 9. Applications for deer and pronghorn were due March 15; results will be available June 30. All applications now online only.Permit and application fees due at the time of application; elk $591, deer $326, pronghorn $286, moose $1,416, mountain goat $2,166, bighorn sheep $2,266. Additional costs for special elk, deer or pronghorn licenses (separate pool with higher fees). New Supertag raffle ($10/chance) allows successful winner a chance to draw bighorn, moose, goat, bison, elk, deer, black bear, gray wolf, mountain lion or pronghorn license. The Supertag Trifecta raffle ($30/chance) allows the winner to choose any three of the above species. Winners must submit permit fees after being notified they won. Tickets available until May 1.&lt;strong&gt;Application period to purchase preference points only is July 1-September 30, 2014.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;* Over-the-counter&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt; The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Antlerless Hunts Offer Fun, Cheap Alternatives &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;By Mike Bodenchuk, North American Editor&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;em&gt;Editor&apos;s Note: While the vast majority of our subscribers at least dream of traveling to the far corners of the world in search of exceptional trophies and unusual hunting experiences, the truth is, we are all hunters first and foremost. Most of us are deeply committed to conservation and wise use of wildlife; we are often in a position to introduce others to our passion; many of us love to cook and consume wild game; and we&apos;d all love to be in the field more without busting our budgets. With all that in mind, our North American editor Mike Bodenchuk has dug out some non-trophy hunting opportunities that meet these needs. Enjoy.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;From a management perspective, harvesting antlerless game (females and young, non-trophy males) is necessary to keep populations in check. Opportunities to hunt antlerless game, whether whitetail or mule deer, elk, moose or pronghorn (more properly referred to as hornless) are almost-limitless, and these hunts can be as rewarding as a trophy hunt at a fraction of the cost..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT A Good Option for Hunting Sable and More on Private Land &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;By Barbara Crown, Editor&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/div&gt; For the last year, I have been reminding readers that hunting in&lt;strong&gt;Zambia&lt;/strong&gt;is&lt;u&gt;not&lt;/u&gt;closed, despite lion and leopard hunting being closed and 19 concessions remaining unallocated. I have provided specifics on the various open concessions and private reserves and ranches (both fenced and free-range) offering some great hunting opportunities. I have just learned about yet another such property. It&apos;s called the&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Takeri Private Reserve&lt;/a&gt;, and is highly recommend by Wilson W. &quot;Dub&quot; Crook, III, who hunted there this past June and says it is the place to hunt a sable over 40 inches.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Takeri is a privately-owned reserve located on the Kafue River about 100 kilometers northwest of Kafue National Park in central Zambia.It encompasses 8,000 acres, including about 16 kilometers of Kafue River frontage. There are no internal fences on the property, and no commercial farming. It is strictly devoted to the management of endemic species..... The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT A Warning for Elephant Hunters and a Review of Hunting Nuanetsi &lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;By Barbara Crown, Editor&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/div&gt;In&lt;b&gt;Zimbabwe&lt;/b&gt;, I hear that some US hunters have chosen to hunt elephant despite the import suspension by US Fish &amp;amp; Wildlife Service (USFWS), and some operators and agents have suggested they leave their trophies in Zimbabwe until the suspension is lifted. If you have done this or are thinking about doing it, you need to be aware of the possible outcomes. While I applaud anyone who hunts elephant under these circumstances because it contributes much-needed funds for conservation and anti-poaching efforts, I must warn you that there is a risk you will not be able to import your trophy.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;font-family: &apos;times new roman&apos;; font-size: medium;&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;verdana&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;br&gt; &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/div&gt;That&apos;s because USFWS must make a positive enhancement finding&lt;u&gt;for the period of time of the hunt.&lt;/u&gt;They have made it retroactive in the past and have left that possibility open for this suspension. John J. Jackson, III, of Conservation Force is working on making that very thing happen.....&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/div&gt; The Sep 2014 Issue Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT