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Zimbabwe in Sept.

Has anyone heard of Wayne Dietrichsen of Tuli Hunters in Zimbabwe. I have a hunt booked with him in Sept and now I'm hearing some things that are making me very nervous.

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What kind of things?

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KalahariHunter wrote:
What kind of things?

Licencing issues small concesions.

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Look mate, a lot of guys I know from South Africa is avoiding Zimbabwe at the moment. There are various reasons, none of which I can really say on these forums. The only advice I can give you is to research your outfitter and the country where you are going to. What do you plan on hunting?

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KalahariHunter wrote:
Look mate, a lot of guys I know from South Africa is avoiding Zimbabwe at the moment. There are various reasons, none of which I can really say on these forums. The only advice I can give you is to research your outfitter and the country where you are going to. What do you plan on hunting?

Why can't you say them on this forum? Don't know of any ban on stating facts and providing information.

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KalahariHunter wrote:
Look mate, a lot of guys I know from South Africa is avoiding Zimbabwe at the moment. There are various reasons, none of which I can really say on these forums. The only advice I can give you is to research your outfitter and the country where you are going to. What do you plan on hunting?

Thats why I'm asking the question.I'm not worried about the country as much as the people I have to deal with to get there. Cape Buffalo and Leopard with some PG is what I'm after.

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Zimbabwe in Sept.

i know nothing about this outfitter. many hunters have had great hunts in Zimbabwe, but all warn of shady outfitters, many coming out of south africa and with no right to hunt the concession, then risking confiscation of the trophies or being unable to get them out of the country and back into the US. it spounds like a great hunt. you might try http://www.accuratereloading.com, there are many hunters there who have been in Zimbabwe and somee booking agents who would hopefully give you an unbiased view.

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KalahariHunter wrote:
Look mate, a lot of guys I know from South Africa is avoiding Zimbabwe at the moment. There are various reasons, none of which I can really say on these forums. The only advice I can give you is to research your outfitter and the country where you are going to. What do you plan on hunting?

Why can't you say them on this forum? Don't know of any ban on stating facts and providing information.

Well, i'll quote this from http://www.tjsafari.com/blog.cfm

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Sunday, April 8, 2007
Zimbabwe slides even further....

We received an alert from The Hunting Report which says that the US State Department is likely to issue an official travel warning for US citizens traveling to Zimbabwe. The warning will likely come this week.

Although it seems that in the past the Zimbabwe government has given special treatment to the safari industry due to the importance of the revenue it produces, it looks like they are beginning to place a lot of pressure on hunting safari operators. They are using officials of the Reserve Bank Of Zimbabwe and secret police to raid hunting safari company offices to seize their books, arresting some of the operators claiming that the companies have charged or paid excessive commissions. This mess could result in serious problems for anyone with a hunting safari booked in Zimbabwe.

There is a chance that the government could deny licenses to hunters arriving in Zimbabwe this hunting season which is just about to get under way. This problem could result in extensive delays in trophy shipments which must be cleared by the government. We have heard stories over the years of hunter's trophies being held hostage by the government in order to exert pressure on safari companies to pay up.

If I had a hunting safari booked in Zimbabwe for this season I would be talking to the agent and outfitter. I would be asking detailed questions of them and exactly how they plan to get through this crisis.

We have also been hearing stories of American hunters who attempt to exchange US dollars on the black market in Zimbabwe. This can be very dangerous if you are caught. If you bring cash to Zimbabwe, exchange it at an official foreign exchange office. The extra money you might get from the black market is not worth even one night in an African jail.

It is my sincere hope that there is drastic change in Zimbabwe soon, so that hunters may benefit from a more stable environment there. Zimbabwe would do well to emulate the safari industry in Namiba which is extremely well run and very safe for foreign hunters.

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Zimbabwe in Sept.

I just returned from Zimbabwe. It is my understanding that your PH is in jail. I was booked with the same PH and cancelled my hunt and went with another PH. There are many stories about Wayne and I would be very wary and get some cold facts.

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leopard wrote:
I just returned from Zimbabwe. It is my understanding that your PH is in jail. I was booked with the same PH and cancelled my hunt and went with another PH. There are many stories about Wayne and I would be very wary and get some cold facts.

My hunt with him has been canceled and I'm going with another PH with ZimAfrica I think I talked to you on the phone about 2 weeks ago as a reference from Jeff Martinell. I am leaving in 10 days.Do you know why he's in jail?

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Do not know of your PH...
but, Zim is in a state of disarray...
be safe!

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