The Hunting Report Newsletter Hunting Articles For The Hunter Who Travels Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT USFWS Officially Announces Immediate Suspension on Imports of Elephant Trophies from Tanzania &amp; Zimbabwe No sport-hunted elephant trophies (whether ivory or other parts) taken in 2014 from Tanzania or Zimbabwe will be importable to the United States. On Friday, April 4, 2014, Safari Club International issued a news bulletin warning hunters that they expected US Fish and Wildlife Service to announce a new policy rejecting all elephant ivory imports from Tanzania and Zimbabwe. That bulletin was based on direct conversations with USFWS authorities who provided limited information on the suspension late Friday afternoon. The suspension is now official according to a press release issued by the Service and posted to the Service website. According to that press release and an associated Q&amp;amp;A document provided by USFWS. the suspension is immediate for any sport-hunted elephant taken in 2014. The USFWS based its decision on recent developments, stating, &quot;Questionable management practices, a lack of effective law enforcement and weak governance have resulted in uncontrolled poaching and catastrophic population declines of African elephants in Tanzania. In Zimbabwe, available data, though limited, indicate a significant decline in the elephant population. Anecdotal evidence, such as the widely publicized poisoning last year of 300 elephants in Hwange National Park, suggests that Zimbabwe&apos;s elephants are also under siege.&quot; For these reasons, USFWS says it cannot make a positive finding required under the US Endangered Species Act to allow the importation of elephant trophies from these countries. USFWS warns US hunters planning to hunt elephant in Tanzania or Zimbabwe in 2014 that trophies from these hunts will either be refused or seized if imported to the US. Any elephant trophies taken in previous years to be imported in 2014 will require documentation clearly indicating an earlier year of take. If you are a US hunter and have booked an elephant hunt to either of these countries for 2014 immediately contact your operator about your safari. While you can still legally hunt an elephant in Tanzania and Zimbabwe, you will not be able to import it to the US. If you are importing an elephant trophy taken in a previous year, immediately contact your shipping agent in the country of export and your Customs clearing agent in the US to make sure they double check that your export/import paperwork clearly indicates the trophy was taken before 2014. We will keep you posted on any further developments and their effects on your hunt travel plans. John J. Jackson, III, of Conservation Force will have more information on the suspension and the immediate costs to conservation programs such as Campfire in the upcoming May issue of World Conservation Force Bulletin. Also, Jackson says he has doubts about the legality of these measures and that Conservation Force stands ready to assist any hunters caught in the middle of this action by USFWS. News Bulletins Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT More Hunt Reports &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 copies of them can be obtained through our Trip-Planning Service. See page 2 for details on how to place an order. E-Mail Extra subscribers can view the full text of these reports free in the password-protected section of our web site at You too can have complete access to our entire database of reports and past articles for only $3 a month by upgrading your subscription to E-mail Extra. Visit our web site or call us at 305-253-5301.)&lt;/EM&gt; &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt; &lt;DIV align=center&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;United States&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Alaska&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Marcos Del Toro (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;moose&lt;/A&gt;) with Gakona Guide Service (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9583&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Colorado&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Igor Kaplansky (mountain lion) with Lobo Outfitters (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9601&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Craig Willis (mountain lion) with Biggerstaff Guides and Outfitters (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9589&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Hawaii&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;BR&gt;John Doughty (axis deer, feral goat) with Maui Hunting Safari (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9585&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Utah&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Dr. Gordon K. Green (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;mountain lion&lt;/A&gt;) with Wade Lemon Hunting (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9584&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt; &lt;DIV align=center&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Canada&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Alberta&lt;/STRONG&gt; &lt;BR&gt;Joe T. Lock (moose, whitetail deer) with Trophy Hunters Alberta (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9588&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;British Columbia&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Rick Klimes (mountain goat) with Bolen