After hunting buzz, reality sinks in

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Nearly 6,000 people thronged the Maun main kgotla last Friday for a raffle to win licences for eight elephants. As the near impossibility of even securing one dawned and the strict rules around the licences were spelt out, many left feeling disillusioned. Mmegi Correspondent, BONIFACE KEAKABETSE was amongst the crowd

The announcement by government that hunting would be reintroduced, prioritising Batswana for this season, drew much excitement.

Five years after the hunting moratorium caught many unawares, the doors for direct sustainable use were being opened. Elephants in particular, whose numbers have ballooned under the moratorium, increasing human/wildlife conflict, are top of the value chain in terms of commercial use and many welcomed the declaration of a hunting season.

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