Blanks fired as hunting season opens

Nearly 190 licences are available for elephants, but thus far only the citizen quota has been allocated. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Nearly 190 licences are available for elephants, but thus far only the citizen quota has been allocated. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

The excitement around the resumption of hunting in the country is being dampened somewhat. The US Congress is passing a law to block imports of elephant trophies and Botswana’s export quota under CITES may have elapsed. But that’s just the beginning of the troubles. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI writes

As matters stand, few expect commercial activities involving elephants to begin in the recently opened hunting season.

At best, the open licences, which allow local trophy hunting players to bid on behalf of their foreign clients, will be auctioned off next year.

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