Lewis (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9602&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Blaise Rey (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;mountain lion&lt;/A&gt;, &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;coyote&lt;/A&gt;, wolf) with Skinner Creek Hunts (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9595&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Lee Shetler (mountain goat) with Nanika Lake Outfitters (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9592&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Quebec&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Mark Schaller (caribou) with Jack Hume Adventures (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9591&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt; &lt;DIV align=center&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Africa&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Burkina Faso&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;BR&gt;James August (western roan, western hartebeest) with African Echo Hunting Safaris (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9600&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Mozambique&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Vitor Vaz de Oliveira (buffalo, red duiker, sable, waterbuck, warthog, bushpig, blue duiker) with Marromeu Safaris (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9593&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Namibia&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Craig Kauffman (Hartmann zebra, springbok, jackal) with Makadi Safaris (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9578&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;South Africa&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Robert Eatman (Cape buffalo, zebra, impala, blue wildebeest) with Spiralhorn Safaris (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9594&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Dale Lerner (Cape buffalo, kudu, nyala, waterbuck, eland, impala, red hartebeest) with Chamanzi Zulu Safaris (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9590&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt; &lt;DIV align=center&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Elsewhere&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Austria&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Paul Beyer (mouflon, red deer, chamois) with Hunt Austria (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9597&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Mexico&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Mark Hampton (Coues deer) with El Durangue&#xf1;o Ranch (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9587&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Mongolia&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Jerry Davis (Gobi argali, Siberian ibex) with Safari Outfitters (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9598&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;Spain&lt;/STRONG&gt; &lt;BR&gt;Jeff Boyes (red deer) with Fernanado Saiz-Spain (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9582&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Fabrizio Braga (Gredos ibex) with Ibex Hunt Spain (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9599&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Tom Harrison (Gredos ibex) with Fernanado Saiz-Spain (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9579&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Bill Heck (Gredos ibex) with Fernanado Saiz-Spain (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9581&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;John Hoestenbach (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;Beceite ibex&lt;/A&gt;, Pyrenean chamois) with Trophy Hunting Spain (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9586&lt;/A&gt;) &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Jim Zindl (Beceite ibex) with Fernanado Saiz-Spain (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9580&lt;/A&gt;) The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT In The Editor&apos;s Sights &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Barbara Crown, Editor&lt;/DIV&gt; &lt;BR&gt;&lt;EM&gt;&quot;You are only as good as your last performance.&quot;&lt;/EM&gt; &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;It may not be fair, but it&apos;s true. Most people judge you not by your track record but by how well you last performed. Pointing out successes with others does little to satisfy the one who feels you failed them. So what do you do? Blame others? Blame the person complaining? Or take a hard look at your performance and ask, where did it slip and how do I make it better? Recently we&apos;ve been dealing with complaints on hunting operators who had previously been recommended by our subscribers. There&apos;s one in this issue, look for more in upcoming issues. &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;We understand things change. &quot;It&quot; happens. Someone in the hunting industry goes along building a business, pleasing clients, doing everything right, or at least it seems that way. Then, we get a bad report. Maybe it&apos;s something as simple as bad weather, or a poor fit between outfitter and client. Any outfitter and any hunter - no matter how good both are - can have a bad hunt together. We deal with those negative reports routinely, encourage both sides to air their perspectives and allow our