2017 Newsletter

2 Mar No Comments alex@myds.co.za NEWS

We are now back from our annual marketing trip to the United States. Another very successful one. Seeing and spending time with old client/friends. Meeting new clients coming to spend time with JANNIE OTTO SAFARIS in Africa, living out their African dream. We welcome you all and hope that you

10 DAY BUFFALO HUNT, SELOUS, TANZANIA 2017, PER HUNTER.

22 Oct No Comments alex@myds.co.za NEWS

This to include day fees, ALL government and community licenses and levies. Import cost for one (1) rifle. Packing, dipping and crating cost of trophies hunted. 18% VAT. TOTAL COST; US$19,500. PER HUNTER. Non-hunter US$4,600 for the 10 days. 1. GAME AVAILABLE ON A 10 DAY LICENSE; TROPHY FEES, TO

Future SCI Convention Dates!

17 Jul No Comments alex@myds.co.za NEWS

Dear SCI Friends, Thank you, once again, for exhibiting at the SCI Annual Convention in 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center. It is our 45th Anniversary – the Sapphire Celebration! In recognition of this milestone, we have a special logo for this year’s convention. Attached is the

New Elephant Importation Rule to Begin in July 2016

30 Jun No Comments alex@myds.co.za NEWS

On June 2, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a final rule imposing a ban on essentially all commercial trade of ivory. Although the newly revised law does not prohibit the importation of legally hunted elephant trophies into the U.S., it does impose some new requirements and

USFWS REVISED ELEPHANT REGULATIONS

15 Jun No Comments alex@myds.co.za NEWS

The HUNTING REPORT reported earlier this week that hunters with elephant trophy imports scheduled for delivery to the United States must ensure their imports arrive before July 6 to prevent seizure by US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS). PHASA spoke to the South African Department of Environmental Affairs’ CITES officer,

EXPORT FOR CITES LISTED TROPHIES

24 May No Comments alex@myds.co.za NEWS

TAHOA would like to confirm that Tanzania has resumed the exporting all trophies with immediate effect. TAHOA would like to apologize for any alarm caused by the SCI crosshairs newsletter sent out by SCI on the 17th of May 2016. SCI did indeed inquire about the exports and TAHOA advised

LION MAY GO ON APPENDIX 1

25 Apr No Comments alex@myds.co.za NEWS

Issued by SCI – Apr 15, 2016 What does this mean for hunters and for lion conservation? Safari Club International has learned that the African lion likely will be considered for listing on CITES Appendix I at the next major CITES meeting this September in Johannesburg. More than 180 countries

SOUTH AFRICAN HUNTERS APPLAUD PRINCE WILLIAM’S STANCE ON TROPHY HUNTING

29 Mar No Comments alex@myds.co.za NEWS

The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) added its voice to the growing support for Prince William’s endorsement of trophy hunting in Africa. “It is common knowledge that where legal, sustainable and responsible trophy hunting takes place, the headcount of game flourishes. South Africa is a classic example of

LEOPARD: TURNING THE ZERO QUOTA AROUND…

7 Mar No Comments alex@myds.co.za NEWS

PHASA president, Stan Burger, reported that the presentation at the scientific authority in Cape Town on the 26th February was positively received by the 25 scientists and DEA officials. It was clear by the numbers and high profile of those present that they were serious about private sector contributing towards

MOVE TO BAN TROPHY HUNTING IN THE EU

7 Mar No Comments alex@myds.co.za NEWS

An article by European correspondent, Dr Rolf Baldus, that appeared in a resent Hunting Gazette, reported a move by anti-hunters to implement an outright ban on all trophy imports into the EU. A written declaration, under Rule 136 of the EU Parliament’s Rules of Procedure, alleges as follows: “Trophy hunting