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Zimbabwe- New Policy on Hunting
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Contributors to this thread:
Buffalo1 11-Aug-15
Bigpizzaman 11-Aug-15
WV Mountaineer 11-Aug-15
sureshot 11-Aug-15
drycreek 11-Aug-15
t-roy 11-Aug-15
IdyllwildArcher 11-Aug-15
writer 11-Aug-15
sitO 11-Aug-15
Barty1970 12-Aug-15
indiana35 12-Aug-15
Barty1970 12-Aug-15
Buffalo1 12-Aug-15
Pat C. 12-Aug-15
cityhunter 14-Aug-15
From: Buffalo1
11-Aug-15

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Just got this update in a SCI news update.

What will the airlines do with their policy now since they knee jerked?

Hunting is a $100M per year revenue for Zimbabwe. They knew the photo hunters could not generate this type of revenue.

15,000 hunters go to Africa each year- can the airlines stand to lose this many seat and crate revenue per year?

From: Bigpizzaman
11-Aug-15
No more hunting of iconic Lions???

11-Aug-15
HMMM, kinda makes me wander about a few things and people.

FWIW, I never saw where they banned it at all. Just that a hunter needed permission to bow hunt those animals. God Bless

From: sureshot
11-Aug-15
Might need to use more visible tagging on those iconic animals to make them more readily identifiable.

From: drycreek
11-Aug-15
Yeah, Sureshot, paint 'em pink or something.

From: t-roy
11-Aug-15
Buffalo1,

Is that stat of 15,000 hunters correct? I would think the numbers would be much higher.

11-Aug-15
"No more hunting of iconic Lions???"

WTF are they gonna do? Make a "no-shoot" list? Lol!

That line was to save face only and cannot result in any tangible restriction.

From: writer
11-Aug-15
Nice of SCI to finally show up....

From: sitO
11-Aug-15
True Mike, they've been awfully quite and this was announced yesterday at noon...maybe they were "out mending fences"?

From: Barty1970
12-Aug-15
Or mebbe someone somewhere in Mugabe's office has been paid off?

From: indiana35
12-Aug-15
Barty1970... corruption in Zimbabwe... stop.... no.... tell me it isn't so...

From: Barty1970
12-Aug-15
'Fraid so Indiana35...Old Man Bob has obviously strayed from the path of Communist-inspired righteousness

From: Buffalo1
12-Aug-15
t-roy,

I have read so much on this African lion thing that my brain hurts. I read in something that 15,000 hunters travel to Africa per year to hunt.

I have trying to equate that to dollars for equipment for a hunt, gun, bow, bullets, arrow, clothing, luggage, cases, etc. Then airfare, lodging, food, hunt cost, taxidermy cost, crate shipment cost, export & import of crate cost, etc. That ads up to a lot of money. I would think that more pressure could be exerted by related hunting providers & African outfitters to stop all of this anti hunting nonsense about African hunting.

From: Pat C.
12-Aug-15
OU OU OU iv know we give them all name tags to wear around there necks. That way we'll know who to shoot and who not to shoot. Because lions lives matter!!

From: cityhunter
14-Aug-15
100million ? between 15,000 hunters makes no sense

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