readers to decide with whom to side. It&apos;s a formula that has worked well for more than 30 years and, as often as not, the next report we get on that hunting professional will be positive. &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;But sometimes we get two or several negative reports in a row. Then we really know something&apos;s wrong. Here at &lt;EM&gt;The Hunting Report&lt;/EM&gt;, it&apos;s our job to be alert to these changes. When we see a pattern of negative reports, we dig deeper, try to get the whole story, find what has changed. Our goal is to give you the information you need to make informed decisions on where to spend your valuable hunting time and money. &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;We also realize that we are only as good as our last performance. It&apos;s why we don&apos;t cut corners and we don&apos;t try to do it the easy way. Instead, we do our very best to make each issue the very best we can make it, balancing the varied interests of all our subscribers, bringing you hard news and vetted information you can actually use to plan your next hunt. But we know there is always room for improvement. &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;So, we&apos;ve embarked on a mission to improve our services and products. We&apos;ve invested in new editors (Mike Bodenchuk, Justin Jones) and some new writers (Rolf Baldus, Ray Lee). There are more coming to cover Africa and elsewhere. Plus, we introduced our free twice monthly &lt;EM&gt;Hunting Report Roundup&lt;/EM&gt; newsletter. (Contact us with your email address to receive it.) And we are in the process of upgrading systems to make it easier for you to manage your subscription online, access information on our website, and get more of the kind of information you want and need. &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;In the near future, we&apos;ll send you some surveys about your preferences and habits related to hunting travel. Your responses will help us tweak our new systems and better target the stories and information that serve you best. So please participate; think of it as filing a report on us. We promise you we&apos;ll take your comments and complaints seriously and make our next effort better than our last. The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Developing Opportunities in Pakistan &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Back in our September 2011 issue (see Article &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;2701&lt;/A&gt;) we reported that hunting interest in &lt;STRONG&gt;Pakistan&lt;/STRONG&gt; had cooled, at least for American hunters, largely due to continued security concerns including a Travel Warning issued by the US State Department in 2009. That said, Pakistan has continued to attract international hunters, and now some intrepid Americans are returning. On page 13 of our &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;February issue&lt;/A&gt;, for example, we featured a report (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9528&lt;/A&gt;) from Mike Borel, who had a fabulous hunt-until his trip home, when he found himself pinned down in his guarded hotel by sectarian violence while trying to catch a flight from Gilgit to Islamabad. &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Since then we have received two positive reports on an outfitter and guide named Pir Danish Ali, who is conducting hunts throughout Pakistan...... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Spotlight on Kaibab Mule Deer &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Ray Lee, Correspondent&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;EM&gt;Editor&apos;s Note: Arizona&apos;s Kaibab Plateau looms large in the consciousness of western hunters. It was one of the first &quot;destinations&quot; for traveling hunters seeking trophy mule deer and still produces some record-book bucks each year. See Report 9037 and Article 3071 in our online database on Butch Kuflak&apos;s 2012 Kaibab hunt which produced a 212-plus mulie. Correspondent Ray Lee filed this spotlight on the Kaibab, with an update on what happened there in 2013. Just a reminder: license applications for Arizona mule deer are available in mid-May with an application deadline in early June. Enjoy! &lt;/EM&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Arizona&apos;s Kaibab Plateau has put multiple mule deer entries in the Boone and Crockett All-Time Record Book in both the typical and, especially, the non-typical categories. One of the weaknesses of the Boone and Crockett records, however, is the level of detail on the location of the kill. For example, in some cases the location of kill is given as &quot;Coconino County&quot; or even just &quot;Arizona.&quot; If the records were more specific, it&apos;s likely more record entries from Arizona would be credited to the Kaibab. &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;The North Kaibab Ranger District comprises over 500,000 acres. For wildlife management purposes, the Kaibab Plateau (Game Management Unit 12A) is divided east and west - with the west portion being roughly four times larger in size than the east. The plateau rises from around 2,000 to over 9,000 feet. Starting in the lower elevation sagebrush it continues up through the pinyon-junipers to the ponderosa pines and finally to the spruce and aspen...... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT New Wyoming Super Tag Raffle Offers Additional Permit Opportunities &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Mike Bodenchuk, North American Editor&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;There&apos;s a new big game tag opportunity in &lt;STRONG&gt;Wyoming&lt;/STRONG&gt;. Take a look at the &quot;Important Deadlines&quot; box on page 9 of this issue (or on our website under Articles &amp;amp; Reports). In particular, note the May 1 deadline for the new &quot;Wyoming Super Tag&quot; and &quot;Super Tag Trifecta.&quot; This new category of drawing will allow the successful hunter to hunt the species of his/her choosing in any open area for that species...... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Disease Outbreaks Among Wild Boar in Europe and White-Tailed Gazelle in Mongolia &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Michael Bodenchuk, North American Editor&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Hunters headed to Europe or Mongolia should be aware of trouble with wildlife diseases in those areas. North American Editor Mike Bodenchuk has the details: &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;A second case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been confirmed in the European Union (EU). In a February 20, Email Extra Bulletin, we noted the discovery of ASF in a hunter-killed wild boar in Lithuania, the first time the disease had been discovered in a hunter-killed animal and the first time during this outbreak that it has been found in the EU outside of Sardinia, which has had ASF circulating since 1978. In the &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;March issue&lt;/A&gt; of &lt;EM&gt;The Hunting Report&lt;/EM&gt;, we updated that news story. The International Society for Infectious Diseases now reports that &lt;STRONG&gt;Poland&lt;/STRONG&gt; has become the second EU country with ASF in this most recent outbreak. The laboratory-confirmed case is from a wild boar found dead from the disease in extreme eastern Poland. The boar, in fact, was found only 900 meters from the border with Belarus, which has had ASF circulating since July 2013. This month we have learned of additional cases in Russia, again associated with hunter-killed wild boar. Russia, Ukraine and Belarus all preceded the EU countries in finding ASF. EU ministers are very concerned about the risks to domestic swine...... &lt;BR&gt; The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Warning About Taking Cash to Mexico &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Mike Bodenchuck, North American Editor&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;InMexico, a number of ugly (and, as yet unconfirmed) rumors were circulating earlier this year regarding US hunters busted for hauling large amounts of cash to pay off short-notice bighorn sheep hunts. All hunters need to remember that the US limits the export (or import) of cash or financial documents to less than $10,000 per traveler...... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Difficulties Transporting Firearms through the Netherlands &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;If you plan to fly through the &lt;STRONG&gt;Netherlands&lt;/STRONG&gt; on your way to East Africa or any other hunting destination this season, be aware of long delays and hassles getting a transit permit for your hunting firearm. In an &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;Email Extra Bulletin&lt;/A&gt; &lt;EM&gt;The Hunting Report&lt;/EM&gt; distributed on March 10, 2014, we warn that several hunters have experienced trouble getting their permits issued on a timely basis, even having to call the last few days before travel to get their permit processed and delivered to them before leaving the country...... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Follow-up Subscriber Report on Hunting with Noufou Compare &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Barbara Crown, Editor&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Last July we heard from subscriber and agent Arjun Reddy about a hunting opportunity in &lt;STRONG&gt;Burkina Faso&lt;/STRONG&gt; with Noufou Compare, (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;;/A&gt;; 877-748-6322). For the full story, see Article &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;3114&lt;/A&gt; in our database. Reddy is promoting this hunt for American clients, and he visited the concession to hunt it for himself and to formalize his relationship with Compare. As noted then, this is the first new development &lt;EM&gt;The Hunting Report&lt;/EM&gt; has received on Burkina Faso for a number of years. Reddy said that he experienced excellent hunting for unique species, including West African Savannah buffalo, roan, kob, sing-sing waterbuck and nagor reedbuck. Based on his experience there, he was preparing to arrange hunts for American hunters...... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Feedback on Rudy Lubin’s First Cameroon Eland Hunts; Plus, Pierre Guerrini’s Faro West Safaris Expands into Faro Lobeke Safaris &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Barbara Crown, Editor&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;In an &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;article&lt;/A&gt; this past January I told you that safari operator Rudy Lubin (011-33-34-08-07-41; &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;;/A&gt;) had left the Central African Republic, where he was forced to cancel his 2014 safari season due to sectarian violence in that country. He moved next door to &lt;STRONG&gt;Cameroon&lt;/STRONG&gt;, where he is operating in areas controlled by Club Faune. Subscriber Peter Treboldi called me in March to report that he was one of Lubin&apos;s first clients there. He hunted a concession in northern Cameroon for Lord Derby eland and reports seeing hundreds of animals. &quot;I had heard that eland in CAR are better than in Cameroon,&quot; Treboldi says, &quot;but I don&apos;t think that is true. I took a 50-incher in Cameroon and believe there are bigger ones...... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Hunters Report Trouble with Sheep Hunts Organized by Sonoran Outfitters &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Tim Jones, Managing Editor&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Here at &lt;EM&gt;The Hunting Report&lt;/EM&gt;, we love it when our subscribers file positive reports on great hunts. Those hunt opportunities are the reason we do what we do. Publishing negative reports is also an essential part of what we do, but it isn&apos;t fun, especially when we get a negative report on an outfitter our subscribers have recommended in the past. But not all hunts are right for all hunters, and one negative report is just that-one hunter reporting a bad experience. &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;What is truly troubling is when we receive multiple negative reports on an outfitter our subscribers have previously recommended. It is especially troubling when the reports indicate a pattern in the kind of problems hunters experience with a particular operator....... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Follow-up Report Details Nightmare Hunt With No Game &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Barbara Crown, Editor&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Those hunting safaris to &lt;STRONG&gt;Guinea&lt;/STRONG&gt; I told you about in the &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;August issue&lt;/A&gt; are on hold, according to Srdja Dimitrijevic of Safari International (011-34-67-1213205; &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;;/A&gt;; &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;;/A&gt;). Dimitrijevic was introducing some trial hunts there. At the time, he was very optimistic about the hunting potential, reporting the Sabouya area he had visited held good populations of forest buffalo, bushbuck, oribi, giant forest hog, various duikers and more. He was working with a Venezuelan expat named Carlos Corces, who supposedly had worked as a professional hunter for an Austrian operator there and has lived in Guinea for the past 10 years. &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Well, I have received a first-hand report from a subscriber who hunted the Sabouya area in Guinea this past November and it is not at all positive. I learned of his visit there from a third party and contacted him about his experience..... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT <link></link> <description>&lt;P align=left&gt;Here are the important permitting developments to watch for this month in the US. Compiled by Mike Bodenchuk, North American Editor &lt;TABLE class=ae_noborder align=center&gt; &lt;TBODY&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD&gt; &lt;P align=left&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 &lt;EM&gt;The Hunting Report&lt;/EM&gt; 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;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt; &lt;TABLE class=ae_noborder cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=&quot;90%&quot; align=center border=0&gt; &lt;TBODY&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD bgColor=#3e473e height=1 colSpan=3&gt;&lt;IMG border=0 alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=1 height=1&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD bgColor=#3e473e width=1&gt;&lt;IMG border=0 alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=1 height=1&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD bgColor=#515d51&gt; &lt;TABLE class=ae_noborder cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0&gt; &lt;TBODY&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;IMG border=0 alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=3 height=17&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT class=title color=#e2b606 size=2&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=#3e473e width=1&gt;&lt;IMG border=0 alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=1 height=1&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD bgColor=#3e473e height=1 colSpan=3&gt;&lt;IMG border=0 alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=1 height=1&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD bgColor=#c0c0c0 width=1&gt;&lt;IMG border=0 alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=1 height=1&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt; &lt;TABLE class=ae_noborder cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=&quot;100%&quot; border=0&gt; &lt;TBODY&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD bgColor=#fffffa width=&quot;100%&quot;&gt; &lt;TABLE class=ae_noborder cellSpacing=10 cellPadding=0 width=&quot;100%&quot; border=0&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=top width=100&gt;&lt;NOBR&gt;Arizona&lt;/NOBR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;602-942-3000&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top&gt;&lt;A href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT color=#3e473e&gt;;/FONT&gt;&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/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, application deadline early June. OTC lion permits are available year-round. OTC archery deer permits also available for fall hunts. New license structure/fees in place starting 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=top width=100&gt;&lt;NOBR&gt;Colorado&lt;/NOBR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;303-297-1192&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top&gt; &lt;A href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT color=#3e473e&gt;;/FONT&gt;&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/A&gt; &lt;SPAN lang=EN&gt;2014 big game brochures available. There are 2 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;/SPAN&gt; &lt;SPAN lang=EN&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). &lt;/SPAN&gt; &lt;SPAN lang=EN&gt;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;/SPAN&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;&lt;NOBR&gt;Idaho&lt;/NOBR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;208-334-3700&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top&gt;&lt;A href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT color=#3e473e&gt;;/FONT&gt;&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/A&gt;.2014 nonresident licenses available, including OTC deer and elk tags. Application period for controlled hunts for moose, mountain goat and bighorn sheep is 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. 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;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;&lt;NOBR&gt;Kansas&lt;/NOBR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;620-672-5911&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top&gt;&lt;A href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT color=#3e473e&gt;;/FONT&gt;&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/A&gt; 2014 nonresident deer permit draw application period 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=top width=100&gt;&lt;NOBR&gt;Maine&lt;/NOBR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;207-287-8000&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top&gt;&lt;A href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT color=#3e473e&gt;;/FONT&gt;&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/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 is 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=top width=100&gt;&lt;NOBR&gt;Montana&lt;/NOBR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;406-444-2950&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top&gt; &lt;A href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT color=#3e473e&gt;;/FONT&gt;&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/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 are available and due May 1. Moose, sheep and goat tags cost $755 each, bison tag is $750. Pronghorn and Deer B tag deadline June 1. Deadline to purchase spring bear permits is April 14. Bear permits available through the Miscellaneous Licenses application (now online). Super Tag Raffle permit deadline July 5.&lt;BR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;&lt;NOBR&gt;Nevada&lt;/NOBR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;775-688-1500&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top&gt;&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT color=#3e473e&gt;;/FONT&gt;&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/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) is mid-March to Mid-April. 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=top width=100&gt;&lt;NOBR&gt;New Hampshire&lt;/NOBR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;603-271-2461&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top&gt;&lt;A href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT color=#3e473e&gt;;/FONT&gt;&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;SPAN lang=EN&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 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=top width=100&gt;&lt;NOBR&gt;New Mexico&lt;/NOBR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;505-476-8000&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top&gt; &lt;A href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT color=#3e473e&gt;;/FONT&gt;&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/A&gt; &lt;SPAN lang=EN&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 $65 hunting license 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. &lt;/SPAN&gt; &lt;SPAN lang=EN&gt;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;BR&gt;&lt;/SPAN&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;&lt;NOBR&gt;Oregon&lt;/NOBR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;503-947-6100&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top&gt; &lt;A href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT color=#3e473e&gt;;/FONT&gt;&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/A&gt; &lt;SPAN lang=EN&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. &lt;/SPAN&gt; &lt;SPAN lang=EN&gt;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. &lt;/SPAN&gt; &lt;SPAN lang=EN&gt;Spring bear (drawing only) deadline was February 3. Fall bear available OTC through the license division (not from vendors).&lt;BR&gt;&lt;/SPAN&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;&lt;NOBR&gt;Utah&lt;/NOBR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;801-538-4700&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top&gt; &lt;A href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT color=#3e473e&gt;;/FONT&gt;&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/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=top width=100&gt;&lt;NOBR&gt;Washington&lt;/NOBR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;360-902-2464&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top&gt;&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT color=#3e473e&gt;;/FONT&gt;&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/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 quality elk, quality deer, 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=top width=100&gt;&lt;NOBR&gt;Wyoming&lt;/NOBR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top width=100&gt;307-777-4600&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top&gt; &lt;A href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;STRONG&gt;&lt;FONT color=#3e473e&gt;;/FONT&gt;&lt;/STRONG&gt;&lt;/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 3 of the above species. Winners must submit permit fees after being notified they won. Tickets available until May 1. Application period to purchase preference points only is July 1-September 30, 2014.&lt;BR&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt;&lt;/TBODY&gt;&lt;/TABLE&gt; &lt;DIV align=center&gt;* Over-the-counter&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt;&lt;/TBODY&gt;&lt;/TABLE&gt;&lt;/TD&gt; &lt;TD bgColor=#c0c0c0 width=1&gt;&lt;IMG border=0 alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=1 height=1&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD bgColor=#c0c0c0 height=1 colSpan=3&gt;&lt;IMG border=0 alt=&quot;&quot; src=&quot;; width=1 height=1&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;!-- verity body end --&gt;</description> <category>The Apr 2014 Issue</category> <pubDate>Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT</pubDate> <guid></guid> </item> <item> <title>Getting Your Sheep and Getting It Home &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Michael Bodenchuk, North American Editor&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;EM&gt;Editor&apos;s Note: In the &lt;/EM&gt;&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;&lt;EM&gt;cover story&lt;/EM&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;EM&gt; of our August, 2013 issue, North American Editor Mike Bodenchuk gave you the &quot;big picture&quot; on Mexican sheep hunting. Now we&apos;ve asked him to answer a very specific question: How can you ensure that your Mexican sheep hunt goes smoothly?&lt;/EM&gt; &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;The proliferation of sheep hunts in Mexico, including high-fence hunts on UMAs as well as the hunts on Seri Tribal lands, makes the regulations very hard to understand. In some cases, for example, if one hunter does not kill a sheep, the permit originally offered to that hunter may be re-offered to another hunter. Licenses, permits and export permits may all be separate...... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Thumbs-up on Arizona Late-season Elk Hunt with Rincon Outfitters &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Mike Bodenchuk, North American Editor&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Brian Peterson has filed a report (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9519&lt;/A&gt;) on a late-season rifle elk hunt in &lt;STRONG&gt;Arizona&lt;/STRONG&gt; from 2013 with outfitter Rom Dryden of Rincon Outfitters (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;;/A&gt;; 520-349-6497). Rincon Outfitters is well represented in the hunt report database with 10 other reports (three negative) and one article. Only one other report is on an elk hunt. Peterson rated all of the services as excellent. &quot;I had hunted with Rincon previously, taking a trophy javelina, 100-inch-plus Coues deer, mule deer and elk. They know the country very well and have decades of experience getting big elk...... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Positive Feedback on Mountain Lion Hunt with Biggerstaff Guides &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Tim Jones, Managing Editor&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Subscriber Craig Willis has provided feedback on mountain lion hunting in &lt;STRONG&gt;Colorado&lt;/STRONG&gt; with Biggerstaff Guides and Outfitters (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;;/A&gt;; 970-210-1032). You&apos;ll recall in our February issue, in article &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;1248&lt;/A&gt;, we followed up on the indictment of Utah lion guide Chris Loncarich and offered more positive news on other guides producing cats in that same neighborhood along the Utah/Colorado border. In that story we asked for feedback on Biggerstaff. Willis responded almost immediately with a report on a January 2011 hunt booked through Cabela&apos;s Outdoor Adventures (800-346-8747; &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;;/A&gt;)....... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT New World-record Beceite Ibex Taken in Spain &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant&lt;/DIV&gt; &lt;DIV align=center&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt; &lt;DIV align=center&gt;&lt;IMG src=&quot;; width=400&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt; &lt;DIV align=left&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;John Hoestenbach has sent in an exciting report (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9586&lt;/A&gt;) on what may be the new SCI World-Record Beceite ibex, a 14-year-old trophy taken during an early December hunt in Spain with guide Bruno Rosich of Trophy Hunting Spain (from US 011-34-938-973-603; &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;;/A&gt;; &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;;/A&gt;). Rosich, incidentally, has been the subject of numerous previous reports dating back to 2001. We followed up with a phone call to Hoestenbach who was, understandably, very enthusiastic about this hunt. &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Rosich has asked that Hoestenbach withhold the exact location of the hunt. All he could say was that this was an area in Catalonia, northwest of Barcelona, that had not previously been visited by international hunters...... &lt;/DIV&gt; The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Rave Review on BC Outfitter Despite No Mountain Goat &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Tim Jones, Managing Editor&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;In Report &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;9602&lt;/A&gt; subscriber Rick Klimes gives a huge thumbs-up to his outfitter Bolen Lewis (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;;/A&gt;; 801-358-5441) and personal guide Mike (Spike) Lewis for a February mountain goat hunt in &lt;STRONG&gt;British Columbia&lt;/STRONG&gt;, despite failing to take a goat. He blames his lack of success on heavy snow just prior to his arrival. &quot;Snow caused the goats to relocate to the tops of the mountains where the wind had swept away the snow. The snow was extremely deep. We walked way back into canyons, sometimes using snowshoes, in an all-out effort by Mike to get a goat. We could not have hunted any harder - a truly pure hunt in some of the most beautiful mountains I have ever seen....... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Great Report on Relaxing, Fun Hunt in New Zealand with Four Seasons Safaris &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Tim Jones, Managing Editor&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Since 2004, we&apos;ve received 22 reports, all entirely positive, on hunts with Four Seasons Safaris (&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;;/A&gt;;; 011 64 3 318 6936). All but one of those reports feature red deer, a number are on mixed-bag hunts which included fallow and sika deer, chamois, tahr, and several types of sheep. Subscribers Greg and Deb Stuchlik have just filed a glowing report on their March hunt with Four Seasons for red deer, Merriam&apos;s wild turkey, and as a bonus, numerous wallabies. &lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;In a followup phone call, Deb Stuchlik told us there were so many stags on the Stravon Estates property that she and her husband had no trouble getting exactly what they wanted. &quot;We spent a day looking over stags, learning how to judge the trophies and then went hunting for exactly what we wanted...... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT The Selous Revisited &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Dr. Rolf D. Baldus&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;&lt;EM&gt;(Editor&apos;s Note: If our previous reports about the elephant situation in the Selous depressed you, here is a more hopeful perspective. Occasional correspondent for The Hunting Report Dr. Rolf D. Baldus originally reported on the devastating population survey results in our January 2014 issue (see &lt;/EM&gt;&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;&lt;EM&gt;article&lt;/EM&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;EM&gt; here; also article &lt;/EM&gt;&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;&lt;EM&gt;3099&lt;/EM&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;EM&gt; for background). As the former coordinator of the &quot;Selous Conservation Programme&quot; from 1987 to 1993 and a government advisor on wildlife and community-based conservation in Tanzania between 1998 and 2006, he knows a bit about the Selous and is uniquely qualified to make the following assessments. For more information on the Selous, visit Baldus&apos; website at &lt;/EM&gt;&lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;&lt;EM&gt;;/EM&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;EM&gt;. &lt;BR&gt;&lt;/EM&gt;&lt;BR&gt;In February 2014 I paid a short, private visit to the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania...... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Where to find Moose, Where to Get Permits &lt;DIV align=center&gt;By Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;BR&gt;Back in our September 2013 issue we reported on the status of moose across the Lower 48 (read that article &lt;A href=&quot;; target=_blank&gt;here&lt;/A&gt;), where states including Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and New Hampshire have seen declining moose populations and correspondingly fewer hunting opportunities over the last few years. A few key states have tallied their harvest numbers from 2013 and some have already set quotas for the 2014 season. Unfortunately it looks as though 2014 is going to mean even fewer permits in most areas of the country. That said, there are still plenty of opportunities to take a trophy moose, and we have a few great reports from &lt;EM&gt;Hunting Report&lt;/EM&gt; subscribers who were fortunate enough to acquire moose permits this past season. First, an update on moose conditions across the US..... The Apr 2014 Issue Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT